Foundation Diploma in Natural Cosmetic Skincare Formulation

the perfect place to start - join us on our Diploma Natural Skincare Formulation Course to learn how to become a cosmetic skincare formulator, and make your very own range of skincare products

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Our Foundation Diploma in Natural Cosmetic Skincare Formulation course is the best place to begin learning how to formulate & make clean, natural and organic skincare, whether for yourself,  your beauty therapy / salon clients, or to start your skincare beauty brand business. In this course you will learn the fundamental skills needed to formulate products recipes to emulsions, anhydrous formulations, gels, and liquid surfactant wash products. 

Begin to understand the therapeutic values of your ingredients including butters, waxes, hydrolats, clays, botanical extracts and essential oils, and how you can use these gifts from nature by harnessing their natural properties in your own formulations.

Range Building = Applied Learning

Throughout the course, our students are creating a range of skincare; products formulated by them, applying the knowledge and skills learnt from the lessons of the course. Our lessons show example recipes, explanation & demonstrating of formulation skills and the practical aspects of producing natural & organic skincare.

Students are required to create their own products to include in their range, for submission in the final assessments. Formulating and producing real-world examples of products that are used for specific skincare requirements, helps reinforce the knowledge learnt on the course. It also allows students to be creative, whilst working within safe and responsible parameters.

Product range building is a key element of the Purodem courses. At the beginning it is integrated throughout the modules of the Foundation Diploma, and this concept continues into the Advanced Diploma, where we look in more depth and specific skincare needs, product types, and taking your product ranges to market. We think that this approach provides our students with a purpose to develop their portfolio of skills and knowledge, with each lesson unlocking a new level of understanding and inspiration for the practice of making clean, natural and organic skin-wellness.

Next Term Begins: 1st September 2021

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Course Information

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8 Modules

An overview

In the orientation module you will find a warm welcome to your course, full access to your membership peer-to-peer platform, and a tour around the site including social groups & discussion forums.

You will also find outlined learning objectives for your course, and you will also have access to a progress chart, and preliminary orientation FAQs at the front of your Learning Portfolio, for ease of reference as you travel through the modules within the course.

Begin the course with the basics of setting up your workstation, G.M.P (Good Manufacturing Practice) and record keeping in order to provide a good working foundation for making natural & organic skincare preparations correctly.

Topics include:

  • How to setup your workspace.
  • G.M.P (Good Manufacturing Practice.
  • Equipment Requirements
  • Record Keeping.

and more.

Learn about the anatomy & physiology of the skin, and ingredients used to make natural & organic skincare products – including preservatives:

Topics include:

  • The anatomy & physiology of the skin.
  • The history of skincare and why we use it!
  • Natural Ingredients vs Synthetic.
  • Introduction to oils, fats & waters used in skincare formulation.
  • Learning understand the difference between formulations and recipes, and how to read and adapt them.

and more.

Learning and understanding how to safely formulate using plant essential oils.

Topics include:

  • Learn about what 15 popular essential oils in skincare are and how they are produced.
  • What are the benefits of using essential oils in skincare?
  • Learn how to blend & add essential oils to your formulations.
  • Using essential oils safely.

and more.

Understanding and learning the core elements of brand and product range building including your legal responsibilities as a skincare producer, including cosmetic compliance, labelling & packaging.

Topics include:

  • Creating your range, & choosing packaging / containers. 
  • Making claims.
  • How to get your products certified. 
  • Regulatory compliance. 

and more.

Learning and understanding how to formulate & make cream emulsions.

Theory & practical lessons lessons:

  • An introduction to emulsion products, and formulations.
  • Why do we use emulsions in skincare?
  • Create a simple cream emulsion formulation.
  • Theoretical breakdown of various types of creams and lotions.
  • Practical lessons & discovery sessions of how to make various types of creams and lotions.
  • Design & produce an emulsion of your choice to include as part of your range. (Assessed.)

and more.

Learning and understanding how to formulate & make gel skincare preparations.

Theory & practical lessons lessons:

  • An introduction to gel products and formulations.
  • Why do we use them in skincare?
  • Create a simple gel formulation.
  • Theoretical breakdown of various types of gel products.
  • Practical lessons & discovery sessions of how to make various types of gel products.
  • Design & produce a gel product of your choice to include as part of your range. (Assessed.)

and more.

Learning and understanding how to formulate & make anhydrous products.

Theory & practical lessons lessons:

  • An introduction to anhydrous products, and formulations.
  • What are the benefits of anhydrous formulations in skincare.
  • Create a simple anhydrous liquid oil formulation.
  • Theoretical breakdown of various types of balms.
  • Practical lessons & discovery sessions of how to make various types of balm products.
  • Design & produce a balm of your choice to include as part of your range. (Assessed.)

and more.

Learning and understanding how to formulate & make skincare formulations using surfactants.

Theory & practical lessons lessons:

  • An introduction to surfactant products, and formulations.
  • Why do we use them in skincare?
  • The theory & practical of a simple liquid soap formulation.
  • Theoretical breakdown of various types of surfactant products.
  • Practical lessons & discovery sessions of how to make various types of surfactants.
  • Design & produce a surfactant product of your choice to include as part of your range. (Assessed.)

and more.

"We have written this foundation course giving you access to the knowledge you need to create your own formulas from scratch, as well as how to follow and interpret formulation recipes and make them your own."
How Do I Join?

Step One

Enrol by clicking the 'Join Us' button below, and complete the checkout. Within minutes you'll have received an email link to create a password to allow you to sign into your members area.

Step Two

Prepare for your course start date by sourcing your ingredients for the course. You can order these from us once you are enrolled. Alternatively, please refer to the supplied stockist list.

Step Three

Once your course has started, begin your journey to becoming a natural cosmetic skincare formulator using the course resources, and online community all on our website.

I attended a 4-day course with Purodem in January 2020, to learn how to make skincare products for my beauty salon and facial therapy clients. Using the skills Deana showed and explained to me I have since put together a small range of cleansers & moisturiser creams that I now use in my facial treatments. This has saved me money by being able to cut back on buying from suppliers, and still offering a great service to my clients. They all love that I can now tailor make creams for their individual needs.
Rachel W
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, UK.
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Pricing

£495

(All prices in GBP)

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! This course is particularly suited to beginners who’ve never made skincare products before, and also for those looking to refresh and consolidate their knowledge previously learnt on day courses.

We can supply high quality raw ingredients from our dedicated high quality supplier containing  the raw ingredients you will need to complete the course. This will be available to purchase in your Member Area once enrolled. You may also wish to purchase some locally-sourced essential oils for your own recipe formulations which we actively encourage throughout the courses.

If you choose to buy all of your products locally, upon enrolment you will be given a list of required products and raw materials that you need to buy to complete the course. 

We run our courses via set term times during the year in order for our students to study at the same time, which also enables students to engage with each other, their tutors, and mentors via the Student Groups & Discussion Forum’s section of the website and mobile app.

You will be able to access your course in the next available term advertised on the relevant course page.

You can purchase the course anytime via the website ready for the next upcoming term. Places on our courses are limited to enable us to allocate tutors to our students. We reserve the right to close the enrolment early to ensure we can offer the best possible service to those who are already booked onto the course.

Many! Cleansers, moisturisers, night creams, balms, serums, scrubs and many more. Our aim is to give you the knowledge to make a complete range of skincare for you, and your customers / clients needs.

Begin your skincare formulation course today!

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