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What are the differences between Glycolic, Lactic and Salicylic Peels?
Glycolic acid This is the most active and beneficial peel and is made from sugar cane.  Its molecule size is very small, therefore can penetrate through the cell walls.  It will trigger new formation of collagen and reduce wrinkles on the skin’s surface, giving the skin a much smoother feel and look.   Lactic acid Is a natural humectant which occurs naturally in the skin and because of this, it is able to pull moisture from the air and hold...
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Many major skincare brands today boast high concentrations of ingredients such as Retinol and Vitamin C that claim to penetrate to deeper levels of the skin, which really isn’t enough, a complex delivery system is needed! Getting active ingredients into the skin, let alone where they need to be delivered to be of anything useful, is a challenge.  The outermost layer of the skin, known as the stratum corneum, has layers of keratin and is difficult to penetrate – your...
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Cross Linked Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally-occurring molecule that helps maintain skin structure and is a popular ingredient in many topical cosmetic formulations. This compound is produced naturally by our body, mainly by the skin, joints and cartilage, but from the age of 30 it decreases this production and the main problems of aging of joints, wrinkles and dehydration. Now Juliette Armand has added to their already advanced formulations to produce an ingredient that has been shown to be far superior to just...
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What is Acne?
Acne vulgaris is the most common skin disease in industrial nations. It usually begins during puberty, in line with hormone changes, and may persist into later adulthood. Approximately 80-90% of young people are affected to some degree with blemishes and 20-30% of these people will seek medical support. A number of issues contribute to acne such as hormones, climate, certain medications and genetics can trigger sebum production. The majority of acne cases vanish spontaneously after puberty. Nevertheless, effective treatment is...
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What do we love about autumn?  It is important in this season to change your skincare products to protect your skin to the seasonal change.  The air is drier, so this can make the skin feel tight and dry, especially if you are dehydrated and you have spent the summer in the sun!  Redness of the skin will also increase and become more irritated. But skin can feel hydrated and look sensational if you follow these tips”   Exfoliate Exfoliation...
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The Cause of Sagging Skin
As people grow older, they may find that their skin is not as firm and radiant as it once was. Sagging skin can have many different causes, and finding the right solution can make a huge difference to an individual's physical appearance and self-confidence. The good news is there are ways to help your clients regain their youthful glow! Here are some facts about sagging skin to help your customers better understand the problem and the treatments that are available....
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The Truth about Acne
Acne is a common problem among teens and even mature adults - and probably responsible for many shed tears and sleepless nights and lack of confidence. People will try every remedy in their desperate attempt to get rid of pimples, such as applying toothpaste, fresh fruit or even castor oil to the afflicted areas! With so many acne myths out there, it's important to know exactly what is going on with your skin!   Myth #1: It might be hereditary...
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The new Age of Anti-Age
If you love learning about ingredients in skincare products, then I have discovered two which are at the forefront of skin technology. Whilst spending time in the research laboratory of the Juliette Armand Skin Care brand in Athens, I was astonished at the amount of extensive research that goes into formulating beauty products. The quality and precision of the pure raw ingredients used in the products have to be exact, as the right balance and harmony of ingredients need to...
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The Top Three Causes of Wrinkles
Today with the active use of social media and television, there is massive emphasis on looking younger!  We live in a baby boomer era, where the 50 years of age is the new 40, therefore we have to live up to this age in how we look. Do women fear ageing, too right they do, for the woman with teenage daughters, she is faced daily with looking at their youthfulness and looks in the mirror at her fast maturing face,...
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What is Skin Peeling?
Peels are a salon only treatment performed by a trained Beauty Therapist. Simplistic answer is it involves applying a chemical solution to the skin to remove its outer layers. Depending on how much skin they remove and how deep they penetrate will depend on the type of peel used, its strength and how long it is left on. There are three types of peel: Light, medium and deep. These have varying percentages of active ingredients and different PH levels. What...
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