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Massage Envy announced this week its partnership with Jan Marini Skin Research (JMSR) to integrate customized JMSR facials in their nearly 1,200 franchise locations, as well as for Massage Envy…
Chicago Says No More’s one-hour “Listen. Support. Connect” cosmetology and aesthetics licensure and license renewal requirement for domestic violence and sexual assault training has been taught to more than 11,700…
CBD American Shaman is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new store in Plano, Texas. Located at 3801 President George Bush Turnpike, Suite 130, Plano, Texas, the grand…
The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit drew to a successful close two weeks ago. Over 140 senior executives from the beauty industry convened in New York City to discuss sustainability issues. Organized…
Kerecis, the company pioneering the use of fish skin in tissue regeneration, announced the results of a new prospective case study of Kerecis Omega3 Burn. The study, announced at the American Burn Association annual meeting, found that patients with partial-thickness burn and donor-site wounds healed quickly, with no infection, after treatment with the fish-skin graft. The study was conducted at the burn center of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, one…
The global jojoba oil market is estimated to reach $272.4 million by 2026, according to a new report by Reports and Data. This can be mainly associated with the growth in cosmetic manufacturing, development of alternative bio-lubricant feedstock demand – particularly in developed markets of Europe and North America – and the high nutritional value of jojoba oil. Rising concern regarding the side effects of synthetic and chemical additives used…
Skin care professionals rejoice! Institut’ DERMed Clinical Skincare will be in Santa Cruz, California for a two-day advanced treatments training and business building seminar event. The Institut’ DERMed Advanced Treatments and Business Building Seminar will take place in early June. This is an extraordinary skin care seminar in two distinct sessions. The first session, on day one, is dedicated to understanding the five most familiar skin conditions and how to…
The global carotenoids market is expected to reach $2.19 billion by 2026, according to a new report by Reports and Data. Carotenoids are the type of phytonutrients found in the cells of a wide variety of plants, algae, and bacteria. These phytonutrients help plants absorb light energy for use in photosynthesis. Carotenoids are essential antioxidants that play a significant role in animal health and reproduction. Carotenoid-containing foods are generally red,…
The Skin Cancer Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization for public and professional skin cancer education, has launched Carcinomas & Keratoses. This new digital publication sheds light on the most recent and important developments in keratinocyte cancers and pre-cancers, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC), cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), and actinic keratosis (AK). Featuring content written by expert dermatologists and The Skin Cancer Foundation’s editorial team, coverage includes new strategies for…
North Dakota became the latest state to untangle natural hair braiders and eyebrow threaders from a thicket of licensing red tape thanks to a bill signed earlier this year. Before the law was signed, threaders could only work in North Dakota if they became a licensed aesthetician, a credential that requires a minimum of 600 hours of coursework. The requirements for braiders were even more burdensome, requiring a cosmetology license,…
In Sooke, British Columbia, Seaflora’s new skin brightening formula is the result of four years of development working with the National Research Council of Canada. Seabright Moisturizing Brightener has a potent combination of unique, kelp bioactives to decrease melanin and target hyperpigmentation. These potent marine bioactives create the most powerful skin brightening solution to date. Seaflora has strategically combined the unique skin brightening capability of their kelp complex with effective…
Weleda, the European personal care and beauty brand, has partnered with international recycling leader TerraCycle to offer consumers an easy way to recycle packaging waste from their entire Skin Food line of products. “Preserving the balance between what we take from nature with what we give back is our core value,” says Rob Keen, CEO of Weleda North America. “This respect for nature is in our DNA and it guides…
AIM at Melanoma announces the grand opening of the first branch of the International Melanoma Tissue Bank Consortium (IMTBC) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Hillman Cancer Center. The Pittsburgh site is one of six global locations of the consortium. These six institutions and their researchers will collect a critical mass of fresh-frozen primary tumor tissue for collaborative research, with a goal of 500 samples collected in the…
Repêchage CEO and Founder, Lydia Sarfati, is a contributing author to the new “Milady’s Standard Esthetics: Fundamentals, Twelfth Edition” available at the end of this month. The textbook was first published in 1978 and, today, is the most widely used aesthetics textbook in the world. Sarfati contributed three main chapters on the treatment room, performing core facial treatments, and facial massage technique, working closely with the Cengage editors to create…
Massage Envy, the leading provider of therapeutic massage and skin care services collectively across its franchise network, announced it has formed a partnership with professional skin care brand Obagi to provide exclusive facial services and sell Obagi Medical products at its nearly 1,200 franchised locations nationwide. Customizable facials were uniquely designed to use Obagi’s medical-grade skin care products, which incorporate powerful ingredients such as retinol and vitamin C. “We are…
Bioelements is excited to announce a new social media and content coordinator, Izzy Gut. Gut comes to the Bioelements team with intensive expertise in hands-on creative direction and content production for print and digital platforms, including social media, copywriting, photography, video, merchandising, and community events. A Chicago native, Gut has a background in magazine journalism and gender studies, with years of multimedia communications experience in both the non-profit and start-up…
Indie Beauty Media Group (IBMG) will host the third annual Indie Beauty Expo (IBE) Dallas on Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16. The two-day exposition offers buyers, press, influencers, investors, and shoppers an opportunity to discover and transact with a vibrant collection of over 70 independent beauty brands from around the world. “The attendee to exhibitor ratio has been very favorable at the Dallas shows,” said co-founder Nader Naeymi-Rad.…
Hempfield Botanicals, a Lancaster, Pennsylvania manufacturer of hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) products, introduced its line of oral and face oils. Created in the company’s food-grade, cGMP facility, the new products are triple tested to ensure safety and have a level of purity, consistency, and quality that is above and beyond that of other products in the marketplace. In creating its oral oils, Hempfield Botanicals works side-by-side with two licensed compounding pharmacists…
Southeastern Esthetics Institute has added even more elective options for students to take while they are training to become a licensed aesthetician. In addition to the phenomenal program Southeastern Esthetics Institute already has, they have started incorporating different, optional electives that students can take. The electives include a variety of six-hour makeup, microchanneling, eyelash extensions, radio frequency skin tightening classes, and more. There is one class that students and spa…
The Skin Cancer Foundation kicks off the third year of its mobile education and screening program, “Destination: Healthy Skin,” on Monday, May 13 in New York City, New York. The program is designed to save lives by educating the public about the importance of early detection for skin cancer, as well as effective sun protection for skin cancer prevention. Inside the “Destination: Healthy Skin” RV, local volunteer dermatologists will provide…
Over 150 skin care and spa professionals from over 15 countries joined Repêchage at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, New York, for the launch of the next generation of clinically-proven, sustainably-harvested, seaweed skin care: the new Repêchage Vita Cura Gold Collection. Guest speakers at the event also included Lynelle Lynch, founder and owner of Bellus Academy and president of Beauty Changes Lives, and Paul Dykstra,…

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