There is one golden rule when making your own natural skincare products: If a product contains water (or an aqueous solution like hydrosol, herbal infusions, aloe vera), it needs a preservative. If your product could come into contact with water during use then you...read more
When it comes to spending money on ingredients, we can easily end up splashing out more than perhaps we need to (and want to!). You see, there are so many exciting and gorgeous ingredients from which to choose, and whilst that would normally be a good thing, it...read more
Has this ever happened to you: You find a product that you want to make but you are missing one or more of the ingredients? You live in a country where some ingredients are not readily available? You want to save money by using less expensive ingredients while still...read more
Beauty products are not just about looking beautiful anymore. In fact, beauty products that are simply aimed at helping you look more beautiful are on the way out and something much more exciting is taking their place. How about if you could take care of your...read more
So what’s the problem with following recipes? If we only follow recipes then we’re limiting ourselves to learning from others when instead we could just as easily learn the art and science to create products ourselves and create our own recipes! ...read more
Are you ready to take the step from following recipes to creating your own recipes? If so then you’re ready to learn about skin care formulation and become a product formulator! It can be daunting at first to design your own products from scratch, and you can waste a...read more
“Is this natural?” We’ve heard many of our students ask that question about a wide spectrum of ingredients, as they move through our courses, or sometimes it will be posted in our online student forums. The answer is not so straightforward, and it actually poses a...read more
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One of the maxims we live by and that has completely transformed my life is: start before you are ready. Seems counter intuitive right. Surely you need to feel ready before you do something. You should have what you need (time, money, expertise, stuff) and feel ready...