In addition to serving as senior editor for American Salon, Jolene Turner is responsible for spearheading the publication's digital media activities. Turner writes and researches topics related to hair and skincare, from new technological advancements to what salon owners are doing to make their businesses a success. Outside of work, Jolene volunteers for the NYC-based non-profit Anjellicle Cats Rescue and writes and performs comedy theater.
Skincare companies have developed effective masks to take on all of your clients’ at-home skincare needs.
Having clear, hydrated and healthy skin can do wonders for one’s self-esteem. In client communications, you likely see skin woes from breakouts to over-dry skin, and clients want solutions to maintain a beautiful complexion in between facials. Aside from providing daily skincare products, it’s important to prescribe the right weekly mask to benefit the skin and provide clients with a sense of control. The following masks meet nearly every skincare need.
For dry skin, Dermalogica’s Skin Hydrating Masque includes calming fruit and botanical extracts, antioxidant vitamins C and E for improving smoothness, and pro-vitamin B5 for ultimate moisture. For a more intense treatment of antioxidants, the brand offers the MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque.
Clients who desire to maintain their already healthy skin are good candidates for the Creamy Balancing Mask from Timeless By Pevonia Professional Collection. Designed for all skin types, the ingredient list includes carrot oil to hydrate and combat the loss of muscle tissue; a vitamin B5 complex that strengthens skin; and peach and green apple for a brightening effect.
Perfect for acne-prone clients, the Hydra Medic Sea Mud Perfecting Mask from Repêchage gently and deeply cleans pores. Its blend of ingredients aims to clear up and refine skin, and absorb sebum with Kaolin Clay and an anti-bacterial mineral-derived mixture. Additionally, the mask features Eucalyptus Oil, not just for its reinvigorating scent, but also for its antiseptic qualities.
Tackling skin discoloration and pigmentation issues, Ofra Cosmetic Laboratories’ Whitening Mask is formulated specifically to lighten spots and its gentle antioxidant formula is designed to battle the appearance of lines. dermalogica.com; ofracosmetics.com; pevonia
.com; repechage.com —J.T.
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