Among the topics addressed in papers presented at the August 1990 conference: government regulation in the cosmetics industry; lather enhancers; hair care products; sunscreen systems; polysaccharides and polymers used in both cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications--chitosan, hyaluronan, and polyvinylpyrrolidone; drug delivery (of many kinds); and other medical-related applications. The same polymers are used over and over again in the areas of pharmaceuticals, medicine, and cosmetics, partly because the material demands are similar (i.e. controlled release systems--of a drug or of a perfume) and partly because the chemistry is similar. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Cosmetic Applications: The Suitability and Regulation of Raw Materials for the Cosmetics Industry (M.R. Thomas). Applications of Polymers in Hair Care (G. Martino, F. Nowak). Applications in Both Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals: Cosmetic Uses of Chitin and Chitosan (S. Hirano et al.). Polysaccharides (G.L. Brode). Pharmaceutical Applications: Hylan and Hylan Derivatives in Drug Delivery (N.E. Larsen et al.). Polymeric Controlled Drug Delivery Systems (A.G. Thombre). Liposomes as a Topical Drug Delivery System Evaluated by In Vitro Diffusion Studies (K. Egbaria, N. Weiner). Other Medical Related Applications: Medical Applications of Hyaluronan and Its Derivatives (E.A. Balazs). Hydrophilic Lubricious Coatings for Medical Applications (Y.L. Fan). Twentysix additional articles. Index.