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New Cosmetic Science

1st Edition - June 19, 1997

Editor: T. Mitsui

Language: English
eBook ISBN:
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Cosmetic science covers the fields from natural sciences to human and social sciences, and is an important interdisciplinary element in various scientific disciples. New Co… Read more

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Cosmetic science covers the fields from natural sciences to human and social sciences, and is an important interdisciplinary element in various scientific disciples. New Cosmetic Science is a completely updated comprehensive review of its 35 year old counterpart Cosmetic Science. New Cosmetic Science has been written to give as many people as possible a better understanding of the subject, from scientists and technologists specializing in cosmetic research and manufacturing, to students of cosmetic science, and people with a wide range of interests concerning cosmetics.

The relationship between the various disciplines comprising cosmetic science, and cosmetics, is described in Part I. In addition to discussing the safety of cosmetics, the "Usefulness of Cosmetics", rapidly becoming an important theme, is described using research examples. The latest findings on cosmetic stability are presented, as are databases, books and magazines, increasingly used by cosmetic scientists.

Part II deals with cosmetics from a usage viewpoint, including skin care cosmetics, makeup cosmetics, hair care cosmetics, fragrances, body cosmetics, and oral care cosmetics. Oral care cosmetics and body cosmetics are presented with product performance, types, main components, prescriptions and manufacturing methods described for each item.

This excellent volume enlightens the reader not only on current cosmetics and usage, but indicates future progress enlarging the beneficial effects of cosmetics. Products with better pharmaceutical properties (cosmeceuticals), working both physically and psychologically, are also highlighted.