What's In Cosmetics? Quiz
Cosmetics can improve your skin as well as your looks, but what do they contain? (Not for the faint-hearted... and watch out for Praggy traps!) 10 Questions.
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The invention of “Cold Cream” is credited to Galen, a physician in second century Greece. What is the base ingredient apart from water?
In 2012, what heavy metal did the US “Food and Drug Administration” find in lipsticks? (within safe limits when used as intended)
To promote new, healthy growth for a youthful look, “Glucosamine” is used in many cosmetics, particularly skin and face creams. From what is it extracted?
Chicken bone marrow
Lining of large intestine
Researchers have found bacteria, as well as fungi, commonly transferred by a wand to and from the eyes into what cosmetic? (UNDER 3 months old - and often kept in a handbag)
As a face mask dries it absorbs excess oil and dirt from the surface of the skin. What is the base ingredient that provides this effect?
Plaster of Paris
Scientists have found that a certain type of ‘surfactant’ supposedly helps to regenerate damaged skin. From what by-product is it extracted?
Used motor oil from garages
Waste cooking oil from fast food restaurants and cafés
Sludge from grease traps
Congealed camel sweat
What is crushed to a powder to provide red dye used to give a red hue to cosmetics, such as lipstick, blusher etc?
Washed and dried blackberries
Waste red blood cells
Boiled and dried Cochineal Beetles
Dried rose petals
“Pearlescence” is used in any type of cosmetic that gives a glow or shimmer effect such as a lotion, nail polish, or lipstick. From what is Pearlesence extracted?
Mother of Pearl
“Hyaluronic Acid” and “Protein Hydrolysate”, help to promote tissue growth, which is very effective in removing wrinkles. From what are they extracted?
Many hair lotions give any type of hair a brilliant sheen due to the unmatched properties of which ingredient?
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