Upcoming Class: Sensitive To Aging Skin Care Success With Hale & Hush Featuring The Micropeel Facial Demo

Sensitive To Aging Skin Care Success With Hale & Hush Featuring The Micropeel Facial Demo
April 10, 2017 from 10 am – 3 pm

Join Kris Campbell, creator of Hale & Hush, for an in-depth Product Knowledge class.  This class is a must for the skincare professional wanting to learn the science behind exciting NEW advanced cosmeceutical ingredients you have probably never heard of, cleverly crafted and combined to be gluten and fragrance free.  Kris will explain how these advanced ingredients handle common to very challenging sensitive skin types.  You will receive protocols that will benefit clients with sensitive or health-challenged skin with anti-aging to gluten intolerant clients.

As a bonus, there will be a HALE and HUSH demonstration with diamond microdermabrasion, taught by micro peel visionary Danielle Wachowski.  Danielle has traveled nationally speaking on the subject and training advanced clinical skincare professionals.

Learn how to transform skin safely and effectively for a booming business using Hale & Hush products and microdermabrasion micro peel.

About the Instructors:  Kris Campbell is a pioneer in the treatment and nourishment of sensitive skin. A Licensed Esthetician, she has been actively involved in the professional skincare industry since 2004. In 2015 Campbell founded Hale & Hush, the only professional skincare line to focus exclusively on sensitive skin. For occasionally to seriously sensitive skin, Hale & Hush has sensitive skin covered.

Danielle Wachowski, Licensed California Aesthetician, Mentor and Business Consultant.  Danielle’s career experience of 28 years began with a retail focus internationally working with brands like Estee Lauder, and nationally as Director of Quality for Sephora.com. Once licensed, Danielle focused on the professional market owning and operating a skincare practice.

Class Fee:  $25; $20 can be used toward product credit (includes lunch)
Location:  Alexander’s Aesthetics Education Center – 1675 Rollins Rd, Suite D, Burlingame, CA 94010

Space is limited – register by calling 800-367-2539

At Alexander’s our product lines are carefully selected, utilizing the highest criteria for quality, consistency, and effectiveness. With that in mind, Alexander’s Aesthetics Inc is very excited to introduce the Hale & Hush product line.

With roots in oncology cosmeceuticals, Hale & Hush understands that sensitive, health-challenged skin® requires delicate treatment. Now offering a spectrum of skincare products from ultra-sensitive to periodically sensitive skin, Hale & Hush has sensitive skin covered.

Hale & Hush is the only professional skincare line to focus exclusively on sensitive skin. Many brands carry a sensitive product or series, which may still be too harsh. Others might strip all active ingredients from a product and label it “sensitive.” At Hale & Hush, they understand that sensitive skin requires specialized products that are effective yet mild. With the gentlest cosmeceutical products in the skincare industry, Hale & Hush unites the once-separate branches of anti-aging and sensitive skincare. Skin is soothed, comforted and balanced, while the strategic introduction of superior ingredients strengthens and revitalizes sensitive skin over time.

Only the finest ingredients are permitted in Hale & Hush products, with dermatology testing conducted on each and every product to ensure suitability for sensitive skin. Herbs and botanicals are selected over harsher chemicals, incorporating Nutricosmetics (nutritional components and antioxidants) wherever possible. Hale & Hush products are gluten-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, and fragrance-free or naturally scented.

Click here to see the Hale & Hush product line

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Helping Teenagers Attain Healthy, Happy Skin by the founder of CA Botana, Dr. Dieter Kuster


Article from Dermascope Magazine – July 2014

The teenage years can be a stressful time, full of pressure from peers, parents, school, and the opposite sex. At times, teenagers may feel like the walls are closing in, and juggling all that life throws at them may be a daunting task. There is so much to think about that their skin care can easily take a back seat to everything else that seems so much more important. But now is the time for them to start paying attention to what their skin is telling them.  They need to start taking steps to prevent.

Right now, their skin has a cell turnover rate of about 20 to 30 days under normal conditions. That means that old skin cells are being replaced by new, fresh ones roughly every few weeks at this stage of their lives. That cycle will slow down considerably as they age, so as an aesthetician, it is extremely important to take advantage of that quick turnover rate while you still can. By the time these teenagers reach age 50, it can take double or even triple the amount of time for their skin to generate new cells.  By starting them on a healthy skin regimen in their teenage years, you are ensuring many years of youthful, radiant skin. As teenagers are starting to learn, anything in life worth having is going to require some work. The same goes for beautiful skin; as an aesthetician, recommend that your teenage clients focus 10 to 20 minutes a day on caring for their face. Impress upon them that there is no time like the present to start those good habits that will lead to great skin, which will reap the benefits for years to come. Educate them to do the three things for themselves that their skin will thank them for in 30, 40, and 50 years: prevent, maintain, and reverse.

inside-outInside Out Just like keeping the body healthy, caring for the skin starts from the inside out. Help teenagers understand that what they put into their bodies is just as important, if not more, than what they put on it, so a healthy diet is key.  Water is the skin’s best friend, so encourage them to get plenty, especially if they are very active.  Guidelines for exactly how much to drink vary, but a good rule of thumb is that individuals should consume enough water throughout the day that they do not ever feel thirsty. Foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and good fats (think leafy greens, nuts, and avocados) also help to nourish skin and aid in maintaining a supple, glowing look.  On the other hand, just as they harm the body, foods high in saturated fat, sugar, and excessive dairy can wreak havoc on the face.  Even worse are things everyone should avoid, like tobacco, alcohol, and drugs, which cause skin to age rapidly and cause more trouble in the body and life than they are worth. In addition, caffeine is a dehydrator.  It can leave skin dry and deepen the color of dark under-eye circles, making people who consume too much look tired and older.

outside-inOutside In Now that we have covered what teenagers should and should not put into their bodies, let us focus on what goes on the body. Since we now know that the first step in any skin care regimen is prevention, the best thing anyone can do for their skin at every stage of life is to protect it from the sun and tanning beds or booths.  Exposure should be avoided when the sun is at its strongest, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. If exposure cannot be helped, applying a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 about a half hour before going outside is crucial. Reapplication is also a must after sweating, swimming, or every couple of hours, regardless of whether the bottle says the formula is waterproof.  Protective clothing and hats are also recommended, if possible.  Overexposure to the sun and tanning bulbs not only causes premature aging and wrinkles, but the Skin Cancer Foundation states that even one sunburn can greatly increase one’s risk of various types of skin cancers.  If teenagers end up with a burn, encourage them to use plenty of pure aloe and give their skin an overdose of moisture by amping up water intake and slathering on the cocoa butter.

Teach them the cardinal rule of clean skin to prevent breakouts:  Never, ever go to bed with makeup on!

Proper cleansing and moisturizing are also key aspects in preventing premature aging and are at the core of skin care maintenance.  It is important to teach teenagers that no two faces are the same and that knowing your own skin is a must.  Explain to them that, for dry and sensitive skin, dermatologists recommend avoiding products with the word acid in them, as they can further dry out and irritate the face.  Natural, creamy cleansers meant for sensitive skin are best, and should be used morning and night.  If teenage skin is extremely sensitive, educate them that cleansing once a day should suffice.  Help them choose a moisturizer that is specially formulated for dry or sensitive skin and recommend that they apply after washing and toning.  For those teenage clients with oily skin, face washes with acne fighting ingredients and oil-free moisturizers are the way to go, as they will give their skin the hydration it needs without adding excess oils.  If all else fails, teach them the cardinal rule of clean skin to prevent breakouts: Never, ever go to bed with makeup on!

Internal and External Stressors Most teenagers’ biggest concern when it comes to their face is acne, which, unfortunately, is most often caused by another thing teenagers have a whole lot of: stress. While there are some factors that may be out of their control, like changing hormone levels and certain environmental factors like indoor lighting, there are steps they can take to minimize the stress on their skin. Talk to them about the importance of taking time for themselves to balance out internal stressors. It is crucial for their well-being, both physically and mentally. Whether it is issues with peers, boyfriends or girlfriends, financial problems, family matters, or a tough upcoming examination at school, internal stress can take a significant toll on teenage skin. While some amount of internal stress is unavoidable, finding healthy ways to manage it will go far in regards to the health of your client’s skin and overall well-being. It may be joining a team or club, talking things out with a school counselor, or just dancing around to a favorite song on repeat to get it out. Whatever the outlet, teaching teenagers to handle stress in a healthy way leads to less breakouts, and less breakouts equals less stress. Ta-da!


Environmental stressors, such as the sun and harsh weather, can do just as much damage as a fight with a best friend or the pressure of earning a perfect report card. Poor air quality can lead to premature aging and more immediate side effects like dryness and redness. Many natural, plant-based ingredients in moisturizers and serums have proven effective in protecting the skin from the perils of the environment, providing teenagers a gentler option rather than adding harsh chemicals to the mix.

productEffective Products The most effective products for the long-term health of the skin follow the trend of natural and purely derived botanicals. It may surprise your teenage clients that some of the gentlest ingredients from nature pack as much preventative and corrective power as harsh chemicals, without the undesirable side effects. For red, irritated skin, let them know that they should look for products containing pure botanicals like arnica and marigold flower, which work to calm inflammation and redness. Arnica also possesses antiseptic cleansing properties, making it a multifunctional must-have for your teenage clients with sensitive skin.  Temulawak, a member of the ginger family, is a powerful antioxidant, working to fight free radicals in the skin that can cause premature aging. Millet seed is not just for the birds; it boasts powerful properties that aid in both cell metabolism and regeneration. The list goes on; from sanitizing tea tree extract to correcting fennel, natural enzymes are at the forefront of modern skin care research. Educate teenage clients about the benefits of these botanicals. Help your teenage clients understand that harnessing these gifts from Mother Nature is a science in itself. While some manufacturers simply incorporate natural botanicals, finding a brand that extracts the enzymes in a way that preserves potency is essential. CO2 extraction is the latest technology that maintains both the integrity of the ingredients, while being environmentally friendly. Through this method, the extracts are in their purest form and remain preservative free, water free, and highly concentrated. This method excludes oxygen and high temperatures, preserving the valuable plant ingredients for the most significant impact on skin. This extraction process is not only recognized as safe, but is certified for organic products and ensures purity. A healthy helping of botanicals extracted by the CO2 process will deliver superior results and a fresh fragrance. Consult with your teenage clients regarding the proper use of masks for their skin type and offer advice on the best products to use for prevention and maintenance. Help them choose cleansers, moisturizers and even makeup. While a lower price tag may be attractive to teenagers, sub-par ingredients will not give them the results they want. Educate them that many people find that with higher quality products, they use less, making their products (and dollars) last longer. For those teenagers who are guilty of neglecting or even abusing their skin, there is still hope. Start teenage skin off right by helping your teenage clients to invest in quality products with natural ingredients. Help them build time into their schedules to incorporate a balanced skin care regimen and stick to it. Let them know that by remaining disciplined and putting forth the effort, their skin will be clear and radiant.

It is up to each of us to care for the skin we will have for a lifetime, and it is never too soon to start. By taking advantage of this beautiful youthful time, your clients will ensure years of smooth, glowing, healthy skin. All it takes is a little time each day, some worthwhile investments, and a bit of research into what is best for your client’s skin. When you educate teenagers to pamper their faces with natural ingredients extracted with the latest technology, you start them on their lifelong skin care journey on the right track. Looking good is feeling good and having confidence in yourself is something everyone desires. Here is to helping teenagers attain healthy, happy skin!


Dr. Dieter Kuster will be at Alexander’s Aesthetics!

Join Alexander’s Aesthetics & founder of CA Botana & developer of over 3000 products for the Cosmetic Industry, Dr. Dieter Kuster for an exclusive seminar.

When: Monday, March 20, 2017 from 10am – 4pm

Where: Alexander’s Aesthetics Education Center– 1675 Rollins Rd, Suite D, Burlingame, CA 94010

Registration Fee: $25; $20 can be used toward CA Botana product credit (includes lunch)

Registration Deadline: March 6th, 2017

Call 800-367-2539 to register

Dieter-Kuster-2014Dr. Dieter Kuster is the founder of CA BOTANA International. He has developed over 3,000 products for the cosmetics industry including the in-house brands Doctor D. Schwab, Sea Enzyme, and Ambrosia Aromatherapy. One of his breakthrough achievements is the development of the highly acclaimed molecular penetrator Alphasomes®, an advanced delivery system to increase product effectiveness. His other specialties include target-specific enzymes and superior peptide technology. During his 50-plus years of experience, he has authored many articles for magazines and trade publications and is a sought-after lecturer and speaker for the beauty industry on an international level.


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new class added: Designing the Perfect Facial Workshop

Designing the Perfect Facial Workshop
Monday, March 6 from 10 am – 4 pm

A fun and interactive class where you walk in the shoes of your client throughout the treatment.  The class provides all aspects of a facial including the environment, touching the five senses, and the treatment protocol.  A facial demonstration is included that will maximize relaxation, increase well-being, and restore a sense of balance for today’s stressed out client.

