Calling beauty and wellness professionals who are frustrated with high end skincare products that don’t work…

Learn how to formulate, market and sell a custom skincare line that makes a difference in your clients’ lives

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You’re tired of hiding indoors because your skin is making you feel so self-conscious. And piling on make-up seems to be making the problem worse.

You – and your clients – are splashing out hundreds of dollars on lotions promising to be your new miracle cure … but they aren’t working.

Your friends are texting you: ‘I got ANOTHER reaction!’ after another product gave them a rash or made them break out.

Your clients need a reliable and effective skincare solution - one that makes people stop them on the street to beg for their secrets.

Isn’t it time you gave them what they want?

  • You deserve to have the expertise to create top quality herbal skincare for your clients.
  • You deserve to be able to make a difference in the lives of your clients so they can get the luminous skin they crave.
  • You deserve the knowledge of why certain ingredients work (and others don’t). 
  • You deserve to confidently create safe and effective products without toxic ingredients.

The real reasons you’re stuck wasting your hard-earned cash on expensive moisturizers and cleansers that don’t work

1. You’re wasting time and money by just winging it

Stop Googling for recipes and use a trusted source so you can minimize your learning curve, and wasted ingredients, by understanding which ingredients mix well together from the start.

Mixing skincare ingredients
Skin reaction

2. You’re scared about being sued for a bad reaction

Laws and regulations may seem complicated. But you just need someone to point you in the right direction so you can easily make sure your skincare is legally compliant.

3. You don't feel ready to start

Those niggling feelings of self-doubt pop into your head on a regular basis, telling you that you can’t do this. But you’ve already started, by helping your clients with their health and wellness.

Self doubt

But building your custom skincare line can be faster, more affordable and easier than you think

Andrea de la Fuente, Piedra Caliza

“Create Your Skincare Pro was more than I expected, I truly recommend it. It helped me not only with my formulations, but with my business and mindset. It was very organized, complete, and well-paced so I could experiment with the formulas. Thanks Rachael for being so patient and answering all my questions!”

Andrea de la Fuente, Piedra Caliza

Rachael Pontillo Create Your Skincare Founder

A personal invitation from Rachael Pontillo

When I’m not homeschooling my teenage girls, I’m helping skincare and wellness professionals create the customized and natural skincare business they’ve always dreamed of owning. 

For more than two decades, I struggled with acne until I formulated my own skincare products and adopted a healthy lifestyle.

I’m against using toxic chemicals or encouraging consumers to buy expensive products that don’t work.

So I teach my clients how to create customized boutique skincare that’s a perfect fit for their customer’s needs at every stage of their skin using the Skin Sequencing® Method. This is my proprietary skincare ingredient selection process which eliminates the guesswork and maximizes the skin’s genetic potential for optimal results.

Dr. Ellerie Nagy, ND, L.Ac , Dr. Ellerie Beauty Medicine & Self-Care Rituals

As someone who is committed to holistic skincare, high quality clean ingredients, and has a big vision, I knew I needed help from a seasoned professional. I’ve had friends gift me handmade skincare gifts which have gone moldy and rancid. Gross! I needed someone with the same holistic values and knew could teach me non-toxic methods of preservation. When deciding to become a Create Your Skincare Pro Masterpreneur student, I knew it was a commitment. It’s been worth every penny. Her course has so much information! That part alone is amazing–after all she has been teaching this course for years before the pandemic. As a Masterprenuer student, I have weekly calls with her. Rachael has been there every step of the process for me. She never ceases to impress me with not only her knowledge of formulating skincare but also her knowledge of sourcing quality ingredients, her business savvy, marketing and media knowledge, and her knowledge of EWG standards, Made Safe, and the other clean certifications. If you’re wanting to start making skincare for clients or launching a new skincare business, Rachael Pontillo goes above and beyond to help bring your dreams to reality.

Dr. Ellerie Nagy, ND, L.Ac , Dr. Ellerie Beauty Medicine & Self-Care Rituals

Introducing Create Your Skincare Pro…

The fast track to giving your clients the luminous skin they dream of

Learn how to formulate safe and effective products using potent herbs, natural ingredients, and non-toxic formulas

Gain practical skills and knowledge with easy-to-follow training, and supportive mentoring and community, so you can stop wasting money on high-end products that don’t work.

