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Esthetician’s Botanical Ingredients

Estheticians are trained to analyze your skin and determine what ingredients are suitable for your skin. There are many products and ingredients an esthetician can use. Botanical, plant based ingredients can become a foundation for your skin care treatments.

Botanical ingredients skin care treatments work in perfect harmony with procedures like microdermabrasion, chem peels and facials. Botanical ingredients can be used in cleaning, soothing, moisturizing, nourishing, protecting your skin from sun and pollutants, etc.

Common Botanical Ingredients

chamomileChamomile is derived from chamomile plant and has anti-inflammatory, antimycotic, antiviral, antibacterial and healing properties because of its active member called bisabolol.

Oat Extract has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and UVA-blocking properties because of its active components like beta glucan, steroid saponins, flavonoids and polyphenols.

Arnica is extracted from sunflower and is very effective in treating inflammation, wounds and neutralizing the ‘bad guys’ called free radicals.

Lavender is known for is calming and soothing properties, reducing anxiety and other nervous conditions. In addition, Linalol an active substance in lavender heals sores, burns and other wounds. Many estheticians incorporate lavender into their treatments.

School of Botanical & Medical Aesthetics students study botanical ingredients and how they are incorporated into treatments.