While the FDA does not regulate the use of the term “organic” on cosmetic or personal care products, the terms “100% Organic” and “Certified-Organic” are regulated by a number of different certification entities around the world, each with its own standards for certification. For example, in order for a product to qualify to feature a USDA organic seal on its package, at least 95 percent…
All clients would love to turn back the hands of time. Skin care professionals must manage clients’ expectations with what is realistically possible, combined with superior treatments that will exceed their goals. Recent advances in technology and product ingredients, combined with scientific discoveries, have opened a new realm of possibilities in antiaging treatments. These advances offer the professional new tools to provide superior services. However,…

Bioactive Peptides and the Mitochondria

Written by Susan Wade, M.Ed., L.E
The role of the mitochondria in promoting younger skin has become a highly marketed subject in the skin care industry. As an aesthetician, it becomes increasingly challenging to understand and keep pace with the latest technology and most advanced ingredients in skin care products. This sometimes causes confusion or misrepresentation of the science and how the cells function. This article will provide an explanation of…

Farm-aceuticals: The Value of Plant-Based Skin Care

Written by Boldijarre Koronczay and Brian Goodwin
The number of undesirable side-effects produced by traditional approaches to skin care that involve harsh chemicals makes a turn to natural, plant-based skin care seem obvious. But, does nature really hold solutions for conditions like acne, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation? And if so, which plants are most effective? Too often, the thought process involved in achieving results from a skin care routine (both as aestheticians and…
The endogenous cannabinoid system is one of the most important physiologic systems involved in establishing and maintaining human health. Endocannabinoids and cannabinoids are connected to other body systems, which allows communication and coordination between different cell types. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system has various functions…

April 2021

Skin Care Blogs

Brands of the Month

  • Repechage
  • Celluma by Biophotas, Inc
  • Alexandria Professional