skin education international

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why study skin?

what could you gain by becoming a skin expert?

leave doubt behind!

knowledge gives you the ability to confidently guide your clients to healthy skin

create lasting changes!

help your clients understand their skin condition and work towards balance

sleep deeply...

knowing that everyday, you're making positive changes in your clients' lives!

My mission is simple: "help as many skins as possible."

I learned a long time ago that there's only so much I can do as an individual.

By sharing knowledge and growing together, we can have a huge and significant impact on so many people.

I'd love to share what I've learnt over 19 years of combining my Naturopathic Nutrition knowledge with my experience as a Skin Therapist and International Educator.

Are you ready to change your clients life?


online learning

Enjoy the flexibility of online learning, studying whenever & wherever you want. Replay videos as many times as you need!

supported learning

Comprehensive and engaging Learning Resources guide you through the classes; helping you retain key messages & becoming a reference tool for the future.

personal touch

Catch up one-on-one with Lia to work through any questions you have and ensure your maximum success!

"I had the most rewarding two days with Lia doing the Level One and Level Two Skin Courses. I've been in the industry for 10 years including spending 4 working alongside Sydney's best Dermatologists and she still managed to teach me things I had never come across. It was probably one of the best, most concise courses I've ever done. If you need a refresher, work as a sole trader, or just need some skin inspiration, this is definitely the course for you! Lia KNOWS her stuff! Don't delay, book today."

Isabella Loneragan
Owner and Therapist at The Dermal Diary

"Thank you Lia for your inspiring and very informative training today. You make what can feel so complicated so simple to understand. Very much enjoyed it."

Ainslie Chrimes
National Educator at Next Level Aesthetics

"Thank you so much to Lia for the last 2 days. Your easy going nature & extensive knowledge on skin allows for a comfortable & relaxed learning environment, where therapists of all levels walk away with a wealth of information. I have thoroughly enjoyed the content, layout & running of this training & highly recommend these courses to anyone interested in advancing their skin knowledge. This education should be mandatory for everyone in our industry entry level & beyond to complete! Looking forward to whatever else Skin Education International has to offer"

Brooke Allen
Manager at Asthetique Skin Care Clinic

"Honestly the best decision I made after college was completing Lia’s courses. She has a way about her teaching that you instantly absorb everything she shares. A very informative course and easy to understand all the information you need to know to treat your clients. I can’t recommend Lia’s guidance and ongoing support enough!!"

Mona Jihad
Owner at Simply Luminous Skin

"Would absolutely recommend Lia, the courses are so well put together, informative and knowledgeable but so easy to understand and follow along. I have learnt so much throughout and truly appreciate the time and effort Lia has put into her work. Thank you!"

Carla Hipper

"Both pre covid and present I have completed 3 of Lia's online courses and I would attend any more she puts together in the future. I recommend anyone thinking about completing her courses to just do it. Her easy to understand and beautiful bedside manner make her so lovely to listen to. Have thoroughly enjoyed my learning with Lia."

Danielle Tara Sackmann

"I highly recommend Skin Education International courses. I completed all available courses level 1, level 2 and Skin Needling: Theory and Practical. Even though I was not new to these topics, I still found it very useful and interesting 🤓 I really enjoyed not just the information received in these courses but also the way they were delivered: Lia is truly amazing 👌 Thank you for making such valuable courses available world wide!🥰"

Simona Maženytė

"Amazing educational training. Lia teaches with an easy to understand method, friendly and down to earth approach. I highly recommend. 😘"

Mary White
Owner at Mary's Skin Care

"I’m feeling so grateful to have come across Lia and Skin Education International. I completed all the available courses; Level 1, Level 2 and Skin Needling and I enjoyed every single minute of the courses. For a while now I had felt as if I needed to learn more, as if I didn’t have the answers to my clients questions about their skin concerns and always doubted whether this was the best suited treatment plan for my clients, these courses have assisted me in so many ways to become the confident and independent Skin Therapist I aspire to be. I’m not only thankful for the courses but Lia yourself for answering all my questions and concerns, she’s amazing! If your doubting whether you should do the course/s trust me do it, you won’t regret it."

Imogen Killick

"Thanks Lia for the amazing course again! Your knowledge and the way that you teach is just fantastic! Thanks for also be so quick answering emails. Strongly recommend your course."

Karina Alves

"I have already completed the original level 1 and 2 of Lia’s Skin Education courses and now I am completing her updated version of level 1 and 2. I have found that I am always learning every time I do the courses. Lia has an amazing way of making sure that the information she is teaching is well received and understood by all of her therapists. The courses are easy to understand and when you are doing them you find yourself craving more information and hence fly through the course. Thank you Lia for creating such wonderful content."