In Create Your Skincare Pro (CYS), you’ll learn the art and science of choosing the best ingredients and formulations to meet the needs of real people- regardless of skin type, skin tone, age, or skin concern.

You can use these methods to give you and your customers luminous skin for life with your customized boutique skincare.

Skincare Solution

Here's what you'll get:


Easy-to-understand explanations you can watch as many times as you like


Gain practical skills backed by scientific knowledge


Get help and feedback from like-minded professionals

The ONLY online herbal skincare formulation program specifically designed for licensed aestheticians, certified health coaches, herbalists, aromatherapists, and other working skin wellness practitioners.

As well as gaining practical skills you can use for life, you’ll learn how to create a profitable skincare business.

You’ll get lessons in copywriting, time management, and marketing so you can build a skincare empire that reaches more people.

Just imagine being able to:

Vicki Parra, LE

“The Create Your Skincare Pro Masterpreneur Intensive is just that-intense! It’s a good type of intense though. It will help you launch your products much quicker than if you were formulating on your own. Rachael’s knowledge of ingredients and how to combine them for the max results is unparalleled. I was able to get my products out there quicker than I thought was possible with her help. I have a level of confidence in my products that I would not have had without her help. Not only do my clients have high expectations, I do as well. My products have to be able to deliver the results we both expect. With Rachael’s help, I can build formulations that are able to deliver the results my clients are looking for. Custom skincare is one of the hardest things to do as formulations are constantly evolving. Rachael’s help allowed me to build my brand in months versus years it would have taken me on my own.”

Vicki Parra, Molecular Biologist, Licensed Aesthetician, Founder of Why Not You Skincare

This is the only place you’ll learn my Skin Sequencing® course to discover the genetic factors influencing our skin

It took two years of experiments and hundreds of test samples to prove my theory – and I’m so excited to finally share it with you exclusively in Create Your Skincare Pro

Forget generic skin types. There’s no guesswork. It’s science.

And once you’ve completed the course, you’ll be awarded with your Advanced Skin Sequencing® certification.

About Create Your Skin Care Rachael Pontillo
Rachael Pontillo Create Your Skincare Founder and Instructor

You’re not just another number to me.

I only take 25 people per cohort so I can give you tailored advice, support and mentoring to make sure your business succeeds

I pride myself on knowing all of my students. I get personal with you and have an intimate knowledge of your business so I can provide you the best support possible.

If you don’t make it into our current cohort, I’ll add you to the waiting list.

Neda Lodato Create Your Skincare Student

“I benefited so much from this experience. I gained so much more confidence in my abilities as a skincare formulator and also learned to formulate many new products. I didn’t realize there were so many different ways to formulate a cleanser! The support from Rachael was rather impressive. I felt supported and encouraged every step of the way. I was surprised by how fast she responded to all the questions I had. There is so much valuable material in this course. I know I will keep revisiting this course again and again. Thank you again Rachael!”

Neda Lodato, Neda’s Naturals

I’m also a healthy skin media expert, with regular appearances on regional and national TV - and I often get to feature CYS grads’ skincare products on the air!

I’m passionate about educating consumers about the importance of using and choosing herbs, oils, and other natural ingredients in their skincare and beauty products.

So I proudly offer on-air media opportunities to Create Your Skincare Pro students and grads.

Anyone can get a blogger or Instagram influencer to review a product… but featuring your homemade creations on the regional and national TV?

No one else can offer this kind of support to their students.

Just imagine what featuring that kind of social proof on your website, email, or Instagram could do for your business.

Create Your Skincare TV Features

Sign up and get immediate access to the exclusive Facebook group, course downloads,  and Create Your Skincare homeroom

At the end of your training, here’s what you’ll understand:

Level 1: Formulation foundations

Learn the ‘why’ behind using ingredients so you can create the right formulations for your clients and their specific needs. And create the building blocks for your business.

