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A Textbook of Cosmetic Science


  • ISBN: 9789395596046
  • Published : August 2022
  • Book Language : English
  • Edition : First
  • Format : Paperback
  • Pages : 104
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A Textbook of Cosmetic Science

The current book of Cosmetic science is a compendium of various cosmetic products and beauty care products that can be applicable to body for beautification purpose. The main objective of the book is designed to impart fundamental knowledge of cosmetic and cosmeceutical products & their formulation studies. The primary emphasis is on application and understanding of concepts.
Cosmetic Industry is growing field. The pharmaceutical industry has made a great deal of progress over the last decade due to a research-oriented approach that has improved technologies, developed infrastructures, and increased research in the field of bioscience
The current subject is intended for the awareness of the cosmetic and cosmetic science theoretically and practically to students at graduate level of pharmacy. The aim of the book is to procure worldwide brief idea on cosmetics, various methods of manufacture, packaging, application and its evaluation.
The book will be also definitely useful for the cosmetic industry, cosmetologists, beauticians and non-technical persons for getting awareness about cosmetics as it discusses in detail manufacturing processes of various cosmetics.

1. Cosmetic Science 
a. Classification of cosmetic and cosmeceutical products:
• Definition of cosmetics as per Indian and EU regulations,
Evolution of cosmeceuticals from cosmetics, cosmetics as quasi
and OTC drugs
b. Cosmetic excipients:
• Surfactants, rheology modifiers, humectants, emollients,
preservatives. Classification and application
c. Skin:
• Basic structure and function of skin.
d. Hair:
• Basic structure of hair. Hair growth cycle.
e. Oral Cavity:
• Common problem associated with teeth and gums Definition,
scope, classification and Application.

2. Cosmetic Science 
a. Principles of formulation and building blocks of skin care products:
• Face wash, Moisturizing cream, Cold Cream, Vanishing cream and
their advantages and disadvantages.Application of these products
in formulation of cosmecuticals.
b. Antiperspants & deodorants:
• Actives & mechanism of action.
c. Principles of formulation and building blocks of Hair care products:
• Conditioning shampoo, Hair conditioner, anti-dandruff shampoo.
Hair oils Chemistry and formulation of Para-phylene diamine based
hair dye.
d. Principles of formulation and building blocks of oral care products:
• Toothpaste for bleeding gums, sensitive teeth. Teeth whitening,

3. Cosmetic Science 
a. Sun protection, Classification of Sunscreens and SPF.
b. Role of herbs in cosmetics:
• Skin Care: Aloe and turmeric
• Hair care: Henna and amla.
• Oral care: Neem and clove
c. Analytical cosmetics:
• BIS specification and analytical methods for shampoo, skin- cream
and toothpaste.

4. Cosmetic Science 
a. Principles of Cosmetic Evaluation:
• Principles of sebumeter, corneometer; Measurement of TEWL,
Skin Color, Hair tensile strength, Hair combing properties
• Soaps,and syndet bars
• Evolution and skin benfits.

5. Cosmetic Science 
a. Oily and dry skin:
• Causes leading to dry skin, skin moisturisation.
b. Basic understanding of the terms Comedogenic, dermatitis.
c. Cosmetic problems associated with Hair and scalp:
• Dandruff, Hair fall causes
d. Cosmetic problems associated with skin:
• Blemishes, wrinkles, acne, prickly heat and body odor.
e. Antiperspirants and Deodorants:
• Actives and mechanism of action


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