Cosmeticology Course Syllabus & List of Cosmetics Textbooks


Course Objectives
To provide the learner with knowledge of cosmeticology with respect to the types of formulations, evaluation and regulatory aspects
Course Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the learner shall be able to:
1. Discuss the various raw materials for cosmetics
2. Understand the toxicological aspects and toxicity testing for cosmetics.
3. Discuss the various cosmetics products w.r.t. raw materials, large scale manufacturing and functional and physicochemical evaluation
4. Know the regulatory guidelines and sensorial assessment for cosmetics

1. General Aspects of Cosmeticology
1.1 Definition of Cosmetics, historical background, classification
Structure of skin, hair, nails, teeth; Regulatory aspects- Schedules to Drug and Cosmetics Rules – M II, S, Q; BIS specifications, Marketing aspects of Cosmetics
1.2 Raw materials including oils, fats, waxes, colours, perfumes, antioxidants, preservatives, surfactants, and water, herbal ingredients (Self study and follow up)
1.4 Toxicology of cosmetics-irritation and sensitization reactions to cosmetics, sensitivity testing and safety aspects
2. Cosmetic formulations: Raw materials, formulation, and functional evaluation of:
a) Skin creams– Cleansing, cold, vanishing, moisturizing, hand and body
products, Face packs, antiacne, antiwrinkle, bleach products
b) Protective preparations- Barrier products; sunscreen, suntan & anti-sunburn
products, insect repellants.
c) Coloured cosmetics-Foundation products, face powders, lipsticks, rouge, eye
cosmetics (Large scale manufacture of lipsticks and face powders, including compact face pwder)
d) Nail specialty products-cuticle softener, nail bleach, nail strengthener, nail whites, nail lacquer
e) Hair care products-Shampoos (including antidandruff & anti lice), hair grooming products [hair setting products, hair sprays, hair tonics, hair conditioners, hair rinses, hair waving & hair straightening products (principles), hair colorants]
f) Depilatories & Shaving products (Wet, Dry & After shave)
g) Oral and personal hygiene preparations-tooth powder, tooth paste, mouth washes, denture cleansers, bath products (soaps, bath salts, bubble baths, shower gels, body washes, anti-perspirants &deodorants
h) Baby toiletries-oils, creams, lotions, shampoos, powders
6. Sensorial evaluation of cosmetics- concept and need, sensory perception, requirements for sensory testing, methods used, interpretation and documentation/representation.

Cosmeticology Text Books:

1. Harry’s Cosmeticology Edited by J.B. Wilkinson and R. J. Moore, Longman Scientific & Technical Publishers
2. Cosmetics Science and Technology, Edited by M.S. Balsam, E. Sagarin, S.D. Gerhon, S.J.Strianse and M.M.Rieger, Volumes 1,2
and 3.Wiley-Interscience, Wiley India Pvt. Ltd.,2008
3. Poucher’s Perfumes, Cosmetics & Soaps, 10th Ed, Editor- Hilda Butler, Klewer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, 2000
4. Cosmetic Technology, Ed. By S.Nanda, A. Nanda and R. Khar, Birla Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 2007
5. Handbook of Cosmetic Science and Technology, edited by M. Paye, A.O.Barel, H. I. Maibach, Informa Healthcare USA,Inc. 2007.
6. Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Technology, Vol. 6, Eds. James Swarbrick, James C. Boylan, Marcel Dekker Inc., 1992
7. Kemp S.E., Hollowood T, Hort J., “Sensory evaluation-A practical handbook,” John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
8. Sensory Evaluation Techniques, Fourth Edition, Morten C. Meilgaard, B. Thomas Carr, Gail Vance Civille, CRC Press
9. ISO 13299:2016(en) Sensory analysis — Methodology — General guidance for establishing a sensory profile
10. BIS Guidelines for different cosmetic products.
11. Formulation and function of cosmetics by Jellinek Stephan, Wiley Interscience.

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