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Vocal Point Survey

The results are in! Here's what you had to say about our question from May 2012.

The Vocal Point responses have not been edited, and are posted as they were originally submitted. The opinions expressed in these responses are not necessarily those of www.SkinInc.com or Skin Inc. magazine.

What ingredients are your clients asking about, and what methods do you use to provide an educated answer?

Recently my clients have been asking a lot about peptides, what they are and what they do. I love to read trade magazines and I feel like they are the best way to stay on top of new ingredients and trends with skin care. Our vendors come in to do quarterly trainings and these knowledgable reps are great for brain picking, for ingredients as well as how to convey the message to client in terms to easily understand.
- Elizabeth Price, Esthetician, Self-employed, Gilbert , AZ
Our clients ask about cosmeceutical and botanical ingredients or for solutions to help fade pigment or freshen the skin. We train our staff constantly on the latest and greatest ingredients so that they can provide this information to patients. We also educate patients through hand-outs and at seminars, as well as on our website/blog.
- Janette Daher, Operations Director, Ageless Institute, Aventura, FL
Peptides! I have a chart of peptides and specific functions. I carry a line that has growth factors and peptides for specific issues. (DermahealUSA)
- Barbara Wicklund, Owner, Cleopatras Esthetics, Rockford, IL
Teaching in a school provides a lot of opportunity for client questions and students to be able to use the knowledge they have gathered to answer in preparation for the "real"world. The students are taught basics in product knowledge to begin with. They build upon that knowledge as they begin treatments using our products and moving to advance treatments with the advanced products we use. So when clients have questions about aha's, or hyaluronic acids or zinc oxide or enzymes, the students can base their answers on the basic information they learned and then relate that to the specific product iformation from the company we use. If further information is warranted we research the internet for more indepth material.
- Gloria Prince, Instructor, North Central Texas College Esthetics, Gainesville , TX
My clients are curious about safe, organic, effective anti-aging ingredients. I have brochures, printed handouts, educational seminars to explain the ingredients. I also have before and after pictures of the clients; these are very effective selling tools.
- Felicia Medlock Blair, Owner/Esthetician/Massage Therapist, U4ia Wellness Spa, Crystal River, FL
Most of my clients want ingredients that are not harsh on the skin. Organic, natural ingredients are what my clients prefer. I have my Milady's Skin Care & Ingredients dictionary. I also use online sources such as herballuxuries.com - ingredients dictionary, I have a selection of Skin Inc. magazines that discuss natural ingredients and the variety of ways to use them. Google is also my friend when looking for information about ingredients.
- Tracy Smith, Owner/Esthetician, Epiphany Mobile Spa, LLC, Edison, NJ
With "being natural" becoming more popular and a priority for most of my clients, they are interested in essential oils and using raw products. I have made a quick reference flip chart that I keep at my treatment station that I use to give descriptions or properties of essential oils of interest or of the raw materials used in products and the benefits they offer. As a aromatherapist, I offer a educational and informative workshop for clients to come in, sample products and to ask questions about the benefits and uses for essential oils. I also use other media like pamphlets, aromatherapy bar, and videos explaining how you can add aromatherapy to several services and the benefits they provide.
- Charisse Muriel, Owner, Naturally Balanced, Ellington, CT
My clients ask about parabens, “natural ingredients,” vitamins, herbs, and ingredients delivered by stem cell technology. I have a library of books in my facility to address these topics. I have an encyclopedia on chemical compounds in cosmetics, herbal monographs as well as a dictionary of natural ingredients. For vitamins I have many books on nutrition and vitamins as they relate to topical application and internal absorption through food and daily vitamins/supplements. For stem cell technology, I have detailed information from the vendor of the product line(s) that I carry to help clients/employees understand how the product is delivered to the skin and how it protects the skin from advanced aging. I also have a page on my website where clients can send me questions about ingredients that I will research for them as well as provide links to information that I think best answers their questions.
- Margaret LaPierre, Master Esthetician, Skin Therapy of Virginia, Richmond, VA
Paraben-free products, noncomedogenic, fragrance-free, no formaldehyde. The method I use to educate the, is to help them learn how to read the ingredient label, and to look for products that say this on the front.
