Become a Skin Care Formulator in high performance plant-based natural, organic skin care!
Here's How It Works
SEMESTER STARTS AUGUST 28, 2023
This Diploma Course Includes
We train you to become the best skin formulator.
136+ INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS
Private Community Group
Lifetime Course Access
Customize products for Skin types and skin goals with
Create custom skin care with formula Bases that work
Moisturizers, Creams, Lotions, Butters
- Organic Camellia Cream
- Base Moisturizer
- Calm Skin Moisturizer
- Bilberry Skin Moisturizer
- Mens Moisturizer Perilla
- Regenerating Moisturizer
- Renewing Peptide Moisturizer
- Revitalizing Eye Cream
- Base Body Lotion
- Moisturizing Camu Camu
- Vitamin Rich Cream
- Age Defying Cream
- Wild Orchid Moisturizer
- Chamomile Eye Cream
- Base Cream Cupuacu
- Base Body Butter Cupuacu
- Body Butter Cream
- Shea Butter Lotion
- Moisturizing Body Lotion
- Smooth Body Butter
- Base Serum*
- Regenerating and Brightening Serum with Vegan Collagen
- Deeply Hydrating Serum with Plant Ceramides
- Beautifying Oil Serum
- Instantly Soft and Smooth Hand & Foot Serum
Cleansers, Exfoliants, Toners, Masks
- Radiant Skin Mask
- 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
- Beauty Balm Base
- Organic Beauty Balm
- 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
- 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
Using sustainable flora, land and sea plants, herbs, flowers, minerals and vitamins that beautify, nourish and condition the hair. The raw materials are chosen using the 12 principles of green chemistry as a guideline.
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 green and clean beauty are reflected in the raw materials we use.
Discover these ingredients:
- Natural Alternatives to Polymers
- Natural Alternative to Propylene Glycol
- Natural Alternatives to Silicone
- Natural Alternatives to Polysorbates
- Vegan Collagen
- Plant Peptides
- Plant Stem-Cells
- Plant Ceramides
- Age-Defying Ingredients
- Making Naturally Preserved Skin Care Products
- Success and Confidence Making Products
- Formulating: Building Formulas
- Reverse Formulating
- Good Manufacturing Practices
- Pre-Market Testing
- Lab Testing
- DIY Testing with Incubator
- Manufacturing Equipment (Small and Medium Scale)
- Product Development
- 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
Natural, green, clean beauty
We Have High Standards
in the raw materials we use in our formulations.
This Course contains 18 Modules
Get more out of your Diploma Course with 8-Weeks Mentored by Joan Morais.
When you enroll in our Professional Hair Care Diploma Course you are automatically included in our 8-week mentored semester in August 2023.
Diploma Course Purchase Includes:
8-Weeks Mentored Semester with Joan
8-Weeks Mentored Semester
“Taking Joan’s Professional Skin Care Course was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! By using everything I learned in the course, I was able to start my own cosmetic business! I couldn’t have done it without the knowledge that I learned from Joan. She’s a fantastic instructor, and you can tell that she wishes the best for all of her students. I plan to take more of her courses soon so that I can take my business to the next level!”
Joann, Pro Natural Skin Alumni
What makes US different?
We are the only Online Cosmetic Formulation School that offers:
- 1Lifetime Course Access
You always have access and new updates to the course! This course has all the training you need. You can refer to it over and over for answers and to support you as a formulator.
- 2Live Group Sessions
We are the only school that offers 8 Live Group Sessions mentored with long-time Green Cosmetic Formulator Joan Morais, a leading pioneer in the cosmetic industry. Joan started the first online formulation school 15+ years ago.
- 3The Only 100% Vegan and Plant-Based Formulation School
We use natural, organic, plant-based, and 100% vegan ethically sourced sustainable ingredients in all the course formulations.
- 4The Only Online Formulation School developed and created in California AND the USA
We are the only USA online school accredited with an A+ rating. We train you to become a successful formulator, to formulate and make professional, stable, and effective formulations. We assist students all over the world to source ingredients.
A message from Cosmetic Formulator Joan Morais
“Natural cosmetics are made from raw materials sourced from nature, renewable plant 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 bio-based 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
Higher standard of diploma certification
- 136+ Instructional Videos
- 69 Formulas
- Training downloads of procedures and formulas
- 12 Modules
- Private Facebook Community Group
- Mentorship under Joan Morais
- Lifetime Course Access
Upon completion of payment, you will receive complete access to the course and the course training downloads. Start studying in advance to get the most out of the Spring 2023 8 week mentored and live Q+A sessions with Joan Morais.
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Payment Plan Cancellation
All the payments must be made before you are granted access to the course you signed up for on the payment plan. We do not distribute parts of the course with partial payments. We do not charge an administration fee for the payment plan. If you cancel the payment plan we charge a $140 administration fee to process the refund, credit. A payment plan can not be cancelled after all payments have been paid and you have been given access to the course. Once access to the course has been given, our no refund policy is in effect.
Cancellation of Payment Plan for Professional Course
You will receive access to the professional course once all payments have been paid for the professional course you signed up for and on the date of the start of the course, not before. We do not release modules or give access to the professional course until all payments are made. If you decide to cancel the payment plan, a $140 administration fee will be charged to process the cancellation. We will credit the same payment system you used minus $140. No credit or refund will be given once you have access to the course and the digital downloads.
Effective January 16, 2020
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DIGITAL PRODUCTS, ONLINE COURSES, CLASSES POLICY
There are no refunds or credits on any digital products with immediate access; online courses, classes, webinars and eBooks. Please make sure you understand what you are purchasing. Digital products such as eBooks/downloads and online classes and courses may give you immediate access with the download link and access to the course or class. There is no possible way to return a digital product, possession is taken immediately after purchase. If you have any questions about the product or need assistance accessing the digital product, please email us at email@example.com or call us at 1-707-426-9480. We are happy to assist you.
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By purchasing a course or class, you will become a Registered User and need to create an account with a Username, Password and additional information for authentication. Each Username and Password can only be used by one Registered User and are not to be shared without the written permission from Joan Morais. We have a system that tracks if the course or class is being shared. If we deem you have shared your password with access to the course and the digital downloads, we reserve the right to revoke your access to the course and close your account with no refund or credit to you. You are solely responsible for the safekeeping of your username and password. If your username and password have been compromised you must immediately notify us. We have the right to change a username or password without your permission. You agree that you are fully responsible for your progress and product making results. We offer no guarantees on your product making results. The results experienced by each person may significantly vary depending on the type of equipment used and the ingredients. You are responsible to research your country and region for cosmetic making guidelines and regulations and do the necessary cosmetic marketing testing.
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PROFESSIONAL NATURAL HAIR CARE PRODUCT MAKING COURSE AND PROFESSIONAL NATURAL SKIN CARE PRODUCT MAKING COURSE
The 8-week mentored and guided course requires pre-registration before the course start date. Access to the course will be available on the first day of the course start date. There are no refunds or credits on the course after the first start date of the course and you have access to the course. If you want to cancel the course before access has been granted to you to the course, it must be done in writing at least and within 24 hours before the start date of the course. There will be a $140 administration fee to process the cancellation. We will credit the same type of payment you used minus the $140 fee.
CANCELLATION OF PAYMENT PLAN FOR PROFESSIONAL COURSES
You will receive access to the professional course once all payments have been paid for the professional course you signed up for and on the date of the start of the course, not before. We do not release modules or give access to the professional course until all payments are made. If you decide to cancel the payment plan, a $140 administration fee will be charged to process the cancellation. We will credit the same payment system you used minus the $140 fee. No credit or refund will be given once you have received access to the course and the digital downloads.
CANCELLATION OF CLASSES
There are no refunds or credits given to any classes. Immediate access to the classes and downloads are immediate, therefore you are in possession of the class and it can not be cancelled, returned or credited.
