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Category Archives: Skincare Tips

Home Run Skin Care Regimens

retail skin care recomendations for estheticians

What should your clients go home with after their skin care treatment? Here is a quick guide of some of our suggestions for clients different skin types.

Dry Skin Types

Purpose:  Nourish, hydrate and reverse signs of aging

Key Ingredients: MSM, DMAE, Rooibos Tea Extract, Vitamin C, Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Oil, Neem Oil, Avocado Oil, Evening Primrose

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  • Antioxidant Cleanser
  • Lavender Toner
  • Total C Complex
  • Antioxidant Eye Cream
  • Antioxidant Serum
  • Vitamin Rich Cream

PM

  • Antioxidant Cleanser
  • Lavender Toner
  • Complete Care Serum
  • Antioxidant Eye Cream
  • Retinol PM
  • Vitamin Rich Cream

Treatment:  1-2 times a week

  • Jojoba Micro Beads polish: Gently massage into skin
  • Papaya Pineapple Enzyme Mask: 5-15 minutes
  • Hydrating Mask: 5-15 minutes

Normal Skin Types

Purpose:  Nourish, hydrate and keep skin looking radiant and polished

Key Ingredients: Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Peptides, Sodium Hyaluronate, Strawberry Fruit Extract, Sweet Cherry Fruit Extract, Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Lavender Extract, Pomegranate Extract, Raspberry Fruit Extract, Vitamin E

AMvitamin c antioxidant for estheticians

  • Facial Gel Cleanser
  • Skin Balancing Toner
  • Total C Complex
  • Antioxidant Eye Cream
  • Light Moisture Cream

PM

  • Facial Gel Cleanser
  • Skin Balancing Toner
  • Complete Care Serum
  • Antioxidant Eye Cream
  • Rejuvenative Serum
  • Light Moisture Cream

Treatment:  1-2 times a week

  • AHA Micro Beads polish
  • Anti-Aging Mask
  • Papaya Pineapple Enzyme Mask 5-15 minutes

Combination Skin Types

Purpose:  Nourish, hydrate, purify, balance and keep skin looking radiant and polished

Key Ingredients: Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Organic White Willow Bark Extract, Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Peptides, Sodium Hyaluronate, Fruit Extracts, Vitamin C, Green Tea Extract, DMAE

AMfacial supplies for aestheticians

  • Facial Gel Cleanser
  • AHA Toner
  • Total C Complex
  • Nourishing Under Eye Cream
  • Clarifying Serum

PM

  • Facial Gel Cleanser
  • AHA Toner
  • Complete Care Serum
  • Nourishing Under Eye Cream
  • Clarifying Serum
  • AHA Cream

Treatment:  1-2 times a week

  • AHA Micro Beads polish
  • Clarifying Mask
  • Papaya Pineapple Enzyme Mask 5-15 minutes

Oily Skin Types

Purpose:  Exfoliate, purify, balance and prevent breakouts

Key Ingredients: Organic Rooibos Extract, Green Tea Extract, White Tea Extract, Hyaluronic acid, Vitamin B3, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Organic White Willow Bark Extract, Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Peptides, Sodium Hyaluronate, Fruit Extracts

AM

  • Clarifying Cleanserprofessional serums for estheticians
  • AHA Toner
  • Complete Care Serum
  • Nourishing Under Eye Cream
  • Clarifying Serum

PM

  • Clarifying Cleanser
  • AHA Toner
  • Complete Care Serum
  • Nourishing Under Eye Cream
  • Clarifying Serum

Treatment:  1-2 times a week

  • Clarifying Mask 5-15 minutes
  • Pumpkin 5% Glycolic Enzyme Mask 5-15 minutes

The Perfect Microdermabrasion Treatment

Microdermabrasion is a staple and a great purifying exfoliating treatment. There are a lot of new gadgets and tools out there, but this is a classic method that is also a great money saver! I do understand some states don’t allow microdermabrasion, but that does not mean that you can not give your client a fantastic mechanical exfoliation treatment. Every Esthetician is creative and will find a way to give a skin treatment their client deserves.

What is Micellar Cleansing Water and how do I use it?

When you first come across the word “micellar” your first thought may be “What the heck is that and am I pronouncing this right?”. Same! Pronounced mi-cel-lar, this cleansing water has been used in France for decades. Although it’s been sold in the U.S. for quite some time now, it wasn’t until recently that major companies started to really market this product. This three in one product removes makeup, cleanses AND tones!

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.

This is the perfect season for Peels

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Targeting Holistic Customers Means More Return To You

The holistic lifestyle is a growing trend and is shifting customers’ decisions in the types of products and services they will select. Nowadays, people have grown increasingly aware of the kinds of products they use and how these products affect their health. Their efforts are focused on reducing toxic load from their environment and their lifestyle. The holistic approach also has an impact on the amount of chemicals they will allow themselves and their loved ones to be exposed to on a daily basis.

Why natural and organic skin care?

Why are using natural or organic ingredients so important?

Our skin is exposed to thousands of chemicals every day from pollution, food and products we put on it.  Most companies today mass produce products and are looking for the lowest cost to create these.  Many times the products quality suffers when more chemicals and potentially harmful ingredients are used.

FDA new requirements for sunscreen labels

By next summer you will see many changes to sunscreen labels.  These changes are going to be required by the FDA and will provide us with more information about the sunscreen products we purchase. The FDA is taking some steps to help protect consumers from excessive sun exposure. This is great news for consumers!  This will make it easier to choose the right sun protection.

Is there a safe way to tan?

There is no way to safely tan in UV Light.  All tans damage the skin.  When ultraviolet rays penetrate the skin, production of melanin increases as a response to the injury. Many believe that tanning beds are the safer way to tan the skin. Many companies advertise having “safe” equipment. 

Exfoliating Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin

Exfoliating the skin is a very important part of our skincare regimen.  Many times sensitive skin lack exfoliation needed because not many formulas can do the job just right.  Exfoliating Facial Cleanser is a 82% organic formula free of fragrance and parabens.  This gentle cleanser uses jojoba micro beads to gently exfoliate the skin leaving it bright and youthful.