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This is the perfect season for Peels

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picpeel1picmineralmakeuppeelday2peelday3Do you know what really goes hand and had with fall? Peels!!!!
leaves are changing colors; trees are shedding…time to renewal! Time for a peel!
Fall is a great time to start some peel series on yourself and on your clients. This is the season for
renewal. A peel will diminish fine lines, even out skin tone; removing sun damage, and giving a nice
glow to the skin.
There are 3 different types of peels: superficial, medium and deep.
Here at Aesthetic Back Bar website you will find superficial peels, perfect for peel series and no downtime. To obtain best results, superficial peels need to be done in series. They are great for the
client that doesn’t want to be flaking, red or swollen.
Medium peels are deeper then superficial peels and they provoke a second degree burn on the skin. The
main peeling agent for medium peels is TCA. These peels may require downtime and will flake, skin will
be red and swollen may occurs.
Deep peel penetrates several layers of the skin. It is the most painful peel and only can be done on the
face. In many cases, deep peel can be done only once. Phenol is used as the peeling agent and cannot be
use in dark skins because phenol tends to bleaches the skin. These peels do require downtime, sedatives
and are the most painful peels.
I decided to do a TCA peel, after 2 years of not taking good “deep care” of my skin. Yes, for the past 2
years I have been devoting my life to raise my little girl that now just became a toddler. Some days were
so busy that I barely had time to wash my face….I did skip my lotions, serums, vitamins….the only thing I
made sure I had on was my SPF.
Now is exactly one week after my TCA peel. My face was red, I had some mild swelling and I had lots of
I took pictures so you could see the progress. After the peel, I used only Aesthetic Back Bar Products:
Facial Cleansing Gel, Niacinamide Serum, Rejuvenative Serum and Light Moisture Cream. I also applied
the fair loose mineral powder, which in my opinion is the most amazing mineral makeup on the market
because has few ingredients ,has no filler, talc, being perfect and safe after peels and lasers.
I intercalate the light Moisture cream with the Niacinamide Serum and the Rejuvenative Serum. I have
an oily/problematic skin so I need to be careful with everything that hydrates my skin. Light Moisture
cream is my daily cream because keeps my skin hydrate and doesn’t clog my pores. The Niacinamide is
excellent after a peel because the Vitamin B3 helps with the collagen stimulation while hydrates and
inhibits hyperpigmentation process and the Rejuvenative Serum has DMAE and MSM, that helps the
skin heal and get firm, producing collagen and elastin. My protocol after my peel was:
1 – I washed my face with the Facial Cleansing Gel, which is excellent for all skin types, also great for
professional use. It is paraben free. This product is thin and one thing that I love about this facial
cleanser is that a little goes a long way.
2 – Sat, Mo, Wed and Fri – after the facial cleansing gel, I applied the Niacinamide Serum, SPF and
Applied Fair loose Mineral Makeup.
3- Sun, Tues, Sat – after the facial cleansing gel, I applied the rejuvenative serum, SPF and Fair Loose
Mineral Makeup
4- Nights: I washed my face with Facial cleansing gel and applied light moisture cream.
On a side note, all the products that I did review are my honest opinion and I truly believe in them 
those  pictures show my progress. As I wrote above, I had my TCA peel done 1 week ago.
As you can see my skin is glowing and I still have a bit of flake. The optimal results of a medium peel will
show from 7 to 15 days after the peel.
Now that I started my skin “deep care” I will follow with pumpkin peels. I will be using Professional
Pumpkin enzyme mask II (12% Glycolic) twice a week for the next couple weeks and will be posting more
of my results. See you then!



Spring is around the corner and in its wings come renewal and freshness. What better time to do a general assessment of the skin care products you carry in your back bar?

Choosing between keeping and tossing: Watch the expiration dates in your products! It sounds pretty obvious, but think back for a moment: do you still carry that product you purchased at that wellness expo, two years ago? How about that free sample you got more than a year ago? Time flies and when you least realize, half of your back bar is unfit for use.  Take time to do a thorough search in your cabinet; whatever you haven’t used in 6 months, toss it! Change in color, scent, or texture? Toss it! You’d be surprised at how many products you will find in your cabinet that you either don’t use anymore or that are no longer fresh.

Emily Smith, of ‘Beauty High,’ a well-known website on beauty and skin care says:  “One way to rid yourself of stressing over your products’ expiration dates is to mark in Sharpie when you bought each product. Sure, it sounds like a pain, but knowing when you put your products to rest will save you the hassle of contaminating your counter space as well as yourself.” Or, worse yet, contaminating your clients, for that matter. It’s important to remember that bacterias can grow overtime, and expired products might cause adverse reactions on the skin.

Time to go natural: Consider switching to more natural brands that carry products that do the heavy work. Do away with sulfate-loaded cleansers, chemical exfoliators and chemical anti-aging agents, and welcome natural, coconut- based cleansers, AHA or enzyme exfoliating masks, and more natural anti-aging products with ingredients, such as MSM and DMAE, and vitamins B and C.

Be smart with your inventory: depending on the size of your practice, it may be better for you to buy smaller containers and invest in a variety of products for more targeted treatments. You may want to keep larger quantities only for the products you use most often, like cleansers and certain masks. That’s when it comes in handy to have a provider that does not require a minimum order. Stocking up on $3000 worth of unnecessary products just to meet the required minimum may be a bad business move if you end up not using these products as much as you had predicted.

Think about revamping your skin care line altogether. It might be beneficial to consider a new perspective. It could be that the line you currently use is too limited or does not offer fresh ingredients; or you’ve just grown tired of using the same products day in and out. After all, springtime is about a new approach to life and what better time to do away with the old and welcome the new?

