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  • Principals from around the globe

  • Principals from around the globe

  • Principals from around the globe

  • Principals from around the globe

  • Principals from around the globe

Cosmetics ingredients come from a variety of sources but, unlike the ingredients of food, are often not considered by most consumers. Cosmetics often use vibrant colors that are derived from some unexpected sources, ranging from crushed insects to rust. Many new techniques have allowed manufacturers to synthesize such colors; the use of animal products has been reduced, due in large part to the efforts of Beauty Without Cruelty, PETA and other groups, though not eliminated.[citation needed]

Cosmetics in a variety of forms date back to early civilizations, with the need to improve ones personal appearance being an important factor in attracting a mate. Over the years the ingredients have changed dramatically as we discovered how to manufacture our own scents and cosmetic formulas. The realization of the dangers of many common ingredients also greatly affected the growing industry.