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    Seeta Stryk

    Great video and lots of interesting information. Cant wait for the next video.

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    Hi Perry. Thanks for dedicating your time and energy just for us.

    Hopefully I’ll learn more because am really looking forward to be starting formulating my own skincare product soon.

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    Alecia Howard.

    thank you so much for this information. I am working or creating my own line of haircare for African American/Afro Latin women (and men lol) I don’t come from a background with chemical mixing knowledge I just mix butters in my kitchen and give them away as samples to my “natural”friends. I would like to learn more about formulation and how to duplicate a few of my favorite store brand products… any advice?

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    Thank you.

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    Chinenye Ifiok Etukudo

    Thanks Perry, I have really been educated and informed to an extent. I am planning to go into launching my own natural cosmetic line and have started taking some online courses and also researching on my own. Connecting to you few months ago has really increased my wealth of knowledge in this area. Thanks once again, looking forward to many of such videos.

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    Thanks so much for for the video Pery

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    Thanks perry for taking time on the video, I appreciate the breakdown, very educative.

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    Thanks Perry for the video. I have learned a lot in this video. Hope to learn more about natural cosmetic

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    sylvain bodji

    Hi Perry,
    I’m interested in formulating my own “natural” cosmetic products and launch my own cosmetic brand. i dont have a degree in chemistry , i’m an epidemiologist (public health research). i dont want to return to university as well . do you think i can acheive my goal by taking online courses and practicing ? if yes, could you please advise me a good online course ? Thanks

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      Perry Romanowski

      Yes, you certainly could launch your own line. I’d suggest you see our free report http://startacosmeticline.com But you’ll need to learn about marketing and sales. Making the product is only the first step and not really the most important.

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    Thanks Perry. The video was really helpful. Now I know there’s no such thing as chemical free cosmetics.

    I’m really looking forward to taking your courses.

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    Thanks Perry. Very useful video.

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    Jacqueline Mitchell

    Very interesting as I was just about to contact COSMOS for a standard for my products, so now maybe I will make my own.

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    Thank you perry. This was another new video for me providing me with lot of good info.

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    It’s very interesting. I am working with natural hair tonic using essential oils. Do you have any suggestions on where can I get good quality of the EOs

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    Thanks again for a wonderful informative video. Totally appreciate that you take the time out to share with and enlighten us. Many thanks.

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    Lisa-Marie Clarke

    Terrific! Another great video. This was really helpful!

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    Kim Pelletier

    Thank you for another video with great information and tips! So appreciate it, and all the info you make available!

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    ysaac akinin

    Is the 9 week course literally 9 weeks or can be performed at each own pace

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      Perry Romanowski

      The course is to be done at your own pace. Most people take more than 9 weeks to complete.

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    Terry T.

    Hi Perry,
    I’m a third year chemistry undergraduate student. I’m considering about working in cosmetic field after I graduate. I wanna learn some basic and comprehensive facts about cosmetic business and technology. Does your online cosmetic formulation course also talk about some business-related facts of cosmetics? Not only the formulation knowledges.

    When will the online course restart in 2016?
    How much does the material cost? I mean the textbook. Cuz I know there is a bonus on Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry, but I wanna know the exact price of the textbook with 40% discount.

    Thank you so much.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Yes, we do cover both formulation and the cosmetic industry.
      You can join the online course now.
      There is no textbook required. The BCC course is recommended reading but not required.

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    Upon completion of this course if I sign up and pass, what type of certification will be gained and how would it benifit me in developing cosmetics certified for retail. What other doors can it open for me?

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      Perry Romanowski

      You get a certificate of completion & you learn how to make natural cosmetic products. As far as doors opened, you will be more knowledgable when going to look for a job plus you connect with me and all the people in the course.

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    Nicholas Lodiong

    I really enjoyed your lecture on the Video- I work for cosmetic company as compounder- now I have been moved to work on the Product formulas. I’m looking forward into taking the course. Please let me know which one should I take ( natural or the other). Thanks a lot

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    I am going to sign up for the class but don’t see the dates. Please verify so I catch a spot before it is full. Thank you!

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      Perry Romanowski

      Hello Sharron – the course will reopening in November

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    Sharron Pinheiro

    Hi Perry – Can you tell me when this course will be available again and if your other Cosmetics Formulating Course would be require before this one? I look forward to your response.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Hello Sharron – We are likely re-opening this course in November

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    Do your lessons explain in depth the chemistry of formulating? Would this be more for someone trying to make a career as a formulator or for people wanting to start their own personal care product line?

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      Perry Romanowski

      This course is more geared towards people with science backgrounds who want to learn to formulate and for people who want to have a background of what is in their products for when they market their own product line. People who would get less benefit would be people who want to make products in their kitchen for personal use or to give away to friends.

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    I wanna start this class, how I can do that?!

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    I would like to formulate my own natural cosmetics

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      Perry Romanowski

      Taking our course would be a good start.

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    Good video. The green washing really got me thinking.

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    Munira Khambata

    Hi I have just started a Natural Skin care line product, and your video have been a great Help, Can you also talk about labeling and what come under cosmetics and what come under drugs when mentioned on labels.

