Learn to become a cosmetic formulator -

start a cosmetic business and kickstart your dream job with IPCS


Our Industry Recognised cosmetic science training is 100% online, plus our qualifications enable you to join your local Society of Cosmetic Chemists and International Federation of Society of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC).  

With our professional cosmetic science training programs, you can learn how to become a cosmetic formulator, start a cosmetic business or study toward your dream job at a time and place that suits you. The Institute of Personal Care Science is also Government Audited and Registered. See what jobs are available, where our graduates work, and what our graduates have to say here.




Get started faster and save 50% off full course fees with our Study Only option

If you don’t have the time or funds to study a full cosmetic science, cosmetic brand management or cosmetic regulations program at this point in time, you can choose our ‘study only’ option and save 50% off full course fees. With the study only option:

  • get full access to ALL training materials, lectures, and raw material databases - every bit of learning material as if you are a full student!
  • skip ahead and focus on the parts of study you need right now or study it in order, using our detailed study guides
  • no assessments
  • no due dates
  • no study support or qualification is provided

You can upgrade to the full course version at a later date to access full study support, complete your assessment and earn your qualification – just pay the difference. There are no penalty fees to upgrade at a later stage, making it a convenient way to get started faster without the commitment of an assessment, but still access (and enjoy) every part of learning.




Not sure which course is right for you?

The tables below contain the most common cosmetic formulation, cosmetic brand management and cosmetic regulation study goals with course recommendations. If you have more specific questions or career goals, please email us for assistance: [email protected] You can also try out our Course Selector tool.

Get started TODAY! Click on a course link below for more information on our study only and full course options, or download our prospectus and application form here.

cosmetic chemist with jar of moisturiser


  • Be a qualified Cosmetic Chemist; AND
  • Get a job in the industry; OR
  • Formulate for a cosmetic business with the qualification ‘Cosmetic Chemist’



cosmetic formula for active moisturiser


  • Learn professional advanced cosmeceutical skincare formulas & hair care formulas for a cosmetic brand; AND
  • The qualification ‘Cosmetic Chemist’ is not essential 



cosmetic formula for organic shampoo


  • Learn professional advanced hair care formulas along with colour & styling formulation for a cosmetic brand;      AND
  • The qualification ‘Cosmetic Chemist’ is not essential 



how to grow a cosmetic brand


  • Start a cosmetic business; OR
  • Build an existing cosmetic brand; OR
  • Get a job managing a cosmetic brand in the industry


global cosmetic regulations


  • Manage compliance of a cosmetic brand; OR
  • Get a job managing cosmetic compliance
  • Covers cosmetic compliance in ASEAN, AU, CN, CH, EU, UK, USA, NZ, JP, Sth Af., Sth Kr.


organic makeup formulas


Formulate for a cosmetic business or as a job for a larger cosmetic brand: 

  • Organic skincare formulas & hair care formulas; OR
  • Colour cosmetic formulas


Complete professional cosmetic formulation training listed above first THEN:


Want to study a few programs at once? Paired program discounts apply! Email us with your course requirements for a quote: [email protected]


cosmetic chemist training

Want help with COSMETIC FORMULATION, regulatIONS and building a cosmetic business?

When you are a student (and then graduate) with us, you get LIFE LONG access to our exclusive student and graduates group, where you can:

  • post your cosmetic formulation and cosmetic brand management questions and get help from experienced graduates
  • get help from our cosmetic chemists, trainers and marketing manager
  • attend our LIVE webinars each month and ask your cosmetic formulation and cosmetic brand management questions direct

As a student and graduate, you not only get the training to be able to solve your cosmetic formulation and cosmetic brand management problems for yourself, you also get LIFE LONG access to help and support. You also get LIFE LONG access to learning materials and cosmetic industry updates, as well as the latest news on cosmetic regulations and cosmetic ingredient innovations.

online cosmetic formulation workshops

Looking for a shorter learning option? Purchase a cosmetic formulation, brand management or regulatory workshop or ebook.

Our workshops and e-books are a fast and easy way to get up to speed on specific cosmetic formulation, regulation and brand management topics.

100% ONLINE & accessible anytimeVisit our workshops page. 

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Want to learn cosmetic science or cosmetic brand management but haven't got time for a study program just yet? Purchase an ebook if you wish to improve your skills and understanding of cosmetic science, cosmetic formulations and even cosmetic brand management. Instantaneously access our ebooks and start learning today. Visit our book page

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