  • Learn to formulate two cleansers, a toner
    and an oil serum
  • Understand how different ingredients work
    together and their function
  • Uncover your ideal customer
Create Your Skincare Level 2

Level 2: Ingredient experimentation

We’ll kick things up a notch so you can create your perfect texture and consistency. You’ll also expand on your knowledge, adding in different formulation techniques.

  • Experiment with heating and cooling
  • Know how to make your own herbal extracts
  • Learn about essential oils
Create Your Skincare Level 3

Level 3: Preservation and testing

Learn how to formulate creams, lotions and gels with the skills of natural emulsification, preservation, and testing. You’ll learn how to create messaging which will make clients flock
to you, and dive into your brand so it’s
uniquely yours.

  • Understand the importance of preservation (and how to do it)
  • Master copywriting techniques
  • Acquaint yourself with microbial testing
  • Learn how to formulate creams, lotions, and gels
Create Your Skincare Level 4

Level 4: Refine your skincare regimen– and your business

Learn how to formulate masks, spot treatments,

and additional herbal preparations. Refine your business model and brand, and learn organizational strategies so you’re managing your time and money as effectively as possible

  • Turn your ideas into an eye=tantalizing brand
  • Craft messaging that magnetizes your customers
  • Master your mindset and make sure your brand is on the right side of the FDA and FTC
American Association of Drugless Practitioners
International Association for Health Coaches

Get your Boutique Skincare Designer certification with Create Your Skincare Pro

Terry Bailey for Create Your Skincare

“Before I found Create Your Skincare, I was really frustrated about feeling confident in the sources I was finding during my research of handcrafted skincare products and knowing if they were reliable and factual. I wanted to be sure that the products I was making for myself were safe and would be effective.

After signing up, I was excited to be able to learn about making safe, effective, natural skincare products through the use of naturally-derived, plant-based ingredients. I was also very happy to have the ability to earn a certification in an area that is near and dear to me. Once the course started, I quickly saw that I would be learning so much more than I had hoped for. I knew my dollars were well-spent. During the course, I really loved the knowledge displayed by Rachael and her openness, accessibility, professionalism, and encouragement to all the students.

Since the course, I now have the knowledge, credentials, and confidence to take my skincare business to the next level! I’d recommend this course to anyone who’s interested in minimizing the level of chemicals used on their bodies. This course will benefit anyone, not just those who want to start or have a skincare business because we all know that what we put ON our bodies is equally as important as what we put IN our bodies!”

Terry N. Bailey, Owner of TENOBA Bodycare

The valuable ingredients that will lead to your success inside Create Your Skincare Pro

(Everything you’ll get when you enroll)

You get $13000 in boutique skincare design and business instruction…

AND training from these experts

Shenee Howard

Shenee Howard

Branding and Messaging

Amber Dugger - Business Finances and Pricing

Amber Dugger

Business Finances and Pricing
Megan Flatt

Megan Flatt

Time Management and Planning

Sabina Hitchen

Sabina Hitchen

Press for Success

Pro Essentials

  • 4 modules of teaching
  • Weekly coaching calls
  • Webinar library
  • Exclusive access to private Facebook community
  • Bonus module
  • Bonus business accelerator modules
  • Lifetime access to course updates , bonus module and webinar library
  • Sit the exam for Boutique Skincare Designer certification
  • Lifetime access to group support with CYS alumni group


  • 4 modules of teaching
  • Weekly coaching calls
  • Webinar library
  • Exclusive access to private Facebook community
  • Bonus module
  • Bonus business accelerator modules
  • Lifetime access to course updates , bonus module and webinar library
  • Sit the exam for Boutique Skincare Designer certification
  • Lifetime access to group support with CYS alumni group
  • Two 1-hour calls with me during the course
  • Advanced Skin Sequencing® Course and certification

