Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy

For many of us, the ultimate skincare treat is to apply a facial masque and just sit back and relax while you let the mineral rich clays, fragrant flower waters and high performance extracts do all the hard work.

Our Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy teaches you to make therapeutic spa-quality facial masques to pamper your delicate facial skin. This course will teach you to make the 7 different types of organic facial masque using clays, creams, clay creams, gels, gel-to-milk formulations, superfoods and fabric sheet masques.

Enrolment closed. We next open enrolment for 2018 winter term which runs from January 16-23. Course fees will be £200 (British Pounds).

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Learn how Facial Masques actually work

Influence the health of the skin by using different types of facial masques. Study the foundation and best ingredients for the seven different types of organic facial masques using clays, creams, clay creams, gels, gel-to-milk formulations, fabric sheet masques, and superfood suspensions.

Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy
Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy

Become an Expert Formulator with Clay

Research the science of clay and learn how it behaves at the molecular level. Study the main types of clays and muds available for use in masques. Follow the 6 recommended steps for correctly preserving clay-based masques.

Formulate the 7 Types of Organic Facial Masque

Create 100% natural facial masques based on clays, creams, clay creams, gels, gel-to-milk formulations, fabric sheet masques and superfood suspensions. Formulate with innovative and therapeutic organic ingredients to create wonderful skin treatments. Become a facial masque designer and innovator.

Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy

“A whole new world of facial masques has opened up to me. Thank you for this course.”

Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy Graduate, Netherlands

Course Syllabus

This is an online course which will teach you how to formulate the five different types of high performance organic facial masques.

Our Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy consists of 2 extensive modules, which are all accessed through our website.

Module 1 – Facial Masque Science

Facial masques are not really ‘skincare’, they are more of a treatment product. A good face mask should made visible and noticeable improvements to the skin immediately. Traditionally, face masks have been made with clays and muds with have a drawing effect on the skin.

In this module you will learn all about the science of facial masques – how they work, what they do, the different types of organic masque you can make and which ingredients you can use.

Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy



Unit Title

Facial Masque Science

Unit Content

Study how clay behaves when it’s activated and understand what it does at a molecular level. Learn what it does when applied to the skin.

Review the 9 different types of cosmetic clays available to you as an organic skincare formulator and learn about their antibacterial activity when applied to the skin.

Study the 6 key steps to preserving natural clay-based facial masques safely and correctly. Clay is notoriously difficult to preserve so this is a must read for anyone wanting to sell clay masques to the public.

Learn about the 7 different organic facial masques you can make, along with the different types of natural and organic ingredients you can use in them.

Formulate clay masques, gel masques, cream masques, clay cream masques and superfood suspension masques. Learn how each of these masques are typically structured and then create your own unique formulations.

Module 2 – Facial Masque Formulation

Now we get to the fun part, actually get our hands dirty! This module is all about guiding you through the process of creating a variety of facial masks – from the very simple ones to more complicated ‘high-performance’ masks.

By the end of this module you will have created your own series of different facial masques and you will be an expert therapeutic masque formulator.

Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy



Unit Title

Facial Masque Formulation

Unit Content

Study the physical properties of facial masques and what sort of effects they have on your skin type.

Formulate your own organic clay facial masques, using sun-dried mineral-rich clays from all around the world.

Formulate your own organic gel facial masques, using botanical resins, gums and thickeners tapped from woody shrubs, trees or seed coatings.

Formulate your own organic superfood suspension facial masques, using superfood and herbal powders which give your masque an extra boost.

Formulate your own organic cream facial masques, using light emulsions packed with high-performance ingredients, bio-actives and cosmecueticals.

Formulate your own organic clay cream facial masques, utilising the cleansing power of clay in an emollient cream to moisturise and nourish the skin.

Formulate your own organic gel-to-milk masques, creating luxurious rich gel masques that emulsify immediately on contact with water.

Formulate your own organic fabric sheet masques, following the latest K-Beauty trends from South Korea.

“I enjoyed making all the different types of masks, I thought the clay ones were fun to do and very quick to make up.”

Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy Graduate, UK

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.

Enrol for our Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy to formulate high performance therapeutic facial masques that will nurture, cleanse and soothe. 


Basic formulation experience. For people who want to formulate high performance facial masques.

Online Classroom

Peer support & tutor support via a private Facebook group.

Start Date

Term times. Self-paced training where you have up to 12 months to complete your course.


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


Projects, activities and reflexive learning. The main module ends with a short assignment.

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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