With decades of combined expertise, our Esthetics Insight Circle helps spearhead the conversation on the very latest in skin care formulations, ingredient breakthroughs, treatment techniques and more. Composed of licensed estheticians, spa owners, esthetics entrepreneurs and skin care educators, this elite group of forward-thinking professionals have a passion for Bioelements skin care and its transformative potential.
A sought-after educator with over 35 years of advanced experience, Barbara Arnoux is a licensed medical esthetician with an extensive knowledge on skin physiology and advanced treatments including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and lasers. A member of the Bioelements team since 2001, Barbara is known for her wealth of knowledge on ingredients, techniques and professional treatments. Barbara’s favorite formulas include the Urban Undo Cleanser, Dewluxe, and vc10 Eye Bright Contour. “This industry can help mankind. What I mean by that is simple: people come to the esthetician looking for relaxation, human touch, or correction of a skin concern. They walk out refreshed, renewed and a more positive outlook. What other career can bring so much to people of all walks of life?”
As both an owner and esthetician for seven years, Carrie Cohen knows what to look for when using professional products on her clients – and Bioelements has some of her favorites. At Swoon Aesthetic Spa and Acne Clinic based in Wexford, PA, Carrie’s expertise is in acne, and she’s a certified laser technician and professional electrologist who frequently performs microneedling, chemical peels, and dermaplaning on clients. “Bioelements treats multiple types of skin care concerns. I love not just knowing what products work, but the why and how behind the science.” Carrie would say that Bioelements Sensitive Skin Cleansing Oil is “hands-down” her favorite product, although she loves so many.
Pamela Ann Ehrke teaches at David Pressley School of Cosmetology in Royal Oak, MI. She is an expert in the skin industry and has her instructor license, working for over 40 years. Pamela specializes in facials and absolutely loves Bioelements Sensitive + Barrier Repair products. The best part about the industry for Pamela is her eagerness to “learn new things every day.”
A licensed esthetician for over 23 years, Terri is the co-owner of Narcissus Salon and Spa in MD, specializes in facials, waxing, and nails, and is certified in dermaplaning. Terri spent years on the Bioelements education team, and now co-owns a World Class spa alongside her sister. She chose to work with Bioelements for the Custom Blending System, and quality ingredients – and her must-have formulas are Recovery Serum,Decongestant Cleanser and Lactic Plus Peel Level 1 (pro-use-only). Terri says that “making people feel beautiful” is what she enjoys most about being in the skin care industry.
A 25-year licensed esthetician and makeup artist with a degree in education, Dawn Gantt knows professional skin care from every angle: esthetician, educator, spa business developer and as an author of industry trade articles on retail strategy. She’s certified in Aromatherapy and Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and is a sought-after authority in the industry. Dawn’s favorite Bioelements formulasinclude Time Sensitive, vc10 Daily Glow, and Triple Corrective Enzyme. “I love theever-changing landscape of the skin care industry. Keeps you on your toes! It really puts emphasis on estheticians to stay current with all their education. It is fun and exciting.”
Cosmetologist, esthetician, and educator are only a few of the many titles Sahira Gibson holds. As a beauty culture educator at Rudae’s School of Beauty Culture in Fort Wayne, IN, Sahira loves helping her clients discover everything related to beauty – from achieving their optimum hairstyle and glowing skin to caring for their nail health. She has been in the industry for 22 years and is certified in skin analysis, dermaplaning, acne, and chemical peels.
A licensed esthetician since 2004, Deborah Jones is a true expert in skin-smoothing, and rejuvenating Microdermabrasion services, as well as anti-aging LED Light Treatments. She educates, trains and consults one-on-one with Bioelements Spas and esthetics schools, and is known for her world-classfacial techniques, including Custom Blending. Her must-have Bioelements formulas includeEqualizer toner, RayDefense SPF 30, and vc10 Pro Bright. “I love the professional skin community because we are passionate about helping clients achieve their skin care goals – these goals can truly change their lives! Estheticians deliver confidence by recommending the correct products and treatments for their individual needs. I am so proud to be a part of this passionate community.”
An esthetician for 22 years, Melissa Kobus is the owner of Gloss Salon and Day Spa in Omaha, NE. With certifications in demaplaning, microneedling, microchanneling and microdermabrasion, she’s an expert in ingredient knowledge, how the skin and body work together, and how holistic nutrition and stress affect the skin. Melissa’s worked with Bioelements in her treatment room for two decades – and loves the line because its customizable, with formulations that are a blend of science and nature. Her favorite formulas are some of the lines most innovative: Kerafole deep purging mask, Advanced VitaMineral Deep Detox Mask, and the barrier-reparative Sensitive Skin Cleansing Oil. “I love that this industry is always changing, and there is always something new to learn. I love educating people about how to care for their skin. We make a difference in people's lives.”
Esthetician Amanda Kowalski is the proud owner of The Petite Aesthetician, a facial spa in Hackettstown, NJ. Amanda is no stranger to the industry, as she's provided different beauty services for a decade; some of her certifications include Hydrodermabrasion, radio frequency, microcurrent, chemical peels, and henna brow tinting. She is a trusted expert in facials and eyebrow treatments and has incorporated Bioelements products in her business these past two years. Needless to say, she and her customers love it so far. "Bioelements just spoke to me. It's a product that drives real results, which is exactly what my clients are looking for." Amanda's favorite products are vc10 Daily Glow and Skin Editor. For Amanda, the best part about this industry is making people feel beautiful and comfortable in their own skin.
