cosmetic


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Synonyms for cosmetic

superficial

Synonyms for cosmetic

serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose

serving an aesthetic purpose in beautifying the body

References in classic literature ?
The juice of the 'papa' root found in great abundance at the head of the valley, is held in great esteem as a cosmetic, with which many of the females daily anoint their whole person.
Nothing, therefore, can be imagined more singular than the appearance of these nearly naked damsels immediately after the application of the cosmetic.
With increasing availability of halal cosmetics, Islamic population in Saudi Arabia is gradually shifting to cosmetic products free from materials prohibited under the Islamic Law.
Jessica Assaf, a 16-year-old from San Rafael, California, is suspicious of cosmetic chemicals that have complicated names.
Going to Thomas Register online, she looked up the names of cosmetic chemists and called a few.
The $35 billion cosmetics industry has successfully found loopholes in the alphabet soup of government agencies--the FDA, EPA, OSHA--and its own self-monitored Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR), allowing for an abundance of toxic products like nail polish, acrylics and disinfectants to still be used today.
org will provide you with copious information about cosmetic dangers and lax regulation.
America's Cosmetic Doctors & Dentists: Second Edition
It is a brand-conscious, fast-moving market, where a favorable review by a leading magazine and "kuchikomi" (word of mouth) by mobile young women can catapult a fresh brand into billions of yen in sales in a few years--at least that's the vision of the cosmetic world's latest challenger, NSbrands.
Following the advice of an Ecuadoran friend who beat the signs of aging with cosmetic surgery, Fernandez traveled to Quito from Miami for a long vacation and a short cosmetic procedure.
Let's use cosmetic plastic surgery to illustrate the analysis.
The authors of Beauty Secrets read cosmetic labels both online and in drug stores.
In addition, she argues, the cosmetic business has been an avenue for female entrepreneurship, especially in the case of African American and ethnic women.
So Byner joined the growing ranks of men who are shaving off years of worry and wrinkles with cosmetic surgery.