Cosmetic chemistry (age 10–12)

11.00am to 3.00pm, Monday 9 April

L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

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  • Students explore the exciting chemistry behind cosmetics.

    Credit: Royal Institution
  • Type

    Holiday workshops


Standard £35

Ri Young Members £29.75

Event description

Students will investigate the difference between acidic and alkaline solutions, and how they can neutralise each other in a reaction by forming a salt. Using this knowledge they can make their own personalised bath bombs. The workshop also allows them to observe the properties of oils and waxes and how they are able to dissolve into one another, giving them a better understanding of the chemical processes behind the manufacture of toiletries such as lip balms which they also make. This workshop is a great introduction to pH, neutralisation, solubility and changes.

Please note

This workshop is strictly for 10–12 year olds only.

Discounted tickets are available to Ri Members. Find out more about how to join.

Refunds can only be issued for tickets cancelled at least two weeks (14 calendar days) in advance of the event date. Please note that this supersedes our normal event terms and conditions.

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