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USEFUL LINKS AND CONTACTS

LEGISLATION
The Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008 in all its glory:

SYMBOLS USED ON COSMETIC LABELS
Here are the organisations behind some of the symbols found on labels:

ALL ABOUT INGREDIENTS
If you would like to know more about the ingredients used in cosmetics, there are various dictionaries and other books that discuss and list ingredients, including:

"A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients", Ruth Winter

"Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me", Paula Begoun and Bryan Barron

USING COSMETIC PRODUCTS SAFELY
While legislation is designed to ensure standards in manufacture, ingredients and the final product, there is also an onus on us in the way we use and treat our cosmetics to keep them safe and free of contamination.