Archive for February, 2011

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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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 11,091 Comments