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Milady's skin care and cosmetic ingredients dictionary
Michalun, Natalia.
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Publication Information:
Australia ; [Albany, N.Y.] : Milady Thomson Learning, [2001]

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viii, 294 pages ; 21 cm
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TP983.A55 M53 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
TP983.A55 M53 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference

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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.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Part I The Skinp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Chapter 1 Skin Physiologyp. 7
The Skin's Functionsp. 7
The Skin's Components and Structurep. 8
The Skin's Layersp. 10
The Epidermisp. 11
The Dermisp. 16
The Hypodermisp. 18
Chapter 2 Product Penetrationp. 19
What is Product Penetration?p. 20
Why Products Penetratep. 21
How Products Penetratep. 22
Factors Affecting Product Penetrationp. 23
Product Testingp. 24
Chapter 3 Skin Types and Skin Conditionsp. 27
Skin Typesp. 27
Normal Skinp. 28
Oily Skinp. 29
Dry Skinp. 29
Skin Conditionsp. 30
Dehydrationp. 30
Couperosep. 31
Sensitivityp. 32
Pigmentationp. 33
Agingp. 34
Acne Vulgarisp. 36
Chapter 4 Definition of Termsp. 37
Part II Product Ingredientsp. 59
Introductionp. 61
Cosmetic Ingredient Labeling Regulationsp. 63
Alphabetical Listingp. 67
Part III Appendixp. 283
Botanical Latin Namesp. 285