Meet Gregory Dylan of Gregory Dylan Beauty in West Hollywood

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What happens when a self-proclaimed beauty guru ditches corporate beauty to pursue his own dreams? The birth of Gregory Dylan Skincare & Beauty! With National Aesthetician Month coming to an end, we couldn’t wait to introduce you to the brains behind this spa.

Meet Gregory Dylan—the fresh-faced aficionado and mastermind behind this ultra-luxe day spa designed to help you achieve your skin care goals through customized and results-based treatments. With nearly 20 years of experience in his chosen fields, this skin care junkie puts an innovative twist on skin care and beauty, which is fueled by his passion for transforming the look and feel of skin. From diamond refinishing treatments to a full-on facial rehab, the Gregory Dylan Skincare & Beauty spa has you covered. Located in the heart of West Hollywood, this one-stop-shop has been featured on the Lost Angeles Hot List and Best in Los Angeles for their work in the treatment room.

His work expands across branding, PR, makeup and fashion, making him a force to be reckoned with in the Los Angeles community. He’s been featured as a guest on various television programs and networks, such as HSN, ShopNBC, The Beauty Show, TV Guide, TLC, Bravo and has starred in several television pilots as a fashion, beauty and lifestyle expert. In short, he knows his stuff!

We wanted to pick his brain about his current skin care obsessions that will leave skin visible refreshed, renewed and radiant just in time for the holiday season.

Gregory’s Favorites

Peptide-Rich Defense | Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen
This multipurpose, age-defying sunscreen and moisturizer takes skin defense to a new level with an advanced formula that replenishes moisture loss, helps improve signs of aging and prevents sun damage with broad spectrum SPF 50.

Gregory’s take: I love this moisturizer because it combines my daily sun protection with age-fighting peptides! It’s so quick and easy to have both in one step, and it feels fabulous on the skin!

Illuminate & Lift | Neck & Décolleté Treatment
This treatmentprovides superior moisturization, helps reduce the appearance of age spots and hyperpigmentation and visibly firms and smoothes the neck and décolleté.

Gregory’s take: Too many years of tank tops and V-necks in the SoCal sun have certainly taken a toll on my neck and chest. Illuminate & Lift was one of the first COSMEDIX products I tried, and I was hooked after just a few uses. I saw an impressive reduction in redness and uneven texture and a definite smoothing of fine lines. It’s a great product for an often-neglected area that can be too telling of age.

Emulsion | Intense Hydrator
This complex moisturizer utilizes a rich blend of naturally hydrating ingredients, as well as lipid barrier-restoring ingredients, that renew the look and feel of skin.

Gregory’s take: This is my go-to companion for when I travel! Whether it’s on a plane or out of the Palm Springs desert. Emulsion provides my skin with a super concentrated boost of hydration and softness. It keeps everything plump and prevents hydration—and it looks and smells delicious!

To visit Gregory Dylan Beauty, the full-service skin care studio, visit


Meet our NEW Enhance Lip Plumping Mask

National Aesthetician Day, October 15th, has come and gone, but the celebration continues all month long!

COSMEDIX recently launched Enhance, Lip-Plumping Mask, in celebration of National Aesthetician Month and it’s the secret weapon to perfecting your pout! This transformative formula works overnight to drastically condition lips, provide immediate comfort and restore a hydrated look for visibly fuller, more defined lips.

That’s right! It’s time to kiss dry lips goodbye just in time for the cooler temperatures!

The brand released this overnight treatment to round out their full-spectrum product line with a lip treatment that deeply conditions and delivers lasting comfort to dry, chapped lips. Infused with a soothing blend of skin-transforming oils and natural emollients, this ultra-nourishing lip plumper helps deliver intense hydration to improve the appearance of dry, chapped skin with each use. A powerhouse peptide works instantly to help improve the skin’s appearance for visibly fuller, luscious-looking lips, while a botanical bio-polymer creates a moisture barrier for intense hydration that lasts.

Because healthy lips are always in season.

