Beginners Cosmetic Science workshops

The Beginners Cosmetic Science workshop series has been designed for those just starting to make cosmetic products, those wanting to improve basic cosmetic formulation skills and/or those wanting to find out how cosmetics are made. This workshop series has a strong emphasis on showing how to make natural skin care and how to make natural hair care products. This workshop series only takes approximately 15 hours and enrollees will learn how to make 11 different cosmetic products from the comfort of their own home!

Start Date: Can be started at any time

Price: $295AUD (Workshops Only)

Or $490AUD (Workshops & Practical kit) + postage

Duration: 1 month lecture access (approximately 15 hours workshops + practical activities)

Assessment: None

Course Type: On-Line Workshops

Entry Requirements: 15 years old or over

Workshop Contents:

Cosmetic Formulation Starter Booklet (electronic copy) + Cosmetic Formulation Guides for 11 different products

+ Learning Support Material + Optional Practical Kit to make all cosmetic products

 

On successful completion of these workshops, participants will learn:

  • How to make natural skin care including crème cleansers, serums, lotions, creams, butters, balms, hand and body washes
  • How to make natural hair care including shampoos and conditioners
  • How to adjust cosmetic formulas to suit varying marketing, performance and ingredient needs
  • How to select cosmetic ingredients and make your own cosmetic formulas
  • How to put various cosmetic formulas together using the correct methods

These workshops are ideal for:

  • People wanting to formulate for themselves, friends and family
  • People wanting to see if starting a cosmetic brand is for them
  • Those wanting to understand the basics of what a Cosmetic Chemist does
  • Regulatory, Development and/or Marketing staff wanting to know the basics of how cosmetic formulas are put together and the cosmetic ingredients that get used

Assessments:

  • There are no assessments for these workshops

On successful completion, learners can continue on to our more advanced Cosmetic Formulation, Brand Management or Regulatory Affairs courses.

Study Contents

  • Cosmetic Formulation Starter Booklet featuring 11 different formulations with methods
  • Cosmetic Formulation Guides Booklet showing how to construct each formulation type
  • Box of raw materials and packaging to work through various practical activities and make
    cosmetic products  - can be purchased as an optional extra
  • On-line lecture access – so you can study at a time and place that suits you
  • Detailed study program so you know what to study and when, and to help you plan and track your
    study progress

Required equipment:

In order to study this course you will need to purchase or have access to standard laboratory equipment; or the following equipment if studying from home:

• scales that measure up to at least 1.2kg in 0.1g increments
• 3 x 1.1L stainless steel mixing bowls
• 1 x 8 wire whisk (250 – 300mm)
• 2 hot plates (or normal stove top)

Free first video:

 

Course program:

Watch: Introduction to Cosmetic Formulation 1 video

  • How to make pH buffers
  • How to adjust pH
  • How cosmetic formulas are written
  • How to make a solubilised mist/toner
Make a Hydrating Mist sample from Cosmetic Formulation Starter Booklet

Watch: Introduction to Cosmetic Formulation 2 video

  • How to make cosmetic creams and lotions
  • How to select cosmetic emulsifiers and input amounts
  • How to reference inputs in cosmetic formulas
Make a Moisturising Body Lotion, Natural Face Cream, Luxurious Body Butter from Cosmetic Formulation Starter Booklet

Watch: Introduction to Cosmetic Formulation 3 video

  • How to make cosmetic creams with low oil content
  • How to stabilise low viscosity emulsions
  • How to select cosmetic emulsifiers to suit different cosmetic formula needs
Make a Natural Serum and Crème Cleanser from Cosmetic Formulation Starter Booklet

Watch: Introduction to Cosmetic Formulation 4 video

  • How to make your own cosmetic skin cream
  • How to write a cosmetic formula method

Watch: Introduction to Cosmetic Formulation 5 video

  • How to make balms
  • How and why ingredients are selected for balms
  • How to trouble shoot issues with balms and correct them
Make a Lip Balm from Cosmetic Formulation Starter Booklet

Watch: Introduction to Cosmetic Formulation 6 video

  • How to create balm formulas
  • How to manipulate balm formulas to suit lips, face or body
 

Watch: Introduction to Cosmetic Formulation 7 video

  • How to make a natural shampoo
  • How to make a natural body wash
  • How to select cosmetic foaming agents and input amounts
  • How to calculate surfactant input to achieve the right performance and foam
  • How to thicken cosmetic surfactant formulas
  • How to create foaming cosmetic formulas to suit hair, hands, body and face
  • Make a Sulfate Free Face Wash, Sulfate Free Body Wash, Sulfate Free Shampoo from Cosmetic Formulation Starter Booklet

Watch: Introduction to Cosmetic Formulation 8 video

  • How to make a conditioner
  • How to select hair care ingredients for conditioner formulas
  • How to stabilise conditioner formulas
Make a Creamy Conditioner from Cosmetic Formulation Starter Booklet

Watch: Introduction Cosmetic Formulation 9 video

  • How to make a conditioner formula and method
  • How to adjust cosmetic ingredient inputs to alter hair care performance characteristics