The unit will introduce the student to the basic concepts of cosmetic chemistry. Particular emphasis will be placed on increasing student knowledge of cosmetic formulations in preparation for later skills-based units. Students will learn about the various components of cosmetic formulations and the role of each in the product. By becoming familiar with types of ingredients, their properties and mechanisms of action, students will be better able to make decisions about the products they use and recommend in clinical settings.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):