cod. 03603

Academic year 2011/12
3° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Farmaceutico tecnologico applicativo (CHIM/09)
Discipline farmaceutiche e tecnologiche
Type of training activity
36 hours
of face-to-face activities
4 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Integrated course unit module: COSMETICS - DIETETIC PRODUCTS

Learning objectives

- to acquire a deep-rooted knowledge of the fundamental principles of the formulation of cosmetic products and to develop an ability to apply these principles to specific problems in the formulation science;

-to acquire a comprehensive understanding of how cosmetic products are developed and brought to the market.


It is preferable to have already passed the “formulation of herbal remedies”exam

Course unit content

• Functions of cosmetic products: hygiene, eutrophy, aesthetic
• Anatomy and physiology of the skin
• Cosmetic raw materials: active moieties and excipients
• Silicones for cosmetic use
• Vehicles for cosmetic formulations: solutions, emulsions, suspensions
• Innovative cosmetic formulations: liposomes, nanoparticles, multiple emulsions and microemulsions
• Skin moisturizers
• Skin care products
• Skin Detergents
• Cosmetic products for hair care
• Skin aging
• New active moieties: alfahydroxyacids
• Vitamines in cosmetic
• Effect of UV radiation on the skin: UV filters
• Make-up products
• Deodorants, Antiperspirants and Perfumes
• Cosmetic for skin whitening
• Stability of cosmetic formulations
• European Regulatory Guidelines for Cosmetics

Full programme

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G.PROSERPIO, "Le basi della cosmetologia", Ed. SEPEM, Milano.

G.PROSERPIO, A.MARTELLI, G.F.PATRI, "Elementi di Fitocosmesi", vol.1, Ed. SEPEM, Milano.

BONADEO“ Prodotti Cosmetici, cosmetología e tecnología cosmetiche” Ed. Librería Cortina (Milano)

Teaching methods


Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam

Other information

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