Happy Thursday everyone! Over the weekend I attended the International Congress of Esthetics and Spa in Long Beach. It’s a trade show where professionals in the beauty industry can shop and learn about the latest and greatest within our trade and for an esthetician, it’s our version of heaven.
I posted a few snippets on Instagram, but after a while my phone refused to cooperate so I couldn’t really take any pictures. 🙁 However, I can share with you some of the items I purchased, for personal use and to also use in my treatment room.
Let’s get started.
This toner has a, “combination of vitamins, enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids helps to refine pores, remove superficial cells and provide added nutrients to the skin.” It contains pumpkin wine and lactic acid and it smells really good.
Oxygenating Trio Treatment Protocol
This professional treatment has a formulation that contains antioxidants and enzymes that leave skin smooth, purified and glowing. It contains niacinamide, pumpkin seed oil, hydrogen peroxide, lactic acid, glycolic acid and salicylic acid.
Retexturize Therapeutic Pumpkin Mask Protocol
Another professional treatment, the Therapeutic Pumpkin Mask combines exfoliating pumpkin enzymes and salicylic acid, along with a host of purifying and antioxidant ingredients to leave skin glowing following treatment.
Soothing Chamomile Tonique
This product was to be purchased along with the enzyme peel I bought. It’s “a soothing and calming tonique to use alone or with enzyme, glycolic and lactic peels for all skin types, particularly normal to oily skin. Soothing herbs will restore the skin’s balance.” This has licorice and the smell is very prominent throughout but disappears after a while.
Pink Grapefruit-C Gel
I’ve been experiencing problematic skin lately and this product was recommended. This C Ester-rich veils skin to fight free radicals, environmental factors, and calm the appearance of inflammation. Refreshing peppermint clears and heals while helping to prevent the appearance of blemishes.
Yam and Pumpkin Enzyme Peel 5%
One of the main products I came to the Eminence booth for, this will, “accelerate the exfoliation process to remove dead skin cells, reduce the appearance of pigmentation, fine lines and sun damage. This delicious purée of yam and pumpkin leaves skin looking firm and radiant. I tried it last night and it had a mild tingling sensation, most likely due to the lactic and glycolic acid in here. My face feels ad looks a bit smoother today. This item is for consumer use.
Le Mieux Eye Wrinkle Corrector
I received a sample of this last year and I absolutely loved it. It’s a “lightweight cream [that] provides intense moisture to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, bags, and dark circles. Features 7 potent peptides, hyaluronic acid, amino acids, vitamins, and antioxidants to help promote a bright, youthful appearance.”
Morphe 35O 35 Color Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette
Of course I could not leave the trade show without purchasing this cult-favorite item. Just look at all these colors-perfect for fall! *Swoon* I will have an individual review for this soon.
(h2t) Natural Pumpkin and 30% Multi Fruit Complex Peel
No trade show is complete without this pumpkin peel. It smells just like a pumpkin pie and I have to keep reminding myself that it’s a chemical and enzyme peel, lol. This is a professional use product that contains a 30% formulation of Glycolic and Lactic Acid with an approx. pH 3.2. Formulated to provide deep exfoliation for facial area, allowing acids to effortlessly penetrate clogged pores and assist in cell proliferation.” I can’t wait to try this and start offering it next month at my spa!
Dermodality Skin Solutions Peptide Plus
Purchased in conjunction with the (h2t) pumpkin peel, this helps to restore vibrancy and health to the skin. It contains cucumber and melon extracts to help calm skin and to help leave it health, radiant and revitalized. I used this at night under my moisturizer and I liked the soothing and hydrating effects of it.
Cleansing Gel: Cleanse, Tone, Makeup Remover
An all-in-one anti-aging cleanser that gently and effectively removes dirt and excess oil while toning and lifting away all traces of makeup without over-drying. This gentle cleanser has extra soothing benefits from Chamomile, Allantoin and Cucumber. You definitely get a whiff of cucumber in this product. I squeeze a little bit of product onto a damp cotton ball and it does a pretty nice job of removing eye makeup.
Power Serum Line Lifting Transformation
Aside from DermaQuest, HydroPeptide has really great peptide serums that make skin feel and look firmer. It’s definitely on the pricey side but in my opinion, well worth it. This power packed treatment delivers the most advanced peptides, antioxidants and a growth factor activating plant extract to immediately improve skin health.
Power Lift: Advanced Ultra Rich Moisturizer
I had to pick up this moisturizer again as it made my list of favorites last year in September. Read more about it here.
Solar Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30
A physical sunscreen that features titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, this sunscreen is light and has a blend of green tea, aloe and hyaluronic acid.
That’s all for this year and I’m excited to check out what next year has in store!
See you tomorrow!