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    April Pasay

    I am interested in finding out what path to take with my interest with organic cosmetics. I currently go to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and have been working on a pre-business major but I’m not sure where else to go from there. I would appreciate your advice on this (:

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      Perry Romanowski

      I’m not sure what you are looking to do. Are you interested in starting your own line? Formulating products for a living?

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    Mardi OBrien

    You are awesome. I agree with your suggestion of creating my own “natural standard”. I vow to use the most environmentally friendly, organic and highest quality ingredients possible in my products, however when doing so, I am relying on the integrity of other people. I use beeswax for example. How can anyone certify that beeswax is 100 percent organic? There are also “organic” cigarettes, so as far as I’m concerned a great deal of this verbiage is not objective in the least.

    I love your videos.

    Mardi O.

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    Dr. Frankincense

    Cheers, thanks for the video, and I will tune in for the next. I’m starting to learn to make skin care as a hobby with natural chemicals first because of their accessibility. I may try to sell a just a bit to try to get cash back to put back into refining the product, I didn’t expect a bunch of flower oil to get pricey so fast. This information has already given me some perspective.

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    James Reed

    I am interested in your course.
    I am in the middle of another project and woudn’t be able to sit this one. Can you tell me what your next dates are?


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      Perry Romanowski

      We’ll probably do it again in July or August.

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    Carole @ EmuBliss.com

    Really enlightening video Perry. As someone who is private labelling all natural skin and body care products containing emu oil plus botanicals, this was really helpful from a marketing perspective. I have ideas for some brand extensions down the road. How do I go about connecting with a formulator to develop them? (I’m not a chemist.)

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    thanks great info and speech

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    Thank you, I do enjoy your podcasts. I am looking forward to joining one of your natural formulation courses, though will not have the time for the next few months. Please keep going with them and I *will* be there as soon as I can. Your method of teaching is excellent.

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    Casey Dumas

    How do we sign up for the natural course.

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    This video was very helpful
    Thank you

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    Jack Hui

    1. Is this a online course?
    2. Any exam, test or homework?
    3. How long does it take to finish this course?


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      Perry Romanowski

      Thanks for the questions!

      1. Yes, it is an online course.
      2. Yes, there are quizzes to be done at the end of each module
      3. The course will take 12 weeks to finish.

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    Hi Perry thank you for time that you place into this course!

    I like what you are doing .Am in the process of collecting funds now! Thanks again!

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    Gul Muhammad Bawa

    Would like to view the natural cosmetic formulations.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Those will be part of the course.

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      Perry Romanowski

      The program will be online to start so anyone with Internet access can take it.

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    Hello Perry, just wondering if you are planning to include an anhydrous formulations section in your new course, seems like a natural way to go

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      Perry Romanowski

      Yes, we will include anhydrous formulations in the course.

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    Joyce Robinson

    Appreciate the information. Glad someone is finally talking about what is natural. So much wrong information out there.

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    Thank for making these videos. Much appreciated!

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    Please make sure that you include:
    – shampoo and conditioners
    – Silicone replacement
    – using essential oils for aroma and skin and hair benefits
    – successful emulsification
    – preservatives
    – shelf life

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      Perry Romanowski

      I’ll be sure to include all of that.

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    Such good information. I like that you emphasize critical thinking. And thinking for yourself.

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    syed shah

    i like to learn more knowledge about cosmetics , so, i want to join to this natural cosmetics formulating course , thanks for teaching , i like mr perry teaching , god bless hin and give hm more more knowledge ,

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    Looking forward to it, Perry!!

    I also came across a few handcrafted skincare brands that are quite popular and expensive. They claim to use either “multifaceted botanical” preservation systems or “a combination of an organic whole plant citrus peel blend, and an untraceable amount of potassium sorbate.” The shelf life of the products are a year. What’s your take on this? Is this kinda preservation really possible? If so, will your course touch on it?

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    Hi Perry,

    When will this course be available? Also, can you let us know what the modules are so I get an idea of what will be covered? I saw you mentioned a significant discount for people that have taken the PCF and I’m thinking about taking that course as well…are you able to let us know what the discount will be? Thanks!

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      Perry Romanowski

      Hello Veronica – Thanks for your questions. All these will be answered in the next video this week. The course will begin on Feb 17 but we’ll be taking pre-orders this week. I’ll also let you know what the discount is for taking both courses.

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    I suggest you put all the videos linked to
    youtube so that we can download for our review.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Thanks – good idea

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    Great information! Especially for our “chemical free” world 🙂

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    Dawn Capps

    Thank you for doing these videos, Perry! I can hardly wait to watch them all. I try to constantly educate myself and I really appreciate your expertise! 🙂

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      Perry Romanowski

      There’s another one coming soon

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    Perry, this video was a great introduction to making natural products. I loved it! Keep up the good work, and thanks for making the videos, they’re really helpful and informative.

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    michelle loschiavo

    hi Perry,
    just wanted to clarify which natural melatonin product you mentioned that contains a virus?

