Listen up esthys! Here is what’s buzzing in the spa industry.
What You Should Know:
This buzzing skin care technique is designed for clients who are interested in using retinol, but have sensitive skin that may be reactive to the product. Retinol sandwiching is layering retinol between two layers of moisturizer. This method can reduce the chance of retinol burns or irritation. This trend slowly introduces the skin to retinol and eventually strengthens the skin to handle retinol on its own.
This technique is designed for people who struggle with sensitive or dry skin, as it can diffuse the sometimes harsh effects of retinol, but still provide anti-aging benefits. By applying a layer of moisturizer to the skin first, there will be an extra moisture barrier between the retinol and skin, which combines for a gentler delivery of ingredients. Retinol sandwiching provides firming, tightening and smoothing benefits to the skin.
1. Ask clients about their retinol usage, as clients that don’t have sensitive skin would be better off using a direct application of retinol for its benefits.
2. Advise clients on the proper sun care techniques and products when using retinol.
3. Choose multiple retinol and moisturizer combinations to have available to retail to guests.