International Journal of Cosmetic Science

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Edited By: Editor in Chief: Karl Lintner, Associate Editor: Majella Lane

Online ISSN: 1468-2494

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International Journal of Cosmetic Science Impact Factor

International Journal of Cosmetic Science is pleased to announce that it is now indexed by Thomson Reuters and will receive its first Impact Factor for 2013.

Publish your next paper in International Journal of Cosmetic Science

Benefits of publishing with International Journal of Cosmetic Science:

• Extensive readership, with 2,500 society members accessing the journal
• Fully indexed in ISI and MedLine
• Free Access to all Reviews
• Accepted Articles; Accepted, unedited articles published online for future issues
• Early View; accepted papers are published online prior to print
• No page charges
• A free PDF of your paper for all corresponding authors
• OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article.

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Dr Karl Lintner receives In-Cosmetics Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr Karl Lintner recently received the In-Cosmetics Lifetime Achievement Award 2013. The award honours outstanding individuals whose professional accomplishments have made a significant and lasting impact on the cosmetics industry.

Dr Lintner receiving award

Free Review Articles And Virtual Issues

FREE ACCESS to three Virtual Issues:


In each issue the International Journal of Cosmetic Science publishes review articles that are free for you to read online, below are some of the latest.

Sensitive skin: an overview
E. Berardesca, M. Farage and H. Maibach

The evaluation of depigmenting efficacy in the skin for the development of new whitening agents in Korea
K. H. Son and M. Y. Heo

Publication Prize 2012!

The IJCS Publication Prize was instituted in 1969.  It is awarded for the best scientific paper to be submitted for publication in the Society’s journal in each calendar year.  Until 1978, this applied to those published in the British editions of the Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.  Since 1979, it applies to those appearing in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science. The prize attracts an honorarium of £500.

For the year 2012 the following paper won the award:

International Journal of Cosmetic Science
Volume 34, Issue 6, pages 525-535, December 2012

Predicting skin penetration of actives from complex cosmetic formulations: an evaluation of inter formulation and inter active effects during formulation optimization for transdermal delivery
J. W. Wiechers, A. C. Watkinson, S. E. Cross and M. S. Roberts