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Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, A
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Materials - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Non-Fiction, Reference

Authors, Ruth Winter, M.S.

ISBN 1-4000-5233-5

This author identifies cosmetic ingredients (direct and indirect) that are found in most cosmetics and cosmeceuticals, both the harmful and desirable incredie...

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Cosmetic Products and Ingredients
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: Cosmetic Products and Ingregients offers a link to warnings, contents and special features for teens using cosmetics. Some resources are in Spanish.
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Household Products Database
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Database - Web site
Summary: Searchable database of products, ingredients, and material safety data sheets for auto products, inside the home, pesticides, landscape/yard, personal care/use, home maintenance, arts & crafts and pet care.
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Lipstick
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Experiment
Summary: Lipstick contains oil-wax bases and coloring agents, dyes and pigments. This activity shows how to make lip gloss from crayons.
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Make Your Own Cosmetics
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: While this is a commercial site, it also provides instructions on the ingredients found in most cosmetics, what provides glitter colors, where do the inorganic colors (pigments) come from, what are emollients, and more.
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Makeup Science
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials
Summary: Historical perspective of makeup is combine with current techniques and testing processes to provide a basic understanding of makeup chemistry.
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Universal Urge for Adornment
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary:
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What Should You Know About Chemicals in Your Cosmetics
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials
Summary: You slather, spray, and paint them on and rub them in. Cosmetics are so much a part of your daily regimen that you probably never think twice about them. If they're on store shelves, it seems reasonable to figure that they're safe to use, despite those unprono...
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What's That Stuff
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: What is really in items that we use every day. A collection of articles from Chemical Engineering News magazines provides insight on a variety of products including kitty litter, Jell-o, erasers, sunscreens, fireworks, and much more.
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