*This online course is open to EVERYONE - licensed skincare professionals & non-skincare professionals*
Course length: 5 hours
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Then why are they the most misunderstood & misused ingredient for both skincare professionals & non-skincare professionals?
The answer: a lack of proper education
(it’s not your fault)
I am here to bridge this educational gap to help you become a retinoid ingredient expert and help you maximize retinoid use and its benefits.
Welcome to the most in-depth course
on retinoids available!
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What are Retinoids?
Retinoids are the #1 FDA-approved anti-aging & anti-acne ingredient on the market, known for being incredibly effective to slow down & prevent the signs of aging and treat and prevent acne.
Some of their benefits include:
Reduces fine lines & wrinkles:
↑ collagen production
Treats & prevents acne:
↑ cell turn-over, ↓ sebum production
Improves skin texture:
↑ cell turn-over
Fades acne scars:
↑ collagen production
↓ melanin production
Produces healthy, glowing skin
(aka the "retinol glow"):
↑ cell turn-over, ↑ blood-flow
There are numerous types of retinoids:
- retinaldehyde (retinal)
- retinyl esters
- retinoic acid esters
- and many more
Each having different characteristics, indications, pros, cons, and concentrations, etc.
No wonder they get confusing.
You won’t just learn how to properly use retinoids – you’ll also learn WHY & HOW they work
As a skincare professional, you want to feel confident when speaking to clients about retinoids. Unless you have in-depth knowledge on the topic, you won’t be able to offer clients expert advice and recommend and apply the proper treatments.
You will learn the science of HOW retinoids achieve all their benefits in the skin on a molecular level.
Taking this course will equip you with all the necessary education & knowledge to confidently answer any questions your clients may have and provide them with the right treatments & proper products.
In addition, non-skincare professionals that are eager to learn how to prevent signs of aging and achieve youthful, glowing skin can take this course to learn which retinoid will work best on their skin, as well as how to properly use them.
This is a course for anyone who loves healthy, glowing, youthful skin!
So, whether you’re a skincare professional who wants to become an expert and master the ingredient, or someone interested to learn how to correctly use retinoids on yourself, this course can benefit you massively.
Course length: 5 hours
This course is incredibly in-depth and is the ONLY one available that will cover the science behind retinoids, all the different types of retinoids available, their differences and specific characteristics, which is best for each specific skin concern & skin type, and how to correctly incorporate them into your daily routine for maximum benefit.
The different types of retinoids
Each with varying degrees of strength, effectiveness, and side effects. These include tretinoin (retinoic acid), retinaldehyde (retinal), retinol, retinyl esters, retinoic acid esters, tazarotene, adapalene, & trifarotene.
How retinoids function in the skin to achieve all their benefits.
The proper way to introduce them into your skincare routine
Retinoids can be very irritating to the skin and can cause damage if not used properly. This course covers the correct way for anyone wanting to start using retinoids, how to slowly build up a tolerance and increase their use.
How to minimize the 'retinoids uglies'
Ways to minimize the "retinoid uglies" side effects during the retinization period.
Retinoids & aesthetic treatments
How to properly combine retinoids with different aesthetic treatments.
Various learning styles
Designed to cater to various learning styles, whether you learn best by visual images, reading text, or by listening to the narrated videos of the material.
Designed for all experience levels
The course is designed to accommodate both beginners with no prior knowledge of retinoids as well as seasoned skincare professionals seeking a refresher course or more in-depth understanding. The learning material is presented in an easy-to-understand way, making it beneficial for professionals at any experience level.
You will learn the foundation & science of each retinoid that you can apply to any product or brand you use. You won't be tied down to only learning about a specific brand & won't be pressured to buy a specific brand.
Lifetime access to the course
There is also lifetime access so you can come back to review the material when needed.
Self-paced & flexible
The course is online & self-paced. You can start the course when you like and finish at your own pace. You can pause to take notes, re-listen to a lesson, and start, stop, & resume whenever you want. This is great for busy schedules.
- Lesson 1: What Are Retinoids?
- Lesson 2: Anatomy: The Epidermis
- Lesson 3: Anatomy: The Skin Barrier
- Lesson 4: Anatomy: The Dermis
- Lesson 5: How Do Retinoids Work?
- Lesson 6: Retinoid Characteristics
- Lesson 7: Types of Retinoids
- Lesson 8: Retinoid Uglies: Retinization
- Lesson 9: Retinoids & The Skin Barrier
- Lesson 10: Minimize 'Retinization'
- Lesson 11: A Retinoid Burn
- Lesson 12: Retinoid Uglies: "The Purge"
- Lesson 13: Minimize "The Purge"
- Lesson 14: Retinoids & Darker Skin Tones
- Lesson 15: Starting Retinoids
- Lesson 16: Post-Retinization
- Lesson 17: With Aesthetic Treatments
- Lesson 18: Myths & Common Questions
- Lesson 19: Recap
Receive a Certificate of Completion
Disclaimer: The information provided in our online courses is for educational purposes only and should not be construed as professional advice or medical treatment. We do not guarantee any specific results or outcomes from the use of our courses, and we are not responsible for any injury, harm, or damages that may result from the use of our courses. The information in our courses should not be used as a substitute for professional advice or medical treatment. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are working within your scope of practice and have the proper insurance before performing any procedures. By purchasing and using our courses, you acknowledge that you have read and understand this disclaimer, as well as the Terms of Service, and agree to release us from any liability or claims arising from your use of our courses.
I recommend this course even to freshen up on your information. Very detailed video broken down to retain the information better.
Great course. I learned a lot about retinoids. I highly recommend this class to everyone
The Anti-Aging Pro classes are very educational, packed with a wealth of knowledge. Jen Copfer takes her time and explains every module in depth. i've taken 2 of her courses so far and is looking forward to indulging in more. Great teacher, thanks Jen
Great course. I learned a lot to enhance my med spa.
Jennifer creates the best educational content for the aesthetics field. She is very knowledgeable and she goes in depth ensuring you will take something back to practice. These courses are definitely worth the monetary value and I can't wait for her to create more content.