Skincare

A Proposed Master Esthetician License May Require Additional Class Time for Practicing Estheticians

Find out if your spa's estheticians may need to head back to class
Are all esthetic credentials created equal? Many state legislators are saying no, as bills are before them in several states to raise esthetician hours of training to 1,200 hours to receive a Master Esthetician license. If passed, the bills would require currently practicing estheticians to head back to class to obtain the Master Esthetician license. A comparative analysis performed by...

AmorePacific Blooms at the New York Botanical Garden

Take a look at some of the plant ingredients used in AmorePacific skincare products.
Last week, I spent a memorable evening at the Wild Medicine Exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, NY), sponsored by AmorePacific . The global skincare brand combines Asian botanicals with antioxidant-rich green tea, bamboo sap, and red ginseng, which the company cultivates at its own garden located at the foot of Halla Mountain on the Pacific Isle of...

Sunscreen Use Reduces Skin Aging

A new study out in Australia proves year-round use of sunscreen significantly slows the aging of the skin caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
If you’re one of those people who normally dashes out the door without applying any sunscreen, a new study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine , may encourage you to start applying sunscreen before you head out. Australian researchers have found that adults who regularly use sunscreen over a 4.5-year period have smoother skin. Researchers say that using sunscreen...

Summer Skincare Tips

Ellen Clark of Control Corrective Skincare Systems shares advice for caring for skin this steamy season.
Temperatures are heating up, and it’s no secret that summer’s scalding temps and increased sun exposure can create a not-so-sunny skin situation. From sweat-induced breakouts to dehydration and sunburn, skin is vulnerable to a sand pile of seasonal assaults, and your clients will be looking to you for help. Thankfully, we've got an expert here to help. According to skin...

Aura Cacia Sings the Praises of Geranium in its Choose Calm Campaign

Discover why you and your clients may want to pack geranium essential oil for any upcoming travel
This month, geranium is the featured ingredient in our In the Mix column, and for good reason, considering all the benefits it provides. It's also part of Aura Cacia's Choose Calm campaign, which is promoting ways in which its geranium essential oil can be used to invoke calm while traveling. Here are a few tips from the folks at Aura...

Mirbeau Inn & Spa Hosts a Vino and Vinotherapy Event with the Founder of Caudalie

Raise a glass with Caudalie's Mathilde Thomas
I recently had the opportunity to meet Mathilde Thomas, founder of Caudalie Skincare , at an event launching the line's Divine Body collection. As a fan of the vinotherapy-based line, it was great to meet the woman behind the popular products. I had interviewed Thomas earlier in the year for our From the Ground Up column in which we featured...

What Are You Feeding Your Skin?

Board-certified dermatologist offers some complexion-saving advice.
Do your clients want truly fabulous skin—glowing, vibrant, and younger looking skin? Make sure they’re putting foods for healthy skin on their plates. “Everything you eat becomes a part of not only your inner being, but the outer fabric of your body as well. The healthier the foods are that you consume, the better your skin will look,” says Susan...

Kardashians Sample Fish Pedicure, INTA Responds

International Nail Technicians Association says reality TV stars foray into fish is not a great idea.
A recent adventure by the Kardashian Klan is being dubbed as “fishy” by the International Nail Technicians Association (INTA). Kim and Kourtney recently filmed an episode of their reality show in Greece, during which they received fish pedicures. According to the INTA, this practice is not a great idea and does not fit into the Pedicure Equipment Cleaning & Disinfecting...

Skin Cancer Awareness Month Reminders from the Skin Cancer Foundation

Share these tips with your clients on how to prevent skin cancer and why it’s so important.
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. While we should always keep the protection of our skin in mind, this month is a great time to remind your clients about the steps they should be taking to care for their skin in the sun. As such, I’d like to share this excellent post from the Skin Cancer Foundation. Be sure to...

Rosemary May Increase Memory by 75 Percent

Get the scoop on this healing herb from Aromandina's Cristina Proano-Carrion.
I’m coming off a rather busy time that involves attending two trade shows, the closing of the year’s biggest issue of American Spa , and the planning of a summer family trip. One thing I’ve learned about myself is that when I get busy, I get forgetful. Just this week, I’ve forgotten my keys, my cell phone, and the names...

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