- Karon Wilhelm, Cosmetologist, Skin & Hair Clinic, West Hills, CA
Many of my clients are very savvy about skin care. It really depends on the age of the clients as to what they want to know. Most 20-35 year old don't ask about specific ingredients; they want to know how to prevent sun damage and fine lines. The 35+year old are looking for anti-aging ingredients. I tell everyone over 30 the same thing: Get a powerful good quality 10% vitamin C serum. Use it daily under sunscreen. I explain how it is a strong anti-oxidant, great for prevention of sun damage and the first signs of aging. The 35+ year olds, I say along with the vitamin C daily, use a anti-aging serum or moisturizer at night. Look for ingredients with retinols, peptides, and another antioxidant. I am constantly educating myself on ingredients. Most clients are so confused about the amount of information out there, they just want to know the basics of what's important for healthy skin and why it works. I am constantly surprised how educated so many clients are on ingredients, but confused and the how and whys of how they relate to skin.
- Deborah Pannier, Esthetician, LaBelle Day Spas, San Francisco, CA
My clients ask about tretinoin and vitamin C the most. First, I utilize everything at my disposal to gain more knowledge. As far as a method, I explain, to the best of my ability, in laymen's terms, exactly what these ingredients provide and their effect on the cells of the body and the end result on the skin. I have a poster on my wall with the sections of the skin and many times I explain the layers and what happens at each level. When I receive inquiries about injectables or surgical procedures I share what knowledge I have and direct them to do further research before choosing a physician's office and the procedure.
- Brenda Griffin, Owner/Operator, Faces Plus, Tucson, AZ
My clients don't know too much about ingredients but they do consistently ask me about fine lines and wrinkles, acne and anti-aging. It's up to me to educate them on the best ingredients available to them. I have a skin chart in every procedure room and I demonstrate product penetration so they have a better understanding on how ingredients penetrate the skin and to what level it needs to get to to get the best results. They are always left with a much better idea on ingredients when they walk out the door.
- Jennifer Thatcher, Esthetician, The Vein Care Center, Oak Park, IL
Antioxidants, such as vitamin C, are always a hot topic with my clients. Within the last decade, antioxidants have become a mainstay in the beauty industry and the media so clients are very aware that these are must-haves in products, but are not always sure why. Keeping up with continuing education is the best method to provide my clients with educated answers.
- Kristin Akins, Owner, Pelle Sana Salon, Chicago, IL
The typical client in my practice is well-read on the latest trending ingredients without falling for the hype. That allows me the luxury of a frank conversation about their treatment plan. The No. 1 ingredient my clients are interested in is vitamin C. They know that this has proven benefits and they are diligent about using it. Additionally, my clients want to know about retinol. We retail products with a substantial concentration of retinyl palmitate and fully explain the efficacy of that form of the active ingredient. We have bulleted handouts illustrating the types of products we retail and the benefits. We keep the information short and to the point. I also write a blog that goes out to our client base monthly. I spend many hours each week researching information to pass along.This allows us to offer innovative therapies that practically sell themselves. Lastly, we follow up with our clients to reinforce the benefits of the regimen we recommend. I think poeple trust that they will find quality treatments and advice without the fairy dust.
- Jo Ann Diaz, Owner, Palm Beach Soaps, Delray Beach, FL
I find that these days, rather than asking about specific ingredients, such as vitamin C or glycolic acid, clients are mainly concerned with the naturalness, lack of chemicals and organic nature of products. As I have had these concerns myself and spent years researching and testing various products, I answer from my own experience and compare taking care of our skin to having a healthy diet. As our culture becomes more aware of the bad effects of processed food on our overall health, the trend toward using products on our skin that will truly feed it, not necessarily by using only edible ingredients (though nothing is wrong with that as long as there is no sensitivity or contra-indication), increases as well.
- Devika Sherry Gordon, Owner/Esthetician, Skin Bliss with Devika, Sedona, AZ
Peptides; we use the education and materials provided by our skin care company, Rhonda Allison.
- Marcie Spires, Owner, Chocolat Day Spa, Manvel, TX
I have just become a licensed esthetician. I have not begun to develop a library and I do not have clients yet as I am currently interviewing. I am however very serious about my new chosen profession, I would have to say Internet research is how I would go about this.
