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Homecare Kit: The power of the 3 C’s

I know a lot of amazing professionals that are uncomfortable selling home skincare products to their customers because they don’t want it feel pushy.  I totally get it, we are not in the car sales business and most of us don’t like to sell. You need to remember you are the expert and in order for your clients to obtain optimized results, they need a good skin regimen at home to be successful.

Your clients trust your expert guidance and when you explain about the benefits of a good home care they will listen to you. Remember if they don’t buy what they need from you they will get it somewhere else.  I have had clients tell me that they want their skin care professional or technician to tell them what to do and buy.  We have to get out of our heads and give them the guidance they need to get the right home skincare.  If you sell products your clients can buy somewhere else  educate them about counterfeits and expired products sold online that look the same but don’t deliver the same.

To avoid any competition, you can have your own skincare line.  Aesthetic Back Bar helps you develop your skincare line. With very low minimums and an easy process you can private label in as fast as a couple of weeks. Develop a home care protocol that can be easily implemented and repeated.

3 C’s for your home skincare regimen

  1. Condition – Observe the client’s skin. Do they have oily, normal, sensitive or dry skin. Check for sun damage, large pores, hyper and hypo-pigmentation.
  2. Concerns – Have your client look in the mirror and ask questions.  Let them point out their main concerns. Listen and acknowledge and respond.  This is a great opportunity to engage the clients on what benefits the skincare you choose will give them. Educate them on ingredients and how it will help your client.
  3. Commitment/Consistency – Help your clients understand the importance of keeping a daily home routine for best results. I like to tell my clients that using a good home skincare regimen is like going to the gym.  You will only see results if you are consistency and committed.

A great tool you can use is writing or printing out the steps of the ideal skincare regimen for your client.  I like to have it on a half sheet of paper with the spa logo.  On it I have AM and PM at the top.  I put the steps to their customized home skin care routine in order. Keep a copy or write down what was recommended.  Even if they do not purchase all at once they know what you recommend. Be confident and don’t be afraid to share with your client.

Our Top Brightening Facial Treatments Picks

We are always searching for products that help to brighten and give us that healthy glow.  Here are our top picks for brightening facial treatments.private label for aestheticians

BRIGHTENING CLEANSERS
Antioxidant Enzyme Cleanser This facial cleanser is exfoliating, hydrating and soothing.
Normal to Dry Skin
Key Ingredients:
Aloe, Pomegranate, Rooibos Tea, Green Papaya extract, and Pineapple extract

Clarifying Cleanser Clarifying Cleanser is very purifying and leaves skin brighter and purified.  Its lotion like consistency doesn’t dry out these type of skin types.
Normal to Oily Skin
Key Ingredients:
DMAE, MSM, Activated Charcoal, Vitamin C Ester, Black Willowbark

BRIGHTENING SCRUB
AHA microbeads is also a great exfoliant.  This facial scrub can use once or twice a week at home.  In a facial treatment it can be used after the cleansing step. AHAs help keep skin glowing and sloughed.
All Skin Types
Key Ingredients:
Glycolic, Malic, Tartaric

BRIGHTENING MASKS
Pumpkin I Enzyme 5% Glycolic & Pumpkin II Enzyme 12% Glycolic – Our pumpkin facial masks slough dead skin away.  Leaves skin polished and bright.  Our pumpkin masks are very nourishing to the skin.
All Skin Types
Key Ingredients:
Vitamin C and Glycolic

Renewal Mask – This anti-aging powder mask can be mixed with water to create the consistency desired.  Skin can be steamed or left alone for several minutes.  Leaves skin exfoliated and stimulated.
All Skin Types
Key Ingredients:
AHAs

Revitalizing and Firming Masks This mask is a powerful anti-aging mud mask packed with nutrients.  Will take dull skin to a natural glow.
All Skin Types
Key Ingredients:
DMAE, MSM

BRIGHTENING SERUMS
Normal to Combination Skin Types

AM Serum Vitamin C Serum – Great for all skin types.  Vitamin C Serum should be used on all skin types in the AM on clean skin.  Great for sun damaged skin and reversing signs of aging.
Key Ingredients: Vitamin C Ester and Vitamin

PM Serum Clarifying Serum – This light serum is great for anti-aging, brightening, clarifying and hydrating.  It can be used on all skin types. When in doubt this is a great one to start with.  Men also love this treatment facial serum.
All Skin Types
Key Ingredients
: DMAE, MSM

Normal to Dry Skin Types

AM Med Moisture Serum Rejuvenative Serum – This serum is great for dryer skin types looking for brightening and firming.
Normal to Dry Skin
Key Ingredients
: DMAE, MSM

