Professional Natural Skin Care Product Making Course – Natural Skin Care Formulation


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Earn Your Diploma Certification in Natural Skin Care Formulation



Learn to Formulate and Make Natural Skin Care Products

Online Diploma Course

Study with the world’s only plant-based, 100% vegan, cruelty-free, organic, sustainable, green, clean beauty cosmetic school!


Fall Semester Starts: September 21, 2020


•Early Enrollment Bonus: Free Plant-Based Candle Making Class

Early Enrollment Bonus ends August 31, 2020


Study under seasoned Green Cosmetic Formulator, Certified Aromatherapist and Herbalist Joan Morais. LIVE Q+A sessions and a one-on-one with Joan.

Create Your Own Organic & Natural Skin Care Line



  • e-Learning Platform used by Major Universities

  • 136+ Instructional Videos

  • 69 Clean Beauty Formulas

  • 7 Training e-Manuals

  • 12 Modules

  • Diploma Certification

  • Mentorship with Joan Morais

  • 5 Live Q+A Sessions

  • Lifetime Course Access

Lifetime Course Access – Be in our Lifelong Community

You will have lifetime course access and become a Lifelong Learner at JM Cosmetics School! You have the benefit to access the course at any time and on any day. You can view the training videos and lessons over and over to assist you to make the formulations. Plus, the downloadable training manuals are excellent for backup study support and retained learning. You will have complete access to the course and all the updates for as long as the course exists.

Learn Organic & Natural Skin Care Formulation

This in-depth online training program is designed for those serious in making professional natural skin care products to sell, use at a natural spa, salon or for personal use. Learn how to make effective and stable cosmetic formulations at a professional level: moisturizers, serums, creams, cleansers, lotions and other skin care products. Included is a support system to assist each student with comprehensive training in making successful cutting-edge, organic and natural plant-based formulations.

The Pro Natural Skin Care Classroom contains 12 Modules filled with product making training videos, lessons and resources


  • Module 1: Fundamentals Part 1: Skin Care Market, Skin Biology, Skin Types, Skin Care Concerns, Skin Ingredients, Organic Skin Care, Plant-Based, Vegan, Clean Beauty, Cruelty-Free Skin Care, Containers, Labeling, Natural and Organic Certification, Natural Preservatives

  • Module 2: Fundamentals Part 2: Equipment, cGMP, Weighing, Testing pH, Formulating, Reverse Formulating, Natural Preservation, Pre-Market Testing; Microbial, Stability Testing

  • Module 3: Moisturizers, Lotions, Creams, Butters

  • Module 4: Serums

  • Module 5: Cleansers, Exfoliants, Toners, Masks, Steam Herbs

  • Module 6: Lip Balm, Lip Gloss, Skin Balm

  • Module 7: Body Wash, Hand Wash

  • Module 8: Deodorant, Powder

  • Module 9: Natural Spa Products

  • Module 10: Aromatherapy, Gem + Flower Essences, Hydrosols

  • Module 11: Herbs 101, Herbal Extracts

  • Module 12: Scent Development, Natural Perfume

Entirely Online-Based Learning

Take Anytime, Online, Any Device

This course is customized in a top-rated e-Learning Platform used by major universities. This system is set up for easier learning. The course is entirely online-based but with mentorship and study under Joan Morais.

The course can be taken at your own pace and at a time that is convenient for you. Online learning is an excellent way for you to learn. Study each unit as many times as needed until you understand it. You can easily refer to the formulas, procedures, training videos, training manuals and bountiful resources as many times as you need. The course is here for you to return to when it works best for you. We want to provide you with the best opportunity for your success. We want you to succeed!

e-Learning Platform includes:

  • Demonstration Videos on Making the Formulations
  • Joan’s Video Lecture Lessons
  • Downloadable Training Manuals
  • Private Facebook Community Support Group

Natural, Green, Clean Beauty

The formulations in this course are formulations from the earth. They are developed with high-quality, organic and natural ingredients from renewable and sustainable sources. Using sustainable flora; land and sea plants, herbs, flowers, minerals and vitamins that beautify, nourish and rejuvenate the skin. The formulations contain no animal products and no animal testing is done. The scent is from essential oils, absolutes, fruits and extracts that benefit the skin. Our high standards for natural, green, clean beauty are reflected in the raw materials we use and the formulations. Read How Joan Morais defines Natural below.

