The objective of the module is the acquisition of the basic knowledge relative to functional cosmetics and cosmetic technology, both traditional and more innovative. The module gives the basic notions on the main raw products of cosmetic interest, on their functions, on the formulative techniques of the most relevant categories of cosmetics, as well as on the stability controls on finished products. The course covers also the European Regulatory Guidelines for Cosmetics, with particular regards to labeling and safety. The expected learning outcomes are: 1. Knowledge and understanding: understanding of the functional mechanisms of the skin. Acquisition of the notions relative to functional cosmetics and to cosmetic technology. Ability to use the specific language and the correct terminology for cosmetic ingredients. 2. Applying knowledge and understanding: capability to recognize the function of each excipient of a given cosmetic product and the possible interactions. Capability to formulate the main categories of cosmetic products (solutions, creams, lotions, detergents). 3. Communication skills: ability to use the specific language for this specialistic discipline. Be able to present the characteristic of a cosmetic product also to a non-expert audience. 4. Making judgements: the capability to evaluate the quality of a cosmetic product as a function of its composition and its packaging. 5. Learning skills: capability to connect the different subjects studied among them and with the basic disciplines. Capability of continuous education, through the scientific publications in the field of pharmaceutical technology.