Jenna Hoadley

"I would just like to express my gratitude to Lia and her courses that she offers. They are very easy to understand and follow. I highly recommend these to anyone entering skin care profession and anyone needing to refresh or update their knowledge in this field."

Toni Tenaglia Broggian
Owner at Renaissance Skin & Body

"I can not speak highly enough of Lia - as an educator and as a person. The knowledge that she has, and the way that she shares it is incredible. She is always there for support, and she is seriously the best thing to have happened to my career and success as a skin therapist."

Lucy Salerno
Owner at Blue Angel Skin + Beauty

"Lia’s courses are comprehensive, easy to follow and manageable. Having the lessons broken down means you can easily fit in a lesson when you have a busy schedule and the information is so clear and concise. Not only that but she is delightful and a pleasure to learn from. I’m very grateful to have discovered Skin Education International. Thank you 🙏🏼"

Anna Dale

"I have recently completed all of the Live Online Skin Education International Courses. I have to say that Lia is the most brilliant teacher, extremely knowledgeable, patient and kind. I am constantly upping my game with further education but I have to say, what I have learnt over the past 6 weeks has been nothing short of amazing and a game changer for my business 100% . I have loved every second. This is by far the best training I have ever taken part in. Lia has such a lovely relaxed manner and makes all of her courses very enjoyable and easy to understand, she genuinely wants her students to succeed. Lia is very passionate in what she does and has been and will continue to be a huge inspiration for me. It was such a privilege to take part in all of the courses. This training has put me head and shoulders above my peers. I can’t wait to see what Lia has planned next . 5 stars and Very highly recommended, Thank you so so much Lia 💖💜💖"

Lynne Dicks
Owner at LS Skinology

"Thank you Lia for the wonderful knowledge and training you have given me. It has certainly given me a lot more incentive to give more to my clients not only for skin external but internal health as well."

Debbie Andrea-Bartolo
owner at The Beauty Couture

"Thanks Lia. The past 4 weeks have been great. I have learnt so much. You are so knowledgeable on all things skin and your teaching style makes it so easy to understand. I would highly recommend your course. Amazing. Thanks again."

Carla Nicolussi

"Thanks Lia! A fabulous four weeks of learning all things skin. Although I have 25 years experience in the beauty industry, I have still walked away with a wealth of knowledge. Going back to basics and then building on that was so beneficial. The topic of skin is complex and can get complicated but you delivered it superbly! Thanks again! Sam x"

Sam Doolan

"Lia is extremely knowledgable and exceptionally professional. I'm so pleased I have attended your Courses Lia, they have been most beneficial. Your course structure and content are easy to follow and understand plus your delivery tops it all off to make sure that we retain the information! Very much looking forward to continued up-skilling with any future courses 🙂"

Marie August
Director at Juvenate Skincare

"Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Lia you have a great way of delivering those lessons, easy to understand, and you explain things in such a way where it all just makes sense!!"

Jenny Alonso

"Lia has so much information and knowledge to share! Her course was super helpful and very easy to understand. She made the course very fun and enjoyable and I have learnt so much. Could not recommend more!"

Frances Waterfall
Beauty Therapist

"Thank you so so much for your amazing course. You are brilliant!! I thought coming into the course it would just be a brush up on what I already knew, BUT wow I have learnt so much more from you and now have a whole new view on skin and skin health. Your truly amazing with your knowledge and teaching abilities, I found it so very easy to follow all the way through your courses. Thank you again. I have been sure to pass on your info to all of my beauty therapist friends. Alanna x"

Alanna Quinn
Owner at Spa+Beauty Hepburn Springs

"Lia is full of knowledge and explains everything very easily to understand! I have been loving her level one course and can’t wait for level two and more classes in the future!!! Love how is it all about treatments and ingredients instead of specific brands and devices."

Lauren Vella
Owner at LV Beauty Room

"I have really enjoyed the time spent in lockdown upskilling and professional development supplied by Lia she has a very pleasant manner and is easy to follow on with. excellent communications and fast responses to emails. thank you I would highly recommend any of her courses."

Mell Young

"I have already completed the original level 1 and 2 of Lia’s Skin Education courses and now I am completing her updated version of level 1 and 2. I have found that I am always learning every time I do the courses. Lia has an amazing way of making sure that the information she is teaching is well received and understood by all of her therapists. The courses are easy to understand and when you are doing them you find yourself craving more information and hence fly through the course. Thank you Lia for creating such wonderful content."

