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 products. Marula oil comes from the marula tree (Sclerocaryabirrea). The two main types of marula oil are the oil extracted from the hard shell of the nut and the oil extracted from the seeds…. Access Full PDF Article Here.

Loaded with fatty acids and antioxidants, marula oil is a powerful ingredient
by Kris Campbell, Founder/Managing Director, Hale & Hush and Eclectic Solutions
As seen in Skin Deep Magazine – May/June 2019

Today’s skin care professional needs to stay up to date on the newest ingredients out there. Our clients are always searching for the latest and greatest as well. It is always good to stay on top of what is trending but also do your research in a variety of areas so you can make a decision whether the information gathered will apply to your clients’ skin concerns. In 2017, a few natural ingredients on the minds of both professionals and consumers include: probiotics, saffron stem cells, squalane, tripeptide and marvel of Peru for inflammation, and monkeygrass.

Our clients are reading up on probiotics in consumer magazines. They then look to their skin care professional to have skin care with these ingredients. If the skin becomes compromised…
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by Kris Campbell, Founder/Managing Director, Hale & Hush and Eclectic Solutions
As seen in Skin, Inc. Magazine – May 2017

The human population is made up all different types of people with a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds. Each ethnic group has its own general traits in regard to skin, hair and eye color, but as we know all too well, ethnicity is more of a broad spectrum of shades and traits rather than a segmented list. This can make it difficult both to understand our clients’ skin, and to develop a good treatment plan for their skin concerns. Learning about what comprises skin color, asking questions and researching what treatments work on different skin types is important to the skin care professional.1

This article will first delve into pigment production, skin classifi­cations and ethnicity characte­ristics before exploring sensitivity issues related to specific ethnicities.

3 Factors of Skin Color

There are three compounds that affect the tone and hue of skin: melanin, hemoglobin and carotene. As we know, melanin is the strongest influence of skin color, followed by hemoglobin and carotene, respectively…… Access Full PDF Article Here.

by Kris Campbell, Founder/Managing Director, Hale & Hush and Eclectic Solutions
As seen in Skin, Inc. Magazine – October 2016

Sensitive skin is a condition the skin care professional sees every day in the treatment room. In a study published in the International Journal of Dermatology, 44.6 percent of individuals polled stated they had sensitive skin.1 As sensitivity levels rise due to various factors, it’s important to determine exactly where your client’s sensitivity comes from before deciding on a specific course of treatment.

Skin sensitivity always comes with inflammation, whether visible or not. Environmental factors, reactions to cosmetics or fragrances, aging, medications and health challenges can all contribute to sensitive and ultra-sensitive skin. These factors can lead to symptoms such as stinging, itching, burning and/or visible skin changes like redness, dryness, scaling, peeling, bumps, acneic breakouts, hives or hyperpigmentation.2 Most people with sensitive skin don’t seek help from a professional until the discomfort becomes unbearable, so it’s essential for professionals to understand how to address it once a client comes to see you about it… Access Full PDF Article Here.

by Kris Campbell, Founder/Managing Director, Hale & Hush and Eclectic Solutions
As seen in Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa Magazine – February 2016

Remember the days when people simply described their skin as oily, combination or dry? Today 50 percent of women and 40 percent of men describe their skin as sensitive. Sensitive and/or health challenged skin can arise from several internal factors, ranging from hereditary skin issues to developing skin conditions related to health challenges such as cancer, diabetes, depression and the medications/treatments involved. External factors can also be a problem. These may include UV exposure, workplace settings, environmental conditions and even frequent contact with water, alkalis or solvents, all of which can cause sensitivity. Psychosomatic factors also may play a part, causing itching symptoms and rashes to appear.

Every client with sensitive skin will be different, and the treatment needs to be altered for each individual. Since many sensitive skin clients are prone to redness and inflammation, steam should be avoided. If the client insists, place the steamer further away so that more of the mist is in the room rather than focused on their face. Clients may also enjoy the use of cool beauty globes during different phases of the facial to calm the skin. Also try using lukewarm or cool towels to avoid redness. The client will appreciate microfiber towels for cleansing and product removal, as they do not tug on the skin like traditional towels… Access Full PDF Article Here.

by Kris Campbell, Founder/Managing Director, Hale & Hush and Eclectic Solutions
As seen in Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa Magazine – March 2013