Beauty Basics 101 and Formulation Principles 201 is designed for people who are new to the beauty industry and want to learn the fundamentals in formulating products, utilizing safe work practices and creating a pitch deck that can be used to seek out co-founders, investors, contract manufacturing labs and more. The cohort is 8 weeks is taught via Zoom and Teachable and includes startup equipment guide, digital formulation sheet, weekly assignments, peer to peer discussion, access to vetted supplier list with resources, ongoing mentorship, and access to recorded sessions. 


To see if this course is the right fit for you, click here to schedule a complimentary 15 minute call with the instructor today.

Registration Deadline is Friday August 7th at 12pm EST/ 11am CT/ 9am PT/ 6pm WAT

Classes Begin Saturday August 24th at 12pm EST/ 11am CT/ 9am PT/ 6pm WAT


Course Curriculum

  Introduction
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  Week 1- Market Research, Lab Safety, Equipment Overview
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  Week 2- Business structure & Chemistry Overview
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  Week 3- Financing, COGs, Pricing Considerations, Ingredient Overview and Selection
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  Week 4- Team, Brand, Marketing, Emulsions, Extractions & Tinctures
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  Week 5- Supply Chain, Vendor Selection, Working with clay, Working with mixtures
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  Week 6- Creating a Pitch, Understanding Final Production and Testing
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  Week 7- Perfect your pitch deck, working with anhydrous ingredients
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  Week 8- Putting it all together
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Chinonye Akunne course instructor

Hi, I’m Chinonye, your course instructor


As a Beauty Scientist, I have used my background in public health, environmental health science and retail to create ILERA Apothecary, a skincare company that makes you feel confident knowing you are using the best ingredients for your skin and the environment. ILERA Apothecary has been featured in Macys, Black Enterprise, Vogue, Elle, Huffington Post, and more.

With many passions that include health, safety, education, economic power and skincare, I created this course to teach budding beauty entrepreneurs the basics in starting in the industry.

Choose a Pricing Option

$1,500

Full course PLUS equipment (US only)

Save $700

Pricing includes:

8 week class. Access to weekly zoom meeting. Access to formulation guides Access to vendor resources. Access to recorded sessions All equipment All ingredients. PPE. Additional supplies


Supply List


Equipment

Thermometer

3 inch Glass prep bowls (6)

4oz Jar or 4oz bullet bottle (3)

2oz Bottle (3) 

1oz Jar (3) 

Measuring cup

Digital Scale in 1g or smaller increments) 

Stir rod

Double boiler maker

1 stainless steel pot 

Stick Blender 

Spatula 

Alcohol for sterilization (Isopropyl Alcohol)

Milk frother / mini mixer 

Funnel 

Pipettes (15)

Measuring scoop 

Safety Glasses

Gloves



Ingredients- Please do NOT buy these in bulk. Small quantities will suffice


Shea Butter

Coconut Oil

Cocoa Butter

Avocado Oil

Castor Oil

Jojoba Oil 

Olive Oil 

Witch Hazel

Emulsyfing Wax

Steric Acid

Citric Acid

Hydrosol

Cetyl Alcohol

Bentonite Clay

Essential Oils (various scents) 

Liquid Germall Plus 

Polysorbate 80

Coco Glucoside

Optiphen Plus Preservative

Xanthan Gum 

Allantoin 

Apricot Kernel Oil 

Vitamin E

Granulated Sugar 




Needed but not included

Hot plate or stove

Stand/ hand mixer 

Fresh Botanical (Rose, Lavender, Mint, Rosemary, etc) 


4 payments of $550/month

Full course PLUS equipment (US only)

Pricing includes:8 week class. Access to weekly zoom meeting. Access to formulation guides Access to vendor resources. Access to recorded sessions All equipment All ingredients. PPE. Additional supplies


Supply List


Equipment

Thermometer

3 inch Glass prep bowls (6)

4oz Jar or 4oz bullet bottle (3)

2oz Bottle (3) 

1oz Jar (3) 

Measuring cup

Digital Scale in 1g or smaller increments) 