Jenna Hoadley
Owner at Bella Brazilian

"Lia is extremely knowledgeable and down to earth with her skin training courses. She poses the ability to breakdown Skin Anatomy & Physiology for beginners and is exceptional when lecturing about skin barrier disorders, high risk lifestyle factors for problematic skin conditions and implementing the appropriate skincare actives for treating all skin types/conditions. Lia has a wealth of knowledge and I look forward to learning from her again in the future."

Kai Atkinson
Educator at Dermaviduals

"I participated in the Skin Education International training which was offered online during the industry shutdown . W. O. W !!! I absolutely loved the flexibility of the courses & self paced structure. Lia has the amazing ability to explain things so simply & thoroughly. Even with over 2 decades in the beauty industry I can’t explain how much I learnt . Please do yourselves a favour & do the courses - you will love what you learn ."

Nadia Dwyer

"Absolutely brilliant training course. Lia explains so much in her courses not just for you to understand but also how to explain it to your clients which is great for home care. Loved getting back into learning as its been a while and wasn't sure i'd pick things up, but Lia is amazing and the notes along with the link to watch back the following day was the best! Thanks so much Lia, I look forward to signing up for more courses in the future 🙂"

Cheryl Jenkins

"WOW! I have just completed Level 1 & Level 2 of Lia's skin education courses and have been blown away by the depth of her knowledge, her professionalism, the course content and the way it was delivered. As a mature age woman who hasn't studied in years (and I mean years), I was a little nervous about my ability to absorb and retain the information given, but I really needn't have worried. Lia's ability to deliver the content in a structured, easy to understand way, was second to none and made it so enjoyable to be a part of. The workbook that was supplied will be my go to bible forever!"

Sharene Christie

"This has got to be THE best training I have done. The depth of this training is absolutely amazing. Lia is so knowledgable I'm actually sad the training is over. I recommend this training to every person who wants to learn about Skin Anatomy and in depth knowledge about Acne, Rosacea, Pigmentation and much much more. This training will make you go WOW!!!!"

Renee Sciascia
Owner at Renee Sciascia PMU & Beauty

"Highly Recommend Lia's training. By far one of the best skin trainers I've met! Goes into an in depth knowledge and makes it easy to understand and explain to clients! Thanks so much for your amazing course and detailed information. I loved it!"

Gail Fort

"I can't recommend Lia at Skin Education International highly enough. She takes quite a tough subject and breaks it down so easily for everyone to understand. She has such a great way of imparting knowledge easily. I completed both level 1 and because it was so easy went on to do level 2. I completed both of these online at my own pace. I have then received wonderful followup one-on-ones and emails with Lia, who was always personable. Thank you."

Tracie Mcnamara-Jones
Owner at Laser Smooth

"I just completed level 1 and 2 on Skin Education and Lia is so informative. It was so beneficial to recap and learn new information about all skin concerns. Thank you."

Natasha DAlmeida Pinheiro
International Facialist

"I have just completed Lia's online course and found it the most informative skin education I have ever done. Lia is patient and friendly and covers so much content. I highly recommend this course to all Therapists, it was amazing. Thank you Melanie"

Melanie Spuria

"I have just completed Level 1 & 2 online and wow! What a fun and interactive way to learn in the comfort of my home. I feel so much more confident as a Skin Therapist and am excited to start achieving some incredible results for my clients. Lia is so transparent and professional in her delivery and is the sweetest soul. Thankyou so much for having me❤️"

Renee Fennell

"I have just completed level 1 and 2 of the skin course and I loved every minute of it! Lia is extremely knowledgeable and explains everything in an easy to understand way! I would highly recommend and can’t wait to do another course with Lia. Thanks heaps Lia xx"

