14MHPI11 - Polymers in cosmetic products

Course specification
Course titlePolymers in cosmetic products
Study programmeChemical engineering
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionNo prerequisitОблик условљености
    The goalTo provide an understanding of the basic concepts and phenomena of polymers with respect to their application in cosmetic products. A biodegradable polymers which are used for encapsulation of cosmetic active substances are also covered, as well as encapsulation techniques.
    The outcomeAfter the students fulfilled all the requirements and passed the exam, they acquired knowledge on polymers in cosmetics; they are capable to choose a proper polymers to formulate and stabilize cosmetic products; capable to choose a proper polymers, as well as encapsulation technique for encapsulation of cosmetic active substances.
    Contents of lectures1. Basic properties, role and significance of polymers in cosmetics. 2. Polymeric surfactants, interaction between polymers and traditional surfactants. 3. Role of polymers in emulsion formulations and stabilisation, foams, micro- and nanoemulsions. 4. Natural and synthetic polymers in cosmetic products. 5. Application of polymers in different cosmetic products: skin care products, hair care products, nail care, make-up products, toiletries. 6. Biodegradable polymers for encapsulation of cosmetic active substances. 7. Examples from practice.
    Contents of exercises1. HLB calculation, selection of emulsifying agent for W/O and O/W emulsions, stabilization and destabilization of emulsions. 2. Formulation of foams, micro- and nano-emulsions.
    1. M. Kalagasidis Krušić, Interna skripta Katedre za OHT, Beograd 2013.
    2. E.D. Goddard, J.V. Gruber, 'Principles of Polymer Science and Technology in Cosmetics and Personal Care', Allured 2004.
    3. C. Bastioli, 'Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers', RAPRA 2005.
    4. A.O. Barel, M. Paye, H.I. Maibach, ' Handbook of Cosmetic Science and Technology', Marcel Dekker, 2005
    5. P.A. Williams, Handbook of Industrial Watersoluble Polymers', Blackwell, 2007.
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures, practical lessons, seminars, disscusions.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures5Test paper
    Practical lessons10Oral examination55