Beauties of Ancient Egypt

We know now that milk contains Lactic Acid. In the 1990s, lactic acid was added to the esthetician’s toolbox. Estheticians realized its molecules, larger than those of glycolic acid, garnered the same results but with more control and fewer reactions. Salycylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid, also came into the professional mix as an exfoliant that works well to treat acne. At last, estheticians had many choices in exfoliation products.
Since 2006, cosmetic chemists have been developing so-called designer peels, which are professional products using these chemicals in new combinations and at lower percentages, often incorporating other ingredients. The effect is to reduce stinging and downtime. Treatments are more gentle now because continual irritation is suspected to advance aging.

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Posted by admin on February 28th, 2011 12,119 Comments

Sugar Cane Sweetens the Mix

The Most pivotal development for anti-aging skin care for esthetician use was glycolic acid, and alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) found in sugar cane. Dr. Eugene Van Scott and Ruey Yu developed it for skin care use in the 1970s and it became the premiere anti-aging treatment in the 1980s and 1990s. It is used in salons and spas in strengths from 20-50 percent. Glycolic acid was added to home care products in lower percentages for exfoliation and to augment professional care. Glycolic acid has been formulated in a synthetic form because in its natural state it’s too irritating and unpredictable, even when diluted.

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Posted by admin on February 28th, 2011 18,964 Comments

New Approach to Skin Rejuvenation

After years or research, European scientists have discovered a unique technology to repair and prevent damage to the skin:
A growth factor. A mix of proteins that work to help skin regenerate tissue that is lost in the aging process and prevent further breakdown.

A growth factor provides:
-Firmer skin with renewed elasticity
-Smoothing of fine lines
-Softening of coarse wrinkles
-Increased hydration for softer skin
-Faster recovery following dermal procedures.

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Posted by admin on November 21st, 2010 20,639 Comments

Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Vegan hyaluronic acid is the topical wrinkle-filler that enhances moisture levels, hydrates, and recovers loss of firmness and elasticity. Produces visible plumping of the skin around eyes and mouth. Penetrates deeply and locks in moisture, preventing from dryness and cracking in extreme cold or hot weather.

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Posted by admin on November 14th, 2010 19,486 Comments

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic Acid, a Beta-Hydroxy, is a highly effective peeling agent and deep pore cleanser. This potent exfoliant wash penetrates to remove dead skin cells, oil, debris, and comedones. Reduces fine lines, and wrinkles, evens pigmentation, reduces pore size, treats problematic skin. Use after a facial.

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Posted by admin on November 14th, 2010 20,513 Comments

What is a chemical peel?

Chemical peels are used to remove the outermost layer of the skin and reveal the fresh, less-wrinkled layer blow. In these procedures a chemical formula is places on the skin, which then peels off, eliminating dead cells and stimulating collagen and leaving the skin with clarity, luminosity, and showing an improvement in fine lines.

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Posted by admin on August 21st, 2010 20,203 Comments

What about Home Care?

It’s important to care for the waxed area properly after treatment to prevent ingrown hairs, breakouts, or other reactions. Exfoliation, using a pumice stone or exfoliating gloves with a bath gel, will help keep this skin clear and less prone to blemishes. Avoid using a bar soap because it leaves a film on the body that could cause ingrown hairs. For breakout zones, defined as the face, back, and chest, use a more gentle exfoliant and an anti-breakout lotion. Do not go in the sun or use tanning booths directly after waxing, especially while the skin is still red from treatment, and only apply gently moisturizers twenty-four hours after treatment. Try to avoid products with harsh chemicals, perfumes, or dyes.

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Posted by admin on June 25th, 2010 13,879 Comments

What can I expect during waxing?

Usually, a preconditioning lotion for waxing is first applied to the area to be waxed. Then hot wax is poured onto the skin and strips of cloth are pressed into it. When the wax dries, the cloth is quickly removed. You may feel some discomfort when the wax is pulled off, but relaxing will help alleviate the sensation. The more you experience waxing, the less it hurts. Some suggest taking a couple ibuprofen before treatment to reduce pain and swelling.

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Posted by admin on June 25th, 2010 23,715 Comments

How should I prepare for treatment?

Let the hair you want to have waxed grow out a half-inch above the skin. If hairs are left too short, the wax won’t be able to adhere to them strongly enough to pull them out. Also, refrain from taking a shower or bath before the treatment because soaking the hair will soften it, allowing it to break more easily and making wax less effective.

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Posted by admin on June 25th, 2010 19,337 Comments

Who can benefit from waxing?

Waxing reduces hair growth when performed at regular, thirty-day intervals. While shaving crops the hair even with the skin, waxing pulls it out by the roots, so it grows back softer, finer, and thinner. Waxing is great for those who are tired of the hassle of shaving several times per week– the more you wax, the less hair grows back. Waxing should not be performed if you have particularly sensitive skin, because waxing pulls off a couple of layers of skin (along with hair) when it is removed and can cause tenderness and swelling. In addition, some medications will cause the skin to react badly to waxing. Don’t wax if you’re taking Retin-A, Accutane, or any type of acne prescription.

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Posted by admin on June 14th, 2010 19,230 Comments