B2826 - Formulation and Legislation of Dermocosmetic Products

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Pharmacy (cod. 5985)

Course contents

Legislation and safety regulations for cosmetics in the European Union. Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009. Cosmetovigilance and Rapex. 

Raw materials of cosmetics. International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients. Oily materials, surface active agents, humectants, thickening agents, antioxidants, sequestring agents, antimicrobial agents, color materials, fragrances.

Cosmetic systems:classification, development, preparation methods and stability testing. Monophasic systems. Biphasic systems. Innovative systems: patches, micro/nanoparticles, liposomes, phytosomes, niosomes.

Applied cosmetic: Cleansing, protection, functional dermocosmetics, specific body treatments, trichology, hand and nail treatments, foot treatments, make-up cosmetics, baby products, men's cosmetics.

Advice of the appropriate cosmetic product.


Slides from lessons (http://campus.unibo.it/ ).

G. D'AGOSTINIS, E. MIGNINI, Manuale del cosmetologo, Ed. Tecniche Nuove, Milano, 2022.

U. BORELLINI, Manuale di cosmetologia, Ed. Edra, Milano, 2019.

G. PROSERPIO, B. AMBRECK, M. CEOLONI, Prontuario del cosmetologo, Ed. Tecniche Nuove, Milano, 2001.

G. PENAZZI. Come sono fatti i cosmetici. Guida pratica alla lettura dell'INCI. EDRA LSWR, Milano, 2015.

R.ARACRI, F. MANCINI, O.SALERNO. Il diritto nella cosmesi. Guida agli aspetti tecnico-normativi. Ed. Tecniche Nuove, Milano, 2023.

Slides presented in class are not a substitute for the reference texts

Teaching methods

Theorical lessons

Assessment methods

Oral examination.

Teaching tools

The theoretical lessons will be held by using slides

Office hours

See the website of Teresa Cerchiara


Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.