With the many alternative skin care products on the market, waterless skin care products are finally making their debut within western societies. Popular in Korean skin care routines, waterless skin care gives consumers the option to use products that leave out the 70% of water found in most lotions and creams. These waterless skin care products allow for the remaining 30% to become the main…
In today’s beauty market, the options for maintaining, treating, and glamorizing eyebrows are endless. With so many options for clients to choose from, it is the job of the professional to steer them in the right direction. Microblading, microshading, waxing, threading, and tinting are among the most common and popular methods for eyebrow enhancement. Helping clients understand the benefits of each can aid them in…
Retinoids, topical vitamin A, are widely considered the undisputed champions of skin care. This superhero ingredient has been clinically proven to banish wrinkles, diminish hyperpigmentation and improve skin texture, and is one of the most effective ingredients for treating acne. Other noteworthy benefits include epidermal thickening and increase of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). The importance of retinol was discovered in the early 1900s, and subsequent research showed…
Clients and consumers love makeup, but do aestheticians? In 2018, makeup sales reached $8.1 billion and skin care sales were $5.6 billion, according to the NPD Group, an American market research company. “The number of consumers using makeup reached 67% in 2018 – an increase of six percentage points over two years ago.” The consistent growth in the makeup category presents an area of opportunity…
Have you heard of corneotherapy? If not, be prepared to hear and see it popping up in the skin care industry more and more, especially on the holistic side of the industry, as skin care professionals are looking to tackle the underlying cause (immune response) by treating the outer layer of skin. Corneotherapy is a newer field of skin treatment within the fields of dermatology…

CBD and Drug Testing – What Passes and What Does Not?

Written by Emily Davis, L.E., president of education at Color Up Therapeutics
With the growth in CBD-infused skin care products and treatments, it is likely clients are asking questions related to drug testing. Skin care professionals can ease their concerns by explaining that the external use of pure isolated CBD skin care does not affect random drug tests. Drug panels test for THC and not CBD. THC is the psychoactive cousin to non-intoxicating CBD and is the…
The ever-evolving world of skin care has embraced the beauty and energy of gems. An ancient practice has moved into the modern world and the results are stunning. We are surrounded in an environment with an electromagnetic field, just as gemstones carry an electromagnetic field. Gemstones have been linked to health, well-being, and the skin with this energy. Gemstone therapy revolves around the idea that…

Gem-spired: The Beauty of Rose Quartz

Written by Nicole Majdali, makeup artist and educator at Janssen Cosmetics and Dr Schrammek US
The use of crystals is nothing new. In fact, they have been used since ancient times. Cleopatra, the leading lady of the beauty industry, and ancient Aztecs had their rituals and those rituals are still going strong. Crystals are extremely hot in the spa industry right now, so even if skeptical, understanding the attraction to crystals of some clients is important. Can the gemstone of…
As most aestheticians know, their career can be emotionally taxing because they are often the “best friend” (dumping ground) for their clients. This is, of course, in addition to the stress of their own life and career. To be the best they can be in these areas requires strategies to emotionally decompress, maintain health, and replenish the soul. STAY GROUNDED Walk around barefoot, letting your…

The Power of Plasma Lifting

Written by Elaine Sterling, CEO, owner, and founder of The Elaine Sterling Institute
Plasma lifting pens harness the power of plasma, a fourth state matter (solid, liquid, gas, and plasma) to help reduce or eliminate certain skin conditions and concerns, such as wrinkles, fine lines, skin tags, and so forth. Through the process of ionization, plasma lifting treatments are able to create an electric charge or arc. This arc is focused on a target on the surface of…

The Global Wellness Institute and Global Wellness Summit: What They Mean to Our Industry

Written by Amy Gardner, L.E., director of education at LightStim
Though often referred to as a trend, the quest for wellness is anything but a fleeting and fashionable shift. One can trace wellness driven practices back as far as 3,000 B.C. with Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine. Our industry has been moving in this direction for decades and, in recent years, the subjects of wellness and self-care have become ubiquitous. It seems the more consumers…

The Importance of Properly Treating All Types of Skin

Written by Beatrice Van, master educator and certified advanced aesthetician
In this industry, it is imperative that professionals learn how to treat all skin types, especially skin of color, with confidence. Historically, it is unfortunate that there has been such a gap in education for so long on how to treat skin of color and this is why an open conversation is necessary. While every type of ethnic skin has its own unique characteristics, they…

Inflammageing

Written by Pia Kynoch, owner, holistic skin therapist, and naturopath at Verve Skin Beauty Wellness
The mysteries of aging that control an individual’s lifespan, and the way they look and feel, are still yet to be completely unraveled, despite the many scientific advances in all the relevant fields of medicine, genetics, health, and wellness. Aging is truly a complex collaboration involving epidemiology, psychology, and cell biology, and there is no single theory that satisfactorily explains all aspects of aging. A…

It’s All in the Presentation: Determining Personal Style

Written by Karen Asquith, director of training at G.M.Collin Skincare
Does personal presentation affect success? Skills should outweigh personal presentation when it comes to overall success right? Although it seems as though competency should have more value than personal presentation, unfortunately it does not. Personal presentation has an impact on everyone we meet. Their perception of our competence, personality, intelligence, and trustworthiness are all decided from that first glance. It is important to understand and…

Wellness Check: The Correlation Between Mental Health and Skin

Written by Irena James, vice president of YG Laboratories
Physical and emotional health are closely linked. Skin is the body’s largest organ, involved in a myriad of biological processes, so it is not surprising that living with a skin condition can take its toll on a person’s state of mind. Stress and anxiety can make existing conditions even worse and bring about new ones, creating a vicious cycle. Numerous experts agree that stress, anxiety,…

Dragon’s Blood: A Cosmetic Ingredient Setting the Industry on Fire

Written by Janel Luu, CEO and formulator of Le Mieux Cosmetics
What do a fire-breathing dragon and an antiaging moisturizer have in common? Nothing, actually. Dragon’s blood is a hot, new ingredient flying into skin care products, but it has absolutely nothing to do with dragons swooping across the sky. In fact, dragon’s blood does not come from an animal at all. This fantastical name describes the deep, reddish sap resembling blood that drips down the…

Estie Self Care: 6 Tips to Practice What You Preach

Written by Lauren Snow, L.E., founder and owner of Lauren Snow Beauty
Aestheticians and service providers will agree that what makes the aesthetics profession extraordinary is the high level of physical and mental readiness that is required. In addition to meeting clients’ needs, on-going advanced education and the increased use of social media to grow a business can lead to stress, exhaustion, and anxiety. Many individuals live in a work-life culture of busy is better, but what…

Infused Exfoliation: Jumpstarting Skin Renewal

Written by Corey Hartung, vice president of DermaSweep
The body is in a constant state of regeneration. To that end, the skin is constantly shedding skin cells, but over time it becomes less effective and slower to renew. Older cells on the surface take longer to slough off, resulting in a dry or rough appearance of the skin. The buildup of old skin and debris can block the pores, spurring acne and giving…

6 Ways Aestheticians Hamper Their Own Financial Success

Written by Darcy Debernarde, L.E., COE, CCRT, CPDA
When it comes to growing a thriving skin care business, often, aestheticians can be their own worst enemy. Here are six common ways skin care professionals tend to hamper their own success. NOT ACCEPTING CREDIT CARDS Let’s face it, clients are more likely to do business if the professional accepts the form of payment that offers them the most convenience and flexibility. According to Visa,…

Face Food: Jelly Mask Skin Care

Written by Savanna Boda, L.E., C.L.T, L.S.O., The Dallas Aesthetician
Step aside sheet masks, jelly masks are all the rave. Some may have seen these alluring and captivating masks flooding their Instagram feeds and may be wondering: what exactly are these jiggly wiggly masks everyone is raving about? Luckily, the following is a breakdown of this famous trend. Imagine being covered in jelly from the forehead all the way down to the chin. These intriguing…

Skin and Bones: Healing with Bone Marrow Stem Cells

Written by Matthew Miller, L.E., L.M.T., owner of Matthew Miller Skin
It seems there is more and more talk about bone marrow stem cells every day – and for great reason. Bone marrow stem cells are extremely pro-healing and anti-inflammatory. They are also the only stem cell used to cure cancer and disease. While the benefits of these stem cells are remarkable, how do they play a role in skin care? When an individual is young,…
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