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The Melanocyte The melanocyte is a cell located within the basal layer of the epidermis. The primary role of this specialized cell is to produce pigment and provide color to the skin. There are approximately 1500 melanocytes per square millimeter in the skin. They produce two types of pigment melanin; Eumelanin, which is a brown/black melanin; and pheomelanin, which is a red/yellow melanin. Our individual…

Skin Conditions and Disorders - Part One

Written by Carl Thornfeldt, M.D.
In my article “Guidelines for Recognizing Common Skin Disorders," we looked at the most prominent skin diseases including acne, rosacea, atopic dermatitis, hyperpigmentation, and actinic keratoses. In this article, we will cover the next level of common skin conditions skin care professionals will face, which can be improved with or without the use of prescription topical therapies for which a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s…

Men's and Teen Products

Written by Kayla Fioravanti
From the cosmetic formulator view point, teen and men’s care products are developed with different objectives in mind than your typical skin care line. Men’s care products are designed around the unique skin care needs, aroma preferences, special issues surrounding facial hair, and results expected from the product. Teen products are developed with all the issues surrounding blemished skin including changing hormones, antibacterial needs, and…
As industry professionals we can see our treatments make a difference. However, there were so many times when I was performing treatments that I wished I could show the client solid facts that showed a difference. With the fight against aging showing no signs of slowing down and increased interest in non-invasive aesthetic procedures, skin care professionals are looking for new technologies to satisfy their…
The skin is an amazing protective organ that we, as skin care professionals, have the exciting job of treating. Although every patient is different - from skin condition, oil production, and Fitzpatrick type - achieving healthy skin is always the desired result. With so many products and treatment options available, reaching this goal can at times be difficult. However, no matter what the patient’s skin…

October 2021

Skin Care Blogs

Brands of the Month

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