Conny Oberrauter

Conny is a professional, qualified cosmetic chemist and also holds a degree in marketing management. She has been in the cosmetic industry since 1996 where she started work in a cosmetics factory in Johannesburg.

From 2009 – 2018 she owned her own consulting company which specialized in formulation development of natural and organic cosmetics. She has assisted many new brands and multinationals to take a product idea to product launch. She closed the consulting business to give The Cosmetics Chef her full attention. She is also the co-author of a patent for a hair care product.

She has been active in various professional associations in the cosmetic industry and has been president of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists of South Africa (Coschem) twice, in 2009 and 2015. She lectures on the cosmetic science diploma course and is a member of the education committee. She has spoken at many conferences especially on the topic of natural cosmetics. She has also attended courses in Europe on the specialties of formulating natural and organic cosmetics. She is also a full member of the Cosmetics and Toiletries Association of South Africa and is a member of the technical committee.

Start Your Beauty Business

  • Lessons on 5 simple but popular beauty products
  • Soap, scrubs, bath salts, tissue oils, bath bombs and more
  • Business training bonuses
  • Costing products
  • Ingredient list training


From R 497

Basics of Cream Making Workshop

  • What ingredients go into creams
  • Equipment requirements
  • How to convert recipes into formulations
  • Preservatives info
  • Basic cream formulation and method
  • Stability testing and safety
  • Legal requirements

From R 497

Cream Making Basic Course

  • How to make creams and lotions
  • Lessons on stability testing
  • Formulation guidelines
  • Working with thickeners
  • Understanding emulsions
  • Choosing the right oils for texture


From R 950

Lotions and Potions Advanced Course

  • Full Cream making basic course
    Anti Age products
  • Formulation guidelines
  • Dry, sensitive skin products
  • Pigmentation products
  • Oily skin products
  • Working with professional actives

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Hair Empire Course

  • Shampoo Bars
  • Making Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Formulation guidelines
  • Analyzing trends
  • Treatment conditioners
  • Hair Biology
  • Conditioner Bars

From R 3950

Short Courses

  • Ingredient list training
  • Stability testing
  • Costing products
  • Packaging and label training


R500 each

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