Like Beauty, A Successful Skincare Business is More Than Skin Deep.

Your beautiful skincare business starts here.

That dream you have of running a customized, boutique skincare business or adding your own skincare products to your current offerings? It’s totally doable to start your own skin care line.

You just need the skincare customization skills — and industry-specific business knowledge — to make it happen. And you’re in the right place!

Create Your Skincare Professional Edition has been recognized as quality herbal education by Mountain Rose Herbs. It is the ONLY online herbal skincare formulation program specifically designed for licensed aestheticians, certified health coaches, herbalists, aromatherapists, and other working skin wellness practitioners.

Set your skincare business up for success.

This program is a great fit if you are a health coach, aesthetician, nutritionist, herbalist, aromatherapist, naturopath, or entrepreneur who wants to start your own skin care line or add a custom skincare aspect to you practice or offer your own indie skincare brand.

We’re serious about skincare and your business — and we work with people who are serious too.

CYS Pro (as it is lovingly nicknamed) is for you if you…

  • Finish what you start—this program is NOT for people don’t go the distance
  • Learn well in a structured environment
  • Enjoy support and collaborative learning—CYS Pro students work together, so participation is essential
  • Are fully committing to taking the actions needed to start your business now

Let’s get your skincare business started right.

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It starts with customized, boutique skincare products.

Here’s a secret the beauty industry doesn’t want you to know: skin is unique — and it changes.

Do clients ever tell you: “I’ve been using this product for years, but I  just don’t feel like it’s making a difference in my skin.” or “I’ve been using this product for years, and I don’t know what happened, but my skin’s been feeling really dry and tight lately so I don’t think it works anymore.” or “My skin was doing really well with the products you gave me until I got pregnant, and now my skin’s a sensitive, broken out mess.”

Forget generic skin types. Forget the “right” solution for “dry skin” or “oily skin.”

Think customization. Think change and adaptation. The Create Your Skincare methodology goes way beyond teaching ingredients and formulations geared toward generic skin types. In Create Your Skincare, you learn the art and science of choosing the best ingredients and formulations to meet the ongoing needs of REAL PEOPLE. You can use these methods to give yourself — and your customers — luminous skin for life.

Every person is an individual with unique needs, and just like there’s no one diet that’s perfect for everyone, there’s no one skincare regimen that’s perfect for everyone.

How would it feel to NOT have to guess which ingredients are right for your client’s skin?

In Create Your Skincare Professional, I’ll teach you to create and customize boutique skincare that will be a perfect fit for you and your clients at EVERY stage of their skin using Skin Sequencing™, our proprietary custom skincare ingredient selection process, which eliminates the guesswork and maximizes the skin’s genetic potential so you can start your own skin care line.

How would it feel to be able to offer that customer a more personalized skincare solution, that would meet her needs when something about her skin inevitably changes?

Learning to create and customize boutique skincare products creates customers for life.

In CYS Pro, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to create a boutique experience for your customers. There’s more to skincare than just science and numbers. Creating boutique skincare products is an art. I’ll teach you the art of how to design ALL-NATURAL skincare (sans icky chemicals) to fit each client’s current skin situation and their individual skin goals.

Start Your Own Skin Care Line with Create Your Skincare Professional Edition Today!

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Create Your Skincare: Professional Edition

This investment in your future breaks down to just $33.33 per day with the option to pay monthly for 4 months, or all up front–whichever works best for you!

(That’s basically the cost of your daily latte and lunch on-the-go)

In this 4 month experience, you’ll learn to formulate and customize all natural, boutique skincare products from scratch to start your own skin care line. You’ll also get certified as a Boutique Skincare Designer, AND start or grow your skincare business.

This program offers superior boutique skincare formulation and business instruction, support, and accountability for people serious about starting a skincare business who are ready to buckle down, and get it done.

Custom, natural, beautiful … and wanted

The trend of customization isn’t going anywhere. Generation X and baby boomer clients long for the days of high-touch customer service and human interaction in this digital world, and you provide that experience by creating customized products.

And as the purchasing power of the millennial generation grows, so does the demand for signature products and services, that are unique to their wants and needs. Customers are more interested in being part of their own experience, and forming a connection with their products and beauty experts (that’s you), than settling for generic solutions off a shelf. Plus millennial clients are ingredient savvy and value top quality, signature products and services–and will sing your praises from the rooftops (well…or social media) when they find something they love. Adding customized, boutique skincare products to your practice or brand will set you apart, and position you as an on-trend expert.

