Journal of Topical Formulations
Rosemarie L. Coste, Ph.D.
General Editor
Elishalom Yechiel, Ph.D.
Scientific Editor

The Journal of
Topical Formulations (ISSN 1554-0197)

An Online Journal on Topicals:
Formulation, Processing, Intra-Dermal and Trans-Dermal Vehicles, Nano-Encapsulation, Nano-Emulsion;
Topical Medicinals, OTC, Skincare, Naturals, Cosmeceuticals, and NanoBioTech.

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The Journal of Topical Formulations (JTF) is an online journal dedicated to providing information to the general public as well as to professional formulators on medicinal and non-medicinal formulations applied to skin.

JTF reflects on new technologies from concepts, theories and philosophical stages as well as mature and established technologies. JTF covers topics and issues about skincare and natural skincare, nano-topicals, custom manufacturing naturals, cosmeceuticals and active ingredients including natural ingredients and vitamins. JTF topics include new and emerging specialized nanotechnology fields such as nanobiotech in-which nano-topicals such as nano-encapsulation and nano-emulsion and nano-vehicles are formulated into natural skincare and cosmeceuticals.

The Journal of Topical Formulations
(ISSN 1554-0197) is sponsored by Elsom Research Co., Inc. and published by Scribionics Katvah,
4510 Black Hickory Woods, San Antonio, TX USA 78249.
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Copyright 2005 Scribionics Katvah.

At JTF, we believe in using the Web to help our readers follow up on the ideas we introduce here. We will do our best to provide you with useful links to formulators, custom manufacturers, and consultants on nano-encapsulation and nano-emulsion formulated into natural skincare lotion, cream, and serum are provided. We also provide links to formulators with know-how on formulating non-soluble natural ingredients and on synergistic formulation of active natural ingredients resulting in formulations made of actives that interact in creative synergy in innovative cosmeceuticals. Our articles and advertisements will be filled with links; we'll also collect them on our links page.


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  • Cosmeceuticals
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  • custom manufacturing
  • consulting for
    (mixing the un-mixable):
    • oil-soluble and water-soluble ingredients
    • oil-in-water and water-in-oil nano-emulsions

Synergistic formulation
(more than the sum of ingredients):
synergistic formulation of ingredients into natural skincare

• accentuates ingredients' activity
• enhances ingredients' performance
• reduces natural ingredients' color and odor.

We offer nano-encapsulation and nano-emulsion formulated into natural skincare lotion, cream, and serum. Using our innovative techniques, non-soluble natural ingredients are formulated to act in creative synergy in innovative cosmeceuticals.

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dynamic synergy, shelf life, skin

Journal Issue (HTML)

July 2008 issue:

  • dynamic synergy
  • shelf life
  • skin
detergents, Aloe vera, nomenclature

Journal Issue (HTML)

April 2005 issue:

  • detergents
  • Aloe vera
  • nomenclature
anti-oxidants, Vitamin E, cold extraction

Journal Issue (HTML)

March 2005 issue:

  • anti-oxidants
  • Vitamin E
  • cold extraction
natural ingredients, witch hazel, distillation, chirality

Journal Issue (HTML)

February 2005 issue:

  • natural ingredients
  • witch hazel
  • distillation
  • chirality
cosmeceuticals, phosphatidylcholine, liposomes

Journal Issue (HTML)

January 2005 issue:

  • cosmeceuticals
  • phosphatidylcholine
  • liposomes
Nano-Particles Versus Nano-Tooling

Presentation (PPS)

"Nano-Particles Versus Nano-Tooling"

by Elishalom Yechiel, Ph.D.
September & October 2008

nano-engines in cosmeceuticals

Presentation SLIDES (PDF)

"Beyond Nano-Sizing: Integrated Physico-Chemical Nano-Engines in Cosmeceuticals"
Presentation (PPS)

by Elishalom Yechiel, Ph.D.
September 2006

novel anti-oxidant

Presentation Slides (PDF)

"A Novel Super Anti-Oxidant with Excellent Intra-Dermal Penetration for Topical Formulations"
by Elishalom Yechiel, Ph.D.
April 2006

bio-structural aging

Presentation Slides (PDF)

"Anti-Aging Actives in Nano-Cosmeceuticals: The Bio-Structural Theory of Aging"
by Elishalom Yechiel, Ph.D.
September 2005

introduction to Nanosomes(TM)

Handout (PDF)

"An Introduction to Nanosomes™"
by Elishalom Yechiel, Ph.D.
first published 1998;
updated April 2005


Book Chapter (PDF)

"From Ancient Potions to Modern Lotions:
A Technology Overview and Introduction to Nano-Vehicles in Delivery Systems
by Elishalom Yechiel, Ph.D. and Rosemarie L. Coste

July 2004


Book Chapter (PDF)

"Interactive Vehicles in Synergistic Cosmeceuticals:
Advances in Nano-Encapsulation, Transportation, Transfer, and Targeting"

by Elishalom Yechiel, Ph.D.
July 2004


Presentation Handout (HTML)

"More Than The Sum of Ingredients: Interactive Vehicles in Advanced Cosmeceuticals"
by Elishalom Yechiel, Ph.D.
February 2004

encapsulation and aesthetics

Presentation Handout (HTML)

"Overcoming Aesthetic Limitations in Formulating Natural Ingredients and Enhancing Their Performance with Encapsulation Technology"
by Elishalom Yechiel, Ph.D.
February 2004

distinguishing cosmetics from topical pharmaceuticals

Handout (HTML)

"What are Topical Formulations?"
by Elishalom Yechiel, Ph.D.
January 2004



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