Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare

Our Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare teaches you the science of dermal ageing and then delves into the world of cosmeceuticals and nutriceuticals for the skin. Learn how to create your own exquisite capsule range of unique anti-ageing skincare blends.

This course is suitable for people with existing skincare brands or students who have limited formulation experience. This Certificate has helped skincare entrepreneurs all around the world cater for the hottest trend in natural cosmetics: organic anti-ageing skincare.

Enrolment closed. We next open enrolment for 2018 winter term which runs from January 16-23. Course fees will be £300 (British Pounds).

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Research the Science of Skin Ageing

Learn how the skin ages intrinsically and extrinsically. Develop a solid understanding of the science behind dermal ageing and use this knowledge to underpin your high performance anti-ageing formulations. Cover natural solutions to dermal ageing.

Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare
Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare

Understand Anti-Ageing Ingredients

Become an expert formulator by researching your ingredients in detail. Discover the different high performance anti-ageing ingredients derived from plants and learn how to apply them in your skincare designs. Research the different cosmeceuticals and nutriceuticals available for organic skincare formulations.

Formulate Beautiful Organic Anti-Ageing Products

Learn the 5 steps to creating a perfect skincare formulation. Create your own anti-ageing serums, oils, moisturisers, creams, lotions, elixirs, hydrating mists, facial masques and facial polishes. Set yourself apart from other formulators by formulating high performance anti-ageing skincare that actually works.

Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare

“It’s been a wonderful and interesting course. I am well informed with great knowledge about the ageing process, which will help me in formulating anti-ageing products especially bespoke products. Thank you for this wonderful course, it’s been an absolute pleasure learning.”

– Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare Graduate, UK

Formula Botanica Tuition Videos

Course Videos

Learn directly from the Formula Botanica team with our professional videos and course lectures

Fun Online Games

Play games to help you learn how to reinforce the learning outcomes for your course

Study Books

Download your beautifully designed course notes to refer back to and keep forever

Tutor Support

Speak directly to a tutor in our private “Ask the Tutor” forum for students

Sequential Learning

Unlock new modules as you work through the course sequentially to enforce learning points.

Graded Coursework

Receive expert graded feedback to help you make your formulations safe, stable and sellable

Course Syllabus

This is an online course which will teach you  to understand the ageing of our skin and teaches you how to create a capsule range of high performance skincare products. Our Organic Anti-Ageing Certificate consists of 4 main modules, which are all accessed through our website.

Module 1 – How The Skin Ages

Your skin is the largest organ of the body. It serves many important physiological functions and is our main ‘interface’ between us and the rest of society. This is why the ageing of the skin is so important, why ageing is at the forefront of dermatological research and why the anti-ageing cosmetic industry is booming worldwide.

In this Module we look at the factors that cause the ageing of our skin – both inside and out. It is important to understand the mechanisms of ageing when designing high performance products as you want to be able to target the areas of the skin that matter the most.

Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare






Unit Title

The Physiology of Dermal Ageing

Extrinsic Ageing

Intrinsic Ageing

Topical Solutions to Dermal Ageing

Unit Content

Study the ageing process of the skin and learn about the physiological changes that take place as we get older.

The external influences on the skin and how they contribute to the loss of health and beauty, i.e. sun exposure, pollution, weather, diet, Advanced Glycation End-Products (AGEs).

The internal influences on the skin and how they contribute to the loss of health and beauty, i.e. Hydration,  Oxidisation, Genetics.

Skincare ingredients that have been shown to be successful in the treatment of the signs of ageing: wrinkles, sagging, loss of collagen and thinning.

Module 2 – Anti-Ageing Skincare Ingredients

Anti-ageing skincare consists of a combination of active high performance ingredients and foundation ingredients, which create a base that acts as a carrier for the nutritious and therapeutic actives.

In this module we cover all the anti-ageing skincare ingredients available to you as an organic skincare formulator. We’ll research the main high performance plant-derived cosmeceuticals and nutriceuticals for organic cosmetics.

Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare





Unit Title

Trends in Anti-Ageing Skincare

Foundation Ingredients

Active Ingredients & Cosmeceuticals

Unit Content

Current trends in the global anti-ageing cosmetic industry.

Investigative research into the lipophilic & hydrophilic ‘base’ ingredients for your formulas.

Further studies into nutricosmetics (vitamins & proteins), active botanicals, phytochemicals, anti-oxidants and aromaceuticals.

