Novel Cosmetic Delivery Systems
"Highlights the uses of delivery systems in cosmetics, analyzing new approaches for obtaining sophisticated cosmetic products and examining the most common methods for enhancing the skin's penetration properties. Covers a wide range of established and burgeoning techniques."
Table of Contents
Skin and cosmetic vehicles - cosmeceutics and delivery systems; the skin and its permeability; enhancement of permeation; skin hydration. Evaluation of cosmetic products - assessing the bioactivity of cosmetic products and ingredients; stability testing of cosmetic products; quantitation of penetrant molecules within the skin. Emulsions and surfactant association structures - multiple emulsions; highly concentrated water-in-oil emulsions (gel emulsions); fluorocarbon gels; vapour pressure of fragrances after application -some fundamental factors. Vesicular and molecular systems - liposomes; liposomes and follicular penetration; cyclodextrins in cosmetics. Particulate systems - microcapsules in cosmetics; applications of polyvinyl alcohol microcapsules; delivery by nylon particles.
Shlomo Magdassi, Elka Touitou