- Amy Schultz, Esthetician, , Chanhassen, MN
I have been getting asked a lot lately about retinaldehydes, a more sensitive alternative to retinoids. Although I have only read a limited amount on it recently, I have been looking into which is the best retinaldehyde products on various websites and skin blogs (including SkinInc.com to at least be able to answer any questions I might get from clients. I am not in a position to buy products at my spa, but I have suggested that the buyer look into products with this newer, less irritating ingredients for dry, sensitive skin types. I have also been asked a lot more recently about the effects of alpha lipoic acids, both topically and injested. For this I have learned much from Dr. Perricone's book "The Perricone Prescription: A Physician's 28 Day Program for Total Body and Facial Rejuvination." I am a big fan of Dr. Perricone, and have read all of his books. I was able to speak at length at the client about what I learned in that book, and photocopied a few pages from my copy of the book at home for a client who had inquired about it's effects on the skin. And lastly, although my own approach to skin care is more holistically based, and I use exclusively all natural/plant based products, I have surprisingly been asked from a few clients more recently about what natural filler treatments might be available to them for correcting deeper folds and wrinkles. Because this is not the focus of my practice or something that we offer at my workplace, I take the questions as a good opportunity to do some research on my own about what are the safest, most natural filler treatments available today. I found some really helpful information on the http://www.plasticsurgery.org website on less invasive, more natural hyaluronic acid-based fillers, such as Radiesse, that I was able to print out and give to my client during her next visit, along with some local dermatologist recommendations from the American Board of Dermatology.
- Johanna Lenski, Esthetician, Yanna Organics, Brooklyn, NY
Many of my clients ask the difference between a gycolic peel and a lactic acid peel. I explain a glycolic peel or alpha hydroxy acid peel is made from sugar cane. It is often considered the most active and beneficial of the alpha hydroxy acids. The acid molecules are small, making them ideal for penetrating the skin and lactic acid is made from sour milk and is considered to be a milder peel than glycolic acid. I then explain AHA peels remove the top layer of skin, prompting the production of new collagen and elastin and these chemical peel are used to erase fine lines and wrinkles. I also explain a lactic acid peel is more gentle in the alpha hydroxy or glycolic acid family of peels. They tend to be better for more sensitive and drier skin.
- Debra Fazio, Owner, BODYBLiSSTIME, Tulsa, OK
The ingredients that my clients seem to inquire lately are hydroquinone, kojic acid and retinol. I am always being asked to explain to my clients the difference between hydroquinone and kojic acid, because they have similar effects on the skin. The methods I use to answer my clients questions are usually from reading up on the ingredients from either my esthetician school book, WebMD, or by asking fellow colleagues, estheticians and nurses about their experiences with these ingredients. I also just recently purchased an iPad and I am still trying to find some useful skin care apps or medical apps that would help me with any skin care questions that arise from clients.
- Tiffany Stranathan, Esthetician/Massage Therapist, Infinity Med Spa, Valencia, CA
They are asking about stem cell ingredients in newer products. I don't have a lot of info on it, but what I know from articles in medical publications is that there isn't much that is conclusive in topical applications ... in short, not very helpful in my answers, but I share what I've read.
- Nancy Barnes, Owner/Esthetician, Waxing Moon Massage and Skincare, Denver, CO
Oxygen-enhanced products and exfoliating acids. Sometimes I pull out my books from school. I Google, which often leads me to all kinds of places and sometimes I begin learning about something completely different.
- Trisha Markel, Owner/Operator, Sun & Skin Tease, Woodland, CA
Alpha hydroxy acids; this group of natural-based acids found in a vast number of skin care products, and glycolic acid was the original AHA and remains popular for its ability to remove dead skin cells and leave skin smoother, softer and more radiant. The methods that I use to provide an educated answer are client-education brochures. These brochures provide my clients with answers to their questions regarding ingredients that they.
- Ellen Dorsey, Massage therapist, Catonsville Wellness Center, Baltimore, MD
My clients are asking about skin-lightening ingredients and products to help with sun spots and PIH. I talk about licorice root, hydroquinone, retinols, kojic acid and mulberry extract. And suggest microderm and skin peels. But the most important thing I stress is SPF!
- Laura Anderson, Esthetician, Just For Me Spa, Hudson, WI
Peptides and antioxidants. I give brochures, share articles from professional resources and sometimes e-mail resources, such as literature with data they can understand.
- Regina Ventimiglia, Skin Therapist, Cut Ups, Exton, PA
Between retinol and Retin A. I tell my clients/customers that retinol is basically vitamin A that you may get in drug and department stores such as ROC or Peter Thomas Roth, which I believe it ranges from 0.5% to 1.5% (Peter Thomas Roth has the highest percent OTC-wise). Since this ingredient is so mild, it normally takes three to four weeks, like any other skin care product, to take effect. Retin-A is by prescription only and normally comes in a squeeze tube (like toothpaste). It is definitely more intense than retinol and is mostly prescribed for acne or for wrinkles. I usually tell clients if they're going to use this, wear a more hydrating and high SPF moisturizer since it can dry the skin more so, but, of course, ask your derm before anything I recommend!
- Morgan Kirby, Makeup Artist/Esthetician, Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio & Spa, Kingsport, TN
I had a client that was allergic to lavender. This product is in a lot of facial products. I actually had to read the ingredients to find out and there were two products that I was going to use that couldn't be used on her.
- Christine Daniels, Owner, Face, Skin and Body, Pittsburgh, PA
I use Glymed Plus products in my skin care practice, and when I describe some of the products while giving facial treatment, the clients usually want to know about the AHAs. Glymed Plus is excellent with educating and empowering the esthetician. I rely on my product and protocol manuals from Glymed, as well as education I received from the company classes and webinars to give educated and informative answers to my clients.
- Catina Jariett, Esthetician, The Beauty Room Skin & Body Care, Farmington, MI
Stem cells and peptides. We use our suppliers as well as trade journals and reliable online sources to supply clients with current information on ingredients.
- Dawn Ward, Skin Care Director/Licensed Esthetician, Anson and Higgins Plastic Surgery Associates, Las Vegas, NV
The big current questions is about apple stem cell, also known as PhytoCellTec--Malus domestica.This is a Swiss apple called Uttwiler Spätlauber. The methods I have used to provide an educated answer was, first I called two skin care lines that released products containing the apple stem cell (Eminence and Image) and spoke to an educator about the ingredient and what it did. From there, I researched Mibelle Group Biochemestry to get additional information about the ingredient and also validate some of what I was told so that I could be sure I gave a accurate and honest answer to my clients.
- Jennalee Dahlen, Esthetician, Jennalee Dahlen Esthetics, Santa Cruz, CA
I wish that my clients were asking about ingredients. However, I find them only asking for my "nod" on brands. Specifically, they ask about OTC brands. I reply that it is easy to be attracted to an ad and its claims and even stay loyal to that product for years. I ask them if they are satisfied with the health and appearance of their skin. Sometimes they say "yes." We talk about the dimensions of skin health and I escort them to look into the dermascope. I ask them to run their fingers over their face, neck, decollete to feel the texture. My goal is to encourage an ongoing dialogue about the health and beauty of their skin. I choose a topic/ingredient per month. This month, I have provided them with an article about sunscreen from the Environmental Working Group, which I discovered while investigating an ingredient. I am a proponent of mineral makeup for its protection and ease. I sell both sunscreen with zinc and titanium dioxide, and also a mineral-tint moisturizer with SPF 20. As health professionals, I feel that its our role to gently lead with information.
- Maureen O'Connor, Owner/Esthetician/Makeup Artist, Ahh Time Skin Spa/Magic Wand Makeup Artistry, Mashpee, MA
Right now, my clients are asking about peptides. I answer their questions by educating myself reading trade magazines, such as Skin Inc., and taking online courses and educational courses offered at trade shows. I also rely on the information from the product manufacturer. It is a multilevel approach, and I am confident to give my clients the best answer to their questions.
- Lee Mocknis, Esthetician, SpaLee, Cape Coral, FL
I often am given looks of terror when I recommend or mention chemical peels. It's the word "chemical" that worries them. I then begin to explain that not all chemicals are bad; in fact, water is considered a chemical and water is essential to life. I then tell my clients that many peeling agents used in chemical peels are often derived from natural sources: glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane, lactic acid from sour milk, citric acid from citrus fruits, etc. After debunking what they originally thought, they feel more comfortable with the idea of chemical peels.
- Stephanie Johnson, Medical Esthetician/Owner, Karma Skincare Studio, Chester, CT
My clients ask about the ingredients in lighteners for dark spots on their hands, neck and face. I always try to find out if they are using a product first. If they are using a lightener, I ask them to bring if by, and I research specific ingredients in their product. If my client isn't using a lightener, I recommend White Veil Lighter from Circadia explaining that the ingredients arbutin and niaciamide ascorbate are excellent skin lighters because they are tyrosinase-inhibitor, which is what causes dark spots to surface.
- Whitney Kehler, Owner, Willow Derm Spa, Skiatook, OK
New ingredients are constantly on the horizon, and my clients can be easily confused. They are hearing about the growth factors and plant stem cells in skin care. These two dynamic groups of ingredients are complex and require added education to understand. As a former educator, I know the importance of clear and concise verbiage that will be appropriate to the level of sophistication of my clients. I educate my client during the treatment so she will know the source and expected results of these new ingredient categories as I use the corresponding product. In addition, I produce a monthly newsletter that addresses, in a more detailed manner, ingredients and product education. My clients love being knowledgeable and up on the latest skin care buzz! It is my responsibility to stay informed so I can make the best choices for my clients.
- Kathryn Pacelli, Owner/Master Esthetician, Sanctuary Day Spa, Sequim, WA
My clients are quite the mixed bag when it comes to ingredients/products. I would say a growing trend though would be vitamin C. It is something that I am trying to spread the word about. Practicing in Florida brings in clientele with sun damage. Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is a very powerful antioxidant that not only targets existing sun damage, but protects you from future damage. I explain that it works the same way inside your body when you take it orally. It attacks the weak cells and strengthens them I call it "liquid gold" and it is my top favorite ingredient. Pair it with hydraquinone or any retinol product, and you have anti-aging at it's best.
- Tonya Eakins, Medical Esthetician, Estero Dermatology, Fort Myers, FL
Hyaluronic acid; how much is to much and does it really work.
- Madison Mohrr, Owner, Madison Mohrr Skin Care, Fresno, CA
They are always asking questions about the differences between retinol and Retin A. I find it best to explain what each item is used for. Retinol complex is used to increase the skin's epidermal thickness, stimulate epidermal protein and softly plump the skin, giving it a youthful glow from the lipids and vitamin A; a great antioxidant with less irritation and sun sensitivity. Retin A, however, an acid form of vitamin A, and causes sun sensitivity, and is used in conjunction with pigmentation and acne products. It helps unplug follicles, force cellular turnover and reduce fine lines.
- Peggy Teske, Medical Esthetics Manager, Optimal Perfection Clinical Skin Care Center, Mentor, OH
Vitamin C; I explain the benefits of vitamin C, and its beneficial effects on the skin and the entire body.
- Laurie Paczkowski, Esthetician/Cosmetologist, Shear Madness, Winter Park, FL
Anti-aging products, collagen-boosting, sunscreen products, microcurrent usage, nutrition and vitamin supplements. I use a variety of sources, including magazines and online Google searches to best keep on top of the best ways my clients can boost their skin health and looks.
- Tracey Yost, Esthetician/Massage Therapist, Revive Massage & Skincare, Edmonds, WA
Stem cells; I've been using the article in Skin Inc. from a couple of months ago, as well as some additional research I've done online.
- Tiffany Maskiell, Owner, Fabulous You with Tiffany, Edmonds, WA
The most frequent questions I receive from my clients are concerning acai oil, alpha-lipoic acid, green tea extract, retinol, vitamin C, coenzyme Q-10, caffeine and hyaluronic acid. They hear about them from friends, or read about them in magazines or hear about them in commericals. They often want to know if we recommend adding them to their skin care regimen. We are constantly doing research on new ingredients as we hear about them. We look to Skin Inc. as a valuable source most frequently. Knowing our client's skin and their overall health is the key to providing information that will be beneficial during our discussion about products and their ingredients. We provide articles, product brochures, and before-and-after pictures of actual clients who have used a specific product/ingredient.
- Sandra Guenette, Owner, guenette1@comcast.net, Colorado Springs, CO
Always is question about the magic ingredient that does it all, anti-aging, toning, soothing, nourishing, erased blemishes and dark spots with UV and free radical protection, makes you look younger instantly and is affordable. There are quite a few actives in cosmetics today. Each product offers different benefits to the skin .It depends on the skin condition; there could be a different type of cosmetics that could be offered. Unfortunately no magic ingredients has been found yet. However, skin has remarkable healing properties that sometimes needs only a boost from cosmetic ingredients to look and feel better. We need to accept the physiology of our body and our limitations.