* Best-selling products for springtime facials:

Citrus essential oils, green tea cream cleanser, vitamin C serum, papaya pineapple enzyme mask, renewal cream, niacinamide serum, revitalizing and firming mud mask, rose cooling regenerative mask.

What is your spring cleaning ritual? Please share your tips with us, we’d love to hear them!


Renewal Mask – All Skin Types
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids of Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid and Lactose
  • Minimize photo damaged skin
  • Light exfoliation
  • Moisturizing effect on the skin
  • Soften fine lines and wrinkles
  • Powder Mask

Ingredients: Kaolin Clay, Bentonite Clay, Iron Oxide, Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid, Lactose

Anti-Aging Mask – All Skin Types Certified Vegan/12% Glycolic/pH: 3.5
  • Nourishes Skin
  • Improves elasticity
  • Increases Moisture
  • Stimulates Skin Regeneration
  • Can be used with Steam or hot towel compress
  • Powder Mask
Ingredients: Kaolin Clay, Bentonite Clay, Curcuma longa (Turmeric) Root Powder, Beta vulgaris (Beet) Powder, d-Calcium Pantothenate (Pro Vitamin B5), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester)
Papaya & Pineapple Enzyme Mask – All Skin Types
95% Organic/Certified Vegan
  • Mild Exfoliation
  • Brighten and Polishes the Skin
  • Vitamin A, C, E & Carotenoids.
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Can be used with Steam or hot towel compress

Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Juice, Aqua (Water), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Carica papaya (Papaya) Extract, Carica papaya (Green Papaya) Extract, Ananas comosus (Pineapple) Extract, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel), Carbomer, Triethanolamine (TEA), Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid

Professional Enzymes– a versatile treatment to carry in your back bar

Professional enzyme peelsCountless customers today seek a skincare professional because they want a solution to their skin issues with instant results, but many are not ready for harsh chemical treatments. If you constantly encounter clients whose skin is dry, dull or acne prone and you want a natural solution to tackling these challenges, why not incorporate a professional enzyme peel or mask to your skin care protocol?

Enzymes are sometimes used as a less aggressive alternative to chemical peels (such as alpha hydroxy and beta acids), so they can be the best ally in results oriented, no down time treatments.  Enzyme exfoliation relies on the biological action rather than physical abrasion. I like to compare enzymes to pac man.  They just gobble up the dead skin on the face leaving the skin with a healthy glow.  Some fruit and vegetable enzymes also have naturally occurring antioxidants, nourishing benefits that can include vitamins and minerals (Vitamin A, C, E and carotenoids) and, in some cases low-level AHAs.

These enzymes are proteins that dissolve and breakdown dead skin cells and help to rebuild the skin at the same time. This dual action of exfoliating dead skin cells (which are the greatest cause of clogged pores, acne and whiteheads), and restoring dry, dull skin make these products very versatile. Having such a multipurpose product in your clinic’s back bar will ensure its constant use and result in an increase in client satisfaction, who will leave your facility with brilliant, healthy skin, and a smile on their face! Add these powerful natural products to your line and see your clients get hooked!

Below you will find a brief description of the most popular types of enzymes used in home care (private label) and professional treatments:

Papain (aka Papaya)
Papaya can be used for breakouts, dry skin, cellulite and premature aging.
The Papain enzyme is derived from the leaves, seeds, skin and fruit of the Papaya. Papaya contains many vitamins and minerals that are said to provide many health benefits.  Papain has become one of the most popular and important enzymes to help achieve beautiful skin. The powerful enzyme found in papaya is called peptin.
Peptin is a digestive enzyme and when applied topically it helps to soften the skin giving it a radiant healthy glow.  Other nourishing benefits of peptin include Vitamin A, C, E and carotenoids.  These antioxidants also reduce inflammation of the skin. Peptin helps to exfoliate dead skin cells that cause clogged pores.  Papain has also been shown to be helpful in evening the skin tone and lightening brown spots due to sun exposure.  Studies done in the West Indian Medical Journal confirm the healing abilities of papaya and its capability to rejuvenate and repair the skin.

Bromelain (aka Pineapple)
Bromelain enzyme is derived from pineapple.  A Venezuelan chemist isolated the enzyme from the fruit in 1891 and was introduced as a therapeutic supplement in 1957. The Bromelain enzyme is taken from the stem and juice of the pineapple.  When used topically, Bromelain speeds healing and dissolves cross-linked collagen cells, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and uneven pigmentation.  Bromelain has also been shown to reduce inflammation.

Pumpkin pulp is rich in enzymes, beta-carotene, amino acids and antioxidants. Pumpkin is a rich source of antioxidants & enzymes that act like alpha-hydroxy acids. Pumpkin contains more than 100 beneficial nutrients, which are used to help reverse the signs of aging. It detoxifies congested skin and banishes rough skin textures for an even, healthy appearance. Pumpkin has the highest percentage of vitamin A and beta carotene of all vegetable enzymes.

As a skin care professional, you must be prepared by having an array of products in your back bar that contain these precious natural enzymes.  That way, you will be able to customize and target specific problems in different skin types and conditions, and leave your clients with a healthy, polished, glowing skin. Aesthetic Back Bar’s professional enzyme peel products available: Papaya Pineapple Enzyme (also available for private label), Pumpkin I Enzyme, and Pumpkin II Enzyme.

Complete Facial Enzyme Kits Available:

Papaya & Pineapple Enzyme Facial Kit $75

Pumpkin Facial Enzyme Kit $72

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