PM Deep Moisture Serum Antioxidant Serum – This powerful anti-aging serum is great for plumping and reversing signs of aging.  This is perfect for your mature, dry skin that needs hydration.
Normal to Dry Skin
Key Ingredients
: DMAE, Vitamin C, Vitamin A

BRIGHTENING MOISTURIZERS
AM Moisturizer
AHA Cream – Our AHA moisturizer is light and helps brighten and even skin tone.
All Skin Types
Key Ingredients
: Glycolic, Malic and Tartaric

PM Moisturizer Renewal Cream – Renewal cream locks in moisture and brightening skin velvety smooth.
Normal to Dry Skin
Key Ingredients:
DMAE, MSM, Hyaluronic Acid

This is the perfect season for Peels

peel results
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
flakes.
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:
Morning:
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!

Top 9 facial products to have in your treatment cabinet!

Top 9 professional skincare facial products to have in your treatment cabinet!professional skincare facial products

It is so easy to get carried away with having a zillion products for every skin type and facial. When starting out or even if you are cleaning out your cabinets, pick items that can be used on multiple skin types. We have put together a quick top 9 must-have professional skincare products every esthetician should have on hand.

  1. Facial Gel Cleanser – This is a Vegan, Sulfate-Free and Paraben-Free gentle cleanser. It is great for everyone. From the frail skins to the thick, sun damaged oily types. It can be used in all types of facials to prepping for a peel or microdermabrasion treatment.
  2. Skin Balancing Toner – This is a vegan and paraben-free toner that is also great for all skin types. This is gentle but at the same time helps to balance and continue to clean the skin. It contain Citric Acid, Tea Tree Essential Oil and White Willow Bark.
  3. AHA Toner – I know, two toners? Yes, this paraben-free Alpha Hydroxy Toner is a great treatment to have if you have someone that wants a treatment for anti-aging, sun damaged, mature skin, oily, pigmentation, large pores, or comedones. This can be used as a prep to your exfoliating mask, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, skin scrubber whatever you use to exfoliate. It can be a little tingly and this can give you an idea how sensitive your client is. This Alpha Hydroxy Treatment is great to use before extractions and it helps to remove dead skin. This toner contains all the fruit acids: Glycolic Acid, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid and Tataric Acid.
  4. Papaya and Pineapple Enzyme Mask – This vegan professional facial enzyme mask is amazing and can be used on everyone. It is gentle enough for the thinnest skin types and polishes even the thickest of skin types. This mask can be the exfoliating part of the facial or can be used after a mechanical type of exfoliation like microdermabrasion, dermaplaning or a skin scrubber. The Papaya and Pineapple facial enzyme mask can be used with steam or a hot towel compress. It will leave skin radiant and glowing. This mask removes all dead skin.
  5. Rose Cooling and Regenerative Mask – This vegan and paraben-free mask contains antioxidants and is healing, cooling and refreshing. This professional skincare mask can be used as a facial and eye mask. This also makes a great calming mask for post exfoliating or more aggressive facial treatments.
  6. Hydrating Mask – This vegan and paraben-free Hydrating Mask is a must-have because it will moisturize and nourish your dry and mature skin types. It is rich and creamy and very soothing. This is a great mask to scent also. With a couple of drops of White Grapefruit or lavender you can change up your facial treatment.
  7. Niacinamide Serum – This professional facial serum is a great go to serum because most skin types can use it. After an exfoliating and rejuvenating treatment it is nice to have a product that helps heal and reduce inflammation in the skin. Niacinamide Serum also contains hyaluronic acid to help hydrate the skin. This professional skincare facial serum is vegan and paraben-free.
  8. Antioxidant Hydrating Eye Cream – This is a great treatment to use as an eye mask during treatment as well as when finishing the facial. You can also use a little bit on the lips to hydrate and on the neck. This treatment has key ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Lavender, Roobios Tea, and Pomegranate Extracts to nourish, hydrate and retain moisture. This professional skincare facial eye treatment is vegan and paraben-free.
  9. Light Moisture Cream – This is another great go to product for all skin types, especially sensitive ones. This professional facial moisturizer contain no nuts, is vegan and paraben-free.

 

Professional Clarifying Mask – Perfect for gently purifying and detoxifying the skin.

Professional Clarifying Mask

Introducing one of our newest masks.  The professional Clarifying Mask is one of our favorites.  It gently draws out impurities and absorbs oil leaving the skin revitalized.  This mask can be used with steam or a hot compress in the facial treatment.  The Clarifying Mask is a great treatment for most skin types.  Because it is not aggressive or irritating you can use it even on dryer hormonal acne prone skin.  This mask has a cream consistency that is also hydrating at the same time.

