Cosmetic Science, Formulation, Manufacturing, Brand Building & Regulatory workshops

Online workshops are a fast and easy way to get up to speed on specific cosmetic formulation, regulatory and brand management topics – all ONLINE – accessible ANYTIME! Get up-skilled in cosmetic formulation, regulatory and brand management topics no matter where you are in the world. These workshops are easy to access without assessment requirements and are full of topic-specific information to get you formulating cosmetics, setting up your small scale cosmetic manufacture, or building your cosmetic brand… FAST! All workshops will get you up to speed within a couple of days – so get building your cosmetic formulas, manufacture or brand today!

 


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Start a cosmetic business fast: organic anti-ageing skincare workshop series

organic anti-ageing skincare for small brand

This cosmetic formulation workshop series will show you how to start a cosmetic business specific to anti-ageing skin care needs, with an organic crème cleanser formula, organic anti-ageing face serum formula and highly active organic anti-ageing moisturiser formula. With each organic formula, we also provide you with guidance on how you can change the cosmetic formula to make it more unique and suit your cosmetic brand philosophy, and cosmetic ingredients you want to use, whether you want the formula to be organic, natural or not.

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Start a cosmetic business fast: stability testing essentials for small cosmetic brands 

cosmetic stability testing for small brands

Starting a cosmetic business is exciting, especially when you get feedback about how much people love your cosmetic products. The worst possible scenario is when you need to issue a recall, or have batches of cosmetic product returned to you from dissatisfied customers because there is a quality issue. Get your cosmetic shelf life right! This workshop series provides the essential stability testing steps for small cosmetic brands on a tight budget. It provides the essential information you need to start a cosmetic business fast whilst protecting your consumers and cosmetic brand from any sort of quality issue. 

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Start a cosmetic business fast: organic anti-acne skincare range - workshop series 

 

 

This cosmetic formulation workshop series will show you how to start a cosmetic business specific to anti-acne skin care needs, with an organic anti-acne exfoliant cleanser with salicylic acid formula, organic anti-acne intense spot serum formula and anti-acne moisturiser formula. With each organic formula, we also provide you with guidance on how you can change the cosmetic formula to make it more unique and suit your cosmetic brand philosophy, and cosmetic ingredients you want to use, whether you want the formula to be organic, natural or not.

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Start a cosmetic business fast: organic whitening skincare range - workshop series

 

 

 

This cosmetic formulation workshop series will show you how to start a cosmetic business specific to whitening skin care needs, with an organic whitening exfoliant cleanser with salicylic acid formula, organic whitening booster serum formula and highly active whitening skin cream formula. With each organic formula, we also provide you with guidance on how you can change the cosmetic formula to make it more unique and suit your cosmetic brand philosophy, and cosmetic ingredients you want to use, whether you want the formula to be organic, natural or not.

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Start a cosmetic business fast: organic sensitive skincare range - workshop series

 

 

This cosmetic formulation workshop series will show you how to start a cosmetic business specific to sensitive skin care needs, with an organic crème cleanser formula, organic soothing face serum formula and hhydrating sensitive skin cream formula. With each organic formula, we also provide you with guidance on how you can change the cosmetic formula to make it more unique and suit your cosmetic brand philosophy, and cosmetic ingredients you want to use, whether you want the formula to be organic, natural or not.

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Cosmetic Formulation Fundamentals Masterclass 

free cosmetic formulation fundamentals masterclass

Get started and enjoy our 100% on-line FREE Cosmetic Formulation Fundamentals Masterclass – access at a time and place that suits you and complete in your own time. With detailed step-by-step guidance, it’s your first step toward professional Cosmetic Science training. Start making your own natural and organic skincare and hair care and build your own cosmetic brand.

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Can I use a different cosmetic emulsifier?

how to choose cosmetic emulsifiers

With so many cosmetic emulsifiers to choose from – how do you know which work best in different cosmetic formulations, and how much of each cosmetic emulsifier should you use? Choosing the right cosmetic emulsifier is important for emulsion stability and your company philosophy. It also impacts the viscosity and skin feel of the finished cosmetic product. So how much of each cosmetic emulsifier should you use, and which are the best combinations of cosmetic emulsifiers to use? This workshop looks at over 20 different cosmetic emulsifiers that are readily available and highly effective. It also talks you through the pros and cons, recommended inputs and cosmetic formulation needs of each. Make confident cosmetic emulsifier selections, watch now! 

