The regulation of cosmetics in the US is woefully inadequate, and many treatments designed for the skin can actually harm it. However, clients of Oregon esthetician Janette Haynes do not have to worry about this.
Haynes has practiced ‘holistic esthetics” for more than a dozen years and only uses plant-based skin care products that are gentle to the skin. She honed her craft with a Hungarian herbalist and master esthetician in Vancouver, BC in 2002.
The experience motivated her to get substantial amounts of training in holistic, organic skin care and facial massage. Haynes swears by treatments that feature natural retinol alternatives, plant stem cells, and organic peptides. She relies extensively on two specialty lines of cosmetics: Hungary’s Eminence Organic Skin Care and the UK’s Neal’s Yard Remedies.
Haynes’ clients prefer skin care that reverses sun damage, heals acne, detoxifies the skin and helps to reduce sensitivity. And not only women like this regime—10% of Haynes’ clients are men.
Haynes uses only preparations that she has used on herself and that have not been tested on animals. Her products are free of compounds such as:
- Mineral Oils
- Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (a harsh detergent)
With holistic esthetics a growing trend, Haynes was ahead of the curve in specializing in this type of esthetics. Other features of this type of esthetics that Haynes uses in her practice include:
- Educating her clients about the effect of lifestyle choices on skin health (exercise, rest and diet)
- Providing a soothing setting so that her clients can completely relax during their treatment
There is such strong demand for holistic estheticians now that some schools specialize in training their students to practice so-called “whole food esthetics.”