Press Release

Skin School

No7 Skin School

We’re excited to share that on Monday, May 17 we launched our industry-leading beauty advisor training programme, Skin School, developed by the Global Beauty Academy in partnership with the University of Manchester and endorsed by the Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC).

Reflecting No7 Beauty Company’s commitment to making beauty accessible and affordable for everyone, the comprehensive training programme has been created to ensure that No7 and Liz Earle beauty advisors have a uniquely rich and deep understanding of skin’s physiology and the needs of all skin types, regardless of age, ethnicity and differing skin concerns. They will be equipped to provide scientifically based, personalised advice for customers to ensure their individual skin and beauty needs are answered.

The programme will consist of the following modules:

  • Skin Physiology: How the skin works as an organ, skin types and how products work on the skin
  • Uniqueness of the Skin: Biological and physical differences across skin tones, including melanin production, ageing and skin structure in different skin tones. Created with support from aesthetician Dija Ayodele
  • Part 1: Skin Through the Life Stages / Part 2: The Skin and the Sun: How the skin ages, and the impact of environmental and lifestyle factors including damage caused by the sun
  • Part 1: The Menopause / Part 2: The Menopause and the Skin: A holistic view of the menopause, followed by a module looking at its impact on the skin. Created with support from Doctor Louise Newson
  • Skin Conditions: Healthy skin (including healthy skin concerns like dullness, dryness and oiliness) and common skin conditions
  • Product Development: The journey of a skincare product, from idea to shelf
  • Global Trends and Technology:  Advancing technologies in beauty and the importance of consumer insights and trends
  • Lifestyle and Wellness: How to look after the skin both inside and out
  • Macmillan: The visible side effects of cancer treatment on the skin

The ground-breaking training programme takes 9-12 months to complete and will be given to No7 and Liz Earle Boots-based beauty advisors in the UK from May this year, and in the US in 2022.  It represents the first and only beauty training programme to be endorsed by CIBTAC, making it the gold-standard in education for beauty advisors. 

The No7 Beauty Company Science and Training & Education teams have worked with a variety of leading voices within the industry including menopause specialist Dr Louise Newson and aesthetician and founder of the Black Skin Directory Dija Ayodele as well as experts from Macmillan Cancer Support to create the programme. 

Lavinia Moxley, Head of Global Beauty Academy, No7 Beauty Company comments: “We are delighted to announce the launch of Skin School and thrilled to have the support from CIBTAC. As the first point of call for many women looking for beauty advice, our beauty advisors have vast experience and expertise in helping women find the right skincare products for their specific needs. Skin School builds on this rich heritage, ensuring that they continue to give customers highly personalised advice that is tailored to their skin and beauty needs, and based on the latest scientific developments and understanding of the skin.”

Lesley Blair, CEO & Chair, BABTAC and CIBTAC adds: “No7 and Liz Earle are household beauty brands rooted in expertise and knowledge with a unique position to speak to UK women on every level and at every age. This is why we are thrilled to partner with No7 Beauty Company to ensure their beauty advisors will undergo a globally recognised CIBTAC endorsed training and education programme. Having worked with No7 Beauty Company very closely, we are confident that each advisor will feel prepared and informed with the knowledge needed to help women make the right decision for their beauty needs.”