Sometimes when you’re just not happy with the way things are, you have to take a leap of faith and work towards making a difference. But what if you have a career and a growing family? Can you really add another drop to the mixture? 

With the help of our Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products online course, one person’s already full life became more fulfilled, when her interest in making natural skincare products led to her bathroom cabinet being filled with her own homemade creations.

Where it all began

Kristal Provencher from Massachusetts, USA, developed a love for using natural ingredients from an early age. Her Italian grandparents taught her how to cook using fresh herbs from their Cape Cod garden and she soon began creating her own healthy recipes.

In her mid-twenties Kristal became an aesthetician and developed a love of learning about skin and good skincare. Soon, she and her husband had three babies “one after the other” and it was during her first pregnancy that Kristal began to question the skincare products she was buying.

“I started looking at labels and reading the backs; ingredients, what was in everything that I was putting on myself and therefore subjecting my baby to…” 

During that research, Kristal discovered just how many “toxic ingredients” were in her shop-bought skincare products that she didn’t even realise were present.

It was then and there that Kristal decided to use her love of creation and her background in skincare to begin looking into creating something of her own.

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Finding the School of Natural Skincare 

The road to your end goal can be somewhat rocky in the beginning. Google was the go-to for Kristal’s research and it threw back a whole concoction of confusing information.

“There was so much information out there, and everything that I was finding contradicted each other. I was going crazy to the point where I almost just gave up.”

With three young children Kristal didn’t “have the time to sit for two hours every morning getting misleading information.”

Some YouTube videos failed to incorporate preservatives in their recipes, and there was no mention of appropriate packaging or where to buy them.

All the ways in which YouTube failed are ways that the Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products have excelled in; addressing and explaining them thoroughly in each module of the course.

At almost the point of giving up, Kristal found the School of Natural Skincare. When she started reading about the Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products her first thought was, “I need to do this.” Her second thought was, “This is going to be outrageously expensive.”

But, 

“When I saw how affordable it was, I just did a little happy dance. I was like, ‘Oh my God, I can actually do this. I can take this class!… I signed up right away.”

Once she had found the Certificate course Kristal was “beyond excited”. An accredited online course existed that would teach her to make her own natural and organic cleansers, toners, moisturizers, creams, lotions, balms, body butters, serums, masks, scrubs and more!

The nature of the Certificate was very appealing to Kristal, who wanted a full end-to-end course that would cover everything from start to finish.

“It wasn’t something where you were going to start and then you’re going to have to do a different course. You were going to start and you were going to learn how to make a cleanser or a toner or a mask, that it was going to take you from the very beginning, all the way up until you successfully have accomplished the knowledge of how to create your own skincare line. And that’s what I wanted, and that’s what it gave me.”

The Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products: The course that fits around your life Student success stories
The Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products: The course that fits around your life Student success stories

The personal touch

Directors Gail and Gareth Després’ knowledge and understanding of natural and organic ingredients and skincare, creating them safely and professionally, showed Kristal this was an exceptional course.

“The way they spoke about the course, I knew immediately that they knew what they were talking about, that they were very knowledgeable.”

The personable touch also meant a lot to Kristal and showed her that Gail and Gareth knew what it meant to be a student, and the experience involved.

“The fact that you could see their faces and hear their voices… It wasn’t just a piece of paper, it wasn’t just a website. There were two knowledgeable people standing in front of you, walking you through it, and doing it themselves. That’s what stood out to me. I felt like they were guiding me through it and that I wasn’t alone.”

From “the littlest detail, up until the most profound information”, the Certificate course provided it all. It was “very clear and professional” and it gave her the education that she needed to give her “such peace of mind and such confidence.”

Gaining confidence

Information about natural ingredients included in the Certificate course even excelled that provided by Kristal’s training; “I didn’t really know much about ingredients even after going to aesthetic school.”

But after graduating from the Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products, Kristal felt the knowledge gained gave her the confidence to create her own skincare products. 

