introduction to cosmetic science

This hands-on, interactive course provides an introduction to some of the basic biology and chemistry behind the cosmetic industry. Through engaging demonstrations and product creation with everyday items, we encourage the use of scientific terminology and analytical thinking in a relevant and relatable setting.
Duration: 1 hour
Age group: Key stage 3 onwards (tailored to curriculum group)
Key Outcomes: Teamwork, Creativity, Raising Aspirations, Analytical Thinking, Decision Making
“Beauty By The Geeks have presented at a variety of activities in schools and have always delivered engaging and simulating activities for the pupils to get involved in. They have challenged our pupils’ views on their ability and interest in science and there have been many “light bulb” moments. Every activity is well planned and delivered at the appropriate level with challenge at all levels. Feedback from schools is always extremely positive and they always want more.”
Judith Liddle, Schools Participation Officer, North Tyneside Council
I was first introduced to Beauty by the Geeks at a STEMette event where I was impressed by their passion for science and their business acumen so much so that I invited them to be a part of our “Could IT be you?” Finalist Day. On the day they were a great success; their approachable manner resonated with the girls and inspired them to think outside of the box. They spoke enthusiastically about science and the benefits of considering a STEM career, which encouraged and engaged the girls.
Susan Cooklin, CIO and Director of Shared Services, Network Rail
“We are thrilled to be working with Brigitte West and her team to start the very first Scientista chapter in the UK! Their passion and dedication to empowering women in STEM is evident by the incredible success of their first events. We are looking forward to continuing to see them grow and thrive.”
Christina and Julia Tartaglia, Scientista Foundation
“Beauty by the Geeks workshops are an excellent motivational tool in helping to raise the perception of STEM with our students at Marden High School. Their approach to Science is new, fun and engaging. Their modern approach creates a captivating and memorable experience for students and helps them to become autonomous independent learners.”
David Marshall, Assistant Headteacher, Marden High School
“As part of its Science in Schools programme, the British Council France organised a series of Beauty by the Geeks workshops in nine secondary schools of the académie of Bordeaux in October 2014. I personally really enjoyed participating in the workshops and seeing how the students (and teachers!) interacted with the Beauty by the Geeks team. I think that feeling is best summarised in this quote from a student at Lycée Brémontier, Bordeaux. “It was very interesting. I learnt some new things on my skin. I learnt recipes and how to take care of it and now I know that science can be cool. Merci!”
Claire Nassiet, British Council
“The Beauty by the Geeks team delivered workshops at The Big Bang London. This is a free event for students aged 8-18 with the aim of inspiring young people with the potential of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) both in study and careers. The workshops devised and delivered by Beauty by the Geeks not only met but exceeded the brief. They successfully combined science, creativity and enterprise to create a session that captured the imagination and enthusiasm of students of all ages – and of both girls and boys. Their passion and attention to detail is exceptional, making Beauty by the Geeks a pleasure to work with and a real asset to any project.”
Nicola Hern, Project Manager, The Big Bang London and Events & Marketing Director, Seventh Corner Ltd
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