Course Formulations Are “Formulations From The Earth”

  • Natural, Green, Clean Beauty
  • Sustainable
  • Green Chemistry
  • Plant-Based, Mineral-Based, Vitamin-Based
  • Cruelty-Free
  • 100% Vegan (no animal product)
  • Paraben-Free
  • Sulfate-Free
  • Silicone-Free
  • Formaldehyde Donor-Free
  • No Phthalates
  • No Butylene Glycol from carcinogenic acetaldehyde
  • No Propylene Glycol
  • No PEG’S
  • No Triclosan
  • No EDTA
  • No MEA or DEA

Students Will Receive Comprehensive Training In Formulating and Making

  • Moisturizers, Lotions, Creams, Butters
  • Serums
  • Cleansers, Exfoliants, Toners, Masks, Steam Herbs
  • Lip Balm, Lip Gloss, Skin Balm
  • Body Wash, Hand Wash
  • Deodorant, Powder
  • Natural Spa Products
  • Aromatherapy, Gem + Flower Essences, Hydrosols
  • Herbs 101, Herbal Extracts
  • Scent Development, Natural Perfume

Learn About

  • Making Naturally Preserved Skin Care Products
  • Success and Confidence Making Products
  • Formulating: Building Formulas
  • Reverse Formulating
  • Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Lab Testing
  • DIY Testing with Incubator
  • Manufacturing Equipment (Small and Medium Scale)
  • Product Development
  • Pre-Market Testing
  • Adjusting and Customizing Formulas
  • Creating an Organic or Natural Skin Care Line
  • Diversity of Skin Types
  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Product Containers
  • Product Labeling
  • Wholesale/Retail Pricing

Discover These Ingredients

  • Natural Alternatives to Polymers
  • Natural Alternative to Propylene Glycol
  • Natural Alternatives to Silicone
  • Natural Alternatives to Polysorbates
  • Plant Collagen
  • Plant Peptides
  • Plant Stem-Cells
  • Plant Ceramides
  • MSM
  • Age-Defying Ingredients
  • Humectants
  • Antioxidants
  • Protectants

Formulations Included In This Course

Moisturizers, Creams, Lotions, Butters

  • Bilberry Skin Brightening Moisturizer
  • Wild Orchid and Rose Moisturizer with Flower and Gem Essences
  • Renewing and Firming Peptide Moisturizer
  • Calendula Calm Skin Moisturizer
  • Base Moisturizer*
  • Organic Camellia Facial Cream (preserved with alcohol)
  • Moisturizing Camu Camu Cream
  • Regenerating and Firming Skin Cream with MSM
  • Age-Defying Rejuvenating Face Cream with Hyaluronic Acid
  • Unisex Cream with Perilla Plant Stem-Cell
  • Base Cream*
  • Chamomile and Eyebright Eye Cream
  • Revitalizing Eye Cream
  • Pink Lotus and Coconut Butter Cream
  • Shea Butter Lotion
  • Moisturizing Mango and Bamboo Body Lotion
  • Base Body Lotion*
  • Base Body Butter*
  • Smooth and Silky Body Butter


  • Base Serum*
  • Regenerating and Brightening Serum with Plant Collagen
  • Deeply Hydrating Serum with Plant Ceramides
  • Beautifying Oil Serum
  • Instantly Soft and Smooth Hand & Foot Serum

Cleansers, Exfoliants, Toners, Masks

  • Simple Cream Cleanser
  • Skin Brightening Cleanser with Fruit Enzymes
  • Gel Cleanser
  • Base Cleanser
  • Gentle Lotus Exfoliant
  • Balancing Toner
  • Moisture Mist
  • Rotorua Mud Mask
  • Base Mask*: Nourishing Fruit Masks

