Global Trends on Use of Cosmetics During Pregnancy: A Bibliometric Analysis of Literature Published During 1962-2021

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Background: 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. Chemicals included in cosmetic products have a direct impact on the human body, entering the blood stream and potentially harming women's fertility and reproductive health, which has been linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes. Objective: Aim of the research was to assess bibliometric features and conduct systematic trend analysis on the literature available on cosmetics usage during pregnancy. Materials and Methods: We analysed all the published documents that included the keywords "cosmetics" and "pregnancy" between 1962 and 2021. We performed a detailed bibliometric assessment in this field. Results: A total of 902 articles were retrieved from the databases provided by Scopus, in which most were original articles 632 (70.06%). The US ranked first and dominated the literature with 284 (31.48%) documents followed by United Kingdom, Germany and France (7.42%, 5.98%, 4.65%) respectively. The most studied subject area was medicine followed by Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (693, 155). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was the most productive institution followed by University of California, San Francisco (16, 14). Conclusion: According to our study most of the institutions and authors were from developed countries. The researchers need take up the study from developing and underdeveloped countries. More consideration is needed to be given by the Indian researchers to conduct quality research on cosmetics usage during pregnancy and determine which cosmetic products may be responsible for elevated risk

Original languageEnglish
Article number8
JournalOnline Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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