You asked for an ingredient book to help you understand what makes a skin care product work and help you sell your spa products to your clients and we delivered!
The Skin Care Ingredient Handbook is a three-part reference for estheticians, skin care professionals and anyone interested in skin care. The first part consists of four chapters with topics that include:
- 14 key functions in skin cells that active ingredients are designed to help
- The difference between "natural" and "organic" and how they are regulated
- Controversial and sometimes confusing concepts such as green, sustainable and synthetic
- Definitions of need-to-know concepts such as "nanotechnology"
- New trends in the skin care industry
The second part of the book is an easy-to-read glossary of more than 1,500 of the most common skin care ingredients. Every glossary listing includes the common name, INCI name, common uses and an icon that lets you know the best use(s) for that ingredient.
The third part includes three appendices that have practical data for additional reference, including:
- Simple definitions of key terms such as "antioxidant"
- Cross-reference for finding a common name when all you have is the INCI name
- Labeling regulations for cosmetic and over-the-counter (OTC) products and how to read the labels
"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
President, Flora Medica
"Walker, who owns a manufacturing company of professional skin care products, provides estheticians, skin care professionals, and others with a guide to skin care ingredients. She outlines the 14 key functions in skin cells that active ingredients are designed to help; concepts such as natural, organic, green, sustainable, and synthetic; definitions of functional ingredients and technologies; and new trends in the industry. She then presents a glossary of about 1,500 common ingredients, with common and International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients names, descriptions, common uses, and categories for each, followed by appendices of term definitions, a name table, and labeling regulations."
— Eithne O'Leyne
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