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Use of cosmetic items getting family in panic (8)

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I believe the answer is:

skincare

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Here is my best explanation:

'use of cosmetic items' is the definition.

'family in panic' is the wordplay.
'family' becomes 'kin' ('kin' can be a synonym of 'family').
'in' indicates putting letters inside.
'panic' becomes 'scare' ('scare' can be a synonym of 'panic').
'kin' going into 'scare' is 'SKINCARE'.

'getting' acts as a link.

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