Ingredients banned from Cosmetics by the European Union
Feb16

Ingredients banned from Cosmetics by the European Union

Banned Cosmetic Ingredients The European Union has taken a stringent approach with regards to the regulation of cosmetic ingredients. Currently Europe has banned over 1300 substances from use in the cosmetics industry due to suspected risks to human health. The United States by comparison has only restricted the use of 11 ingredients. The majority of the European Union banned chemicals usually have complicated names with a number of...

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Hi-tech Beauty
Feb02

Hi-tech Beauty

Hi-tech beauty applications are seemingly everywhere from the salon to the spa to the department store counter.  What this boils down to is more personalized, effective skin care treatments, hair care applications and make-up strategies. Contextualized Reflection What’s not going away anytime soon? Smart mirrors. Using artificial intelligence and augmented reality, they allow consumers to virtually try...

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Hair and Nail Signs of Health
Apr06

Hair and Nail Signs of Health

What your body is telling you: Hair and nail signs to watch out for in your daily wellness routine. Nails Your nail bed appearance includes from your cuticles to the tips of your nails.  White spots on the nail typically indicate a nutritional deficiency.  This can be trace minerals, low calcium intake.  The condition known as “leukonychia” is a hotly debated topic.  Some say white spots are simply signs of damage to the matrix or...

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Peels
Feb07

Peels

I am often asked what I do to my skin.  One of my not-so-secret(s) is exfoliation including peels.  There are so many options out there now, if your team isn’t engaging in the power of peeling, you are missing out on a revenue stream that truly benefits clients. When choosing a peeling agent it is crucial to carefully select active agents.  Furthermore, an intake process is imperative to understand the client’s routine as well as...

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Codfish: The New Restorative
Jan10

Codfish: The New Restorative

Utilizing codfish harvested from the North Atlantic Ocean in a groundbreaking manner, innovative company Kerecis is an emerging leader in the global medical industry. “One gram of this is worth more than a gram of gold,” says Guðmundur Fertram Sigurjónsson, co-founder and CEO of Kerecis. Between his fingers he is holding a small, tough and colorless strip of fish skin. “A completely sustainable material, this is a byproduct of the...

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