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DATES: 27th Jul, 2019 (10am to 4pm)


The Chemistry of Cleansers

This workshop has been designed to take what youÂ’ve learned in Chemistry 1 and 2 and apply it to a section of the market that is diverse, interesting and lucrative for brand owners. This hands-on course explores the many different types of cleansers on the market from Castile Soap to oil-to-milk technology, Cream washes, Gels, Foams and Micellar waters. We explore what it takes to remove different types of dirt from the skin and work together to create some exciting formulations based on your choice of exfoliants, vegetable oils and aromas from our selection.

Please note that this is NOT a soap making workshop, we do cover working with Castile soap but not saponification of vegetable oils.

Specific topics covered includes:

  • The chemistry of dirt - Like dissolves like.
  • Pigment wetting for gentle yet efficient cleansing.
  • Polyglyceryl and palm free Chemistry.
  • Creating a self-soaping emulsion.
  • Working with foaming bottles.
  • Working with Castile soap.
  • Formulating for increased mildness.
  • Creating a strong formula story for marketing and efficacy.

Amanda Foxon-Hill is a consultant Chemist and Science Communicator with over 16 years of experience in the global cosmetics industry. She is a peer-reviewed writer, after dinner speaker and lecturer in all aspects of cosmetic science. She is also passionate about working towards a more sustainable and "greener" future and regularly facilitates natural personal care workshops for the public via her 'Realize Beauty' business. Amanda also consults to the cosmetics industry on all aspects of green chemistry and product development and advocates the promotion of sensible science to consumer groups
Amanda has a degree in Chemistry and a Diploma in Cosmetic Science and Formulating.

WHAT'S INCLUDED: Morning tea
A fresh, light lunch
A Certificate of Attendance will be issued.

COST: $385.00 per person.(GST inclusive)
Once confirmed, bookings are non-refundable but may be transferred or gifted to a nominated person.
New Directions will make every effort to ensure that the workshop and the program content will take place as advised. Please note however, New Directions reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any workshop and its content at any time as circumstances dictate. In the event that a workshop is cancelled by New Directions, the registrant will be entitled to a credit or refund to the value of the cost of the workshop only. New Directions will not be financially responsible for consequential losses such as airfares, accommodation and so on. Should a workshop be cancelled, registrants will be notified by email or phone with as much notice as possible. Every effort will be made to provide a workshop of equivalent standard and value at a future date and registrants will be advised of the same.
Workshop Booking Cancellation Policy:
Once a workshop booking has been confirmed, all workshop bookings are non-refundable however may be transferred to another date if available, gifted to a nominated person, or a credit to the maximum value of the workshop can be saved to use for purchases of New Directions products and services via the website, over the phone or within our showroom. Workshop booking cancellations must be made no later than 7-days prior to the scheduled date of the workshop.
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