How To Choose Cosmetic Emulsifiers

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So much choice – when it comes to cosmetic emulsifiers – how do you know which will work best in your formula? Even when you do make a cosmetic emulsifier selection, do you know how much you should use to suit your cosmetic formula? And just how natural are some emulsifiers, compared to others?

Creams, lotions, serums and even body butters need the right type of cosmetic emulsifiers to ensure they feel great and have a good shelf life. The type of cosmetic emulsifiers you select, and how much you use, can also have a big impact on the viscosity of your cosmetic formula and how it spreads.

Learn about 20+ different cosmetic emulsifiers, how to choose between them, how natural they are, and much to use. Make confident emulsifier selections, enrol now!


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Price: US$60

What you get:

  • Video lecture guiding you through the different types of cosmetic emulsifiers
  • Emulsifier summary table with notes to guide you on selection and how much to use
  • How to choose between natural and synthetic emulsifiers
  • Emulsifier input rates for lotions, creams, gels and even water in oil (w/o) emulsions

This workshop is designed for home-crafters starting out. If you have never formulated before, please take part in the Beginners Cosmetic Science workshop series first, or

Learn professional training on stability testing and quality control, with the Certificate in Cosmetic Quality & Stability.

For professional cosmetic formulation training, please study the Certificate in Advanced Hair FormulationsCertificate in Advanced Cosmetic Science or,

 become a Cosmetic Chemist: study the Diploma of Personal Care Formulation.

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