Sunday, January 11, 2009

Skin Aging Handbook or Major Herbs of Ayurveda

Skin Aging Handbook: An Integrated Approach to Biochemistry and Product Development

Author: Nava Dayan

Anti-aging products are undergoing exceptional growth in the cosmetics industry far beyond that of general cosmetics. This book is the only available text that assembles the key pieces developers need to produce new breakthroughs for a growing market that demands quicker and more effective results. It also focuses much needed attention on the biochemical and clinical differences between Caucasian and other skin types.

Beginning with detailed descriptions of the forces driving the anti-aging market, this unique book provides readers with all the tools necessary to further research, develop, market, and sell novel products. Recent discoveries on the molecular level and novel methods of skin aging assessment are detailed, as well as the state of the rapidly changing global regulatory environment. The formulation approaches of major cosmetics companies are presented, as are their techniques for measuring skin aging in vitro and in vivo, both on the molecular and clinical levels.
• Unique title with no competition.
• International contributors and no restriction in market.
• Covers skin types beyond Caucasian.
• Anti-aging is by far the fastest growing segment of cosmetics market

Table of Contents:
Preface: Long Term Stress and Skin Aging Part I: Sociological Implications, Market View and IT Frontiers Aging Skin in Socio-cultural Perspective Robert L. Rubinstein and Sarah Canham Market Evolution of Topical Anti-aging Treatments Ni'Kita Wilson Computer Based Age Progression Methodologies Andreas Lanitis Part II: Biochemical, Pharmacological and Ethnicity Aspects Structural and Biochemical Changes in Aging Skin and Their Implications on Skin Permeability Barrier Rashmi Thakur, Priya Batheja, Diksha Kaushik, and Bozena Michniak Changes in Epidermal Lipids and Sebum Secretion with Aging Philip W. Wertz Skin disorders of Inflammation and Immune Suppression in Young and Elder: A Special Role for Mast Cells Moran Elishmereni and Francesca Levi-Schaffer Cellular Senescence and Skin Aging Elena Dellambra and Goberdhan P. Dimri Prevention and Treatment of Aging Skin with Topical Anti-oxidants Karen E. Burke Skin Aging in the Asian Population Helen Knaggs Part III: Product Development The Use of Natural Compounds and Botanicals in the Development of Anti-aging Skin Care Products Cindy K. Angerhofer, Daniel Maes, and Paolo U. Giacomoni Approaches to the Development of Cosmetic Products to Counter Effects of Skin Aging G.K. Menon, L. Dryer, and R. Kalafsky The Design and Development of Anti-aging Skin Care Formulations Domnica Cernasov Part IV: Testing Methodologies In Vitro Methods to Screen Materials for Anti-aging Effects Robert W. Holtz Clinical Testing to Uphold an Anti-aging Claim Toni Miller Part V: RegulatoryAspects Cosmetic Anti-aging Formulations - International Regulations Azalea P. Rosholt Strategic Regulatory Planning - Key to Success in Anti-aging Cosmetic Product Development Wen Schroeder Glossary

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Major Herbs of Ayurveda

Author: Elizabeth M Williamson

This unique, clinical reference features comprehensive and detailed profiles of 50 key herbs used in Ayurvedic medicine. Coverage of each herb includes a discussion of its historical context, habitat, botanical description, major chemical constituents, medical usage, safety profile, dosage, regulatory status, and Ayurvedic properties. It also features full-color photos of each plant, describes which part of the plant is used, and illustrates the dried herbal preparation. Each herb's ethnobotanical usage and ethnoveterinary usage are also presented for a clear understanding of how the herb is used in various contexts.
• Complete information on the unique uses of Ayrurvedic herbs is provided, including new information on certain herbs not covered in any other resource.
• Descriptions of the ethnobotanical and medicinal uses of herbs present a traditional and historical context for their uses.
• In-depth coverage of chemical constituents is provided.
• The specific Ayurvedic properties of herbs are described, as well as how they are used by Ayurvedic practitioners, shedding light on an approach that is increasing in popularity.
• Full-color illustrations of each herb offer cues for visual recognition of the plant.
• Safety considerations enable readers to apply theoretical knowledge to clinical practice, including toxicity data on certain herbs.
• Primary sources are well-referenced throughout the book, highlighting original, authentic research and scientific findings.

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