Natural and Sustainable skincare business development programme for start ups

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Natural and sustainable skincare business academy is custom one to programme for startups on formulation and product development of skin care products based on brands specifications run by Zaga Colovic, perfumer and member of Society of Cosmetic Scientists.

We will together product develop your skincare and your launch your brand. The programme runs for 6 weeks.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Branding for natural skincare and wellness businesses:
Introduction of your business idea and further discussions and worksheets to determine your brand positioning, your niche, your value and physiology of your brand persona. UK and EU Cosmetic Legislation and what you need to do to register your products. Resources to Cosmetic Safety labs and consultants, printing companies, packaging companies, cosmetic raw material suppliers etc.

Note: this is not to be skipped part as you will miss out a lot. I have a proven strategy to get you as quickly as possible to determine your niche and your true difference. You might come from a marketing background and have a huge marketing experience which I truly admire and appreciate but you are not an expert for candle business branding and marketing.

Product development – practical, technical & hands-on engaging:
1. How to formulate skincare and formulation of 3 chosen products as per list below.
2. What obstacles you will be encountering on route to product development and how to solve the issues
4. How to choose the right ingredients for your products
5. Natural vs organic – SWOT Analysis
6. Homemade DIY recipe vs professional formulating
7. Equipment needed when starting as a small business and how to set up for scaling
8. Why textures and sensations are paramount when creating a skincare product misbehave and how to solve this issue with some of the trade secrets exposed
9. I will share the whole list of my contacts and suppliers with you for your future business trade accounts and purchases
10. Pricing calculations and formulas

You will make and take home 3 facial products and please choose from the range below:-


Cream Cleanser
Cleansing Balm for hot cloth
Miscellar Water cleanser
Foaming Gel Cleanser
Sensitive Skin Facial foaming cleanser
Oil cleanser


Oil Serum
Emulsion Serum
Vitamin serum
Gel serum
Water-based serum
Pressed serums/balm serums


Vitamin based moisturisers
Deep hydration moisturisers
Oil-free moisturisers
Light lotion moisturiser
Rich cream moisturiser

Legislation – a detailed overview

Legislation and selling legalities – a detailed overview of the Cosmetic Legislation including resources and contacts for Satefy Assessors and Regulators, Product Safety, Safety tests required.

You will learn:-

What MSDS is and how to read one?
How to create labels according to the regulation using INCI names?
What CNPN portal is and why it matters to your business?
How to register your products?
What is Good Manufacturing Practice and how to create a document to evidence due diligence and care taken when manufacturing?
All equipment and material along with printed out notes will be available to you to take home including all products along with formulation sheets. Plenty of teas and coffees will be served during the workshop.

The price of the workshop is per person. I appreciate that you wish to bring a friend, family member or a colleague and please note that they are required to pay a full price if they are to accompany you to the workshop. No discounts are offered.

To cancel or reschedule a workshop please allow 7 days prior to an agreed date.
Lunch is not included. However, there are lots of lovely places to eat in the area.

Copyright content and workshop materials
All workshop content is copyright protected. This simply means that you cannot copy it without permission.

What you will need

An idea that we can discuss and develop together but if you have none, not to worry as I have a thought-provoking teaching method to get you on route to success.


Zaga at Skincare Formulator

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners


6 weeks (flexible times to suit)

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Alexandra - - #25212

I attended this workshop because I am looking to launch my own brand in skincare, but I didn't know where to start. I was a bit skeptical that I would learn everything in three hours but I went home not only with 3 professional formulations and 3 facial products but a lot of new knowledge and a clear direction as to how to start a natural facial business in the UK legally.

I would highly recommend to anyone wishing to start a business in skincare. Thank you!!

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