Skincare Ingredients & Cosmeceutical Compounding Course
What you'll learn
- What are cosmeceuticals?
- Importance of cosmeceuticals in dermatology and skincare
- Mechanisms of action: how cosmeceuticals work
- Why skincare products take time to work, how long and how to make your service stand out from other skin experts
- DrTWL Skin Physiotype: A new, efficient way of skin subtyping for cosmeceutical use, Emphasis on skin concerns for higher client satisfaction rates
- How to titrate and source cosmeceutical skincare actives
- The science behind DrTWL’s secret recipe: The 7 key cosmeceuticals that set you up for success
- Learn how the DrTWL Medi-Essence Formulation System allows you to provide a complete personalised skincare service for your clients from the comfort of your ow
- Setting up a customised skincare service
- Manage client expectations by imparting solid understanding of the skin cycle
- Biohack the skin cycle with advanced skincare technologies like microdermabrasion and hydrodermabrasion
- Skincare Plus Accelerate Program: Ways to enhance cosmeceutical absorption to accelerate results, 5 pillars of the instant glow, Inside-out, outside-in approach
- There are no prerequisites for this course.
~Set up for success, Stand out from the rest~ Dr.TWL Skin Masters Academy
Empowering Skincare Entrepreneurs
In this course, learn how to set up a customised skincare service. Dr. Teo Wan Lin, board-certified dermatologist and chief scientific officer of Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals instructs you in the art and science of small scale cosmeceutical compounding. Want to be a beauty entrepreneur and start your own skincare business? Break out of the mould of traditional skincare manufacturing which requires high MOQ and heavy financial commitments with a novel system jointly created by a dermatologist and a pharmaceutical engineer.
Custom Skincare Business: Learn Pharmaceutical Compounding
Skincare Formulation: From Basic to Advanced Levels
Delve into Dr.TWL’s apothecary as you are coached by the expert herself on how to start your very own customised skincare business. This 4 hour 44 minute course is split into 2 main modules, each with several subsections. The first jumps right into the practical aspects of how an effective small scale compounding business model works, the second is a complete grounding in basic to advanced theory of skincare ingredients. In this course, you’ll not just learn about the essentials in cosmeceutical theory, but also be empowered with tutorials designed for advanced practitioners, complete with pdf notes by the dermatologist herself.
Part 1 Crash Course in Compounding
*N.B. This course takes you through protocols meant for individuals with an intermediate to advanced understanding of skincare, for use in professional settings. DIY home made cosmetics are not within the scope of dermatologist-recommended skincare and do not qualify as cosmeceuticals. There will be links provided for raw material sourcing, though participants are recommended to also do their own research on availability based on their location.
There are two key small-medium scale business models you will be taught, based on Dr.TWL’s expertise as the head of Asia’s first dermatologist-led custom compounding skincare pharmacy. These two models are clinically tested in a dermatology practice with high efficacy and client retention rate. They are selected on the basis of its suitability for small-scale beauty entrepreneurs who may wish to offer a custom skincare service, specialising in cosmeceuticals.
Custom Medi-Essence Service
Create a cosmeceutical essence customised to your client’s skin type and concern, based on a novel Skin Physiotype Protocol. Unlike traditional skin typing and off-the-shelf product recommendations, this system focuses on building a long term relationship with your client and forms the basis of a sustainable small-medium scale business model that ensures long term client retention in the ultra-competitive skincare industry.
Skincare Plus Accelerate Program
Stand out from your competitors by guaranteeing an instant glow-up, with measurable results. Learn to manage client expectations with a solid grounding in skin science and evidence-backed skincare technologies. Offer outstanding service, establishing yourself as the go-to skin expert in your region. The program includes strategies on upselling high-yield skincare devices backed by the latest advancements in aesthetic medicine. The program is designed to complement the Custom Medi-Essence Service—building on the step-wise strategies of a unique, personalised skincare service offered by a trained expert. Dr.TWL teaches you how to select dermatologist-recommended skincare technologies and home-use devices that synergise with your customised essence service.
Part 2 Complete Cosmeceutical Syllabus
This comprehensive set of tutorials provide grounding in the science of cosmeceuticals. The notes are compiled from the latest in dermatology research and are written for advanced skincare practitioners.
Who is this for?
Are you a beauty or skincare entrepreneur who faces these difficulties?
