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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.