×

Warning

JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 31566

Post Mastectomy: Rehabilitating Range of Motion

Written by Anne C. Willis, L.E., C.M.E., founder and CEO of De La Terre Skincare®
Medical treatments for breast cancer have dramatically improved over the last decade. While these treatments have significantly increased survival rates, they are not without lasting, adverse effects. Cancer patients undergo…

The Gift of Cancer

Written by Jan Ping, Emmy-award winning makeup artist and cancer survivor
Looking back, I can confidently say that my experience with cancer was one of the biggest blessings of my life. Yes, I said it. It is one of the greatest…
The standard treatments for breast cancer often cause a number of unwanted side effects including nausea, pain, and fatigue. In response, patients have been opting to complement their standard treatments…
Cheryl Chapman is a pioneer in massage for cancer and mastectomy. A registered nurse since 1965, certified in massage in 1988, she combined her extensive nursing experience of 23 years…
This October, both skin care professionals and clients will be overwhelmed with pink ribbons in support of breast cancer awareness. As more and more products and companies pop up with…
As different aging processes take over, the need for ingredients and procedures that target loss of volume increases with age. Gradual alteration of the extracellular matrix leads to loss of…
Cutaneous hyperpigmentation irregularities are among the most common concerns and some of the most difficult to treat. Hyperpigmentation irregularities, such as melasma, freckles, age spots, and dark spots, are caused…
Topical delivery platforms in cosmetic formulations can target specific skin layers, improve ingredient stability, reduce the potential for irritation, and enhance ingredient availability to the skin, thus, increasing product performance.…
Oxygen uptake in the skin has been an attractive cosmetic property for many years. Ingredients that imply oxygenation, energizing, and cellular respiration often speak to addressing the impact of increasing…

Beauty Cocktails

Written by Melissa Picoli, L.E., product formulator and consultant at SkinandSky.com
A glass or two of something delicious and a little naughty can help create a more delightful ambiance for a spa’s party! With a little extra care and creativity, you…

A Fitness Approach to Skin Care

Written by Heather Fowler, L.E.
A good personal trainer will tell you that the key to a healthy and fit body is a combination of a healthy diet and an effective exercise routine. While a…
Mother Nature, the creative genius with millions of years of research and development history, is an inspiration for technology across a wide array of industries. By mining into the abundant…
The following information is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The opinions expressed by the author are based on personal experience…

Diet and Lifestyle Changes Known to Improve Skin

Written by Rachael Pontillo, L.E., B. Msc., A.A.D.P., C.H.C.
Wellness is a growing trend in the spa industry. While it began with holistic therapies such as body wraps and hydrotherapy, it has now expanded beyond facial and body treatments…

Mind Matters

Written by Claudia Aguirre, Ph.D.
We are in the midst of one of the biggest movements the wellness industry has ever seen. In the beginning of 2014, TIME magazine published an article titled “The Mindful…
Detoxifying and cleansing are not new concepts and are often marketed with nutritional diets, juice cleansing, substance rehabilitation, antioxidants, and much more. Cosmetic ingredients can be integrated within anti-aging products…
As the trend of cross-category sun protection continues, sunscreens are now becoming synonymous with anti-aging.

Bath Therapies

Written by
Hydrotherapy, derived from the Greek words hydro and therapeia, meaning water and healing, is the application of water, either internally or externally, for the treatment of physical or psychological dysfunction.…
Communication is an everyday occurrence in life. We constantly exchange messages, share data, and stay connected via social media and other rapidly evolving electronic means. We must have strong and…
In everyday life our skin has to cope with a lot of wear and tear; it is in the process of constant self-renewal to replace the old with the new.…
This year has been an exciting one for the skin care industry. Trends, such as multifunctionality, age-defying, barrier-repairing, and hydrating, as well as nature-inspired ingredients that dominated skin care launched…
Earlier this year, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), released its 17th annual multi-specialty statistical data, indicating a 12 percent overall increase in cosmetic procedures performed in the…

How Does High Fructose Corn Syrup Affect the Skin?

Written by Rachael Pontillo, L.E., owner of Holistically Haute
Inflammatory conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis seem to be more prevalent now than ever. While certain conditions such as acne used to manifest mostly during specific times…
One of the most dreaded client complaints is one involving a reaction to product. Potential problems can range from simple rashes to full-blown allergic reactions. Skin reactions to product make…
When dealing with cancer, risk factors can estimate how high of a risk a person has, but cannot actually predict if someone will develop a certain cancer. Many women and…
Common thoughts about breast cancer are sometimes old wives tales or myths. Here we dive into the most commonly heard myths about breast cancer. Inform your clients about the truth…
There is nothing that causes more grief and dismay to a cosmetic chemist or a formulator than being told which specific preservative to use or being asked to create a…

The Many Faces of Silicones

Written by Irena James
Over 50 percent of all new cosmetics introduced globally in the last 10 years contain at least one silicone. Slowly, but surely, silicones are becoming one the most valued ingredient…
Skin care ingredient trends have behaved much like fashion trends, with each decade giving rise to particular leanings and inclinations. The 1980s saw an obsession with collagen masks and creams.…
Human stem cell science is frequently in the news with stories about how these amazing cells hold promise to treat disease, slow aging and even extend life. There are also…
Compared to generations before, today’s consumer takes a far more active interest in understanding the ingredients that comprise the products they buy and the manufacturing practices utilized to create them.…

The Science of Skin: Skin Care from the Inside Out

Written by Tasha Manigo-Bizzell, L.E.
Skin care companies constantly tout various nutrients as the next great thing for skin. But how do these ingredients really benefit the skin both topically and internally? This article focuses…

Surfactants and Emulsifiers

Written by Irena James
Most chemists openly express their concern over how little time is spent studying surfactants in college given their considerable importance in so many industries, especially the skin care industry. According…
One class of ingredients that continues to offer exciting new options to the world of skin care is peptides. Peptides have been perennial favorites due to their gentle, non-irritating qualities…
Global sun care is heading toward a record high in sales, totaling approximately $1.3 billion by the end of 2014. We should all feel very proud of ourselves. Our endless…
Working in an industry that focuses primarily on caring for others may, at times, cause you to neglect your own personal well-being. This may affect the ability to perform at…

Promoting Wellness for Earth Month

Written by Shelley Lotz, L.F.T., C.S.B.A., author of Green Spas and Salons

The Physiology of Skin of Color

Written by Christine Heathman, C.M.E., L.M.T.
People with skin of color will soon make up the majority of the United States. This will have a significant impact on the practice of professional skin care. Generally, lighter…
Over the last couple of decades, antioxidants have risen from humble beginnings to being a part of some of the most sophisticated applications in cellular protection. Well established as the…

Speaking the Legal Lingo

Written by Irena James
If you have ever sold an anti-aging product or a product for acne-prone skin, chances are that, at some point, you have broken the law. Not because you sold these…
Page 2 of 5

View More

Featured Company

  • Celluma by Biophotas, IncCelluma by Biophotas, IncDescription: No matter the age, we all strive to be healthy, pain free and to look and feel our very best. The Celluma from BioPhotas, Inc. is a specialized light emitting diode (LED) device designed to treat arthritis, muscle spasm, muscle and joint pain, muscle ti ...

Wellness

AIA Featured School

  • Christine Valmy International School For Esthetics, Skin Care & MakeupChristine Valmy International School...Description: Christine Valmy International School for Esthetics, Skin Care & Makeup offers a quality education in the beauty industry, based on the teachings of the Founder of Esthetics in the United States—Ms. Christine Valmy. Ms. Valmy opened her very first sc ...