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      Perry Romanowski

      That refers to melatonin derived from animal tissue. “The use of melatonin derived from animal pineal tissue may carry the risk of contamination or the means of transmitting viral material. The synthetic form of this medication does not carry this risk.”

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    Yasmin ullah

    Hi perry
    I am just starting up a buisness in handmade beauty cosmetics and am doing my buisness plan right now.
    Your 2 videos have been really helpful ,and have given me a lot of clarity as to what natural means, and really useful stuff to know when branding the product.
    Thanks so much.

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    Great introduction. I’m wondering if “biodegradable” is a good place to start in defining my own “natural”. Thanks.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Yes, that’s a great place to start.

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    Can you send me some info on future courses?

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    Deborah Jenkins

    Thanks Perry for video. Not using preservatives and stabilizers seems unrealistic for a large scale product line. I’ve considered using a ‘born on’ labeling, similar to food perishables. Do you think the public is ready for that concept in skin care?

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      Perry Romanowski

      Yes if you want to actually sell your products, using a preservative will be necessary. I don’t think the public is quite ready for cosmetics you have to refrigerate and dispose after a few weeks. But maybe…

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    Lisa Pasquill

    Very useful! I agree that companies will have to be more accountable for their claims in the future and believe that customers will increasingly be asking themselves these very questions. Thank you for creating these videos.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Yes, if customers start getting more savvy greenwashing won’t be nearly as effective.

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    How to get more information about upcoming classes?

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      Perry Romanowski

      We’ll be sending more information next week.

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    I’m trying to watch video 1 and 2, can I find that on your site. It won’t load from this one which is video 3.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Hello Karen – sorry for the confusion. This is video 1. Click on video 2 to see that video. Video 3 isn’t released yet.

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    Valeria Olachea

    Hi Perry! I reacently finished school this winter, and I would to develop my skills In a big company such as Loreal, PG or so. What will be the steps to achieve this? Is there some way I could enter as a intern?
    thank you,

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    Jagjivandas Baria

    I would like to buy a book that content a Starting Formulas for the Natural Cosmetic Formulations. Any idea from where I can buy?

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      Perry Romanowski

      We’ll be covering formulations for natural cosmetics in our upcoming course. I’m not sure if there is a book of starting formulas.

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    Hey Perry,
    Thanks for the great video again. I love the way you explained what ” natural” means. I have ppl who ask for a “natural cosmetic product” thinking it’s better for you. I often try to say when you see word ” natural” , the word is often used as a advertising gimmick and doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe or better for you. Can’t wait for the next video. Thanks. Monika

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      Perry Romanowski

      Yes, people love the term ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ but don’t realize it doesn’t mean much.

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    Doug McCampbell

    Which products in a cosmetic line have the highest retail sales potential for someone starting their own natural cosmetic brand? What are the preferred marketing approaches for the “little guy” to follow to start selling products?

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      Perry Romanowski

      Skin care products probably have the most potential for a little guy. Be sure to get our free report on starting a cosmetic line if you don’t already have it.

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    Lisa Proctor

    Thanks for the new course video, I’ll certainly be enrolling. If I can provide a couple tips on videos going forward, don’t have the blurred side shot as others have mentioned it’s distracting and have better lighting but looking forward to all the informative content you share. 😉 Kind regards,

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      Perry Romanowski

      Thanks for the tips Lisa! I changed things up in the second video which will publish today. I still need to improve my lighting though.

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    Hey Perry, I’m very interested in taking this course. I just hope the formulations will be as easy as recipes for baking a cake…LOL! I am not a chemist nor do I have a chemistry background so I am hoping that the formulations will not be complicated.

    I hope there will be payment plans for this course. Thanks in advance and looking forward to getting more information on this and other courses that you are offering soon.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Hello Latisha – We’ll see about including a payment plan option.

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    You’re a great teacher. I’m an entrepreneur (working with a chemist) developing a natural and (some percentage) organic product. It’s extremely helpful how you’ve tied in tips about the customer and marketing in addition to the chemistry piece in your videos and you do it in a manner that is easily understood. Even though I’m not a chemist, I do want to understand and learn more about cosmetic formulations in relation to my product as I believe that will help me better build my business/brand.
    Thank you!

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      Perry Romanowski

      Thanks Julie! We’re trying to make the course understandable by even people who don’t necessarily have a chemistry background.

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    Cee Cee H. Caldwell-Miller

    This was really great and helped me to clarify what natural means to me and my prospective clients. Really informative in such a short video. Thanks!

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    Excellent advice! These are issues I’ve been struggling with. When is your formulation class starting?


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      Perry Romanowski

      We’ll be taking pre-orders next week and the class will open up mid-February.

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    Charmaine ROdriques

    Hi Perry,

    LOVE the information you’re sharing! I’m looking forward to taking your naturals course. Is it offered one time only or can I access it at anytime?


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      Perry Romanowski

      Hello Charmaine – This will be the kind of class that you can take at your own pace and whenever you can make the time. We will close up the course when it is filled with students but once you’re registered you’ll have access for as long as you like.

