Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Part One

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Brian Cuzner, Philip Klepak
      Pages 3-26
    3. Anthony L. L. Hunting
      Pages 27-63
    4. Steve Mason
      Pages 64-90
    5. Sue Hurst
      Pages 109-129
    6. F. J. Mottram
      Pages 130-169
    7. F. J. Mottram
      Pages 170-194
    8. Bryan P. Murphy
      Pages 195-212
    9. D. Max Bryce
      Pages 213-243
    10. Mitchell L. Schlossman
      Pages 244-258
    11. Ahmed I. Sahir
      Pages 259-287
    12. David Page
      Pages 288-307
    13. Angela Janousek
      Pages 308-334
    14. Grace Abamba
      Pages 335-392
    15. Michael Willcox
      Pages 393-404
    16. Laurence W. Ashley
      Pages 405-439
  3. Part Two

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 441-441
    2. D. C. Cullum
      Pages 443-489

About this book


Cosmetic Science has developed greatly since the publication of the 8th edition of this textbook in 1974. Although the first part of this volume still consists of chapters about product preparations in alphabetical order, each product category has been revised and updated by a specialist. An outline of the biology, structure and function of skin, hair, teeth and nails and the reasons for the need for cosmetics are given in those dealing with the relevant preparations. Throughout, the word Cosmetics includes toiletries and thus all products which protect, cleanse, adorn, and perfume the human body, and combat body odour and perspiration. The 'f' spelling for the element 'sulfur' and its derivatives has been used following the recommendations of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUP AC) and the decision taken by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the British Standards Institute (BSI) to use 'f' instead of 'ph' in all their publications. This stems from the derivation of the use of the 'f' from Latin and its use in England until the 15th century.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hilda Butler
    • 1
  1. 1.Northwood, MiddlesexUK

About the editors

Hilda Butler, CChem, FRSC is a past president of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and is also currently the Series editor of `Cosmetic Science' monographs.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Poucher’s Perfumes, Cosmetics and Soaps
  • Book Subtitle Volume 3 Cosmetics
  • Authors W.A. Poucher
  • Editors H. Butler
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Chapman & Hall 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-27360-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-4650-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-1482-0
  • Edition Number 9
  • Number of Pages XII, 751
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Medicinal Chemistry
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


`It will be an invaluable introduction and source of reference for all involved in the cosmetics and toiletries industry from suppliers of raw materials to beauty clinics and schools.'
Health & Beauty Salon, London
`Poucher has been a standard reference since it was first published in 1923. It is indeed welcome to have an updated version.'
Chemical Monographs Review