Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy

  • Suitable for: Formulators with experience
  • Pre-requisites: Checklist

  • Time: 50 study hours

  • Course Modules: 2

  • Coursework: Self-study + tutor graded

  • Duration: One year deadline

  • Cost: £200 (British Pounds)
  • Next enrolment period: 19-26 Jan 2021

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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.

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.

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.

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This course is for you if:

You love formulating but want to learn more about face masks

You want to make spa-quality facial masques to pamper your delicate facial skin

You want to study the 7 types of organic facial masques

You want to receive 35+ mask formulations designed by our team

You want to tap into one of the biggest growth areas in skincare: organic masks

You want to enrol with an accredited and gold award-winning education provider

“Fantastic course! I thoroughly enjoyed the Facial Masque course. I found the course materials to be informative, clear, concise and easy to understand. I definitely feel more confident and inspired in my formulating after taking this course. I really appreciate the passion, knowledge and professionalism of the Formula Botanica staff. Thank you for supporting me in developing my skill, creativity and knowledge base in this field.”

– Khadija Zayed, USA

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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
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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
Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy

Introduction to
Facial Masques

  • Understand what a facial masque is
  • Learn what a facial masque does on the skin
  • Understand the global growth of the facial masque industry
Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy

Facial Masque

  • Research ingredients for your facial masque formulations
  • Understand the legal difference between leave-on and rinse-off products
  • Learn about essential oil guidelines and dermal limits
  • Course bonus: Essential Oil Dermal Limits Guide
  • Course bonus: Formula Botanica Ingredients Guide
Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy

The Science
of Clay

  • Learn how clay is structured
  • Learn how clay behaves when it comes into contact with water
  • Understand the difference between absorption and adsorption in clays
  • Study antibacterial properties of clay
Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy

of Masques

  • Learn why clay is almost impossible to preserve
  • Study the 7 steps to correctly preserving a clay facial masque
  • Cover general preservation techniques
  • Course bonus: Natural Preservation 101 Fact Sheet
Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy

7 Types of
Facial Masque

  • Understand the 7 types of organic facial masque
  • Learn how these types of facial masque are composed in terms of their ingredients
  • Understand what other types of facial masque are available on the market

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
Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy

Formulating Clay
Facial Masques

  • Learn how to formulate clay facial masques, using sun-dried mineral-rich clays from all around the world
  • Follow our expert video tuition to learn how to make your own clay facial masques
  • Receive 7 clay masque formulations, including our Kyoto Zen Masque, Scents of the Souk Masque, Mineral-Rich Mermaid Masque and Black Detox Masque
Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy

Formulating Gel
Facial Masques

  • Learn how to formulate gel facial masques, using botanical resins, gums and thickeners tapped from woody shrubs, trees or seed coatings
  • Follow our expert video tuition to learn how to make your own gel facial masques
  • Receive 5 gel masque formulations, including our Wildflower Gel Masque, Fresh Minty Gel Masque and Citrus Gel Masque.
Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy

Formulating Superfood
Suspension Masques

  • Learn how to formulate superfood suspension facial masques, using superfood and herbal powders which give your masque an extra boost
  • Follow our expert video tuition to learn how to make your own superfood suspension facial masques
  • Receive 5 superfood suspension masque formulations, including our Purple Corn & Acai Masque, African Baobab Masque and Siberian Blue Clay Cream Masque.
Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy

Formulating Gel-to-Milk
Facial Masques

  • Learn how to formulate gel-to-milk or oleogel facial masques, which emulsify immediately on contact with water
  • Follow our expert video tuition to learn how to make your own oleogel facial masques
  • Receive 6 oleogel masque formulations, including our Lavender Purifying Gel Masque and Deep Cleansing Honey Masque.
Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy

Formulating Cream
Facial Masques

  • Learn how to formulate cream facial masques, using light emulsions packed with high-performance ingredients, bio-actives and cosmeceuticals
  • Follow our expert video tuition to learn how to make your own cream facial masques
  • Receive 5 cream masque formulations, including our Apricot 2-in-1 Masque, Fresh Herbal Cream Masque and Edelweiss Masque.
Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy

Formulating Clay Emulsion
Facial Masques

  • Learn how to formulate clay emulsion facial masques, utilising the cleansing power of clay in an emollient cream to moisturise and nourish the skin
  • Follow our expert video tuition to learn how to make your own clay emulsion facial masques
  • Receive 5 clay emulsion masque formulations, including our Yellow Hazelnut Masque, Rose & Pomegranate Masque and Violet Moisturising Masque.
Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy

Formulating Fabric Sheet
Facial Masques

  • Follow the latest K-Beauty trends from South Korea and learn how to formulate fabric sheet facial masques
  • Study the 5 types of fabric used in sheet masques
  • Follow our expert video tuition to learn how to make your own fabric sheet mask to sell as a kit

“This has been a most interesting course! I really appreciated learning about the different types of masques that one can formulate as well as the procedure for doing so. Not only am I now able to create these masques, but I am in a better position to decide which type/types I want to offer in my future product line. A very worthwhile course, indeed.”

– Deborah Green, USA

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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 – Become Part of the Loveliest Formulation Community on the Internet

Once you enrol with us, you are welcomed into our international student community groups which contain many thousands 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.

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Bonus 2 – Access our Student 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

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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.

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Bonus 4 – Earn Formula Botanica Bonus Badges

Formula Botanica issues special Moodle Badges to students who pass their courses successfully (Moodle is the name of our award-winning and accredited eLearning Platform). These badges can be used on your resume, social media pages and LinkedIn profile to demonstrate that you are a skilled organic formulator. We have also hidden a few surprise badges in the course materials for students who pass certain Modules with a distinction grade!

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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 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. Each 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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Formula Botanica operates a term time system, so we can get all of our students started at the same time and run online study groups.

Term times run in the following months:

  • Winter Term: January

  • Summer Term: July

Enrolment for all of our courses will be open during this period. If you want to be the first to hear when we open enrolment, make sure you pre-register for this course.

Like this course? You might also like:

Diploma in Organic Skincare Formulation
Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare Formulation
Certificate in Natural Cosmetic Preservation


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