This course allows students to discover the social and scientific concepts of human beauty, with an emphasis on ways to live a healthy life. The course material includes some introduction to basic chemistry and biology related to cosmetic products. Issues related to (1) human perception and concepts of beauty, (2) the history and science of cosmetics and (3) the safety of cosmetics, will be discussed. Apart from interactive lectures and tutorials, students will learn some simple experimental techniques through making their own cosmetics (including gloss lipstick, hair cream, moisturizing serum) in the four laboratory sections. Students will also know explore various aspects of the cosmetic industry through the guest lecture by representatives from the international cosmetics industry. At the end of the semester, students are required to give a group presentation on a topic related to cosmetic use and production.