 

Ignorance is no longer bliss in the skincare and wellness industries.

With increased research and awareness about the dangers of toxicants in skincare products, and dishonest practices like greenwashing in the beauty industry, customers do their homework before they buy. They want to know more about ingredients, formulation, and sourcing, and they want to feel confident that their products are not just effective, but safe for their health and for the planet.

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 skin care line.

And let’s not forget beauty. Skincare is part of the wellness industry, but it’s also part of the beauty industry. I’m a firm believer that to feel beautiful, you have to create things of beauty. In Create Your Skincare: Professional Edition, I teach you how to make beautiful, boutique skincare products that are tailored to each customer’s skin. Your products will be customized, natural, beautiful, and wanted. CYS Pro will show you how to do it.

In CYS Pro you’ll get:

  • 4 levels of herbal and custom skincare formulation instruction (video lectures and demonstrations, downloadable workbooks and resource sheets, etc)- plus our skincare business and marketing curriculum ($2497 value)
  • Exclusive access to our fabulous Bonus Module (valued at $497)
  • Access to our Webinar Library (valued at $497 and increasing, as we add to it year round)
  • Access to the private Create Your Skincare Professional Edition students-only Facebook group – this is where you’ll ask questions and get support from me, connect with your classmates, and continue your learning. ($450 value)
  • Weekly group instructional and coaching calls with me to learn additional tips and techniques, get your questions answered in real-time. ($2250 value)
  • 2 private mentoring calls with me to focus specifically on your individual skincare business goals ($1000 value)
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  • Bonus skincare business, marketing, branding, financial planning, website, and time management curriculum from special guest instructors (including Megan Flatt, Katrina Hubbard, Shenee Howard, Gineane Haberlin, Amber Dugger, Erika Tebbens, and more!) ($1000 value)
  • Lifetime access to all course materials and updates in Levels 1 to 4, plus the Bonus Module and Webinar Library (priceless)
  • The ability to sit for your final exam and earn your Boutique Skincare Designer (BSD) Certification ($297 value).
  • And more! I’m full of surprises.

That’s more than $8500 in boutique skincare design and business instruction and course bonuses for just $33.33 a day
(billed monthly for 4 months or in one lump sum)!

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Hi, I’m Rachael Pontillo,

I’m the creator and principal instructor of both the Professional and Personal Editions of Create Your Skincare.

I’ve been in the natural beauty and health industries 23 years and counting. As a licensed aesthetician, as well as a Certified International Health Coach, I’ve successfully helped thousands of women heal physically, emotionally, and even spiritually from skin conditions and helped them maintain healthy, glowing skin long­-term.

And I’m also a businesswoman. I started learning about customized skincare products to heal my own skin, and once I did that successfully, I knew that other women needed to experience it too. So I brought customized skincare solutions to my clients, who experienced life-changing results of their own. There’s a lot to learn about creating all natural skincare—and about the business of skincare. I love bringing that together for people who want to thrive in their own business.

My own skincare and health education is rooted in ancient traditions like Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and herbalism in addition to plant and stone energetics and metaphysics. I understand the subtle energetic qualities of how ingredients from nature work with each other–and with the skin–that goes a bit deeper than atoms and molecules. But I’m also trained in cosmetic chemistry, genomics, and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition®. I believe that there’s room for both science and spirit in skincare.

I have the experience from my education, my own personal story, and my professional practice–PLUS–years of experience from teaching people how to make their own all natural skincare products both live in person, and online. I know what it takes to create amazing, customized products–and to sell them—and my teaching methods are proven.

But don’t take my word for it.

Here’s what some of my students had to say about Create Your Skincare.

“Before I found Create Your Skincare, I was really frustrated about not feeling confident in knowing if the sources of my research of handcrafted skincare products were reliable and factual. I wanted to be sure that the products I was making were safe and effective.

After signing up, I was excited 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 Rachael’s knowledge, 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!”

-Terry N. Bailey, TENOBA, LLC

“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 formulate a cleanser! The support from Rachael was rather impressive. I felt supported and encouraged every step of the way. I was surprised 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 was nervous that the idea of creating skincare would be too complicated. I was blown away at how easy Rachael makes it for her students to create without frustration and in a relaxed way. She lays everything out with detailed, easy to follow steps. One of my favorite things about the program is that Rachael is so hands on. Anytime there is a question posted to our Facebook group, she is right on it with a response. She truly cares about spreading the message that amazing skincare is all about learning what ingredients work for your unique skin and that you can make incredible products on your own. I feel like I have launched a spa experience right in my own home.

