Cosmetic Chemistry Stage 2 Workshop

Cosmetic Chemistry Stage 2 Workshop - [ Online Class ]

Book Cosmetic Chemistry Stage 2 Workshop

Instructor : Amanda Foxon-Hill
Dates: Saturday 11th June 2022 - 10:00am to 4:00pm, Saturday 24th August 2022 - 10:00am to 4:00pm,
Price : $297.00 per person.(GST inclusive)
This workshop is presented Online in a webinar format via Microsoft Teams.

Not a fan of chemistry, but would like to understand how to create a cosmetic formulation from scratch?

Hate chemistry? Let us show you just how much fun it can be as we teach you how a cosmetic product really works! This two day course guides you through the process of developing safe, effective and marketable cosmetic formulations.

We have crafted this course to concentrate on one of the key aspects of the cosmetic formula - surface activity and more specifically the difference between a surfactant and emulsifier and a solubiliser, forming an emulsion and applying that knowledge to all-natural framework formulations ready for refining and scale-up.

This course is aimed at clients who are ready to look closer, go further and push themselves into a professional skin care realm.

While the example formulations used during this two day course will be focused on skin care the chemical theory and ingredient information can be applied to hair care, colour cosmetic formulating, professional treatment products and even pet care formulations.

Workshop Overview

  1. Surfactants vs. Emulsifiers vs. Solubilisers
  2. Formulating surfactant products.
  3. Formulating with solubilisers
  4. Understanding the functionality, chemistry and origin of cosmetic ingredients
  5. Developing a formula from start to finish
  6. Refining a formulation/ Trouble Shooting - the scientific method, building an experiment.

This workshop is offered as a live and interactive study-at-home workshop on Saturdays 10:00am-4:00pm. It is recommended the course be completed in the order outlined and after attending our Cosmetic Chemistry Stage 1 Workshop.

Instructor Profile

Amanda Foxon-Hill is a consultant Chemist and Science Communicator with over 18 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 via her blog

Amanda has a degree in Chemistry and a Diploma in Cosmetic Science and Formulating.

What's Included

  • Included in the course is a take-home booklet of starting-point formulations. These formulations are built on naturally derived ingredients and are designed for further customisation.
  • A Certificate of Attendance will be issued.


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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.