Stir rod

Double boiler maker

1 stainless steel pot 

Stick Blender 

Spatula 

Alcohol for sterilization (Isopropyl Alcohol)

Milk frother / mini mixer 

Funnel 

Pipettes (15)

Measuring scoop 

Safety Glasses

Gloves



Ingredients- Please do NOT buy these in bulk. Small quantities will suffice


Shea Butter

Coconut Oil

Cocoa Butter

Avocado Oil

Castor Oil

Jojoba Oil 

Olive Oil 

Witch Hazel

Emulsyfing Wax

Steric Acid

Citric Acid

Hydrosol

Cetyl Alcohol

Bentonite Clay

Essential Oils (various scents) 

Liquid Germall Plus 

Polysorbate 80

Coco Glucoside

Optiphen Plus Preservative

Xanthan Gum 

Allantoin 

Apricot Kernel Oil 

Vitamin E

Granulated Sugar 




Needed but not included

Hot plate or stove

Stand/ hand mixer 

Fresh Botanical (Rose, Lavender, Mint, Rosemary, etc) 


$1,100

Full Course with out Equipment

Save $700

Pricing includes:8 week class. Access to weekly zoom meeting. Access to formulation guides.Access to vendor resources. Access to recorded sessions.Please note, equipment and supplies are NOT included in this plan


Supply List


Equipment

Thermometer

3 inch Glass prep bowls (6)

4oz Jar or 4oz bullet bottle (3)

2oz Bottle (3) 

1oz Jar (3) 

Measuring cup

Digital Scale in 1g or smaller increments) 

Stir rod

Double boiler maker

1 stainless steel pot 

Stick Blender 

Spatula 

Alcohol for sterilization (Isopropyl Alcohol)

Milk frother / mini mixer 

Funnel 

Pipettes (15)

Measuring scoop 

Safety Glasses

Gloves



Ingredients- Please do NOT buy these in bulk. Small quantities will suffice


Shea Butter

Coconut Oil

Cocoa Butter

Avocado Oil

Castor Oil

Jojoba Oil 

Olive Oil 

Witch Hazel

Emulsyfing Wax

Steric Acid

Citric Acid

Hydrosol

Cetyl Alcohol

Bentonite Clay

Essential Oils (various scents) 

Liquid Germall Plus 

Polysorbate 80

Coco Glucoside

Optiphen Plus Preservative

Xanthan Gum 

Allantoin 

Apricot Kernel Oil 

Vitamin E

Granulated Sugar 




Needed but not included

Hot plate or stove

Stand/ hand mixer 

Fresh Botanical (Rose, Lavender, Mint, Rosemary, etc) 


4 payments of $450/month

Full Course with out Equipment

Pricing includes:8 week class. Access to weekly zoom meeting. Access to formulation guides Access to vendor resources. Access to recorded sessions.


Supply List


Equipment

Thermometer

3 inch Glass prep bowls (6)

4oz Jar or 4oz bullet bottle (3)

2oz Bottle (3) 

1oz Jar (3) 

Measuring cup

Digital Scale in 1g or smaller increments) 

Stir rod

Double boiler maker

1 stainless steel pot 

Stick Blender 

Spatula 

Alcohol for sterilization (Isopropyl Alcohol)

Milk frother / mini mixer 

Funnel 

Pipettes (15)

Measuring scoop 

Safety Glasses

Gloves



Ingredients- Please do NOT buy these in bulk. Small quantities will suffice


Shea Butter

Coconut Oil

Cocoa Butter

Avocado Oil

Castor Oil

Jojoba Oil 

Olive Oil 

Witch Hazel

Emulsyfing Wax

Steric Acid

Citric Acid

Hydrosol

Cetyl Alcohol

Bentonite Clay

Essential Oils (various scents) 

Liquid Germall Plus 

Polysorbate 80

Coco Glucoside

Optiphen Plus Preservative

Xanthan Gum 

Allantoin 

Apricot Kernel Oil 

Vitamin E

Granulated Sugar 




Needed but not included

Hot plate or stove

Stand/ hand mixer 

Fresh Botanical (Rose, Lavender, Mint, Rosemary, etc) 


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