Cosmetic Ingredients

The ASI Online Common Ingredients course is designed to help participants understand the most common cosmetic ingredient categories, examples of each, their functional purpose, effect on the skin and how to read an ingredient label.

About Single Course

Who's This Course For

There are two essential elements to a superior ability to make proper product recommendations that improve the condition of the skin. The first is a complete understanding of the skin and how it functions. The second is a complete understanding of ingredient categories and specific ingredients and how they influence the skin.

This course is designed for any skin care professional or sales professional who wants to confidently identify the best products to meet each customer’s needs.

Understanding common cosmetic ingredients encompasses:

  • Ingredient terminology and cosmetics vs. drugs
  • Ingredient labels
  • pH review
  • Active ingredients, emollients, surfactants, delivery systems, fragrances and preservatives

Completely understand product ingredients and their roles in matching skin types and concerns for optimal treatment and home care recommendations.

Why study with us? Michelle Brenner has over 35 years of experience in the skin care and wellness business and over 26 years in education. She is also an international speaker, writer, and author. Michelle has hand-crafted each course to share her career experience with you.


What’s included?
  • 30-day access to the course.
  • Downloadable Study Guide.
  • Downloadable Certificate of Completion upon completion. View example Certificate.

*This course is not designed as a “license” but rather to expand knowledge and expertise in the skin care field.

This course is worth three CEU hours and should take 2-3 hours to complete. It is divided into four modules, each allowing you to save your progress and resume later to accommodate your busy schedule.

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Do I receive a certificate for these modules?

Yes, a certificate of completion with hours is provided upon completion.

Do I receive a license for taking these modules?

No, this program is designed for continuing and advanced education, not professional licensure

Do these modules count for CEUs?

Each state is different. ASI On Line is currently working on approval from states that require certain course work.  However, for all other required CEUs the certificate of completion contain the hours of education completed as well.

Do I need to be licensed to take these modules?

These modules are designed for ANYONE looking to gain more education in skin care. This includes currently licensed estheticians and cosmetologists, as well as Direct Skin Care Sales representative and cosmetic sales representatives.

Do these modules prepare me for licensure?

NO. Although all are designed and developed by a licensed educational institution, they do not apply towards mandatory required license hours.

Who should take these modules?

Anyone looking to gain knowledge and expertise in the skin care profession.

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