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Can I use a different essential oil?

how to use essential oils in cosmetic formulas

Essential oils may be natural, but there are some very important claims, formulation, blending and safety issues you need to be aware of when preparing cosmetic formulas with these amazing natural essences. Your essential oil blend should be a balanced blend of 3-5 essential oils, with the right mix of top, middle and base notes – but with so many essential oils to choose from, how do you know which essential oils pair well, and how much should you use in different types of cosmetic formulas? In this workshop, we talk you through how to make compatible, lasting aromas to suit a variety of cosmetic formulas, from 55 different types of essential oils! We’ll talk you through important safety and input information, show you how to select from a variety of essential oils and how to ensure your essential oil blends will smell great, and last well in your cosmetic formulas, every single time. Make confident essential oil selections for amazing blends in your cosmetic formulas... watch now!

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Can I use a different cosmetic gum or polymer?

how to choose gums for cosmetic formulas

With so many different gums, polymers and gelling agents to choose from in the cosmetics industry – how do you know which work best, and how much should you use in different types of cosmetic formulas? Also just as important, how should you process or mix each type of gum or polymer into your cosmetic formulation? Choosing the right cosmetic gum or polymer is important for the product form, stability and your cosmetic brand philosophy. It also impacts the viscosity and skin feel of the finished cosmetic formula. So, can you swap out different cosmetic gelling agents effectively, and how much should you use? This workshop looks at over 15 different cosmetic gums, polymers and gelling agents that are readily available and highly effective. It also talks you through the pros and cons, recommended inputs and cosmetic formulation needs of each. Make confident cosmetic gum, polymer and gelling agent selections, watch now!

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Can I use a different cosmetic oil, butter or wax?

how to choose oils butters and waxes for cosmetic formulas

Choosing the right oil, butter, wax or combination of these materials in a cosmetic formula is important for the product form, skin feel, performance and your cosmetic brand philosophy. It can also impact the viscosity, skin feel and shelf life of the finished cosmetic product. So, which oils, butters or waxes can you swap out effectively, how much should you use in different cosmetic formulas, and when are certain cosmetic oils, butters or waxes not suitable to use? This workshop looks at over 50 different plant oils, esters, triglycerides, butters, waxes, mineral oils and silicones that are readily available for use in cosmetic formulas; and which cosmetic formulation types they are best suited to. It also talks you through the pros and cons, recommended inputs and cosmetic formulation needs of each. Make confident oil, butter and wax selections, watch now! 

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Can I use a different cosmetic preservative?

how to choose preservatives for cosmetic formulas

So many cosmetic preservatives to choose from – how do you know which work best, and how much should you use, in different types of cosmetic formulas? Cosmetic preservative selection is one of the most controversial selections you can make in any cosmetic formula, and yet an incorrectly preserved product is a cosmetic brand’s worst nightmare. This workshop looks at 14 readily available, highly effective cosmetic preservatives, and talks you through the pros and cons, recommended inputs and cosmetic formulation needs of each. Make confident cosmsetic preservative selections, watch now! 

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Can I use a different cosmetic surfactant?

how to choose surfactants for cosmetic formulas

Choosing the right surfactant combination for a cosmetic formula is important for foaming and cleansing performance, as well as being mild and suitable for use. It also depends on where the cosmetic product will be used (hair, face, body or hands) and who is meant to use it (children vs. adults). So how much of each cosmetic surfactant should you use, and which cosmetic surfactants are the best combinations? This workshop looks at over 30 different surfactants and cosmetic solubilisers that are readily available and highly effective. It also talks you through the pros and cons, recommended inputs and cosmetic formulation needs of each. Make confident surfactant selections for your formulas, watch now! 

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Learn to formulate cosmetics in a weekend short course

learn how to formulate cosmetics in a weekend

Do you want to learn the basics of cosmetic science while putting together an introductory range of 11 different cosmetic products? Our Beginners Cosmetic Science is for you! You'll learn essential cosmetic science and formulation skills from a short on-line program: 15 hours of cosmetic learning and practical activities, including detailed video and workbook instructions on how to make 11 cosmetic products. No assessments, just creative cosmetic chemistry fun - and cosmetic products you can enjoy on completion. Find out more... 

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How to make make-up formulas – beginners series

learn how to make makeup formulas in a weekend

This introductory makeup formulation workshop series will get you making makeup formulas fast – from the very first workshop! In this workshop series, you will find out essential elements of how to formulate makeup products as well as how makeup products are put together. In this workshop,  learn how to put various makeup formulas together using the correct methods such as mineral foundation powder in 7 different shades, eyeshadow powders, bronzing powders, and lipstick. Find out more and get making make up formulas now! 

