EDUCATION RESOURCES

I've created these presentations to supplement and enhance your cosmetic science education.  Each quarter I'll highlight up to four resources available for purchase, other items are available upon request

MOISTURISATION VS HYDRATION

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Skin for the Cosmetic Chemist

This presentation explains and explores the difference between moisturisation and hydration in relation to the skin and cosmetic chemistry.  Key chemistry used by the skin to maintain its moisture balance is presented along with information about how each one performs its role and how cosmetic chemists use these ingredients.

CERAMIDES, THE STUFF OF SKIN

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Skin for the Cosmetic Chemist

This presentation explains and explores the role of Ceramides in our skin. It gives examples of how Cosmetic Chemists create formulations that protect, restore and enhance the skin ceramides.  Examples of where you can find Ceramide chemistry in whole foods and in cosmetic ingredient inventories are also given.

THE CHEMISTRY OF OLEOGELS

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Cosmetic Science - The Oil Phase

This presentation explores and explains the science of oleogels. Oleogels form the base of many cosmetics including balms, lipsticks and solid moisturisers. Discover what ingredients go into an oleogel, how they are structured and how to create oleogels with increased efficacy and stability.  Formula examples are included.