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Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

versão On-line ISSN 2175-9790

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FONSECA-SANTOS, Bruno; CORREA, Marcos Antonio  e  CHORILLI, Marlus. Sustainability, natural and organic cosmetics: consumer, products, efficacy, toxicological and regulatory considerations. Braz. J. Pharm. Sci. [online]. 2015, vol.51, n.1, pp.17-26. ISSN 2175-9790.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S1984-82502015000100002.

The interest in sustainable products has increased along the years, since the choice of products, packaging and production processes have a great impact on the environment. These products are classified by regulatory agencies in different categories, aggregating advantages to the product and increasing the demand by consumers. However, there is no harmonization in guidelines of these certifying agencies and each cosmetic industry formulates their product and packaging in a more rational way, which causes less damage to the environment. Many cosmetic products have in their formulation natural products that perform a specific biological function, but these products should be evaluated on efficacy and toxicological aspects. The aim of this article is to approach sustainability, natural and organic cosmetics, considering the consumer and the efficacy, toxicological and regulatory aspects.

Palavras-chave : Organic cosmetics; Natural cosmetics; Natural products; Sustainability; Cosmetics; Cosmetics.

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