I can not 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, Passionate Wellness

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Imagine a thriving skincare business

You’ve imagined a skincare business or adding skincare products to your existing business. Now imagine how it would feel to:

  • Never have to worry whether or not the skincare products you make or sell are safe
  • Feel confident in being able to make targeted products that work
  • Feel at ease knowing that if something changes—whether it’s the season or your customer’s skin—you won’t have to start over from scratch
  • Have the ability to use your knowledge to make products for anyone, regardless of their skin type or skin tone
  • Eliminate competition from online retailers and big box stores who sell professional products–because no one can sell the customized experience your customers can get from you
  • Increase customer loyalty and word-of-mouth referrals, because your customers’ friends will notice the improvement and want the same for themselves!
  • Market your products confidently, knowing not only that you create amazing, safe products, but that you are meeting regulations too

With Create Your Skincare: Professional Edition, you will:

  • Learn to create and customize complete regimens that feel and smell amazing, are safe, and really work for your customers
  • Stop taking advice from the big cosmetic giants who only care about the bottom line, and start having faith in yourself
  • Develop a deep personal relationship with your own skin, learn to understand its needs, and love it for the miracle it is–and this will carry over into your business!
  • Discover which ingredients your customers’ skin needs to look and feel its best now, and for years to come
  • Understand not only how to create skincare, but also how to run a successful skincare business

How Much Time/Money/Education
I Spent Learning This
So You Don’t Have To

After receiving the first of my two Bachelor’s degrees, I spent more than six years and $50,000 (and counting!) of continuing education in the areas of aesthetics (got my license), herbalism, aromatherapy, skin conditions, cosmetic chemistry, health coaching (I am AADP and IAHC board certified), functional nutrition, metaphysical science, Ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, online business, digital marketing and branding–just to name a few. 

Then I went through another six months of experimentation and trial and error before I came up with formulas that were good enough to test on people other than myself. 

Then I taught Make Your Own All-Natural, Organic Skincare courses in the Philadelphia area for three years, where I continued to not only perfect my formulations, but gain a deep understanding of different learning styles so I could make sure teaching methods met as many needs as possible. As a home school mom, I understand the importance of being able to teach to different learning styles, and adapt them when necessary.

Create Your Skincare Professional Edition Seriously Reduces Your Learning Curve.

In just 16 weeks you’ll learn the best of what it took me years and thousands of dollars to learn and perfect. More importantly you’ll have support and guidance from me personally. You’ll also benefit from the support of our student mentors, and your classmates throughout your entire process. 

I wish I would have had that level of personal mentoring, support, and accountability while I learned.

I provide you with the training, resources, and support you need to learn about ingredients and formulation more simply and quickly than you could imagine—and I’ll coach you to use these methods to create gorgeous, all natural products to give you luminous skin for years to come. 

You’ll also benefit from my experience as an entrepreneur who’s built two profitable skincare businesses from the ground up in our Boutique Skincare Business curriculum.

I’m so excited to take all the years and dollars I’ve invested in my own education and professional development, and pass along the best parts to help you achieve YOUR GOALS for a fraction of the time and cost I spent.

 

Already know CYS Pro is for you? Enroll in our next class now!

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Bring your skincare business dream to life

You could fumble around and learn a little here or there. You could waste years and a lot of money and not really get get closer to your dream. Or you can find the teaching and support you need to dive deep into skincare customization and the specialized skincare business skills you need all in one place.

Check out the Create Your Skincare Professional Edition Syllabus:

Here’s a breakdown of what you’ll learn over the coming months:

Level 1: Foundations of Boutique Skincare Design

This month is all about getting acquainted with the course, your ingredients and supplies, and learning important foundational basics. You’ll also create and customize your Easy-Yet-Elegant regimen which consists of two simple, yet effective, cleansers, a toner, and a serum/moisturizer. These products stand fine on their own as a complete regimen, or can be part of the fully customized regimen that you’ll assemble by the end of this course. Regardless of how you use these products, they’re the perfect transition from theory to practice as they don’t require heating or many functional ingredients, and are simple–yet still offer plenty of options for customization.  

In Level 1, you’ll also begin with the building blocks for your skincare business setup, structure, and branding. Worried how you’ll have time for all this? We’ve got you covered with a primer on time management too.