CANCELLATION OF CONSULTATION
The appointment time you selected is scheduled and blocked off of Joan Morais’ calendar. Joan reserves this time out of her schedule for you. Therefore, there are no refunds on cancellations. With written notice of cancellation at least 24 hours in advance of a consultation, we will issue you a voucher for future use for a consultation to be used within 6 months. If this reschedule consultation is cancelled, there will be no refunds or credits to reschedule a consultation. If you are a no show or cancel less than 24 hours of your scheduled appointment, there are no refunds and no credit for a rescheduled consultation. To cancel notify us in writing, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
You will receive access to the course and course training materials immediately after full payment is made.
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.
1. The online course: formulas, course material, videos, and manuals are the same. The course can be accessed at any time.
2. You will receive the same Diploma once the course requirements are met (course modules and lessons are completed, course quizzes are completed, and the final exam is passed).
3. The 8-week Mentored Session is once a year. During these 8 weeks, you will receive course emails that will guide you through the course, give instructions, tips, and assignments. It is up to each student to follow the guide or not. You will also be mentored by Joan Morais. This means you will get the opportunity to participate in Live Q+A Sessions through the 8 week session. During the Live Q+A, you can get your questions answered. You can also ask questions inside the course.
4. If you enroll in the Self-study, you can start the course early. Some students wish to start now versus waiting for the next mentored session. A benefit of starting early will provide more time to prepare questions to get the most out of the Live Q+A Sessions with Joan Morais.
The Mentored sessions are 8 weeks long. You will receive Lifetime Course Access, a benefit of taking our course so you can complete the course at any time.
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.
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.
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 Course Access to the course. The 7 Live Q+A Sessions are scheduled and recorded. If you cannot make a Live Q+A 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. A one-on-one consultation with Joan is available to purchase with the course. She offers this option to Pro Course students only.
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.
The course materials includes formulas and procedures that are available as downloads in your course account.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eden Smith (verified owner) –
The Professoinal Skin Care Formulation Course was very informative and Joan was an absolute joy during the live Q+A. 10/10
Eden Smith (verified owner) –
I learned so much and Joan is an absolute joy!
ALICIA JUAREZ NAYLOR (verified owner) –
Hello everyone! This is the first time I have taken an online class. I absolutely loved the Professional SkinCare class. The structure is great with the weekly Q & A with Joan. All the videos and classes included in this course are very detailed and easy to follow. It is great for someone that needs the flexibility to study at different times of the day. Joan has such a beautiful personality! She is a true mentor and teacher that cares about her students. If you are considered taking this class, I highly recommend it! Thank you Joan for everything! :)
Denise Nance (verified owner) –
I thank Joan for sharing her wisdom and knowledge with us. Joan is a great instructor and takes the time to answer every question or will do research and get the answer back to her students. I love her professionalism in every way. She has every module detailed and is equipped with everything needed to formulate from start to finish. Thank you sharing with us the suppliers and extra’s that were not included in the course. With allowing us unlimited access to the course, I have no doubt that we will all become the professional formulators we desire to be. Thank you so much Joan, Michelle and Brittney! Blessings to you all!
Nikylla Celine (verified owner) –
Nikylla Celine – March 25, 2023
I just finished the Professional Natural Skin Care Formulation Course and loved every minute of it. Joan Morais is the BEST instructor, and the information provided is invaluable. I even got choked up during our last Zoom class when it was time to finish up and say goodbye. Thanks for the most wonderful experience I’ve ever had. I’ve already purchased three more courses and can’t get enough!
Oyin Onarinde (verified owner) –
Taking Joan skin course has really helped me in my natural skin care journey. The course syllabus is so detailed and she answers all questions that you may have. Joan Morais skin care course is a good investment and value for your money.
Zamaris M Flores Soto (verified owner) –
Joan explain very simple all concepts for all beginners… Her knowledge and responsibility when answer the questions are awesome. The complementary resources is a super plus in the course of Professional Natural Skin Care Formulation. I am very satisfied and I decided to take the Professional Natural Hair Care Formulation. All information in one place…. Just as I needed.
Francheska Seijo (verified owner) –
Joan’s course is absolutely amazing! It is filled with priceless information and very well explained. The modules are very detailed with videos and pdfs. She shares tons of information on all topics and is always wanting to help her students. The live Q&A’s are very helpful and a great way to make connections with your peers. She answers every question the students have. The course prepares you to be able to start a skincare brand. I feel like she really includes A – Z in this course. I have also purchased her shampoo, conditioner, hair growth, and skin penetration enhancer courses and they all have 5 stars! The investment is well worth it.