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    leaning about nature cosmetic formulation

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    I am impressed by what you say and also your profile showing your experience. What I would like to know is whether you will touch on how to formulate a cosmetic product like lotions from scratch, the effects of adding more oils, etc.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Yes, we will be covering the formulation of lotions.

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    Thankyou for sharing a important information regarding natural cosmetics .people have misconception about natural and synthetics products. Hope to see more informative videos next time

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    Ezenne Gabriel

    An interesting discussion! Love it.

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    Thank you Perry, I found this session to be very interesting and Point sensible. I agree with everything you say about standards etc.

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    Hiya Perry,

    The only thing I would change is that for future videos, do not have the side-shots. If it was done to convey a message, I missed it.

    Also, your hair looked fine, no matter what people may say ;).

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    Dear Perry,

    Thank you! The video was really informative. I’m looking forward to take this course. Will the course cover shelf life of a natural product and natural preservatives?

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    Hi Perry,
    Thank you for this short but informative video. I am interested in creating my own natural/organic skin care for my business. So far I bought base skin care products from a couple companies to try out and just do the filling. I need more information before
    I can go out there. Thank you again. I look forward to your next videos.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Thanks Juliet! It sounds like you have taken a good step to see what the competition is doing. This is the best way to begin to build your own cosmetic products. You need to be as good as the competition.

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    Thanks for the video. I’m looking forward to the next one.

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    Susan Sakamoto

    Very informative on concept of natural and clear on how this concept is being used/defined in the industry.

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    Hal Simeroth

    Hi Perry … Enjoyed the presentation. I have been following these principles for about five years in designing various skin care lines. If you go to the Stemology web site you will find an Ethics Statement which I wrote for the product line. In there I give a definition of natural as well as talk about other ethical positions the Stemology products seek to abide by. Regards, Dr. Hal H. Simeroth

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      Perry Romanowski

      That’s great to hear. I hope it has been working for you. An ethics statement is an excellent idea.

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    Emeka Henry Okafor

    I find this a highly interesting prospect. Perry could you please include natural skin-toning formulations in the the course?

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      Perry Romanowski

      We’ll try to incorporate that into our instruction. At the moment we weren’t planning to cover that.

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    Hi Perry,
    Do you cover skin lightening with natural ingredients?
    It’s a big market here in India.
    One more area which I am working on is acne, skin lightening and sun protection. Do you cover these too??
    I wish you have a private Facebook group for this course attendees.

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      Perry Romanowski

      We’ve had a few people ask about this so I think we will include at least a small segment on skin lightening natural alternatives.

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    Donna Winters

    Enjoyed very much! Thanks for all the time and effort you put into these!!

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    vivian quinones

    I very much enjoyed the first video – i found the content incredibly informative (this from a novice formulator.) If i had to suggest a minor change it would not be in content but in delivery. In the video where there is a segue between when you are talking and the slide text, the blurred transition is too long, making it a bit distracting. Perhaps shortening that segue or eliminating it all together may be a consideration. Regardless, I’m very much looking forward to the next video.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Thanks for the tips Vivian. I’m more of a chemist than a video editor but I’ll try to improve on the next one.

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    Hi there- I’m an aesthetician who has been blending my own products for years. Was planning on getting a Masters in Cosmetic Chem and realized that with my major I’d have to spend a few years acquiring the pre-requisites… sounds like this class and several others might teach everything I need.

    Definitely eager to get the books that you mention. Thanks!

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    opal griffith

    Hello Mr. Romanowski, I am interested in taking your course because, I am a chemistry major and have had a goal of creating a hand cream line for sometime now. What I would like to know is if you will be covering creating fragrance formulas or what are the best floral or herbal notes to add to body care products. Also, do you have an idea how much the course will cost? Thank you, for your time. Opal.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Hello Opal – The course will cover skin care, hair care and some color cosmetics. We will not be focusing on creating fragrances. However, we do cover that in our other formulating course which you might interested in.

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    Perry it is very clear that you know the industry you are talking about! I really would like to pre-order the course, how can I do this? I am new on your website!

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      Perry Romanowski

      Hello – We’ll have pre-order information at the end of this week.

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    Hi there , I’ used to work for p&g some yrs ago in the UK before our plant shut down and tranfered to Ireland , my husband and I then transferedvto Brussels in contract operations , I’ve always been interested in formulating my own cosmetic range and would love to know how to do this properly in a more natural way x this video of yours was a very helpful pointer please can u send me other videos you have done
    Kind regards
    Emma Sutcliffe

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    kitenda samson


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    Thank you very much for your very exciting video. I learned a lot from your nice video. I should be grateful if you send me some more information about cosmetic formulations.
    I look forward to hearing from you.

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      Perry Romanowski

      We’ll be sending more information shortly.

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    Ed Ladores

    Interested. Want to know types of natural cosmetics that will be included in the course.

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      Perry Romanowski

      We’ll be focused on ingredients but will include hair care, skin care and color cosmetics.

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    I would like to buy your books. How can I get them ?
    Thank you!

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      Perry Romanowski

      You can find all my books on Amazon.