The cooling metal applicator tip gently adheres the softening balm to lips for quick absorption and mess-free application; and when used regularly, your lips will appear fuller and feel soft, supple and smooth to the touch.

But wait, the benefits don’t stop there!

During October, COSMEDIX is partnering with Living Beyond Breast Cancer—a community that provides information and support to people whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer. A portion of all Enhance proceeds will go towards this organization.

Complete the Regimen

If you struggle with dry, chapped skin, check out the following COSMEDIX products that can provide lasting moisture and comfort.

Rescue + | Intense Hydrating Balm & Mask
This award-winning balm & mask helps to restore hydration to agitated, inflamed or extremely dry skin. The facial balm rapidly relieves a chapped complexion with a powerful blend of argan oil and shea butter. It’s essential for dry and post-treatment skin and doubles as an overnight treatment.

Emulsion | Intense Hydrator
Perpetually dry skin craves intense hydration and this complex moisturizer utilizes a rich blend of naturally hydrating ingredients, as well as restoring ingredients that help renew the look and feel of skin. Formulated with innovative, liquid crystal technology, Emulsion is the perfect product for those looking for a healthy-looking glow.

Opti Crystal | Liquid Crystal Eye Serum
COSMEDIX’s best-selling eye serum, Opti Crystal, is formulated with 99% liquid crystals to help you wave goodbye to dark circles, fine lines and crow’s feet. Enriched with soothing coconut and a copper complex, this serum helps improve the look of lines, wrinkles and sagging skin around the eye. There’s a reason it’s praised by skincare professionals, beauty editors and influencers!


National Aesthetician Month: Aesthetician of the Year Winners!

Three years ago, COSMEDIX founded National Aesthetician Month as a way to give back to our spas and professionals. We saw a lack of appreciation for aestheticians and all that they do for our skin, and felt the need to make a change in the world to highlight those that inspire our brand.

Each year we honor COSMEDIX aestheticians in each region for their service in October. We give them the title, “Aesthetician of the Year” to help boost awareness in their area of their undivided attention and service to the industry.

Below are this years winners, congratulations to all!

– Nunzia Pranzo, Nunzia Beauty Bar
– Jennifer Johnson, The Skin Company & Spa
– Kristi Martone, Skin by Kris
– Donna Carleton, Cheveux Salon and Day Spa
– Lindsay Latta, LE PELLE DAY SPA
– Sharon Pichoto, Suede Salon and Spa
– Leslie Cloin, Corinthian Wellness Spa Southlake
– Krystiana Mackiewicz, SenSpa
– Brenda Musia, Shining Way Esthetics
– Heather Fowler, Elevate Luxury Wellness
– Shai Johnson, milk + honey spa
– Lisa Arello, UMass Memorial Cosmetic Surgery Center
– Christine Blaylock, Forever Young Skincare
– Kasey Boone, Glow Skincare
– Taloria Jones, Chateu Elan

Meet Kasey Boone of Glow Skincare

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Although National Aesthetician Day has come and gone, we’re continuing the celebration by shining light on skincare professionals that help guide us through the journey to achieving the complexion of our dreams. The skincare journey is often marked with many highs and lows, ineffective products, painful treatments and a dip in our bank accounts…but, why should it? Aestheticians are there to help customize our regimens with high-performance products, perform gentle, yet impactful treatments and provide emotional support as skin begins to transform. In short, they’re your skin’s best friend.

Located in the heart of Los Angeles’ Toluca Lake neighborhood is a one-stop-shop for all your skincare needs—Glow Skincare. With services ranging from collagen facials to microdermabrasion, this salon is equipped with the finest professionals to help target common skin concerns, like acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines & wrinkles, sun spots, dull skin and enlarged pores. Whether you’re a teen looking to tackle an onslaught of pesky blemishes or a male looking to deep cleanse your beard, Glow is the place for you. The team is small, but mighty, with a perfect blend of talents, passions and specialties to kickstart your skin-transformation journey.

