Training + Classes for the Modern Formulator
The Formulators LAB is an online platform offering continual support and training in cosmetic formulation.
founded by Joan Morais
Creator & CEO of The Formulators LAB & Joan Morais Cosmetics School
The Formulators Lab.
Produce safe, stable, and sustainable cosmetics
Grow your business and stay on top of your game in the industry.
straight to market formulations
Using sustainable, vegan, renewable, biodegradable and fair trade ingredients.
Build your Product Line immediately
Immediate Access to 10 Product Formulation Classes. Straight to Market Formulations.
knowledge from industry Experts
Learn from experts on a variety of topics and improve your formulating skills. Valuable shared resources.
The Modern For′mu·la′tor n.
A cosmetic formulator can follow, build and create a recipe or formula.
Natural Hair Care Formulations
Natural Skin Care Formulations
Improve your Formulating Skills
Learn Formulating Techniques
Ask questions and get answers. Questions always come up during formulating and making formulations. We are here for you to help you get your questions answered during the Live calls.
Here's what's included in your exclusive membership.
Formulation Classes and Live Formulating Lessons plus Q+A
Access to all product formulation classes plus new classes launching every other month. You will quickly learn new successful formulations and procedures. Live Formulating Training Lessons plus Q+A with Joan to answer formulating questions.
Gain Knowledge from Expert Guest Lessons
We host experts in the cosmetic industry sharing knowledge in their field to help you expand your skills as a formulator as well as provide valuable resources. Check out the archive of Experts to gain key skills and knowledge.
The Formulators Glossary
Ingredients are categorized and identified by approving private standards, bio based and biodegradable. Ingredients in the glossary are cruelty-free (not tested on animals) and vegan (contains no animal ingredients).
Here you’ll find downloads to save and print to help you with your cosmetic formulating including Cosmetic Formula Worksheets and Product Development Worksheets.
The Private Community is a place to connect and communicate with like-minded, supportive cosmetic formulators and makers. Here you can ask your questions and share with other members.
Special offers and supplier discounts.
Our Focus in the LAB: Sustainable Beauty
Sustainability is a core value of The Formulators LAB, it guides the choices we make as a company. Sustainability meets the needs of the present without a destructive impact to people, animals and the planet. In return, it promotes the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
Vegan & Cruelty Free
Vegan products contain no animal products, by-products or derivatives. Cruelty free products and ingredients do not test on animals.
Raw materials are processed using the guidelines of the 12 principles of cosmetic chemistry. Sustainable, renewable, biodegradable and fair trade ingredients.
Packaging is important for a sustainable product. Sustainable packaging is reduced, recyclable, compostable or refillable packaging.
Every month you can expect new happenings in The Formulators LAB.
Members get full-access to
New & Innovative Formulation Classes
Straight to Market Formulations
Shampoo Bar Formulation Class
FACIAL CLEANSING PODS FORMULATION CLASS
CBD BEAUTY BALM FORMULATION CLASS
Plus, don't miss
Expert Guest Lessons
Stream videos anytime, at your own pace
COMING UP: Live Q&A with
November 30, 2021 @ 10AM - 11AM PST
Oh Oh Organic
Natural Textured Hair
Colonial Chemical, Inc
Waterless & Low-Water Formulations
Thee Beauty Chemist
Hair Chemistry & Formulating Hair Care Products
Microbiological Testing for Cosmetics
Member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists
Hi, I'm Joan Morais!
Founder of Joan Morais Cosmetics School (formerly Joan Morais Naturals), the first online formulation school in the industry in 2003.
For years, I’ve wanted to create a platform for formulators and makers, whom I call the modern formulator. To provide a place for advancement after taking my formulation courses or other courses. To share technical information bridging the science and art of cosmetic formulation. To be a reliable and trustworthy source in the cosmetic industry.
Meet The Formulators LAB.
Invest in you & your business
Join The Formulators LAB Today!
And join this exclusive private community. Connect and communicate with like-minded, supportive cosmetic formulators and makers. Here you can ask your questions and share with other members.
This is for:
Purchase the class you want to focus on and complete within 12-weeks.
Access all classes plus all future classes added to the LAB with access to Expert Guests and formulating lessons with Joan.
$549.99 / year
Frequently Asked Questions
The Formulators LAB is an online training platform membership, a member community forum and formulation classes. You have unlimited access to lessons with cosmetic industry experts, the resource library, forum and member perks. It’s a place of support for you. It’s the next step after taking formulation classes or if you’ve been making cosmetics, to advance your cosmetic formulator skills. The Formulators LAB is here to help you make stable, safe and effective cosmetics. To empower you and provide you with a database of sustainable plant-based, cruelty-free ingredients. We’re here to save you time and money by supplying you with resources. Our goal is to empower you to become the best cosmetic formulator.
The modern formulator is passionate about formulating and making natural hair and skin care products. She wants to make stable, safe, effective and sustainable formulations. The modern formulator transforms nourishing ingredients into products that are an elixir for radiant skin and hair.
The topics include improving formulations and formulating with surfactants, preservatives and emulsifiers. Formulating with actives and botanicals. Stability and microbial testing. Green chemistry, bio-based ingredients, sustainable ingredients and conscious beauty. Topics on the microbiome of the skin, textured hair, developing formulations and more.
Our members include hair stylists, estheticians, salon owners, those with a hair or skin care business or looking to start one. Anyone passionate about formulating and making natural hair and skin care products and want to advance to the next level.
The Formulators LAB is a community of modern formulators; cosmetic formulators passionate about making natural, nourishing, green beauty products. If you want a place of support, access to information on sustainable ingredients with expert guests, worksheets designed for you to formulate and make nourishing body, hair and skin without complex systems and tons of ingredients. The Formulators LAB is right for you.
We do not provide consulting or custom formulating. We are not a cosmetic formulation school or a supplier. If you are interested in a school go to Joan Morais Cosmetics School. We are here to offer you classes, support and training to advance your cosmetic formulating skills.
Sustainability is a core value of The Formulators LAB, it guides the choices we make as a company. Raw materials are processed using the guidelines of the 12 principles of cosmetic chemistry. Sustainability meets the needs of the present without a destructive impact to people, animals and the planet. In return, it promotes the ability of future generations to meet their needs. You can find sustainable, renewable, biodegradable and fair trade ingredients in The Formulators Glossary.
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