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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.  We make every effort to check these links routinely, but we may miss some -- if you find a broken link please let us know!

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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

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau - TTB.GOV

Laws and Regulations - SDA - Code of Federal Regulations and Public Laws relating to the Specially Denatured Alcohol (SDA) industry

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


Cyclomethicone and Essential Oil Testing Lotioncrafter
Cyclomethicone and Fragrance Oil Testing
Dr. Z. on Peptides
Dr. Z. on Vitamins
Michael W. King, Ph.D, IU School of Medicine, courtesy of Zenitech
Petrolatum - A Useful Classic David S. Morrison, PhD
Sorbic Acid and Potassium Sorbate as Cosmetic Preservatives Eastman

Media Resources

Cosmetics & Toiletries
Global Cosmetic Industry (GCI) Magazine




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