Get the Skills to Become a Cosmetic Science Professional Learn all about Cosmetic Science and lab procedures in this 100% online course Online Cosmetic Science & Chemistry Certificate Course
Are you interested in learning about the scientific concepts behind your favourite beauty products? GLOW College’s Cosmetic Science & Chemistry Certificate Course will provide you with the skills and training needed to understand the chemistry of cosmetics, skincare, fragrances, and the ingredients in them.
Online $2,000.00 (or $450 x 5 months)
Payment Plan Option: Enroll Now for $450.00 a month for 3 months
This Certificate Course is
delivered 100% online 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 Science & Chemistry Certificate course, you will learn:
Science of Cosmetic Colour
Hair and Fragrances
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Course Intro (Ch 1)
How to manage your time with Self Paced learning
Understanding Cosmetics (Ch 2)
What are Cosmetics?
What is Cosmetic Science?
What Goes into a Cosmetic Product?
The importance of the identities and structures of chemical compounds
The importance of how chemical compounds are held together
The importance of how chemical compounds fall apart
Understanding Cosmetics Quiz
Cosmetic Careers (Ch 3)
Cosmetic Career Possibilities
Skill-Based Cosmetic Roles
Knowledge-Based Cosmetic Roles
What do Cosmetic Scientist and Formulators Do
Cosmetic Formulating-Resume Requirements
Cosmetic Formulating-Business Format
Science of Skincare (Ch 4)
Skin (Surface and Beneath the Surface)
Effects of UVA and UVB Radiation on Skin
How UV Rays Affect the Skin
SPF (Sun Protection Factor)
The Fitzpatrick Scale
Differences between Male and Female Skin
How Skin Absorbs Cosmetics
Cosmetics impact on Skin Appearance
Characterization of Skin Types and Conditions
pH of Skin
Moisturization and Hydration
Effective Ingredients in Skin Moisturizers
What is an NMF?
Emulsions & Emulsifiers
Science of Skincare Quiz
Science of Colour Cosmetics (Ch 5)
How Colour Appears
Hue, Value and Chroma
Creating Colour Cosmetics
Pigments: Organic and Inorganic
Elements of Sensorial Properties
The Colour Wheel
Creating Colour Using Light
Using and Dispersing Pigments
The Importance of Cosmetic Formulas and Textures
The Art of Colour Matching
Science of Colour Cosmetics Quiz
Science of Haircare (Ch 6)
The Evolutionary Biology of Hair
Hair Structure and Diversity
Sebum and the Scalp
Hair Thinning and Hair Loss
Hair Conditioning Systems
Science of Haircare Quiz
Science of Fragrance (Ch 7)
Smell and Emotions
Creating and Masking Odours
The Creative Process of Developing a Fragrance
Why do Fragrances Change Over Time?
Science of Fragrance Quiz
Rheology-Product Textures and Form (Ch 8)
Interpreting Product Textures
The Importance of Rheology in Skincare
Cosmetic Microbiology (Ch 9)
Cosmetic Microbiology Quiz
Ingredient Terms (Ch 10)
Emulsions and Emulsifiers
pH, pH Adjuster
Oil adsorbent – Oil Dispersant – Sebum Dispersant
Skin Conditioning Agent
Suspending Agent, Suspender
Formulation Overview (Ch 11)
The Science of Formulating
Hair Dyes and Colorants
“Dermatologist Recommended” Products
“Clinically Proven” Claims
“Patented Formula” Claims
pH Balanced Claims
Formulation Overview Quiz
Cosmetic Ingredients (Ch 12)
Major Ingredient types in Cosmetics and OTC
Cosmetic Ingredients Quiz
Product Testing and Stability (Ch 13)
PAO and Shelf Life
Health Canada Standards
Government Links and Resources
Product Testing and Stability Quiz
Cosmetic Safety Standards (Ch 14)
Health Canada Standards
Canada Government Links and Resources
Cosmetic Safety Standard Quiz
Laboratory Terminology (Ch 15)
What are the everyday terminologies used in the Cosmetic lab?
What are MSDS?
What are Laboratory Terminology Quiz
Laboratory Etiquette (Ch 16)
What is GLP?
GMP vs GLP
Lab Safety and Etiquette
Laboratory Etiquette Quiz
Assignment 1 (Week 1)
Assignment 2 (Week 2)
Assignment 3 (Week 3)
Assignment 4 (Week 4)
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