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Cosmetic Formulation

Principles and Practice, 1st Edition

Edited by Heather A.E. Benson, Michael S. Roberts, Vania Rodrigues Leite-Silva, Kenneth Walters

CRC Press

479 pages | 75 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781482235395
pub: 2019-04-22
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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.

Key Features:

  • Covers cosmetic products/formulation from theory to practice
  • Includes case studies to illustrate real-life formulation development and problem solving
  • Offers a practical, user-friendly approach, relying on the work of recognized experts in the area
  • Provides insights into the future directions in cosmetic product development
  • Presents basic formulation, skin science, advanced formulation, and cosmetic product development
  • Table of Contents

    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.

    About the Editors

    Heather A. E. Benson is an Associate Professor at Curtin University, Perth, Australia where she leads the Drug Delivery Research Group. She has extensive experience in drug delivery with particular focus in transdermal and topical delivery. She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications in topical and transdermal formulation, nanotechnology, novel skin penetration enhancement technologies and clinical trials evaluating chronic pain and topical therapies. Together with Adam Watkinson she published the text Transdermal and Topical Drug Delivery Principles and Practice in 2012. Heather has a PhD in the area of transdermal delivery and a BSc (Hons) in Pharmacy from Queen’s University Belfast. She has supervised 31 Masters and PhD students in drug delivery research areas, and teaches Pharmacy students in the areas of pharmaceutics, formulation and drug delivery. She is on the editorial board of Current Drug Delivery and Pharmaceutics, and acts as a reviewer for many journals and grant bodies. Heather is the current President of the Australian Chapter of the Controlled Release Society and served for many years on the Australian Peptide Society Conference Organising Committee.

    Professor Vânia R. Leite-Silva graduated in Pharmacy and Biochemistry with Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Pharmaceutical Production and Control from the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. She did the post doctoral training at The University of Queensland, School of Medicine’s Therapeutics Research Centre (TRC) in Brisbane, Australia. Vânia has more than 20 years experience in industry, with an emphasis on the research and development of cosmetics. Her role included research, development and validation of new methodologies and technologies for the evaluation of cosmetic performance. Since 2010 Vânia has been Professor at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), one of Brazil’s largest and most important universities, teaching Cosmetology in the Pharmacy school. She is also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland. Vânia has an important role as President of Brazilian Society of Cosmetology (ABC), forging links between academia and industry, and promoting robust scientific and regulatory standards in the cosmetic industry.

    Kenneth A. Walters obtained his PhD in 1979 from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. His thesis was entitled "The Effects of Nonionic Surface-Active Agents on Epithelial Membranes". From 1978 to 1980, Walters completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratories of Dr Gordon Flynn at the University of Michigan’s College of Pharmacy, where he gained experience in drug delivery into and through the skin and its appendages, including the nail plate.

    His industrial career included positions at ICI Ltd, Fisons Pharmaceuticals Ltd (UK), the Eastman Kodak Company of Rochester, New York, Controlled Therapeutics Ltd (UK), and Control Delivery Systems Inc, Watertown, Mass. In 1988, he formed with two colleagues the pharmaceutical contract organisation Pharmaserve Ltd and later he joined An-eX Analytical Services Ltd. Much of his work involves evaluating the human skin absorption of drugs, for dermatological and transdermal delivery, and cosmetic ingredients, for risk assessment. The research and development activities of An-eX between 1992 and today focuses primarily in the percutaneous absorption field and includes prediction of dermal permeation, dermatological and transdermal formulation development, formulation evaluation, formulation effects on skin permeation, skin penetration enhancement or retardation, claim substantiation and risk assessment.

    Since 1981 Walters has authored and co-authored a number of publications in the field of percutaneous absorption and has also authored, co-authored or contributed to a number of chapters in books and edited books in that field as well as on cosmeceuticals, dermal and transdermal drug formulation and delivery. Since 1993 Walters has been a principal organiser of each biennial Perspectives in Percutaneous Penetration Conference, which is the largest and most significant conference in Europe on percutaneous absorption. Together with his role at An-eX, Walters currently also acts as an expert witness in patent disputes. Walters has been a Charter Member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists since its inauguration in 1986 and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.

    Professor Michael (Mike) Roberts BPharm MSc MBA PhD DSc FACP FAHMS , is an Australian National Health & Medical Research Council Senior Principal Research Fellow and an international expert in skin science. Mike leads research groups at The University of South Australia in the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research in Adelaide and at The University of Queensland in the Translational Research Institute in Brisbane as well as currently two international collaborative grants funded by the United States Food & Drug Administration. He is Associate Editor for Skin Pharmacology and Physiology and a member of the Editorial Board for many journals, including the International Journal of Cosmetic Science.

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MEDICAL / Dermatology
    MEDICAL / Pharmacology
    MEDICAL / Pharmacy
    SCIENCE / Chemistry / General