This article reviews some of the important methodologies and techniques published during the past ten years on the subject of cosmetics and toiletries. More than 50% of the published methodologies dealt with measuring skin condition—its moisture, wrinkles, damage, irritation, sensitization and other factors. A great deal of literature dealt with the use of in vitro testing to establish safety. About 10% of the articles covered in vitro eye irritation tests and about 10% described techniques for testing hair.
Excerpt Only This is a shortened version or summary of the article that appeared in the May 1, 2001 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine. The full content is not currently available online.