Science of the Skin

The skin is a complex organ comprising numerous specialised cells that support skin function. Understanding skin anatomy, physiology and various skin types is crucial to product performance as it allows for more effective formulation. Healthy skin has the ability to respond to challenges that would otherwise undermine its structure and function. Understanding the skin makes it easier to formulate preparations that fully meet its needs. Working from a position of knowledge is the key to success.

Course Content

  • 2

    Module 1 - Functions of the Skin

    • Functions of the Skin

  • 3

    Module 2 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin

    • Overview of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin

    • The Epidermis

    • The Dermis

    • The Hypodermis

    • Derivative Structures of the Skin - Appendages of the Skin

  • 4

    Module 3 - Flora of the Skin

    • Human Skin Flora

  • 5

    Module 4 - Skin Colour

    • Skin Colour

  • 6

    Module 5 - Facial Skin Types

    • Facial Skin Types

  • 7

    Module 6 - Skin Ageing

    • Skin Ageing

  • 8

    Module 7 - General Skin Care Regimen Elements

    • General Skin Care Regimen Elements

  • 9

    Module 8 - Skin Permeability and Absorbancy

    • Skin Permeability and Absorbency

  • 10

    Module 9 - Allergy, Irritation, Sensitivity & Cross-Sensitisation

    • Allergy, Irritation, Sensitivity & Cross-Sensitisation

  • 11

    Module 10 - Racial Skin Differences

    • Racial Skin Differences

  • 12

    Module 11 -Glossary of Skin Related Terms

    • Glossary of Skin Related Terms

  • 13

    Module 12 - Science of the Skin Course Competion

    • Science of the Skin - End of Course Tasks

Course Highlights

  • Flexible

    No timetabled start dates. You can begin this course anytime! 24/7 online access to the learning resources allows you to work at your own pace and when you want.

  • Factual

    Factual, concise and straight to the point, this course helps you navigate through science of the skin with ease. Simple explanations and well structured.

  • Fast

    The uncomplicated approach of this useful course allows you to complete what's required in a matter of hours. Helps you understand the science of the skin.

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The skin-care landscape is vast, overwhelming and awash with possibilities. To navigate it safely and with confidence, this Science of the Skin Course will give you the necessary underpinning knowledge and understanding.

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