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Overview

The second edition of this thorough reference is an invaluable tool for assessing cosmetic products, addressing both the quality of the product and the effect it has on the skin. Since a product's ultimate purpose is to benefit the skin, it is crucial to have an understanding of how the skin works, how and why a product may or may not penetrate it, and what care individual skin types and conditions may require. It is difficult to discuss product ingredients without correlating product performance to skin function. An expanded section on skin physiology and chemical concepts enables the reader to better understand product performance through a thorough explanation of how chemicals and ingredients interact. The various skin types, conditions, and appropriate ingredients for treatments provide a quick reference to address clients' needs. This enlarged second edition contains over 2,000 ingredients including 200 new and updated entries. Expanded information on antioxidants and their stability, new discussion on aging and sensitive skin, and function of SPF and new sunblock ingredients offering full spectrum sunscreen and sunblock for both UVA and UVB rays has been added. A complete glossary of terms found in the skin physiology section familiarizes readers with the terminology used by chemists, and an appendix cross-referencing Latin botanical names with commonly used names complete this reference.

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A dictionary of the chemicals used in cosmetics and skin care products, primarily for students and professionals, but perhaps also for readers who use a lot of such products and are concerned about what ingredients are in them and what they may do to them. Introductory chapters discuss skin physiology, product penetration, skin types and conditions, and terms. Botanical Latin names are appended. The cross-referencing is extensive. Pronunciations are not indicated. No date is noted for the first edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781562536602
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/29/2000
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 294
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 8.23 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Natalia Michalun was an international dermo-cosmetic expert and educator. She had lectured to medical and esthetics professionals in more than 35 countries, and has been recognized for her in-depth knowledge and ability to share complex skin care concepts clearly and precisely. A graduate in Chemistry from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Natalia has sat on the board of the EU's COLIPA, and the California State Board of Cosmetology. In 1980 she founded the first school for advanced esthetics in Northern California, in addition to having one of the region's largest esthetics salons. Her articles appear in professional magazines throughout the world.

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Table of Contents

Part I: The Skin Chapter 1: Skin Physiology Chapter 2: Product Penetration Chapter 3 Skin Types and Skin Conditions Chapter 4: Definition of Terms Part II: Product Ingredients Part III: Appendix

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