In order to successfully attend the course students should have knowledge of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry, as well as knowledge of Organic Chemistry fundamentals.
Three oral ongoing evaluations (only for students attending the course); alternatively, final oral examination.
The results of the ongoing evaluations are valid for 1 year.
The course aims to describe the structure of the skin and hair and to provide the basic knowledge of the main raw material of cosmetic interest and the role they have in cosmetic formulations. The course also examines some important classes of cosmetic products as sunscreens, antiperspirants and deodorants, detergent formulations and barrier creams. Finally, the course covers the main aspects of current legislation on cosmetic products, with particular reference to the new European Regulation.
European Legislation on Cosmetic Products: Regulation (EC) N° 1223/2009. Skin structure. Reconstructed human epidermal models. Lipids of cosmetic interest. Surfactants (Surface tension; HLB system; detergents surfactants; emulsifying surfactants). Hair conditioners. Rheological agents. Moisturizers. Antioxidants. Chelators. Antimicrobial preservatives (Microbiology of cosmetic products; challenge test). Cosmetic dyes. Hair dyes. Hair bleaching products. Permanent waving cosmetics. Cosmetics in pressurized packs. Barrier creams. Antiperspirants and deodorants. Sun protection products (UV-A, UV-B and broad spectrum sunscreens; evaluation of sunscreen efficacy). Skin and hair cleansing formulations.
AA.VV., Manuale del Cosmetologo, Tecniche Nuove, 2015. Gianni Proserpio, Chimica e Tecnica Cosmetica 2000 (Volumi 1 e 2), Sinerga, 1999. Ruggero Caputo, Marcello Monti, Manuale di Dermocosmetologia Medica, Raffaello Cortina Editore, 1995.
Teacher up front classes