When it comes to the beauty and skin industry, Melynda Loftis is no stranger; she has been a leading esthetician expert for more than 25 years. She is certified in chemical peels, microderm, dermaplaning, microneedling, acne, aging, and rosacea. At Fourteenth Avenue Salon and Day Spa in Albany, OR, Melynda incorporates Bioelements peels into her work to give her clients their desired results. “I share the same philosophies as Bioelements in my practice and love the integrity of their products and company.” Melynda can’t go without her top products: Skin Editor, vc10 Daily Glow, and Triple Corrective Enzyme (pro-use-only).
Tiffany Lutz is a medical esthetician at Swoon Aesthetic Spa in Wexford, PA, and has been using Bioelements products for over four years. She specializes in creating customized treatment plans that include a mixture of result-driven facials, advanced laser procedures, and chemical peels to achieve client goals. Tiffany is also an expert in laser hair removal and dermaplaning. “Some of my go-to Bioelements products are Time Sensitive as an alternative to retinols, Kerafole to decongest the skin, and Oxygenation to make the skin glow.” Her team utilizes Bioelements alongside medical treatments to give their clients the “best results possible.”
A licensed esthetician since 1992, Monika has worked with some of the most innovative industry leaders, including Bioelements own founder Barbara Salomone, the architect of the modern American facial. Monika started The New Age Spa Institute in 2007 to focus on utilizing her extensive esthetics and massage experience to educate the current and new generations of professionals. In addition to being a licensed esthetics instructor, she is a CIDESCO Diplomat, a licensed massage therapist and licensed nail technician, and she offers her expertise and wisdom at trade shows and conferences to inform and empower industry professionals.
Sunni Reynolds owns Skin by Sunni, located in Eden Prairie, MN, and is an esthetician. She is certified in keratin lash lifting and lash infusion and has received multiple certifications from the International Dermal Institute! Sunni has spent eight years in the beauty industry and was first introduced to Bioelements at her first job after graduation – it’s safe to say that she’s been in love ever since. “When I went independent and opened my business, there was never a doubt about exclusively carrying Bioelements products.” Sunni can’t go without her favorite product, Oxygenation, and claims it is a “God-send” nighttime moisturizer for her acne-prone clients and friends. The best part about working in the industry for Sunni is making someone’s day and teaching them more about their skin.
Brady Snider is the president of PCI Academy, a cosmetology and esthetics school in Ames, IA. She is a certified educator and cosmetologist and has her microdermabrasion certification. Brady loves Bioelements products and has been using them in her work for more than 20 years. “I chose to incorporate Bioelements for its education and ingredients, and I love Urban Undo Cleanser, Dewluxe, and Power Peptide.” Brady appreciates that she gets to help people live a better life through the beauty industry and making her clients gain confidence in themselves.
Teresa Stenzel has been a member of the Bioelements esthetics team since 1993. With a key role in the company’s integration of new professional products, she helps develop new facial and body treatment techniques, as well as new curriculum for Bioelements, ensuring skin care professionals receive the education they need to deliver the best skin care recommendations and professional treatments. Teresa loves Bioelements Lactic Plus Peel Level 1, Glycolic Detox Charcoal Peel Level 2, and vc10 Nightly Bright: “we have an amazing vitamin C collection, and this one is my favorite. So many of us have issues that vitamin C targets: dull skin, hyperpigmentation and loss of firmness. This retail formula ticks all the boxes and has a dreamy, silky feel on the skin and a gorgeous citrus aroma.”
Kris Vance is an experienced esthetician and certified instructor at Amelia Gray Skincare in Portsmouth, OH. Her work and expertise span two decades, and she has been a fan of Bioelements for more than seven years – using our products daily. Kris is a Face Reality Acne Specialist and has expressed how using Bioelements in her line of work provides “undeniable results.” She is certified in dermaplaning and chemical peels and especially loves all of the formulas in Bioelements Sensitive + Barrier Repair line, plus Pumice Peel and Skin Editor. “I love Bioelements because of its quality, results, and diversity.” Kris is proud to have the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and know that she is helping boost her client’s confidence and self-esteem.
Rachel Woodland is the lead esthetician and manager at Indulgences Day Spa located in Denver, CO. Her spa has incorporated Bioelements products in their treatments for over 20 years, with Recovery Serum and Firmamint (pro-use-only) being her favorite formulas. Rachel’s special licenses include advanced exfoliation through chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermaplaning; she has also become an expert in waxing for over a decade. “I love Bioelements products because of their ingredients and how they treat various skin types and conditions.”
MaLissa Young is the proud president at Snips SpaSalons in Bloomington, MN. Her certifications range from a Summit Salon Consultant to an enneagram practitioner. MaLissa’s work focuses on business development, operations, and budgets and has been in the industry since 1993. As an avid Bioelements user, her top three products are Skin Editor, Sensitive Skin Cleansing Oil, and Radiance Rescue. “What I enjoy most about this industry is the professionalism and the gifts of self-care we can provide.”