I've been attending classes at the International Dermal Institute for the last couple of months. It's nice that they offer post-graduate education for estheticians because you really don't learn enough in school. I feel like I learned just enough to pass the State Board exams...but we didn't really delve into some of the skin care areas that I find interesting.
Today I took a class in cosmeceutical ingredients. And right off the bat it was pointed out that actually "cosmeceutical" is actually more of a made up marketing term than anything else. All it really is, is a combo of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. So basically any product out there that uses vitamins, antioxidants, and/or peptides can go ahead and give itself the fancy-schmancy title of being a cosmeceutical.
I got a lot out of the class, and hope to incorporate some of my new found/refreshed knowledge in future posts.