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GEB3101 Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry: Home

Course Description

Several facets of cosmetic science and technology will be covered in this course. This course will briefly explain the relationship between skin and cosmetics, as well as the safety and efficacy assessment. Product categories such as cleaners, moisturizers, whitening agents, anti-aging agents, sunscreens and makeups will be introduced. Students will be required to analyze the formulation and function of the cosmetics on the market. And students will also be invited to make lip balms, moisturizing cream and other skin care products. Emphasis in the course will be placed on students’ basic understanding of the formulation and functions of common cosmetics.

Recommended Books

Cosmetic Formulation of Skin Care Products

This book is designed to meet the needs of the cosmetic chemist, scientist, dermatologist, and formulator to create successful, novel skin care products. Part One “Cutaneous Formulation Issues” deals with the unique aspects of formulating for specific body areas such as the face, eyelids, lips, hands, underarms, while discussing the needs of special populations. Part Two “Formulation Development and Application” delves into formulation development by product category such as cleansers, moisturizers, toners, antiperspirants, and sunscreens. Part Three “Active Ingredients for Skin Treatment” discusses the mechanism of action and formulation issues regarding actives such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, hydroxyl acids, retinoids, vitamins, hydroquinone, antioxidants, botanicals.

Surfactants in Personal Care Products and Decorative Cosmetics

This third edition focuses on the use of surfactants in decorative cosmetics. Part One makes assessment of personal care and decorative cosmetics by reviewing skin structure and function, color measurement techniques, noninvasive techniques to measure cutaneous effects of skin care products, etc. Part Two covers fundamental aspects of the use of surfactants in personal care products and decorative cosmetics, discussing surfactant solution properties, surfactant emulsions, nanotechnology, etc. Part Three covers the role of surfactants in finished products such as lip products, liquid foundation, nail care, sunscreens. Part Four covers the use of specific surfactants with application to the formulation of decorative cosmetics and personal care products.



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