Lucia Sessions (verified owner) –
Remarkable! Joan is a treasure and a superb master of skin care formulation. I am currently enrolled in the Professional Natural Skin Care course and highly recommend this study to anyone who is serious about expert formulation. The syllabus is well-designed and walks you through essential information and abundant resources, formulas, industry trends and insider guest presenters. Joan is by far the best and most knowledgeable instructor that I have ever worked with – and a font of information and experience. Add to this beautiful recipe the key ingredients of her kindness, patience and approachable teaching style and you have a winning formula! Kudos! Lucia
Keerthikadevi Subramanian (verified owner) –
I’m from India and I have enrolled for 8 weeks Natural skin care formulation course. The course is detailed and easy to follow. The product outcome is excellent and gives a great confidence to start our own skin care line. I’ll highly recommend Joan’s course for who likes to learn skin care formulation:) The q&a sessions and facebook group is helpful to resolve the queries. Great learning. Thank you Joan :)
Joann (verified owner) –
Taking Joan’s Professional Skin Care Course was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! By using everything I learned in the course, I was able to start my own cosmetic business! I couldn’t have done it without the knowledge that I learned from Joan. She’s a fantastic instructor, and you can tell that she wishes the best for all of her students. I plan to take more of her courses soon so that I can take my business to the next level!
MEGAN ASSAF (verified owner) –
I knew I needed this course, but I didn’t know how much I needed it! I am so grateful! Thank you Joan.
It is so helpful that I can go back and retake any modules for the rest of my life, because there’s recipes galore! And, also that she is updating and refining and adding more things in later that I can access for new content. The Formulator’s Lab seems like a great follow up to this course, and continues the journey. Joan is the best kind of teacher to learn from; she knows her work, she is kind, thoughtful, professional and wants her students to succeed. I appreciate her creative heart. I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to formulate or put their products out there with safety, documentation, and knowledgeableness with a wonderful guide and a plethora of resources to access. Thank you. Megan
Julie Mitchell (verified owner) –
I give this program 5 stars!! Thank you Joan Morais for all your professional advice and training. It has been so much fun learning while getting the practical steps to creating a successful skin care line.
Caitlin Hoffman (verified owner) –
This was an amazingly comprehensive course for developing a skin care portfolio. The patience Mrs. Morais has as she talks about each ingredient in detail is outrageously helpful. Thank you for developing such a wonderful program for those of us that are interested in learning about true natural skincare. Kuddos to you and this program!!
Alina Olaru (verified owner) –
I have just completed the Pro Natural Skin Care Formulation Course and I totally loved it, very practical and simple approach, very well explained, lots of information and great formulas. I’ve done different courses online but they can’t be compared, I was very confused before I started to study this course.
Would definitely remember!
Thank you for your guidance Joan, was a great experience!
Wendy Butvila (verified owner) –
As expected for Joan Morais…a sensible, simple and practical approach in this course to managing common everyday complaints with confidence and ease. thank you Joan :)
RITA ESTREMERA (verified owner) –
Thank you Joan for this amazing hair course. I wanted to learn how to make my own hair products, I learned so much about, that now I am very confident to make my own. Thanks for taking your time to responde and help us to figure things out with our questions.
Florencia Saavedra (verified owner) –
The course is complete, it has a very interesant point of view. Joan proposes that within the options you choose which profile you want to have and go for it.
Kim Cloutier (verified owner) –
I have just completed the Pro Natural Skin Care Formulation course and I cannot give it enough praise. I’m a rookie when it comes to formulating. I have learned much more than I ever thought I would. Joan is a very knowledgeable, generous, kind hearted teacher and you can feel it in the course. I’m so excited to start formulating and putting in practice everything I’ve learned the past 8 weeks. I highly recommend this course.
Ocean (verified owner) –
I finished the Professional Natural Skincare Product Making Course and I have learned so much! I know understand why certain types of ingredients go together and why certain ingredients do NOT go together. I have a better understanding of different types preservatives and product stability. I would 100% recommend this program because Joan is very patient, very kind, understanding, and full of knowledge. The lessons are easy to follow and understand. Thank you for making this course.
