Tuesday, December 29, 2009Cosmetics glossary


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Galenic, derivation from the name of Greek physician Galien (2nd century A.D.), is the scientific discipline which deals with different forms that pharmaceutical or cosmetic products can take.

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The galenic form of a cosmetic product matches the final physical aspect of the product upon its introduction to consumers.

There exist several galenic forms: balm, cream, gel, paste, powder, milk, lotion, foam, floral water, stick …

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