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  • Formulating

    Posted by 1Armand2 on February 6, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    Without any chemistry or Cosmetic knowledge, Is it possible to make cosmetics by just following the instruction like mix Phase 1 to Phase 2 etc. ?
    Thank you and i appreciate all your wonderful comments! 

    1Armand2 replied 3 years, 3 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Pharma

    February 6, 2021 at 7:52 pm
    Depends. Some products are like making spaghetti (add spaghetti and salt to boiling water, wait 10′ and enjoy), others are more of a Michelin star 5 course molecular cuisine menu.
    So, it depends on what you want to make, why (for whom), and how much. Even if cooking spaghetti seems foolproof, cooking good spaghetti, let alone for hundredth of people at once… if you’re single and cook for yourself and your pet mini pig, they will be eaten with great pleasure no matter how good or bad a cook you turn out to be :smiley: .
  • 1Armand2

    February 6, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Can you recommend short online courses? 

  • jamesmiju

    February 6, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    1Armand2 said:

    Can you recommend short online courses? 

    there is a course here on chemistcorner based in usa

    there’s also formulabotanica in uk and institute of personal care science in aus.

    each has their pro and cons depending on what you want to learn

  • ngarayeva001

    February 7, 2021 at 8:41 am

    You need basic knowledge of chemistry to formulate. I would argue that formal chemistry education isn’t an absolute must provided a person is willing to read and isn’t planning to apply to places like L’Oreal as a formulator. In theory, you don’t need to be a chemist to follow instructions, but majority of formulas shared online (including suppliers’ formulas) are not good. You need to understand why you are mixing phases. What is in those phases, why you shouldn’t mix certain things etc etc. The most affordable way to learn formulating is to get a subscription to swiftcraftymonkey blog. It’s just $1 per month. She is good at O/W and syndets, she doesn’t do w/o.
    And archive of this forum is a treasure.

  • 1Armand2

    February 7, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Thank you for that! 

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