Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course proposes to the student the fundamental knowledge about raw materials employed for cosmetics production, about the main categories of products, about the evaluation of the safety and the effectiveness of cosmetics and on the normative aspects related to their production and marketing.
Course contents summary
The skin and its appendages
Structure of the skin. Skin appendages. Skin secretions. Microbiology of the skin. Skin permeability.
Cosmetic raw materials
Lipids. Surfactants. Emulsifier. Solubilizing agents. Preservatives and skin antimicrobials. Sequestering agents. Antioxidants. Moisturizing agents. Dyes. Hair conditioners. Film forming and fixing agents. Texturizers. Solvents. Propellents. Silicones.
Solutions. Emulsions. Gel. Hydrogels. Sticks. Liposomes. Nanoparticles. Liquid crystals. Powders. Patches. Spray.
Detergetns. Skin care products. Body care products. Hair care products. Sunscreens. Depilatories. Deodorants and antiperspirants. Toothpastes.
Evaluation and stability of cosmetics
European regulatory guidelines for cosmetics
- A.V., Manuale del cosmetologo, Ed. TECNICHE NUOVE (Milano)
- T. MITSUI, New cosmetic science, Ed. ELSEVIER (Amsterdam)
- A.V., Sostanze vegetali in cosmetica, Ed. ABOCA (Sansepolcro, AR)