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12:43 Nov 4, 2008
French to English translations [PRO] Science - Cosmetics, Beauty
French term or phrase:cosmesafetics
From a marketing document. Some parts are already in English (I'll be generous, I'll call it English) including this:
"Labels are influenced by new codes, practices and terminologies such as cosmesafetics (cosmetics X medicals)."
I suppose the "cosmetics X medicals" is a definition of "cosmesafetics" meaning cosmetics which use medical science. Has anyone ever seen the word "cosmesafetics" in common usage in this context?
Is there any chance that the person who wrote the English (I'll likewise be generous) parts might have been a speaker of a third language? Apparently, "cosmeceuticals" are "космецевтика" in Russian, which would roughly be pronounced as "kosmetseftika", and I think there are other languages where "eu" can end up as "ev" or "ef", such as Greek.
Going by what you think it might mean, I know of "cosmeceuticals" (cosmetics supposedly with medicinal properties), and apparently there's also "cosmeceutics"; I wonder if it could be a bungled attempt at that? Seems unlikely though, I know...
Never come across it! Certainly looks like a very new concoction: in cosmeSAFEtics, does the "safe" bit mean medically acceptable?
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Reference information: Definition of Cosmeceutical
Cosmeceutical: A cosmetic product claimed to have medicinal or drug-like benefits. Cosmeceutical products are marketed as cosmetics, but reputedly contain biologically active ingredients. Examples include anti-wrinkle skin creams with ingredients such as alpha lipoic acid and dimethylaminoethanol and creams containing "cellular replenishment serum" that supposedly have "antiaging properties."
The term "cosmeceutical" was created in 1990s from cosm(etic) + (pharma)ceutic. The cosmetic industry uses the term but the US Food and Drug Administration does not recognize the term. While drugs are subject to a review and approval process by FDA, cosmetics are not. If a product has drug properties, it must be approved as a drug. But cosmeceutics skirt this review and approval process.
A New Classification For A New Area of Cosmetology
A.KLIGMAN has invented the word cosmeceutical. This American neologism has been translated in French by the word "cosmeceutique".It should be used only as an adjective, but this word is often used incorrectly as a substantive and gather a new class of cosmetics products. Those cosmeceuticals products as their pharmaceuticals cousins are claiming for a real and demonstrated activity at least in the field of skin ageing mark's improvement.
The Greek etymology should make us prefer an other terminology which make the distinction between two classes of cosmetic products; the "isocosmetic" products which are maintaining the appearance and the ameinocosmetic products which allow to improve it.