Kelsey Fletcher

"I have always preferred and chosen post-grad training that is offered in person only. This is because I find that I benefit from the content of the course so much more when I am able to interact, or simply listen to other attendees interaction! My in-person training with Lia in Perth was cancelled due to COVID-19. When Lia announced that she would offer it in a Live online format, I thought I would give it a go and I am so, so glad I did! It is just the same as being in a classroom setting, minus the expense of having to travel (for me, 4 hours to Perth, plus food and accom) and extra time out of the salon! I 110% recommend this format of learning! Now to Lia and her Level 1 & 2 content... Put simply, if you haven’t done it, DO IT! ASAP! Level 1 is a fantastic, in depth revision of skin Anatomy & Physiology. Excellent for an experienced therapist, but also wonderful from a therapist straight out of college to build on what you learned there. Level 2 offered a more in depth look into specific skin conditions and how to effectively treat them. I learned so much! My brain was absolutely chockers and I was pooped at the end, but in the best way!! 😍 Lia delivers the information so so well. She makes it so easy to grasp and is more than happy to go back over things to clarify, without a blink of an eye. Being qualified in Naturopathy, she teaches a holistic approach which as we know is key to effectively treating skin concerns. Sorry this ended up so long! But I can’t rave about Lia and her Level 1 & 2 enough! It is the best skin A & P course I have done. I am about to enrol in her needling course! Thank you Lia and thanks also to my wonderful classmates! 💕"

Natalie LeFevre
Owner at Beauty On Silvery Wave

"I highly recommend Lia’s education. She offers a wealth of knowledge and shares it all so generously. Lia is readily available to answer any more questions after the course is finished which is very reassuring. I was a bit nervous doing an online course but Lia translates theory into practice making it easy to understand for anyone keen on improving and keeping up to date with their skin knowledge. Thanks Lia!"

Emma Ford

"Completed level 1 and 2 and would highly recommend Lia’s courses to anyone. She’s is full of so much knowledge and explains things in such a straight forward easy way to understand. Doing the online course was also just like being in a classroom with her, and it’s so good to be able to ask questions and hear everyone else’s questions. I just feel like I’ve learnt so much and will refer back to my notes and videos for years to come. Thanks Lia x"

Kate I'anson

"Just completed Level 1 & 2 skin course, what can I say, it was amazing, Lia is such a beautiful human, with a wealth of knowledge, I have learnt so much, I was apprehensive on doing an online course, but it was like sitting in a classroom with her, she answered everyone questions, such a simple way. honestly I have thoroughly enjoyed the 6 days. Looking forward to bringing all my knowledge to my clients. I would highly recommend it."

Martina Mc Cormack
Owner at Secret Wellbeing

"Thank you Lia for all your time and enthusiasm over the 2 week course. I was so worried my hyperactivity would make online learning difficult and painful. It was so not difficult, it was really enjoyable. I was captured and switched on the whole time- its great to be interactive with other skin professionals and the chance to ask a million questions was great to get us all thinking. Lia you truly inspired me to re think so many things about the skin and i am so excited to share my knowledge with my clients soon. many thanks."

Bianca Honey
Owner at Hello Honey Beauty Co

"Having just completed level 1 & 2 courses, I am so happy with the training I received. Lia is very knowledgeable and thorough. I was initially deciding between the online self paced courses or the live online and I’m so glad I decided on the live online, I gained much insight into questions asked by other therapists and it felt exactly like being in a classroom. Thank you so much Lia, I will highly recommend. I am very excited to get back into the treatment room!"

Hayley McCarthy

"Lia is such a fabulous teacher, full of knowledge of the skin and nutrition. Training via live is almost like being with her being able to talk and ask questions immediately. I have really enjoyed this way of learning without having to travel. Thanks Lia."

Kylie Smythe

"I have just completed Level 1 and due to do level 2. I have been a Beauty Therapist for 28 years and highly recommend these courses as Lia is a fantastic educator with a huge amount of knowledge and explains everything in a way that just makes sense. Its a 10/10 from me 😀"

Kylee Raffety
Owner at Bowral Skin & Beauty Clinic

"Lia is very engaging and super informative. classes are addictive- you’ll keep wanting to learn more!!"

Amanda Geurts

"Lia is a fantastic educator. Easy to follow and understand, a wealth of knowledge and a gorgeous woman. Highly recommend taking her classes, you won't regret it 😊"

Jozie Burgess

"I completed Level 1 with Lia. Wow! She has so much new, up to date, easy to understand knowledge! My first time using zoom and it was incredibly easy! I Loved the Live online training! Cannot recommend more highly every skin nerd should be doing this course! 6 stars out of 5!"

Rachael Richardson

"I have completed Level 1 & 2 online recently and really recommend! I wasn’t sure how I would go with online study - but the videos were so educational and explained so well by Lia I loved it and retained so much information! So much content detail I didn’t feel like I missed anything out. Lia then gave me a follow up phone call to answer any of my questions 🙂 loved it!!! Can recommend to anyone! Looking forward to the skin needling course coming up! Xx"

Marissa Mallia

"I recently finished my Level 1 course online with Lia and as a skin therapist it was the best thing I could’ve done! I feel so much more confident with my clients, even though much of the course is based on revision from the Diploma, it is all much more relevant and useful now that I’m working in the industry and can use it in context! I keep my notes in my bag everyday to refer to them when I need to and they have helped me immensely! Thank you Lia, you really are the best!"

