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New Cosmetic Science

Cosmetic science covers the fields from natural sciences to human and social sciences, and is an important interdisciplinary element in various scientific disciples. New Cosmetic Science is a completely updated comprehensive review of its 35 year old counterpart Cosmetic Science. New Cosmetic Science has been written to give as many people as possible a better understanding of the subject, from scientists and technologists specializing in cosmetic research and manufacturing, to students of cosmetic science, and people with a wide range of interests concerning cosmetics.

The relationship between the various disciplines comprising cosmetic science, and cosmetics, is described in Part I. In addition to discussing the safety of cosmetics, the "Usefulness of Cosmetics", rapidly becoming an important theme, is described using research examples. The latest findings on cosmetic stability are presented, as are databases, books and magazines, increasingly used by cosmetic scientists.

Part II deals with cosmetics from a usage viewpoint, including skin care cosmetics, makeup cosmetics, hair care cosmetics, fragrances, body cosmetics, and oral care cosmetics. Oral care cosmetics and body cosmetics are presented with product performance, types, main components, prescriptions and manufacturing methods described for each item.

This excellent volume enlightens the reader not only on current cosmetics and usage, but indicates future progress enlarging the beneficial effects of cosmetics. Products with better pharmaceutical properties (cosmeceuticals), working both physically and psychologically, are also highlighted.

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Published: June 1997

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-82654-1

Reviews

  • ...This book must be present in the libraries of chemists and physicians who deal with cosmetics. Furthermore it will be very useful to all those who approach the world of cosmetics
    ...these clear and well documented pages include all that is necessary to deeply understand the modern meaning of cosmetics.

    P. Morganti, Journal of Applied Cosmetology Vol. 16, No. 1

Contents

  • (Chapter headings) Introduction to Cosmetic Science. 1. Purpose of cosmetics. 2. Meaning of cosmetics. 3. Classification. 4. Quality characteristics and quality assurance. 5. Development process of cosmetics. 6. Scientific background, technology and its future.
    Part I. 1. Cosmetics and skin. 2. Cosmetics and hair and nails. 3. Colour and cosmetic colour materials. 4. Cosmetics and fragrances. 5. Raw materials of cosmetics. 6. Cosmetics and Pharmaceutical agents. 7. Cosmetics and physical chemistry. 8. Stability of cosmetics. 9. Preservation of cosmetics. 10. Safety of cosmetics. 11. Usefulness of cosmetics. 12. Cosmetics and containers. 13. Aerosol technology in cosmetics. 14. Analytical chemistry of cosmetics. 15. Cosmetic manufacturing equipment. 16. Regulations on cosmetics. 17. Cosmetics and information.
    Part II. 1. Skin care cosmetics. 2. Make-up cosmetics. 3. Hair care cosmetics. 4. Fragrance products. 5. Body cosmetics. 6. Oral care cosmetics. Index.

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