Please tell us a little bit about yourself eg job, age, where you live, interests etc.
What would you like to get out of this group eg learn to make skin/hair care products and soap, discuss techniques and ingredients etc, chat about the SCS Dip, meet other cosmetic formulators/scientists etc.
Do you make/formulate bath and body products? If so, we'd love to know what products you make and how you learned the craft.
I made soap bars in the past
What products would you like to learn how to make?
The workshops advertised here are only a v small selection. For a full list of what we offer see www.makingskincare.com
Evenings and weekends
Cosmetics enthusiast I am also the organiser of London Beauty & Spa club
This meetup group only shows a small selection of our classes. For a full list of our workshops and links to our discussion group (7,000 members) - www.makingskincare.com
Take control over what goes on your skin - make products which are fun, safe and effective. The only live over webcam course taught by a cosmetic chemist who formulates for major commercial brands.
How do you know your skincare product is safe? With over 90% of the recipes taught by other course providers failing safety tests, why choose to learn with us? Jane, a seasoned cosmetic chemist with over 10 years experience formulates for major commercial brands such as The Body Shop, Blistex, H&M, Boots. This has given her a deep understanding of what is required to sell both mass and niche products.
Jane performs both stability and preservative testing as part of her day to day activities as a cosmetic chemist. Jane will able to guide you in making products that enable you to pass the necessary tests to bring your products to market. Her insider knowledge and experience informs how she teaches so you are able to make professional products that are not only effective but are safe.
We believe that everyone should be given a chance to learn how to make natural, non-toxic and affordable skin care products either for themselves or to sell. We are committed to making our workshops as accessible, safe and affordable as possible. Our courses are fun and informative - a balance between theory and practical hands-on exercise. Our class sizes are small and typically range from 3 to 10 people ensuring you get a more personal experience.
(If you prefer not to join meetup.com you can book our workshops and courses here instead -
Ee Ting is a scientist with a globally-recognised research institute in Australia, practicing in the core discipline of biochemistry and molecular biology. She is also an experienced cosmetic scientist with deep expertise in cosmetic research and has formulated a wide variety of products available commercially, specialising in formulating for complicated skin types. Ee Ting is an active advisor and contributes to teaching at Making Skincare, with a focus on thought leadership in cosmetic formulation.
Rebecca is the owner of MBotanicals and Kadria Skincare, a highly successful and award winning UK natural, organic and ethical skin care line for mothers and babies featured in magazines such as Vogue, Elle and Marie-Claire. Rebecca has an in-depth knowledge of Natural and Organic standards and her expertise includes formulating cleansing balms to stretch mark oils to rejuvenating serums and moisturising creams.
Leman is an expert formulator with experience over a wide range of products from balms to lotions to hair care products. Leman started formulating 10 years ago and has worked alongside Jane since the beginning of Making Skincare. Leman is not only a highly experienced formulator, she is also a wonderful communicator and educator.
Malcolm is our youngest formulator, however his complex formulations, knowledge and experience suggest maturity beyond his years. Malcolm is a graduate chemist with 4 years post qualifying lab experience and one year in research and development. He has a special interest in developing innovative surfactants/cleansing systems. Malcolm has an impressive client list including high street brands such as Marks and Spencers and Primark.
Simona, is an accomplished formulator and Making Skincare Formulation Consultant. Her outstanding expertise includes duplicating well known skincare brands such as Paulas choice, Jason, Bioderma, Nivea. Simona is highly skilled at using difficult to work with ingredients and with the more challenging types of formulations as well as formulating for conditions such as acne, pigmentation etc.
Heather is a highly respected and knowledgeable formulator with over 8 years industry experience. She has made a name for herself tackling mature and aging skin needs, employing the latest anti-wrinkle/anti-ageing, actives and peptides. Heather has also conducted extensive cutting edge research in the areas of skin lightening, dry skin, repair to the skin barrier function, and occlusives. With her dynamic, process driven approach Heather manages complex projects with ease. Her vast expertise, infinite enthusiasm and passion for excellence are evident in all that she does.