Research has shown that cosmetic procedures can enhance self-esteem.
The term “cosmetic” is intentionally misleading: look at the brutality of these procedures.
PG has been used in more than 4,000 food, beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products for more than 50 years.
Around the world, more than 17 million cosmetic procedures take place every year.
It was window dressing, a cosmetic front to a nefarious situation.
The spirit is much esteemed in France as a stomachic, a cosmetic, and a stimulant.
Frank went to the table and came back with the cosmetic set.
Her complexion was like peaches and cream, and needed no cosmetic to enhance its charm.
But she wore a minimum of come-hither in both her cosmetic and personality makeup.
To disguise himself the more effectually, he procured some hair-dye—a cosmetic known in all ages—and blackened himself.
c.1600, "art of beautifying," from Latinized form of Greek kosmetike (tekhne) "the art of dress and ornament," from fem. of kosmetikos (see cosmetic (adj.)). Meaning "a preparation for beautifying" attested from 1640s (now often cosmetics).
1640s, from French cosmétique (16c.), from Greek kosmetikos "skilled in adornment or arrangement," from kosmein "to arrange, adorn," from kosmos "order" (see cosmos). Figurative sense of "superficial" is from 1955. Related: Cosmetically.
cosmetic cos·met·ic (kŏz-mět'ĭk)
A preparation, such as powder or a skin cream, designed to beautify the body by direct application. adj.
Serving to beautify the body, especially the face and hair.
Serving to modify or improve the appearance of a physical feature, defect, or irregularity.