Lack of structured education in skin science
Need to distinguish between the functions of many confusing skincare ingredients available in the marketplace
Struggling to build brand credibility/authority from scratch
High MOQ for OEM/ODM, warehousing/storage issues
Have an existing beauty/aesthetic practice & looking to introduce a product/service that clients can only get from you and nowhere else
This course is perfect for you if you are a beauty entrepreneur looking to start your own customised skincare service .
Access a structured system jointly created by a pharmaceutical engineer and a board-certified dermatologist ideally created to help you stand out in today’s cut-throat skincare industry
Master the science of skincare ingredients
Small to medium scale aesthetic/skincare businesses
All-in-1 POP-UP customised skincare service experience
Proven high customer retention/repeat order rates
Build client loyalty with a service they can get no where else
What you will learn
SECTION A - FOUNDATIONAL COURSE
What are cosmeceuticals?
Importance in dermatology and skincare
Mechanisms of action - how cosmeceuticals work
Why skincare products take time to work, how long and how to make your service stand out from other skin experts
SECTION B - ACQUIRING THE SKILLS FOR CUSTOMISED COMPOUNDING
Dr.TWL Skin Physiotype
A new, efficient way of skin subtyping for cosmeceutical use
Emphasis on skin concerns for higher client satisfaction rates
How to titrate and source cosmeceutical skincare actives
The science behind Dr.TWL’s secret recipe
The 7 key cosmeceuticals that set you up for success
Setting up a customised skincare service
Learn how the Dr.TWL Medi-Essence Formulation System allows you to provide a complete personalised skincare service for your clients from the comfort of your own home.
Custom Medi-Essence System
Client consultation process
Compounding at home without a facility
Reference chart for customised compounding for skin concerns
Lecture notes with full color visuals
Client consultation templates
Client progress monitoring - skincare planner template
SECTION C - UPSELLING YOUR SKINCARE SERVICE WITH HOME DEVICE TECHNOLOGIES
Manage client expectations by imparting solid understanding of the skin cycle
Biohack the skin cycle with advanced skincare technologies like microdermabrasion and hydrodermabrasion
Skincare Plus Accelerate Program
Ways to enhance cosmeceutical absorption to accelerate results
5 pillars of the instant glow
Inside-out, outside-in approach
Handheld microdermabrasion and hydrodermabrasion system
EXTRA WORKSHOP: MASTER SKINCARE INGREDIENTS
Learn how to stand out from other skincare experts and skincare services by offering retinol alternatives. Discover the key to the long-term success of your customised skincare business—by offering cosmeceutical skincare that is unique to your practice.
Additional material is provided in the extra workshop segment. Get complimentary access to 2 masterclasses on resveratrol and retinol alternatives, inclusive lecture notes, flashcards and tutorials—excerpted from latest book launch Skin Expert Handbook - Skincare and Cosmetic Ingredients Dictionary by Dr.TWL (available in paperback and hardback on Amazon internationally, also available via our website for Asia/ Southeast Asia students).
Sources (natural vs synthetic)
Mechanism of action/how it works
Cosmetic indication and application
Complimentary learning aides - lecture notes and flash card deck
WORKSHOP 1 (21 MINUTES): RESVERATROL/GRAPE SEED OIL
WORKSHOP 2 (10 MINS): RETINOL ALTERNATIVES FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
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Who this course is for:
- Are you a beauty or skincare entrepreneur who faces these difficulties?
- Lack of structured education in skin science
- Need to distinguish between the functions of many confusing skincare ingredients available in the marketplace
- Struggling to build brand credibility/authority from scratch
- High MOQ for OEM/ODM, warehousing/storage issues
- Have an existing beauty/aesthetic practice & looking to introduce a product/service that clients can only get from you and nowhere else
- This course is perfect for you if you are a beauty entrepreneur looking to start your own customised skincare service
Dr. Teo Wan Lin (Zhang Wanlin; Chinese: 张婉琳) is a dermatologist accredited by the Specialist Accreditation Board, Ministry of Health Singapore, specialising in both medical and cosmetic dermatology. She integrates her artistic sensibility with her research background and specialist dermatologist training, by means of customised, evidence-based aesthetic treatments which work synergistically with her proprietary line of specialist dermatologist-grade cosmeceuticals – Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals. She is also the host of a podcast Dermatologist Talks – Science of Beauty on Spotify. Follow her on instagram.
