Welcome edit

This book is intended to be a comprehensive teaching tool for newcomers to cosmetic science. In addition, it also serves as a convenient reference for gurus and formulators. For beginners, the best approach is to read the book in order. Check out the Ingredients Glossary when you need formulating tips for a particular ingredient.

Guidelines for Contributors edit

  1. Cite all sources and use reputable references (See Introduction: Research Methods).
  2. Explain concepts in simplest terms, but include technical terms with an explanation.
  3. Use the Discussion tab to raise issues about accuracy, organization, new topics, etc.
  4. Add yourself to the list of contributors.

Contents edit

Introduction edit

  1. Purpose  
  2. Research methods  

Skin edit

  1. Skin Anatomy and Physiology  
  2. Skin Conditions (acne, oiliness, scars, etc.)  
  3. Ageing  

Hair edit

  1. Hair Structure  
  2. Hair damage  
  3. Hair loss  

Active Ingredients edit

  1. Skin Penetration  
  2. Antioxidants  
  3. Chemical Exfoliators  
  4. DHT blockers  

Formulation edit

  1. pH control  
  2. Solvents and Solutions  
  3. Emulsions  
  4. Suspensions  
  5. Gels  

Color Cosmetics edit

  1. Safe Pigments  
  2. Liquid Makeup  
  3. Powder Makeup  
  4. Hair Dye  

Preservation edit

  1. Microbial Infection  
  2. Oxidation  
  3. Preservatives 

Appendix A: Ingredients Glossary edit

Appendix B: Contributors edit

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