Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in  Herbal Cosmetics (PGDHC/EDHC)


Herbal cosmetics are the recent trend in the field of beauty and fashion. Indian herbs and its significance are popular worldwide. Herbal cosmetic has growing demand in the world market and are a precious gift of nature.

Men and women prefer to use natural products for their personal care as these products supply the body with nutrients and provide satisfaction as these are free from synthetic chemical and have relatively less side-effects compared to the synthetic cosmetics.

Many Health Organizations currently recommend and encourages traditional herbal cures in natural health care programs as these drugs are easily available at low cost and are comparatively safe. Plants are used not only for the cosmetics but also for the dermatological disorder.

As compared to synthetic products, herbal cosmetics are safe to use. They are less allergenic, non toxic, tested and proven by dermatologists to be safe to use since they are made of natural ingredients.

Herbal cosmetics are the preparations containing phytochemicals from a variety of botanical sources which influence the function of skin and provide nutrients necessary for the healthy skin or hair.

The natural herbs and their products when used for their aromatic value in cosmetics preparations are termed as herbal cosmetics. Herbal products contain desirable physiological activity such as healing, smoothing appearance, enhancing and conditioning properties because of herbal ingredients. The knowledge of medicinal plants used by the people seems to be well known to its culture and tradition. Some of the plants were found to have dual use, both curative and cosmetic.

The growing demand has created new avenues in cosmeceutical market as there is a wide selection to choose from natural cosmetics.

Programme Structure

Module 1: Introduction to Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals

  • History and Evolution of Cosmetics Science
  • Need for study of Cosmeceuticals
  • New Advances in the field of Cosmeceuticals
  • Module 2: Anatomy and Physiology of Skin and Hair

  • Anatomy and Physiology of Skin
  • Pathology of skin hair and nails
  • Process of skin healing
  • Module 3: Analytical Techniques for Cosmetic Products Evaluation

  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods of determination of Compounds
  • Ion Exchange Chromatography, Size Exclusion Chromatography
  • Analytical Techniques and Principles Gel Electrophoresis, HPLC
  • Spectroscopical Methods of Analysis
  • Module 4: Herbal Drug Technology

  • Definition of herb, herbal medicine, herbal medicinal product
  • Herbal drug preparation Source of Herbs, Selection, identification and authentication of herbal materials
  • Processing of herbal raw material
  • Module 5: Good Manufacturing Practices & Quality Assurance in Cosmetic Technology

  • GMP guidelines for Cosmetic Products
  • Quality Audits Procedures
  • Regulatory Compliances
  • Module 6: Herbal Product Development and Cosmetic Formulations

  • Methods of Herbal Product Development
  • Screening, Standardization and Identification Procedures
  • Process of Cosmetic Product Development
  • Module 7: Herbal Hair and Oral Care Cosmetics

  • Formulation of Herbal Hair shampoos, Herbal Hair Conditioners, Hair Oils
  • Formulations of Herbal Tooth Pastes, Mouth Washes, Oral Floss
  • Evaluation of oral care formulations
  • Module 8: Herbal Skin care Cosmetics

  • Formulation of Herbal skin care products-Herbal creams, herbal face washes
  • Formulation of Herbal moisturizers and serums
  • Module 9: Production and Marketing Management in Herbal Cosmetics

  • Introduction to Goods and Products
  • FMCG-Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Pharmaceutical market vs. FMCG Market
  • Module 10: Industry based Case Studies


    Any Graduation/ B.Sc. in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BAMS or any other discipline. Diploma holders are eligible for our Executive Diploma, Industry Certificate, and Certificate Programmes.

    Programme Duration

    The duration to complete this programme is 1 year (Post Graduate Diploma), 6 months (Executive Diploma).


    The registration dates for this programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the programme lectures, online live classes and study material easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

    Programme Deliverables

    A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

    • – Assignments for all the programme modules for continuous evaluation and guidance.
    • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
    • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
    • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
    • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
    • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
    • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

    Examination & Certification

    IGMPI follows a credit system based on all learning activities involved in studying for all Post Graduate Diploma, Executive Diploma and Certificate Programmes. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your programme.

    All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the programme, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the programme. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Herbal Cosmetics by IGMPI. For all the above mentioned modules elaborate programme material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.

    Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

    The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to its participants. Besides, it has a robust placement cell comprised of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. This cell is continuously engaged in promoting the employability of our participants and encouraging the concerned Human Resources department and Hiring Managers to recruit/hire our participants for their vacant positions. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing & interview skills.

    In recent months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working with global healthcare like Himalaya Herbals, Lotus Herbals, Khadi Natural, Vaadi Herbals, Just Herbs, Biotique, Forest Essentials, Ayur Herbals, VLCC, JOVEES Herbal, Hamdard Laboratories, Baidyanath Pharmaceuticals, Dabur India Limited, Patanjali, Soulflower, Fabiindia, Organic India, Medimix, Mamaearth, Uflex Ltd., Anuroop Packaging Ltd., IPCA, Zydus, Unichem, Sun Pharmaceuticals, Hetero, Torrent Pharmaceutical, Cipla, Lupin, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Roche, Intas, Asrezenenca, Gland, Glenmark, Macleods, Jubilant Lifesciences, Novartis, Merck, Piramal, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Lotus, Lakme, Khadi, Himalayan, etc. The IGMPI’s Corporate Resource Division actively recommends our students and training participants for various job requirements and specialized roles to Human Resource, Talent Acquisition as well as the heads of various departments in Pharmaceutical, Healthcare industries on regular basis.

    Future career prospects of Herbal Cosmetics

    There is a wide scope in the profession of herbal cosmetology in India or in other countries. Herbal Cosmetology is the promising career for youth because of the world wide growing market of the herbal product due to its safe and effective nature. The personal care industry makes up vast of India's market for consumer package goods and experts agree that India is full of opportunities and is a potential gold mine for many beauty and personal care companies. As a cosmetic professional you would be involved in the research and development, manufacturing and production of cosmetics, hair care, perfume and toiletry products.

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