For Key Stages 3 and 4 Science students

Faces of Science is designed to show the real-life applications of science within the cosmetics, toiletry and perfumery industry.

The section Give Your Self-esteem a Makeover! explores in depth a PSHE topic that is at the heart of the personal care industry – that looking your best and feeling great raises self-esteem and achievement.

Students often question the application of their learning. This website puts that learning into context and is useful in terms of introducing work-related learning. It is levelled to be accessible to all Key Stage 4 students and some sections are also suitable for Key Stage 3 students.


Your students may ask you about animal testing of cosmetics. Reassure them that cosmetics sold in Europe are not tested on animals. Students can research the EU ban on animal testing for cosmetics using the following useful pages: