Special Issue "Analytical Methods for Quality Control of Cosmetics"


A special issue of Cosmetics (ISSN 2079-9284).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2015)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Amparo Salvador-Carreño
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Valencia Doctor Moliner St. 50, 46100-Burjassot, Valencia, Spain
Website: http://www.uv.es/gicapc/wiki/cas/MiembrosGrupo.wiki/
E-Mail: amparo.salvador@uv.es
Phone: +34 963543175
Fax: + 34 963544436
Interests: analytical chemistry; chromatography; spectroscopy; cosmetic products
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Alberto Chisvert Sanía
Facultad de Química, Universitat de València, Valencia, Spain
Website: http://www.uv.es/gicapc/wiki/index.wiki
E-Mail: alberto.chisvert@uv.es
Phone: +34 3544900
Interests: analytical chemistry; liquid and gas chromatography; mass spectrometry; solid-phase and liquid-phase microextraction; cosmetic analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Health authorities in the different countries are fully aware of the need to offer excellent quality, generally in consumer products and particularly in cosmetic products. This quality encompasses the expected efficacy of the product and unquestionable safety.
Therefore, there are legislations in different countries, states or international communities that regulate all aspects of the manufacture and marketing of cosmetic products. These regulations include lists of banned substances in cosmetic products, and substances whose use is restricted to a certain level of concentration and/or may be present only in certain products for application on certain areas of the body.
While there are official or consistent methods of analysis for their use in countries, states or communities, they do not fully cover the cosmetic sector’s needs due to the high number of possible ingredients and contaminants and the diverse cosmetic forms. Moreover, some of the existing methods need to be modernized in accordance with scientific advances in analytical chemistry.
Therefore, the aim of this special issue is to provide a collection of articles regarding development and validation of new accurate analytical methods with state of the art characteristics for quality control of cosmetic products.
As quality control in a cosmetic company requires a high number of analyses per year, simple, rapid, low cost and low toxicity methods are especially encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Amparo Salvador-Carreño
Prof. Dr. Alberto Chisvert Sanía
Guest Editors


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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Cosmetics is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • cosmetic products
  • raw materials
  • analytical techniques (UV/Vis spectrometry, IR spectrometry, mass spectrometry, atomic spectrometry, electroanalytical techniques, liquid and gas chromatography and others)
  • sample preparation (liquid and solid phase extraction, microextraction, liquid and solid phase microextraction, microwave irradiation, sonication, etc.)

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p. 171-201
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Cosmetics 2014, 1(3), 171-201; doi:10.3390/cosmetics1030171
Received: 28 May 2014 / Revised: 7 July 2014 / Accepted: 9 July 2014 / Published: 22 July 2014
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Cosmetics 2014, 1(2), 82-93; doi:10.3390/cosmetics1020082
Received: 31 January 2014 / Revised: 31 March 2014 / Accepted: 6 April 2014 / Published: 15 April 2014
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Cosmetics 2014, 1(1), 14-28; doi:10.3390/cosmetics1010014
Received: 25 September 2013 / Revised: 16 December 2013 / Accepted: 23 December 2013 / Published: 2 January 2014
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