LYSC Summer Schools: Cosmetic chemistry (age 10–12)

11.00am to 3.00pm, Monday 5 August

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

    Summer Schools
  • Audience

    Age 10–12


Standard £40

Ri Young Members £34

Event description

Students will explore the difference between acids and alkalis and how they react to form a salt. Using this knowledge they then make their own personalised bath bombs.

The workshop also allows students to discover the properties of oils and waxes and how they are able to dissolve into one another, which they use to create their own lip balms.

This workshop is a great introduction to pH, neutralisation, solubility and changes.

Please note

This workshop is strictly for 1012 year-olds only. Please note this workshop will include a 30 minute unsupervised lunch break. Students should bring their own lunch and a drink.

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

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