The wait is over! As you turn over the page in your calendar, be sure to mark the start of a very important occasion—National Aesthetician Month! COSMEDIX created National Aesthetician Day, October 15th, to shine the spotlight on those who help us achieve the complexion of our dreams. What started as a one-day holiday quickly evolved into a month-long celebration of the aesthetics community and the vital role aestheticians play in a person’s journey to healthy, clear and radiant skin. As the founding sponsor, we’re kicking off the celebration with a mini blog series sharing the inside scoop from some of our favorite aestheticians. Be sure to follow along on social and share your own aesthetician appreciation posts using the hashtag #NAM2018.
Located in the epicenter of Walnut Creek, California is a unique venue dedicated solely to helping others relax, de-stress and beautify themselves. This upscale salon & spa is complete with 18 hair stations, 11 treatment rooms, a semi-private pedicure room, 16-foot water wall, Aqua Terra relaxation room, men’s and women’s locker rooms, steam lounges and 60 talented team members. From total body spa therapies to massages and transformative skincare treatments, Changes has it all! Maintain a glowing complexion with advanced technology or stimulate dramatic change with your choice of medi-treatments. Escape from your daily stressors and enjoy a slew of beauty and wellness services in the ultimate tranquil environment.
We sat down with Changes’ very own Lexie Choate-Bewley to get the inside scoop on her favorite transformative skincare products. Lexie is the Lead Aesthetician, Makeup Artist and Department Educator at Changes. She specializes in corrective skincare, facials, peels and more, making her COSMEDIX’s Aesthetician of the Year for 2017.
Take a look at her top products:
Pure Enzymes | Cranberry Exfoliating Mask
Gently polish away dead surface cells and pore-clogging impurities with this nourishing combination of cranberry enzymes and lactic acid. Packed with hydration-boosting Gluconic Acid, this mask helps dramatically soften and plump the skin’s appearance for undeniable radiance.
Lexie’s Take: “This is an effective exfoliation treatment that I have my clients do at home to achieve that 'after facial glow' in between their treatments in the spa. I love that it’s strong enough to polish the away the dead skin, but gentle enough that it doesn't cause irritation.”
RX Clean | Exfoliating Cleanser
This morning and night cleanser is designed to eliminate excess oil and impurities for soften, even-looking skin. Packed with Chirally Correct L-Lactic Acid, shea butter and aloe vera, this exfoliating cleanser deeply cleanses the pores without unwanted irritation.
Purity Solution | Nourishing Deep Cleansing Oil
A powerful blend of olive, moringa, kukui, safflower, sesame and argan oils, this cleansing oil gently breaks down stubborn makeup, dirt, excess oil and impurities while nourishing the skin with vitamins.
Lexie’s Take: “My go-to nightly cleanser is Purity Solution! It easily melts away my smokey eye and long-wear foundation and leaves my skin hydrated and glowing!”
Humidify | Deep Moisture Cream
Drench your skin in this deep moisturizing cream which helps deliver vital hydration while boosting the integrity of the skin’s barrier function to help protect against dehydration.
Lexie’s Take: “Who doesn't want their moisturizer to have an added firming super power?! Humidify gives you a radiant, youthful complexion and lasting lightweight hydration. Definitely one of my top 3 must-have products!”
Eye Doctor | High-Potency Eye Treatment
This age-defying liquid crystal eye serum helps replenish moisture and improve the appearance of damaged, thinning skin around the eyes.
Check Lexie out on Instagram here!