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....

As the long, lazy days of summer give way to crisp autumn weather, it’s not only the memories of sun-splashed adventures that linger, but the lasting effects of all that time in the sun on the skin. Here are the top fall skin treatments around...

Understand this complex skin cell and learn how to protect it from sun and environmental damage for the ultimate pigmentation protection....

Being able to recognize skin condition such as acne, rosoacea, psoriasis and dermatitis is an essential skill for estheticians. However, in order to help treat and soothe these conditions, a skilled esthetician must also understand the root cause of these conditions....

Summer is over and clients are feeling the repercussions of not protecting their skin the way they should have. Here are some natural ingredients to help recover your client’s post-summer skin without irritation or further damage…...