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How to make organic skincare formulas – beginners series

learn to make organic skincare formulas

This introductory organic skincare formulation workshop series will get you making organic skincare formulas fast – from the very first workshop! In this workshop series, you will find out essential elements of organic formulating as well as how essential skin care and cleansing cosmetic products are formulated. Learn how to put various organic formulas together using the correct methods and adjust organic formulas to make them your own. You will learn how to formulate an organic body lotion and organic body butter as well as how to formulate an organic face wash and organic body wash. Find out more...

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Social Media for Cosmetic Brands Workshops

how to grow a cosmetic brand with social media

Do you want to help grow a cosmetic brand? Feeling frustrated with your social media strategy, and not seeing sales of your cosmetic brand growing fast enough? Knowing more than just the basics of social media is now essential for any cosmetic brand wanting to grow. But it takes more than ‘just’ an understanding of social media to build a cosmetic brand. It takes planning and following through on an effective social media strategy to be successful in the cosmetic market. This workshop series takes you through the essential social media strategies for any savvy cosmetic brand wanting to grow using organic social media posts and promotions as well as how to set up paid advertising on a tight budget. Designed for small and indie cosmetic brands, this social media for cosmetic brands workshop is ideal to to boost your cosmetic sales and build cosmetic brand awareness. Watch now...

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How to start a cosmetic business workshops

how to start a cosmetic business workshop

Do you want to start a cosmetic business or build a cosmetic brand? Or maybe you have been selling cosmetic products on a small scale at the markets, to family and friends and now want to take the next steps? You may also be trying to take that next step to grow a cosmetic brand, but find yourself hitting brick walls and have more questions than answers…? With loads of small and indie cosmetic brand specific information, cosmetic business templates and a FREE cosmetic business e-book, this workshop series will help you build a cosmetic business fast. Find out more, and watch the first lecture free. Click here...

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Cosmetic manufacturing workshops (small cosmetic batches - from 5 - 100kg)

how to manufacture small batches of cosmetic products

Do you want to manufacture cosmetic products in small batches, from 5 - 100kg? This workshop series is for you! Get access to 3 lectures with detailed guidance on how to set up your cosmetic manufacturing space and a comprehensive cosmetic manufacturing equipment specifications list, so you can source necessary cosmetic manufacturing equipment on a tight budget. This cosmetic manufacturing workshop series also comes with facility layout designs and quality and cosmetic batch book templates to help ensure the quality and consistency of your small cosmetic batches. Manufacture cosmetic products in small batches with confidence, learn more...

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How to formulate hand sanitizers

How to formulate hand sanitizer

In light of recent world events, there has become a high demand for sanitizing product formulas. While there can be some good information on the internet about hygiene and these types of products, there is unfortunately a lot of misinformation too. These workshops provide you with important hand sanitizer formulation and regulatory information, so you can formulate hand sanitizers with confidence and comply with your region's requirements. 

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How to formulate waterless cosmetic bars

how to formulate waterless cosmetic bars

Waterless cosmetic products are an increasingly popular cosmetic trend – they are convenient to travel with and have almost zero waste. But is quite difficult to get a waterless cosmetic bar formula ‘just right’: just the right setting and melting point for ease of use and manufacture, and just the right consistency/hardness for the right sensory and cosmetic performance. In this workshop, we take a look at waterless cosmetic bar formulation builds that help you understand how to select cosmetic materials to get the form, function and sensory aspects just right. You will learn how to formulate waterless shampoo bars, waterless conditioner bars, waterless body wash bars, waterless moisturiser bars, and waterless face cleansing bars. Find out how to master waterless cosmetic bar formulations, watch now! 

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EU cosmetic compliance workshops

Learn cosmetic compliance for EU

To the uninitiated, the cosmetic compliance requirements to get a cosmetic product into EU may seem insurmountable, and the cosmetic regulation process impossible, but it is surprisingly simple when you know what cosmetic compliance documents to collect and collate. This series of EU cosmetic compliance workshops take you through cosmetic ingredient checks and cosmetic compliance as well as the information needed on your cosmetic labels and evidence required to support cosmetic claims. It also shows you how to compile your Product Information File for the cosmetic product notification portal and prepare a Safety Evaluation for your cosmetic products. Master your EU cosmetic compliance requirements, watch now...

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