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Personal Care Reference Book from C.H.I.P.S.

Conditioning Agents for Hair and Skin
edited by Randy Schueller

Prepared by cosmetic formulators for cosmetic formulators, this practical reference discusses the history, benefits, formulation, and future developments of hair and skin conditioning products—providing a comprehensive overview of the subject and a unique analysis of the elements of conditioning.

Offering the novice chemist a solid foundation of technical knowledge and the seasoned scientist the latest state-of-the-art ingredients and testing procedures used in evaluation, Conditioning Agents for Hair and Skin

  • identifies different classes of conditioning agents used in hair and skin care products
  • details the chemical composition, mode of action, and manufacturing of conditioning agents
  • analyzes silicones, emollients, humectants, polymers, and ceramides
  • examines the biological components of hair and skin
  • explores novel silicone-derived materials
  • surveys cationic polymers and proteins
  • reveals new insights into raw materials, syntheses, and assays
  • and more!

With almost 900 references, tables, equations, drawing, and photographs, Conditioning Agents for Hair and Skin serves as an up-to-date reference for cosmetic scientists and technologists; physical, surface, colloid, research, and formulation chemists; dermatologists; and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

Contents

  1. Introduction to Conditioning Agents for Hair and Skin
  2. Biology of the Hair and Skin
  3. The Role of Biological Lipids in Skin Conditioning
  4. Petrolatum: Conditioning Through Occlusion
  5. Humectants in Personal Care Formulation: A Practical Guide
  6. Emollient Esters and Oils
  7. Proteins for Conditioning Hair and Skin
  8. Organo-Modified Siloxane Polymers for Conditioning Skin and Hair
  9. Specialty Silicone Conditioning Agents
  10. Cationic Surfactants and Quaternary Derivatives for Hair and Skin Care
  11. Polymers as Conditioning Agents for Hair and Skin
  12. Formulating Conditioning Products for Hair and Skin
  13. Evaluating Effects of Conditioning Formulations on Hair
  14. Evaluating Performance Benefits of Conditioning Formulations on Human Skin

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Conditioning Agents for Hair and Skin
edited by Randy Schueller and Perry Romanowski
384 pages $208.95 + shipping
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