Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare

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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 is open between July 3-10, 2018. Course fees are £300 (British Pounds).

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
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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
Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare

Physiology of
Dermal Ageing

  • Know the signs of dermal ageing 
  • Learn the changes in connective tissue relating to collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid
  • Understand the concepts of ‘free radicals’ and ‘oxidative stress’ 
  • Learn the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic ageing 
  • Run through our three-step prevention strategy for excessive dermal ageing
Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare

Intrinsic
Ageing

  • Understand the signs of intrinsic ageing 
  • Learn four of the main factors that influence intrinsic ageing: 
    • Ethnicity 
    • Anatomical variations  
    • Hormones 
    • Time 

Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare

Extrinsic
Ageing

  • Learn the main extrinsic ageing factors which affect the skin.
  • Understand the effects of photo-ageing on the skin
  • Review the effects of smoking on the skin
  • Learn about the way diet affects the skin, including Advanced Glycation End-Products (AGEs)
  • Study the effects of pollution on the skin
Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare

Anti-Ageing
Skincare Efficacy

  • Understand the main dermal ageing concerns that most customers have 
  • Learn the 5 main anti-ageing functions required by skincare products 
  • Review the Cleanse-Moisturise-Protect cycle 

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
Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare

Market
Trends

  • Understand the shift in demographics thanks to a global ageing population.
  • Review the ageing concerns of mature and younger consumers.
  • Study consumer needs of anti-ageing skincare.
  • Learn about the trend towards positive ageing. 
Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare

Anti-Ageing Foundation Ingredients

  • Understand why foundation ingredients need consideration in anti-ageing formulations 
  • Learn why plant oils and hydrosols/hydrolats are important for the skin  
  • Study the 5 rules for choosing botanical ingredients for your skincare products 

Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare

Cosmeceutical
Ingredients

  • Learn how to work with natural cosmeceuticals: high performance ingredients
  • Study the 9 main anti-ageing cosmeceutical groups 
  • Review examples of ingredients in each of these groups 
  • Understand how these cosmeceuticals link to anti-ageing skincare functions
  • Course bonus: Carrier Oils Handbook
  • Course bonus: Essential Oil Dermal Limits Guide


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
Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare

Research &
Development

  • Understand what Research & Development is and why you need it 
  • Learn the 8 steps of formulation Research & Development 

  • Design your own anti-ageing skincare Research & Development plan
Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare

Designing a
Skincare Range

  • Understand what is required to form a capsule anti-ageing range 
  • Review two well-known anti-ageing products: serums and masques
  • Follow our quick 7-step plan to getting started 


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
Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare

Anti-Ageing
Serums & Oils

  • Learn how to formulate anti-ageing facial oils and serums 
  • Create your own unique anti-ageing facial oil and serum formulations 
  • Receive a list of 20 specialised facial oils
  • Follow our expert video tuition to learn how to make your own anti-ageing serum
  • Course Bonus: Natural Preservation 101 Fact Sheet
Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare

Anti-Ageing
Creams & Lotions

  • Learn how to formulate anti-ageing creams and lotions 
  • Create your own unique anti-ageing cream and lotion formulations 

  • Study anti-ageing water-in-oil and oil-in-water emulsions
  • Follow our expert video tuition to learn how to make your own anti-ageing lotion and cream
Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare

Anti-Ageing
Elixirs & Mists

  • Learn how to formulate anti-ageing facial mists and elixirs 
  • Create your own unique anti-ageing facial mist and elixir formulations 

  • Study the 4 layers of a water-based anti-ageing formulation
  • Follow our expert video tuition to learn how to make your own anti-ageing elixir
Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare

Anti-Ageing
Masques

  • Learn how to formulate anti-ageing facial masques
  • Create your own unique anti-ageing facial masque formulations 

  • Focus on two specific anti-ageing facial masques: gel masques and clay cream masques
  • Follow our expert video tuition to learn how to make your own anti-ageing gel masque and clay cream masque
Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare

Anti-Ageing
Facial Polishes

  • Learn how to formulate anti-ageing facial polishes 
  • Create your own unique anti-ageing facial polish formulation 

  • Learn the 4 types of foundation for a facial polish and the 8 types of natural exfoliants
  • Follow our expert video tuition to learn how to make your own anti-ageing facial polish

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. 

Prerequisites

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

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

Accreditation

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

Assessment

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.

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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