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.

 


Monday 09:00 a.m. Room: Shediac-B

Popular Misconceptions About Stretch Marks

Stretch marks have been around for as long as women have been having children, but would you believe me if I told you that the real reason for stretch marks isn't the actual stretching of the skin until it rips? Did you there is a hormone in the female body that is secreted when we are overly stressed (it was even nicknamed the stress hormone in women), and which provokes stretch marks? In the world of esthetics, stretch marks are the subject of numerous misconceptions, and when we don't really understand why a body produces them (reaction mechanism), we can't imagine products that would have a real impact on them. Join us to demystify stretch marks and the products available on the market that are supposed to improve them. Prepare to be surprised!