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Level 2: Balms, Butters, Soufflés and Body Scrubs

In Level 2, we build on what you’ve learned thus far, and begin to work with additional ingredient categories, as well as heating and cooling. The formulations are still very simple, and contain no water (therefore do not require a preservative or emulsifier), but the techniques require practice, and ingredient experimentation to get the textures and consistencies you want.

In Level 2’s boutique skincare business curriculum, we’ll dive into legal and regulatory considerations, identify and understand your ideal customer, and talk about money in your business.

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Level 3: Exquisite Emulsions and Gels

In Level 3 you’ll make many people’s favorite types of products: emulsions (lotions and creams) and gels. These formulations and techniques are more complex, and involve more functional ingredients than the products in made in previous modules. They’re not difficult, but they do require close attention to detail, practice, and sometimes a little patience. At the end of Level 3, you’ll Create Your Core Regimen—this is a daily regimen-comprised of your favorite products from all modules completed thus far. You’ll also learn about natural emulsification, preservation, and product stability, and get an introduction to cosmetic regulations and testing.

In Level 3’s boutique skincare business curriculum, you’ll learn to assess and track your business wherever it’s at, and we’ll begin diving into your business website, brand image, and communication so you can start your own skin care line.

Level 4: Exfoliants, Masks, Spot Treatments, and More

In Level 4, you’ll create products that are used less frequently, but that make a big difference in the efficacy of an overall regimen. These products also give you and your customers opportunities to practice the important art of self-care. At the end you’ll take the Core Regimen you created in Level 3, add put it all together to create your complete regimen and start your own skin care line.

In Level 4’s boutique skincare business curriculum, we’re going to create (or refine) your business model, brand, and messaging. We’ll also cover more advanced topics in selling, money management, time management and organizational strategies that will help you start your own skin care line.

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Bonus Module

The Bonus Module is about both work and play. If you have the intention of starting your own skincare business or using your products in your aesthetics or wellness practice, this module has important information you need to know before you embark on that journey to start your own skin care line. It also provides many helpful resources for where to get continuing education on topics like herbalism, cosmetic chemistry, aromatherapy, aesthetics, and more. It’s packed with fun too! You’ll get words of wisdom from already successful handmade skincare makers and entrepreneurs (some of which are Create Your Skincare alumni!), you’ll learn about using flower and gemstone essences to add a little magic to your products from Katie Hess, and of course, plus Create Your Skincare for the Holidays course. I know!

  • The entire Create Your Skincare for The Holidays course)
  • Words of wisdom from the pros
  • So you want to have a skincare business?
  • How to infuse your products with flower and gemstone power, with flower elixir guru, Katie Hess
  • Continuing education resources
  • Skincare business resources

You get lifetime access to the the content you’ve purchased and our private Create Your Skincare Alumni Facebook group. We have live training/Q&A webinars each week of the course. These are recorded in case you can’t be there live and are available in the Online Studio the following day. You’ll be able to ask questions ahead of time, in case you have to miss a call.

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Is Create Your Skincare Professional Edition right for you?

  • Are you ready to put in the time to learn? Getting to know your skin is like any relationship – it takes time. You’ll need at least 10 hours upfront to go through the course and experiment with the formulas.
  • Are you willing and able to spend money for your education, business setup, and ingredients and supplies? Create Your Skincare: Professional Edition is the absolute best value you’ll find online on how to make customized, natural skincare products and start or grow a successful skincare business. To be successful, you need to be willing and able to pay for the course, ingredients (at least an extra $50-100 each level), plus any costs associated with getting your business and website up and running. We regularly support our students by posting the latest deals & discount vouchers, and teaching you how to make your purchasing budget last; but ultimately you are financially responsible for all ingredients and supplies, in addition to your course tuition and business costs.

If you can say yes to both of these and one of the following, CYS Pro is perfect for you!

  • Have you tried to get your business started on your own, but stalled due to overwhelm, distraction, or because you didn’t have the tools, guidance, and support you needed?
  • Do you already have a skincare or wellness practice, but you’re losing business because your clients are getting their products online? You’re ready to to set yourself apart as an expert and give your clients something they can’t get elsewhere.
  • Do you want a legitimate at-home business, but you don’t want to do sell the same products your neighbor or kid’s friend’s mom is selling, and you don’t want to host parties or pressure friends and family to be your customers.

If you’re ready to put the pedal to the metal and get this thing started NOW, let’s do it!

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Here’s the bottom line:

If You Truly Want to Have a Skincare Business, You’ll Do What it Takes to Make That Happen.

