AUG 2019

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80 @dayspamagazine • August 2019 IN THE NEWS There's no question that many spa professionals develop close relationships with their clients. Recognizing those strong connections, the Illinois Cosmetology, Barber, Esthetics, Nail Technology and Hairbraiding Act went into effect in 2017, requiring those practicing in the state to take a one-hour, one-time continuing education course on domestic violence as part of their two-year licensing renewal process. That means the fi rst group to confi rm they've completed this course will be getting their licenses in September 2019. In their ongoing support of this effort, Cosmetologists Chicago and Chicago Says No More will be offering free weekly classes ever y Monday through September 30. For more information, visit © GETTY IMAGES Treating Acne Sans Antibiotics Physicians are scaling back on prescribing antibiotics for long-term acne treatment in favor of combinations of therapies, according to research published in Dermatologic Clinics, which surveyed studies on acute and long-term acne treatments over the past decade to identify trends. "People are more conscious about the global health concern posed by the overuse of antibiotics and that acne is an infl ammatory, not infectious, condition," says Hilary Baldwin, MD, clinical associate professor of dermatology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. "Overuse of antibiotics also can promote the growth of resistant bacteria, which can make treating acne more challenging." Among the antibiotic alternatives, researchers found that there's been renewed interest in benzoyl peroxide, which is often is used in combination with topical retinoids. Oral spironolactone also appears to be especially effective in women, and various hormonal therapies that target androgens have been shown to be safe and effective. The researchers report that laser and light therapies and regulating diet show promise, as well. They do add that antibiotics remain highly effective for moderate to severe cases of infl ammatory acne and are approved by the FDA as a supplement to other treatments. "Numerous studies have shown that these combinations are fast, effective and help reduce the development of resistant strains of bacteria that cause acne, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that antibiotics be used for a maximum of six months," notes Dr. Baldwin. TO PROTECT AND SERVE The new G.M. Collin Mix & Mask Collection is designed to address specifi c skincare goals. The turquoise gel Aqua Mask offers intense hydration, the creamy orange Glow Mask boasts radiance-boosting vitamins, the purple clay Pure Mask helps minimize pores and freshen the complexion, and the Charcoal Mask captures and eliminates micropullutants. Osmosis is merging its offerings under a rebranded Osmosis +Beauty umbrella. Among the key changes are new rose gold packaging and a revamped online identity, along with a new combination of the brand's popular collections for pros and consumers. Repêchage has introduced its Vita Cura Gold Collection, which includes a B 3 Serum Complex, B 3 Elixir Complex and B 3 Lifting Mask. The products deliver the highest concentration of the brand's sustainably harvested laminaria digitata seaweed fi ltrate, naturally occurring niacinamide, two forms of hyaluronic acid, and a whole host of additional antiaging ingredients, such as peptides, adenosine, caesalpinia spinosa fruit extract and chrysin. LAUNCHTIME!

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