Taylor Gunn
Manager at Urban Skin & Laser

"After completing Level 1 & 2 Online, I had Lia come to my studio for a one-on-one Skin Needling course. I have been so inspired. The content is easy to learn and explained in terms which make everything fall into place. Although I have been practising CIT for some time, the course is fantastic for upgrading and refreshing skills. The follow up is very helpful for questions that pop up. Thank you so much Lia looking forward to more learning."

Julie-anne Sanotti
Owner at Elysium Skin Studio

"Lia is AMAZING! Loved every second of level one, two and the skin needling course!! Looking forward to MORE! Highly recommend! Thank you for inspiring me X"

Stef Cook
Owner at Calm Waters Beauty & Spa

"Lia is an exceptional trainer. She exudes knowledge and passion for skin, imparting it with ease. While I knew a lot about skin, now I am armed with even more knowledge and how to better educate my clients. Thanks Lia"

Tanja Vrljić Bošnjak
Owner and Naturopath at Sanctum Skin Health Beauty

"Absolutely loved my day of training with Lia she is so knowledgeable and breaks each part of training down so it’s easy to understand. I’m so excited to start treating my clients and this is thanks to Lia. It was such pleasure being trained by someone so passionate about skin. Your a true inspiration Lia thank you!"

Claire Ritchie

"Thoroughly enjoyed the two days of training, the information was concise, relevant and beautifully explained. Lia has a great talent for taking complicated concepts, and distilling them into easy to understand analogies. Thankyou!! Xx"

Kate Brown

"Lia is an absolute star in her craft, her knowledge is insanely inspirational. The way she delivers this knowledge in her classes is just fantastic. I had no idea I could learn so much in just one day. Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings, so exciting. Cannot speak highly enough of this exceptional lady. X"

Danielle Mohammed

"Lia is amazing! I loved the level one workshop today and can't wait to learn more tomorrow! Lia is a fantastic teacher and really makes the class relatable and interactive. She goes the extra mile to make all her students feel comfortable and confident in what they are learning. Thanks Lia! Xx"

Sam Elliot

"I would highly recommend Lia and her training to absolutely anyone wanting to learn more about the skin. She teaches in such a simple and genuine way that you know she wants to empower all her students with her knowledge. She makes everyone feel at ease and her passion for teaching shines through. Thank you Lia xoxo"

Dawn Burke

"Brilliant training, brilliant educator! Lia is beautiful & very patient :) You know you will have great success when your training is next level! Had the best time & looking forward to Skin Needling with no pain & no anaesthetic!!!! My clients even loved it! Thank you!"

Katrina Edwards

"My therapists and I have just completed 3 days of Level 1 & 2 training with Lia as well as advanced Skin Needling. This has been some of the most informative and highly rewarding training we have ever undergone. I would highly recommend to all serious skin therapists!"

April Radalj

"Lia. What can I say but Thank you. Thank you so much for all the information and guidance you have given me these last two days. I cant wait to see you again next year when your back in Perth. Your experience is like no other."

Sonia Summerell

"Lia Thank you for coming all the way up to Darwin! Your entire 3 day education was outstanding, worth the money and time out of the clinic, since attending the course I have nailed my skin prescriptions, recommended Skin Needling with confidence and even seen increased retail sales.. I would definitely be interested in attending any other courses you may bring in the future."

Justine Young
Owner at Belle Beauty & Advanced Skin Therapy

"Loving the education I'm getting from Lia, it's been great. Definitely has made an improvement in my retail sales due to being able to educate my clients better and feeling a lot more confident as a Skin Expert. You make it so simplified and easy to understand which is a skill in itself. Can't wait to do level 2!"

Tara McDonald

"I highly recommend the Skin Needling course! I was lucky to spend the whole day with Lia which meant a lot of one on one time with plenty of practical exercises and lots of questions answered 🙂 From the beginning I found Lia very approachable, friendly, easy going with huge knowledge and passion for skin 🙂 After completing the course I now feel very confident with skin needling and its techniques. I believe all of my knowledge gaps in this area have been filled. Thanks once again Lia and see you in the future! Dominika 🙂"

Domi Di
Owner & Founder at Holistic Facialist

"Excellent educator- definitely one of the best!"

Teresa Russo
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