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 on lipstick and eye shadow by...

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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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Moringa
Dec11

Moringa

Moringa, which is often called moringa oleifera, is one of the most popular new trends in health supplements. Cultures around the world use this plant to treat a variety of conditions, from athlete’s foot to Alzheimer’s. Much research is being done into the potential uses of this plant’s leaves, roots, and seeds. It is also available in a supplement, powder, and oil forms, and it is popular in teas and other beverages. Before taking...

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Skin Care Trends
Oct11

Skin Care Trends

Superfood for The Skin Skincare preparation containing herbal or natural ingredients are already quite popular. The trend of including more and more kitchen products into the beauty concoctions might keep growing with the inclusion of substances like kale and moringa. While edible fresh products are difficult to stock and manage as a staple skin care item, beauty powders and solutions are calling to be blended with fresh materials...

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Actives
Aug14

Actives

Active ingredients have been a disputed factor in skin care, topicals and supplements.  That is all changing.  Star ingredients that are activated on demand is finally here.  Perricone MD has released serums that are activated with a push of a button. H2 Elemental Energy Advanced Renewal Infusion Serum ($240 for a pack of 4) delivers an instant boost of hydrogen, which, according to Perricone, helps to upregulate the positive genes...

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Retinoids
Jun10

Retinoids

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that comes from two sources: preformed retinoids and provitamin carotenoids. Retinoids, such as retinal and retinoic acid, are found in animal sources such as liver, kidney, eggs, and dairy products. Carotenoids, such as beta-carotene (which has the highest vitamin A activity), are found in plants such as dark or yellow vegetables and carrots. Natural retinoids are present in all living organisms,...

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Plastic Surgery Trends
Mar25

Plastic Surgery Trends

Plastic surgery is expected to be the biggest emerging market by 2020, according to a report from Persistence Market Research. North America and Europe will dominate the global plastic surgery market due to the growing aging population and a general acceptance of aesthetic procedures. In Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K. hold the major share of the plastic surgery market. Watch for activity in Asia, namely China and...

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Virtual Beauty
Mar07

Virtual Beauty

Perhaps not since the beginning of time, but certainly since the beginning of my career, virtual health care, beauty and the logistics of self-care has been a challenge.  While the rewards of virtual care are obvious the challenges never seem to recede   Virtual health offers the potential to lower costs, reduce utilization, generate revenue and increase operational efficiency on the business side, while supporting care coordination...

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