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A skincare routine can be simple enough to understand, but there are a few things to keep in mind to maintain your collection of products to be the most effective for your skin.


Jun 30, 2021 12:00:00 AM / by Whitney Dickerson



Be in the Know with your Skincare Products A skincare routine can be simple enough to understand, but there are a few things to keep in mind to maintain your collection of products to be the most effective for your skin. We will cover the importance of symbols, expiration dates, and key ingredients to look for in your skincare. Expiration dates vary depending on the type of products and the ingredients used. It will most likely be shown in one of two ways. First, it will have a tiny image with a number inside. This will indicate the number of months you can use the product after opening. Typically it is shown as 12, 24, or 36 months for many products. Otherwise, the general rule of thumb is two years unopened, or one year opened. Sunscreen or acne formulas are required to have an expiration date on the packaging. It is best to keep your products away from sunlight, heat, and humidity if possible. Some products such as masques and treatments may be able to be kept in the fridge. A good rule of thumb to keep in mind with products is to watch for mold, color of the product changing, bad or rotten smell, product or texture has changed or separated. These are usually key signs that the product is faulty or beyond its use. Keep in mind if choosing to purchase products without any type of preservatives, will make the shelf-life much shorter than normal. If your products expire, there is a risk that the efficacy of the product is no longer maintained. This is especially true in acne and suncare that contain active ingredients. This can possibly make those ingredients stronger or more likely to cause irritation or spread bacteria that may harbor in the product. When in doubt, throw it out! Symbols in skincare: Recyclable: A green or black circle or arrow means the packaging is recyclable. It can also be verified with your local recycling company if it is accepted. Cruelty-Free: PETA’s pink bunny or the cruelty-free leaping bunny will verify the product is not tested on animals. Vegan: An official seal from vegan.org means the product is 100% vegan Fair Trade Certified: A symbol certifying that the manufacturing and trading processes protect the workers and the land. Another thing to be mindful of is the ingredients in your skincare. It is important to note that skincare ingredients are listed on the bottle from highest to lowest concentration. Below is a shortlist of common ingredients and their usage within GlyMed Plus skincare products. Aloe Vera: A potent healer, as it provides a protective layer that inhibits infection and soothes the skin. It contains over 200 active compounds including Vitamins A, B, C, and E, enzymes, minerals, polysaccharides, and 18 of the 20 necessary amino acids. Benzoyl Peroxide: An antibacterial agent and oxygen releasing chemical that kills the bacteria that causes acne breakouts. Caffeine: Caffeine aids in the absorption of other ingredients in skincare formulations. The acid within caffeine also functions as an antioxidant. Coenzyme Q10: A naturally occurring antioxidant that helps to neutralize harmful free radicals. It boosts skin repair and regeneration as it reduces the effects of photo-aging and wrinkles. Cannabidiol (CBD): Grown in the USA, Derived from HEMP and is considered one of the strongest antioxidants, even stronger than Vitamin C & E, and recognized for its incredible anti-aging effects in the skin. Creates balance in the skin. Copper Peptides: A combination of copper and three amino acids. It rejuvenates skin cells in aging tissue by boosting the production of collagen and elastin. It also produces glycosaminoglycans like hyaluronic acid. Fulvic Acid: A powerful antioxidant that absorbs deeply into the skin to assist in the transportation of nutrients to tissues and cells. Glycolic Acid: A natural alpha hydroxy acid derived from sugarcane, glycolic acid is used to exfoliate and prevent the buildup of dead skin cells in the stratum corneum while also increasing hydration to prevent dryness. Green Tea Leaf: A powerful antioxidant due to its catechin content, which protects cells from free radicals and their associated damage. Hyaluronic Acid: This plays a critical role in healthy skin by controlling the physical and biochemical characteristics of epidermal cells. It regulates skin activity, including water content, elasticity, and the distribution of nutrients to the cells. Jojoba Oil: A moisturizer and emollient that contributes to the healing of the skin. Kaolin: A natural, clay-like mineral composed of silica, iron, magnesium, calcium, sodium, zinc, and other materials. It has excellent absorbent properties so it is used in many acne products to draw out impurities and toxins to help clear the skin of excess oil, dirt, pollutants, and other waste material. Niacinamide: A form of Vitamin B3 that stimulates lipid production and improves epidermal barrier function. It is known for inhibiting hyperpigmentation and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It is also an an-inflammatory. Niacinamide boosts collagen production and increases micro-circulation, delivering nutrients throughout the skin. Sodium Hyaluronate: Similar to hyaluronic acid (salt form), this works to moisturize the skin. It can hold more than 1,800 times its own weight in water. It is also used as a viscosifier and emulsifier. It plumps, moisturizes, and lubricates the skin, and reduces TEWL. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid): A stable form of Vitamin C that protects skin cells and skin structures from UV-related damage, improves the appearance of sun-damaged skin, strengthens the skin's barrier response, reduces inflammation, promotes collagen production, enhances the effectiveness of clinical procedures and reduces pigmentation. Vitamin E (Tocopherol): It protects cells from the damaging effects of free radicals and has anti-inflammatory properties. It has been proven to protect the skin, speed wound healing, provide hydration, and prevent water loss.