About the instructor: Gaynor Farmer is a licensed esthetician with diplomas from the Confederation of International Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology and City of Guilds.  Formerly a spa owner and post graduate esthetics instructor.

Class Fee:  $150 (includes lunch)

Register: Call Alexander’s Aesthetics @ 800-367-2539
Deadline: Registrations are taken on a first come basis
Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations seven (10) business days prior to the class date are fully refundable
Location:  Alexander’s Aesthetics Education Center, 1675 Rollins Road, Suite D, Burlingame, CA 94010

For a list of our classes visit http://www.alexanders-aesthetics.com/classes/  or call us at 800-367-2539 for more information.

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CA Botana Product Knowledge Seminar

CA Botana Product Knowledge Seminar
w/ founder of CA Botana, Dr. Dieter Kuster

March 20th, 2017

Join Alexander’s Aesthetics & founder of CA Botana and developer of over 3000 products for the Cosmetic Industry, Dr. Dieter Kuster for an exclusive seminar.

Dr. Dieter Kuster will update you on emerging technologies, new ingredients and trends while CA Botana’s lead educator Tami Assaf will take you through CA BOTANA’s clinical basics to help in treatment planning, application, and use of products.

This seminar includes a facial demonstration using all three of CA Botana’s lines:  Doctor D. Schwab, Sea Enzyme, and Ambrosia Aromatherapy.

About the Speakers:

Dr. Dieter Kuster has more than 50 years of experience in the cosmetic industry, he has authored many articles for magazines and trade publications and remains a sought-after lecturer and speaker for the beauty industry on an international level. Dr. Kuster recently started Molecular Botanicals, a cosmetic science, formulation and consulting company for the cosmetic and chemistry industry.

Tami Assaf gained experience from the medical laser industry and is currently an aesthetician for clinics in La Jolla and Palm Desert, Calif.  She also consults for a variety of projects within the aesthetic industry.  As an educator for CA Botana, Assaf shares her love for skin care techniques and the science behind getting great results with fellow professionals and students in the industry.

About CA Botana:

CA Botana has been creating products featuring botanical, nature-derived, renewable, regrowable ingredients for 40 years, utilizing our extensive herbology and aromatherapy knowledge and keeping with our homeopathic philosophy. They have been trendsetters in creating products with ingredients from plants and sea extracts, and we continue to use nature derived ingredients formulated with the latest scientific breakthroughs.

CA Botana’s goal has always been to create natural, effective skin and body care products that help improve skin health, condition and appearance. They believe that health and well being go hand in hand, and that a healthy complexion supports self-confidence.


CA Botana Product Knowledge Seminar

When: Monday, March 20, 2017 from 10am – 4pm

Where: Alexander’s Aesthetics Education Center– 1675 Rollins Rd, Suite D, Burlingame, CA 94010

Registration Fee: $25; $20 can be used toward CA Botana product credit (includes lunch)

Registration Deadline: March 6th, 2017

10% OFF CA Botana purchase on day of class

Call 800-367-2539 to register

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Sugaring Training Course


Alexander’s introduces
Sugar Of The Nile 2-Day Training Course
 Monday, March 13 & Tuesday, March 14 

Class Description
This course will give you an in-depth look of the benefits of Sugaring. We will discuss the theory behind sugaring and ideas to implement sugaring in your existing business. You will learn the art of body sugaring on the legs, arms, underarms, face.  Upon successful completion of a written test and practical evaluation, students will receive a certificate from Sugar Of The Nile.  All students will be required to act as a model for one another.

This 2 Day training course includes:
•Practical Experience on Legs, Arms, Underarms, Lip and Brow
•Importance of Pre and Post care
•Written Exam & Practical Evaluation
•Certificate Upon Successful Completion
You will gain invaluable hands-on experience working under a certified educator’s supervision. Our class sizes are kept small (a maximum of 4 students to a class) to ensure a more personalized training environment.

More Information
Date/Time:  Monday, March 13 from 10am-4pm
Tuesday, March 14 from 10am-2pm304
Location:  1675 Rollins Rd., Suite D, Burlingame, CA 94010
Cost:   $300  *fee due at registration
Registration Deadline:  March 6, 2016
To Register:  Call us at 800-367-2539

Call us at 800-367-2539 for more information

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