D.O. (verified owner) –
Would definitely recommend!
Joan and her team were so helpful during the course and provided us with so much knowledge. Their mission is truly to help and teach us, to respect nature and work with it, not against it, and doing it great! The first two weeks seem overwhelming (if you are a beginner like me), but as you go and Joan provides you with explanations, it is much easier, don’t think about how it is tough, you’ll be good I promise.
Alicia Rainville (verified owner) –
I am very happy with the skin care course. I’m new to the formulation world and at first I thought I was in over my head. However, Joan made me feel reassured and was very encouraging along the way. The class is organized wonderfully and the weekly Zoom meetings were a great help. Now I feel very confident and knowledgable. I’m looking forward to trying my hand at some of the amazing preparations Joan taught us. My only complaint is that I cannot decide which amazing formula to try first (haha!).
Joann Mitchell (verified owner) –
I’m so happy that I chose to take Joan’s course! I had it narrowed down to 3 courses to choose from and I feel I made the perfect choice. She shared so much information and I now feel very confident in making my own products! My biggest worry was how to add preservatives correctly, but Joan covered all of that information in detail. I’m also hoping to take the hair course soon. Thank you so much for sharing all of your wisdom, Joan!
LisaC (verified owner) –
I am so happy that I found this school! I can’t imagine another that could compare. In taking the Pro Natural Hair Care class, I have learned so much about natural/sustainable ingredients and continue to gain confidence in formulating. My family and friends have been so happy with what I have been able to formulate. My hair thanks me every day. :). There is so much information provided and it is thoroughly covered in all the videos and live Q&A’s. Joan is also a wonderful instructor. Her caring and passion for the subject as well as her students, comes through in tenfold. All questions asked are answered and if she doesn’t know, she finds out. I highly recommend this class and any that Joan offers in future!
Karishma (verified owner) –
This is an excellent opportunity to learn about plant-sourced cosmetic ingredients and formulation. Joan is kind, gentle, warm and patient. Her knowledge is encyclopedia-cal and her passion for formulation comes through in every interaction. I cannot thank her enough for this wonderfully structured course. Look no further.
Wendy Butvila (verified owner) –
I could not fault this course. It was so well structured. I have NOT had a single formulation failure with Joan’s methods and have learnt so much. I have the confidence to alter base formulations to personalise them or to reinvent them for a specific need. I loved everything about this course. Informative, factual, excellent resources and sound practical tips and tricks!
Kevin Troy –
I would just like to say how amazing this course is – it is packed full of the most incredibly useful information, not to mention the formulations! Everything is clear and concise, and with videos for every single thing you can imagine.
Joan is such a lovely person – her kindness and expertise radiate in every interaction. Michelle is also so lovely – I can’t speak highly enough of all that I have learnt already, and look forward to having this course by my side forever!
Felisha Kay (verified owner) –
I completed the Natural Hair Care and Professional Skin Care Courses in 2016. Joan teaches in a way that is engaging, very easy to follow, and encouraging.
These courses have changed my life. Today, I am a highly skilled cosmetic formulator and successful beauty business owner. I could have never come this far without taking the Joan Morais Courses. She is the best!
***** 5 Stars *****
Felisha Kay (verified owner) –
I took completed the Natural Hair Care and Professional Skin Care Courses. Joan teaches in a way that is engaging, very easy to follow and encouraging. I can honestly say that it has changed my life. I consider myself a highly skilled cosmetic formulator and successful beauty business owner. I could have never gone this far without taking the Joan Morais Courses. She is the best!
***** 5 Stars *****
Eileen Ray (verified owner) –
I took this course when we were working to formulate what is now our best selling moisturizer and I learned so much! So much value in this course and Joan is AMAZING!
Jane P (verified owner) –
Skin care course was the first one I took with Joan. Great and comprehensive course by a professional trainer. Joan does such an amazing job and explains steps clearly. Further, she provides the resources needed to start formulating. Being able to make natural products for my family and friends has been awesome. I highly recommend this course . Thank you Joan!