Lip Balm and Gloss, Face and Body Balm

  • Base Lip Balm*
  • Lip Gloss
  • Whipped Lip Butter
  • Exfoliating Lip Butter
  • Lip Plumper
  • Glowing Skin Balm
  • Therapeutic Body Balm
  • Nail Treatment Ointment

Body Wash, Hand Wash

  • Base Moisturizing Body Wash*
  • Coconut Crème Moisturizing Body Wash
  • 2-in-1 Body Wash and Hand Soap

Deodorant, Body Powder

  • Fresh Roll-On Cream Deodorant
  • Solid Deodorant
  • Powder Deodorant
  • Spray Deodorant
  • Scented Silk Body Powder

Natural Spa Products: Scrubs, Oils, Soaks

  • Smooth Skin Solid Body Scrub
  • Brightening Sugar Scrub
  • Radiant Body Scrub
  • Massage Oil
  • Silky Soft Skin Body Oil
  • Herbal Bath Tea
  • Creamy Coconut Milk Bath
  • Salt Soaks
  • Herbal Soaks
  • Bath Fizzies

Aromatherapy, Flower Essences, Hydrosols

  • Aromatherapy Smelling Salts
  • Therapeutic Aromatherapy
  • Gem and Flower Essences
  • Aromatherapy Body Mist

Herbs 101

  • Herbal Vinegar
  • Herbal Water Infusion
  • Herbal Alcohol Extract
  • Herbal Glycerin Extract
  • Herbal Oil Extract

Scent Development, Natural Perfume

  • Natural Perfume
  • Perfume Oil
  • Solid Perfume
  • Alcohol Perfume
  • Aromatherapy Roll-On

*Base formulas were developed with under 10 ingredients that are easily sourced and customized

Diploma Certification

Upon completion of this course and meeting the course requirements, each student will receive a JM Cosmetics School Diploma Certification. The frameable diploma certificate is complete with your name, our stamp and confirms you have completed and met the requirements to pass this intensive course.

A Message from Cosmetic Formulator Joan Morais

Downloadable Training Manuals Included








Course Logistics

  • Fall Semester starts on September 21, 2020. This class is for the higher standard of diploma certification.
  • You will receive an email, access to the course and course training e-manuals and the course schedule on the first day of class, September 21, 2020.
  • 5 Live Student Sessions are scheduled with Joan. Joan answers all questions you have on formulating and making natural hair care plus you will learn from other students in the session.
  • Lessons and quizzes must be completed and final exam passed and you will receive frame worthy diploma!
  • You have lifetime course access and can complete the course at anytime.

Still Have Questions? We are happy to help, email us at


How do I receive the diploma?2020-07-08T15:02:04-07:00

You must take and complete all the lessons in the course and pass the final. After these requirements are met, you will receive your diploma certificate online. You can print and frame this huge mile-stone and accomplishment.

When will I receive access to the course?2020-07-08T15:00:09-07:00

You will receive access to the course and course training materials on the first day of class. 

Will I be able to start my own hair or skin care line after completion of the course?2020-07-08T14:51:03-07:00

Yes, you will learn everything needed to know to make and formulate skin or hair care products. Our students go on to create successful skin and hair care lines.

How long is the course?2020-07-08T14:50:34-07:00

The Mentored courses are 8 weeks long. You will receive Lifetime Access, a benefit of taking our course so you can complete the course at any time.

What skill level is required? Can I start as a beginner?2020-07-08T14:50:00-07:00

Yes, you can start as a beginner with no prior knowledge. The Diploma Certification Courses teach in-depth on how to make and formulate products. Our students range from beginner, intermediate and advanced. Many students want to start a natural hair and skin care line and many students have a line they want to improve the products, add new products or take over the control of the manufacturing.

Will I be able to make safe products for the market?2020-07-08T14:49:25-07:00

The course contains information, instructions, and guidance for making safe, stable and effective products for the market including pre-market testing. Implementing GMP and pre-market testing allows you to produce safe, stable and effective products.

