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Nov 01
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Sep 22
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Everyone has experienced the unexplained difference in efficacy of skin care products from client to client. Why is it that a cosmeceutical works so well on one client for reducing wrinkles, redness and pore size, but does not work at all for another? The answer is bioavail­ability.

Bioavail­ability

Bioavail­ability in skin care products is the ability for the active ingredient to perform its function at the site intended in the skin for optimal effect. Several well-known factors contribute to active ingredient bioavail­ability. These can be easily remembered by The Three D’s: Dose, Delivery and Depth.

Dose. How much active ingredient is in the product? Is it dose-dependent, which means it can be too little—most common, or too much—which can cause side effects? What is the optimal dose?

Depth. Is the active ingredient achieving the proper depth in the skin to make a difference? Will a lightening active ingredient reach the epidermal-dermal junction to affect the melanocytes? Will a collagen-producing peptide reach the papil...

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Sep 21
by Kseniasstudio

Salt is an essential ingredient to all living creatures on Earth. It has a long history, where it has played a role: as currency, in religious rituals, as a preservative and for health and wellness. Many people are familiar with salt’s health uses in baths, as a saline solution, in neti pots, for gargling, and for cleaning and exfoliating the skin.

History of Halotherapy

Dry salt therapy, or halotherapy, is being embraced across the United States as a modern modality for health and wellness, but this practice started a long time ago—in Eastern Europe’s salt mines...

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Sep 19
by Kseniasstudio

Caution: For facial waxing, if  you are using prescription Retin-A, Gycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Renova, Differin, Avage, Avita, Strivectin, Tazorac, Pro Active, Benzoyl Peroxide, or any other prescription exfoliant for skincare, discontinue use for two weeks prior to your waxing treatment. For both body and facial waxing, any oral or topical antibiotics must be discontinued for two weeks prior to any waxing treatment. No waxing anywhere for those on Accutane – you must discontinue its use for one year prior to a waxing treatment. These medications compromise the integrity of the skin making it much more sensitive and willpull, rip, or burn the skin if used in conjunction with waxing....

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Sep 02
by Kseniasstudio

Greetings and happy September!

For most of us that means an end to summer and an end to beach vacations and sitting poolside. Unfortunately to many folks that means an end to bikini waxes – a little extra hair keeps you warm for the winter, right? No!!!

Here’s the scoop on why you really should consider waxing on a regular (non-seasonal) basis...

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Aug 22
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Food-themed spa products have become increasingly popular recently. From indulgent chocolate to treatments inspired by watermelon and Key Lime pie, spas are encouraging guests to let their taste buds take the lead. Certainly incorporating farm-fresh and local ingredients appeals to spa-goers, but it’s not easy as pie. This September 28-30th, the Latin American edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit will focus on the growing convergence of food and cosmetics to make it a bit clearer for the industry. Topics discussed will include formulation challenges....

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