Course detail

Chemistry and Technology of Cosmetic Manufacturing

FCH-BC_KCHAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course is intended for students of bachelors study programmes of specialist subjects of Food Chemistry, Biotechnologies, Consumer Chemistry and Chemistry for Medical Applications. The objective is to provide students with basic knowledge and information from the field of cosmetology and chemistry of cosmetics, with an emphasis on the technologies and patterns of cosmetic production.
The main focus of the course is acquaintance with the themes: the meaning of cosmetics, cosmetology, cosmeceuticals; relevant legislation in the Czech Republic / European Union, quality systems in the production and distribution of cosmetic products; basics of skin anatomy and physiology; skills, possibilities and limits of cosmetics vs. pharmaceuticals; technological parameters of cosmetic raw materials, specifications of cosmetic raw materials; technology for their production and processing; biologically active substances and the rules of their technological processing; the distribution of cosmetic products according to current criteria; the technological aspects of essential cosmetic products; specifics of specific manufacturing processes; specifications of cosmetic products according to function and physical condition, principles of the formulation development; relevant technological and manufacturing processes. The lectures will include an excursion to the production company and a lecture by a practitioner on the technology of production of selected cosmetic products.

Meaning of terms cosmetics and cosmetology. Legislation in cosmetics in the Czech Republic and European Union. Anatomy and physiology of skin. Functions, possibilities and limits of cosmetics. Cosmetic raw materials. Specification of cosmetic raw materials according to their chemical composition. Specification of cosmetic raw materials according to their functions and effects. Biological active substances. Apportionment of cosmetic agents according to the actual criteria. Specification of cosmetics agents according to the physical condition. Specification of cosmetic agents according to their function.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students are confronted with the latest results of research of the area of chemistry of cosmetics and technology of cosmetic manufacturing.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of the course is conditional on regular completion of the previous courses of chemistry, physics, biology and biochemistry.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Maibach, H. I., Barel, A. O., Paye, M.: Handbook of Cosmetic Science and Technology, vyd. Marcel Dekker, Inc. (EN)
Hojerová, J.: Materiály. 224 s. SPN Bratislava, 2007. ISBN 978-80-10-01261-9 (SK)
Langmaier, F.: Základy kosmetických výrob. 160 s. UTB Zlín, 2001. ISBN 80-7318-016-2 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The course ends by an exam which has a written part (10 cross-section questions), followed by an oral examination. A minimum of 60% of 100 points must be achieved for the successful completion of the written part.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Meaning of terms - cosmetics, cosmetology, cosmeceuticals.
2. Relevant legislation in the Czech Republic / European Union, quality systems in the production and distribution of cosmetic products.
3. Fundamentals of skin anatomy and physiology.
4. Tasks, possibilities and limits of cosmetics vs. pharmaceuticals.
5. Technological parameters of cosmetic raw materials.
6. Specification of cosmetic raw materials according to chemical composition, function and effect.
7. Technology of production and treatment of cosmetic raw materials.
8. Biologically active substances, regularities of their technological processing.
9. Distribution of cosmetic products according to current criteria.
10. Technological aspects of essential cosmetic products; specifics of specific manufacturing processes.
11. Specifications of cosmetic products according to function and physical state, principles of formulation development; relevant technological and manufacturing processes.
12. Excursion to the production company.
13. Lecture of a practitioner on the technology of production of selected cosmetic products.

Aims

The goal of the course is to introduce students with cosmetic raw materials and with production technologies and evaluation of cosmetics.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at lectures is not compulsory, but is it recommended.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BKCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BKCO_SCH , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BPCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_SCH , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BPCP_CHCHTE Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional
  • Programme BKCP_CHCHTE Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BPCP_CHTP Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_BT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BKCP_CHTP Bachelor's

    branch BKCO_BT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch BKCO_PCH , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BPCP_CHTP Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_CHP , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BKCP_CHTPO Bachelor's

    specialization CHPL , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BPCP_CHTPO Bachelor's

    specialization CHPL , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning