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Plastics & Elastomers
Online Course

Cosmetics 102: Tailoring Formulas to Your Needs

On-Demand Course

Recorded on Jul 31, 2019

Develop customized formulations (emulsions, foaming products...) meeting your consumer's needs while ensuring stability and bio-availability of actives with insightful ingredients selection.

Belinda Carli
(Leading Cosmetic Expert & Director of IPCS, Australia) will share tips for easy selection of ingredients (emulsifiers, surfactants, humectants, lipids, actives…). She will also help you in identifying issues behind improper formulation builds and how to rectify them.

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Belinda Carli Presented By:
Belinda Carli
Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Beginner

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Why should you view this course?

Today’s cosmetics consumers are aware about the elements/ materials used. They look for unique cosmetic formulations which requires you and your peers to create products that are at par (in performance, stability, bioavailability of actives...).

However, when you attempt to develop customized formulations, taking care of multiple details (precise ingredients selection, actives stabilization, following the right methodology…) makes the process complex. As a result, the improper formulation leads to ruining the whole batch and weakening the performance (low shelf life, below par functionality of an active material, etc.) of a product.

Join this course to:

  • Grasp the correct method to input & process actives to ensure bioavailability and stability in the finished product.

  • Enhance your knowledge of basic functional and active ingredients selection to suit a variety of sensory and structural needs.

Also, you will be able to:

  • Rectify any issues you have had with your current formulas based on what you will learn.

  • Incorporate various functional and active ingredients into formulations for future selections and product development.
Tailoring Cosmetic Formulas to Your Needs

Who should view this course?

Cosmetic formulators starting-off in the industry and formulators with 0-3 years of experience looking to enhance their knowledge must opt for this course.


Additionally, the expert recommends to checkout Cosmetics 101: Ingredients and Formulation Essentials to get a full grip on the topic.

Course Outline

How a basic emulsion formulation is put together?
  • What essential elements emulsions contain?
  • What other elements can be added to make the product unique?
  • Step-by-step process for formulating emulsions.

How a basic foaming product is put together?
  • What essential elements foaming products contain?
  • What other elements can be added to make the formula unique?
  • Step-by-step process for formulating with foaming agents.

How surfactants selection assists in emulsions and foaming products formulation?
  • How much surfactant is required?
  • How salt thickens?
  • Picking the right surfactants.

How to select and incorporate actives & other functional ingredients into formulations?
  • How to check for compatibility?
  • How to stabilize?
  • Ensuring bioavailability.

Expert’s Insights for quick formulation checks

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About the Expert

Belinda Carli is the Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science, an International Training Organisation. She is a member of the Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists (ASCC) and the winner of the 2013 Annual Industry Award from CHC Australia for her contribution to research and training.

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