School of Cosmetic Science

Thailand is primed to become a cosmetic and beauty hub of innovation in ASEAN. The School of Cosmetic Science, Mae Fah Luang University aims to produce graduates to support the manpower for the growing cosmetic industry in Thailand and around the world. Our cosmetic science curricula are designed to provide fundamental, advanced knowledge as well as to keep students updated with the rapidly evolving cosmetic industry. The School uses the English language as a taught medium and was the first in Thailand to offer such degrees at an educational institution including Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. levels. It is an ideal place to open a gateway to becoming an expert in beauty advisors and the cosmetic industry.

List of All Study Programmes

  • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Beauty Technology
    • Cosmetic Science
  • Master’s Degree
    • Cosmetic Science
    • Creative Innovation in Cosmetic Science
  • Doctoral Degree
    • Creative Innovation in Cosmetic Science


Assoc.Prof. Dr.Nattaya Lourith

Assoc.Prof. Dr.Nattaya Lourith

Lecturer in Cosmetic Science

Tel: +66 (0) 5391 6834


Ph.D. Bioorganic Chemistry, Kagawa University, Japan 
M.Sc. Organic Chemistry, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
B.Sc. Chemical, Khon Kaen University, Thailand



  • Chemistry of Natural Products and Fragrances
  • Preparation and Quality Control of Raw Materials and Cosmetic Products
  • Herbs for Cosmetics


  • ASP Student Research Award, American Society of Pharmacognosy 2015 Annual Meeting of the ASP, July 25th - 29th, 2015, Copper Mountain, CO, USA. (2015)
  • ASP Jerry McLaughlin Student Travel Award, American Society of Pharmacognosy 2014 Annual Meeting, August 2nd - 6th 2014, Oxford, MS. (2014)
  • Graduate Student Travel Award (2013), American Society of Pharmacognosy 2013 Annual Meeting, July 13th - 17th, 2013. St. Louis, Missouri, USA. (2013)


Lourith N, Pungprom S, Kanlayavattanakul M.  Formulation and efficacy evaluation of the safe and efficient moisturizing snow mushroom hand sanitizer. J. Cosmet. Dermatol.  19(2020):doi:10.1111/jocd.13543.

Kanlayavattanakul M, Chongnativisit W, Chaikul P, Lourith N. Phenolic-rich pomegranate peel extract: in vitro, cellular, and in vivo activities for skin hyperpigmentation treatment. Planta Med. 86(2020): 749-759.

Lourith N, Kanlayavattanakul M. Formulation and clinical evaluation of the standardized Litchi chinensis extract for skin hyperpigmentation and aging treatments. Ann. Pharm Fr. 78 (2020): 142-149.

Lourith N, Kanlayavattanakul M. Development of para rubber seed oil as the efficient makeup remover. Braz. J. Pharm. Sci. 56(2020): e18029 doi:10.15990/s2175-979019000418029.

Lourith N, Kanlayavattanakul M. Improved stability of butterfly pea anthocyanins with biopolymeric walls. J. Cosmet. Sci. 71 (2020): 1-10.

Lourith N, Kanlayavattanakul M, Chaikul P. Planting ideas: upcycled rubber seed offers a renewable cosmetic ingredient. Cosmetics and Toiletries Magazine. 135(Mar 2020): 56-63. 
Inman C, Lourith N, Kanlayavattanakul M. Alternative application approach on black bean: hair coloring product. Chem. Biol. Technol. Agric. 7(2020): 2 doi:10.1186/s40538- 019-0163-2.

Pongsakornpaisan P, Lourith N, Kanlayavattanakul M. Anti-sebum efficacy of guava toner: a split-face, randomized, single-blind placebo-controlled study. J. Cosmet. Dermatol. 18(2019): 1737-1741.

Setsiripakdee  A, Lourith N,  Kanlayavattanakul M. In vitro and in vivo removal efficacies of a formulated pumpkin seed oil makeup remover. J. Surfactants Deterg. 22(2019): 1461-1467.

Kanlayavatanakul M, Pawakongbun P, Lourith N. Dendrobium orchid polysaccharide extract: preparation, characterization and in vivo skin hydrating efficacy. Chinese Herb. Med. 11(2019): 400-405.

Kanlayavattanakul M, Lourith N, Chaikul P. Youth in yield: Jasmine rice extract whitens, protects and smooths skin. Cosmetics and Toiletries Magazine. 134(May 2019): 26-33.
Lourith N, Kanlayavattanakul M. Spinach hydrogels delivered saturated skin. Cosmetics and Toiletries Magazine 134(Feb 2019):49-55.

Contact School

School of Cosmetic Science

Mae Fah Luang University

333 Moo1, Thasud, Muang, Chiang Rai 57100
0 5391 6830
0 5391 6831