Cosmetic Formulation of Skin Care Products

Zoe Diana Draelos, Lauren A. Thaman

June 19, 2005 by CRC Press
Reference - 456 Pages - 98 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849339684 - CAT# DK9685
Series: Cosmetic Science and Technology


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With chapters written by esteemed research professionals at institutions such as Mary Kay and Procter & Gamble, this source
  • approaches formulation development by product categories such as cleansers, moisturizers, toners, antiperspirants, and sunscreens
  • organizes product discussions according to body areas such as the face, eyelids, hands, lips, and scalp
  • details unique approaches to formulation for special populations such as those with sensitive skin, rosacea, and atopic dermatitis; children; and the elderly
  • addresses current issues in skin care such as acne, photoaging, dyspigmentation, inflammation, and aging
  • helps researchers determine the most effective ingredient combinations for the optimization of skin care products
  • describes the mechanisms of action and formulation issues affecting salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, hydroxyl acids, retinoids, vitamins, hydroquinone, antioxidants, and botanicals
  • Summary

    Specifically written to meet the needs of the cosmetic chemist and engineer, this reference outlines the latest technologies and issues pertinent to the development novel skin care products including advances in formulation and development, raw materials and active ingredients, compound testing, and clinical assessment. Organized by product category, then by body application area, this guide supplies all one needs to know to create effective skin care products for men and women in a diverse range of ethnic populations.