Module 3 – Anti-Ageing Product Development

Now you’ve gained lots of knowledge of how the skin ages and what kinds of ingredients to use in your anti-ageing skincare products, it’s time to look at how to actual structure and develop a formula. This is the groundwork you need before moving on to actually heading into your ‘lab’ and putting a product together for the first time.

Formulation is both a science and an art so it helps to use your logical brain and your creativity to inform the process. In this module, we’ll teach you the logical steps to create your own unique formula from scratch.

Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare




Unit Title

Formulation Skills 101

Product Development

Unit Content

Learn the art and science of constructing a natural cosmetic formula from scratch.

Study how to design and develop a high-performance anti-ageing skincare range.

“This is by far the most interesting class I have taken and very thorough. Although I have dabbled in all oil products, I have always wanted to go further, and know exactly which products are exceptional for the skin. I am LOVING the course.”

– Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare Graduate, USA

Module 4 – Formulation Practice

Now that you’ve studied the science of ageing, high performance skincare ingredients and formulation skills, it’s time to put the theory into practice and start formulating your own unique anti-ageing products.

In this video-led lesson, you will learn how to create organic anti-ageing facial oils, serums, elixirs, hydrating mists, creams, lotions, facial masques and facial polishes. Make the most exquisite high performance products for your own anti-ageing skincare range.

Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare







Unit Title

Serums & Oils

Moisturisers & Lotions

Elixirs & Hydrating Mists



Unit Content

Formulating anti-ageing serums & oils.

Formulating anti-ageing moisturisers & lotions.

Formulating anti-ageing elixirs & hydrating mists.

Formulating anti-ageing facial masques.

Formulating anti-ageing facial polishes.

“With just taking this course, everyone can learn not just about anti-ageing, but learns to make THE PRODUCTS. Who takes this course is a Double-Winner. There are endless possibilities of what products I can create with all the knowledges I learned, yet it is all niched into the anti ageing category.”

– Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare, Canada

Additional Bonuses

When you study with Formula Botanica, you become part of a close-knit international community of students and graduates all around the world. We support you all throughout your studies and beyond, and we give you access to our expert botanical skincare science and business files while you are enrolled on your courses.

Bonus 1 – Network with your Peers

Once you enrol with us, you are welcomed into our international student community groups which contain many hundreds of our students and graduates from all over the world. Everyone knows each other and many of our students meet up in their respective countries to share information and formulate together.

In our groups you will receive expert tutor support and peer support. Ask questions, share photos, troubleshoot formulations. Celebrate your victories and get encouragement when you need it. You are never alone.

Network with your peers
Student Resources Library

Bonus 2 – Access our Student Resources Library

When you become a student with Formula Botanica, you also gain exclusive access to our Student Resources Library for the duration of your course. Access our:

  • Preferred supplier guide which contains hundreds of global companies
  • Extensive ingredients directory with listings of over 100 natural ingredients
  • Formulation percentage-to-weight calculator
  • Collection of many hours of expert webinars
  • Scientific research collection
  • Recommended reading list

Bonus 3 – Ongoing Support After Graduation

The support doesn’t finish when you graduate. We want to keep in touch with you once you’ve finished your course and support your career in organic skincare. We offer lots of free promotion for our graduates because we want to help give your business the support it needs when you launch it or as you grow it.

Be featured widely on our website, on social media and on our mailing list. Formula Botanica has many thousands of followers and subscribers all around the world so this will help you create a splash when you launch.

Ongoing Support After Graduation
Formula Botanica Badges

Bonus 4 – Earn Formula Botanica Open Badges

Formula Botanica issues Open Badges to students who pass their courses successfully. These badges can be used on your resume, social media pages and LinkedIn profile to demonstrate that you are a skilled organic cosmetic formulator. We have also hidden a few surprise badges in the course materials for students who pass certain Modules with a distinction grade!

Enrol for our Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare to create exquisite high performance products for the hottest trend in cosmetics: anti-ageing cosmeceuticals. 


Suitable for students with formulation experience, ideally graduates of our foundation Diploma.

Online Classroom

Peer support & tutor support via a private Facebook group.

Start Date

Now. Self-paced training where you have up to 1 year to complete your course.


Formula Botanica is accredited by the Open & Distance Learning Quality Council.


Projects, activities and reflexive learning. All modules ends with a short test.

Expert Support

Our Tutor Team has an educational background in cosmetic chemistry, biology, education and business management. Let us support you.

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Have a question about this course? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us for a chat. We are always happy to discuss your individual training needs.

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