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Dermatologic, Cosmeceutic, and Cosmetic Development
Therapeutic and Novel Approaches
edited by Kenneth A. Walters

Dermatologic, Cosmeceutic, and Cosmetic Development provides information on current pharmaceutical and cosmetic practices in the management of both major and minor skin disorders, and gives an expansive overview of novel drugs and therapies used to treat these conditions.

Dermatological, Cosmeceutic, and Cosmetic Development covers:

  • the efficiency and delivery of topical therapies - including various pharmaceutical therapies
  • the range of skin disorders, drugs used to manage the disorders, and the site where the effect is sought
  • how percutaneous absorption is affected by age, skin, site, race, skin disease and damage and product form
  • major skin diseases and injuries pertaining to wounds and burns with particular emphasis on novel treatment approaches
  • and more!



  1. Skin structure, pharmaceutics, cosmetics, efficacy and toxicology of topically applied agents

Part I: Skin Disorders and Therapies

  1. Drugs used for skin diseases
  2. Treatment of dermatitis
  3. Evolution of cosmetics to cosmeceutics and its application to skin disorders including ageing and blemishes
  4. Biology of skin pigmentation and cosmetic skin color control
  5. Evidence based cosmeceutical therapy

Part II: Specific Factors Affecting Targeting and Efficacy

  1. Skin Hydration—a key determinant in topical absorption
  2. Epidemiology of skin barrier function: host and environment factors
  3. Permeability through diseased and damaged skin
  4. Targeting the pilosebaceous gland
  5. Drug penetration enhancement through human nail and skin

Part III: Topical Pharmaceuticals, Formulations and Indications

  1. Getting the dose right in dermatological therapy
  2. Drugs for pain and inflammation
  3. Novel topically active anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial compounds for use in acne
  4. Codrugs: potential therapies for dermatological diseases
  5. Topical therapeutic agents used in wound care
  6. Established and Emerging Oral Antifungals in Dermatology
  7. Hydroxyacids and retinoids in cosmetic products

Part IV: Topical Cosmeceuticals, Formulations and Indications

  1. Natural ingredients used in cosmeceuticals
  2. The influence of formulation design on the clinical performance of topically applied formulations
  3. Dry skin and moisturizers
  4. Antioxidants in the skin: dermatological and cosmeceutical aspects
  5. Absorption and evaporation of volatile compounds applied to skin
  6. Efficacy, absorption and safety of essential oils
  7. Sunscreens: efficacy, skin penetration and toxicological aspects

Part V: Safety Considerations

  1. Efficacy and safety of Tea Tree and other oils
  2. Safety assessments based on exposure, penetration and toxicity considerations

Part VI: Skin Assessment

  1. Non-invasive evaluation of skin in the cosmetic industry
  2. Application of in vivo laser scanning microscopy for skin analysis in dermatology and cosmetology

Part VII: Improving Therapeutic Outcomes Using Chemical Techniques

  1. Chemical penetration enhancement: possibilities and problems
  2. Multicomponent formulations of chemical penetration enhancers

Part VIII: Improving Therapeutic Outcomes Using Physical Techniques

  1. Iontophoresis
  2. DNA transfer in the skin
  3. Pressure waves for transdermal drug delivery
  4. Microneedle arrays as transcutaneous delivery devices
  5. Needle-free ballistic delivery of powdered immunotherapeutics to the skin using supersonic gas flow


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Dermatologic, Cosmeceutic
and Cosmetic Development

Therapeutic and Novel Approaches
edited by Kenneth A. Walters

2008 • 628 pages • $248.95 + shipping
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