Entries by Brenna

Fresh As A Daisy

Known as the common daisy or English daisy, Bellis perennis L. is not just another pretty flower in the professional skin care industry. A member of the Asteraceae family, the genus name, Bellis, from the Latin word bella, means beautiful, and perennis means perennial. Daisies are native to western, central, and northern Europe, but are […]

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Natural Brightening: A Holistic Approach to Hyperpigmentation

Globally, ingredients to brighten and lighten the skin are highly sought after by clients. Every skin type can experience a variety of different types of pigmentation including brown spots, discoloration, redness, or pigmented areas. Pigmentation can be caused by several issues, like sun damage, medications, cosmetic intolerance syndrome, hormonal issues, and more… Access Full PDF […]

Unicorn Tears Eye Treatment

Cult Favorite Product Get’s A Nick Name Ok, Hale & Hush has become the breakout cult product line for 2019.  It won 3 L+A Fav Awards this year and has become the go-to companion line because it’s a sensitive skin line that works well with virtually every other brand.  Loved by so many, the brand’s […]

Gentle Giant

Mirabilis jalapa, a tropical flowering herb once used by the Aztecs as medicine, is gaining momentum as an active skin care ingredient, especially for products developed for sensitive skin. More commonly known as the “marvel of Peru” or the “four o’clock flower” (because its flowers open in the late afternoon), it is the most common […]

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Healthy Fat

Marula oil, with its powerful mix of antioxidants, skin-loving vitamins, and anti-inflammatory properties, is an ingredient you should have in your treatment room. Marula oil has a clear, light yellow color and nutty smell. The oil can be used on its own as a cold-pressed, unrefined oil, or as an ingredient in skin and hair […]

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 […]