Prospective study of cosmetic reactions: 1977-1980

North American Contact Dermatitis Group Writers:, North American Contact Dermatitis Group:, Food and Drug Administration, North American Contact Dermatitis Group Writers:, North American Contact Dermatitis Group:, Food and Drug Administration, North American Contact Dermatitis Group Writers:, North American Contact Dermatitis Group:, Food and Drug Administration

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Abstract

This prospective study (1977-1980) of cosmetic adverse reactions by eleven dermatologists identified 487 cases of cosmetic-induced dermatitis. Approximately half of the cases were covert in nature. Eighty percent were due to allergic contact dermatitis; the face, eye, and upper arm were the most involved sites. Skin care products, hair preparations (including colors), and facial makeup products were the most commonly involved product categories. Fragrances, preservatives, lanolin and lanolin derivatives, p-phenylenediamine, and propylene glycol were the most commonly identified causative agents. The data may not be representative of the country at large because of the special interests of the dermatologists involved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)909-917
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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North American Contact Dermatitis Group Writers:, North American Contact Dermatitis Group:, Food and Drug Administration, North American Contact Dermatitis Group Writers:, North American Contact Dermatitis Group:, Food and Drug Administration, North American Contact Dermatitis Group Writers:, North American Contact Dermatitis Group:, & Food and Drug Administration (1982). Prospective study of cosmetic reactions: 1977-1980. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 6(5), 909-917. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0190-9622(82)70080-5