From Ideas to Products

  • Jean Cornier
  • Cornelia M. Keck
  • Marcel Van de Voorde

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction to Nanocosmetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Becky S. Li, John H. Cary, Howard I. Maibach
      Pages 3-15
    3. Birgit Huber, Jens Burfeindt
      Pages 17-25
  3. Nanoparticles in Cosmetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. T. P. Vinod, Raz Jelinek
      Pages 29-46
    3. Yves Chevalier, Marie-Alexandrine Bolzinger
      Pages 47-72
    4. Sílvia S. Guterres, Karina Paese, Adriana R. Pohlmann
      Pages 73-94
    5. Peter van Hoogevest, Alfred Fahr
      Pages 95-140 Open Access
    6. Rainer H. Müller, Florence Olechowski, Daniel Köpke, Sung Min Pyo
      Pages 141-159
    7. Olga Pelikh, Steffen F. Hartmann, Abraham M. Abraham, Cornelia M. Keck
      Pages 161-177
  4. Characterization and Production of Nanoparticles and Nanocosmetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Steffen F. Hartmann, Ralph W. Eckert, Daniel Knoth, Cornelia M. Keck
      Pages 181-198
    3. D. Knoth, R. W. Eckert, S. F. Hartmann, C. M. Keck
      Pages 199-216
    4. J. Lademann, M. E. Darvin, M. C. Meinke, A. Patzelt
      Pages 217-231
    5. Carsten Schilde, Jan Henrik Finke, Sandra Breitung-Faes, Frederik Flach, Arno Kwade
      Pages 267-295
  5. Governance and Potentials of Nanocosmetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Gunjan Jeswani, Swarnali Das Paul, Lipika Chablani, Ajazuddin
      Pages 299-335
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 361-363

About this book


This book addresses the application of nanotechnology to cosmetics. Edited by three respected experts in the field, the book begins with a general overview of the science behind cosmetics and skin care today, and of the status quo of nanotechnology in cosmetics. Subsequent chapters provide detailed information on the different nanoparticles currently used in cosmetics; the production and characterization of nanoparticles and nanocosmetics; and regulatory, safety and commercialization aspects. Given its scope, the book offers an indispensable guide for scientists in academia and industry, technicians and students, as well as a useful resource for decision-makers in the field and consumer organizations. 

Chapter 6 of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at


Nanoparticle characterization Cosmetic nanocarriers Production of nanocosmetics Nanotoxicology Nanosafety Nanomaterials Cytotoxicity Nanoemulsions Miniemulsions Lipid nanoparticles

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Cornier
    • 1
  • Cornelia M. Keck
    • 2
  • Marcel Van de Voorde
    • 3
  1. 1.vdlconsult HildesheimGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Pharmazeutische Technologie und BiopharmaziePhilipps-Universität MarburgMarburgGermany
  3. 3.Faculty of Natural SciencesUniversity of Technology DELFTCrans-MontanaSwitzerland

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