If you have any questions and would like to speak to one of our friendly Master Aestheticians in your area please email support@glymedplusaustralia.com.au Written by Whitney Dickerson



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The Dermasound Ultra is a game-changer and the wisest investment I have ever made in my business. Designed to address all your clients’ needs–acne, anti-aging, pigmentation, dehydration, among others.


Jun 16, 2021 12:00:00 AM / by Janine Cervone




The DermaSound Ultra is the right investment for any skincare business—big or small

“You haven’t had a facial until you have had a DermaSound Ultra Facial” that is a direct quote from one of my clients. They also have said that I have spoiled them and a basic Facial is just fluff! At my skincare studio, every facial or peel starts with the DermaSound Ultra. I even use it as the first step for Microneedling Treatments.

The Dermasound Ultra is a game-changer and the wisest investment I have ever made in my business. Designed to address all your clients’ needs–acne, anti-aging, pigmentation, dehydration, among others. Your clients will see excellent results with just one DermaSound Ultra Treatment and will keep coming back for more!

So what is the DermaSound Ultra? It is a 3 -Step system that performs three separate modalities: exfoliation, infusion, and microcurrent using a hand-held device. The hand-held device is a spatula/blade that connects to a sophisticated control unit that is customizable.

The DermaSound Ultra exfoliates with water! Yes, I said water! Those little water molecules come into contact with the electrical current that runs through the blade/spatula and spin at high speeds—literally buffing the skin, loosening dirt debris, environmental impurities, and those pesky dead skin cells that like to stick around. Who benefits? Everyone! We often see cellular build-up with acne and aging, but this accumulation can be removed with the exfoliating action of the DermaSound. It can remove up to 25 layers of debris. Impressive!

The Infusion setting on the DermaSound Ultra utilizes ultrasound technology, creating small pathways for product infusion into the deeper layers of skin. The vibration also helps break apart particulates of ingredients, improving the injection of nutrients by 60% over manual massage. Results of this infusion step are especially noticeable when dealing with fine lines and wrinkles.

The Microcurrent setting is magical! Hokie right….let me tell you! It’s one of the best treatments for your skin cells’ health and feels like a massage–it’s so relaxing. Microcurrent rejuvenates and resets the skin cell’s ATP metabolism, improves cellular product infusion and waste removal, and brightens the complexion through enhanced blood flow. So amazing!

The DermaSound Ultra is so versatile and can be coupled with any chemical peel and most treatment modalities. Just remember, be aware of the contraindications for its use. GlyMed Plus provides a simple questionnaire to assist in this process.

