Principles of Polymer Science and Technology in Cosmetics and Personal Care
Table of Contents
Elements of polymer science; polymer adsorption -fundamentals; polymeric surfactants - stabilization of emulsions and dispersions; polymer surfactant interaction - manifestations, methods and mechanisms; polymer surfactant interaction in applied systems; synthetic polymers in cosmetics; silicones in cosmetics; polysaccharide-based polymers in cosmetics; proteins in cosmetics; measuring and interpreting polycation adsorption; the adsorptivity of charged and uncharged cellulose ethers; evaluation methods for conditioned hair; appendix - encyclopaedia of polymers and thickeners for cosmetics.
"...a welcome addition to the field as it fills a significant vacuum in the area of cosmetic applications of polymer carriers.... ...a very useful 90-page compendium of all the polymers and thickeners used in the field with detailed structure and properties is the piece de resistance. Highly recommended. "
-Journal of Controlled Release
"...an indispensable work tool."
- Journal of Applied Cosmetology (2000)