Entries by Brenna

Among the Willows

Help clients reduce inflammation and control excess oil with white willow extract. There are several species of willow trees, each with their own unique extract. The type most commonly used in skin care is derived from white willow bark. The extract comes from the white willow tree (Salix alba), a medium-to-large perennial deciduous species. The […]

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The Black Leggings Of Skincare

I almost called this story the “Little Black Dress Of Skincare”. See I was going to be all like, OMG, it’s so versatile. It can be casual and laid back or super dressy. Then I thought of the Lulu lemon pants that I dress up with fierce loafers and a blazer when I speak at […]

Bringing Peace to Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that speeds up the lifecycle of skin cells and causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells form scales and red patches that are itchy and sometimes painful.1 Scientists believe that at least 10% of people inherit one or more of […]

The Highs and Lows of Hormones

Many people associate hormonal fluctuations with women and teens, but these chemical messengers go up and down in all walks of life—male and female, as well as young and old. It is important for skincare professionals to be knowledgeable about hormones for a number of reasons. Being able to associate hormonal fluctuations with the phases […]

Update Your Intake

The beauty industry is always changing. There is a constant influx of new modalities and ingredient technologies being launched in the spa market, as well as in the mass market. Knowing what your clients are doing and using is critical to bringing them skin care success and avoiding adverse reactions. The good news is skin […]

Psoriasis Spa Therapy

Calm your clients’ sensitive skin with these psoriasis spa therapy tips. Psoriasis is a skin condition that estheticians are seeing more often these days in the treatment room. Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. It’s a disease that comes and goes. At this time, there […]