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    its so great , thanks a lot dear perry.

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    Gorakh Pawar

    Thanks for your innovative video. This is very useful guideline from your side. This information is useful to start a new natural cosmetic product? can your share me what formulas and how to start own product in my own business. Please send me your guideline. Thanks.

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      Perry Romanowski

      We will be sharing formulations in the course.

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    Bless Graida

    Please email us the cost of the training and the outline of topics that will be covered. We are a company in the Philippines manufacturing natural products and would like to learn more from you. Thanks.

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      Perry Romanowski

      We’ll have more information about the course in the coming days.

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    Sanjay Pachisia

    I am interested.looking forward to mail

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    Khalid Aboud Alamoudi

    I Was A brand new owner Care Products , I live in the province of East Java Indonesia precisely . Here customers most want to be able to have white skin , healthy and elastic , most of them now want to use products that are safe and natural . after getting information from you I ‘d love to be able to participate in activities that you held . but i want to know whether the formulas that you will be able to teach me also make reference to my care products where nearly 100 % of my customers are asian people who have a desire to have white skin, healthy and elastic on the face and their BODY . information from you will be able to be input that means to me , thank you .

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      Perry Romanowski

      I will try to include options for skin lightening in the course.

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    nina rinaya

    thanks perry, it’s very clear

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    Perry, you always deliver information with very good substance.

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    Ernesto Leon

    I love your page

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    Very interesting. Being a chemist I always laugh when somebody tells me “chemicals free “. Waiting for price…

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    Penny B

    Looking forward to doing this course. How many modules will it consist of?

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      Perry Romanowski

      We’ll have more information but there will be 5 or 6 modules.

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      Perry Romanowski

      We’ll have more information about the course details in the next couple of days.

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    Gillian Scianna

    I am interested soooo interested in the natural cosmetic formulation course. Looking forward to the email. Cheers Gillian

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    Chen Li

    I am very exciting by the short video, I am working for a organic cosmetic brand PHYT’S, we have so many arrgue ment for natural ingredients, I want to know more about that to answer the China markte in the right way. I am ready waiting for you .Thank you very much.

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      Perry Romanowski

      We’ll be sure to address that in the course.

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    Shere'e Edwards

    Hi thank you for sharing this. I’m really interested, but what would be the cost? I’m trying to launch my website selling bath & body products, and really want to be successful.

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    Joanetta Ramos

    I learned alot from this video, and I look forward to learning more about this subject. I have been thinking about doing this kind of work when I retire and want to set the groundwork BEFORE it retire! Thanks. Please advise of what the course cost is.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Hello Joanetta – Thanks! We’ll be sending more information about the class in the coming days.

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    Diana Bernard

    Hi Perry,
    Thank you for clearing up that there is no “federal” regulations on “natural” products. We get the question once in a while if our products are natural, and we tell them “no, but we do have some natural ingredients in them, but also chemicals that make up our formulations”. I have signed up for your on line chemistry class, but find what I’m really interested in is in only the portions of ingredients for hair care….and formulating hair care. Please keep up the videos as I find them very helpful, and I think I will jump around to different chapters in your on line course to fit what I’m trying to learn more about. Thanks again, Diana

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    Alan Masters

    After going through the first course there is no way I am going to miss the natural course.

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      Perry Romanowski


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    Diana Yaron

    We love and appreciate the effort you put in to creating this Video and to teach us . We would like to know what is the difference between ” Natural” and “Organic ” product. Do you have any information video and course about organic ?

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      Perry Romanowski

      Hello Diana – We will be covering that in more detail in the course.

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    Love the idea of creating our own natural standard – I generally follow Ecocert, but I think looking at it in more detail myself would be valuable.


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      Perry Romanowski

      We’ll cover that in the course!

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    Kalindi Chirmuley

    Hi Perry, this is a very informative video which gives a clear vision to think about word Natural. When I formulated my products, I had decided to use ingredients that are plant derived and derived by minimal processing. Also I made it sure that the ingredients are simple, commonly used ones so that people will know what are they putting on their skin, and what benefit will they get by using them. Big, long chemical names scare consumers as their origin, purpose, use and effect is unknown to them. I also worked to formulate with minimum ingredients. I had workshops in Adelaide and Melbourne in which I explained and demonstrated how to formulate and make a lotion and a cream. Many people are interested in making their own products and they must be waiting to learn from expert like you.
    Kalindi Chirmuley

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      Perry Romanowski

      Thanks for the information Kalindi. The definition for natural that we are going to suggest follows very much in line with what you were suggesting.

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    Can I do this course later in the year? My focus is shifted at the moment but I would like to have this knowledge.

    Thank you for the great work.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Yes. This course will be done at your own pace. I would suggest you register in the pre-order phase because that will be the best price. We will be increasing the price in the future. Once you sign up you will be able to take the course whenever you are ready.

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    Jake Shin

    Very interesting intro!
    It’s really hard to wait until you sent me a detail about the course.

