Skin Care and Cosmetic Ingredients Dictionary, Fourth 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. This knowledge is critical for understanding product performance. Definitions of common terms used in skin care formulation are also provided. Part 2 contains an alphabetical listing of more than 2,350 cosmetic ingredients with accompanying definitions that help identify the function and purpose of each ingredient with Part 3 offering 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.
Authors: M. Varinia Michalun & Joseph Dinardo
- More than 100 new ingredients added.
- Revised to list as many 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 2,350 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.
- The Skin & Cosmetics
- Skin Anatomy & Physiology
- Skin Types, Conditions & Problems
- How Products Work
- Definition of Terms
- Product Ingredients
- Botanical Latin Names