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Healing Civilizations: The Search for Therapeutic Essential Oils and Nutrients

by Nadim A. Shaath, PhD.

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"This book is for students, researchers, product developers, beauty professionals and everyone with interest in health, culture, & humanity. This book is a Full Circle reminder that innovations must include cultural wisdom of our past".... Peter Matravers PharmD , Senior Vice President Product Development , Chief Scientific Officer, Arbonne International


"With a foot firmly planted in modern science and medicine, Dr. Shaath rekindles the magic and mystery of ancient herbal medicine and botanical extracts. This book is a fascinating treatise on the history of the natural world as well as an up to date review and monographs of many of the most important (in terms of use) of a wide variety of botanical extracts as well as the methods of extraction.All augmented with terrific photographs of exotic locations, botanicals and processes. It begins with a historical perspective from Egypt and Greece and progresses through the various geographical as well as historical locations and events with both a scientific and spiritual passion for the world of natures bounties and lessons. This text is a must have for the amateur as well as the professional who will appreciate the historical as well as the science and current monographs".....Review by Felix Buccellato, President Custom Essence Inc.


"Nadim traveled virtually all the continents of the World in search of therapeutic essential oils. The stories you are about to read are full of adventures through history and geography, from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Silk Road to the most sophisticated modern laboratory. This book is the result of more than four decades of his rich experience in the perfumery industry. 

This book casts a bright light on essential oils. You'll understand they are not just aromatic substances but much, much more. You will experience Nadim's avid pursuit of the marvel of essential oils, natural healing, and his passion for their use in combination with modern medicine. Please enjoy the reading"...Koichi Shiozawa, Former Master Natural Perfumer at Aveda

The Encyclopedia of Ultraviolet Filters

by Nadim A. Shaath, PhD.


"Reference books such as this are valuable tools for formulating chemists.  The book is well  constructed, with a very good, comprehensive discussion of the chemistry and technology of UV filters.  The UV spectra are helpful, and having a quick reference to what countries each UV absorber is approved is very useful.  Combined with a good worldwide regulatory picture, these monographs will be valuable reference tools.  The Encyclopedia of Ultraviolet Filters will be the 'go to' reference book for sunscreen formulators for a long time."

Timothy R. Kapsner, Senior Research Scientist, Aveda Corporation

"I find The Encylcopedia of Ultraviolet Filters to be very well written and an excellent compilation of the most valuable information.  I strongly recommend that every person involved in the formulation of sunscreen products worldwide have it handy!"

Ken Klein, President, Cosmetech Laboratories, Inc.




Sunscreens: Development, Evaluation, and Regulatory Aspects

edited by Nicholas J. Lowe and Nadim A. Shaath

Over the last two decades, researchers have worked to formulate, evaluate, and market sunscreens that lessen skin damage-combatting problems such as skin aging and cancer.  Examining the existing means of protection from ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) rays, Sunscreens provides a comprehensive analysis of this important health safeguard.

Gathering research from dermatology, chemistry, the cosmetics industry, marketing, and regulatory agencies to provide a complete treatment of the subject, this timely volume discusses sun protection factor testing procedures from U.S., European, and Australian regulatory agancies...research and clinical aspects of UVA formulations with superior substantive qualities...tanning accelerators...solvents and other ingredients that affect sunscreen performance...PABA and benzophenone agents...the chemistry of sunscreens and techniques for the spectroscopic and chromatographic analysis of sunscreen products...and more.

Generously illustrated with over 300 drawings, tables, photographs, and micrographs, Sunscreens is a valuable reference for everyone involved in the formulation, testing, and use of sunscreening agents-including dermatologists; cosmetic pharmacologists; organic, cosmetic, and analytical chemists; toxicologists; cosmetic and sunscreen product manufacturers; drug regulatory personnel; and graduate and medical students.


Sunscreens: Regulations and Commercial Development Third Edition

edited by Nadim A. Shaath

The increasing number of individuals affected by sun damage has inspired cosmetic chemists to research new vehicles for improved protection against UVA and UVB rays.  This volume collects the latest research and perspectives on sunscreen development, assessment, formulation, and quality control from leading authorities in academia, industry, and the regulatory and medical communities - describing the evolution, chemistry, evaluation and regulation of sunscreens in the 21st century for improved skin protection.


Offers a worldwide review of sunscreen regulations, including standards in Japan, Australia, the United Stated, and Europe.

Revised and expanded to reflect the most recent advances and breakthroughs, this reference studies the role of organizations such as the FDA, the COLIPA, and the CTFA in the sunscreen industry...cosmetic formulations for water-proofing, SPF modulation, fragrancing, antiaging and children and teens....products containing ultraviolet filters for the beach, daily wear, recreation, and occupational hazard protection....analytical testing procedures for sunscreens including in vivo testing, UVA testing, and in vitro assays...and the emergence of antioxidants, botanicals, melanin and other cosmeceuticals in the suncare industry.




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