BACHELOR (vocational) Chemical and pharmaceutical industries SPECIALITY Industrial Cosmetology

The diploma allows to deepen the knowledge and to develop the skills in the domains of the legislation, the conception, the production and the control of cosmetics. This formation, including of numerous hours of practical class and an internship in professional environment favours widely the implementation of the knowledge.

  • Objectives

The global objective of the diploma is to complete the initial formation of holders of a L2 level with specific skills necessary to the cosmetics industry businesses. It allows the holders to get operational in a cosmetics R&D department. An important place is made for teachings concerning innovative technical aspects, to allow the graduates to face the future evolutions of the business.

The first objective is to bring to the students a good knowledge of raw materials used in beauty care, so that they can envisage with difference the formulation of a product.

The second objective is to present to the students the various classic or innovative galenics, which they can be brought to realize in laboratory. The theoretical knowledge will be put into practice during practical classes and during a tutored project.

The third objective is to present to the students the various techniques of quality control of cosmetics, that they are analytical, biological or in vivo (trials of efficiency on volunteers), and that they address raw materials or finished products.

Finally, the last objective is to teach the students how to evolve in an industrial environment, by respecting the current rule and law, the steps of quality assurance and the good manufacturing practices.

Skills acquired during the formation: Choose the adapted raw materials, check their quality, know how to operate them to realize a cosmetic product. Control cosmetics by physico-chemical / biological techniques. Realize the trials of efficiency on volunteers.

The students can aspire to senior technician's post in cosmetics industry, in the sectors of the formulation, the production, the control or of the trials over volunteer of cosmetics.
  • List of courses or subjects covered by the syllabus

The program integrates theoretical and practical teachings organized in credits grouped together in two half-years, learnings of methods and tools (S 5) as well as a tutored project and internship in occupational environment (S 6). The formation also proposes a teaching of foreign language and a n apprenticeship of the use of the computing tools.

The credits are sanctioned by a continuous assessment and\or written and oral terminal tests. In case of failure to the degree, they are capitalizable since the student obtained the average there. A compensation is made between constituent elements of a credit, on one hand, and between credits, on the other hand.

UE1 fundamental knowledge: Upgrade in chemistry and biology, computing, English, legislation, marketing.

UE2 Formulation and production: Knowledge of raw materials, classic galenic forms and cosmetic specific forms.

UE3 The various methods of study of cosmetics: the majority of the analytical and biological techniques used in the quality control of the raw materials and the finished product are approached.

UE4 Knowledge of the industrial environment: quality assurance, GMPs, environment and effluents.

The tutored project consists in the development, by a couple of students, of a cosmetic product supervised by teachers. The students have to choose raw materials, check the quality, formulate the product and make the necessary essays on the finished product. The product is accompanied with a file.

The internship in a company of the cosmetic domain is going to allow a apprenticeship of the implementation of the knowledge. It is about a mission of 3 months (April-June) which can be pursued at request of the industrialist until 3 additional months.

- Examples of sectors of internship: industry of development, production of cosmetics, test laboratories of cosmetics, industry of development of raw materials or cosmetic excipients.

- Example of places of intership : Guerlain, Shiseido, l'Oréal, Procter & Gamble, création couleurs, Pacific Création, ABC Textures, Pierre Fabre, ARD Soliance, Spincontrol…
  • Admission requirements
This license addresses students holders of a L2 level in Life sciences or Sciences of the materials, chemistry, or biological analysis. The recruitment is made on file and interview. This diploma is accessible within the framework of the in-service training with possibly validation of professional experiences.