Special Issue "Personalized Cosmetics"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Luca Casettari
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Department of Biomolecular Sciences, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Piazza del Rinascimento 6, Urbino, 61029 Urbino, Italy
Interests: drug delivery systems; biopolymers; cosmetics; surfactants
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Dear colleague,

All of us need a tailor-made cosmetic product!

Individual physiology and its relative ability in responding to environmental stress are closely linked to our genes. Today throughout the genome analyses and the application of scientific tools we are able to characterize individual needs. The understanding of molecular mechanisms and the identification of interactions between raw materials and human body can lead to the formulation of customized products.

Such information is of fundamental importance to allow the formulator to use or exclude specific materials and develop cosmetics which can perform in a better way and satisfy the final customer.

Over the last few years, many new companies started their business focusing their attention on the development of tailor-made cosmetics, using different approaches from DNA analyses to skin and hair characterizations. Moreover, Big Data analytics, Quality by Design and marketing studies allowed to develop new commercialization methodologies.

This special issue aims to highlight this new trend and to support further discussions on personalized cosmetics among all the different actors involved.

Original research articles, reviews, industrial case and short communications are welcomed and encouraged.

Prof.  Luca  Casettari 
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind 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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • product customization
  • formulation technology
  • characterization tools
  • genomic cosmetics
  • physio-pathology issues
  • big data
  • marketing
  • brand and newco

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The Regulation of Personalized Cosmetics in the EU
Cosmetics 2019, 6(2), 29; https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics6020029 - 05 May 2019
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Personalized or customized cosmetics are increasing in popularity. While compliance with the EU Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 is mandatory, there are no clear guidelines to ensure their compliance. While cosmetic products are subject to numerous regulations, permitting their sale within the European Single Market, [...] Read more.
Personalized or customized cosmetics are increasing in popularity. While compliance with the EU Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 is mandatory, there are no clear guidelines to ensure their compliance. While cosmetic products are subject to numerous regulations, permitting their sale within the European Single Market, this article focusses on the requirements of the Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009. Certain provisions of the Regulation are considered and possible solutions proposed to enable the safe use of personalized cosmetics placed on the market. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Personalized Cosmetics)
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