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Get the Skills to Become a Cosmetic Formulation Professional

Learn all about the ingredients in beauty products with the Cosmetic Formulation Certificate course

Online or In-Person Cosmetic Formulation Certificate Course

Are you interested in creating your own cosmetic products, or learning more about the ingredients in them? GLOW College’s Cosmetic Formulation Certificate Course will provide you with the skills and training needed to understand the ingredients used to create cosmetics and how to create a variety of formulations.

Course Fee:
Hybrid $2,000.00 (or $450 x 5 months)
Payment Plan Option: Enroll Now for $450.00 a month for 4 months

*Supplies available for use in class. Lab coat and goggles $120+tax

*Pre-requisite: Cosmetic Science and Chemistry Principles

This Certificate Course is delivered online or on-campus so you can advance your cosmetic career with the flexibility and support you need to succeed. You can balance work, family and other commitments while you get the skills to build a brighter future.

During the Cosmetic Formulation Certificate course, you will learn:

  • Good Laboratory Principles
  • Formulating vs. Following Recipes
  • Pigments
  • Raw Materials and Ingredients
  • Fundamentals of Formulating Body and Cosmetic Products

The best way to see if GLOW College is the right fit for you is to come and tour the school. You can tour our facilities and meet with students and instructors. Schedule a tour now or Get more info.


ONLINE SELF PACED COURSE $2000 – 15% Promo = $1700 OR 5 Monthly Payments of $450.00

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Course Outline

Course Intro
  • In Class Course
  • Overall

GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) --- Day 1

  • Fundamentals of GLP
  • Resources
  • The 3 C’s of Validation
  • A Validated Process
  • Characterization
  • Why are SOP’s required
  • What is Quality?
  • GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) – Quiz

In the Lab --- Day 2

  • Equipment (Basic)
  • Sanitize
  • Scaling Up
  • Formulation Vs. Following Recipes
  • What Are the Benefits of Formulating
  • Eight Reasons to Not Follow Recipes Vs. Formulating Your Own
  • Specific Gravity Using a Pycnometer
  • Cosmetic Product Instability
  • Stability Testing
  • How to Write a Formula
  • In the Lab – Quiz

Show and Tell --- Day 3

  • Show and Tell – Pigments
  • Show and Tell – Raw Materials

Colour --- Day 4

  • Colour Theory
  • Colour Wheel
  • Describing Colour
  • Colour Interpretation
  • Light Source
  • Angles
  • Observer
  • Substrate
  • Colour – Quiz

The Cosmetic Industry --- Day 5

  • Cosmetic Industry
  • The Cosmetic Industry – Quiz

Toxic Ingredients in Makeup --- Day 5

  • Toxic Ingredients
  • Talc
  • Peg
  • Phthalates
  • BHA / BHT
  • Dioxin
  • Colours and Pigments
  • DMDM Hydantoin
  • Diazolidinyl Urea and Midazolidnyl Urea
  • DEA
  • Toxic Ingredients in Makeup – Quiz

Oils and Skin Types --- Day 6

  • List of Oils
  • Skin Types
  • Essential Oils
  • Essential Oils for Different Skin Types

Assignment / Exam --- Day 7

  • Assignment / Exam
  • Next Steps

Is a Rewarding Career in Cosmetic Formulation Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Cosmetic Formulation and exploring whether GLOW College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call 905-453-9456.

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