AOCS Continuing Education Program

Advance your career and learn new skills

Courses On-demand

Learn from experts and advance your career with on-demand training, designed to fit into your busy schedule. On-demand access includes access to recordings, slides, and course materials for 30 days.

Design of Lamellar Gel Network Emulsions for Personal Care and Cosmetics Application

Learn at your own pace from Ricardo Diez, Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University, USA.

This course will provide a detailed overview of the science and technology of these commercially important materials. The course will highlight the lamellar gel network (LGN) model developed by our course instructor Ricardo Diez and demonstrate its use to design key aspects of cosmetic and personal care emulsions, from sensorial properties to stability and scale-up, as well as delivery of actives.

Registered attendees can access recordings, slides, and course materials for 30 days.

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Lipids in Personal Care and Cosmetics

Learn at your own pace from Benjamin Schwartz, Senior Personal Care Application Specialist, AAK USA Inc.

This course provides a detailed look into the roles that plant-based lipids play in personal care and cosmetic formulations. Benjamin Schwartz, Senior Personal Care Application Specialist, AAK USA Inc. highlights how the structure of fatty acids found in plant-based lipids, and more importantly the triglycerides and wax esters that contain them, determine the interdependent properties of oxidative stability, compatibility, solid fat content, and crystallization types of various oils, fats, and waxes. Take this course to learn how these properties can inform choices of oils, fats, waxes, and their derivatives within different personal care and cosmetic products, including anhydrous and emulsion-based products.

Registered attendees can access recordings, slides, and course materials for 30 days.

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