science and "art." Even in these days of high technology, art and intuition continue to play an important part in the development of formulations, their evaluation, selection of raw materials, and, perhaps most importantly, the successful marketing of new products. The application of more sophisticated scientific methodologies that gained steam in the 1980s has increased in such areas as claim substantiation, safety testing, product testing, and chemical analysis and has led to a better understanding of the properties of skin and hair. Molecular modeling techniques are beginning to be applied to data obtained in skin sensory studies.
Emphasis in the Cosmetic Science and Technology series is placed on reporting the current status of cosmetic technology and science and changing regulatory climates and presenting historical reviews. The series has now grown to 26 books dealing with the constantly changing technologies and trends in the cosmetic industry, including globalization. Several of the volumes have been translated into Japanese and Chinese. Contributions range from highly sophisticated and scientific treatises to primers and presentations of practical applications. Authors are encouraged to present their own concepts as well as established theories. Contributors have been asked not to shy away from fields that are in a state of transition, nor to hesitate to present detailed discussions of their own work. Altogether, we intend to develop in this series a collection of critical surveys and ideas covering diverse phases of the cosmetic industry.
The 13 chapters in Multifunctional Cosmetics cover multifunctional products for hair, nail, oral, and skin care, as well as products with enhanced sunscreen and antimicrobial properties Several chapters deal with the development of claim support data, the role of packaging, and consumer research on the perception of multifunctional cosmetic products. The authors keep in mind that in the case of cosmetics, it is not only the physical effects that can be measured on the skin or hair, but also the sensory effects that have to be taken into account. Cosmetics can have a psychological and social impact that cannot be underestimated.
I want to thank all the contributors for participating in this project and particularly the editors, Perry Romanowski and Randy Schueller, for conceiving, organizing, and coordinating this book. It is the second book that they have contributed to this series and we appreciate their efforts. Special thanks are due to Sandra Beberman and Erin Nihill of the editorial and production staff at Marcel Dekker, Inc. Finally, I would like to thank my wife, Eva, without whose constant support and editorial help I would not have undertaken this project.
Eric Jungermann, Ph.D.
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