substances used to enhance the appearance or odor of the human body
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- For the most part, cosmetics — a category which includes soaps, shampoos, lotions, make-up, perfumes, deodorants, and antiperspirants — are safe in the sense that they don't put users in any serious danger.
- William Bennett; Stephen E. Goldfinger; G. Timothy Johnson (1987). Your Good Health: How to Stay Well, and what to Do when You're Not. Harvard University Press. pp. 202. ISBN 978-0-674-96631-4.
- "Or he might say: 'Whereas some recluses and brahmins, while living on the food offered by the faithful, enjoy the use of such devices for embellishing and beautifying themselves as the following: rubbing scented powders into the body, massaging with oils, bathing in perfumed water, kneading the limbs, mirrors, ointments, garlands, scents, unguents, face-powders, make-up, bracelets, head-bands, decorated walking sticks, ornamented medicine-tubes, rapiers, sunshades, embroidered sandals, turbans, diadems, yaktail whisks, and long-fringed white robes — the recluse Gotama abstains from the use of such devices for embellishment and beautification.'
- Just a few years earlier, Dawn had won an Oscar for Terminator 2: Judgment Day, where he'd worked on the frozen T-1000 (Robert Patrick), which involved spraying the star with a can of Christmas tree flocking.
"This is back in the days when you kind of look at the can and there's no major skull and crossbones on it. So you think, 'This is OK to spray on someone's face.' Nowadays it's a whole different ballgame when it comes to safety and safety data sheets and all that. But back then, you'd smell it and go, 'It's extremely flammable, and there's some smoke skull and crossbones down here, but I think we'll be OK.'"
- Jeff Dawn in "'Batman & Robin' at 20: Joel Schumacher and More Reveal What Really Happened" by Aaron Couch, Hollywood Reporter, (June 20, 2017).