Monday, March 7, 2011Cosmetics glossary

Sensitizing

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Refers to a substance that promotes or triggers a sensitization, a modification of the body, which, once sensitized, overreacts (intolerances, allergies ) if in contact with this substance, even if there was previously no reaction.    

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