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The woman behind the spa is dancer-turned-esthetician, Kasey Boone, who has been treating clients for 8 years as Glow’s owner and Head Aesthetician. A self-proclaimed beauty lover and lover of all things skincare, Kasey has built an expansive client list across the greater Los Angeles area, specializing in hydrodermabrasion, peels, customized facials and organic spray tans.

A few of their top services include:

Blueberry Smoothie: It’s as good as it sounds! This treatment works to soften rough, uneven skin tones for a balanced complexion and dramatically smoother texture. If you struggle with acne or texture, this is the treatment for you!

Pomegranate Peel: Don’t let the word ‘peel’ intimidate you. This gentle antioxidant exfoliating treatment is the perfect pick-me-up for all skin types and conditions, as it leaves behind a radiant, renewed and glowing complexion.

Timeless Peel: We may not be able to turn back the hands on the clock, but this peel makes us look that way! Instantly stimulate collagen, elastin production and cell turnover to visible reduce signs of aging and pigmentation with this gentle peel. It produces powerful results that may include mild to moderate flaking, depending on your skin condition.

Kasey’s Favorites 

Opti Crystal | Liquid Crystal Eye Serum 

“Opti Crystal is an under eye game changer! I have struggled with under eye darkness and fines lines (thanks, genetics) my whole life and Opti Crystal is THE BEST product I have ever used. Not only is this product beautiful, but it gives you results immediately with its amazing liquid crystal technology and it’s going to work long term for you as well. I’m addicted to this product and so is my family, and best of all my clients!”

Serum 16 | Rapid Renewal Serum 

“First off, in my opinion everyone needs to be on a retinol. Retinol has so many benefits—it gently resurfaces the skin which helps with fine lines, brightness, firming and even acne! I love Serum 16 because even though it is exfoliating, this serum will also rehydrate the skin. I can’t live without it!”

Bio-Shape| Firming Face Mask 

“Bio-Shape is my new favorite mask. Its seriously magical. I LOVE to sleep in a thin layer of this mask 1-2 times a week. I wake up smooth and firm—no joke all of my little fine lines have been filled in—it’s crazy. I love this mask for its immediate results but also its long-term firming. This mask is also a great hydrator without clogging your pores. Perfect pre-event mask for that extra plump and glow.”

To jumpstart your skincare journey, visit Kasey Boone at Glow Skincare at

Meet Matthew Miller, a Bi-Coastal Skincare Guru

This October, National Aesthetician Month, COSMEDIX is all about celebrating skincare professionals and their dedicated efforts to guide us to the complexion of our dreams. Today, we’re shining light on bi-coastal skincare guru and owner of Matthew Miller Skin located in the heart of New York City and in West Hollywood, Matthew Miller. A well-known specialist in facial treatments and sugaring hair removal, Miller created a spa in which client’s individual needs are always top priority. Matthew Miller Skin focuses on personalized treatments with in-depth analysis and education for skin-transforming results.

With an Esthetics certification from Aveda Institute in Chapel Hill and Associates degree in Massage Therapy from the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences, we wanted to pick his brain to learn all about his must-have products for a radiant, healthy-looking complexion!

Cell ID | Nutritive Defense Serum
If fighting visible signs of aging is your goals, listen up! Cell ID is a highly concentrated blend of oligopeptides and a mitochondrial complex tripeptide that helps stop signs of aging, like fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. This morning and night treatment helps boost the skin’s natural rejuvenation process to keep skin looking fresh, young and healthy. Apply both morning and night, followed by your favorite moisturizers and sunscreen during the day to bring vitality back to the skin.

Matthew’s Take: You can’t go wrong with this serum. My skin always looks so healthy and plump after using Cell ID. A MUST HAVE in your anti-aging arsenal.

Clarity | Skin-Clarifying Serum
The secret to achieving a healthier-looking complexion is in a highly effective serum that helps clarify congested pores. This Skin-Clarifying Serum helps fight back against blemishes with a mix of retinol and salicylic acid to help exfoliate the skin and deep cleanse congested pores that otherwise lead to breakouts and blemishes. While active ingredients are working to cleanse the skin, a blend of willowherb, tea tree oil and aloe vera helps soothe and clam the appearance of agitated skin.

