Cosmetics Made Absolutely Simple By Hiroshi Fukui, PhD, Fujihiro Kanda, PhD, Miki Minamino, PhD, MBA

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Cosmetics Made Absolutely Simple

Author: Hiroshi Fukui, PhD, Fujihiro Kanda, PhD, Miki Minamino, PhD, MBA



Format Details

  • Softcover
  • 147 Pages
  • Published 2013

68 basic, easy-to-read chapters on product development, hair and skin physiology and much more, filled with full page illustrations. A great reference for non-technical staff involved in product development and sales.

68 Basic, Easy-to-read Chapters on Cosmetics, Hair, and Skin with Full Page Illustrations!

Unlike the heavy, in-depth academically oriented science found in most formulation, chemistry or skin care books currently on the market, Cosmetics Made Absolutely Simple is visually stimulating with its many illustrations, a lighter read, yet a comprehensive guide on skin, cosmetics, and hair with a less-is-more mentality. Less-is-more science. Now that’s a find. Now that’s a keeper!

Written by Dr. Hiroshi Fukui, a scientist and leader in the cosmetic industry, Cosmetics Made Absolutely Simple has been translated from its original Japanese into English. This book is a quick-paced, well-illustrated, basic science book covering a multitude of areas having to do with skin, hair, and cosmetics. With just the right amount of science and terms on skin physiology, the skin barrier, hair physiology, formulating, functionality of cosmetics and more, this book educates both the consumer and professional alike. Six sections covers: what cosmetics are; protecting the skin and body from the environment; different types of cosmetics and the science behind them; cosmetic stability and safety, and the future of cosmetics. Chapters include information and definitions of surfactants, polymers, emulsions, dispersion systems, photo aging / natural aging, different types of wrinkles, hair growth cycle, nail growth, fragrance, color, and a bevy of related cosmetic science for a total of 68, one-page chapters, each with full page illustrations, diagrams and/or tables!

Cosmetics Made Absolutely Simple is recommended for the consumer who wants to know more about what’s in their make-up and learn just enough science to understand the function and structure of skin and hair. This book is also recommended for professionals in the skin care industry such as estheticians and cosmetologists; for instructor and students interested in cosmetic science; for those contemplating a career in the beauty industry or those who formulate, manufacture, market, sell or package personal care products. Cosmetics Made Absolutely Simple is an ideal textbook and an excellent starter book before delving into other





  • Preface
  • Section 1 What are cosmetics? A brief overview
    • Chapter 1 What are cosmetics?
    • Chapter 2 The utilities of cosmetics
    • Chapter 3 Cosmetics throughout history
    • Chapter 4 History of modern cosmetics
    • Chapter 5 The global cosmetic market
  • Section 2 Protecting skin and body from the outside world
    • Chapter 6 Dealing with the exterior
    • Chapter 7 The skin is not a mere peel
    • Chapter 8 The skin is a "workhorse"
    • Chapter 9 Protection from dryness or "drying out"
    • Chapter 10 UV rays: A great enemy of the skin
    • Chapter 11 What is an aged skin?
    • Chapter 12 Stress harms your skin
    • Chapter 13 Skin moisture
    • Chapter 14 Your skin type
    • Chapter 15 Hair too has its functions
    • Chapter 16 Are men more prone to balding?
    • Chapter 17 The functions and physiology of the nail
    • Chapter 18 How do we recognize what we touch?
    • Chapter 19 How do we smell things?
    • Chapter 20 How do we see things?
  • Section 3 What are cosmetics made from?
    • Chapter 21 What are cosmetics made from?
    • Chapter 22 Water: A unique substance
    • Chapter 23 The state of what’s inside a cosmetic counter
    • Chapter 24 A structure friendly to both water and oil
    • Chapter 25 The various states of water and oil
    • Chapter 26 Making good use of foams
    • Chapter 27 Oily ingredients/aqueous ingredients
    • Chapter 28 The role of polymers
    • Chapter 29 Color is the key to makeup products
    • Chapter 30 The intriguing capabilities of powders
    • Chapter 31 Ingredients providing protection from UV rays
    • Chapter 32 Putting on fragrance
  • Section 4 Purposeful cosmetics: Achieving specific results
    • Chapter 33 The road to the birth of a cosmetic product
    • Chapter 34 Devices for manufacturing cosmetics
    • Chapter 35 Packaging influences usability
    • Chapter 36 Making soaps: Mankind’s first chemical reaction
    • Chapter 37 Keeping yourself clean
    • Chapter 38 Maintaining supple hair through shampooing
    • Chapter 39 Moisture retention: The basics of skin care
    • Chapter 40 The skin care "trio"
    • Chapter 41 Foundation: a "second skin"
    • Chapter 42 Appealing eyes
    • Chapter 43 Long-lasting lipsticks
    • Chapter 44 Glamorous nails
    • Chapter 45 Enhancing hair styles
    • Chapter 46 What color is your hair?
    • Chapter 47 The art of aroma
  • Section 5 Cosmetic stability, safety, and environmental issues
    • Chapter 48 Separating cosmetic components
    • Chapter 49 Investigating the structure of cosmetic components
    • Chapter 50 Usability and rheology
    • Chapter 51 What is color?
    • Chapter 52 How is stability ensured?
    • Chapter 53 Are all microorganisms harmful?
    • Chapter 54 Safety is of utmost importance
    • Chapter 55 Utilizing computers
    • Chapter 56 Cosmetics and the environment
  • Section 6 The future of functional cosmetics
    • Chapter 57 Anti-aging
    • Chapter 58 Facial pore treatment and chemical peeling
    • Chapter 59 What is active oxygen?
    • Chapter 60 Are pimples the symbol of adolescence?
    • Chapter 61 Are you fully protected from UV rays?
    • Chapter 62 Changing skin complexion to our liking
    • Chapter 63 Growing hair
    • Chapter 64 Don’t let yourself be called smelly
    • Chapter 65 Brushing one’s teeth to prevent cavities
    • Chapter 66 The efficacy of aroma
    • Chapter 67 Actives that penetrate the skin
    • Chapter 68 Cosmetics of the future


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