Personal Care Ingredients

Course Date:

Registration Period:

45 hours

9:00am to 6:00pm

Mode of Training:
Facilitated Learning (F2F)

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Introduction

Participants will learn to identify different types of ingredients and their role in formulations and hands-on training to pick up skills during formulation.

Course Objective

The course aims to provide a wide range of raw ingredients for personal care products and understanding their safety profile. An in-depth study of raw ingredients used in personal care products, e.g. cleansers, lotion, moisturizer, anti-ageing and whitening creams to sunscreens, and understanding the safety profile of these ingredients. In practical sessions, participants will have hands-on experience in evaluating these ingredients to gain a deeper understanding of their functions in personal care products.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

1. Classify different ingredients in personal care products
2. Recognise role of each ingredient in a formulation
3. Apply technical skills for evaluation of ingredients & personal care formulations

Topics to be covered

1. Organic chemistry for cosmetic science
2. Surfactants
3. Introduction to emollients, humectant and thickeners
4. Current trends of UV filters and sun protection
5. Introduction to other personal care and cosmetic ingredients
6. Introduction to fragrance
7. Safety and cosmetic regulations
8. Assessment

Suitable for

Production Engineer / Technical Specialist / Formulation Specialist / R&D / Application / Chemist / Product Manager / Laboratory Technician / Analyst / Supervisor / Engineer / Chemical Process Technician / Technologist / Fragrance Evaluator / Manager Consumer Sensory Insights Specialist / Manager Regulatory Affairs Specialist / Manager Associate Researcher / Research Technologist Quality Assurance Specialist / Manager 

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Polytechnic Diploma / Degree in relevant Science / Engineering discipline or equivalent qualifications.

Award / Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the examination and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Full Fees (before GST): $2,500.00
GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants*: $52.50
GST payable for others: $175.00

Applicants/EligibilitySkillsFuture FundingSubsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1$2,250.00$302.50
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$1,750.00$802.50
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders$1,750.00$802.50
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders2$2,250.00$302.50
Others (Full fees payable)$0.00$2,675.00

*As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable is calculated based on 7% of the baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit
Terms and Conditions

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed. You may register your interest, and would be notified if there is a new run.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available 

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.