About Cosmetics


Cosmetics (ISSN 2079-9284) provides an advanced forum for fundamental and applied research on skin, cosmetic product formulations and ingredient research, clinical and experimental research including cosmetic surgery, light sources and technical devices for dermatological treatment. It publishes reviews, original research papers, communications, case reports, letters and short notes in the fields of cosmetic research.

Papers dealing with assessment and evaluation of cosmetic efficacy and safety, in vivo or in vitro, regulations and legal aspects of cosmetic advertising will be particularly welcome.

Our aim is to encourage basic scientists, cosmetic chemists, dermatologists and clinicians to publish their theoretical and experimental results in as much detail as possible. There is no restriction on the maximum length of the papers. Full experimental and/or methodical details must be provided.


General subject areas include:

  • materials and ingredient research related to cosmetics
  • therapeutic options for skin, hair and body care
  • product formulations and ingredients
  • cosmetic olfactory research developments
  • technologies in cosmetic product development
  • testing of skin and hair products
  • toxicological studies of cosmetic products
  • in vivo and in vitro testing of cosmetic products
  • pure and applied research involved in skin, hair and body cosmetics
  • analytical chemistry of essential components involved in cosmetic product formulations
  • biomedicine research on biologically active components
  • regulatory and ethical issues in cosmetic research
  • dermatology, microbiology, anatomy, physiology, immunology and biochemistry of the skin
  • facial rejuvenation, laser therapy
  • cosmetic surgery and related medicine techniques

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