I'm doing a project for my Mandarin class, and we're designing a mall. One of the components I want to include is a level for health and beauty, like makeup, etc. I've looked up translations of "beauty", but they all seem to be referring to a person, like a woman who is beautiful.

How would you say "beauty" in the context above?

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    feed "health and beauty" to jukuu,e.g. 健美 杂志 h&b magazine, 健美容 品 h&b products, 保健与美容 零售集团 h&b retailer, 保健和美容 业 h&b world, etc. for beauty alone 美容 seems possible
    – user6065
    Commented Sep 15, 2017 at 21:26
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    comment #1 based on "designing a mall", therefore "beauty" as in beauty parlor,beauty salon; lady's hair parlor 美容院 , 美容 also occurs in 美容女/美容师, hairdresser, beautician (female/male),美容店 beauty salon,美容手术 cosmetic surgery, re: comment #2: 环保 environmental protection; environmentally friendly 美观 pleasing to the eye; beautiful; artistic.
    – user6065
    Commented Sep 16, 2017 at 1:18
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    usually 美妆、个护健康 (个护 is 个人护理)
    – sfy
    Commented Sep 16, 2017 at 1:53
  • health and beauty, for a building, it is 环保和美观 Commented Sep 21, 2017 at 1:58

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美妝would be the all encompassing term. It's a general term for beauty and cosmetics, with beauty being things like hair accessories, makeup applicators, etc. If it is a department store you're designing, you'd likely break it down into more specific categories such as cosmetics, hair care, and so forth.


“美容” is the best translation I can find in your context.
Literally, it means "beautify faces".


Health and beauty literally mean 健康 与 美丽. 美丽 can describe everything beautiful, not just specific to a person.

As a product of makeup, you could also consider 天然 纯净, meaning natural and pure, because natural and pure things stand for health. There are some other words you can reference: 清爽, 自然,白嫩,青春,靓丽,活力

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    My interpretation of the question is that OP is looking for a term to call the "beauty products" section of a mall. They are looking for a noun like 美容(品), not any of your suggestions above.
    – as4s4hetic
    Commented Sep 16, 2017 at 2:06
  • @as4s4hetic, ok, let OP clarify it. In fact, I am not quite sure what OP really wants here. So, I just offered these words in case he/she might use.
    – dan
    Commented Sep 16, 2017 at 3:35
  • Originally, I thought the OP just wanted some words to describe the products.
    – dan
    Commented Sep 16, 2017 at 4:04

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