IFSCC Monographs

Each of the IFSCC scientific monographs deals with a topic that cuts across various disciplines of cosmetics science, and is therefore best studied individually so as to achieve a greater understanding of the practical use of that topic in the cosmetics field.

It is hoped that the knowledge gained from identifying activities common to a number of areas will be transferable when a chemist moves from one project to another.

Written by experts, the monographs cover a wide range of such intersecting themes and have proved to be an invaluable reference tool for those working in the field as well as to those seeking an introduction to cosmetics science, whether they be students, laymen or scientists from other disciplines.

Monographs On Cosmetics Science (A5 Paperback)
Monograph No. 1 - Principles of Product Evaluation: Objective Sensory Methods
1987; 66 pages; Euro 21.40. ISBN 978-1870228-05-3

Designed as a laboratory aid to cosmetic scientists who require an overview of product evaluation, the monograph presents a framework, illustrated by examples, of the principles of product evaluation. The examples aim to help the nonstatistician and nonexpert to understand and use the techniques described.

Contents include: General introduction to product evaluation; subjective and objective evaluation; and examples of specialty product testing.

Monograph No. 2 - The Fundamentals of Stability Testing
1992; 30 pages; Euro 14.40. ISBN 978-1870228-06-0 (UK) or 0-96087525-5 (USA)

This monograph deals with the practical rather than the theoretical aspects of stability tests on cosmetic products. It is intended to provide guidance for the chemist or technician in the laboratory. It particularly recommends clear identification of the precise objectives and thoughtful planning of each test so as to achieve major economies of time and effort.

Contents include: General introduction to, and objectives and principles of, stability testing; test conditions; selection of samples; and product shelflife.

Monograph No. 3 - An Introduction to Rheology
1997; 44 pages; Euro 17.50. ISBN 978-1870228-16-9

The application of rheology, the study of flow, in many different industries has been steadily increasing. The IFSCC has recognized the need for a practical review of this discipline with cosmetic rheology in mind. It is hoped that by promoting a more widespread understanding of the underlying principles of rheology, cosmetic science itself may be advanced.

Contents include: Introduction to rheology; using cosmetic rheology; rheological additives; instrumentation; and interpreting rheological profiles.

Monograph No. 4 - Introduction to Cosmetic Emulsions and Emulsification
1997; 70 pages; Euro 21.40.ISBN 978-1870228-17-6

This monograph describes monographs of preparation and basic properties of cosmetic macroemulsions. It deals with the basic principles and practice rather than the theory of emulsification, and recommends methods for overcoming many of the problems encountered during formulation. It is intended to answer questions raised by the inexperienced formulator and to introduce the better versed to some of the intricacies of emulsion development.

Contents include: Sections on the nature, creation, preservation and stability of emulsions.

Monograph No. 5 - An Introduction to Cosmetics Microbiology
1999; 68 pages; Euro 21.40. ISBN 978-1870228-18-3

Contents include: Microbial contamination; plant sanitation; GMP's and house organisms; preservatives; efficacy test methods and acceptance criteria; cosmetics that counteract conditions caused by microorganisms; effects on skin physiology; harmonization of test methods; and self-preserving cosmetics.

Monograph No. 6 - Antiperspirants and Deodorants: Principles of Underarm Technology
1998; 74 pages; Euro 21.40. ISBN 978-1870228-19-0

Contents include: General introduction to underarm technology; governmental regulations; understanding of underarm actives; antiperspirant active salts; clinical evaluation methods, and formulation and delivery systems.

Monograph No. 7 - Microemulsions in Cosmetics
1999; 106 pages; Euro 31.70.ISBN 978-1870228-20-6

Contents include: Phase behaviour of amphiphile, water, oil system; HLB of amphiphile; solubilization, microemulsions and emulsion; formation, structure and preparation conditions of microemulsions; ultrafine emulsion preparation; control of droplet size; stability.

Monographs On Cosmetic Raw Material Analysis And Quality (A4 Paperback)
Volume I: Hydrocarbons, Glycerides, Waxes and Other Esters
Edited by Hilda Butler; 1994; 156 pages; Euro 39.70. ISBN 978-1870228-11-4

Analytical chemistry has played an important role in the development of the cosmetics industry, and continues to do so. It is an essential aspect of quality control and product safety and has led to the discovery of new cosmetic ingredients. This volume summarizes the many technologies employed by both analytic experts and cosmetic scientists in general, for the analysis and quality assessment of certain cosmetic raw materials.

Further volumes will deal with the analysis of Surface-Active Agents; Polysiloxanes; Polyols, Saccharides; Organic Acids, Amino Acids and Peptides; Polymers; Inorganic Pigments and Powders; and Additives.

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