Acids are widely used in skin care, but some confusion still exists on exactly how they affect the physiology of the skin. This comprehensive seminar will address the relationship between PH and the strength of acids, concepts behind percentages, buffering and PK values. Learn the benefits and drawbacks of lactic, glycolic, salicylic, and mandelic acids and the physiological responses to their application. This class is a must for all professionals from beginner estheticians to seasoned professionals.
Michael Q. Pugliese, LE, became the third generation CEO of Circadia by Dr. Pugliese, Inc. in 2006. In a few short years under Michaels leadership, the Circadia brand has grown to achieve international recognition and distribution, largely through its vigorous support of the American esthetic industry trade shows and magazines. In the tradition of his grandfather, Michaels popular product-neutral scientific lectures around the world are often attended by leaders of other professional skin care companies, already fans of the books by Dr. Pugliese. Traveling an average of 40 weeks a year, Michael, at 67, in his trademark monogrammed scrubs, is visible as a speaker at shows all over the US, and at the annual esthetic events in Sydney, London, Toronto, Mexico City and Vancouver. Michael attended the esthetics course in Pennsylvania and is a licensed esthetician. He is a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and regularly attends their education events to stay on the cutting edge of new product development.