The professional skin care marketplace has never been more competitive. To thrive or even survive, especially in today’s lean economic climate, Dermalogica District Manager Aaron Sonnenschein offers this advice: “Train yourself to see through the eyes of the customer, especially a new customer you want to acquire, every day.”

Mother's Day is an opportunity to celebrate all the great ladies in our lives: moms, sisters, and grannies! They’ve kissed our scraped knees and rocked us to sleep. They’ve fed us chicken soup when we were sick, and stayed up all night taking care of us. What better way to show our appreciation than by showering them with gifts this Mother’s Day, because we all know they deserve it!

Dermalogica announces the launch of a new and improved for the U.S. market, developed to bring the brand’s hallmarks of education and professional skin care consultation within a mouse-click.

Kim Kardashian gets The Vampire Facial
A recent episode of Kourtney & Kim Take Miami featured Kim Kardashian getting a Vampire Facial. Renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Marc Malek gives us the details on the procedure, why it's become popular and how it really works. What is the Vampire Facial?

The world’s first ever, Hello Kitty Beauty Spa, opened at Town Centre Jumeirah; it is the first character-branded Spa in the Middle East. Hello Kitty Beauty Spa is poised to transform the face of beauty and pampering. The spa is themed and designed on the famous Japanese character ‘Hello Kitty’

Mena Suvari at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party Celebrity makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan shares her must-have skincare products by Kerstin Florian and Lancer Skincare.

Beauty How-To: Helena Bonham Carter's Radiant Complexion at the Oscars
Helena Bonham Carter at the 85th Academy Awards Celebrity makeup artist Cathy Highland shares her must-have skincare products by Kerstin Florian and Lancer Skincare. “I wanted Helena’s makeup to stay fresh from the Oscars red carpet all the way through the Governor’s Ball, without worrying about reapplying. Kerstin Florian Correcting Eye Rescue Pads instantly brighten the under eye area for a wide-eyed look all night."

Bait for Controversy: Fish Pedicures
Fish pedicures. Banned in several of the United States and Canadian provinces, the practice is believed by many cosmetology regulators to be unsanitary. Small fish called Garra rufa, also known as "doctor fish," nibble away at the dead, callused skin of clients, leaving behind smooth, soft results. The oft-debated issue with regard to fish pedicures is whether sanitary conditions can be ensured. After all, one can't exactly disinfect a fish. And as for the option of discarding each fish after use, questions of cruelty and/or expenses come into play.

BEAUTY NEWS:  Most Women Choose Gorgeous Skin Over Designer Wardrobe
It’s no secret that women want to look beautiful—and young. According to results from a recently released Syneron Consumer Beauty Insights Survey of over 1,000 women over age 25, 79 percent said that having youthful skin would make them feel more confident than a designer wardrobe. Who knew? When it comes to working it, a glowing complexion and a line-free face equal the X-Factor. Instead of heading to Bloomingdales, march over to your dermatologist. When it comes to how women feel about their face and body, know this:

Building upon the initial success of its launch at Cosmoprof Bologna in March 2012, the 11 participants of the California: A State of Beauty Pavilion have since generated more than $13 million in export sales, entered 27 distinct markets and created 54 jobs in just nine short months.  Organized by the Center for International Trade Development (CITD) in Long Beach, this export initiative has selected twenty-nine brands to be part of their exclusive 2013 California: A State of Beauty Pavilions at both Cosmoprof Bologna and newly added Beauty World Dubai.

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