Modern Cosmetics - Ingredients of Natural Origin - Book



Cost: £109

In terms of content, Modern Cosmetics is something entirely new in the field of scientific and popular literature. There is currently no such comprehensive description of cosmetic ingredients of natural origin and natural cosmetics anywhere in the world.

Brief description of content:

Modern Cosmetics, Volume 1 provides the most recent literary review, assembled from extensive life science databases. Last but not least, readers will be fascinated not only by the book’s useful information, but also by the very rich graphic material and the numerous interesting facts inserted throughout the book’s chapters.

More than 500 ingredients are covered in more than 20 chapters: Vegetable butters and oils; Emollients and occlusives; Emulsifiers and surfactants for skin and hair cleansing; Thickeners; Moisturisers and humectants; Acids for pH adjustment; Antioxidants; Vitamins; Cosmetically active ingredients with tonic activity; Cosmetically active ingredients with antimicrobial activity; Cosmetically active ingredients with anti-inflammatory activity; Cosmetically active ingredients for improving skin circulation; Cosmetically active ingredients for skin lightening; Cosmetically active ingredients for self-tanning; Cosmetically active ingredients with hormonal activity; Sunscreens; Exfoliants, etc.

In addition, the first three introductory chapters of the book provide information regarding 1) natural cosmetics in general, including definitions and regulations, 2) the skin and 3) the technological aspect. These chapters are an essential part of the book and are aimed at introducing the reader to the field of cosmetics.

Individual cosmetic ingredients are presented in the form of monographs, using a uniform and clear structure. The key parts of these monographs are:

  1. The INCI names of individual ingredients, which enables us to search for suitable cosmetic ingredients to be used in the cosmetics we are developing, or to directly study the cosmetic products that we use or that interest us;
  2. Botanical descriptions of plant sources;
  3. Characteristics explained in simple chemistry terms, such as chemical composition, solubility, stability and physiological function; and
  4. The mechanism of action and use, where data is presented on traditional and contemporary use and scientific research (e.g. in vitro, in vivo and clinical), as well as warnings and risks associated with use, as required.

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