Practical Cosmetic Formulating

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Course Description

Practical Cosmetic Formulation is designed to introduce students to the principles of cosmetic science and formulation, including:  understanding cosmetic form and function, the basics of cosmetic chemistry, cosmetic terminology and techniques, the product development process, formulation of specific cosmetics, an understanding of raw materials and their use, cosmetic product testing, product scale-up and government regulations affecting cosmetics and the consumer. The focus of this information is reflective of the experience of actual cosmetic chemists in the industry.

Course Progress

You are encouraged to take the course in order.  Once you complete a module and the quiz, you will be able to advance to the next module. After completing a module, you’ll be able to return to it whenever you like.


If you want to get up to speed on the basic Math, Biology, and Chemistry you will need to successfully complete this course I encourage you to start with the Pre-Module Lessons.  If you already have confidence in your scientific background, you can skip ahead to the first lesson.

About Instructor


Perry has been formulating cosmetic products and inventing solutions to solve consumer problems since the early 1990’s. Additionally, he has written and edited numerous articles and books, taught continuing education classes for industry scientists, and developed successful websites. His latest book is Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry 3rd Edition published by Allured.

5 Courses

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$ 547.00

Course Includes

  • 9 Lessons
  • 37 Videos
  • 9 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate