Ingredients Your Skin Must Have

The cosmetic industry is continually developing new products to improve the appearance of the skin. The products you use can make a significant difference in the skin’s health and appearance. You need to make decisions about products that will best suit your skin type.


When products are used correctly, results are more noticeable. Performance ingredients, sometimes called active ingredients, are ingredients that benefit the skin. Hypoallergenic describes ingredients that may be less likely to cause allergies. Noncomedogenic will not clog pores or cause blackheads.

These ingredients can usually be tolerated by sensitive skin. Try them one at a time.

  • Aloe
  • Oatmeal
  • Chamomile
  • Green Tea
  • Licorice Extract

If you have normal skin use products with these ingredients to get the best results:

  • Dimethicone
  • Algae Extract
  • Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Glycolic Acid
  • Panthenol

Soothe, relieve and moisturize dry skin with products that contain:

  • Dimethicone
  • Glycerin
  • Lanolin
  • Lactic Acid

Don’t over-dry oily skin. Use products that contain:

  • Salicylic Acid
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Glycolic Acid
  • Benzol Peroxide
  • Hyaluronic Acid

Most effective ingredients to fight acne:

  • Alpha-hydroxy Acids (AHAs)
  • Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Clay
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Sulfur
  • Tea Tree Oil

There are countless skin care ingredients and hundreds of product lines from which to choose. Choosing the correct product formula is important to effectively and safely treat the skin. Knowing which ingredients are best for your skin type will make it easier to choose  the right skin care products that your skin must have.


Which Is The Right Treatment Option……..Electrolysis or Laser Hair Removal?

An initial consultation is required before any hair removal treatments can begin. Medical history, condition of the skin, as well as the density and type of hair to be removed must be obtained. Advice regarding suitable treatments based on the information obtained are provided to each client. For example, electrolysis is more effective than laser for those with blond, red or gray hair and those with sparse, fine hair. Conversely, laser would be recommended for a fair skinned individual with dark hairs and/or a large area to be treated. In many cases, it is very effective to combine both methods of hair removal.


Laser Hair Removal

Suitable Client Type

  • Fair-skinned individual with dark hair
  • Coarse hair
  • Large size area to be treated

Anticipated Results

  • Permanent reduction in the density of hair
  • results may vary per individual


  • Covers large areas rapidly
  • Easy procedure


  • Less effective on fair haired individuals


Suitable Client Type

  • Suitable for every hair color and skin type
  • All areas of the body including face and eyebrows

Anticipated results

  • Complete and permanent hair removal


  • Effective treatment suitable for all client types, regardless of skin color or hair color
  • Complete and permanent hair removal


  • Longer and more intense treatment program

How Important Are Parabens?


What are parabens?

Parabens are a  class of chemicals widely used as preservatives by cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. They are effective preservatives used primarily for their bactericidal and fungicidal properties.

Where can parabens be found?

They can be found in shampoos, moisturizers, shaving gels, personal lubricants, topical/parenteral pharmaceuticals, spray tanning solution, make up and toothpaste. They are also used as food additives.

Why are parabens so common?

  • they are effective preservatives
  • they are low cost
  • they have a long history of use
  • natural alternatives like grape seed extract are ineffective

Are they safe?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization consider the chemicals safe at low levels.

Why are they becoming increasingly controversial? 

They have been found in breast cancer tumors. They have also displayed the ability to slightly mimic estrogen (a hormone known to play a role in the development of breast cancer.) Studies indicate that methylparaben applied on the skin may react with UVB leading to increase skin aging and DNA damage.

What are some common parabens?

Methyl, propyl, butyl and ethyl.

What are some non toxic and effective ingredients?

D-Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Plantservative from Honeysuckle, Vitamin
C (and high levels of other antioxidants), L-Ascorbic Acid.