"A ‘must-have’ for any formulator"
This is not a recipe book. It is also not a step-by-step guide on how to formulate.
So, what is it? This book is a comprehensive A-Z guide to the essential terminology, theories and ingredient types needed to formulate professional cosmetic products.
It will help you:
Learn the key theories and terminology that are essential to making and formulating safe and effective natural skincare and haircare products, in an accessible and easy-to-grasp way.
Set yourself apart from misinformed DIYers and spot the common myths and mistakes that are all over the internet.
Discover a wide range of natural and organic cosmetic ingredients, their benefits and uses: emollients, occlusives, humectants, preservatives, chelators, emulsifiers, surfactants, carrier oils, butters, essential oils, active ingredients, extracts, exfoliants and more!
About A-Z of Natural Cosmetic Formulation
Tired of reading confusing, contradictory or incorrect information when researching how to make your own natural skincare and haircare products?
Want to move beyond making DIY beauty recipes and instead understand how cosmetics are formulated and the underpinning theories and science behind them?
Ready to become more professional and confident in your approach to creating your own cosmetics, for yourself or to start your own natural beauty brand?
If so, you need the A-Z of Natural Cosmetic Formulation! This invaluable reference guide sets the record straight, and provides you with explanations of the essential terminology, theories and ingredient types required to create natural, safe and stable cosmetic formulations.
Gail Francombe, Founding Director of the School of Natural Skincare International, and Cosmetic Formulator, Tina Svetek, dispel common myths and answers the most frequently asked formulating questions in this must-have reference book.
What you’ll learn in the A-Z of Natural Cosmetic Formulation
You’ll discover answers to the most frequently asked formulating questions, including:
What is pH and when do I need to measure it?
How does an emulsifier work and what natural ones are available?
What type of water should I use in my products?
What extracts can I use?
What natural preservatives are there and when do I need to use them?
How do I write a professional formula?
What are surfactants and what is their role in a formula?
What does natural and organic mean, and what recognized standards and certifications are available to me as a cosmetic formulator?
You’ll learn about:
- Getting started
- Formula and product types
- Ingredient types
- Skin and hair physiology/biology
- Extending shelf life
- Starting a brand
- Selling products/legalities
Praise for A-Z of Natural Cosmetic Formulation
“A-Z of Natural Cosmetic Formulation is a ‘must-have’ for any formulator. Gail and Tina have done a wonderful job of combining a dictionary of cosmetic formulating terminology with actual explanations, examples and charts that will be helpful for anyone, especially beginners, learning how to formulate like a professional. This book explains absolutely everything that a formulator needs to know, and discusses the key principles that the School of Natural Skincare teaches in their classes. It can be read (probably more than once!) when it first arrives, and then kept close to your fingertips, possibly in your home or lab, as you continue to formulate. I wish I had been given a book like this when I was just starting out!
Well done! I highly recommend it to anyone.”
Kirsten Thomas, President
Ayr Skin Care