Skin Care Ingredient Handbook Revised & Expanded

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9781937235543: Skin Care Ingredient Handbook Revised & Expanded

Over 2,100 Ingredients including the addition of drug interactions for every single ingredient entry!

As a Skin Care Specialist, you're up on the latest spa services and trends but do you have a good, working knowledge of ingredients used in your spa products? We can't promise to make you an ingredients guru overnight, but Skin Care Ingredients Handbook Revised & Expanded Edition will help you answer ingredients and product questions from your well-educated, savvy clients and help you sell products based on individual needs. A little education goes a long way in boosting your confidence and clinching that extra sale. This handbook complete with symbols next to each ingredient can easily be matched with the symbols on the bottom of the page which will help in categorizing the ingredient for acne, anti-aging... It's a clever, condensed way for you to find what you need in a hurry.

If you are looking for a current, reliable, easy-to-read science-based ingredients book, this second edition of The Skin Care Ingredients Handbook is a must-have reference. And it's more than just an ingredients book! Add to the ingredients mix a healthy dose of skin science, labeling information, drug interactions, green chemistry and more and now you have even more reason to keep this handbook within reach!

Why purchase this second edition?
Addition of new chapter on the topic of Ingredients for Sensitive and Health-Challenged Skins
Expansion of ingredient glossary listings
Addition of drug interactions for every single ingredient entry
Reorganization and expansion of classification ICONS with the ingredient glossary
Addition of 6 new appendices covering the following topics:
Comedogenic ingredients (Comedogenic ingredients are known to clog pores.)
o Allergen/irritant ingredient listing
o Examples of fragrance listing requirements on over-the-counter (OTC), cosmeceutical, and cosmetic products
o Discussion of standards and certifications for natural, organic, and specialized ingredient categories
o The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry
o Recycling codes for plastics

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About the Author:

Linda Walker is the president and owner of Covalence Laboratories, manufacturer of science-driven custom and private label skin care products, and has been developing professional skin care products for more than 20 years. She has been involved in the invention of several patents and written or contributed to a number of articles on anti-aging ingredients for GCI magazine and Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine. Linda s passion is skin care ingredients to keep searching the world for sustainable ingredients that can positively impact all skin issues, to participate in the development of new high-tech ingredients for aging skin and to provide tools to skin care professionals that help them be successful.

Review:

This book defines over 2,000 ingredients used in body care products, including many herbs and their derivatives. Symbols conveniently indicate their uses and safety for a handy and quick reference. Common and official INCI names (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) can be cross-referenced. Many key terms, including green, sustainable, and synthetic, are defined. Walker gives 14 key skin cell functions that cosmetic ingredients resolve. She covers the regulations for product labels, estheticians, and how to interpret labels. To her credit, she mentions the nonsustainability of frankincense (Boswellia sacra), rosewood (Dalbergia spp.), and Indian sandalwood (Santalum album). --Kathi Keville, AHA Editor, American Herb Association, Nevada City, CA

As a holistic nurse and clinical aromatherapist I need current, reliable and science-based information to reference on a regular basis for my consulting work and Linda Walker s The Skin Care Ingredient Handbook is an excellent resource I have added to my library. As an author I also appreciate her completeness and easy-to-reference entries of hundreds of constituents. I was pleasantly surprised she has taken the effort and foresight to include circadian rhythms and a great discussion on natural versus synthetic materials. This is a book that will replace several others I have come to rely on. --Valerie Cooksley, RN, OCN, FAAIM, CERT

As a holistic nurse and clinical aromatherapist I need current, reliable and science-based information to reference on a regular basis for my consulting work and Linda Walker s The Skin Care Ingredient Handbook is an excellent resource I have added to my library. As an author I also appreciate her completeness and easy-to-reference entries of hundreds of constituents. I was pleasantly surprised she has taken the effort and foresight to include circadian rhythms and a great discussion on natural versus synthetic materials. This is a book that will replace several others I have come to rely on. --Valerie Cooksley, RN, OCN, FAAIM, CERT

As a holistic nurse and clinical aromatherapist I need current, reliable and science-based information to reference on a regular basis for my consulting work and Linda Walker s The Skin Care Ingredient Handbook is an excellent resource I have added to my library. As an author I also appreciate her completeness and easy-to-reference entries of hundreds of constituents. I was pleasantly surprised she has taken the effort and foresight to include circadian rhythms and a great discussion on natural versus synthetic materials. This is a book that will replace several others I have come to rely on. --Valerie Cooksley, RN, OCN, FAAIM, CERT

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