Course Outline

  • 1

    COURSE INTRO (Ch 1)

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    • How to manage your time with Self Paced learning

    • Course Description

    • Outline

  • 2

    UNDERSTANDING COSMETICS (Ch 2)

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    • What are Cosmetics?

    • What is Cosmetic Science?

    • What Goes into a Cosmetic Product?

    • The importance of the identities and structures of chemical compounds

    • The importance of how chemical compounds are held together

    • The importance of how chemical compounds fall apart

    • Understanding Cosmetics Quiz

  • 3

    COSMETIC CAREERS (Ch 3)

    • Cosmetic Career Possibilities

    • Skill-Based Cosmetic Roles

    • Knowledge-Based Cosmetic Roles

    • What do Cosmetic Scientist and Formulators Do

    • Cosmetic Formulating-Resume Requirements

    • Cosmetic Formulating-Business Format

  • 4

    SCIENCE OF SKINCARE (Ch 4)

    • SKIN

    • Skin (Surface and Beneath the Surface)

    • Effects of UVA and UVB Radiation on Skin

    • How UV Rays Affect the Skin

    • SPF (Sun Protection Factor)

    • The Fitzpatrick Scale

    • Differences between Male and Female Skin

    • How Skin Absorbs Cosmetics

    • Cosmetics impact on Skin Appearance

    • Characterization of Skin Types and Conditions

    • pH of Skin

    • Free Radicals

    • Moisturization and Hydration

    • Effective Ingredients in Skin Moisturizers

    • What is an NMF?

    • Emulsions & Emulsifiers

    • Emulsion Compatibility

    • Suspension

    • Science of Skincare Quiz

  • 5

    SCIENCE OF COLOR COSMETICS (Ch 5)

    • How Color Appears

    • Hue, Value and Chroma

    • Creating Color Cosmetics

    • Pigments : Organic and Inorganic

    • Elements of Sensorial Properties

    • The Color Wheel

    • Colour Additives

    • Creating Color Using Light

    • Lighting

    • Using and Dispersing Pigments

    • The Importance of Cosmetic Formulas and Textures

    • Cosmetic B.F.F.

    • The Art of Colour Matching

    • Science of Color Cosmetics Quiz

  • 6

    SCIENCE OF HAIRCARE (Ch 6)

    • The Evolutionary Biology of Hair

    • Hair Structure and Diversity

    • Hair Follicles

    • Sebum and the Scalp

    • Hair Damage

    • Hair Thinning and Hair Loss

    • Hair Greying

    • Shampoo Surfactants

    • Hair Conditioning Systems

    • Hair Styling

    • Hair Analysis

    • Science of Haircare Quiz

  • 7

    SCIENCE OF FRAGRANCE (Ch 7)

    • Odour Formation

    • Odour Recognition

    • Smell and Emotions

    • Creating and Masking Odours

    • The Creative Process of Developing a Fragrance

    • Why do Fragrances Change Over Time?

    • Fragrance Families

    • Science of Fragrance Quiz

  • 8

    RHEOLOGY-PRODUCT TEXTURES AND FORM (Ch 8)

    • Interpreting Product Textures

    • The Importance of Rheology in Skincare

    • Product Thickeners

    • Cosmetic Oils

    • Rheology Quiz

  • 9

    COSMETIC MICROBIOLOGY (Ch 9)

    • Microorganisms

    • Cosmetic Preservation

    • Cosmetic Microbiology Quiz

  • 10

    PRODUCT TESTING AND STABILITY (Ch 13)

    • Stability Testing

    • Stability Features

    • Microbiology Testing

    • PAO and Shelf Life

    • FDA Standards

    • Health Canada Standards

    • Government Links and Resources

    • Product Testing and Stability Quiz

  • 11

    INGREDIENT TERMS (Ch 10)

    • Acid

    • Alcohol

    • Anti-Caking Agents

    • Anti-Irritant

    • Antioxidants

    • Antimicrobials

    • Antiseptic

    • Aroma

    • Binder

    • Buffers

    • Catalysts

    • Chelating Agent

    • Cleanser

    • Clarifier

    • Colour

    • Colour Protectant

    • Conditioner

    • Delivery Systems

    • Disinfectant

    • Dispersants

    • Elastomers

    • Emollients

    • Emulsions and Emulsifiers

    • Esters

    • Exfoliants

    • Extenders

    • Filler

    • Film Former

    • Foaming Agent

    • Fragrance

    • Frost

    • Humectants

    • Hydroxy Acids

    • Inorganic

    • Natural Extracts

    • Organic

    • Peptides

    • pH, pH Adjuster

    • Pigment

    • Plasticizer

    • Polymer

    • Preservatives

    • Isotonic Agent

    • Matting Agent

    • Moisture Barrier

    • Moisturizer

    • Natural Extracts

    • Naturally-Derived

    • Oil adsorbent - Oil Dispersant - Sebum Dispersant

    • Opacifying Agent

    • Shelf Life

    • Skin Adhesion

    • Skin Conditioning Agent

    • Solubility

    • Solvent

    • Surfactants

    • Suspending Agent, Suspender

    • Synthetic

    • UV Filters

    • Thickener

    • Vitamins

    • Ingredients Quiz

  • 12

    COSMETIC INGREDIENTS (Ch 12)

    • Major Ingredient types in Cosmetics and OTC

    • Cosmetic Ingredients Quiz

  • 13

    FORMULATION OVERVIEW (Ch 11)

    • The Science of Formulating

    • Powder Products

    • Cream Products

    • Liquid Products

    • Organic Products

    • Hair Dyes and Colorants

    • Hypoallergenic Products

    • Cruelty-Free Products

    • Preservative-Free Products

    • "Dermatologist Recommended" Products

    • "Clinically Proven" Claims

    • "Patented Formula" Claims

    • pH Balanced Claims

    • Formulation Overview Quiz

  • 14

    COSMETIC SAFETY STANDARDS (Ch 14)

    • FDA Standards

    • Health Canada Standards

    • Canada Government Links and Resources

    • Cosmetic Safety Standard Quiz

  • 15

    LABORATORY TERMINOLOGY (Ch 15)

    • What are the everyday terminologies used in the Cosmetic lab?

    • What are MSDS?

    • Ingredient Requirement

    • What are Laboratory Terminology Quiz

  • 16

    LABORATORY ETIQUETTE (Ch 16)

    • What is GLP?

    • GMP vs GLP

    • Lab Safety and Etiquette

    • Quality

    • Laboratory Etiquette Quiz

  • 17

    ASSIGNMENTS

    • Assignment 1 (Week 1)

    • Assignment 2 (Week 2)

    • Assignment 3 (Week 3)

    • Assignment 4 (Week 4)

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