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Hello, I'm Joan Morais!

Founder of Joan Morais Cosmetics School, the first online formulation school, established in 2003 and The Formulators LAB established in 2020.

Member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists

Joan Morais Cosmetics School is an online Trade School in Cosmetic Formulation. We teach you to become a cosmetic formulator in formulating and making natural hair and skin care products. The programs are set up for you to start with us and grow with us. We offer Lifetime Course Access to the Pro Courses to continually support you to be successful, starting your own hair or skin line, working as a compounder or formulator in cosmetic formulation.

We are a trusted and established online school, formerly known as Joan Morais Naturals. We have thousands of students from all over the world in our programs. Many of our original students still have successful natural hair and skin care businesses. We pride ourselves in our close relationship with our students and our continual connection, and network with each other.

The Formulators LAB was founded in 2020 by Joan Morais and her daughters, Michelle Morais and Brittney Morais to offer continual focused cosmetic formulation training.

It is an online platform for modern formulators and makers to launch new innovate products to their line and produce high quality, sustainable, green beauty, hair and skin care products. The Formulators LAB is designed to help you, the modern formulator, improve your cosmetic formulating and making skills.

We offer specialty classes focusing on one product you can easily launch and add to your line or make for your clients, yourself, and friends. Plus formulating lessons, live Q+A calls with Joan Morais, and expert guests with presentations from cosmetic industry experts. The specialty classes, formulating lessons, and expert guests is open to everyone.

We are women owned, mother and daughters' team, and strive to provide excellent customer service and training in a format that is easy to learn and understand. We assist students to be successful as formulators and makers of natural and organic skin and hair products.

Joan Morais is the founder of Joan Morais Cosmetics School and The Formulators LAB. She is a green cosmetic formulator and instructor, aromatherapist, and herbalist. She has mentored thousands in learning the science and art of cosmetic formulation. 

She is Hawaiian born on the Hawaiian Island of Kaua’i, on Kamakani, one of the last sugar plantations and then moved to Kalaheo, near Mt. Waialeale (the wettest spot on earth). She lived near a beautiful forest with majestic trees, plants, and flowers that she played in. Hawai’i affected her deeply and left a deep imprint on her with the aroma of the trees, flowers, plants, ocean air, rain, and beauty. It instilled her love and deep connection with nature and animals.

Beauty from nature, green beauty is what Joan Morais is passionate about. In her natural hair and skin care courses, she uses sustainable, natural, and organic botanicals in the formulations.

Joan’s deep fascination for botanicals, herbs, flowers, sea plants and trees, started her on the journey to be a medicinal herbalist. In her herbalism training she was fascinated with using botanicals on the skin and hair. She started developing her own formulas for natural lotions, creams, and balms with botanical infusions with beneficial results for the skin and hair. Next, Joan pursued cosmetic science and trained in chemistry and cosmetic chemistry. The result from all her training is a balance of nature and science. Joan is passionate teaching others to be successful at making and selling natural hair and skin care products. 


About Brittney Morais
Director of Operations, Creative Director

Brittney Morais has a passion for business, design and beauty. Her background is in developing and growing businesses and has a knack for harvesting vision and design. She is especially interested in plant-based and cruelty-free business innovations. Brittney oversees and directs Joan Morais Cosmetics School and The Formulators Lab.

About Michelle Morais
Director of Customer and Business Services 

Michelle Morais has a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition. Michelle has always been interested in science and enjoys research. Her career background is in management and customer service, always motivated by connections with her clients and by making them happy. As a Director of Customer and Business Services, Michelle manages customer services, business planning, communications, and social media.

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