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

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From R 497

Short Courses

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

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R500 each

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

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From R 950

Lotions, 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
  • Upgrade from Basic Course – additional R 1 750 (Total for Basic and Advanced R 2 700)

Upgrade from Basic Course

Shampoo Bar Training Course

Learn how to make amazing, trendy and gentle shampoo bars.

Included in the course:

  • Step-by-step video guides making shampoo bars
  • Legal claims on cosmetic and hair products
  • The science of wash products and how to formulate effective products
  • Optional courses to include once signed up (including special course on extra wash based products and conditioner treatment courses.

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From $ 47

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.

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