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Elsevier’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Science

Author: Philippsborn | H. E.

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Philippsborn, H. E.



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This dictionary contains terms covering the following fields and subfields: Science/Technology: Production Operation – Aerosol Processes, Conservation Methods, Control Processes, Dissolution Techniques, Distillation Processes, Division Methods, Extraction Processes, Filtration Processes, Freezing/Pasteurization, Purification Methods, Sieving Methods, Sterilization Processes, Dispersions, Emulsions, Powders, Solutions, Suspensions, Viscosity; Basic Materials and Active Substances – Prime Material (for Synthesis. Reagents), Chemicals for Formulation, Active Ingredients in Cosmetics, Auxiliary Products (Additives), Homoeopathic Principles; Final Products: Cosmetics – General Terms (Characteristics/Quality of Cosmetical Forms), Application of Cosmetics, Aerosols, Antiperspirants, Deodorants, Colour Chemistry in Cosmetics (Dyestuff), Hair-styling (Hair-style Types, Hairdresser’s Tools, Cosmetical Appliances), Hair Grooming Products (Shaving Aids, Lotions), Skin Care Products (Creams, Powders, Make-up Preparations, UV-filters), Toothpastes, Mouthwashes; Vitamins – Vitamins/Enzymes (Biochemistry), Fat-soluble Vitamins, Water-soluble Vitamins, Vitamins in Cosmetics, Vitamin-Deficiency Diseases; Fragrances, Perfumes – Fragrance Prime Material, Perfume Technics, Odour Notes, Perfume Psychology; Surfactants, Detergents – Theory of Surface-Active Substances, Types of Surface-Active Agents; The Human Body – External Anatomy (Body Parts, Bones, Muscles), The Human Skin (Structure), Dermatology (Skin diseases); Equipment – Laboratory and Production Equipment, Accessories; Devices, Packaging, Packaging MaterialThe science of cosmetics, the science of beauty care, beauty culture, is the most ancient art of human history. The ancient Egyptians, 4000 A.D., already had perfumeries for elaboration of natural fragrant essences from plants or animal products, and they had shops where they sold cosmetical preparations. The archaeologists found in the tomb of Tutankhamen – king of Egypt 1361-1352 B.C.) pots with creams for the skin, rouge and dyes for the lips. Favorite colours were dark blue for the lips and green for the eye-region. Looking well, appearing healthy and young, has been the desire of mankind since Greek times. The Greek “Kosmetik√≥s” means skilled in the art of decorating, serving to enhance the beauty of the body, or to improve the personal appearance. Cosmetology is the science of body care, the science of beauty, of hygiene, of physical as well as psychological health. Cosmetology thus is the enhancing expression of positive vanity: a caring vanity, caring for our health, our appearance, and our mood.


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