Cosmetic Science Theory, Notes, PDF, Books, Syllabus
This section is also useful for cosmetic science courses in India which include MSc cosmetic science, diploma in cosmetics etc
UNIT I Classification of cosmetic and cosmeceutical products
Classification and application
Skin: Basic structure and function of the skin.
Hair: Basic structure of the hair. Hair growth cycle.
Oral Cavity: Common problem associated with teeth and gums.
Principles of formulation and building blocks of skincare products:
Face wash, Moisturizing cream, Cold Cream, Vanishing cream and their advantages and
disadvantages.Application of these products in the formulation of cosmeceuticals.
Antiperspirants & deodorants- Actives & mechanism of action.
Principles of formulation and building blocks of Haircare products:
Conditioning shampoo, Hair conditioner,anti-dandruff shampoo.
Chemistry and formulation of Para-phylene diamine based hair dye.
Principles of formulation and building blocks of oral care products:
Toothpaste for bleeding gums, sensitive teeth. Teeth whitening, Mouthwash.
Sun protection, Classification of Sunscreens and SPF.
Role of herbs in cosmetics:
Skin Care: Aloe and turmeric
Haircare: Henna and amla.
Oral care: Neem and clove
Analytical cosmetics: BIS specification and analytical methods for shampoo, skin cream and toothpaste.
Principles of Cosmetic Evaluation: Principles of sebumeter, corneometer. Measurement
of TEWL, Skin Color, Hair tensile strength, Hair combing properties
Soaps, and syndet bars. Evolution and skin benefits.
Oily and dry skin causes lead to dry skin, skin moisturisation. Basic understanding of
the terms Comedogenic, dermatitis.
Cosmetic problems associated with hair and scalp: Dandruff, Hair fall causes
Cosmetic problems associated with skin: blemishes, wrinkles, acne, prickly heat and
Antiperspirants and Deodorants- Actives and mechanism of action
1) Harry’s Cosmeticology, Wilkinson, Moore, Seventh Edition, George Godwin.
2) Cosmetics – Formulations, Manufacturing and Quality Control, P.P. Sharma, 4th Edition, Vandana Publications Pvt. Ltd., Delhi.
3) Textbook of cosmetology by Sanju Nanda & Roop K. Khar, Tata Publishers.
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