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Handbook of Cosmetic Skin Care

2nd Edition

Edited by Avi Shai, Howard I. Maibach, Robert Baran

CRC Press

296 pages

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Paperback: 9780415467186
pub: 2009-09-21
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Cosmetics are increasingly tending towards being medications, and it can often be hard, even for a professional in the field, to assess the suitability and effectiveness of the range of products and procedures available. This acclaimed fully illustrated and highly readable handbook discusses the main types of treatment available for the skin, hair and nails. It explains how these treatments are used and how they act, including descriptions of the active ingredients involved. Special emphasis is given to preventive measures. All those wishing to broaden their knowledge of cosmetics and skin care, or those already working in the beauty care and skin care industries, will find this book a clear and simple guide to the medical and scientific aspects of skin, hair and nail care.


Each chapter has an initial summary of contents, an overview and then clearly labelled sections. Highlighted bulletin points emphasize important issues. The chapters are well illustrated with excellent pictures and simple diagrams. This book succeeds in all respects and the authors should be congratulated. It is well presented, clearly laid out, easily readable and authoritative. It applies science to cosmetic skin care and will help to debunk myth with rational argument based on the literature. Every dermatology practice employing a cosmetic nurse should have a copy of this book and should ensure it is read. It should be essential reading for beauty therapists and on the reading list for beauty therapy courses. (DermNet NZ) (of the first edition)

Table of Contents

Cosmetics and Cosmetic Preparations: Basic Definitions, Avi Shai, Robert Baran, and Howard I. Maibach

Skin Structure, Avi Shai, Robert Baran, and Howard I. Maibach

Principles in the Preparation of Medical and Cosmetic Products, Sima Halevy and Avi Shai

Skin Moisture and Moisturizers, Avi Shai, Howard I. Maibach, and Robert Baran

Skin Cleansing, Avi Shai and Howard I. Maibach

Creams and Liquid Emulsions for Facial Cleansing, Avi Shai, Howard I. Maibach, and Robert Baran

Facial Cleansing Masks, Avi Shai, Howard I. Maibach, and Robert Baran

Skin Aging and Its Management, Avi Shai, Howard I. Maibach, and Robert Baran

Acne, Alex Zvulunov

Sun and the Skin, Dafna Hallel-Halevy

Networks of Blood Vessels on the Skin, Moshe Lapidoth

Cellulite, Ron Yaniv

Injection Lipolysis: A New Method of Body Contouring, Franz Hasengschwandtner

Inflammation, Dermatitis, and Cosmetics, Arieh Ingber and Avi Shai

Skin Tumors, Avi Shai and Daniel Vardy

Active Ingredients in Cosmetic Preparations, Gil Yosipovitch

Retinoic Acid, Avi Shai, Howard I. Maibach, and Robert Baran

α-Hydroxy Acids, Ron Yaniv and Stanley Levy

β -Hydroxy and Polyhydroxy Acids, Stanley Levy, Avi Shai, and Howard I. Maibach

Bleaching and Bleaching Preparations, Avi Shai, Robert Baran, and Howard I. Maibach

Astringents, Avi Shai, Robert Baran, and Howard I. Maibach

Preparations Used in Dermatology, Marcelo H. Grunwald

Liposomes, Alex Zvulunov

Chemical Skin Peeling, Josef Shiri

Laser and Light Treatments in Dermatology and Their Cosmetic Applications, Moshe Lapidoth

Fillers and Soft Tissue Augmentation, Ines Verner and Christopher Rowland Payne

Cosmetic Use of Botulinum Toxin, Ines Verner and Christopher Rowland Payne

Mesotherapy, Evangeline B. Handog and Encarnacion R. Legaspi-Vicerra

Camouflaging Skin Lesions and Other Disfiguring Conditions, Victoria L. Rayner

Hair Structure and Its Care, Emilia Hodak

Shampoo, Avi Shai, Robert Baran, and Howard I. Maibach

Hair Conditioners, Itzchak Shelkovitz-Shilo

Methods for Temporary Hair Removal, Zehava Laver

Permanent Hair Removal: Electrolysis, Zehava Laver

Nails, Marina Landau and Robert Baran

Appendix 1. Applying Cosmetic Preparations to the Face and Neck

Appendix 2. Camouflaging Disfiguring Conditions

Appendix 3. Fragile Nails

Appendix 4. Glossary


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Dermatology