Cosmetics - the study of the means and methods to improve a person’s appearance. Cosmetics are also called means and methods of skin care, hair and nails, as well as the oral cavity, used to improve the appearance of a person, as well as substances used to impart freshness and beauty to the face and body. Cosmetology is a branch of medicine that develops means and measures to improve the appearance of a person (his face and body skin) by masking or eliminating skin effects, using plastic surgery, etc. The word "cosmetics" was first used in 1867, during the International Exhibition in Paris , where the perfumery and soap industry exhibited their products separately from the pharmaceutical. Soon, the symbiosis of perfume and soap making turned into a separate industry, which we now call the "cosmetic industry"