Lydia Gauthier has been passionate about skin and cosmetics since her experience as a cosmetician when she was 18 years old. That is when she decided she would dedicate her life to understanding the ingredients list on cosmetics packaging! After seven years and a bachelor’s degree in bio-organic and medical chemistry, a master’s degree in tissue engineering (on psoriasis) and a second master’s degree in industrial cosmetology in France, in the number one program in the world, she finally reached her goal and became a dermopharmacist. Her mantra: your skin is the only clothing you’ll wear your whole life!
Since 2015 she has made it her business to share her passion by providing high-level training on skin care and products, contributing to the development of beauty companies across Quebec, and lecturing at various venues and events. She is also a teaching fellow at Université Laval in the first ever cosmeceutical program in Canada.
The complex history of sebum… birth of the hydrolipidic film
Since my beginnings in the field of esthetics, I noticed that it seemed to be waging war on sebum, but even worse, that the hydrolipidic film was the unloved one! We do not understand it well and therefore it is martyred. But did you know that it is the very essence of defining skin types and the most essential for maintaining a healthy skin? It is at the origin of the very balance of your skin, wedged between the skin barrier that must protect you from the external elements and the skin flora, this magnificent external immune system.
Come reconcile with the 3 components that make up this so important film and understand its implication in the birth of skin problems as well as its impact on aging.
What role play natural desquamation in the skin aging process?
One of the sections of aesthetics that has evolved the most in terms of practice and cosmetic products is certainly the methods of exfoliation. When a few years ago microdermabrasion was on all lips and gommage on all skin 2-3 times a week, today you have a whole range of possibilities. Are you familiar with all of your options? Between the hugely popular chemical peels and enzymatic peels, biotechnologies have never been so powerful.
But at the heart of the popularity of these methods lies a great misunderstanding, if not, a great mystery… What is natural desquamation? How is it regulated and how does it intervene during skin aging?
Too often unbalanced, we have to win it back and reduce excessive exfoliations at a young age and integrate them at the right time into our anti-aging skincare routine… because it could become your worst enemy or your best ally!
Botulinum Toxin : To Freeze or Not to Freeze!
Who doesn’t know the botulitic toxin, a.k.a. Botox®? Don’t look around you, no one is going to raise their hand, and risk looking uncool. But do you really know about it? Lydia Gauthier has heard all the false information about it. Some call this the toxin of youth, as if it had the power to preserve your youth longer! In fact, in addition to generating a lot of scar tissue, this toxin risks accelerating the aging of your skin if you start using it too soon. Join her to learn the right conditions for using these injections.
Journey to the Centre of Cellulite
Cellulite. Every woman’s nightmare. This issue with the skin third layer, which is almost exclusively reserved to women, affects over 80% of women over 20 years old. It’s a hard fight that often fails. How does it form? What can we do to treat it efficiently with a skin care product? As this is a deep and complex problem, we need a thoughtful mix of active ingredients to cover all of its causes. Join Lydia Gauthier to explore the hypodermis and its main dysfunction: cellulite!