Oils have been used in skin care for centuries. They are beloved for their hydrating and nourishing properties, and are a part of most estheticians’ professional skin care kits. But, have you ever wondered exactly how plant oils function on the skin, and whether they...

While great for adding natural fragrance to cosmetics, essential oils can react to our environment in ways that harm our skin. Specifically, citrus oils react adversely to sunlight. In this article, learn why are some oils photosensitive, which essential oils to watch out for,...

The wide range of treatment options delivered by experienced practioners works exceedingly well in transforming the appearance and enhancing the emotional well-being of the patients. However, some of these treatments can potentially cause significant side effects, especially when used aggressively on patients with skin disorders such as eczema, rosacea,...

Estheticians are invaluable in the fight against skin cancer. Less than half of Americans suffering from a skin condition are likely to consult their dermatologist. Estheticians can use their time with clients to not only change someone’s life, but also to help save it....

Understand the penetration of different levels of molecular weight HA and how bioactive peptides are able to influence the cells to produce their own natural HA as an alternative....

Facial steam is crucial in helping to soften sebum build up and loosen up congestion. Steam also helps the esthetician prepare the skin for maximum absorption of active ingredients used later on during the treatment....

In the world of esthetics, an industry was formed based on the principle of injuring or wounding the skin, which is degenerative by definition, in order to trick the skin into producing key structural proteins like collagen and elastin....

Clients are constantly asking us what they can do to diminish dark under eye circles. It is important to understand there are many types of discoloration under the eyes with different triggers, and therefore different treatment phi¬losophies are needed for each. ...

With autoimmune disease awareness growing, many Americans are opting to go gluten-free, regardless of gluten sensitivity. This trend has reached the skin care world, with brands proudly launching gluten-free products. What exactly is the effect of gluten on the body and the skin?...