Handbook of Cosmetic Science & Technology


  • J.L. Knowlton, CChem MRSC, [Johnson & Johnson]
  • S.E.M. Pearce, BSc, CChem, MRSC [Britannia Natural Products Ltd]

The Handbook of Cosmetic Science & Technology has been produced as a comprehensive foundation covering all aspects of this important discipline. It is unique in that it includes sections on quality assurance, total quality management and the ISO 9001 regulations. Also, the Handbook will be of benefit to technical and non–technical people alike – as a standard reference tool or an introduction to the science and technology involved.
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Perfumers, Marketing, Sales, Purchasing, Business Development, Process Engineers, Packaging Technologists, Bench Scientists, Microbiologists, Quality Assurance Engineers, Academics in charge of, or students on, Cosmetic Science Courses.


Book information

  • Published: December 1993
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-197-7

Table of Contents

Raw Materials. Rheology of cosmetics systems. Thickeners & gums. Oils, fats and waxes. Safety and Legislation. Product safety. Legislation. Surface Chemistry. Surface chemistry. Emulsions. Decorative Cosmetics. Personal Care. Skin and skin products. Hair & hair products. Bath products. The teeth & toothpaste. Packaging. Aerosols. Packaging. Perfumery. Manufacturing. Production. Quality control and assurance. Stability testing. Industrial microbiology, hygiene and preservation. Marketing. Product evaluation. Consumer research. Psychology. Glossary of Terms. Reference Section. Advertisers' Buyer's Guide. Advertisers by product category. Alphabetical index of advertisers. Editorial Index.