Cosmetics are unique products, as diverse as foods and drugs, but without the imposed limits of shelf-life considerations and sterile manufacturing. Furthermore, unlike foods and drugs, the cosmetic industry lacks the support of established academic programs or a significant body of publication; instead, its knowledge base has always fallen under the auspices of a small fraternity reluctant to share its insiders' information. Consequently, when Daniel Brannan compiled the original Cosmetic Microbiology, providing complete coverage on every aspects of the industry critical to the delivery of microbiologically safe products, it was exceptionally well received.
Cosmetic Microbiology provides microbiologists, as well as process engineers and plant managers, an authoritative resource in an industry where secrets are rarely shared Now following the same accessible format of the original, Phil Geis of The Procter and Gamble Company has recruited additional microbiologists from the elite of the field to provide a fresh and updated perspective. Cosmetic Microbiology: A Practical Approach, Second Edition, provides readers with the basic microbiology needed to work in the field, as well as expanded discussions of manufacturing hygiene and preservation. It offers a contemporary global perspective on regulatory review, and includes coverage of current safety concerns for preservatives consistent with the most recent toxicological data. Like the first edition, this new edition serves the needs of professional researchers and industry workers by providing an accessible reference while also providing both those in the cosmetic as well as the pharmaceutical industry with a textbook for in-house training that improves the delivery of information essential to the development and manufacturing of safe high-quality products.
About the Author
Philip A. Geis, Ph.D., is a native Texan who earned bachelor and doctor of philosophy degrees in microbiology from the University of Texas. He is currently a section head with The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has responsibilities for global microbiology within its Beauty Business Unit. Dr. Geis joined P&G in 1981 as a divisional microbiologist for the development of preservative systems and disinfectants and the study of household and skin microbial ecologies. His subsequent work focused on microbiological method development, design and maintenance of sanitary manufacturing systems, and microbial ecology associated with underarm odor, dandruff, toilet soil, and bathroom mildew. Responsible for the technical efforts of multiple operations around the globe, Dr. Geis has acquired unique experience involving diverse regulatory, manufacturing, and product quality realities. His experience and responsibilities with P&G have also included product development and formulation as well as regulatory and environmental affairs. Dr. Geis publishes and lectures on microbiological and environmental subjects, served as an associate editor for the Society for Industrial Microbiology News, and represented the technical interests of P&G to professional organizations, regulatory bodies, and scientific societies. He is a member of MENSA, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), and the Society for Industrial Microbiology (SIM). He is also a trustee of the Ohio Academy of Science and vice president of ASM's Ohio branch and works to promote science as an ad hoc reviewer for scientific journals and academic programs of ASM, Ohio EPA, and a number of state science standards academic programs.