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
  • 7 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.
  6. Digital Copy of the International Bestselling Book A-Z of Natural Cosmetic Formulation
  7. Formulating Face and Body Washes with Natural Surfactants