The DermaSound Ultra is the right investment for any skincare business—big or small. I feel it can replace other expensive equipment. The DermaSound Ultra being so versatile, can be used within most client protocols and take your facial or peel to the next level. It will not disappoint!


If you have any questions and would like to speak to one of our friendly Master Aestheticians in your area, please email support@glymedplusaustralia.com.au Written by Janine Cervone



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The number of acne myths out there is overwhelming, so we always encourage everyone to do their research through reputable sources or to speak with a licensed professional. Acne does not go away on its own, and requires proper treatment, homecare, and maintenance to achieve and keep results!


Jun 2, 2021 12:00:00 AM / by Addison Kesler



Acne treatment is not one size fits all.

It’s no secret that the majority of us at one point or another have struggled with acne, and this battle tends to involve a lot of effort in finding ways to make it go away. We constantly hear about acne DIY’s, products and foods to avoid, and many other things we should be mindful of when it comes to this delicate skin concern, but how much of it is actually accurate? Let’s take a dive into some common acne myths that we hear on the regular! Eating chocolate will cause your skin to break out! NOT! Of course like all things, moderation is important, and anything in excessive quantities can be bad for your body, however many studies have shown that chocolate is likely not the cause of your acne breakouts. Going out in the sun or to the tanning beds will clear up your acne. Yikes! This one really hurts my esthetician's heart! As much as we love the warmth from the sun and the feel-good vibes it gives, using the sun and tanning beds to “clear” acne is only a temporary fix, and can even make acne worse in the long run. The sun and tanning beds mask the appearance of acne and dry the skin out, making it appear less oily and inflamed. This may be where this myth stems from. As nice as that look of a drier and less oily complexion may seem, your skin will quickly compensate for this new lack of oil by increasing its own natural oil/sebum production! As we know, sebum is one of the main contributors to acne breakouts, so an increase in its production is going to leave you with skin that is even oilier than before, and a higher chance of more breakouts! It is always recommended to protect your skin from UV damage, whether you have acne or not. UV damage leads to more inflammation in the skin, damages collagen and elastin, increases your risk of skin cancer, and more. I don’t need to use moisturizers if I have acne. I know this is one we’ve all heard before, or perhaps have even told ourselves. Let's clear the air, EVERYONE should be using a moisturizer, the trick is finding the right moisturizer for you! Acne treatment is not one size fits all. Whether you have dry, normal, oily, or combination skin, each of those skin types needs different products and ingredients to balance everything out, including moisturizer! It is important to maintain a good water/oil balance within the skin and to avoid drying it out. Cleansing too often can make things worse, as this strips the skin of its oil. This imbalance leads to the skin producing even more oil to combat any dryness which in turn creates even more breakouts. Using a water-based moisturizer with ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe Vera is a great option to keep the skin hydrated and balanced for oily skin types. Popping pimples will make them go away quicker. It all started as a little white bump, and then before you know it, the dang thing is a massive, irritated, bright red nightmare on your face! We’ve all been there, that moment of weakness when you just can’t leave it alone. Popping your pimples may seem like a good idea, and can be slightly satisfying, however, extractions should be left to the professionals! There is a technique and proper post-care that is provided during extractions to ensure bacteria isn’t spread to other pores and the skin is left undamaged. Picking at your face at home not only spreads the bacteria to create more breakouts and prolongs the healing of acne lesions, but it also creates more inflammation and can even lead to acne scars and hyperpigmentation. Utilizing proper homecare with an acne spot treatment is a great way to care for those pesky pimples! The number of acne myths out there is overwhelming, so we always encourage everyone to do their research through reputable sources or to speak with a licensed professional. Acne does not go away on its own, and requires proper treatment, homecare, and maintenance to achieve and keep results! Setting up a consultation with a licensed esthetician near you is the first step towards achieving your skincare goals!


If you have any questions and would like to speak to one of our friendly Master Aestheticians in your area, please email support@glymedplusaustralia.com.au

Written by Addison Kesler


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