Bioactive Peptides: Superior Antioxidants

Written by Susan Wade, M.Ed., L.S.
Free radical damage has been a popular topic with numerous research articles since the late 1800s, but little is known about bioactive peptides playing a superior role as an antioxidant. This article will address the causes of free radicals, reactive oxygen species (ROS), oxidative stress, and the damage that occurs to cells that contribute to accelerated aging and many other skin conditions. FREE RADICALS Let’s…
So often when looking at skin damage or skin disorders, hyperpigmentation, dark spots, age spots, sun damage, and excessive melanin production is a main focus. Let’s look at the opposite of hyperpigmentation: hypopigmentation. WHAT IS HYPOPIGMENTATION? Hypopigmentation, or depigmentation of the skin, manifests as patches of skin that are lighter than the overall skin tone. Melanin is a chemical that the body produces to give…
Inflammatory skin conditions plague millions of people, with candida often being a major underlying cause. Aesthetic professionals are in an opportune position to help clients recognize candida. Understanding the nature, causes, and treatment of this condition can help you to recognize it in clients and make appropriate referrals, so they can get the help they need to end their suffering. WHAT IS CANDIDA? Candida is…

Summer Skin

Written by Samantha Fishella-Dench, L.E., author, speaker, and owner of Skin Deep
Tanning may be a desired look but, more than likely, causes damage to the skin. Chlorine kills both good and bad bacteria on the skin, resulting in acne and skin irritations such as eczema and skin rashes. Longer summer days mean increased sun exposure and more intense ultraviolet rays. This is the prime season for skin cancer development. Not washing one’s face shortly after sweating…
Reversing damage in the skin from aging and the sun is the holy grail of skin care. For decades, the focus has been on slowing the aging process, but so much more is possible when applying already-known information from studies and experience. There are three categories for antiaging skin care ingredients recommended for sun damaged skin: prevention, plumping, and wound repair. This article will review…

September 2021

Skin Care Blogs

Brands of the Month

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