Luscious and Full: Key Facts for Healthy Lips

Kissable lips, red lips, glossy lips, matte lips, nude lips, or natural lips are just some of the terminology that create an instant picture in the mind of an aesthetic and beauty professional. Lips are a central defining feature of the face, as they are uniquely different from the rest of the face. The aesthetic perception most have of full, well-defined lips reminds them of…

Salve Savvy: Key Facts about Moisturizers

Moisturization has always been an integral part of all skin treatments and products, providing benefits to all skin types, regardless of the skin’s issues. Hyaluronic acid, panthenol, glycerin, honey, aloe, and many plant oils and butters have long been go-to hydrators and emollients readily accepted by consumers and relatively easy to incorporate in formulas. But, a lot has changed over the last couple of decades…

Autumn Additions: Assessing Tools and Equipment Needed for Colder Climates

As fall settles in and clients are looking to refresh and restore skin damaged from summer activities, October is a time to re-evaluate tools and equipment within the clinic room. At this time of year, skin care professionals are encouraging clients to drink plenty of water to maintain optimum skin hydration levels and guarantee delivery of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to the active sites…

Medicine Cabinet Matchup: Serums Vs. Oils

Sometimes, serums and oils generate passionate debate. It is important to note that they are two different types of products. They vary in ingredient composition, how they are formulated and manufactured, how they absorb into skin layers, and the results they deliver to the skin. Often, they also vary in look and feel on the skin. To best understand the differences between the two, here…

Hair’s the Thing… Quick Quips on Successful Waxing

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 right wax to using proper pre- and post- treatment products, professionals make many decisions that determine their success and the satisfaction of their clients. Being armed with the…

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