Are there set times I need to participate in the Course? Is there a schedule?2020-07-08T15:12:47-07:00

Each week, you will receive an email which will guide you through the mentored course. If you want to complete the course in 8 weeks, it is best to go by the course schedule and review the modules on the schedule. Each student has control over when and how they want to take the course. You can work ahead, or take longer to complete. You will have Lifetime Access to the course. The 5 Live Sessions are scheduled and recorded. If you cannot make a Live Session and have questions, you can send these in through email prior. Joan will address these questions on the call and you can listen to the recording afterwards. Joan offers a one-on-one with each student. To take advantage of the one-on-one it must be done during the 8-week course schedule.

I live in another country, how can I find resources and raw materials?2020-07-08T14:48:14-07:00

The course provides many resources in other countries. We have students take our courses from all over the world. We select ingredients that are usually easily sourced. You can also research raw material and cosmetic ingredient suppliers in your area and check other countries to see who will ship to you. The course mentor, Joan Morais, will work closely with her students and can provide you with substitutions if needed.

Will I receive course materials?2020-07-08T14:47:40-07:00

All course materials are available inside your course. You will receive access to course materials when the Mentored Pro Course starts. The course materials are training manuals that are available as a download. We recommend you save these downloads to your computer or print.

Will I learn to formulate?2020-07-08T14:46:55-07:00

Yes, you will learn to formulate and make natural formulations. The course lessons are in-depth for training in formulating and making natural hair and skin care products.

Do you use preservatives in water-based formulations?2020-07-08T14:46:16-07:00

Yes, preservatives are crucial in water-based formulations. A formulation containing water with no preservative is like yogurt, unrefrigerated, and hoping it won’t become contaminated with bacteria, yeast and mold. The yogurt will be unsafe to consume. Formulations are expected to be safe and unadulterated for consumers. The preservatives used in the formulations are approved by Ecocert, COSMOS. We also use natural preservatives from renewable sources such as plants and educate on these preservatives and using these preservatives in formulation. 

What ingredients are used in your formulations?2020-07-08T14:44:25-07:00

The formulations use high quality raw materials/ ingredients that have been selected carefully that are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. The ingredients include plant-based, green, clean, organic, renewable, bio-based, biodegradable and sustainable. Most of the main ingredients in the formulations can be sourced from many countries with cosmetic ingredient suppliers. We do not have a listing of the ingredients as there are options for the student depending on the country they are sourcing the ingredients.

What equipment do I need?2020-07-08T14:43:09-07:00

The Equipment Lesson has 4 Levels 
Level 1: Kitchen Equipment
For those starting out and small production
Level 2: Lab Equipment
For formulating and small production
Level 3: Medium Batch Production
For batch sizes around 42 pounds, 5 gallons. 19 liters
Level 4: Manufacturing Lab Equipment
Expensive lab equipment and manufacturing equipment for large batch production

We leave it up to each student to decide on what equipment to purchase and on what scale they want to start making products. Common kitchen equipment can be used or lab equipment. We recommend you learn the material in the course before purchasing equipment. You will learn about many equipment options and resources in the course.


How Joan Morais Defines Natural

“Natural cosmetics are made from raw materials sourced from nature, renewable feedstocks, plants and minerals. The raw materials go through the least amount of processing and processing methods. Using green chemistry and the latest sustainable, energy efficient technology, including, biotechnology and biobased ingredients. The processing method causes the least impact to humans, animals and the earth, with no or low carbon footprint. Active nutrients known as nutraceuticals are used; supplements, such as beneficial vitamins for the skin and hair. Natural cosmetics are green, renewable, sustainable clean beauty that promote nourished and radiant skin and hair.” Joan Morais



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13 reviews for Professional Natural Skin Care Product Making Course – Natural Skin Care Formulation

  1. Sandra

    Very detailed course

    This course was very detailed and informative. There is so much information that I went through this entire course 4 times. Each time I did I picked up more valuable info. Joan is a very caring person, evident in the amount of material and the way she presents this course. The mentored session let’s you ask anything you need to know to be a success. I highly recommend this course to anyone serious about creating there own skin care line. I give it an A+

  2. Hillary Childs (verified owner)

    The Professional Natural Skin Care Making Course was definitely worth the investment. I was introduced to so many new raw ingredients, formulas and ideas. I look forward to incorporating all of this knowledge into my product line. Thank you!!

