Course: Cosmetic Products

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Course title Cosmetic Products
Course code 3130/F1KP1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Masteiková Ruta, Doc. PharmDr. CSc.
Course content
1. Introduction to Cosmetics. Definition, classification, characteristics, requirements. Legislation and quality assurance. 2. Anatomy and physiology of skin. Skin types. Dry skin and skin hydration. 3. Skin moisturizers: active substances and excipients, technological aspects. 4. Skin aging. Factors influencing skin aging and possibilities of management. Anti-aging preparations: active substances and excipients, technological aspects. 5. Adolescent skin care. Acne: causes of development and treatment. 6. Skin photoprotection I. Solar UV radiation and its effect on skin. Skin protection against negative effects of UV radiation (natural and artificial protection). Sunscreens: definition, characteristics, requirements. 7. Skin photoprotection II. UV filters. Technological aspects of sunscreens. After sun preparations. Self-tanning preparations. 8. Hair cosmetics I. Anatomy and physiology of hair system. Hair preparations. Shampoos: function, requirements, types, ingredients, technological aspects. 9. Hair cosmetics II. Hair conditioners: function, types, ingredients. Special hair preparations. Anti-dandruff preparations. Preparations against hair loss. 10. Dental preparations I. Anatomy of dental system. Problems of teeth and mouth and causes of its development: dental plaque, calculus, caries, hypersensitivity, halitosis, teeth staining, dry mouth. 11. Dental preparations II. Active substances in dental preparations. Dental preparations: toothpastes, mouthwashes, strips, lozenges. Excipients in dental preparations. 12. Deodorants and antiperspirants. Physiology of sweeting. Active substances in deodorants and antiperspirants. Excipients. Technological aspects. 13. Special active substances and excipients in cosmetic preparations. Antimicrobial preservation of cosmetic preparations. 14. Plants in cosmetics. Natural cosmetics.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
Introduction of select cosmetic products such as skin cleansing products, toothpastes, antiperspirants and deodorants, hair cosmetics, sunscreens and cosmetics for the adolescents including the ingredients, efficiency and application of mentioned products.


Assessment methods and criteria
Recommended literature
  • Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.
  • André O. Barel, Marc Paye, Howard I. Maibach. Handbook of Cosmetic Science and Technology. 3rd ed.. New York, 2009. ISBN 1-4200-6963-2.
  • Chalupová, Z. Kosmetické prostředky. VFÚ Brno, 2013. ISBN 978-80-7305-642-1.
  • Komárek, P., Rabišková, M. Technologie léků. Galén, Praha, 2006. ISBN 80-7262-423-7.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Pharmacy Pharmacy (1) Pharmaceutical sciences 4 Summer