Practical Cosmetic Formulating Course

Hi All, I'm looking into taking the Practical Cosmetic Formulating Course offered by Chemists Corner.  I'm curious if anyone has taken it, and if they had to buy a bunch of raw materials/ingredients to practice the formulations that are learned in the course?  If so, is it quite expensive to purchase all the necessary raw materials/ingredients and is there a recommended ingredient list to purchase?  Thanks for your help!


  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    Hello @paigemsdavis - thanks for the questions.  There is no requirement to purchase any ingredients to successfully go through the course. When the course was created, it was geared more towards people who work in laboratories and have access to equipment and materials. Certainly, you can purchase those things to practice making formulas, but it is not a requirement.

  • how can i get a degree of cosmetics 

  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    Here is a list of all the cosmetic science programs around the world.
    There are a number of online courses but these aren't really recognized in the industry as official "degrees."  If that is important to you, you should look into one of the programs listed in that link.
  • Thanks Perry for your response. I don’t have access to a laboratory as I’m home with my kids. Would I be able to make some of the formulas in my kitchen as I’d like hands on practice? 
  • Hi Paigemsdavis,

    I have started in my kitchen. Bought some stainless steel bowls, whisk, spatula, beakers, scale, ingredients and practiced, practiced, practiced. :)
    Although, I wasn't selling or giving this to my friends. I was afraid of contamination.
    Once I had enough equipment ( I bought overhead mixer, homogenizer, better scale and waaaay more ingredients ) I have changed one of my small room into my small lab :) 
  • Great thank you @Paprik
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