Setting up your own skincare business is such an exciting time! In many countries it is perfectly possible to start by making and selling your skincare products from home. This is the way many of our students begin, and many run their business from home in the...read more
If you want to sell your homemade cosmetics at some point you will start to wonder what tests are needed in order to sell your cosmetic products. Safety testing of cosmetics is a necessary part of creating products to sell. Ensuring your products are...read more
The natural anti aging skin care market is overflowing with products that aim to either combat all signs of aging or are targeted to fight particular signs of aging. Labels, adverts and packaging market products as containing certain ingredients and claim the...read more
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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