As an accredited dermatologist, Dr Teo is regularly interviewed and consulted for her expertise by the media on skincare, skin diseases like acne, sensitive skin and eczema, as well as on new product launches. She is widely quoted by women’s magazines as a regular contributor and resident beauty specialist for various beauty magazines such as THREAD by Zalora, BURO 24/7, Daily Vanity, Female Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Men’s Health and Men’s Folio.
From 2017, Dr Teo entered into an exclusive collaboration with Singapore’s leading women’s magazine HerWorld, for a monthly “Ask a Dermatologist” feature, which answers some of the most pressing beauty and skincare questions from the perspective of an accredited dermatologist. Read more about these features with HerWorld by clicking here. She was also the lead author of the only medical study on pigmentation led by skincare supplement giant, Crystal Tomato® performed at the National Skin Centre in 2014 and published in the Journal of Pigmentary Disorders.
Dr Teo is involved as a beauty panel on Singapore Women’s Weekly and Her World for their yearly skincare and cosmetic makeup product reviews. In addition, she is the founder and key formulator of Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals, one of the top dermatologist -formulated cosmeceutical lines in Asia, which has been featured in top magazines such as The New York Times Style Magazine, Elle Beauty Book, Her World, CLEO, Clozette and Ellément.
Academics & Research
A prominent Asian researcher in the area of cosmeceutical skincare, she is the author of “Skincare Bible – Dermatologist’s Tips for Cosmeceutical Skincare” which was published July 2019 by leading bookstores Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor and Apple Books.
Dr. Teo attained her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Degree from the National University of Singapore and subsequently went on to qualify as a medical specialist – an accredited dermatologist certified by the Specialist Accreditation Board, Singapore. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (College of Physicians, Chapter of Dermatologists) and a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (UK).
Dr. Teo also holds the United States Medical License (ECFMG), as well as membership of the American Board of Laser Medicine and Surgery. She is a Member of the European Society of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology (ESCAD) and the International Society of Pediatric Dermatology (ISPD).
Prior to founding TWL Specialist Skin & Laser Centre, Dr. Teo was a dermatologist at Raffles Hospital and National Skin Centre, where she practised medical and cosmetic dermatology, catering to a diverse patient clientele. Dr. Teo spent a year prior to entering the dermatology advanced specialty training (AST) programme at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Singapore General Hospital, Singapore’s largest surgical training centre. She also completed her paediatric dermatology rotation at Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas, while attaining her United-States Medical License in 2009. Dr. Teo has expertise in treating challenging conditions in cosmetic and medical dermatology affecting both the caucasian and asian skin types, in adults and children.
On the research front as an accredited dermatologist, Dr. Teo was the first author of several research articles in peer reviewed scientific journals, in the field of skin cancers, skin surgery, drug allergies as well as pigmentation disorders. These findings have also been presented in numerous international conferences. She was the recipient of the 2015 Dermatological Society of Singapore-Neutrogena Scholarship for the American Academy of Dermatology Meeting, San Francisco. She was also the scholarship recipient for the prestigious 22nd World Congress of Dermatology(WCD) 2011 held in Seoul, Korea, awarded by the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS).
Dr. Teo was awarded the Best Poster Presentation for her paper “Loss of EBER expression in Cutaneous Extranasal spread of nasal-type Natural-Killer T-cell Lymphoma” which was subsequently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (American Society of Clinical Oncology) in 2011.
Her rapport with her patients, medical knowledge and surgical expertise contribute to Dr. Teo’s popularity with patients in both medical and cosmetic dermatology. She received the Best Service Award 2009, awarded by the Service Quality Department of Singapore General Hospital, in recognition of excellent patient care. She is passionate about the science and evidence behind treatment of medical and aesthetic dermatology and is well-known amongst her patients to provide exceptionally precise explanations of skin physiology and their skin conditions to help them understand the treatments involved.
A contemporary art lover, her keen eye for a modern aesthetic is reflected in the minimalist space which she designed for TWL Specialist Skin & Laser Centre. She integrates her artistic sensibility with her research background and specialist dermatologist training, by means of customised, evidence-based aesthetic treatments using state-of the-art machines, injectables (fillers and toxins) which work synergistically with specialist dermatologist-grade cosmeceuticals. She is widely quoted in women’s, men’s and parenthood magazines, as well as on television for her expertise as an accredited dermatologist.
Dr. Teo was previously on the Singapore national fencing team for women’s epee and had represented Singapore in numerous regional and international competitions. She was awarded the German Ambassador’s Cup in 2003 for being the valedictorian in the German language.