Technology and responsibility

Technology was one major point of conversation at the most recent Professional Beauty industry roundtable, where a group of thought leaders discussed the future of skincare.

The beauty experts shared their thoughts on the future of cosmetic dermatology, anti-ageing, and wellness, and how this was reliant on advancements in technology and ingredients being able to penetrate the skin.

All the participants – Alpha-H founder Michelle Doherty, Derma Aesthetics managing director Simone Vescio, Skintifix founder Robyn McAlpine, Skin Correctives owner Karen Meiring de Gonzalez, Brand and Business Strategy founder Olivier Duvillard and DMK Australia New Zealand national sales manager Eddie Norcross – agreed that with great technology came great responsibility.

They all voiced their opinions about ensuring we don’t damage the skin long-term with new treatments available.

Simone said for more than 22 years dermaviduals had been working with a delivery system that worked with the skin’s barrier and not against it.

Eddie said he’d like to see more research on the long-term effects of needling, further ablation and resurfacing, as laser machines were being used too frequently and damaging people’ skin.

Karen said you had to have healthy skin, a healthy cell membrane, and a good acid mantle to get the best results.

Robyn said our skin “knows what to do” but we were the ones that keep interfering with it and that with great technology came great responsibility.

Michelle said therapists had to be mindful they were not doctors and not over treat the skin with resurfacing and exfoliation in high doses.

Olivier said marketing companies were promoting ingredients with high concentrations to consumers who didn’t have a clear understanding of the potential damage it could do.

Watch the video below to see the full discussion and make sure you visit our Roundtable hub to see what else our industry superstars had to say on the future of skincare.

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