The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the knowledge of formulation and stability aspects of peculiar cosmetic preparations, such as foams and mousses, spray deodorants, roll-ons. Cleaning products with specific purposes, such as face cleansers, toothpastes, hair, intimate hygiene, and specific aspects of cosmetic preparations for children will also be examined. The history of color cosmetic products, the psychological reasons for their use and the "color theory" will be analyzed and the physicochemical characteristics, the formulation and preparation aspects of the main categories of products used in the field of color cosmetics, such as lipsticks, eye shadows, face powders, undercoats, hair dyes, will be discussed. This matter will be treated considering evolution of the scientific concept of cosmetic and always increasing user needs.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will have acquired the useful knowledge to analyze and manage the market surveys preliminary to the preparation of the product and its complete technical arrangement.
Color cosmetics and Make up. - Color theory. - Pigments and dye and factors influencing their stability. - Face, eyes, lips, hands and body products.
Formulation of Cosmetic Products
Regulation No 1223/2009 of the European parliament on cosmetic products and annexes - Notes on the cosmetic products market. - Technological aspects to prepare foams, mousses and masks. - Technological aspects to prepare antiperspirants and deodorants. - Technological aspects to prepare skin cleansing products with specific purposes, such as face, teeth, hair, intimate hygiene cleaning. - Sunscreens.