WHY HEALTHY SKIN IS IMPORTANT

Written By Jeanette Drew, Licensed Esthetician & CIE, Inc. Instructor Healthy skin is important because it produces vitamin D when exposed to the sun. Fifteen minutes in the sun without sunscreen is a great way to get your daily Vitamin D. Vitamin D is important for many of our body’s functions such as Calcium production and bone growth. Healthy skin also helps keep your body’s...

NUTRICOSMETICS- POTION THAT TURNS BACK TIME?

Written By Maggie Staszcuk, Licensed Esthetician & CIE Director of Education What if we could anti-age from within? Now we may be able to with the help of Nutricosmetics! These are “nutrition products and supplements focused on skin, nail, hair health, anti-aging, and beauty from within” (Kumar, 2016). While the U.S. would never admit to falling behind in the beauty industry, we have a...

PEPTIDES – WHAT ARE THEY AND WHAT DO THEY DO?

Written by Gianna Barry, CIE, Inc. Instructor Peptides are among the most powerful and interesting skin care ingredients used today. They are being successfully used in anti-aging (wrinkle) products both by professionals during facial services as well as by clients at home! Peptides are short chains of amino acids. Amino acids are the basic build blocks of proteins and many other types of organic...

ARE TATTOO INKS SAFE?

Student Entry By: Jennifer E. Lawrence, M.B.A. Safe. A keyword in a society filled with antibacterial hand sanitizers and nerf toy recalls.  We are always seeking to ensure, be it a service or product, that it is “safe” before we do it, or use… most of the time. Having received my first tattoo at the knowledgable age of 18, I put little thought into the question of, “Is this ink that is...

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...