Masterpreneur Intensive

  • 4 modules of teaching
  • Weekly coaching calls
  • Webinar library
  • Exclusive access to private Facebook community
  • Bonus module
  • Bonus business accelerator modules
  • Lifetime access to course updates , bonus module and webinar library
  • Sit the exam for Boutique Skincare Designer certification
  • Lifetime access to group support with CYS alumni group
  • Two 1-hour calls with me during the course
  • Advanced Skin Sequencing® Course and certification
  • Lifetime access to students-only CYS FB group
  • In-depth assessment of your business plan
  • Monthly 1:1 goal setting and profit strategy calls
  • Weekly check in calls for accountability

Sign up and get immediate access to the exclusive Facebook group, course downloads, Create Your Skincare homeroom

Kim Handy - Create Your Skincare Testimonial

I signed up for Create Your Skincare because I wanted to get professional and high quality knowledge that I could use in creating my own skincare as well as for my clients. Before Create Your Skincare, I was really frustrated because I had taken skincare formulation courses in the past, but for some reason I did not have the confidence I needed to move forward with creating custom products for myself and others. I have never trusted the DIY recipes on beauty blogs and YouTube and I did not want to be a recipe follower. I wanted to create high-end and high performing products and I wanted to learn from a real expert.

Ultimately, I trusted Rachael to provide this information to me and she definitely delivered. I learned so much in this course. I would recommend this course to anyone who does not have a chemist or science background, like me. I was not intimidated by the course at all and it was not difficult to understand. I have gained the confidence as a professional skincare formulator that I was looking for. Now I sell my products to the public.”

Kim Handy, Owner and Founder of GlammGirl

You’re never going to feel completely ready, so why put off your dreams even longer?

While you’re procrastinating, the skincare industry is pumping out 1000s of ineffective products

Consumers are wising up to the usage of toxic chemicals in cosmetics and skincare products.

Ignorance is no longer bliss and customers want to know the products they’re purchasing are safe, effective and sustainable.

Create Your Skincare is a proud Made Safe™ Supporter, and our goal is to help you make products that are safe and non-toxic, as well as targeted for your customers’ bioindividual needs so you can start your own skincare line.

Starting a Skincare Business
Abby Mason Create Your Skincare Student

“I cannot recommend this program enough! Anyone who is fed up with trying to find ways (usually with expensive treatments and products) to have beautiful skin, needs to look no further. This course has you covered!”

Abby Mason, Rain4est Essentials Skin Care

Not your average skincare course

Adding custom skincare to your business will position you as an expert

More and more people are consciously choosing better products for themselves – and the environment – by choosing clean ingredients and ditching generic products on the retail shelves. 

By formulating products based on the individualized needs of your customers, you’re creating a valuable experience that has the ability to change lives.

Single Use Plastics

You’ll be avoiding mass production which generates excessive usage of single-use plastic

Give a new meaning to the term ‘clean beauty’ by creating products free from toxic chemicals. Plus the skincare industry is responsible for 120 billion units of plastic every year.

These containers flood our oceans, killing sea life, mammals and even getting into our bodies through the food we consume.

CYS Professional Rachael Pontillo

You get my personalized support to ensure your success in CYS Pro

I’ve spent years and thousands of dollars learning the science and marketing behind Create Your Skincare Pro. I’ve worked with hundreds of students so I know this course works.

Having said that, I restrict numbers in my course so I can give you a ton of support and help you create your skincare.

Top quality organic and natural ingredients are more accessible online than ever before

Plus you’ll snag exclusive discounts with our suppliers so you can easily order raw materials.

Hash it out with Rachael

The fastest way to soak up years and $50,000+ of education for a fraction of the time and money

Create Your Skincare Pro condenses my years of education and professional practice in the areas of aesthetics, herbalism, aromatherapy, skin conditions, cosmetic chemistry, health coaching, functional nutrition, metaphysical science, Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, online business, digital marketing, branding – to name a few.

And because I’ve done most of the hard work, you’ll significantly shorten your learning curve and you’ll have my support while you’re experimenting with ingredients.

In just 9 months (or less), you’ll learn the best of what took me years and thousands of dollars to learn and perfect, slashing your learning curve.

Create Your Skincare Pro is perfect for you if…

Richard Merrill Create Your Skincare Student

“I was an ingredient geek but only from what I could find on the internet. I wanted to learn more. I didn’t want to just buy products from somebody else, stick them in a jar, and sell them.

