The Truth About Labels

Written by Rachael Pontillo, L.E., M.Msc., C.N.A.P., CIHC
The organic and natural personal care industry, much of which includes skin care products, is spreading across the globe like wildfire and it is projected to gross nearly $16 billion by 2020.1 That number is nearly double the figure grossed at the end of 2013. This sharp increase in supply is driven by a steep rise in consumer demand of all things natural, organic, green,…
Acne is a genetic, treatable condition with no true cure. Most adult sufferers will be tied to a basic, acne-fighting regimen and an acne-safe lifestyle to help clear acne and prevent new breakouts. To get clear and stay that way, clients need an easy-to-follow regimen that is suited to their skin type, skin tone, sensitivity, lifestyle, and grade of acne, treats hyperkeratosis in the pores,…

To Peel or Not to Peel Treating Acne

Written by Krista McKowen, L.E.
It is generally accepted that the primary event in acne is the obstruction or occlusion of the pilosebaceous follicles resulting in the formation of the microcomedone. This process is caused by keratinization within the follicular infundibulum (hyperkeratinization) or hyperproliferation of keratinotycytes, along with increased adherence to the follicle wall.
When treating the acneic client, successful results come from a combination of a consistent homecare routine and professional treatments that are tailored to their acneic problems. One of the most important things to remember when treating clients that suffer from acne is that cross-contamination must be eliminated.

Detecting Skin Sensitivities A Holistic Approach to Sensitive Skin

Written by Rachael Pontillo, L.E., M.Msc, CIHC
Sensitive skin is often viewed as a skin type, alongside oily, dry, and combination. Although product manufacturers wish it were that simple, skin sensitivity is not something that fits neatly into a singular, boxed type.

January 2023

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