Book Review: September 2003
Handbook of Cosmetic Skin Care
Martin Dunitz Ltd
This book consists of 30 chapters, 333 pages. Although there are three principal authors there are 15 contributors to the text. The chapters cover all aspects of cosmetic skin care as well as touching on medical dermatology including skin cancers, acne and eczema.
Each chapter has an initial summary of contents, an overview and then clearly labelled sections. Highlighted bulletin points emphasize important issues. The chapters are well illustrated with excellent pictures and simple diagrams.
This book succeeds in all respects and the authors should be congratulated. It is well presented, clearly laid out, easily readable and authoritative. It applies science to cosmetic skin care and will help to debunk myth with rational argument based on the literature.
Every dermatology practice employing a cosmetic nurse should have a copy of this book and should ensure it is read. It should be essential reading for beauty therapists and on the reading list for beauty therapy courses.
Paul Jarrett, 10 September 2003