Skin Care Ingredient Series for Cosmetic Professionals: Part I

CHEM 825

Beauty professionals from all genres and areas of expertise will find this course essential for understanding ingredient technologies and U.S. regulations – regardless of scientific background. 

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What you can learn.

  • Study various aspects of skin aging including skin cells, inflammation, epidermal and dermal aging, sunlight, hyperpigmentation, and wound healing
  • Understand the effects of internal and external factors on the skin’s biological aging process
  • Explore sunscreens, antioxidants, growth factors, skin resurfacers and other age-fighting ingredients currently found in cosmetics
  • Recognize emerging technologies from research labs around the world

About this course:

Beauty professionals from all genres and areas of expertise will find this course essential for understanding ingredient technologies and U.S. regulations – regardless of scientific background. Starting with the concepts of natural, chemical, synthetic and organic, students will learn about the claims legally allowed for cosmetics and drugs in the U.S., how to read product ingredient lists, and will receive an overview of basic ingredients used in product systems, including, surfactants, emulsifiers, emollients, silicones, preservatives, colorants and fragrance. Suggested reading, blogs, websites, You Tube videos, tutorials and online courses will be suggested for students who are interested in continuing the learning process.

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