“I feel confident making and creating each and every product the correct way, knowing that when I’m making a cleanser, I know exactly what I need to do… the exact measurements of every ingredient and how to properly formulate each product…” 

This was “a big deal” to Kristal, after starting out not knowing “that there needed to be different phases of the process”, or “that things needed to be heated and to what degree”.

Why are natural and organic ingredients so important?

The root of Kristal’s values are her children.

“I just want to be as healthy as I possibly can so that I can be around as long as I can for my children and enjoy their lives as much as I enjoy my own. And any little thing that I can do to prolong my life and my health, and the health of my family, I’m going to do whatever I can that’s in my control to accomplish that.”

With three young children, it seemed finding the time to study wasn’t even an issue for Kristal. The fact that she could start and stop her studies at any time meant she had the flexibility she needed.

“I was so excited every morning to wake up before my children got up to learn more each and every day. It made me so happy that I found something that was giving me such wonderful, accurate knowledge and information that I really felt so confident and so eager to learn more.”

 Kristal has used her knowledge, confidence and skills to create her own four-piece skincare system; a cleanser, toner, serum and moisturizer. And they are in her home, and she uses them every day. And what is more, she knows exactly what ingredients are in them.

“Being able to use something and have my own label staring back at me on my bathroom shelf is an indescribable feeling. I tell my children now, who are very small, ‘I created this skincare line and someday maybe you’ll be able to help me’.”

Launching her own brand, Daily Comfort by Kristal

Kristal has now taken her passion for natural and organic skincare, and love of making products to the next level. She has launched her natural beauty brand, Daily Comfort by Kristal, and is now not only offering her products to friends and family, but is now selling her handcrafted beauties!

Kristal has a four-piece skincare line consisting of a cream cleanser, toning mist, facial serum and a daily moisturizer. Each ingredient is specifically chosen for a purpose, whether that be to rehydrate or to replenish, and to also “comfort your soul”, because;

“Each and every one of us is going through something. No matter what it is, I want you to start and end your day with something beautiful!”

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How to make your own products to sell

If you are inspired by Kristal’s story who wouldn’t be?! and are interested in launching your own brand and selling your own natural and organic skincare products, you’ll want to study our online Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation

This is the only course you need to launch your brand as it takes you through every aspect of creating skincare products from scratch, like the professionals! From defining your values and creating your brand, to formulating high-quality, professional skincare products, having them tested and complying with cosmetic regulations. 

It is true that some students of the Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products, like Kristal, have launched their own brand, but there is much that isn’t covered in this course that you need to know about when making products to sell.

The focus of our online Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products is not to teach students how to create professional formulations or products from scratch without following recipes, but instead to teach students to develop exceptional, practical, product-making skills. Students follow over 120 recipes created by our professional team and use them to perfect their practical skills and make a complete range of their own natural and organic products.

So, which course is right for you?

If you want to make products for yourself, friends and family using tried and tested recipes, and at the same time develop your practical product-making skills and learn about natural skincare ingredients, the Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products is for you.

If you want to be able to create your own products from scratch like the professionals without following recipes either for yourself or to launch your own skincare brand, then the Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation is the right course for you.

And if you have any questions at all or want to learn more about our courses and programs, please do get in touch with us by email using hello@schoolofnaturalskincare.com. Our customer service team will be happy to help.

FREE VIDEO TRAINING SERIES:

HOW TO FORMULATE NATURAL & ORGANIC CLEANSERS

There are many different types of facial cleanser that you can make (or buy) and each is formulated in a completely different way.

In this free video training series we’ll look at the different types of cleansing products in detail so you’ll know how to formulate them for yourself or to sell.

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With this training you'll get:

    1. The essential theory required to make a natural & organic cleansers
    2. A free formula for a natural Jelly Cleanser created in our Cosmetics Lab by our team of Cosmetic Scientist
    3. A free formula for a more simple cleansing balm created in our Cosmetics Lab by our team of Cosmetic Scientist
    4. A video demonstration showing you how to make a Jelly Cleanser using the free formula we give you! You get to see how it is all done in practice!
    5. A supplier list so you can buy the ingredients and make your cleansers

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