You are an innovative, intelligent, amazing human being who is capable of achieving success, financial freedom, and happiness beyond your wildest dreams. You—your story and your vision—are one-of-a-kind. Skincare product manufacturers create products for the masses—for generic categories of people. But you want to create products to help actual individual people.

The skincare industry is unique, which is why it’s so important to get the right training and support from the right teacher, who’s already been there and knows how to help you get what you want.

You deserve to have a business that you love, and that allows you the freedom and flexibility to live your life the way you want. Start your own skin care line today.

In Create Your Skincare™ Professional Edition, you’ll learn in just 4 months what it took me years to learn and perfect—and more importantly you’ll have support and guidance from me throughout your entire process.

I’m so excited to have you join me!

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I look forward to seeing you in class!

Get Started with Create Your Skincare Professional Edition Today!

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Create Your Skincare: Professional Edition

In this 4 month experience, you’ll learn to formulate and customize all natural, boutique skincare products from scratch. You’ll also get certified as a Boutique Skincare Designer, AND start or grow your skincare business.

This program offers superior boutique skincare formulation and business instruction, support, and accountability for people serious about starting a skincare business who are ready to buckle down, and get it done.

Pro Edition Installments

4 months long

New Lessons Become Available Each Month

4 levels of herbal and custom skincare formulation instruction

With full course purchase, access our fabulous Bonus Module  ($497 value)

Access to our Webinar Library (valued at $497)

Access to the private Create Your Skincare Professional Edition students-only Facebook group

Weekly group instructional and coaching calls

2 private mentoring calls

Bonus skincare business, marketing, branding, financial planning, website, and time management curriculum

Lifetime access to all course materials and updates in Levels 1 to 4, plus the Bonus Module and Webinar Library

The ability to sit for your final exam and earn your Boutique Skincare Designer (BSD) Certification ($297 value)

This investment in your future breaks down to just $33.33 per day with the option to pay monthly for 4 months.

(That’s basically the cost of your daily latte and lunch on-the-go)

Pro Edition Full Pay

4 months long

All Lessons Available Immediately

4 levels of herbal and custom skincare formulation instruction

Immediate access our fabulous Bonus Module  ($497 value)

Access to our Webinar Library (valued at $497)

Access to the private Create Your Skincare Professional Edition students-only Facebook group

Weekly group instructional and coaching calls

2 private mentoring calls

Bonus skincare business, marketing, branding, financial planning, website, and time management curriculum

Lifetime access to all course materials and updates in Levels 1 to 4, plus the Bonus Module and Webinar Library

The ability to sit for your final exam and earn your Boutique Skincare Designer (BSD) Certification ($297 value)

Get Immediate access to the entire course. This investment in your future breaks down to just $33.30 per day with the option to pay all up front.

 

(That’s basically the cost of your daily latte and lunch on-the-go)

Masterpreneur Intensive

6 months long

All Lessons Available Immediately

4 levels of herbal and custom skincare formulation instruction

Immediate lifetime access to our fabulous Bonus Module ($497 value)

Access to our Webinar Library (valued at $497)

Access to the private Create Your Skincare Professional Edition students-only Facebook group

Weekly group instructional and coaching calls

Unlimited SOS calls for 6 months anytime you need them for 6 months

Bonus skincare business, marketing, branding, financial planning, website, and time management curriculum

Lifetime access to all course materials and updates in Levels 1 to 4, plus the Bonus Module and Webinar Library

The ability to sit for your final exam and earn your Boutique Skincare Designer (BSD) Certification ($297 value)

Unlimited access to Create Your Skincare Professional Edition curriculum, the Live Call Library, group support, and updates

A thorough 360 degree analysis of your business

Monthly one-on-one goal setting and profit strategy calls

Weekly check in calls for accountability

All this for only $55.55 per day for 6 months, payable in one lump sum.

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Is your skincare business at a place where you’re ready to move beyond the learning, and focus on the doing?

All businesses experience peaks and valleys throughout their lifespan, and they also hit plateaus from time to time.

Sometimes it’s because you’re stuck and aren’t sure what to do to move things forward.

And then there are the times you’re just so buried with tasks, technology, R&D, and let’s face it…life in general, that you just can’t breathe. You just need help coming up for air and figuring out how to keep from drowning again.

Other times it’s because what you’ve been doing–even if you love it–just isn’t making you the money you need to live the life you imagined you’d have at this point. Maybe you’ve even considered calling it quits.

Whatever the case, I can help.

