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    Natasha says:

    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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    Dale AnnCherry says:

    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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    Marcus Meekins says:

    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 says:

      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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    Laura says:

    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!
    Best,
    Laura Mackie

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      Perry Romanowski says:

      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.
      Regards
      Perry, 44

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        Laura says:

        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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    britdanti says:

    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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    Desi says:

    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 says:

      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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    matt plechan says:

    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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    Vibha says:

    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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    Ino paulino says:

    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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    Amanda Vickers says:

    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?
    Thanks!

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    Lloyd Young says:

    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 says:

      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 (https://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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    Vinia O. Marquez says:

    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 says:

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

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    Nathalia Arbeláez says:

    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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    javad says:

    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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    Linda Marlissa says:

    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,
    Linda

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    Gloria Etienne says:

    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 says:

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

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    amit says:

    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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    Tim F says:

    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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    Ms Toi says:

    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 says:

      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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    Lisa says:

    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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    pat says:

    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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    Sharon Chieko Bishop says:

    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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    Hanaan says:

    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 says:

      This course is being created as an add-on to the practical cosmetic formulating course (https://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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        Shajeeah says:

        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!!!
        Shajeeah

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    Marie says:

    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
    Marie

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    John kiarie says:

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

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    Lourdes Ayala says:

    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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      Perry Romanowski says:

      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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    silvia krause says:

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

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      Perry Romanowski says:

      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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    Michelle C says:

    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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    Anita Moore says:

    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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    RoMona says:

    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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    Jake Shin says:

    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 says:

      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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    megani says:

    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 says:

      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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    Kalindi Chirmuley says:

    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.
    Regards,
    Kalindi Chirmuley

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      Perry Romanowski says:

      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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    Denice says:

    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.
    thanks

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    Diana Yaron says:

    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 ?
    Thanks
    Diana

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    Diana Bernard says:

    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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    Joanetta Ramos says:

    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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    Shere'e Edwards says:

    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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    Chen Li says:

    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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    Khalid Aboud Alamoudi says:

    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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    Bless Graida says:

    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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    Gorakh Pawar says:

    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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    Armanmehr says:

    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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    emma says:

    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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    ariana says:

    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!
    Thanks,

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    opal griffith says:

    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 says:

      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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    Hillie says:

    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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    vivian quinones says:

    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 says:

      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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    Bindu says:

    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 says:

      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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    Emeka Henry Okafor says:

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

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    Hal Simeroth says:

    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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    juliet says:

    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.
    Cheers,
    Juliet

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      Perry Romanowski says:

      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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    Ngozi says:

    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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    Margreat says:

    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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    Annie says:

    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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    kiran says:

    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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    b.wakandigara says:

    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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    Charmaine ROdriques says:

    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?
    Thanks!
    Charmaine

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      Perry Romanowski says:

      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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    Cee Cee H. Caldwell-Miller says:

    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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    Julie says:

    Perry,
    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 says:

      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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    Latisha says:

    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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    Lisa Proctor says:

    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 says:

      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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    Doug McCampbell says:

    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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    Monika says:

    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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    Jagjivandas Baria says:

    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 says:

      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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    Valeria Olachea says:

    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,
    Valeria

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      Perry Romanowski says:

      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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    Lisa Pasquill says:

    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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    Deborah Jenkins says:

    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 says:

      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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    Richard says:

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

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    Yasmin ullah says:

    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.
    Yasmin

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      Perry Romanowski says:

      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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    Ivana says:

    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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    Veronica says:

    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 says:

      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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    Veronica says:

    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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    syed shah says:

    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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    Vida says:

    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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    Joyce Robinson says:

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

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    Antonio says:

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

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

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      Perry Romanowski says:

      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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    ERIC LARSON says:

    HOW MUCH IS THE TOTAL COST OF THE COURSE ? WILL THE LOTIONS BE LEGAL TO SELL IN THE USA AS ORGANIC?-IF I USE ORGANIC INGREDIENTS WILL I BE ABLE TO CALL THE PRODUCT “ORGANIC” ON THE RETAIL LEVEL TO THE PUBLIC?

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    Amanda says:

    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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    Carole @ EmuBliss.com says:

    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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    James Reed says:

    Hello.
    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?
    Thanks,
    James

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    Dr. Frankincense says:

    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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    Mardi OBrien says:

    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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    April Pasay says:

    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 says:

      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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    Munira Khambata says:

    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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    Maggie says:

    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 says:

      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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    Nicholas Lodiong says:

    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
    Nicholas

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    Willette says:

    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?
    Willette

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      Perry Romanowski says:

      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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    Terry T. says:

    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 says:

      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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    Kim Pelletier says:

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

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    Julie says:

    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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    Ross says:

    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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    Jacqueline Mitchell says:

    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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    OGUNLOWO BUKOLA says:

    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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