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By | September 26, 2013
It is an exciting time to be in the skin care industry. Aesthetics technology is finding new techniques and ingredients to improve the skin; the industry itself has grown so much that many different specialties that were once tiny niches have expanded into major aspects of aesthetics. Holistic skin care ...

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By Jeremy Lawrence | September 25, 2013
Rhonda Allison founded Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals more than 25 years ago. Today, the company is a leader in the professional skin care industry and a globally recognized name. Allison is respected worldwide for her innovative work with acids and chemical peels, and is a highly regarded speaker, author ...

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By Jeremy Lawrence | October 28, 2013
Kathryn Leverette has been a licensed aesthetician, acne specialist, ethnic skin expert, consultant, and industry educator since 1987. In addition to acne, ethnic and sensitive skin, she specializes in hyperpigmentation and scar reduction. Her clientele is generally 85 percent African-American (40 percent ...

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By Amanda Strunk Miller | November 25, 2013
Happy holidays! I hope this letter finds you in a joyful holiday spirit. This time of the year is certainly my favorite. Taking the time off from my everyday schedule gives me a chance to recharge for the upcoming New Year, as well as spend quality with my husband and kids. For the past few years, we ...

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By Rachael Pontillo, A.A.D.P C.H.C., B.S., L.E. | November 26, 2013
The spa and wellness industries are at an all-time high since businesses are now able to reach millions of potential clients at little to no cost with social media campaigns. With the click of a mouse, a consumer can learn about the amazing experience her favorite celebrity had using a far-infrared sauna; ...

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By Catherine Atzen, M.B.A., founder of ATZEN, Inc. | January 10, 2014
STATEMENT: Skin conditions are hereditary. Facts: DNA research supports that many skin conditions and diseases are inherited. That being said, one may not necessarily fall heir to the condition. Think of cancer; DNA testing can show which cancer genes we carry but this does not mean that we will ...

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By Will Strunk | March 4, 2014
It is difficult to believe it has been 20 years since I wrote my first Publisher’s note in DERMASCOPE Magazine. My predecessor, Ron Renee developed DERMASCOPE from a newsletter he created for the Aesthetics International Association (AIA) in 1972. Ron owned several cosmetology schools and a successful ...

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By Melissa Picoli, L.E., founder of BijaBody health+beauty | March 8, 2014
Honey and rose have long, proven histories in beauty rituals throughout the world. Both ingredients have been thoroughly researched and are proven to provide fantastic skin care results. They are two of my all-time favorites for a variety of concerns including premature aging, sensitivities and burns. Honey ...

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By Cheri Everingham, C.H.T.P. | July 31, 2014
Take care of yourself. We all say it to our clients, but how many of us do it? Making yourself a priority can feel selfish or cause a bad case of guilt. But consider this: you can invest in yourself from a place of wellness and self-love or spend money and time on the path of physical and emotional recovery. ...

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By Jeremy Lawrence | March 27, 2014
As a practitioner in the beauty industry for a decade, I believe I have experienced every high and low one could encounter. I have had overflowing appointment books and spent countless hours waiting for the phone to ring. I have worked on commissions, for hourly wages, and as an independent contractor. ...

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By Courtney La Marine, L.E., owner of Clove Studios | June 20, 2016
There are many benefits of vitamin E, including that it can be helpful in treating and preventing heart and blood vessel diseases, such as hardening of the arteries; diabetes; brain and nervous system diseases; and nerve and muscle disorders. Furthermore, immunity levels can improve when vitamin E is ...

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By Ahmed Abdullah, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S | May 30, 2014
Compared to generations before, today’s consumer takes a far more active interest in understanding the ingredients that comprise the products they buy and the manufacturing practices utilized to create them. Beyond the food industry, nowhere do we see more evidence of this practice than in the personal ...

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By George Taylor, M.D. | May 30, 2014
Human stem cell science is frequently in the news with stories about how these amazing cells hold promise to treat disease, slow aging and even extend life. There are also stories about how stem cells can be useful in skin rejuvenation, adding an aesthetic benefit to their promise of improving health. ...

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By by Jon Stein | June 30, 2014
At 5:15 on a Thursday morning, a young cosmetologist boarded a bus for the first studio job of his career. Cold and out of his element, the wide-eyed 29-year-old assumed he was merely being driven to other side of Columbia Studios. When the bus pulled out of the front gate, Maurice Stein figured he was ...

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By Irena James | June 27, 2014
Skin care ingredient trends have behaved much like fashion trends, with each decade giving rise to particular leanings and inclinations. The 1980s saw an obsession with collagen masks and creams. In the 1990s, we fell in love with glycolic acids, which were then replaced with the organic and natural ...

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