In the Create Your Skincare Masterpreneur Intensive, we’ll take a deep dive into every aspect of your business to see what’s working now, and what needs to change so you can actually enjoy that freedom that you dreamed of when you started this thing.

You’ll get:

  • A thorough 360 degree analysis of your business–products, branding, marketing, setup, operations, technology, you name it
  • Unlimited access to Create Your Skincare Professional Edition curriculum, the Live Call Library, group support, and updates
  • Monthly one-on-one goal setting and profit strategy calls
  • Weekly check in calls for accountability
  • Unlimited SOS calls for 6 months anytime you need them for 6 months
  • And more!

We will figure it out!

Your investment is 10,000.

Due to the high-touch nature of this program, I only take on three clients at a time. Click the button below for more information and to apply for a spot.

Let’s get you to that next level together!

Create Your Skincare Professional Edition FAQs

See my answers to the most frequently asked questions from prospective students below:

Q: Do you teach how to create products from scratch or do you use premade bases?

A: All products you will learn to make and sell in Create Your Skincare Professional Edition are made from scratch.

Q. What kinds of ingredients are used in the products?

A: In Create Your Skincare, 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). We focus on 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.

Q. Will I learn how to make products to treat specific skin conditions like acne, rosacea, melasma, perioral dermatitis, etc?

A. 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.

Q. Will I learn how to make sunscreen?

A: 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.

Q. What if I miss the live calls?

A. No worries! I’ll record all the calls and you’ll have access to those recordings until the next Professional Edition 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.

Q. Do you offer a discount for international students or other students on different time zones who cannot make live calls due to time differences?

A. No. Most live calls occur at 1pm EST on Wednesdays while Professional Edition classes are in session. 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 and also answered in the Facebook group.

Q. What if I fall behind during Professional Edition?

A. While I understand that sometimes life gets in the way, it’s best to plan ahead for this experience so you can follow along and stay on track. I’ve been teaching this course online for over 5 years now, and I know at which point students have fallen behind in the past, which is why the course has been structured carefully over the 16 weeks we are in session. 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 information or would like guidance on whether or not CYS Pro will fit into your current schedule, let’s talk about it. I am happy to discuss that over a complimentary Skincare Business Consultation.

Q. Do I need to buy ingredients and supplies?

A. Yes you do, and I’ll let you know exactly what you need to get (and when in the course you’ll need it) and what you don’t need to get—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 for offering frequent sales and email promotions.

Q. What if I mess up?

A. 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.

Q. Can’t I just look up recipes online?

A. 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.

Q. I work with clients who have allergies and very sensitive skin—what if they react to the ingredients?

A. The ingredients I’ve chosen to feature are generally well tolerated and have little incidences of reactions. 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.

Q. What if I feel I need more support than the Facebook group and coaching calls?

A. You get two 1-on-1 mentoring calls with me during the semester. 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.

Q. What if I change my mind. Can I get a refund?

A. 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 Professional Edition. 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.

Q. Do you guarantee results for my skin or business?

A. Though Create Your Skincare Personal Edition and Professional Edition teach 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, income, and career advancement.

Q. Do I need to live in the US to take the course?

A. No, but 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. That being said, I can best support students from the United States and Canada in Create Your Skincare Professional Edition.

Q. Will I receive continuing education hours or credits or a certification upon course completion?

A. 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. 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. However, all Create Your Skincare Professional Edition 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 Professional Edition course (not Create Your Skincare for the Holidays or Create Your Skincare Personal Edition), passing parts 1 and 2 of the exams, and meeting all certification requirements.

Q. Is this course for people who just want to make products at home or is it for professionals who want to create products for their clients and/or existing product lines?

A. Create Your Skincare Professional Edition students is primarily for licensed aestheticians, health coaches, or other skin 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. Create Your Skincare Personal Edition is the version that is more for lay people, DIY enthusiasts, and anyone who is NOT interested in starting or growing a skincare business.

Did I miss one of your questions?

Please contact me and let me know–I’m happy to support you and give you the info you need so you feel confident and ready to enroll in the course!

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Guarantee

Though Create Your Skincare Professional Edition shares some of the same core content as Create Your Skincare Personal Edition, they are very different due to how much live support and mentoring from myself and guest experts is included, in real time. Live instruction and personal mentoring is not something that can be refunded. Students who have gotten the best results from this course have committed to going through all the material, make a point of attending the live sections, and work hard to follow the course guidelines. If you have put in all the work, made the products, and completed the assignments and are still having trouble within the first 30 days, please contact us for support, so we can help you troubleshoot and get you back on track.

 

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