  3. Denise Shattuck (verified owner)

    The Natural Skin Care Course by Joan Morais more than exceeded my expectations of how to formulate natural and organic products for the skin. She provides an abundance of information, and explains each step concisely. I have much to learn, and have gleaned much from her wealth of knowledge in this area. I am excited to jump in and start creating my own products and hopefully someday launch my own skin care line. A million thanks! ~Denise

  4. Pamela Mckenzie (verified owner)

    I have enjoyed this course offered by Joan Morais immensely. Its quite thorough and informative. I love the fact that I can work at my own pace and will have lifetime access to this course. Joan has done a good job by covering everything that I would need to start my business.

    I will continue experimenting on making these products as I embark on launching my cosmetic on-line store.

    Joans DIY Soap recipes, I absolutely love and hoping to take her Hair Care course in the future.

    Thank you Joan and God bless you.

  5. Saar Ben-Shachar (verified owner)

    If you are searching for a great course to make your own natural formulation then this is the place for you. I love the fact that Joan is knowledgable about more than just natural cosmetic formulation, she is also an aromatherapist, an herbalist, all-natural-things-lover with holistic and various of experiences/certifications under her belt, so when she is teaching she uses her own interpretation to add extra "sparkle" from her personal experience to the mix.

    Joan was always available to answer question, she cares and want success for her students. She empowers and really teaches from the heart.
    You can tell this course was made with love as she is super passionate about what she does and it could be seen from the way she teaches and makes herself available to all her students.
    I am forever grateful for the knowledge I have received and I will definitely take more of Joan’s courses in the future.

  6. Kathleen Bolan (verified owner)

    I had been searching for a comprehensive skin care course, and all of the others did not impress me. When I discovered Joan’s course, it had everything I was looking for and then some. Her background and experience as an aromatherapist, herbalist, and formulator was exactly that of a mentor with whom I wanted to study.

    The course material is very well structured and organized, the accompanying module videos help clarify each procedure in the process, and we are encouraged to customize the formulations to make them our own. As someone with a scientific background, I appreciate and admire Joan’s precision and attention to detail.

    Joan answers every question without reservation. I have had instructors of introductory courses who limit the information they tell you. It seems they don’t want to reveal all of their “secrets.” Joan is very generous and an open book. She is willing to share everything she has learned and experienced over her many years of formulating. I can’t thank her enough for answering my myriad of specific questions. She is very patient, kind, and caring—a gem in her own right.

    Thank you, Joan! Your passion, commitment, and dedication are apparent and truly an inspiration. I feel very blessed to have connected with you, and am very grateful for everything you have taught us and for sharing your joy with us.

  7. Lynn Keiter (verified owner)

    This is one of the best courses I’ve taken in skincare. First because it’s simple to understand and there are so many recipes to experiment with and learn about the choices one has in making Natural skincare products . The one on one time with Joan was invaluable . Ashe so much to share , this course is truely just touching the surface of what’s to know . I really look forward to practicing what I’ve learned and I actually know now I can go back to more complicated courses I enrolled in and understand them better because of the foundation Joan has set for me .

  8. Wendy Schoeman (verified owner)

    Joan is an exceptional teacher who is constantly making her formulas even better. She explains in detail the reasons she uses certain ingredients, shows how they work, why they work in a formula and how to make the formula your own.

    I have taken all of Joan’s courses and value every one because I was at different points in the learning curve and as I grew her courses met my needs. I am really happy I have the chance to go back and review the videos because it is Joan I learn from, not a manual. She has so much knowledge that she shares as the video is playing.

