Poucher’s Perfumes, Cosmetics and Soaps

  • Editors
  • Hilda Butler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Historical Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hilda Butler
      Pages 13-63
  3. Cosmetics for Everyday Use

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-67
    2. Philip Klepak, Jack Walkey
      Pages 69-100
    3. Anthony L. L. Hunting
      Pages 101-149
    4. Pauline Riley
      Pages 167-216
    5. Stephen Mason
      Pages 217-253
    6. F. J. Mottram, C. E. Lees
      Pages 255-287
    7. F. J. Mottram, C. E. Lees
      Pages 289-306
    8. Bryan P. Murphy
      Pages 307-324
    9. Mitchell L. Schlossman
      Pages 325-343
    10. Paul Paniccia
      Pages 345-375
    11. Jim McAllister
      Pages 377-391
    12. Grace Abamba
      Pages 393-452
    13. Michael Willcox
      Pages 453-465
    14. Michael Brown, Nicola Fardell
      Pages 467-503
  4. Quality, Stability and Safety Assurance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 505-505
    2. Ken Spears
      Pages 507-554
    3. Marion Roberts
      Pages 555-599
    4. John L. Knowlton
      Pages 601-623
    5. Hilda Butler
      Pages 647-684
    6. John D. Middleton
      Pages 685-696
    7. John S. Cannell
      Pages 697-713
  5. Perfumes: Their Manufacture in Products and Psychology in Use

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 715-715
    2. Norman J. Van Abbé
      Pages 717-748
    3. Jean Ann Graham
      Pages 749-767
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 769-782

About this book


Poucher's Perfumes Cosmetics and Soaps has been in print since 1923 and is the classic reference work in the field of cosmetics. Now in a fully updated 10th edition, this new volume provides a firm basic knowledge in the science of cosmetics (including toiletries) as well as incorporating the latest trends in scientific applications and legislation which have occurred since the 9th edition.
This edition will not only be an excellent reference book for students entering the industry but also for those in specialized research companies, universities and other associated institutions who will be able to gain an overall picture of the modern cosmetic science and industry.
The book has been logically ordered into four distinct parts. The historical overview of Part 1 contains an essay demonstrating William Arthur Poucher's influence on the 20th Century cosmetics industry as well as a chapter detailing the long history of cosmetics.
Part 2 is a comprehensive listing of the properties and uses of common cosmetic types, ranging from Antiperspirants through to Sunscreen preparations. There are an increased number of raw materials in use today and their chemical, physical and safety benefits are carefully discussed along with formulation examples. The many additions since the last edition demonstrate the dramatic recent expansion in the industry and how changes in legal regulations affecting the development, production and marketing of old, established and new products are operative almost worldwide. Information on specialist products for babies and others is included within individual chapters.
The chapters in Part 3 support and outline the current guidelines regarding the assessment and control of safety and stability. This information is presented chemically, physically and microbiologically.
Part 3 chapters also detail requirements for the consumer acceptability of both existing and new products. Those legal regulations now in force in the EU, the USA and Japan are carefully described in a separate chapter and the remaining chapters have been extensively updated to explain the technical and practical operations needed to comply with regulations when marketing. This information will be invaluable to European Union and North American companies when preparing legally required product information dossiers.
The final chapters in Part 4 contain useful information on the psychology of perfumery as well as detailing methods for the conduct of assessment trials of new products.
As ingredient labelling is now an almost universal legal requirement the International Nomenclature of Cosmetics Ingredients (INCI) for raw materials has been used wherever practicable.

The advertised volume is the 10th edition of what was previously known as volume 3 of Poucher's Cosmetics and Soaps. Due to changes in the industry there are no plans to bring out new editions of volume 1 and 2.


Cosmetics European Union (EU) Hair Perfume Science Skin hygiene

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4034-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2734-1
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