"Second Edition provides a thorough, up-to-date treatment of the fundamental behavior of surface active agents in solutions, their interaction with biological structures from proteins and membranes to the stratum corneum and epidermis, and their performance in formulations such as shampoos, dentifrice, aerosols, and skin cleansers."
"The second edition of the well known encylopaedic volume. . .is a significant expansion on the topic and should be viewed as a second volume to the first edition, since it covers new and different aspects without repeating the still-valid scientific information. The book is again very well organized in a clear and logical succession of chapters by almost all new authors.. . .The chapters are well written. . .an excellent reference text for researchers and graduate students in the broad range of the field of cosmetic science. "
---Textile Research Journal
Surfactant chemistry and classification; physical properties of surfactants used in cosmetics; the analysis of surfactants in cosmetics; principles of emulsion formation; emulsifier selection/HLB; multiple emulsions in cosmetics; multiphase emulsions; stability of emulsions; phase inversion in emulsions - CAPICO - concept and application; solubilization in cosmetic systems; selection of solubilizers; lipsomes and niosomes; surfactants for skin cleansers; cleansing bars for face and body - in search of mildness; topical antibacterial wash products; hair cleansers; surfactants in dental products; in vitro interactions - biochemical and biophysical effects of surfactants on skin; surfactant mildness; surfactant effects on skin barrier; bioengineering techniques for investigating the effects of surfactants on skin; skin penetration enhancement by surfactants; human in vitro methods for assessing the irritation potential of cleansing systems; the challenge of using the inarticulate consumer as an R&D partner in cosmetic product development; toxicology of surfactants used in cosmetics; chemical instability of surfactants; inactivation of preservatives by surfactants; solubilization of fragrances by surfactants.