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Consumption and exposure to finished cosmetic products: A systematic review

Ficheux, Anne-Sophie, Gomez-Berrada, Marie-Pierre, Roudot, Alain-Claude, Ferret, Pierre-Jacques
Food and chemical toxicology 2019 v.124 pp. 280-299
cosmetics, databases, guidelines, human health, meta-analysis, people, provenance, risk assessment, systematic review, toxicology
According to the European Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009, cosmetic products should be safe for human health when used under normal or foreseeable conditions of use. To perform a safety evaluation, consumption data of finished cosmetic product are necessary to assess the corresponding consumer's exposure.The aim of this review was to highlight consumption (percentage of users, frequency of use, amount used, number of products daily used, types of products co-used …) and exposure data to cosmetic products available in the literature. A systematic approach was used following the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses) guidelines. Literature search was performed in February 2018 using Pubmed and Scopus databases. The following information was collected for the 82 publications included in this review: type of study, characteristics of the population (number, age, sex, region of origin), period of data collection, types of products studied, method(s) of data collection, consumption and/or exposure parameters obtained. Because of the high number of quantitative results obtained in the different studies, these data are not presented here. Readers interested in one or more studies are invited to consult the results available in the original publication(s). This work could be very useful for safety assessors or other persons working in the risk assessment field.