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Formulating natural cosmetics.


Formulating natural cosmetics.

Dweck, Anthony C.



673 pages




The author is founder of a company in the UK devoted to the study of botanicals and their chemistry and has long been planning to put this information in a book. Here he presents approximately 300 fixed oils, 200 essential oils, and 600 botanical extracts for formulators and marketers of new products. Each entry offers a chemical description and commentary on traditional use, as well as extraction methods when available. Some data are presented in tables, where coverage includes natural butters and waxes, emulsifiers, preservatives, anti-irritants and color, along with isoflavones, phytohormones and phytosterols. A chapter on gemmotherapy introduces a type of phytotherapy based on maceration of plant buds and shoots. A chapter on legal challenges should be interesting to anyone in the industry.

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Date:Jun 1, 2011
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