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 Summary Sheet


Producer:International Federation of the Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC), UK
File Size:More than 86,282 records (07/2018)
File Type: Bibliographic
Content: Cosmetic and perfume science and technology
STN Easy:Yes

Cosmetic & Perfume Science & Technology (KOSMET) is a bibliographic database containing citations to the worldwide literature on cosmetics and perfumes, with an emphasis on scientific and technical research and studies. Citations, mostly with abstracts, include bibliographic data, indexing information and CAS Registry Numbers. For literature of non-English origin the original title is given additionally. Coverage includes product development, knowledge of healthy skin and its adnexa (hair, nails, teeth, glands), trading of perfumes and cosmetics, research and development of raw materials, active ingredients, formulations, manufacture, analysis, safety, invitro toxicology, physiochemical properties, biological properties, stability, packaging and clinical studies. Sources include periodicals, technical publications, conference proceedings, and all reports from IFSCC congresses and meetings.


International Federation of the Societies of
Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC)

c/o Verlag für chemische Industrie
H. Ziolkowsky GmbH
Alte Schule Burg
86470 Thannhausen / Burg
Phone: +49 8281 799 40 0
Fax: +49 8281 799 40 50
Email: vci(at)
Copyright Holder

Usage Terms

The following database producer's special conditions for use of his database(s) apply to your use of the KOSMET file on STN.

I. General Part

1. Scope
Section 2 to 4 of these conditions apply to all databases offered via STN Karlsruhe as far as no differing regulations are specified under II. Special Part.

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The transmitted search results must include the database producer's copyright.
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