Formulation and legislation of cosmetic products

A.Y. 2021/2022
6
Max ECTS
56
Overall hours
SSD
CHIM/09
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The purpose of the course is to introduce the students to the know-how concerning the preparation and controls of the main cosmetic products; in particular, the basics of formulation, preparation and quality control of cosmetics, also with the aim of the product stability evaluation, according to the latest regulatory aspects.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will acquire a specific professional competence to be able to prepare cosmetic products in compliance with the current legislation and regulations. Training in the lab will allow to consolidate the theoretical concepts.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
Technology
Introduction to skin: structure and function. The skin barrier, principles and mechanism of percutaneous absorption. Methods for studying percutaneous absorption. Methods for enhancing percutaneous absorption. Liposomes.
Physicochemical principles: interfacial phenomena; disperse systems: colloids, emulsions, and suspensions; rheology. Formulation aspects of semisolid preparation for cutaneous application (ointment, cream, gel and paste) with different viscosity. Decorative cosmetic products.
Legislation
The rules governing the production and the marketing of the cosmetic products and other herbal products (medicines and health foods).
Prerequisites for admission
To access the exam it will be necessary to have acquired basic notions in Chemistry.
Teaching methods
Class lessons and single-bench practices.
Teaching Resources
Lesson slides and indications of recommended texts and thei relevant parts of interest for the course available avavilable on the Ariel website.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The evaluation includes 1. a written test of 4 questions on topics related to the legislation covered in the course, time available about 50 minutes; it is necessary to answer the questions reaching a score of at least 18/30; 2. an oral test of 2 or 3 questions on skin absorption and cosmetic technical topics covered during the course. The outcome of the written test (1) and the planning of the oral one (2) are communicated within a few days. Final evaluation is given for 30% by the written test, 60% by the oral test, 10% work done during the lesson.
CHIM/09 - PHARMACEUTICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS OF CHEMISTRY - University credits: 6
Single bench laboratory practical: 16 hours
Lessons: 40 hours