Online programs

Our online programs contain two of our individual courses, and are designed to build your knowledge and skills in a particular area of cosmetic formulation.

The benefits of signing up to a program are:

 

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Low monthly enrollment fees. Get started today from US $157!

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A manageable level of study materials each month. Study alongside your other work or family commitments.

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Receive extra bonus classes!

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Receive a discount when you pay in full

Our online programs

 

Beginner to Formulator Program

This program is designed to take you from a complete beginner with no experience, to a confident natural skincare formulator!

This program contains:

  • Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products
  • Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation
  • 8 bonus classes!

Skincare Specialist Program

This program will enable you to formulate a wide range of natural skincare products for the face and body, plus take you to a more advanced level by developing your knowledge of specialist high-performance active ingredients including vitamins, antioxidants, AHAs and BHAs, peptides and ceramides, and much more.

This program contains:

  • Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation
  • Advanced Certificate in High-Performance Serum Formulation
  • 5 bonus classes!

Natural Haircare and Skincare Formulator Program

This program will enable you to formulate a wide range of natural skincare products for the face and body and formulate a complete range of natural haircare products too, including shampoo, conditioner, treatment and styling products!

This program contains:

  • Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation
  • Diploma in Natural Haircare Formulation
  • 7 bonus classes!

Beginner to Formulator Program

This program is designed to take you from a complete beginner with no experience, to a confident natural skincare formulator!

Program details

This program contains:

  • Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products
  • Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation
  • 8 bonus classes!


Part 1. Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products

Start at the beginning with our Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products, which provides a comprehensive overview of both the theory and practice of making a wide range of natural skincare products.

Discover carrier oils, butters, waxes, emulsifiers, preservatives, essential oils, and more. 

Gain confidence with simple and effective recipes. Practice making products from your choice of over 120 recipes, including cleansers, toners, moisturizers, facial and body oils, serums, exfoliators, body butters, lotion bars and face masks. 

Read the full Certificate course curriculum here.

Part 2. Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation

Then move onto the Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation, where you will take your knowledge and skills to the next level, primarily by formulating your own unique products from scratch rather than following our recipes! You’ll discover the art of creating your own professional formulations designed to suit your skin type, needs and preferences (or those of your customers).

You’ll learn about a much wider range of ingredients and in greater detail: more emulsifiers, preservatives, carrier oils, butters, waxes, essential oils, humectants, botanical extracts and active ingredients. Discover additional product types such as oil-to-milk cleansers, exfoliating AHA toners, body milks and more.

Learn professional formulation skills and knowledge such as how to develop a product concept using a product development brief, the product design process, the method of professionally writing and evaluating a formula, and how to use a benchmark (reverse formulating).

Create a brand and sell your products legally by defining your brand values and niche, building a strong brand identity, and complying with cosmetic, labeling and claims regulations.

Read the full Diploma course curriculum here.

Bonus classes

Receive extra bonus classes, including:

  1. Natural skincare recipes for mother and baby
  2. Simple and effective aluminium-free deodorant recipes eBook
  3. Bath treats eKit
  4. Amazonian oils and butters
  5. Formulating advanced natural deodorants
  6. Formulating with CBD and hemp seed oil
  7. Formulating vegan skincare
  8. Formulating with AHAs and BHAs

This program is suitable for:

Beginners, or those with some experience, who want to confidently formulate and make a wide range of natural skincare products for the face and body.

This is for you if you want to:

  • Gain confidence at the start by following our beginner’s recipes.
  • Progress to developing your own unique formulas, with confidence. 
  • Launch your own natural or organic skincare brand, or produce exceptional natural or organic skincare for yourself or your friends and family.

What you will receive:

  • A certificate of completion for each course you complete (two certificates in total).
  • Membership of two student support groups (one for each course).
  • Our professional cosmetic formulators are available to answer any questions you have.
  • Two years to complete the program (which can be extended if required).

Study time required:

We recommend allowing approximately 120-200 hours divided between studying the course materials and formulating practice, though you can take as much or as little time as you like.

You have access to the online courses within the online classroom for two years from the date of enrollment, which also includes two years to submit your assignments. If you wish to, you can also renew your access to the courses in the online classroom by paying a small renewal fee. You can download, save and/or print all of the course documents to keep for your own reference. Videos need to be watched within the classroom.

Schedule:

If you chose to enroll using Option 2 (one single enrollment fee) then you’ll receive access to all courses and bonus classes immediately.

If you choose to enroll using Option 1 (monthly payments) you will receive the course modules according to the following schedule:

Month 1 (Immediately after enrolling): Certificate Modules 1-3, Diploma Modules 1-3, plus 4 bonus classes.

Month 2: Certificate Modules 4-6, Diploma Modules 4-5.

Month 3: Certificate Modules 7-9, Diploma Modules 6-8.

Month 4: Diploma Modules 9-11.

