Entries by Brenna

Inside Surfactants

One subject that is a popular topic in the personal care market is “sulfate or non- sulfate” surfactants. Sulfate-free surfactants cost more than lauryl/laureth sulfates. The cost can be the production of actual ingredients involved or the binding process of these sulfate-free surfactants. Sulfate-free products tend to lather; however, maybe not at the intense aesthetic […]

The Lowdown On Lyme

Around 30,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year in the United States; however, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that it could be up to 300,000 yearly due to under-reporting and misdiagnosis. Clients with this disease are looking for ways to de-stress and feel better, whether through a relaxing massage or facial. […]

Nuts About Skin Care

Most know that nuts as a food are healthy to add to our diets, but we are beginning to see more nuts and their oils in our skin care products. Most oils are full of omegas, fatty acids, antioxidants and other minerals that repair and protect the skin at various levels, providing a variety of […]

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 […]