Cosmetic chemistry (age 7–9)

11.00am to 3.00pm, Wednesday 14 February

L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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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 7–9 year-olds only. 

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