Month 5: Diploma Modules 12-13.

Month 6: Diploma Modules 14, plus 4 bonus classes. 

 

Enrollment options

We accept all major debit and credit cards and Paypal

Online programs

By joining the course you accept our terms and conditions found here.

Skincare Specialist Program

This program will enable you to formulate a wide range of natural skincare products for the face and body, plus take you to a more advanced level by developing your knowledge of specialist high-performance active ingredients including vitamins, antioxidants, AHAs and BHAs, peptides and ceramides, and much more.

Program details

This program contains:

  • Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation
  • Advanced Certificate in High-Performance Serum Formulation
  • 5 bonus classes!

 

Part 1. Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation

The Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation will teach you to formulate your own unique products from scratch. You’ll discover the art of creating your own professional formulations designed to suit your skin type, needs and preferences (or those of your customers).

You’ll formulate a wide range of skincare products including: facial oils and oil-based serums, body and massage oils, dry oil body spray, bath and shower oils, cleansing oils, oil-to-milk cleansers, whipped body butters, balms and salves, soaks and scrubs, facial and body polishes, toners and spritzers, creams and lotions.

Learn professional formulation skills and knowledge such as how to develop a product concept using a product development brief, the product design process, the method of professionally writing and evaluating a formula, and how to use a benchmark (reverse formulating). Also learn about lab techniques and microbiology.

Create a brand and sell your products legally by defining your brand values and niche, building a strong brand identity, and complying with cosmetic, labeling and claims regulations.

Read the full Diploma course curriculum here.

Part 2. Advanced Certificate in High-Performance Serum Formulation

Then move on to the Advanced Certificate in High-Performance Serum Formulation, where you’ll learn about more advanced active ingredients including vitamins and their derivatives, peptides and ceramides, AHAs and BHAs. You will discover active ingredients that are toning, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, antimicrobial, skin brightening, skin-barrier-repairing and strengthening, and which offer sun protection. In total you’ll find out about 236 cosmetic ingredients!

You’ll formulate six types of serum: liquid anhydrous serums, pressed serums, gel-based (aqueous serums), emulsion-based serums, gel-cream serums and bi-phase serums; and will create specialist targeted serums for the face, eyes and lips to address specific concerns and deliver visible results.

Discover new and sophisticated plant oils, natural esters and botanical extracts including pracaxi oil, cacay oil, watermelon seed oil, prickly pear oil, guava oil, perilla oil, buriti oil, tamanu oil, blueberry seed oil, natural silicone replacements, and more! 

You will be able to apply your knowledge of advanced active ingredients to the other products you formulate too, such as creams, lotions and toners.

Read the full Serum course curriculum here.

Bonus classes

Receive extra bonus classes, including:

  1. Formulating advanced natural deodorants
  2. Formulating with CBD and hemp seed oil
  3. Formulating vegan skincare
  4. Formulating with AHAs and BHAs
  5. Formulating body serums.

 

This program is suitable for:

Beginners, or those with some experience, who want to confidently formulate and make a wide range of natural skincare products for the face and body and take their skills and formulations to an advanced level. 

This is for you if you want to:

  • Develop your own unique natural skincare formulas, with confidence. 
  • Create advanced formulations with advanced high-performance active ingredients.
  • Launch your own natural or organic skincare brand, or produce exceptional natural or organic skincare for yourself or your friends and family.

What you will receive:

  • A certificate of completion for each course you complete (two certificates in total).
  • Membership of two student support groups (one for each course).
  • Tutor support for both courses. Our professional cosmetic formulators are available to answer any questions you have.
  • Two years to complete the program (which can be extended if required).

Study time required:

We recommend allowing approximately 150-250 hours divided between studying the course materials and formulating practice, though you can take as much or as little time as you like.

You have access to the online courses within the online classroom for two years from the date of enrollment, which also includes two years to submit your assignments. If you wish to, you can also renew your access to the courses in the online classroom by paying a small renewal fee. You can download, save and/or print all of the course documents to keep for your own reference. Videos need to be watched within the classroom.

Schedule:

If you chose to enroll using Option 2 (one single enrollment fee) then you’ll receive access to all courses and bonus classes immediately.

If you choose to enroll using Option 1 (monthly payments) you will receive the course modules according to the following schedule:

Month 1 (Immediately after enrolling): Diploma Modules 1-3

Month 2: Diploma Modules 4-5.

Month 3: Diploma Modules 6-8.

Month 4: Diploma Modules 9-11.

Month 5: Diploma Modules 12-13.

Month 6: Diploma Modules 14, plus 4 bonus classes. 

Month 7: Serum Modules 0-2

Month 8: Serum Modules 3-4

Month 9: Serum Modules 5-6, plus one 1 bonus class.

Enrollment options

We accept all major debit and credit cards and Paypal

Online programs

By joining the course you accept our terms and conditions found here.

Natural Haircare and Skincare Formulator Program

This program will enable you to formulate a wide range of natural skincare products for the face and body and formulate a complete range of natural haircare products too, including shampoo, conditioner, treatment and styling products!

Program details

This program contains:

  • Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation
  • Diploma in Natural Haircare Formulation
  • 7 bonus classes!

 

Part 1. Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation

The Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation will teach you to formulate your own unique natural skincare products from scratch. You’ll discover the art of creating your own professional formulations designed to suit your skin type, needs and preferences (or those of your customers).

You’ll formulate a wide range of skincare products, including facial oils and oil-based serums, body and massage oils, dry oil body spray, bath and shower oils, cleansing oils, oil-to-milk cleansers, whipped body butters, balms and salves, soaks and scrubs, facial and body polishes, toners and spritzers, creams and lotions.

Learn professional formulation skills and knowledge such as how to develop a product concept using a product development brief, the product design process, the method of professionally writing and evaluating a formula, and how to use a benchmark (reverse formulating). Also learn about lab techniques and microbiology.

Create a brand and sell your products legally by defining your brand values and niche, building a strong brand identity, and complying with cosmetic, labeling and claims regulations.

Read the full Skincare Diploma course curriculum here.

Part 2. Diploma in Natural Haircare Formulation 

Then move on to the Diploma in Natural Haircare Formulation, where you will discover a wider range of ingredients including natural surfactants and cationic emulsifiers, and many more specialist ingredients that benefit the hair. You’ll learn in detail about hair biology and how to formulate haircare products for different hair types. 

You’ll learn to formulate six types of shampoo including regular shampoo, daily use shampoo, conditioning/2-in-1 shampoo, clarifying shampoo, anti-dandruff shampoo and solid shampoo. You’ll formulate six types of conditioner including rinse-off conditioner, leave-in conditioner, intensive conditioner/hair masks, detangling spray, solid conditioner and co-wash.

You’ll also learn to formulate  twelve hair treatments and styling products including hair oil, hair butter/mask, anti-frizz spray, dry shampoo, clay hair mask, ayurvedic paste shampoo, scalp scrub, scalp serum, hair wax, hair gel, salt spray and heat protection spray.

Read the full Haircare Diploma course curriculum here.

Bonus clases

Receive extra bonus classes, including:

  1. Formulating advanced natural deodorants
  2. Formulating with CBD and hemp seed oil
  3. Formulating vegan skincare
  4. Formulating with AHAs and BHAs
  5. Men’s facial hair products
  6. Children’s haircare products
  7. Formulating party-ready hair products – naturally!

This program is suitable for:

Beginners, or those with some experience, who want to confidently formulate and make a wide range of natural skincare products for the face and body and a range of natural haircare products, including shampoo, conditioner, treatments and styling products.

This is for you if you want to:

  • Develop your own unique natural skincare formulas, with confidence. 
  • Develop your own unique natural haircare formulations including shampoo, conditioner and treatments for different hair types.
  • Launch your own natural or organic skincare brand, or produce exceptional natural or organic skincare for yourself or your friends and family.

What you will receive:

  • A certificate of completion for each course you complete (two certificates in total).
  • Membership of two student support groups (one for each course).
  • Tutor support for both courses. Our professional cosmetic formulators are available to answer any questions you have.  
  • Two years to complete the program (which can be extended if required).

Study time required:

We recommend allowing approximately 150-250 hours divided between studying the course materials and formulating practice, though you can take as much or as little time as you like.

You have access to the online courses within the online classroom for two years from the date of enrollment, which also includes two years to submit your assignments. If you wish to, you can also renew your access to the courses in the online classroom by paying a small renewal fee. You can download, save and/or print all of the course documents to keep for your own reference. Videos need to be watched within the classroom.

Schedule:

If you chose to enroll using Option 2 (one single enrollment fee) then you’ll receive access to all courses and bonus classes immediately.

If you choose to enroll using Option 1 (monthly payments) you will receive the course modules according to the following schedule:

Month 1 (Immediately after enrolling): Diploma Modules 1-3

Month 2: Skincare Diploma Modules 4-5.

Month 3: Skincare Diploma Modules 6-8.

Month 4: Skincare Diploma Modules 9-11.

Month 5: Skincare Diploma Modules 12-13.

Month 6: Skincare Diploma Modules 14, plus 4 bonus classes. 

Month 7: Haircare Diploma Modules 1-3

Month 8: Haircare Diploma Modules 4-5

Month 9: Haircare Diploma Module 6

Month 10: Haircare Diploma Module 7-8

Month 11: Haircare Diploma Module 9

Month 12: Haircare Diploma Module 10, plus 3 bonus classes.

 

Enrollment options

We accept all major debit and credit cards and Paypal

Online programs

By joining the course you accept our terms and conditions found here.

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