- Izabela Zaremba, Analyst, Cosmeticalabs.Inc, Markham, Ontario
The big hot button ingredient these days has been SPF. With the weather changing and the daylight hours extending later and later, it seems that is what most of my clients are asking about mostly with makeup and moisturizer. I value giving my clients up-to-date information, and I research online websites, I will call the brands I use, read up on booklets that they ship to me as well as visit medical websites and ask questions on Google. I believe knowledge makes you a more effective esthetician, and I find my clients are more comfortable with me because I know what I am talking about.
- Tiffany Ellsworth, Owner/Esthetician, Sweet Dreams Esthetics, Phoenix, NY
My clients are mainly acne and anti-aging. Most questions are geared toward maintaining youthful skin and getting rid of acne, teen and adult. My answers usually come from my knowledge of the ingredient or subject, school textbooks, Skin Inc. and Google.
- Viktoria Gazivoda, Owner, Facials By Viktoria , Staten Island, NY
Clients are asking about everything they read about in popular mags, including peptides, preservatives and chemicals that may be harmful in their skin care products. I try to give a mini-lecture at the weekly staff meeting to help the estheticians provide answers to these questions. We also use the EWG site a lot as a resource for consumers to learn about chemicals in the products. Clients are also asking many questions about the latest devices, whether to melt fat or ultrasonically clean the skin or laser out wrinkles. I make it a point to attend continuing education classes to stay up to date, as well as read scientific articles with a critical eye. It helps me to avoid expensive mistakes and helps our clients receive the best care.
- Marguerite Barnett, MD, Mandala Med-Spa, Sarasota, FL
With the change in season upon us, I have clients asking about sunscreen ingredients. With the new FDA changes coming in the near future, clients seem to be very confused about whether the changes are good or bad. A little confused myself, I started doing some research and asking questions. Sunscreens contain both physical and chemical blockers, and that is where clients get confused and so does their skin. Many complain that there skin feels burny or greasy after they use their sunscreens, many think an SPF of 90 is great, but in essence they are putting more chemicals on their skin. So what I do is educate them to understand their skin type, remember the rule less is more, and to listen to their skin. If you think that a higher SPF is best but the skin reacts or becomes very sensitized then its really not benefiting the skin. They need to find out what works for their skin type. There are many wonderful skin screens on the market; you may pay a little more for a good sunscreen but the benefits outweigh the undo stress to the skin. My resources are Internets searches, good skin care books and Skin Inc. magazine I love because it provides the most up-to-date research.
- Ellen Delaney, Owner/Esthetician, A New Spirit Aesthetics, Oswego, NY
Stem cells vs Retin A and acids; and I learn about them by reading many articles and researching information. I will copy articles from Skin Inc. to give to the client. The consumer today is very well educated and, as a skin care professional, I must provide more current data. I find that retin A and other strong chemicals do rebuild collegen through the process of inflammation, but puts a strain on the immune system over time, where stem cell will produce collgen with out stress on the body.
- Marilyn Bodanyi, Esthetician, Dr. William Massey, Sterling Heights, MI
Any ingredient that will get rid of blackheads! I work at a technical high school and the cosmetology students are most concerned about having a clear complexion. I always start with education, including how your skin functions and a basic knowledge of understanding the list of ingredients on a package. Knowing what products are (using a skin care dictionary), helps them understand what a particular ingredient is meant to do.
- Danielle Erikson, Esthetician/Paraeducator, West Side CTC, Pringle, PA
My clients are talking about peptides: what are they and how do they make a difference in the skin. As always vitamin C and vitamin A are always a big hit, and how often and when should they be used. There is big talk about the HydraFacial.The HydraFacial treatment is for anyone looking for a brighter, more even complexion. Some other added benefits are that it removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while bathing new skin with this serum-infused treatment to the dermis of the skin. Peptides along with vitamin C will boost new cell renewal and peptides will stimulate collagen and elastin production. Pentapeptides will simulate collagen, and plump and firm the skin, while hexapeptides relax wrinkles to reduce or calm muscles to contract facial expressions, and these types of peptides are related to the human growth factor that relates to human hair growth.
- Shelly Clevenger, Esthetician, Salon Oasis and Day Spa, Kansas City, MO
Clients are asking about natural ingredients and also about parabens. I always research either online.
- LaToya Gillyard, Owner, Lovely U, Pittsfield, MA