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Welcome to our Reference Room. Here you will find a variety of articles, links to articles and resources that we find informative and useful. We hope you will, too.

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Rules, Regulations and Guidelines

CTFA Guidelines for Cosmetic Good Manufacturing Practices
CTFA Cleaning and Sanitation Guidelines
CTFA Raw Material Microbial Content

 

US Food & Drug Administration


Cosmetic Ingredient Review

European Cosmetics Directive

Volume 1 Cosmetics Legislation - Rules Governing Cosmetic Products in the European Union
Annex II - List of Substances Which Must Not Form Part of the Composition of Cosmetic Products

Specialized Search Engines and Databases

Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases
National Library of Medicine Medline Search - PubMed
USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Formulating - The Basics and Beyond

Emulsions and the HLB System Maurice Hevey
Emulsification of Cosmetic Ingredients
ICI Americas Inc.
Effervescent Technology Primer
Allan Rau, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine article
Phase Inversion in Liquid-Liquid Dispersions
Matar, Hewitt and Ortiz
Solubilization - Solubilized Systems
ICI Americas Inc.
The HLB System
Uniqema Inc.
Three Dimensional HLB
Zenitech

Ingredients

Advances in the Use of Silicones in Cosmetics A. & E. Connock
Cyclomethicone and Essential Oil Testing
Lotioncrafter
Cyclomethicone and Fragrance Oil Testing
Lotioncrafter
Dr. Z. on Peptides
Zenitech
Dr. Z. on Vitamins
Michael W. King, Ph.D, IU School of Medicine, courtesy of Zenitech
Natural Oils In Cosmetics and Toiletries
Elizabeth Connock BSc (Hons), A. & E. Connock
Petrolatum - A Useful Classic
David S. Morrison, PhD
Pigments as Photoprotectants
Jose Ginestar
Sorbic Acid and Potassium Sorbate as Cosmetic Preservatives
Eastman

Media Resources

Cosmetics & Toiletries
Global Cosmetic Industry (GCI) Magazine

HAPPI

 

 


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08-29-2014
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