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Micelle Press is an independent, specialist publisher and bookseller of books on cosmetics, toiletries, perfumes and surfactants and other raw materials for cosmetics and toiletries.


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The company was founded as a partnership in 1984 by Anthony Hunting and Janet Hunting.

As a result of his experience of over 20 years working in the cosmetics and toiletries raw materials supply industry, both in the United States and the United Kingdom, Anthony Hunting has become familiar with many of the problems that beset current-day formulators. Having run Micelle Press for over 30 years, he has added extensive publishing expertise to his knowledge of raw materials for cosmetics and toiletries. He has himself compiled and published under the Micelle Press imprint two formularies of cosmetic preparations and two encyclopaedias of shampoo and conditioning rinse ingredients.

Micelle Press is also the distributor in the United Kingdom for the trade society now known as the Personal Care Products Council (formerly called the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association) of the United States.

The company is also the distributor of some of the books published by Verlag für chemische Industrie H. Ziolkowsky GmbH (SŐFW) of Germany and by Chemical Publishing Company of the United States.

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Forthcoming titles

A History of Dentistry and Oral Care

Micelle Press is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication in two volumes of an important new book, entitled A History of Dentistry and Oral Care, written by Dr Paul Riley. The first volume, A History of Dentistry,gives a detailed account of the early providers of dental treatment, particularly in Britain, France and the United States, the development of the dental professions, dental schools, qualifications and literature, the early history of women in dentistry, the increasing attention to children’s dental health, and the development of anaesthetics, X-rays and dental equipment. The second volume, The Development of Oral Hygiene Products, focuses on the development of modern therapeutic dentifrices and dentifrice formulations. The evolution of other oral hygiene products, such as mouthwashes and chewing gum, and of mechanical tooth-cleaning devices, such as toothbrushes and dental floss, are also covered in detail.

Dr Riley, formerly Development Manager in the Global Applications Unit and Supply Chain Technologist for Unilever at its Port Sunlight Laboratory in the United Kingdom, is currently a consultant in the science and technology of oral care products.  He is a member of the Lindsay Society for the History of Dentistry.

Both volumes are well illustrated and comprehensively documented, and they will thus provide a valuable source of information for students enrolled on university courses in dentistry.  Their detailed treatment of the evolution of the dental profession and dental products will be of interest to both the practising clinician and the cosmetic chemist. They will also appeal to the general reader, for they provide, in non-technical language, a fascinating insight into a science that is critically important for the maintenance of health and well-being.

This edition is to be published in two volumes, to be sold separately.
Volume 1 ISBN 978-187022833-6
Volume 2 ISBN 978-187022834-3