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Sources

The rating of every ingredient is based on general accepted scientific literature. When the original source is not available, serious consumer's guides based on those sources are used in stead. Every consumer can thus check the value of every rating. Recently, more and more internet sources are quoted.

List of the most-often quoted sources

A Consumers Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients. Complete information about more than 6,000 of the harmful and desirable ingredients found in toiletries and cosmetics. Three Rivers Press, 1999. Editor: Ruth Winter, 2nd edition.

Akne, der Weg zur richtigen Behandlung. Trias-Hippokrates Verlag, 1992. Editor: Prof. Dr. Hermann Schnell, 2nd edition.

Blue List of Cosmetic Ingredients. Edito Cantor Verlag für Medizin und Naturwissenschaften GmbH, 2000. Editors: Prof. Dr. F.H. Kempner, Prof. Dr. N.-P. Luepke, Prof. Dr. W. Umbach, 2nd edition.

Cosmetics unmasked. HarperCollins, 2001. Editor: Dr. Stephen Antczak.

DaDerm = Danish Dermatology Handbook. Forebyggelse af Kontakteksemer. Sundhedsstyrelsen, Copenhagen, 2001. Editors: Prof. Dr. med. Torkil Menné e.o., 2nd edition.

Dermatologie. MLP Duale Reihe, Hippocrates Verlag, 1998. Editor: Ernst G. Jung. 4th edition.

Duftführer. Fred Wollner Buchverlag, 1992. Editor: Dr. Med Beate Rieder and Fred Wollner, enlarged edition.

INCI/EC = Official list of the European Union (EU) following the standard denomination of INCI (International Nomenclatura of Cosmetic Ingredients). The inventory of ingredients used in cosmetic products other than fragrances, published in Section I of the Annex to Commission Decision 96/335/EC in accordance with Council Directive 93/35/EEC (art 5a.1) ordered by INCI name and function. There is also a German verion of this list = INCI Rohstoff-Diskette. Bundesverband Deutscher Industrie-und Handelsunternehmen für Artzneimittel, Reformwaren und Körperpflegemittel e.V., Dr. R.A. Brunke, Version: 1.44.

Kosmetik Ratgeber, über Körperpflege bescheid wissen. Germa Press, 1991. Editors: Bernard Rosenkranz and Silke Schwartau.

Kosmetik-Lexicon, Nutzen und Risiken kosmetischer Grund-und Inhaltstoffe. Ehrenwirth Verlag, 1997. Editors: Aggy and Frank Burczyk, 3th edition.

Kursbuch Kosmetic. Südwest Verlag GmbH, 1998. Editors: Rita Stiens and Heinz-Jürgen Weiland-Grotherjahn.

NS = no statements found about this ingredient.

OEKO = Oeko Test Ratgeber Kosmetik. Rowolt Taschenbuch Verlag, 1995. Editors: Rüdiger Dammann, improved edition.

Pschyrembel Klinisches Wörterbuch. Walter de Gruyter Verlag, 1998. Helmut Hildebrandt, 258th edition.

SL = Springer Lexicon Kosmetic und Körperpflege. Springer Verlag Heidelberg, 2001. Editor: Marina Bährle-Rapp.

UBA = UmweltBundesAmbt = Untersuchungen zur Verbreitung umweltbedingter Kontaktallergien mit schwerpunkt im privaten Bereich. Zentrale des IVDK, Institut an der Universität Göttingen, Univ.-Hautklinik, 2003. Editor: Dr. Elke Rosskamp, im auftrag des UmweltBundesAmbt (UBA).

Wörter = Wörterbuch der Kosmetik. Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, 1997. Editors: Horst Frey and Ilse Otte, 4th edition.

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