From senses to expertise

Formations scientifiques & techniques

Msc in Cosmetic Expertise Formulation & Applications

Bac +6

English-taught Postgraduate Program

  • 1 year

  • lieu
    type de contrat
  • Internship agreement
  • modalité
  • Full-Time
  • coût
  • €10,250 for 1 year
  • inscription

    Dates d'inscription

    Début : September 2020
    Fin : March 2nd 2021 (First Campaign) / May 21st 2021 (Second Campaign)

    Niveau d'entrée :


    Conditions d'admission

    Dates of selections

    First campaign:
    • March 2 : Application file's selection
    • March 19 : Online individual motivation Interview
    Second campaign (according to the seats available):
    • May 21 : Application file's selection
    • June 10 : Online individual motivation Interview

    Pre-requisites / Admission Requirements

    • Graduate level: Master’s Degree in a scientific field (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Biological Sciences, Botany, Pharmaceutical Sciences)
    • Professional experience in Cosmetic is not required but recommended.
    • Fluent in English : English proficiency test scores required for non-native speakers (IELTS: 6.5 or TOEFL iBT: 85 or TOEIC: 850)

    Target audience

    Full-time : Any candidat meeting the prerequisites and with a strong interest in Cosmetic Formulation & Applications

    Date of training

    September 27, 2021 to November 30, 2022

    Modalités d'inscription

    Admission process

    Referencing of the course

    • Titre RNCP 26943 : Manager des process de création et de dévleoppement des produits Parfum, Cosmétique et Arômes alimentaires

    Financing methods & ELIGIBILITY PROVISIONS


    • Registration fees: 200€
    • The registration fees are non-refundable and must be paid online when submitting you application.
    • 30% of 10 250€ to be paid upon acceptation
    • Tuition fees: 10 250€ for 1 years
    • 200 € for application handling fees (mandatory and non-refundable). Payable online. Click below to submit your payment.

    Process online for application payment



      Learning goals

      • Develop a current knowledge of global cosmetic markets, key players and consumer trends
      • Acquire a real expertise in cosmetic composition
      • Understand and master cosmetic formulation process
      • Uphold safety regulation and execute quality processes
      • Develop your know-how in a company thanks to a 6-month internship/work placement

      Learning outcomes

      • Set formula to ensure finished products expected by consumers
      • Coordinate/manage cosmetic formulation and production
      • Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations
      • Conduct quality control tests


      Core Courses at ISIPCA:

      • Study of raw materials
      • The different types/categories of cosmetics
      • In-depth knowledge of Cosmetic Formulation
      • Sensory Analysis
      • Sciences: Applied Biochemistry & Rheology to Cosmetic Formulation
      • International Cosmetic Markets, Key Players and Consumer Behavior
      • Skin Physiology and Cosmetic exposure/safety
      • Project: Product Design
      • Professional lectures



      Teaching methods

      • Oct - Nov 15: 2-months remotely courses
      • Nov 15 - Feb: Online and face-to-face courses, pratical works in the laboratory, team work and oral presentations


      Teaching Resources

      • Specifc Laboratoires dedicated to formulation of cosmetics, sensory analysis and analytical chemistry
      • Resource center specializing in perfumery, cosmetics and favlors, databases on ingredients
      • Computer room, Blackboard for online courses, specialized MOOCs.


      Assessment method

      • Exams
      • Oral presentation
      • Practical work
      • Group project presentation
      • Oral internship presentation

      Les Plus

      Graduation rate : 100 % (promotion 2020)

              Integration rate : 50 % (promotion 2019)


      Colette CAZIER
      Assistante Administrative et Pédagogique
      01 39 23 70 62

      Informations complémentaires


      As part of its Equity and Inclusion policy, and in accordance with the provisions of Law n°2005-102 of 11 February 2005 for the equal rights and opportunities, participation and citizenship of people with disabilities, ISIPCA is committed to respecting accessibility standards for people with disabilities and to proposing adapted accommodation for training courses.

      More informations


      Programme Brochure

      Application Guide


      Mise à jour le 19 mars 2021