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Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation

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I have really enjoyed the course

It has really helped me fine-tune my formulas and I feel so much more confident with my products and in developing new formulas. Thank you so much Meg Baille

Auckland New Zealand, Soultime Skincare

I love the accessibility and the fact I could fit it into my time schedule.

Since taking the Diploma I understand more about finding my market in order to sell and more about the legal implications of selling cosmetics. I understand better how the skin works, the properties and benefits of a lot more ingredients and I can now make a wider selection of products. I love the accessibility and the fact I could fit it into my time schedule. I enjoyed it all! Sally Rose, Bristol, UK

I am helping people by creating spa-quality, science-based, therapeutic, organic skincare products

I wanted to learn more than just Internet recipes. I wanted to formulate. Since taking the Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation I know more of the science of formulating as opposed to just using or buying ingredients randomly. I enjoyed the assignments because they allowed me to be a scientist and an artist. The biggest thing I have gained? I am helping people by creating spa-quality, science-based, therapeutic, organic skincare products. Shannan Fonseca, USA

I now have the knowledge and confidence to turn my hobby into a business

“I wanted to learn how to make my products better, so I can sell them rather than just creating gifts for friends and relatives. I didn’t know how to measure ingredients correctly or know enough about preservatives. I also didn’t know anything about turning my hobby into a business. I loved the course. It has helped me become more professional in every way. I really valued the self-paced learning and the different types of support. I now have the knowledge and confidence to turn my hobby into a business.” Joanne Maschmedt, Australia

Since taking the course I can formulate with ease!

“Before taking the course I didn’t know how to modify recipes or scale-up correctly. I also didn’t understand how to select the right ingredients based on skin type. Since taking the course I can formulate with ease! The course was perfect for me. The videos, written materials, worksheets and assignments were great. I have gained so much: knowledge, inspiration, and a wonderful community – we all learn together and support one another.” Heather Weinbauer-Literski, USA

The modules are crafted in such a way that someone can really kickstart their business.

“I used to do a lot of research online, but more often than not I felt lost and I really struggled with confidence. I was keen on learning more, in a structured way, from experts. The course used an organized approach to help me to put all my research into practice. The way the course is divided into modules really helped me as I could quickly pick up the most relevant one, rather than sifting through lots of information. I loved the course! It provided me with a great foundation. I loved that the lectures were short and to the point. The modules are crafted in such a way that someone can really kickstart their business. I am now much more confident when I make my formulations.” Prasanthy, India

I now have a much better understanding about skin care formulation

“I like the fact that the Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation is an online course which gives me the time to understand at my own pace. As I am currently based in China due to work commitments, this course allows me to continue to study from other parts of the world. The course gives a very good summary of all the information needed to be a formulator, which is easy for anyone to understand. It has helped me to understand the importance of mixing various ingredients to make up a good and effective product. I now have a much better understanding about skin care formulation.” M Y Toh, China

The course gave me the confidence to experiment.

“Before taking the Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation I had a great knowledge of ingredients but didn’t really know how to use them to develop a range of products. The course gave me the confidence to experiment. The formulation examples and templates provided have given me a strong base so that I can develop and formulate my own products.” C Sammon, UK

I can now create a well-balanced, effective product

“I didn’t have a full understanding of the benefits of different oils, or how to balance the right ingredients in the various stages so they work together for optimal results. I can now create a well-balanced, effective product. I know which ingredients to include, in the right quantity and in the correct phase, depending on the kind of product I am making.   I also love that I can be regular and accurate with my measurements for different batches. This means my products are consistent and ensures users always experience the same feel and effectiveness. I loved the Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation. The in-depth knowledge has been great! You are raising great men and women who will break boundaries in the cosmetics and beauty industry.” Oguchi Amaka, Nigeria

Reviews The course offered me everything I needed

“The Diploma has helped me an immense amount by giving me the confidence to make products, be aware of safety guidelines, learn some really interesting information on the benefits of various oils and be experimental with scents and flavors. The products I have formulated have been really well received. “The course offered me everything I needed. I enjoyed the way the information was given, the resources, tutorials and support. It was a great step-by-step course I would do again.”

Dennis Julien
Fribourg, Switzerland, www.moncosmetics.com

Reviews What I have found most useful is knowing the science behind cosmetic formulas so I can tweak them or use alternate ingredients myself.

