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A Textbook of Cosmetic Formulations (eBook)

Formulation and Evaluation of Cosmetics
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Genre: Medicine & Science
Language: English
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Cosmetic is a Greek word which means to 'adorn' (addition of something decorative to a person or a thing). It may be defined as a substance which comes in contact with various parts of the human body like skin, hair, nail, lips, teeth, and mucous membranes etc, Cosmetic substances help in improving or changing the outward show of the body and also masks the odour of the body. It protects the skin and keeps it in good condition. In general, cosmetics are external preparations which are applied on the external parts the body.
Even in earlier days, men and women used to decorate their bodies for improvement of appearance. Men used leaves of vegetables and parts of animals whereas women use to wear colored stones and flowers round their neck and wrist. Gradually, they start using colored earth and ointments on their face and body. Even bangles and necklace made of baked earth materials became very common among the people. Eye shadow were made of copper (coloured earth) ore and lamp black (coloured earth) while red colour was used for dyeing of hair.
Now days, cosmetics are considered as essential components in life. They not only, attract the people towards it but also impart psychological effects. It has gained popularity in the last 3-4 decades and its use has been increased exponentially both-in males and females. The most popular cosmetics are hair dyes, powders and creams.
Examples of Cosmetics:
Skin-care creams, powders, lotions, lipsticks, nail polishes, eye and face makeup, deodorants, baby products, hair colourants and sprays etc.
1. They are used as a cleansing, moisturizing and beautifying agent.
2. They help in enhancing attractiveness of the body.
3. They help in altering the appearance of the body without affecting its functions.
4. Sunscreen products help in protecting the body from UV rays and treating sunburns.
5. Acne, wrinkles, dark circles under eyes and other skin imperfections are treated or repaired by treatment products.
6. Cosmetics help in treating skin infection.

About the Authors

I am a post graduate researcher pursuing PhD from Mewar University, Rajasthan, India. My project title is "Formulation and evaluation of herbal formulation against Whooping cough”. I am currently working as Assistant Professor (Pharmaceutics) with Department of Pharmacy, Mewar University.
I am resourcefully associated with Research & Development (Formulation & Development, Herbal Preparations, Publications, IPR), Academics, Counselling (Medical, Academic, Career counselling) and Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing.
I have post graduation in Pharmaceutics from Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. My thesis title was "Formulation and evaluation of poly herbal preparation against Hepatotoxicity". During my post graduate studies, I was also involved in Formulation and development of “Cefixime (200 mg) & Ofloxacin (200 mg) Dispersible tablet”.
The achievements during my under graduate and post graduate studies include publishing of books, research and review articles in the international peer reviewed journals .Apart from acquiring excellent grades in studies, I have participated in national conferences all over India.
Gaurav Kumar Sharma
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy,
Mewar University, NH – 79,
Gangrar, Chittorgarh,
Rajasthan-312 901, India
Mob.- +91-8290847107

Book Details

ISBN: 9781365355912
Number of Pages: 95
Availability: Available for Download (e-book)

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