The UK’s Society of Cosmetic Scientists has launched a new training course that does not require a scientific background.
The SCS Introduction to Cosmetic Science (ICS) is an interactive, app-based course that is available via mobile, tablet or computer and is designed for flexible learning.
The cosmetic scientist-written course offers five modules covering skin care, hair care, colour cosmetics, nail care and oral care.
It is claimed to teach cosmetic science in an approachable manner that does not require a scientific background – and for anyone looking to refresh their GCSE chemistry knowledge, there is a separate revision guide available on the app.
Sam Farmer, President of the SCS, called the course “an incredible opportunity for anyone wishing to further their cosmetic education”, adding “it could even be the start of a new career”.
“It took several years and a real team effort to create a course that is accessible to everyone, both inside and outside the industry, who is curious about the cosmetic products they use every day,” commented Lorna Radford, Course Lead for the ICS.
The ICS is available worldwide and includes a digital certificate and badge upon completion.
Those interested in enrolling are encouraged to visit the SCS’s dedicated Cosmetic Learning site.