3 02, 2023

Gift Your Skin a Floral Bouquet This Valentine’s Day


Since prehistoric times, people have turned to the natural world in search of healing ingredients. From honey to herbs, some of the best skincare actives can be found right in our backyards. Flowers, of course, are no exception. Many of your favorite buds and blossoms are more than just a pretty [...]

Gift Your Skin a Floral Bouquet This Valentine’s Day2023-02-08T11:48:55-06:00
27 01, 2023

Double-Cleansing: Passing Trend or Skincare Essential?


The concept of "double-cleansing" has been popping up across social media and skincare blogs as a holy grail practice that promises squeaky clean pores, complete makeup removal, and fewer breakouts. But, like all beauty practices, what's right for some people might not be the best thing for your skin. Let's [...]

Double-Cleansing: Passing Trend or Skincare Essential?2023-01-26T16:17:56-06:00
20 01, 2023

The Four Types of Peptides in Skincare


Peptides are one of the most popular ingredients in anti-aging skincare, thanks to their well-proven track record of putting a pause on collagen breakdown, tightening the skin, and reducing inflammation.  But what makes them so unique? How Peptides Work Our body produces peptides in the form of amino acid chains, [...]

The Four Types of Peptides in Skincare2023-01-20T13:12:28-06:00
13 01, 2023

When Does Makeup Expire?


Is your makeup bag packed to the gills with lipstick tubes and cream blushes you can't bear to part with? You could expose your skin to a host of microorganisms that breed on past-expiry cosmetics products. What Are the Dangers of Using Expired Cosmetics? Once the active ingredients, preservatives, and [...]

When Does Makeup Expire?2023-01-11T15:18:29-06:00
6 01, 2023

Types of Acne Scars and Treatment Options


As if dealing with acne wasn't tricky enough, blemishes can leave behind little reminders that permanently change your skin's texture. When you develop a blemish, your pores become inflamed and may rupture, spewing out pigments and blood from the damaged cells into the skinmedia tissue. Once your body is done [...]

Types of Acne Scars and Treatment Options2023-01-09T01:37:10-06:00
30 12, 2022

3 Skin-Transforming Resolutions for 2023


For most people, the dawn of a new year is the perfect opportunity to adopt new, healthy habits. In 2023, commit to supporting your skin health by creating consistent routines centered around nourishing and protecting it from the inside out. Resolution #1: Don't Fall for Every Skincare Trend With the [...]

3 Skin-Transforming Resolutions for 20232022-12-29T15:11:09-06:00
23 12, 2022

Merry Christmas from ADCI & AST!


The holidays are here! We hope your 2022 has been prosperous, joyful, merry, and bright, and we look forward to continuing to serve as your skincare experts in 2023. All ADCI and AST locations will be closed Monday, December 26 for Christmas and Monday, December 2 to ring in the [...]

Merry Christmas from ADCI & AST!2022-12-20T07:23:10-06:00
16 12, 2022

Don’t Give Your Feet the Cold Shoulder This Winter


If there's one area of our skin that gets neglected during the winter, it's our feet. When they're constantly tucked into wool socks, boots, or slippers, it's easy to let cracked heels and dry skin go unnoticed until it's uncomfortably itchy. Even if you don't have time to stop by [...]

Don’t Give Your Feet the Cold Shoulder This Winter2022-12-15T16:01:12-06:00
9 12, 2022

Helping Your Hair Recover After Color Treatments


Last week, we explored what your hair goes through with different levels of color treatments, from temporary wash-out spray to permanent bleaching. While professional cosmetologists are well-trained at treating your hair while minimizing damage, that doesn't mean your hair doesn't need a little TLC to recover. We've put together a [...]

Helping Your Hair Recover After Color Treatments2022-12-09T09:23:26-06:00
2 12, 2022

Why Does Hair Dye Cause Damage?


Before box dyes were available on drug store shelves, ancient civilizations experimented with color-transforming tonics. The Egyptians favored henna, a plant extract from the mignonette tree, while the Celtic people opted for platinum by combing lime through their hair. From there, color options expanded to include an extensive repertoire of [...]

Why Does Hair Dye Cause Damage?2022-12-01T16:12:16-06:00