PROD632-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Special Topics in Cosmetic Product Formulation

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


The course addresses eight distinct yet interrelated topics, which are based on trends in cosmetic product formulation. The topics range from identifying advance technology-driven processes and raw materials to quality assurance and preservation. Formulating products with ingredients of natural origin are discussed while considering matauranga Maori (traditional knowledge) around rongoa (native flora herbal preparations). Additionally, the development of sustainable cosmetic formulations are addressed aligning to the values of kaitiakitanga. The content continues with other important aspects including; product evaluation, claims substantiation and safety assessment.


Approval of the Head of the School of Product Design

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 West 214
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Sarah Kessans

Course Coordinator

Ali Reza Nazmi

Course Administrator

Alison Lowery


Ali Reza Nazmi

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,114.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 4 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Product Design on the department and colleges page.

All PROD632 Occurrences

  • PROD632-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021