Interpret the chemical composition and physical actions of cosmetic products

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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver SIBBCCS407A, 'Interpret the chemical composition and physical actions of cosmetic products'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1 Apply knowledge of cosmetic chemistry to beauty therapy treatments.

1.1 Identify relevant concepts of cosmetic chemistry and apply to the design and performance of beauty therapy treatments according to relevant legislation and workplace policies and procedures.

1.2 Assess range of organic chemistry and relate to beauty therapy treatments.

1.3 Relate percutaneous absorption and role of the skin in acting as a barrier while allowing the passage of chemicals used in beauty therapy treatments.

2 Apply knowledge of cosmetic products to beauty therapy treatments.

2.1 Assess the function of chemical formulations from range of cosmetic emulsions in relation to action on the skin.

2.2 Assess formulation, function and action of range of cosmetic ingredients in relation to action on the skin.

2.3 Assess formulation of range of beauty therapy products in relation to purpose and action on the skin.

2.4 Assess environmental impact of ingredients in range of beauty therapy products.

2.5 Identify contraindications to the use of some products as they relate to client health and treatment outcomes.

3 Select products to complement beauty therapy treatments.

3.1 Apply knowledge of cosmetic chemistry to beauty therapy treatments to maximise positive outcomes.

3.2 Recognise skin problems or requirements and select cosmetic products based on product formulation, function and action to complement range of beauty therapy treatments.

3.3 Apply the relevant principles of cosmetic chemistry in provision of post-treatmentcare and advice.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SIBBCCS407A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIB50110 - Diploma of Beauty Therapy
  • SIB40110 - Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy