Sample a selection of materials from our Advanced Certificate in High-Performance Serum Formulation. 

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • Welcome from the Directors

    • Course roadmap

    • How to get the most from the course: becoming a great formulator

    • Monitoring your progress: activities, quizzes, and assignments

  • 2

    Module 0: Introduction to formulating

    • Introduction to Module 0

    • Module 0 Learning outcomes

    • 0.1 What is a formula?

    • 0.3 Equipment

  • 3

    Module 1: Introduction to formulating high-performance serums

    • Introduction to Module 1

    • Module 1 Learning outcomes

    • 1.1 Introduction to formulating serums

    • 1.2 Types of serum formula

    • 1.4 Formulating for different skin types

    • 1.4.3 Formulating for oily and acne prone skin

  • 4

    Module 2: Serum ingredients

    • Introduction to Module 2

    • Module 2 Learning outcomes

    • 2.1 Classification of ingredients

    • 2.4.4 Solubilizers

    • 2.11 Supplier list: cosmetic ingredients and equipment

  • 5

    Module 3: Formulating innovative anhydrous serums

    • Module 3 Learning outcomes

  • 6

    Module 4: Formulating gel-based serums

    • Module 4 Learning outcomes

    • 4.3 Formulating moisture boost serum

    • 4.3 Practical demonstration: Making moisture boost serum

  • 7

    Module 5: Formulating emulsion-based serums

    • Module 5 Learning outcomes