“A lot of recipes I found online were not “safe” to use so I needed to know how I could adjust them to become safer. I found the worksheets and charts provided so useful. They have made it so easy for me to do my own formulas. If you told me two years ago that I would have my own brand today I wouldn’t have believed you. Just go and do it… there is nothing else like it.”

Muzon Ashgar, Saudi Arabia MZN Bodycare

Every aspect of natural formulating has been covered…and then some

“I found this course to be very informative and helpful. There are so many extra bits of information and helpful resources and links to websites. I feel that every aspect of natural formulating has been covered… and then some. 

I highly recommend this course and I will continue to send new inspired formulators and small business owners to this course.”

Jessica Lutge, South Africa

Vibrant community and experts on hand

“Their community is vibrant and their experts are always on hand to help you to understand simple to complex concepts and procedures. I very much appreciate their mission and relatively unbiased approach to promoting healthy cosmetics and formulation techniques that are good for people, the environment and this for our future. Unlike other schools that promote a natural way or organic way for skin care, this school uses real data, real facts and tends to shy away from fear mongering.

Probably the best part of this course and their teaching is the methods used to get you directly involved with making decisions about your business, your products, your exact customers (current or desired) and then servicing those customers with your message and products. Great courses. And the staff and owners are genuinely great people.”

Kai Dawei, Taiwan

Reviews Completing the Diploma has enabled me to formulate my products properly and deliberately and launch my brand Gallipot.

I can make informed decisions regarding ingredient selection and define my product. I now understand percentages and weight conversions too, so I am confident I am formulating properly.

I have learned new vocabulary and I can now make hydrous products as well as anhydrous products.

I really enjoyed the course and appreciated the availability and support of Gail and Gareth. The Diploma was perfect for me!

Lindri Henegar Riveras, Seattle, USA
www.gallipotskincare.com

Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products

“I found the Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products course easy to follow, and full of excellent details and instructions. The explanations of each ingredient and their benefits was so well done and informative. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in starting down the road to natural skincare.”
Theresa Hood, USA
I now know how to make things correctly and that they will have a longer shelf life. I enjoyed every bit of the course and found it all very useful.
J Glazier, Canada
Now I know when I require a preservative, what equipment to use, how to sanitize my area and equipment and measure ingredients correctly. The course was easy to understand with friendly presenters and great recipes.
T Hickmott, Australia

“Thank you so much for creating this course. I have a keen interest in natural skincare as my skin seems very sensitive to many different shop-bought products, so I thought I’d give making my own a go. It’s great to learn so much about what I can use and what different effects they’ll have from the comfort of my own home and at my own pace. I’m also hoping that, if I get enough practice, knowledge and confidence, I might be able to start up my own business in a few years, too!”

Sian Grinter, UK

“Gail and Gareth I would like to say a massive thank you to you both. My husband purchased the course for me for my birthday. To say it was a beautiful surprise is a little bit of an understatement. I was totally thrilled!

As a qualified nail care specialist and currently in my second year studying beauty therapy, to find this in my email was delightful.

I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the course. My next plan is your formulation course, which will give me a push toward my final goal. Thank you again for a great course.”

Lisa Clarke, UK

“The course has revolutionised my life! My skin is so much healthier and full of life. You are truly an inspiration!”

Absolutely fantastic, the modules are easy to read and the videos are easy to understand and follow. I would recommend this course to anyone. Thank you, amazing! Xo

Arlette Fleischer, Australia

“This skincare course is awesome. I enjoyed it so much!”

Diane Bienvenu, USA

“It’s amazing what I’ve learnt from your course. I love to make creams with natural ingredients. Thank you so much for this knowledge. I am opening a hair salon and spa and will practice everything I have learnt!”

Rose Arijon, USA

“I thoroughly enjoyed learning how to make skincare products. The course was very informative, and I am looking forward to mixing up a storm!”

Nikkia Samuels, Bermuda

“I am gaining more confidence in using preservatives and other more unusual ingredients like humectants, emollients and thickeners. I love Gail and Gareth’s style of teaching and that they are strict about safety and protocols.”

H Misiano, USA

“This course has helped me tremendously with getting comfortable experimenting with different oils butters and essential oils, understanding different skin types and potential skin issues. Reading the materials and then putting my knowledge into practice is very helpful.”

M Delgado, USA

“The course offered a detailed overview of processes, ingredients and recipes. I enjoyed the detailed notes and videos.”

S Berg, Norway

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