Organic Skincare Business Diploma Course


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What Will You Learn?

The Organic Skincare Business Course deep dives not just into making natural skin care products, but how to build a business around them. You will take a tour of the skincare industry from ancient times to the present day. You will learn about the skin itself, understanding how different skin types need products of different formulations. You will also learn how to create formulas and convert them into recipes, with 13 different skincare formulas available to you as part of your learning. Finally, and just as importantly, we will cover guidance on how to legally establish your business, label accurately, manage sales and deal with retailers, as well as promote and market your business.

The Organic Skincare Business Course opens by looking at the rapid growth of the organic skincare industry today, noting that it doesn’t show signs of slowing down. You’ll learn what has prompted its growth and what the most popular products are within the industry. You’ll also touch on niche markets and why it’s a good idea to narrow down who you are selling to.

From this introduction, the course moves on to give a brief overview on skincare through the ages, highlighting the fact that people have been looking after their skin in whichever way they thought best since the days of Ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire. Once arriving at the modern age, you’ll delve into some of the challenges faced by organic skincare makers today while noting the problems that still exist around toxic ingredients in chemically-based cosmetic products.

As a skincare producer, you will need to know how the skin performs and the potential effects of products on both different parts and different types of skin. Thus, the Organic Skincare Business Course teaches how the different skin layers function and introduces you to the four main types of skin that skincare producers serve.

The Organic Skincare Business Course takes you on an exploration of the tools you’ll need and the various skin care ingredients that you’ll likely use for creating your own product range. It also guides you through the various elements that make up your lotions, creams or spritzes – including different types of base or carrier oils, butters, waxes, essential oils, and the various emulsifiers, preservatives, thickeners and humectants used in skincare products.

Delving deeper into the practical side of things, you will learn the principles of formulating a skincare product and start creating your own skincare formula and recipe with a few basic and intermediate skincare formulations for the face. You’ll make gorgeous and effective lotions, creams and body butters for various skin types and learn the difference between creams, lotions and body butters, before being given a breakdown of how an emulsion is developed.

You will learn about some of the external and internal aspects of anti-ageing skincare that we can and cannot control. An understanding of both factors is important for the accurate development of products for older skin. The course also examines what essential ingredients are best used in anti-ageing skin products and offers a number of effective anti-ageing skincare recipes.

The latter portion of the Organic Skincare Business Course teaches you how to sell your products legally in the UK, highlighting current EU regulations and guidelines. You will also learn about the importance of accurate labelling, discovering what must go on your product labels and how to write them so that your customers can be assured of what they are putting on their skin. You will also be shown how to test some of your own products so that you are confident that they are of high quality in terms of health and safety.

The course guides you through budgeting your business, what costs will be involved, what to consider when figuring out your product prices, what fulfilment means and whether you should do this or delegate, and how to make contact with and work with retailers.

You need to be able to promote and market your business to get sales for your products and this module focuses in on that. You will learn about the importance of branding and what that actually means. You will also be guided in creating a marketing strategy with details of what that should entail. The course also provides some ideas of what content you can produce for social media marketing.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Be a confident and capable skincare producer
  • Know how to follow formulas and convert them into recipes
  • Have a comprehensive overview of the organic skincare industry
  • Be familiar with the different elements that make up skincare products and understand the functions of different ingredients
  • Know the difference between creams, lotions and body butters and have recipes for each type of product
  • Understand how the skin ages and be aware of what is needed for the development of products for ageing skin
  • Have learned what is needed to set up a legal skincare business
  • Be able to price products and budget effectively
  • Know how to connect with retailers
  • Know what is necessary for developing an effective skincare brand
  • Have the tools to market your skincare products

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: How Did the Organic Skincare Trend Develop?
  • Part 2: Global Growth of the Organic Skincare Industry
  • Part 3: Popular Organic Products
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Skincare Through the Ages
  • Part 2: The Pros and Cons of Organic Skincare
  • Part 3: Are ‘Natural’ Ingredients Better?
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Anatomy of the Skin
  • Part 2: Skin Function Support
  • Part 3: Skin Types
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Basic Tools and Good Manufacturing Practice
  • Part 2: Stock Skincare Ingredients
  • Part 3: Butters and Waxes, Stabilisers and Humectants
  • Part 4: Types of Essential Oils and How to Use Them
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Principles of Formulating
  • Part 2: Basic Formulations
  • Part 3: Video: Body Butter - Adding Essential Oils
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Creams and Lotions as Emulsions
  • Part 2: Body Butters
  • Part 3: Video: Body Butter Recipe
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: How the Skin Ages
  • Part 2: UVB and UVA Rays
  • Part 3: Essential Ingredients in Anti-Ageing Skin Products
  • Part 4: Anti-Ageing Recipes
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: What You Need to Know About Ingredients
  • Part 2: Accurate Labelling
  • Part 3: Best Production Practices
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Budgeting for Your Business
  • Part 2: Pricing Your Products
  • Part 3: Getting Your Products to Your Customer
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is ‘Branding’?
  • Part 2: Elements of Branding
  • Part 3: Creating a Marketing Strategy
  • Part 4: Social Media Marketing
  • Part 5: Working with Influencers
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Conclusion
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Organic Skincare Business Course is aimed at those who wish to make and sell their own organic skincare products. Perfect for complete novices, the course walks you through the skincare industry, teaches you about skin types, and how to create formulas for various purposes. It also provides guidance on the legalities of establishing your business, how to deal with retailers, and how to promote and market your business.

The course is just as relevant if you are already in the business of selling beauty or other handmade products, as you can add extra products to your offering. Likewise, if you are in the health and beauty and relaxation industries you may like to offer organic skincare products as a complementary offering to your current services.

To learn more about natural skin care and health, check out our Understanding Skin Health course

Organic Skincare Business Diploma Course

The Organic Skincare Business Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Many Centre of Excellence courses are Fully Accredited by the world’s leading professional membership association for natural medicine – The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA).

You can apply to join The CMA as a Student Member while you are still studying, and if you do so you will be eligible to use the post nominal letters SCMA after your name.

Upon graduation from a CMA Registered course you will be eligible to apply for CMA Membership and this will give you numerous professional benefits including being able to use the letters MCMA after your name – Member of The Complementary Medical Association. This will demonstrate your commitment to excellence and professionalism in the natural healthcare field.

Register with The CMA as a Student or fully qualified Practitioner via The CMA website where you will be asked to submit your certificate of graduation, and proof of insurance.

The CMA’s recommended insurers are Westminster global.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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Organic Skincare Business Diploma Course
Was US$161.49
Organic Skincare Business Diploma Course
Organic Skincare Business Diploma Course
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