Cosmetics were used to enhance the beauty of the female countenance, ĎA woman is like food without salt', and a Roman philosopher Platus once said. The use of cosmetics has been around for centuries, and the absence of regulation of the manufacture and use of cosmetics has led to negative side effects, deformities, blindness, and even death through the ages. A cosmetic prescribes a luxurious line of problem-solution for the treatment of challenged skin. Cosmetics have been used for as long as there have been people to use them The word "cosmetae" was first used to describe Roman slaves whose function was to bathe men and women in perfume. Cosmetics include skin-care creams, lotions, powders, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail and toe nail polish, eye and facial makeup, permanent waves, contact lenses, hair colors, hair sprays and gels, deodorants, baby products, bath oils. Beauty products are now widely available from dedicated internet-only retailers, who have more recently been joined online by established outlets, including the major department stores and mortar beauty retailers.