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Title: Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, A

URL: http://www.istc.illinois.edu/main_sections/info_services/library_lending.cfm

Abstract: Non-Fiction, Reference

Authors, Ruth Winter, M.S.

ISBN 1-4000-5233-5

This author identifies cosmetic ingredients (direct and indirect) that are found in most cosmetics and cosmeceuticals, both the harmful and desirable incredients. Two noteworthy appendix sections include reading labels AND nail safety. This book can be a wonderful resource for high school chemistry teachers. This book uses a "dictionary format" An entry may include information on recommended limits (ppm), historical information, additional links. The following is a sample entry: AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE The ammonium salt of lauryl sulfate derived from the natural coconut alcohols, it is a mild anionic surfactant (see) cleanser that is widely used at mild acidic pH values. On the basis of available information the CIR Expert Panel (see) concludes that it is safe as presently used in cosmetic formulations designed for brief use followed by thorough rinsing from the surface of the skin. In products for prolonged contact with skin, concentrations should not exceed 1 percent. See Lauryl Alcohol. Read a review.

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Source: Three Rivers Press

Resource Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Materials - Manual/Handbook

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