About Wapo.

by Mayca Fernandez.
  • Founder of Wapo Beauty School, the 1st natural skincare school in Ireland
  • 15 years experience in natural skincare industry
  • 10 years empowering students to make natural skincare 
  • 10 years assisting entrepreneurs in cosmetic formulation development
  • Certificate in Advanced Cosmetic Science
  • Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition
  • Former Manufacturer Manager in Yogandha oils, Dublin.

Mayca Fernandez, of Wapo Beauty School, is a natural and organic skincare educator and cosmetic formulator who is passionate about natural and organic ingredients and products for the skin and well-being. 

Read Mayca’s story on how she founded Wapo Beauty.

In March 2008 I was suffering from post-natal depression of my third child and had a terrible accident while cooking and burnt my face pretty badly. When visited the hospital the dermatologist prescribed me Organic Rose hip oil to repair my skin and delete any possible scars. I have to say I first felt impressed by being given a natural plant oil prescription and at the same time kind of felt reluctant to believe this oil would actually delete those terrible brown spots on my face.

After only a few days of using this magical oil my skin actually improved so much that it actually looked stunning and felt much better than before the accident. This was my Eureka moment.

I literally ditched every single expensive beauty product (Yves Saint Lauren, Christian Dior, Clinique, Clarins…) that I found in my bathroom cabinet and started to read about natural skincare, organic food and healthier  alternatives. Basically I started educating myself in this area was the start of a beautiful new journey. 

I received teacher training on natural cosmetics in Bristol . I had 2 objectives at that time: learn how to make and teach natural skincare to others . I  became natural skincare educator in 2014 and started running free workshops in Dublin to get the feedback of people .

I have also been a manufacturing manager for the Irish brand www.yogandha.com Making their wonderful beauty oils for two years was an amazing and enriching experience to say the least. Sinead Duffy taught me a lot about essential oils, mantras, and wellbeing through the magical touch and scent of various oils. 

I’ve been a teacher of natural skincare formulation since 2016, holding in person workshops in Airfield Estate at Dundrum, and throughout Ireland. 

In 2017 I went to Spain to qualified as a Natural Dermocosmetic Lab Technician 

In 2019 I completed a Certificate in Advanced Cosmetic Scientist at the Institute of Personal Care Science in Australia. A bit hard to achieve but I did it!

Over the years have been featured in number of national Irish newspapers and magazines. March 2017 I was featured in ” Ask the Expert ” in the Beauty magazine – Irish Independent newspaper.

I love being in this fascinating path of organic skincare formulation. There is so much to discover in our mother earth that never stops to impress me. I love to share my knowledge and experience to enable you to make wonderful and genuinely natural skincare products for you and your family or even start up your own business.

It is fun , rewarding and the best choice for your skin and for our precious earth. Our temple – the body. Our home- our planet.

La Mayca x

Learn how to make professional retail-standard organic natural skincare products, better than what you buy in stores. Learn how to use premium quality, cruelty-free, vegan friendly ingredients to make products by yourself in the comfort of your own kitchen.

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