Science and Applications of Skin Delivery Systems

Johann W. Wiechers, PhD

Format Details

  • Hardcover
  • 552 Pages
  • Published 2008
  • ISBN-10: 1932633375
  • ISBN-13: 9781932633375
  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • Editor Information
  • Expert Review

Written by industry experts, and edited by Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, Science and Applications of Skin Delivery Systems is a special delivery system on its own! Each chapter delivers a critical evaluation of a delivery technology open to the cosmetic formulator. Rather than just a showcase of technologies provided by the suppliers of these technologies, this critical evaluation allows the reader to decide what delivery system or delivery technique is most appropriate for his or her application based on scientific evidence.

Bridging the gap between the two extremes of all-science and all-systems books, this reference includes chapters on:

  • Measuring skin delivery
  • Skin delivery from emulsions
  • Encapsulation techniques
  • Electrical ways to enhance skin delivery
  • Special delivery routes
  • Future perspectives
  • Preface
  • Measuring Skin Delivery
    • Skin Delivery: What it is and Why We Need it
    • Measuring Skin Delivery
    • Methods for Studying Percutaneous Absorption
    • The Application of Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging to Skin Delivery: Visualizing Molecular Localization in Formulations and in Skin
  • Skin Delivery from Emulsions
    • The influence of Formulation Type on Skin Delivery
    • The Influence of Emollients on the Skin Penetration from Emulsions
    • The Effect of Changing the Polarity of the Stratum Corneum on the Dermal and Transdermal Delivery of Cosmetically Active Ingredients
    • The Influence of Emulsifiers on the Skin Penetration from Emulsions
    • Liquid Crystalline Emulsions as Cosmetic Delivery Systems
    • The Influence of Emulsion Droplet Size on Cosmetic Delivery
    • Acoustic Attenuation Spectroscopy: A New Technique to Characterize the Stability and Structure of Semi-solid Topical Delivery Systems for Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Applications
  • Encapsulation Techniques
    • Vesicles as Skin Delivery Vehicles
    • Challenging Cosmetics—Solid Lipid Nanoparticles (SLN®) and Nanostructured Lipid Carriers (NLC®)
    • Microencapsulation and Cosmetics
    • Flexible Liposomes for Topical Applications in Cosmetics
    • The Design of a Skin-friendly Carrier for Cosmetic Compounds Using Pheroid Technology
    • Micro- and Nano-encapsulation of Water- and Oil-soluble Actives for Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Applications
    • Encapsulation and Other Topical Delivery Systems
    • Delivering Chemically Labile Molecules into the Stratum Corneum: An Example of Stabilizing Linoleic Acid with α-Cyclodextrin
  • Alternative Ways to Enhance Skin Delivery
    • Topical Delivery of Cosmetic Ingredients by Sonophoresis and Iontophoresis
    • Principles of Iontophoresis and its Applications in Cosmetics
    • Skin Electroportation
  • Special Delivery Routes
    • Delivery from Rinse-off Products: Mission Impossible or a Reality for Cosmetic Science?
    • Novel Ways of Measuring the Transfollicular Transport of Active Ingredients Across the Skin
    • Significance of Follicular Delivery and Ways to Measure It
  • Future Perspectives
    • Legal Perspective on Cosmetic and Drug Skin Delivery Systems
    • Marketing Skin Delivery Systems: Despite So Many Questions, Here Are Some Answers
    • Clinical Relevance of Topical Delivery Systems for Active Cosmetic Ingredients (Cosmeceuticals)
  • Index

After earning his PhD in skin penetration enhancement from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, Johann W. Wiechers has spent the past eighteen years establishing himself in the field of cosmetic science. He has worked for companies including Unilever Research and Uniqema as well as become a Visiting Professor at the University of London School of Pharmacy. On July 1, 2007, Wiechers became Technical Advisor for Allured Business Media, serving as advisor for the magazine divisions, as well as the book division. In July 2007 he opened an independent consultancy business in cosmetic science and in September 2007 he became the President of IFSCC.

Other books published by this author/editor:

"The 28 chapters of this book, divided into six sections and covering more than 500 pages, represent a complete scientific review of cosmetic skin delivery systems written by experts in their specific delivery subjects. Based on the presentations of the Skin Delivery Advanced Technology Conference organized by Allured Publishing in Milan, Italy, in 2004, more novel developments were added to this text..."

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—Lecturer Corina Cernatescu, P.D
Technical University "Gh.Asachi" Iasi, Romania
Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Organic and Biochemical Engineering Department

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