WHAT CAN HAPPEN TO MY SKIN IF I PURCHASE PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS FROM UNAUTHORIZED RETAILERS (Instead of an educated, licensed professional Aesthetician/Doctor)?
First, let me start this Blog off by saying this is a common occurence and I feel it is my responsibility as a Professional Aesthetician to bring to light some of the practices clients take in order to save a little money.
- Purchasing skin care the Licensed Professional is recommending from cheaper, unauthorized online retailers
- Getting professional treatments, then using over-the-counter products on newly exfoliated skin
- Blaming the professional for skin irritations when the client is clearly NOT following the recommendations from the provider
This is not intended to offend anyone, simply educate on proper skin care for the best outcome for the client's skin health.
Okay....I will use my two skin care lines as an example of "Professional Skin Care" - PCA and Epicuren - they will be referred to as PSC. These PSC lines educate us, your Licensed Skin Care Providers, in the line and how it works in the skin. We take continuing education classes and have certificates to show that we have the knowledge to make decisions on what is best for the clients skin. This industry is constantly changing and the ingredients in the products are "active" and designed for changing your skin for a healthy, more youthful appearance. The shelf life of products is typically one year. Organic products have a VERY short shelf life and if it is truly organic, once it is opened, it's shelf life is, at best, one month. Also, natural, organic products will NOT make change in the skin....it's like slapping some mayo on your skin and wondering why you still have hyperpigmentation.....this is where the Licensed, educated professionals come in.
PSC lines ONLY sell to Licensed Skin Care Providers! Here is a statement taken directly from PCA's website: