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Knowledge At MET

Knowledge At MET

Ethics regarding cosmeceuticals

Ethics is study of human behaviour that what is wrong or right. Unethical practices in cosmetic industry include testing on animals, providing substandard goods across different countries, misleading advertisements, providing goods in wrong quantity and harmful ingredients in the products.

Reasons behind unethical practices in cosmetic industry are mostly high profits and great market share.

There has been promotional use of before and after photographs that use different lighting, poses or photographic techniques to misrepresent results seen. There are exaggerated claims intended to create false or unjustified expectations of favourable surgical results.

The consequences of unethical practices are business losses, loss of trust and damage to the image.

The professionals of cosmetic industry should maintain high professional standards consistent with sound practices and to conduct business relationships in a manner that is fair to all. The members should refrain from any immoral or unethical behaviour in their business dealings. They should strive to participate in continuing education to upgrade and improve their knowledge and skills. Members should utilise safe practices of sterilization of all machine or device components that can be potentially be contaminated by blood borne pathogens. Disposable parts, including needles, not be reused.


Yutika Shirsat


Tags: MET Institute of Pharmacy