My biggest concern was being able to understand what I was asking for in a product. You really need to understand the ingredients.

The conversations and the charts and the tools Rachael gave us really gave me the ability to create synergistic blends that work well and get results.”

Richard Merrill

Here are the FAQs we get asked before entrepreneurs jump into our ultimate online learning experience:

We offer a rolling enrollment with the option to go at your own pace, or follow our live schedule during the school year. Our live calls run from September and through June to give you time to learn, practice and implement. We take a month-long winter-break so you can continue to implement or have a break too.

All products you’ll learn to make and sell in Create Your Skincare Pro are made from scratch.

We design products using all natural plant-based ingredients - oils, butters, waxes, essential oils, botanical extracts, clays and some powdered herbs and botanicals. We also use functional ingredients which are needed to stabilize and preserve the products (emulsifiers, preservatives, gelling agents) and we focus on using botanical and naturally derived ingredients as much as possible. For these though, we also teach about synthetic blends that are still considered appropriate for inclusion in organic skincare products by international certifying bodies. Not all of the products we make include these types of ingredients—we offer a wide variety of products that don’t require any ingredients in these categories—but we’ve taken great care to only use ingredients that we’ve researched and tested ourselves and are confident are safe to use. All products are easy to buy online.

While many of the natural ingredients we use in Create Your Skincare do have years of folk wisdom and both anecdotal and clinical evidence of efficacy against specific conditions, we do not claim that the product taught or made in Create Your Skincare prevent or treat any illness, condition, or disease. It is illegal to claim that an ingredient or cosmetic product that is not FDA-approved as a drug can prevent, treat, or cure a disorder or disease. Skin conditions are considered disorders or diseases that must be diagnosed by a licensed medical professional and that are treated with FDA-approved drug ingredients.

No. Sunscreen ingredients—even natural mineral ones—are regulated as drugs by the FDA. We only teach products that fall under the FDA’s definition of cosmetics in Create Your Skincare.

No worries! I’ll record all the calls and you’ll have access to those recordings until the next school year begins. You can ask your questions ahead of time and I’ll be sure to answer them during the calls or in our private student group.

No. Most live calls occur at 1pm EST on Wednesdays during the school year. A complete course schedule is provided upon registration so that students can plan accordingly. All calls are recorded and questions may be asked ahead of time, and also answered in the Facebook group.

I’ve been teaching this course online for over 5 years, and I’ve structured the course carefully to help students with their time, and account for the fact that most students have jobs and other obligations. You’ll need 3-5 hours a week to watch the trainings, read the course materials, and complete the practical work. You’ll also have LIFETIME ACCESS to your course materials and downloads, as well as permanent access to our Alumni Facebook group, so you can revisit the course materials, re-watch the videos, and ask questions whenever you need to. If you need more guidance on whether CYS Pro will fit into your current schedule, contact me. I’m happy to discuss over a complimentary Skincare Business Consultation.

Yes you do, and I’ll give you a shopping list so you know exactly what you’ll need - and I’ll give you recommendations for my favorite places to get your ingredients. We are so grateful to our friends at Mountain Rose Herbs, Infinity Jars, and Blossom Bulk for offering exclusive discounts to our students, as well as to our friends at Formulator Sample Shop and Shea Terra Organics for offering frequent sales and email promotions.

No worries! I made lots of mistakes at first when I taught myself how to create my skincare, and I’ve learned how to fix them. Each module has a Quick Fixes and Tweakables resource which tells you exactly what steps to take to remedy most skincare snafus. You’ll also have ongoing support from me, our student mentors, your classmates, and all lifetime members of the Create Your Skincare community to get your questions answered and help you troubleshoot.

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Sure you can—but this course is about way more than just the recipes. Looking up recipes online is time consuming, and you never know if the recipes will actually be right for your skin or for the person you’re making products for. In Create Your Skincare, you’ll not only learn the master formulae, but you’ll also learn how to choose the right ingredients for different skin combinations AND how to make changes to the texture, consistency, fragrance, etc. to create customized products. You’ll learn how to actually formulate with intention with my proven methodologies, rather than just following recipes.

