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Cosmetic science and the personal care industry are often misrepresented. This book will educate and inform the public and the wider science community about the sound science they are based on. In the process many positive aspects of cosmetic chemistry can be revealed, from creating colours, fragrances and sensorial formulations to understanding the important interactions of UV light with organic and inorganic absorbers and blending these for effective SPF sunscreens. Providing background material for education and as an accessible scientific title for the interested lay reader, this book shows chemistry in an everyday context based on the real world and dispelling the many myths.