Published: 02 November 2020  (Updated: 05 November 2020)

New SCS/RSC 'Discovering Cosmetic Science' Book

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), in collaboration with the Society of Cosmetics Scientists (SCS), has published a new book entitled 'Discovering Cosmetic Science'.

The book is aimed at journalists, teachers, students, those who are considering a career in cosmetic science, those who work in other areas of the industry or people who just have an interest in the products we all use every day.

Edited by members of the SCS Education Committee, led by Steve Barton and including former member of the CTPA Team, Amanda Isom, all content has been written by a team of industry experts alongside newcomers to industry who helped to guide and shape the content that would be of interest to potential readers.

Chapter topics include:

  • cleansing
  • hair-care
  • oral-care
  • skincare
  • colour cosmetics
  • fragrance
  • active ingredients
  • safety
  • myths and scares (co-authored by Emma Meredith)

The book takes readers on a guided journey through the different product types, looking not only at the chemistry behind the formulations but also the biology of how the products work on the body.  The book achieves this through an easy to read and accessible style.

For those who work in the cosmetics industry, it will be no surprise to see how passion for the science behind cosmetic products jumps out from every page.  The book has been in preparation for a number of years and will remain of interest for many years to come.

The book can be purchased in hard copy or as an e-book from the RSC or other online bookshops.

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