Start a cosmetic business fast: stability testing essentials for small cosmetic brands

Starting a cosmetic business is exciting, especially when you get feedback about how much people love your cosmetic products. The worst possible scenario is when you need to issue a recall, or have batches of cosmetic product returned to you from dissatisfied customers because there is a quality issue. Get your cosmetic shelf life right! This workshop series provides the essential stability testing steps for small cosmetic brands on a tight budget. It provides the essential information you need to start a cosmetic business fast whilst protecting your consumers and cosmetic brand from any sort of quality issue. 

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cosmetic stability testing for small brands



Learn to formulate cosmetics in a weekend short course...

Our Beginners Cosmetic Science is for you! Approximately 15 hours of cosmetic learning and practical activities, and you’ll create 11 cosmetic products and get fundamental cosmetic science learning. No assessments, just creative cosmetic chemistry fun!

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beginners cosmetic science course



Start a cosmetic business with cosmetic brand essentials…

Do you want to create your own cosmetic brand or cosmetic line? Or maybe you have been selling on a small scale at the markets, to family and friends and now want to take the next steps? You may also be trying to take that next step, hitting brick walls and have more questions than answers…?

The Cosmetic Brand Essentials workshops provides an overview of what you need to think of when planning your personal care products and business. Find out how to identify opportunity, what you need for your labels, claims and evidence, essential safety, stability and performance testing as well as legal requirements and how to set budgets, pricing and your marketing plan. It also provides you with a FREE Business Plan template, pricing strategy and all the things you need to think of PLUS industry guidance on what is normal and necessary for the personal care industry.

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Certificate in cosmetic labels and claims

Did you know that ANY cosmetic brand, even small cosmetic brands, are directly responsible for their cosmetic claims, labels and ingredient lists? This includes links to external websites, even if they are research or testimonials; and ALL of your social media posts. Just because another brand has non-compliant cosmetic claims or labels does not exempt you from what YOU have on your labels, website and posts. Customers and competitors can report you to Regulatory Authorities at any time – breaking these rules can result in recalls and fines – don’t risk it! Learn the rules to get your labels and claims right. 

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how to get cosmetic labels and claims right



Certificate in cosmetic quality and stability

This Certificate in Cosmetic Quality and Stability program will guide you on basic equipment you will need to run your own tests to check product quality and shelf life, and provides you with handy cosmetic quality and stability templates. Learn the what, how and why of cosmetic quality and shelf life testing, suited to both small and large lab set-ups. 

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cosmetic quality and shelf life testing



Learn cosmetic compliance for the EU...

To the uninitiated, the cosmetic compliance requirements to get a product into EU may seem unsurmountable and the process impossible, but it is surprisingly simple when you know what cosmetic compliance documents to collect and collate. This series of EU cosmetic compliance workshops takes you through cosmetic ingredient checks and compliance as well as what information is needed on your labels and evidence required to support claims. It also shows you how to compile your Product Information File and prepare a Safety Evaluation. 

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learn EU cosmetic compliance



Certificate in cosmetic product recalls

Did you know that ANY cosmetic brand, even small cosmetic brands, putting cosmetic products into the marketplace MUST hold a product recall plan… even if they never have to use it? Do you know: how many cosmetic products can be faulty before you need to issue a recall? What sort of faults can occur with your cosmetic products before you need to issue a recall? Who do you need to inform, and what information do you need to provide as part of a cosmetic product recall? This Certificate program will give you the answers you need PLUS give you handy cosmetic product recall templates you can use.

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learn how to conduct cosmetic product recalls