    I would love to have another chance to learn from Joan and if I am fortunate to I will. Joan inspired me to begin my own business and although it is hard work I want to share how important it is to use healthy ingredients each and every day.

    Thank you Joan for keeping my passion thriving! I hope we can meet for that cup of coffee or tea.
    Maybe we will just have to agree to meet somewhere!

    Live, Love, Laugh
    Wendy Schoeman

  9. Lily Garcia (verified owner)

    Joan Morais is a master teacher. Given my great enthusiasm in this subject, I was looking everywhere for the right guidance. Joan is the perfect blend of knowledge and practical instruction. Most importantly, she is Incredibly generous and giving of her time with her students.

    As an esthetician for 20 years, I never thought it possible to create my own product line. Then I started working with a formulator and realized I was completely limited in my input. I didn’t own the recipes (formulas) and didn’t have the creative or intellectual license to make them my own. This was disempowering and I wanted a way to address this barrier.

    I am so grateful I found Joan. Her course provides all the resources that go into making an amazing skincare line. She provides everything you need to make your passion a reality. The world of resources and ethical ingredients are now at my fingertips. There are no words to describe my excitement and immense gratitude for Joan.

    Thank you Joan. My search is over!

  10. Nyambura Muied (verified owner)

    I stumbled upon Joan’s video on youtube while searching for the right mentor for me. After watching one of her videos and listening to her, I immediately knew that my search had ended. Joan came across to me as caring and one who has a passion for what she does. I came to learn that that’s exactly the kind of mentor she truly is. I was very impressed by how generous she is with sharing her knowledge. Her follow ups during the entire course, making sure that I’m not left behind, is an indication of how much she cares about her students. I am so grateful for the wealth of information that she provided me with during and after the Skin Care Course, which I have just completed. Joan, your time and effort that you have invested , in order to enrich my life and the lives of many others like me are highly appreciated. I would recommend this course to anyone who is trying to figure out where to start or which direction to take. After the end of this course, I feel empowered, confident and above all, I feel inspired to share my God-given gifts with the world. Joan, I wish you abundance in all areas of your life and a long happy and joyful life, so you can touch more lives with your gifts. Nyambura

  11. Felisha Scott (verified owner)

    I have taken the Hair Care Course and was highly impressed with the in-depth and well organized training. I knew that I wanted to develop a full line of products, so I invested in the Natural Skin Care Course as well. Again, highly impressed. There is so much to learn, but it is easily presented in a way that is non-intimidating and fun. Joan is an excellent instructor and I could not be more thankful for this course. I have been wanting to do this for nearly 20 years, but did not know where to go. I am thankful to have found such an amazing resource. It has already enhanced my life in the most positive ways! Thank you Joan. You are truly the best! XO

  12. Eliza Desmarais

    I just finished the Professional Natural Skin Care course, and it was fantastic! I learned so much! It was very informative, and I really appreciated being able to watch all the steps from beginning to end of each formulation. What also helped a tremendous amount was Joan’s dedication to detail, and stressing the importance of record keeping, as well as exactly what records need to be kept. At some point Canada and the US will most likely become regulated in the cosmetic industry, and it was a big help to be guided towards running a business in a way as if these countries were already regulated. When that time comes, I feel that I have the tools to be prepared instead of scrambling at the last minute. Thank you Joan! Great course!

  13. Diane Nasser-Allah (verified owner)

    I have enrolled for the 8 weeks guided courses . I am from London and we do have a few courses in UK, so was not to sure if I was not better off doing a course in the UK.
    But it was the best thing I have done . I thoroughly enjoyed the course with a great and the kindest teacher I ever had ( Joan Morais ). The course was well structured and flowing (apologies about my English , I am French living in the UK), clear and to the point . I have enjoyed the Q& A seminars which were really helpful . Joan has been very accessible when needed . I am now more confident in making my own skin care products .
    I can’t thank Joan enough for her great teaching and kindness.
    5 stars

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