Global trends in cosmetics use-related adverse effects: A bibliometric analysis of literature published during 1957–2021

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Abstract

Cosmetic and beauty products, though not essential for physical health, go a long way in providing mental well-being and confidence, and hence are used substantially. Increasing utilization of varying cosmetic products leads to a multitude of adverse effects. There is more awareness about cosmeceutics, cosmetic products and their adverse effects, and studies on the same are currently trending. Bibliometrics has become a prominent and growing field of research in recent years. The aim of this research was to assess bibliometric features and conduct systematic trend analysis on the literature available on cosmetics’ adverse effects. We analyzed all the published documents that included the keywords “cosmetics” and “adverse effects” between 1957 and 2021. We performed a detailed scientometric and bibliometric assessment in this field. A total of 4127 articles were retrieved from the databases provided by Scopus, which most were original articles. The United States ranked first and dominated the literature with 1292 (31.44%) documents followed by South Korea 7.47%. Harvard medical school was the most productive institution (1.16%). The study of the adverse effects of cosmetics should be supported and taken up by the researchers/authors from developing and underdeveloped countries.

Original languageEnglish
Article number75
JournalCosmetics
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 08-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Ageing
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Dermatology

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