"Cosmetics" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
Substances intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance without affecting the body's structure or functions. Included in this definition are skin creams, lotions, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail polishes, eye and facial makeup preparations, permanent waves, hair colors, toothpastes, and deodorants, as well as any material intended for use as a component of a cosmetic product. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition Office of Cosmetics Fact Sheet (web page) Feb 1995)
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Cosmetics".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Cosmetics".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Cosmetics" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Cosmetics" was a major or minor topic of these publication.