Book Available for Free Download

johnbjohnb Member, Professional Chemist
Found this link on another site the other day:

Handbook of Cosmetic Science and Technology, Third Edition, found at

Not had a good read of it yet but it may be useful.


  • I just downloaded it, looks interesting! Thanks for the tip!
  • Thanks johnb
  • Thanks :)
  • Thanks a bunch Johnb, great link and valuable facts.
  • Thank you very much John : )
  • tks for your file!
    Soapily Skincare Cosmetic 

    Founder and CEO, R&D Lab
    Soapily Skincare Cosmetic Corp Inc
    Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

  • It's no longer available  :'(
  • johnbjohnb Member, Professional Chemist
    That is a great pity. I will look if I can find it elsewhere.
  • johnbjohnb Member, Professional Chemist
    Whilst I was searching for new sources I found two alternative aucops. wordpress links which seemingly were both taken down during my search.

    You may be lucky by googling the book title: Handbook of Cosmetic Science and Technology and hoping it is still available. It costs around $200 to buy.

  • kaffemunsterkaffemunster Member
    edited April 2017
    @kittypearl and @johnb,

    I was able to find and download the file from the wordpress site by searching Handbook of Cosmetic Science and Technology, Third Edition on Google. Although, I don't think this content is supposed to be available because it keeps on getting taken down. I hope I am not breaking any forum rules by posting this link, but if I am let me know I will be glad to remove it. 

    On another note, has anyone read the previous editions to this book? They seem to be completely different and not just adding a few pages here and there.
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    I was an author in a chapter for the first edition of this book. There are significant differences between this one and others.

    There are no set rules on linking like this.  I think it is ok for you to explain where you found the copy of the book, but I don't think linking to it is appropriate. 
  • Thanks for the reply and fixing the post @Perry

    I thought there was significant differences, I just didn't know the extent. Do you know where I can find the First Edition of the book for purchase? I can readily find the second edition on Amazon, but it seems the knowledge I am after is in the first edition. 
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    I don't know.  It's published by Marcell Dekker, perhaps they can tell you.
  • johnbjohnb Member, Professional Chemist
    edited April 2017
    Have you checked Abe Books for your early edition of the book?
    They have a number of copies (92) for sale, some of 2001 publication.

    Worth a look

    That links to the UK site but they are worldwide.

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