You will learn to formulate using ingredients that are specific to the individual needs of your clients and ideal customers. However, reactions are always possible, so if you or your client have a known allergy like tree nuts or a specific botanical ingredient, we’ll work together to simply select an alternative ingredient that makes sense for the person, and for that particular formulation. If you have specific ingredient questions or concerns, please contact me.

You have lifetime access to the downloadable and video curriculum in Levels 1-4, the Bonus Module, and the Create Your Skincare Alumni Facebook group for life. You have access to the weekly live calls and their recordings for one year. After that year passes, if you would like to continue to have access to the weekly live calls and their recordings, you may purchase another year of access for a reduced rate. If you are a CYS Pro VIP or Masterpreneur Intensive student, you also have lifetime access to the Advanced Skin Sequencing® Course.

As a Create Your Skincare Pro VIP student, you get two 1-on-1 mentoring calls with me during the school year. If you feel you need more support than that, I’m available to all Create Your Skincare students for additional consultations for a special student rate, or you can apply for the Create Your Skincare Masterpreneur Intensive program which offers weekly check-in calls and monthly strategy calls.

You have three (3) business days following your enrollment to change your mind, cancel your enrollment, and receive a full refund for Create Your Skincare Pro. Since this is an online course, you’ll receive instant access to the Create Your Skincare Homeroom, private Facebook group, and course downloads including your Course Planner and Master Formulary. Because these materials are delivered digitally, refunds aren’t possible after the initial three business days. I know you’re going to love this course and I’ve made great efforts to structure it in a way that ensures your enjoyment and success. Because I want you to be successful in Create Your Skincare, there’s a TON of support available from me before, during, and even after the course–plus you’ll have lifetime access to all materials and the Facebook group.

Though Create Your Skincare Pro teaches information that may be used to improve the appearance of one’s skin; as well as earn or increase income, we offer no guarantee for earning potential, nor are we responsible for lost income. All students are solely responsible for their own skin results, education, income, and career advancement.

No, but I can best support students from the United States and Canada in Create Your Skincare Pro.

If you are outside of the US, please be aware that there might be certain limitations to consider. Though most of my preferred suppliers are in the US, some ship internationally and I can also connect you with other international suppliers outside the US if need be. It is important to note though that the course is taught in English, and all calls happen in Eastern Time. Also, any material taught about cosmetic regulation and compliance is primarily taught according to US FDA regulations. If you are an international student, you are responsible and required to obtain ingredients and supplies for the course, and while we can provide some guidance, we cannot be responsible for providing ingredient sourcing internationally. You are also 100% responsible to follow the national and local laws of the country in which you manufacture, as well as the countries in which you sell your products.

Create Your Skincare has been recognized by Mountain Rose Herbs as quality herbal education, and is currently pursuing other industry-specific accreditations and approvals from several different industry organizations. As that process progresses, course grads will be notified, and have the opportunity to test for CE credits if applicable.

There isn’t currently a single “official” organization that oversees and accredits online courses like Create Your Skincare. There are several distance learning organizations that offer their own accreditations for online courses in general, but they are not necessarily industry-specific and therefore do not guarantee that a course has high quality content. However, all Create Your Skincare Pro VIP and Masterpreneur Intensive students have the option to become certified as a Boutique Skincare Designer and also earn their Advanced Skin Sequencing® certification upon completion of the main Create Your Skincare Pro course, passing parts 1 and 2 of the exams, and meeting all certification requirements.

Create Your Skincare Pro is primarily for licensed aestheticians, health coaches, or other beauty and wellness professionals who work with skincare customers or clients in some manner. We also support entrepreneurs who are in this to start or grow a skincare business.

Please email info@createyourskincare.com –I’m happy to support you and give you the info you need so you feel confident and ready to enroll in the course!

Ditch the DIY recipes, Googling and fumbling around for answers...

…And save yourself weeks of trial and error, and hours of  research on unreliable websites for the fraction of the price I spent on education and training.

This is your time to make a difference to the lives of your clients (and add an extra revenue stream to your business).

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