    In the new course…
    I’d like to have more video clips like “In the Cosmetic Labs” in the module 1 of PCF course.
    I was able to visualize whole procedure with it.
    Also I’d like to ask you to cover more natural emulsifiers and preservatives as well as the source of ingredient suppliers.
    And it will be great if this class includes practical testing either by myself or by a company.
    Am I asking too much? 🙂

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      Perry Romanowski

      Great suggestions! I’ll try to get more in-lab videos for this course. I’m not sure about the practical testing in your lab but I’ll try to think of something.

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    I would like to create a great natural hard waxing no strip product to help with ingrown hair and bumps for all hair types. Next I would like to create a product to elemanate skin tags on all skin types.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Thanks for the suggestions.

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    I’d love to take this!

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    Anita Moore

    Hi, Wondering if you’ll be offering a payment plan for the new classes or what will the total fee’s be? I want to start making my own line of products and would love to take this course. Thanks!

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      Perry Romanowski

      We’ll have more information coming soon. There may be a payment plan for people who pre-order the course.

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    Michelle C

    Omg! Perry! Im so excited for this! this is why I took the 1st course in the first place. Thank you so much for creating this additional course! Im definitely taking this course too. 🙂

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      Perry Romanowski

      Great! We’ll be offering a discount to people who took the previous course.

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    silvia krause

    I am interested in creating an organic lipstick line.
    Is this new course much different that the one I took already?

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      Perry Romanowski

      Yes. In this one we’ll be focused more on natural ingredients for formulations. It will be a perfect addition to the class you just took.

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    Paulette Gibson

    We make a ‘natural’ lotion with coconut base, I am very interested in the natural formulating class.

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      Perry Romanowski

      We’ll be covering formulating natural lotions.

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    T. Sobisch

    File has invalid structure null

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      Perry Romanowski

      Sorry about that. If you don’t have an updated flash plugin you might get that error. I would suggest opening the page with a different browser if you can. Try Firefox or Chrome.

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    Lourdes Ayala

    Excellent way of beginning!! I clarified the meaning of natural and I thank you for it. I would be interested to know that chemical are safer for the skin. I can’t wait! Thanks again

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    John kiarie

    Hi Perry,
    Great work you are doing aGood job. My question is about formulation of shaving cream.Will cover it.
    John kiarie.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Since you asked, I’ll be sure to include something about shaving cream.

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    Brett Komanovsky

    Thank you, this was great information!

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    Thank you for providing this course, Perry! I am looking forward to it!

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    Hi Perry,
    Very informative already, I am one of those who is looking to create a small product line making natural formulations for natural hair and skin care.
    Setting my own natural standards has already raised my eyebrow.
    As a formulator from London England, will you be covering topics such as legislation for testing and labeling? as I understand that these differ depending on where you live and where you want to sell your products.
    Is there a possibility that you will you also cover the pros and cons of producing all oil and butter based products, the uses/benefits of botanical in products and the best type of packaging to support shelf-life.
    This might be a lot to ask, but I might as well ask. Lol

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      Perry Romanowski

      Hello Marie,

      We cover a lot of that information in our previous course Practical Cosmetic Formulating. But students will be able to ask questions in this course so if there is something we don’t cover directly you’ll be able to ask and get an answer.

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    Luay M. Kadhim

    Hi Perry
    Good as a basic informations
    Waiting for more and deep information’s
    Thanks…with regards…

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    Hi Perry,
    Im a Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science graduate interested in starting my own line of Natural Hair and skin care products. I was interested in doing the practical cosmetics formulation course, will this course be any different?
    Thanks a lot and keep up your good work!

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      Perry Romanowski

      This course is being created as an add-on to the practical cosmetic formulating course (http://chemistscorner.com/members). You will benefit the most from the naturals course if you take the PCF course first. That one covers all the basics that you need to know about formulating. If you take both courses there will be a significant discount offered.

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        Hi Perry,

        I’m very grateful for this video and all of the videos you have created that is related to cosmetic formulating. However, I have taken two of your online courses, complete cosmetic chemist and practical cosmetic formulating, it is good to know that a discount will be granted to your students who have taken the PCF course. Also, you have proven that you are very well rounded and your years of experience in all aspects of cosmetic chemistry has made you true educator and leader in the industry. I’m looking forward to taken your natural cosmetics course.
        Many Thanks!!!

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    Sharon Chieko Bishop

    I got the info very informative. I am as you mentioned about the difference between GMO /Non GMO. Want to know more of it. And with the Essential oils That are completely non adulterated. So as for the chemicals you are talking about on what you said. With the water added to the products. I have achieve collecting DIY recipes that are somewhat trusted by known makers. Would that be a wise choice to create other elements to create something as a base guideline? I want to listen to the next info on the Video. I also have another email that is going to be my main cleaner page. Is purifinglight@gmail.com switching over. This email is going to be no longer used. Cleaning up to much garbage on this one. Need useful resources only. This syncs with my Android. can get you anytime. Thank you for the info again.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Thanks! I would suggest you sign up with that email to our free natural product guide to be sure that you get more information about this course. You can do that here.

