1990 年 24 巻 2 号 p. 75-90
Present-day's cosmetic industry is making rapid technological advancements while the country goes through various changes such as increase in the average span of human life, introduction of high technology, and expansion of information networks and globalization.
Many of the recent high-performance cosmetic products take advantage of recent technical advancements in such fields as biotechnology, new materials and formulating technology.
Extensive researches are being made for development of tools and instruments for promotional uses at the cosmetic counter.
These researches are closely related to the life science including dermatological science.
In this presentation, the current status of cosmetic industry will be reviewed together with recent trend in cosmetic technology and themes for the 21st century will also be discussed.