Volume 11, Number 6, Novembre-Décembre 2004
|Page(s)||398 - 400|
|Section||Huiles, corps gras et produits cosmétiques|
|Published online||15 November 2004|
Huiles, corps gras et produits cosmétiques
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Cosmetic and fat industries maintain close relationship of customer to supplier. Fats being considered either as excipients or as invaluable active ingredients for the cosmetic industry. It should not be forgotten that the discovery of the structure of the lipids is due to Michel Eugene Chevreul a French chemist during the XIX° century he noticed, also, the presence in small quantity of what we call today the unsaponifiable. The consumption of fat by the cosmetic industry is low as compared to the produced tonnage. It is marked by the great diversity of fats consumed either virgin or refined. They are used as excipient or as active ingredient. Fats used by cosmetic formulators must comply with the specific regulations of cosmetic industry. A promising future exists for the marketing of new fats and research of the biological activities among the minor components of lipids.
Key words: Chevreul / cosmetic / excipient / excipient / lipids
© John Libbey Eurotext 2004
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