Tami G. –
I would not be where I am today without Joan’s courses and private 1:1 consulting. By formulating my own skincare collection I saved thousands of dollars that would have gone to a lab to do the R&D and I may not own the formula in the end. The foundation I got from this course allowed me to feel confident working with different ingredients. Once you know the building blocks of a serum or moisturizer, you have the tools to literally create award winning formulas. Joan is humble and kind and such a wealth of knowledge. Sing up for this course, you will not be disappointed.
Natasha Williams (verified owner) –
I am so happy I decided to take Joan’s skin course before starting my skincare line. Joan was very helpful and informative. I really enjoyed the live classes and loved that I could ask Joan questions outside of the live classes. Being new to formulating and learning about ingredients and the process of formulating can be very overwhelming, so I am happy that I have access to the material for life.
Tricia K Lewis (verified owner) –
Joan Morais is an amazing instructor. I started my business during the beginning of covid and I just wanted proper training to run a business and to learn more about natural skin care formulations. This is the best decision I have made for myself and brand. She gives you all the tools to make an effective formulation, but she provides you information about tools, equipments and other amazing essential oils to use to make consistent and effective products. Furthermore she introduces to other essential oils that I never heard before joining this class. In addition she teaches you good manufacturing practices. I encourage everyone to join her class. I am looking forward to joining her monthly subscription class soon.
Ashjan suliman (verified owner) –
I have taken the skincare course and was a really very good experience.
Joan is an excellent instructor she explains everything very well.
She has so much knowledge and she answers every question we ask
She is very kind , patient, and helpful with us.
Thank you so much for this great course!
Melba Scott (verified owner) –
I am so grateful to have taken Joan’s course. Joan exudes knowledge, years of experience and a genuine willingness to share her experience so you can better equip yourself in your beauty product creation endeavors. Her course material and online method of teaching is full of so much useful information. I love that I can go back to review the material and there is no time limit to access the material. After taking the course I know I will be able to create amazing products and I also feel confident I can further supplement my knowledge with Joan’s formulator’s membership program. Thank you Joan for creating such a wonderful platform to share your knowledge and bring together a community of likeminded individuals. I believe we are all looking to impact people and the world one healthy beauty product at a time. XoXo. Mel
Khine Pe (verified owner) –
Joan is so systematic with the way she does things and her advice and tips are so relevant and useful. The notes are so comprehensive and she has put so much thought into it for her students that she would even put the supplier list next to each ingredient! There is also a life time access to the course so I can go back to the notes, videos etc anytime without having to worry about losing access after finishing the course. I also find her very knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. I also love the fact that it’s a plant based course!!
Temi (verified owner) –
This is one of the best decision i have ever taken. I got couple of classes on the internet to choose from but i went for Joan class and i will say its the best decision. Joan is so down to earth. She saved me lots of money on equipments and i will forever remain grateful. Her course was a blessing to me. If you are trying to choose out of your bunch of choices of where to learn please choice Joan and i promise you will not regret it. Thanks joan. Much love from Temi
I’m in the process of taking Joan’s course and it’s been informative thus far. She gives feedback when needed and breaks things down.
Joan is very helpful and informative. I really enjoyed the LIVE classes, and I am thankful that my questions were answered. When I first started the class it seemed overwhelming, but about after Module 2 my questions got answered and my understanding became clear. I really, truly really :), enjoyed every bit of learning and growing. Joan is also very encouraging. It was worth the time and hard work in completing this course. I will, definitely, have another review in the near future as my business continues to progress.
LisaC (verified owner) –
Just wrapping up the Professional Natural Skin Care course and it was wonderful! There is so much to learn and the information is easy to follow. Joan is a wonderful teacher who cares about her students and our ability to excel and be successful. Her knowledge, experience and guided lessons are a gift. One of my favorite things about this class was sitting on a live q&a and watching Joan put a formulation together. It was so helpful. I am looking forward to continuing on my formulation journey. Thank you Joan!
Sandra (verified owner) –
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+
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!!
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
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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
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!
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
Felisha Kay (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
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!
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.