PLANT ESSENTIAL OILSPLANT ESSENTIAL OILSPlant essential oils result from distillation – a process in which the aromatic parts of plants, like the leaves, roots, flowers, and so forth, are placed inside of a steam chamber to release the oils from the plant elements. Essential oils tend to be used for their healing, therapeutic, and medicinal properties. EXTRACTS EXTRACTSPlant extracts are often derived from infusion, through…
What differentiates lactic acid from glycolic acid? Which skin conditions can benefit from the use of mandelic and malic acids? And what is pyruvic acid? Knowing the ins and outs of chemical exfoliation and when to use certain solutions begins with a knowledge of each exfoliant and how it interacts with the skin. This knowledge can help ensure safe administration of treatments, as well as…
Like it or not, clients performing their own skin care treatments at home is an all too common reality for most professionals. In some cases, these homecare efforts can complement professional treatments and help maintain results between appointments. However, in other instances, these attempts can lead to undesired outcomes and even serious damage. When it comes to chemical exfoliation, while there are some peels that…
The skin is considered to be its own ecosystem that includes bacteria, fungi, and viruses. This system plays a crucial role in the balancing of pathogenic (bad) bacteria, as well as protecting the commensal (good) bacteria. This article will explore types of skin bacteria and their role in the skin’s microflora and microbiome systems, as well as examine how antimicrobial peptides play a superior role…
Everything about shopping for beauty products is appealing – bright colors, a myriad of scents, helpful sales associates, sampling stations that make it easy to feel, smell, and experience any product you can purchase. In a nutshell, it’s fun! Before you were an aesthetician, odds are you were obsessed with finding and trying every single new skin care item that came onto the market. I…

October 2021

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Brands of the Month

  • Celluma by Biophotas, Inc
  • Alexandria Professional
  • DMK Skin Revision Center