MELASMA: TREATMENT AND THE UNKNOWN

Melasma: Treatment and the Unknown Written by Gianna Barry, Licensed Esthetician & CIE, Inc. Instructor As a practicing esthetician, I have had a large percentage of clientele who are afflicted with Melasma, also sometimes referred to as Chloasma. It has been my experience that even men can suffer from this “pregnancy mask”. After having read several sources on Melasma, I have determined...

CANNABIS AND ITS USAGE IN COSMETICS

Cannabis and Its Usage in Cosmetics Written by Lisa Reed, Licensed Esthetician and CIE, Inc. Instructor Now that cannabis is legal in Colorado and Washington, many people are wondering about how cannabis effects the skin. Cannabis seed oil, also known as hemp seed oil, has been used in cosmetics throughout the war on drugs.Cannabis has long been a beauty product ingredient. It contains only trace...

HOW INFLAMMATION AFFECTS THE SKIN

How Inflammation Affects the Skin Written by Jeanette Drew, Licensed Esthetician & CIE, Inc. Esthetic Instructor Inflammation is a good thing and bad thing. You might be wondering how something can be both good and bad, so I’m going to tell you why. There are two classifications of Inflammation: Acute and Chronic. Acute is the body’s initial response to start the healing process, where as...