And the results for the fifth annual Aestheticians’ Choice Awards (ACAs) are in! The ACAs are given to honor the best brands, products, and people in the industry. Winners are chosen from 12 main categories: cleansers, masks, exfoliants, moisturizers, sun care, serums, body care, hair removal, equipment, supplies, makeup, and aesthetic ambassadors.
Each year, subcategories are chosen for each of the main categories. Skin care professionals submit nominations for the top four semi-finalists for each category. Fans then cast the final vote determining category winners on DERMASCOPE.com. This involvement ensures that every nomination that was submitted is aesthetician-approved!
DERMASCOPE is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Aestheticians’ Choice Awards!
Favorite Retinol Serum
Vivant Skin Care
Exfol-A Level II
Level two of Vivant’s patented vitamin A therapies, Exfol-A is an advanced formula for repair, retexturing, and rejuvenation. Clear acne impactions, reduce acne scarring, fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles with this synergistic blend of vitamin A, lactic, kojic, and glycolic acids, and hydrating and anti-inflammatory niacinamide for radiance and resilience.
Favorite Body Contouring Product
Contour Body Wrap Cream
Permanently slim and trim 4 to 14 inches with this 60-minute detoxifying treatment. Proven safe and effective for over 35 years, M’lis’ award-winning formulation has won best contour product for seven years running. So, take a leap and see how this cellulite-busting, circulation-inducing, and deeply-nourishing contour cream will give clients nothing but confidence-building results – no matter the angle.
Favorite Acne Cleanser
Antibacterial Cleanser is a very effective cleanser for acne, with normal to oily skin types. It provides maximum control against P-acnes and inhibits the action of 5 alpha-reductase and cyclooxygenase-2 (cox-2).
Favorite Natural Hair Removal Product
Nufree Nudesse is a non-wax hair removal process that will remove hair from almost any part of the body, virtually pain-free. Because Nufree is not a wax, clients will not experience the pain, redness, or swelling that often happens with wax-based products. Scientifically tested, Nufree is a self-preserving antibacterial and antimicrobial, ensuring that it is both safe and effective. Finipil, Equibal Labs’ patented and FDA-registered antiseptic lotion, kills 99.999 percent of germs, while it cools, soothes, moisturizes, and protects the skin from ingrown hairs and irritation.
Favorite Acne Mask
Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals
Perfection Clay Mask
A detox mask that tightens and tones while supporting blemished skin, balancing excess oil, smoothing coarse texture and refining pores in addition to helping the appearance of pebbled congestion on the skin. Great for very oily, blemish-prone, impure skin, this unique mask delivers sheer perfection to the skin. May have a mild stinging sensation when first applied to skin.
Favorite Permanent Makeup Machine
The minimalistic design of the IQ is striking. The stainless steel cover and smooth touchscreen are modern, hygienic, and efficient. The IQ combines proven technology with a state-of-the-art look. With 70 to 150 needle insertions per second, IQ is ultraprecise. This makes IQ suitable for micropigmentation and medical applications, such as scar camouflage, areola reconstruction, skin repigmentation, and other procedures.
Favorite Sugar Paste
Sugar Paste by Alexandria Professional
Favorite Paraffin Wax
ALOE VERA PARAFFIN WAX WITH VITAMIN E by Satin Smooth
Favorite Antiaging Moisturizer
Ambra Lift Elixir by Elina Organics
Favorite Body Sunscreen
Environ RAD Sunscreen SPF 30
Environ RAD Sunscreen SPF 30 contains micronized titanium dioxide and antioxidants to help protect skin from harsh ultraviolet rays. When skin is overexposed to sun, it results in signs of aging. The use of SPF will help replenish vitamins in the skin and help protect from sun damage. For optimum results, apply 15 minutes prior to sun exposure and reapply at least every two hours. Suitable for all skin types.