Not all skin types are created equal, and not everyone can tolerate ingredients like Vitamin C. It is crucial that estheticians recognize and offer alternatives for those with sensitive skin. Antioxidant ingredients like Vitamin E and Green Tea are the best place to start....

Don’t underestimate the power of a good facial massage. There are various facial massage techniques like Gua Sha and Tapotement that will provide instant results for your clients. Learn where these techniques generated from and discover their benefits....

The way our cells communicate is not only necessary for life itself, but it plays a vital role in keeping our body and skin healthy. Unfortunately, cell-to-cell signaling declines as we get older and leads to slower healing of the tissues. This is when we...

To help pores perform their design purpose, estheticians must be aware of the benefits of proper pore exfoliation. Water-based pore exfoliation, also known as “pore sucking”, goes beyond traditional methods to remove dead skin debris, oils, salts, and toxins. Estheticians and advanced medical service providers...

In an ever-evolving industry, new ingredients are continually emerging as the new superhero of skincare. Once we decipher the scientific jargon and get past the far-reaching claims, we realize these ingredients lack the crucial scientific evidence needed to back them up. However, despite these common...

In order to provide your clients the ultimate facial experience, you must be able to combine multiple treatments in one. This means you must understand what you are using, why you are using it and how these treatments work together. From enzyme treatments and chemical...

With the rising green industry, many new protocols and natural acne treatments have arrived. One very special ingredient that is getting much attention is emu oil. Is it effective? What makes it such a powerful acne treatment? What are the benefits?...

Training yourself to recognize these “acne imposters” is vital to the success and efficacy of your treatments. At the end of the day, your clients are coming to you for clear skin. Become a true acne expert by realizing when what your client has is...

In esthetics, there are several primary derivatives of vitamin A used including retinol, retinyl palmitate or vitamin A palmitate and retinaldehyde. Learn how to differentiate these vitamin A derivatives and how to choose the best option for your client....

Dr. Carl Thorneldt explains the function of the skin barrier and how to troubleshoot skin barrier treatment with acneic and sensitive skin types....