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    Behzad Hosseini

    Excellent Perry! Thank you for sharing

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    I am so excited about this course

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    Yes, you do put a great deal of effort into your presentations and I commend you for that, this info. session on natural raw materials opened my eyes! Thanks again.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Thanks for the kind words

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    Judith Mathias

    I found this video most interesting and would like to find out more. Look forward to hearing you again.
    Warm Regards

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    Excellent information. I am currently taking your Formulating Cosmetics Course but I create “natural” products so this added information is fantastic. I am very interested about this new course. Keep me posted.

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      Perry Romanowski

      I’ll send you more information later in the week.

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    Ms Toi

    I am having problems viewing Video. I keep getting an error message that says “file has invalid structure null”. Do you know what I can do to view this video?

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      Perry Romanowski

      I’m sorry about that. Perhaps you could try a different browser? I use Chrome but I know Firefox also works. Let me know if you continue to have problems.

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    Tim F

    I’m looking forward to your new material. I have been experimenting with developing new lotions and potions with some rarely used oils and would appreciate your insights.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Part of the course will include question and answer sessions.

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    Well sir I myself is cosmetic maker I can create shampoos,eyliner,maskaras,nail polish lacquer,make up foundation oil base and water base,rose water and many more items.you might be thinking if I know all these thing then y I watched your video and in touch with you.The reason is that as u and I know these all thing cant be made without chemical the chemical used are familiar with skin and not very harmful. But I realy want to knw can u make all these thing in organic form…I mean in herbal formand I belive the thing made by natural thing are organic

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      Perry Romanowski

      Hello amit – hopefully we’ll cover this information adequately enough for you in our upcoming course.

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    Mellisa Baylis

    I am in the process of creating my new company
    Mellisa B Naturally
    Skin are company
    Thank you this was very informative

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      Perry Romanowski

      Great! We’re going to have information about the marketing of natural cosmetics so you should find the course helpful.

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    we r intrested of this course kindly tell me in detail. what will be fees.

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      Perry Romanowski

      We’ll be sharing this information later this week.

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    Thanks for this video. Looking forward to learning from the series.

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    Tina Kirkman

    intersted in making natural products that smell nice

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      Perry Romanowski

      We will be covering that.

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    Gloria Etienne

    I´m at the same point as Laura Mackie, I purchased the formulation course and i will definitely buy this one because I´m very interested in natural cosmetic formulations.I understand that the first one is the basis for better understanding but I hope you can provide a good discount for us.


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      Perry Romanowski

      There will be a substantial discount for people who have already taken the Practical Cosmetic Formulating course. I’ll let you know in a follow-up email.

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        Jennifer Hall

        Interested in the discount for this class

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          Perry Romanowski

          Well have more information about the course later this week.

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    I’d like details on preordering the natural cosmetics formulation course.

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      Perry Romanowski

      We’ll be sharing more information about the course later this week.

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    Linda Marlissa

    Excellent Perry! Thank you for sharing.
    I am also have a vision to make or create the natural products. ‘Natural’ here I mean the products that meet customers need- safe pharmacologically. However as my consideration is about the price and stability of the products.
    As so far I confidence that I am succeed in shampoo formulation but not published yet.
    Thank you for your attention.

    Best regard,

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      Perry Romanowski

      You are right, formulas whether natural or standard need to be pharmacologically safe.

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    Hi, It was very well for me because I want to know every thing about natural cosmetics formula so if you have any other video about natural cosmetics formula I will happy to see .
    thank you

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      Perry Romanowski

      Hello Javad – I’ll be sending a couple more videos in a few days.

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    Nathalia Arbeláez

    Hi Perry!

    Thank you for all the information you have provided to us. Recently I have been reading the Ecocert and COSMOS Standards. The Executive Director from the company in which I work, is looking forward to getting a certification for our products, so I am researching about that subject.

    I am very interested in this course, but my decision depends pretty much on the investment cost (so sad)

    Greetings from Colombia

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      Perry Romanowski

      Hopefully, it will be in a reasonable range for you. We’ll be announcing the special pre-order pricing shortly but the after-launch price will be in the same ball park as our original course http://chemistscorner.com/members

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    Vinia O. Marquez

    For years I tried to educate people/customers when it comes to terminology. Perhaps instead of chemical free it should be “harmful chemicals free”. Another natural lingua (when it comes to natural oils) is the 100% pure. People interpret purity as naturalness. Technically, purity means pure oil with no contaminants and non-oil substances and that includes refined oil as it is purified already. Another term is organic which people equate to a higher quality than the non-certified organic. They also think that it more natural. The reality is, maybe, but not all the time.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Excellent points! In the course we are going to focus on helping chemists understand what they mean with these terms.

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      Perry Romanowski

      We’ll be sharing more information about the course in future videos.

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    Lloyd Young

    Hi Perry,

    Thank you for the heads up on the forthcoming class. I’m interested in it.
    I guess the course will cover the 9 modules as stated in Chemist Corner, yes?
    Please keep me posted.

    Thanks again!

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      Perry Romanowski

      I’ll post more details about the course but there will be a few less modules in this course, 5 or 6. The focus will be more on the ingredients and marketing of natural formulas. The Practical Cosmetic Formulating course (http://chemistscorner.com/members) covered things like product development, testing and other areas of formulating that we won’t get to cover in this course. The two courses are really meant to be taken together.