Skin Types: Normal – Combination – Oily – Acne Proneprofessional charcoal mask

  • Contains Charcoal
  • Detoxifies & clears pores
  • Draws out toxins
  • Gently purifies skin
  • Tightens pores
  • Smoothes & softens skin
  • Non-irritating & non-drying
  • No parabens or synthetic ingredients

This professional Clarifying Mask will gently detoxify, revitalize and purify the skin. This mask uses key ingredients like Activated Charcoal and Organic White Willow Bark Extract to do all the work.  Activated Charcoal is very absorbent and soaks up toxins from the skin. Aesthetic Back Bar’s Clarifying Mask naturally draws out impurities helping prevent future breakouts. Did you know Charcoal can absorb up to 800 times its weight in toxins. Activated Charcoal is the medicinal form of Charcoal.  Activated Charcoal is very porous and that is how it is able to trap bacteria, toxins, dirt and chemicals. It is proven to trap thousands of times its own weight in harmful particles. Organic White Willow Bark Extract is a great anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial that helps to unclog pores and gently exfoliate the skin.  Other ingredients that are nourishing and healing the skin care are  Aloe, Green Tea, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin B3, and Pomegranate Extract.

SAVE 15% off on any size of the Clarifying Mask.  Use coupon code: PURIFY15

Sample sets now available!

We have just come out with sample sets for each category of products we sell.  This will make it easier for you to try the formulas we offer and select the ones your clients will like best.  All the skincare samples come in 1/2 ounce jars.  The sample sets range from $5.00 to $7.00 depending on the skin care formulas. Let us know if you have any questions!!!

Cleanser, Toner & Polish – $5.00  Buy Now

Facial Masks – $5.00 Buy Now

Treatment Serums – $7.00  Buy Now

Eye Treatment – $5.00  Buy Now

Moisturizers – $5.00   Buy Now

Professional Masks – $7.00  Buy Now

Ingredient Update: Green Tea

People have been enjoying the taste and health benefits of Green Tea for many years.  Drinking Green tea regularly significantly lowers heart disease and decreases developing certain types of cancer.   I am sure you have heard the buzz about Green Tea and highlights of its topical antioxidant properties in the media.  Many skincare companies have started adding this antioxidant to its formulations. Today it is considered one of the most effective plant based antioxidants in skin care, containing anti-inflammatory benefits to help reduce redness and even out skin complexion.

Green Tea in higher concentrations helps minimize free radical damage in the skin. Green Tea is said to be the #1 source for Polyphenols.  Green tea uniquely has high levels of this antioxidant and is said to be the “Super Antioxidant” containing 200 times more potent antioxidants than Vitamin E. Science shows that the polyphenols in green tea helps reverse damage in the skin.

What are Polyphenols?
Polyphenols are compounds that are found in nature.  Polyphenols consist of a large group of natural plant products found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, flowers and bark. Polyphenols are known to be a powerful natural antioxidant to help improve health. Plant polyphenols have been getting more attention lately because they can inhibit, reverse, or slow down the process of UV damage in the skin. These antioxidants help to eliminate free radicals which are unstable molecules that can cause aging or disease in the body.

Green Tea and the Sun
When highly concentrated formulas are applied to the skin, green tea polyphenols get into the skin and help reverse sun induced damage. It is suggested that polyphenols can supplement sunscreen protection and may be helpful for skin diseases associated with UV induced inflammation, oxidative stress and DNA damage.

The harmful effects associated with UV exposure are mostly result of errors in DNA repair, which can lead to mutations.  Investigations have reported that a sunscreen containing different concentration of green tea extracts provided significant protection against photo aging. Studies have shown that topical application of green tea polyphenols prior to UV exposure can also result in protection from solar-simulated UV.

Routine topical treatment of Green Tea formulas may provide protection against harmful effects of solar UV radiation. Using formulas with Green Tea antioxidants with sunscreens or skincare lotions can provide an effective strategy to make UV radiation less severe. When using a sunscreen try to use a formula that is broad spectrum with at least an SPF of 30.

Products that contain Organic Green Tea:

References
Nichols JA, Katiyar SK. Skin photoprotection by natural polyphenols: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and DNA repair mechanisms. Arch Dermatol Res. 2010 Mar;302(2):71-83.

Ingredient Update: DMAE

DMAE has been made to be a very popular anti-aging ingredient ever since Dr. Nicholas Perricone, M.D.’s top-selling book, The Wrinkle Cure was published.   In this book Dr. Perricone promotes supplementing with DMAE as a treatment for reducing wrinkles. DMAE is an amazing nutrient that extends the life of cells and inhibits cross linking which gives the skin tone and firmness. DMAE gives a immediate firmness that can wear off at the end of the day.  When DMAE is applies to the skin it stimulates acetylcholine release which would trigger a response in the muscles of the face. This activity creates a firmer facial tone and less sagging skin.

Products that contain DMAE:

Ingredient Update: MSM – Methylsulfonylmethane

Methylsulfonylmethane or MSM for short is a naturally occurring nutrient found in the body, plants, meats, dairy products, fruits, and vegetables.  MSM is anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, which supplies sulfur to the body and allows it to heal itself and contribute to healthy skin.. Unfortunately amounts of MSM necessary for normal human health are not typically found in today’s average diet. This is why we have so many skin care companies and supplements containing MSM.

MSM  has been used to eliminate chronic pain, muscle pain, repairing cut, scraped, burned and damaged skin. There have been reports of MSM eliminating wrinkles, brown spots, skin tumors, and spider veins. MSM has been used for healing scar tissue and burned skin.  When used topically in the form of a cream or lotion, sufur is helpful with skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, dandruff, scabies, diaper rash and certain fungal infections.

The skin is a vital organ that is held together by collagen. Collagen is very important for the cellular tissue.  MSM helps to replenish and repair damaged skin and increases wound healing. When MSM supplies are depleted the skin becomes dry, cracked, damaged and wrinkled. MSM feeds the formation of collagen and elastin in the skin while preventing and reducing cross-linking between cells.  Cross-linking between cells is the primary cause of wrinkles and scar tissue.

Which products contain MSM – Methylsulfonylmethane

Ingredient Update: Rooibos Tea Extract

Organic Rooibos Tea Benefits

Rooibos Tea

Rooibos Tea Extract Benefits in Skin Care
Rooibos Tea Extract also known as the Aspalathus Linearis plant.  It is an antioxidant ingredient that is becoming very popular in the Natural and Organic Skin Care products market because of its healing and anti aging properties.  Many companies are turning to ingredients like Rooibos Tea as an organic alternative to harsh chemicals on the market.  This extract is also mild enough for all skin types, both men and women and people of all ages.

Where does Rooibos Tea Extract come from?

The Rooibos has been used for generation by the Khoi and San people of Southern Africa.  It was later rediscovered by on accident in 1968 by a South African woman looking for herbs to treat her child from an allergic reaction. The Rooibos Plant is grown in South Africa in the Cederburg region of the Western Cape. Over 9 000 tons of Rooibos Tea is produced per year and about 40% is exported.

What does the Rooibos Tea Extract do for the skin?
Rooibos Tea is a powerful player in the team of antioxidants.  Recently, Japanese scientists found that Rooibos Tea contains a mimic of the enzyme Super Oxide Dismutase (S.O.D.) which is an antioxidant that attached the free radicals and limits their damaging effects on the skin. Rooibos is rich in antioxidants and contains 11 times more antioxidants than Green Tea and other conventional extracts.  Antioxidants are known for fighting free radical damage, prevent premature aging and get rid of harmful toxins in the skin.  Rooibos Tea benefits also include important anti aging ingredients like Alpha Hydroxy acids, zinc and Vitamin B5.  The natural Alpha Hydroxy acids smooth and minimize fine lines and wrinkles.  Zinc helps heal the skin and is essential to the skin’s metabolism. Medical studies have shown that the Vitamin B5 found in the Rooibos Tea helps to strengthen the immune system. This extract has wonderful anti aging properties such as healing the skin from common skin problems like acne, allergies, eczema, and sun burn.  When applied it is very helpful to help soothe irritations like itchy skin, sun burns, eczema and acne. Rooibos Tea Extract has also been round to be anti-fungal, anti-allergic and anti-bacterial.  It is also great for sensitive, dry and problem skin types.

Rooibos Tea Benefits in Natural Skin Care

  • Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
  • Slows down aging process
  • Heal acne and minimize oil in skin
  • Fights free radical damage
  • Non-allergic
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Healing to the skin

What products can Organic Rooibos Tea Extract be found in?
Exited about the Rooibos Tea benefits and wondering what organic beauty products contain the natural skincare ingredient Organic Rooibos Tea Extract? We have a quick list of which Aesthetic Back Bar Natural skin care products contain this organic skincare ingredients.