www.CosmeticsandToiletries.com Vol. 132, No. 1 | January 2017
Katerina Steventon, Ph.D.
Face Workshops, LLC,
RESEARCH | C&T ®
• Cosmetics play a part in the discussion in
society of self-esteem, and self-esteem is at
the heart of success in modern societies.
• Skin is the membrane of all membranes and
can protect us physically, emotionally and
Building Cosmetics to
An Interdisciplinary Approach
The cosmetics industry plays a part in the discussion in society of self-esteem. By helping people make the best of themselves, it helps them feel good, too. The contributory factors to self- esteem are complex and far-reaching.
In 2004, the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) commissioned research into the significance
of self-esteem and its relevance to our working lives. From
this, an independent report, “The Self-Esteem Society,”
1 This highlighted self-esteem as the lifeline
for modern living that lies at the heart of success in
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