The How to Make Skin Care Products Course (home study)

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Make your own skin care products course


The How to Make Skin Care Products course is a fully supported, comprehensive home study programme that teaches you how to design and make your own range of skin care products, each designed according to skin type and particular needs. 


Designing and making your own range of skin care products can be fascinating, fun and rewarding and lead to beautiful skin as well as the potential of starting your own business.


"Can I really make a business out of making and selling skin care products?"  Click here to see a list of businesses set up by Plush Folly students.


This complete self-paced e-Learning course will teach you the following topics:

Creams and body butters
Ingredient information
Benefits, properties and fatty acid content of carrier oils
Water / oil emulsions
Whipped body butters
Using essential oils in creams and body butters
Using extracts in creams and body butters
Treating skin conditions
Natural or not?
Sun protection
Tweaking your formulations
Troubleshooting your creams and body butters

Body and facial oils
Benefits, properties and fatty acid content of carrier oils
Using essential and fragrance oils with blend examples
Face oil recipes
Body oil recipes
Massage and bath oil recipes

Face masks and body wraps
How to use and apply face masks and wraps
Benefits and properties of key ingredients
Face mask recipes (clay)
Face mask recipes (gel)
Body wrap recipes

Cleansers, facial scrubs and toners
Why and how to cleanse, tone and exfoliate
Different types of cleansers
  Wipe on / wipe off cleansers
  Hot cloth cleansing balms
  Cleansing gels
  Foaming cleansers
  Cleanser / toner combos
Facial scrubs

Benefits and properties of key serum ingredients
Making and using xanthan and hyaluronic acid gel bases in serums
Using extracts in serums
Using essential oils in serums
Commercial serums analysed
Packaging your serum

Key benefits and properties of salve and balm ingredients
Using essential oils and blends in salves and balms
Recipes for a variety of salves including:
   lip balm
   nail treatment
   muscle rub
   frizzy hair tamer
   massage bar
   cooling foot balm
   solid perfume

Why and when do you need a preservative?
Good practices
Commercial preservatives available
Aqueous product testing

INCI names
Patch testing
Shelf life
Product testing
Health and hygiene
Skin analysis
Skin types

This complete course is presented to you as a beautifully formatted, fully illustrated PDF files with some video inserts.

Our courses promote the use of natural ingredients where possible, however where there is a synthetic ingredient that we feel gives a more professional finish to a product we will include those too.  

Whilst we don't specifically focus on organic ingredients should you wish to substitute an ingredient - for example coconut oil for its organic version, you are completely at liberty to do so. 


Online tests, course assignment (including a product review) and certificate are included in the course fee.  Email support from your tutor is available for six months from the date of purchase

After purchasing this course you will be sent an email with download links, please read the email carefully prior to opening the documentation as it contains important information about document access.  

Prerequisites:  There are no prerequisites for this course.



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Please see our FAQs section for further information on our e-Learning courses.  

Please see our Discounts page for course discount information. All discount codes must be given at the time of booking and are only available for online bookings.





Product Note Price
Essential Oil Profiling Self-Study Module Essential Oil Profiling Self-Study Module
£30.00 *
Making Creams, Lotions & Body Butters Self-Study Module Making Creams, Lotions & Body Butters Self-Study Module
£40.00 *
Making Cleansers, Facial Scrubs, Self-Study Module Making Cleansers, Facial Scrubs, Self-Study Module
£25.00 *
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