Makeup Foundation

Written by Amanda Azar, LME, founder and executive artist of Azar Beauty
Makeup foundation formulas indicate the coverage level when applied to the skin (from heavy to sheer). This can be described as: camouflage, cake, cream, greasepaint, mousse, airbrush, mineral, powder, liquid, BB/CC cream, or tinted moisturizer. Different foundation formulas provide different finishes, including matte, satin, and dewy. Each makeup brand formulates their skin tone range – not all are the same or have as many color…

Detoxing: Repairing the Skin through Reducing Toxicity

Written by Ben Johnson, M.D., founder and formulator of Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare
Toxicity is the primary reason skin looks unhealthy and is the largest cause of aging. While it is true that extensive sun exposure damages and ages the skin, it is a toxic body that fails to repair this damage. The challenge in appreciating the importance of this is that 99.9 percent of individuals are toxic. It is hard to know just what an impact good…

Midnight Makeup: 2 Glam Looks to Help Clients Ring in the New Year

Written by Linda Tawil, co-owner and creative director at Morphe, Inc.
New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to take eye makeup to a whole new level. Whether clients are going out for a night on the town or hosting a small gathering with friends, professionals can help them put their most glamorous face forward. From a dramatic smoky eye to a bold wing eyeliner, these New Year’s makeup tips will leave clients slaying well into…
The Greenbrier Spa has been a destination since 1778, with visitors from around the region coming to “take the waters” of the curative natural springs. Today, guests still enjoy the benefits of the rich mineral waters, for which the area is famous, in the resort’s 40,000 square foot spa facility. The Greenbrier Mineral Spa contains 42 treatment rooms, segregated relaxation pavilions, a sauna, steam rooms,…

Botanical Solutions for Antipollution Skin Care

Written by Jimm Harrison, essential oil and botanical skin care consultant
The environment has a tremendous effect on the body. There is an army of floating compounds, along with electromagnetic frequencies, and ultraviolet radiation, that cause damage and premature aging to the skin. Environmental pollutants are a health and skin hazard and a primary cause of free radical or reactive oxygen species damage (ROS). ROS causes accelerated aging, cellular disruption, and physiological imbalance. Staring at a…

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