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    John Sandstrom

    I have products that most people like. Will you talk about how to market a product on a larger scale than farmers markets?

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      Perry Romanowski

      Hello John – yes, one of the modules in this course will focus on natural product marketing.

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    Amanda Vickers

    Thanks for the interesting take, Perry!

    I have to agree–from the miscommunications that are possible with clients, it definitely makes sense to define what an organization or formulator’s “natural” standard is! I look forward to this course. Could you please send an idea of the tuition so that I may consider it?


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    Ino paulino

    Hi perry!!!!
    I bought you course beginning cosmetic quimist and love it .
    My goal is to be able to produce my products in the house. Right know I’d been using a private label manufacturing to do so. How can you help me with that.

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      Perry Romanowski

      In the course we will cover lab equipment needed. However, if you haven’t already taken it the Practical Cosmetic Formulating course could help you with doing that. http://chemistscorner.com/members

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    Very interesting!

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    Tiffanie Garrett

    As always you are an eye opener. I look forward to more videos and information. Great work. And thank you.

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    Yolanda Williams

    This is what I have been waiting for… something like this to get me started in the right direction.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Great! We aim to cover all the information about natural formulating that you’ll need.

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    Thanks Perry, Nice video and an interesting subject. As a formulator I am always battling this issue so look forward to more detail information and a class.

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      Perry Romanowski

      This seems to be a common problem for most formulators these days.

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    matt plechan

    Hi Perry,
    Thank you for the video, looking forward to other ones.

    Like I stated in the email, I generally have an idea of what I put in my cream/lotion, I am looking to safely add shelf life and add a natural form of preservative, currently I am using a aspen bark extract and elderberry sourced, which will get me about 6 months. Anything with water is my challenge. I look forward to learn more and understand cosmetics with water have to be protected, my goal is to add as least as possible and as safe as possible to add to my oils, such as jojoba, shea, and add to that.

    thank you again for the email

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      Perry Romanowski

      In the course we will be covering natural preservatives.

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    The video was good Unfortunately, it froze @ 6 minutes in. Also, I am specifically interested in formulating lip balm, hot oil and shampoo. I am a licensed Cosmetologist & have been following you really need your help. Interested in the upcoming course. however are you affordable to help me implement? I look forward to your response. Thank you, Desi.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Sorry that it froze. We’re probably getting a lot of traffic right now. Try again later as it should work. We will be covering shampoos and lip balms in the course. I do have a formula for hot oil but I’m not sure if we’ll have time to cover that. I’ll try to include it.

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    In my country, the product with claim “natural” starting sell in the market. Almost them use natural ingredient for support their natural claim. Natural ingredient supported by natural or organic certified or renewable material/source

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      Perry Romanowski

      Interesting. Which country are you from?

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    Hi Perry!

    Thanks so much for creating this great course, I’m really excited for it!! I purchased your cosmetic formulating class a while back and haven’t used it yet as I’ve been super busy but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity for the great info. I’m in the process of starting a small skincare company (I’ve started with skin oil/essential oil blends so I haven’t used any real chemistry yet) and personally don’t believe in using anything that has questionable safety, I don’t even like using emulsifying wax!, so I was planning on taking the info from the CF class and modifying it. I feel a little disappointed now that this new course is coming out, as it will most likely render the first course useless for me :-(. Will you be offering a discount for clients who have purchased your original course? Thanks so much for the info!

    Laura Mackie

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      Perry Romanowski

      Hello Laura,

      This course will be an addition to the first course. The first course is really crucial background information which teaches you how to formulate. You will need the information in the first course to better understand the information in this one. Not to worry, I’ll be offering a significant discount to people who purchased the original course.

      Perry, 44

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        Oh that’s wonderful, thank you for cleaning that up! I thought this was a totally separate course and you only needed one or the other depending on your preferences. Thanks so much!!

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    Marcus Meekins

    Great video! I always learn a quite a bit from watching/reading your materials. I actually have quite a few ideas for cosmetic formulations, but I wonder if clinical testing should be done first before introducing something to the market.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Thanks! This depends on what you mean by clinical testing. You should do stability testing and also performance testing before introducing something to the market. Whether you need to do clinical testing depends on your claims.

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    Dale AnnCherry

    A special thanks Perry, for all the good information. As I am learning about formulations in skincare, most all being botanical based, I am eager to learn more concerning correct percentages of ingredients that work well together. Will so look forward to more information. Have a great day filled with many blessings.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Thanks! We’ll definitely be covering botanicals and the levels to use in the course.

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    This looks interesting, you got my attention. I am chemist myself, is this course targeted to people with education in chemistry or to the general population interested in formulating their own cosmetics?

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      Perry Romanowski

      A chemistry degree will not be required to take this course but it helps. For anyone who has taken our practical cosmetic formulating course (http://chemistscorner.com/members) they will have the background for taking this course.

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    Jill Jones

    Looks like this will be very interesting!

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