On runways and magazine covers, smooth legs seem so effortless. Yet, any seasoned skin care professional knows that much more goes into helping clients experience a flawless hair removal than just “letting ‘er rip.” From choosing the…
Pearls, flowers, honey, snail slime: what do they have in common? Face masks! Throughout history, men and women have turned to face masks for cosmetic purposes. Ancient Ayurvedic wedding rituals included masks composed of mud, turmeric, roots,…
Makeup is a billion-dollar industry, so it should come as no surprise that many spas are cashing in on this opportunity by expanding their menus and product lines to include makeup. However, for professionals without a background…
The difference between toners and astringents, and knowing which ones work best, can be confusing, as there are a myriad of products on the market listed as toners, astringents, mists, hydrosols, floral waters, and, more recently, micellar…
One-on-one counseling during visits and treatment sessions can help clients avoid sun-related problems. Constructive and supportive messaging with sensitivity to each client’s overall sun and skin situation is essential. Today’s culture is trending towards embracing the natural…
Exfoliation is an important process for maintaining healthy skin. Regularly using exfoliants removes dead skin cells from the epidermis. Exfoliation encourages rapid cell renewal, allowing for better product absorption into the skin. There are two major factors…
With so many cleansers on the market making various claims, it can seem hard to navigate and find the right choice for various skin types. Her are a few important lessons that all consumers should have to…
Cinnamon is perhaps one of the most frequently used spices in the world for its wide appeal, from its us in culinary arts to assisting in the control of high blood pressure. This plant and its counterparts…
In the skin care industry, there is a lot of misinformation circulating about retinol. However, information found in clinical studies, as well as articles in medical and academic journals has debunked some of the sentiments once touted…
Most people have probably been hearing more and more about the anti-aging benefits of hyaluronic acid in skin care products. What they might not know, however, is that this essential anti-aging ingredient is already located deep within…
When most people think of pumpkins, the first thoughts that typically come to their mind are having a comforting, warm pumpkin spice latte when the chill of fall is beginning to set in or enjoying a delicious…
Many people are familiar with glycerin, also spelled glycerine and referred to as glycerol, only as a translucent type of bar soap or base for liquid soap. However, glycerin has a long track record of use in…
At one point or another, skin care professionals will all use salicylic acid – it is one of the most popular ingredients in anti-acne skin care. Salicylic is the only beta hydroxy acid used in skin care;…
Most people know licorice for its use in candies or its distinctive tastiness in tobacco. The level of sweetness found in licorice root is said to be long-lasting and at least 50 times sweeter than sugar. Although…
It reigns in commercials as a powerful, supergiant boost of energy. It has found a comfortable domain in oversaturated, sugary, carbonated drinks; robust, flavorful espressos; hot, blackened teas; and bittersweet chocolate delights. Connoisseurs seek out its quantity…
The current generation is consequently converging beauty and health. The decades where beauty is tied to a superficial, only-skin-deep approach are being replaced by the realization that beauty's full potential is reached when it is at its…
Most people are quite familiar with witch hazel, the water-like extract that is often used in skin care products for its healing, astringent properties. The benefits, uses, and appeal of this amazing botanical go far beyond what…

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