Skin Care and Cosmetic Ingredients Dictionary, 4th Edition

Skin Care and Cosmetic Ingredients Dictionary, 4th Edition, is more than just a dictionary of cosmetic ingredients. It is a guide to understanding skin types and skin physiology, product formulation, and how cosmetic products interact with the skin. For ease of use, this book is split into three parts. Part 1 includes a basic explanation of skin anatomy and physiology, including skin types, conditions and problems. Definitions of common terms used in skin care formulation are also provided. Part 2 contains an alphabetical listing of more than 2,300 cosmetic ingredients with accompanying definitions that help identify the function and purpose of each ingredient. Part 3 offers a reference of botanical Latin names for commonly used ingredients. This is an invaluable resource that will assist in making well-informed decisions regarding skin care ingredients and cosmetic products.

ISBN: 9781285060798 • List: $69.95

  • List ingredients by their International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) name wherever possible while still retaining common names, trade names and chemical names when appropriate.
  • Provides information on more than 2,300 ingredients, including their function in a product.
  • Information on various skin types, conditions and appropriate ingredients for treatments provide a quick reference to address client needs.
  • Where applicable, the source of ingredients, the skin type or condition that benefits, and the types of products that a specific ingredient is commonly used in can also be referenced.
  • Assists in helping select a product line by comparing ingredient lists.
  • Independent from any brand.
  • Extensive information on product regulations, testing methodologies, and claims.
  1. The Skin & Cosmetics
  2. Skin Anatomy & Physiology
  3. Skin Types, Conditions & Problems
  4. How Products Work
  5. Definition of Terms
  6. Product Ingredients
  7. Botanical Latin Names