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IFSCC Monographs

Each of the IFSCC scientific monographs deals with a topic that cuts across various disciplines of cosmetics science, and is therefore best studied individually so as to achieve a greater understanding of the practical use of that topic in the cosmetics field.

Written by experts, the monographs have proved to be an invaluable reference tool for those working in the field as well as to those seeking an introduction to cosmetics science, whether they be students, laymen or scientists from other disciplines.

Monographs On Cosmetics Science (A5 Paperback)

  • Monograph No. 2: Cosmetic Raw Material Analysis and Quality
    2004; 306 pages; Edited by ISBN 3-87846-244-1
  • The objective of this monograph is to review the methods of characteriztion and analysis of poly-mers used in cosmetic products. The book is not designed to provide an exhaustive, up-to-date analysis of the field, but rather to give cosmetic researchers a basic overview of the types ot analysis carried out for new and established products. Each method is illustrated with one or two examples of analysis in order to demonstrate the basic capabilities of each technique.

  • Monograph No. 1: Hydrocarbons, Glycerides, Waxes and Other Esters
    Edited by Hilda Butler; 1994; 156 pages; Euro 39.70. ISBN 978-1870228-11-4
  • Analytical chemistry has played an important role in the development of the cosmetics industry, and continues to do so. It is an essential aspect of quality control and product safety and has led to the discovery of new cosmetic ingredients. This volume summarizes the many technologies employed by both analytic experts and cosmetic scientists in general, for the analysis and quality assessment of certain cosmetic raw materials. Further volumes will deal with the analysis of Surface-Active Agents; Polysiloxanes; Polyols, Saccharides; Organic Acids, Amino Acids and Peptides; Polymers; Inorganic Pigments and Powders; and Additives.

Monographs On Cosmetic Raw Material Analysis And Quality (A4 Paperback)

  • Monograph No. 7 – Microemulsions in Cosmetics
    1999; 106 pages; Euro 31.70.ISBN 978-1870228-20-6
  • Contents include: Phase behaviour of amphiphile, water, oil system; HLB of amphiphile; solubilization, microemulsions and emulsion; formation, structure and preparation conditions of microemulsions; ultrafine emulsion preparation; control of droplet size; stability.

  • Monograph No. 6 – Antiperspirants and Deodorants: Principles of Underarm Technology
    1998; 74 pages; Euro 21.40. ISBN 978-1870228-19-0
  • Contents include: General introduction to underarm technology; governmental regulations; understanding of underarm actives; antiperspirant active salts; clinical evaluation methods, and formulation and delivery systems.

  • Monograph No. 5 – An Introduction to Cosmetics Microbiology
    1999; 68 pages; Euro 21.40. ISBN 978-1870228-18-3
  • Contents include: Microbial contamination; plant sanitation; GMP’s and house organisms; preservatives; efficacy test methods and acceptance criteria; cosmetics that counteract conditions caused by microorganisms; effects on skin physiology; harmonization of test methods; and self-preserving cosmetics.

  • Monograph No. 4 – Introduction to Cosmetic Emulsions and Emulsification
    1997; 70 pages; Euro 21.40.ISBN 978-1870228-17-6
  • This monograph describes monographs of preparation and basic properties of cosmetic macroemulsions. It deals with the basic principles and practice rather than the theory of emulsification, and recommends methods for overcoming many of the problems encountered during formulation. It is intended to answer questions raised by the inexperienced formulator and to introduce the better versed to some of the intricacies of emulsion development. Contents include: Sections on the nature, creation, preservation and stability of emulsions.

  • Monograph No. 3 – An Introduction to Rheology
    1997; 44 pages; Euro 17.50. ISBN 978-1870228-16-9
  • The application of rheology, the study of flow, in many different industries has been steadily increasing. The IFSCC has recognized the need for a practical review of this discipline with cosmetic rheology in mind. It is hoped that by promoting a more widespread understanding of the underlying principles of rheology, cosmetic science itself may be advanced. Contents include: Introduction to rheology; using cosmetic rheology; rheological additives; instrumentation; and interpreting rheological profiles.