Cosmetic chemistry is not another dictionary of cosmetic ingredients, but an informative and revealing look at the subject of cosmetic chemistry from a Clinical Aesthetician and Beauty Therapist’s viewpoint.
In addition to explaining the basics of cosmetic formulations in the therapists terms, this book shares how to read and understand product labels and evaluate likely product performance and contraindications. From the knowledge gained, the therapist can evaluate a product for themselves rather than being influenced by marketing hype. In this book, we explore the linking skin structure and function to ingredient choice in order to achieve better treatment results and client satisfaction. This will help you provide more informed decisions about treatment strategies and advice regarding client home care options.
True cosmetic chemistry concerns itself not only with what is in our skin care and cosmetic products, but what chemical occurrences are happening in and around the various cells within the skin and how the chemicals in the cosmetics interact with the skins own chemistry
Cosmetic Chemistry explores the linking of skin structure and function to ingredient choice in order to achieve better treatment results and client satisfaction. This is done by approaching the major skin conditions that therapists see on a daily basis and applying the knowledge of what is happening to the skin’s cells to the types of ingredients that will provide best therapeutic effect. This will help therapists provide more informed decisions about treatment strategies and advice regarding client home care options.
Independent Technical Educator & author to the Professional Aesthetics Industry
Florence Barrett-Hill is an internationally acclaimed dermal science educator, practitioner, researcher, and author with a vast experience covering all aspects of professional aesthetic therapy and paramedical skin care.
Florence has trained both generic and brand specific philosophies, understanding the wide range of treatment modalities, and their place in the industry. With wide experience from owning and operating clinics, through to paramedical technical experience in the post operative care of burns survivors and plastic surgery patients and the formulation of skin care products, Florence is a uniquely talented industry practitioner who intimately knows her subject and is passionate about continually raising the standards of professional beauty therapy and skin care.