479 pages | 75 B/W Illus.
Cosmetics are the most widely applied products to the skin and include creams, lotions, gels, and sprays. Their formulation, design, and manufacturing ranges from large cosmetic houses to small private companies. This book covers the current science in the formulations of cosmetics applied to the skin. It includes basic formulation, skin science, advanced formulation, and cosmetic product development, including both descriptive and mechanistic content with an emphasis on practical aspects.
Introduction. Basic Formulation. Surfactants. Oils. Humectants. Preservatives. Thickening agents. Fragrances. Powders. Dyes and colorants. Formulary. Skin Science. Skin physiology. Immunology of skin. Skin chemistry. Sensorial reaction of skin. Skin and the environment. Safety and efficacy testing of cosmetics. Regulation of cosmetics. Advanced Formulation. Innovative materials. Advanced formulation techniques. Packaging. Advanced emulsion technologies. Enhancement of skin penetration of skin. Transdermal technologies. Cosmetic product development. Formulation to production. Innovation to marketing.