Matthew’s Take: Clarity is my go-to for breakouts. I use it as a spot treatment or an all over serum when I feel congested. It works fast without any irritation.

Detox | Activated Charcoal Mask
Sometimes our skin needs a pick-me-up detox and this Activated charcoal Mask is the perfect product! Don’t let pollution and daily grime ruin your skin with visible signs of aging! This mask includes activated charcoal and kaolin clay to draw out impurities from the pores, while diatomaceous earth effectively cleanses away pollutants for a visibly brighter, less agitated-looking complexion. If you have large, congested pores are blemish-prone skin, this is the mask for you!

Matthew’s Take: I love how this mask can go after those pesky blackheads, refine texture and just overall makes me feel squeaky clean! All of this while still not over drying, making it a go for every skin type.”

To experience one of Matthew’s skin-transforming treatments, visit  or

Check him out on Instagram here! 

Meet Lexie from Changes Salon & Day Spa!

The wait is over! As you turn over the page in your calendar, be sure to mark the start of a very important occasion—National Aesthetician Month! COSMEDIX created National Aesthetician Day, October 15th, to shine the spotlight on those who help us achieve the complexion of our dreams. What started as a one-day holiday quickly evolved into a month-long celebration of the aesthetics community and the vital role aestheticians play in a person’s journey to healthy, clear and radiant skin. As the founding sponsor, we’re kicking off the celebration with a mini blog series sharing the inside scoop from some of our favorite aestheticians. Be sure to follow along on social and share your own aesthetician appreciation posts using the hashtag #NAM2018.


Meet Changes
Located in the epicenter of Walnut Creek, California is a unique venue dedicated solely to helping others relax, de-stress and beautify themselves. This upscale salon & spa is complete with 18 hair stations, 11 treatment rooms, a semi-private pedicure room, 16-foot water wall, Aqua Terra relaxation room, men’s and women’s locker rooms, steam lounges and 60 talented team members. From total body spa therapies to massages and transformative skincare treatments, Changes has it all! Maintain a glowing complexion with advanced technology or stimulate dramatic change with your choice of medi-treatments. Escape from your daily stressors and enjoy a slew of beauty and wellness services in the ultimate tranquil environment.

We sat down with Changes’ very own Lexie Choate-Bewley to get the inside scoop on her favorite transformative skincare products. Lexie is the Lead Aesthetician, Makeup Artist and Department Educator at Changes. She specializes in corrective skincare, facials, peels and more, making her COSMEDIX’s Aesthetician of the Year for 2017.

Take a look at her top products:

Pure Enzymes | Cranberry Exfoliating Mask
Gently polish away dead surface cells and pore-clogging impurities with this nourishing combination of cranberry enzymes and lactic acid. Packed with hydration-boosting Gluconic Acid, this mask helps dramatically soften and plump the skin’s appearance for undeniable radiance.

Lexie’s Take: “This is an effective exfoliation treatment that I have my clients do at home to achieve that ‘after facial glow’ in between their treatments in the spa. I love that it’s strong enough to polish the away the dead skin, but gentle enough that it doesn’t cause irritation.”

RX Clean | Exfoliating Cleanser
This morning and night cleanser is designed to eliminate excess oil and impurities for soften, even-looking skin. Packed with Chirally Correct L-Lactic Acid, shea butter and aloe vera, this exfoliating cleanser deeply cleanses the pores without unwanted irritation.

Purity Solution | Nourishing Deep Cleansing Oil
A powerful blend of olive, moringa, kukui, safflower, sesame and argan oils, this cleansing oil gently breaks down stubborn makeup, dirt, excess oil and impurities while nourishing the skin with vitamins.

Lexie’s Take: “My go-to nightly cleanser is Purity Solution! It easily melts away my smokey eye and long-wear foundation and leaves my skin hydrated and glowing!”

Humidify | Deep Moisture Cream
Drench your skin in this deep moisturizing cream which helps deliver vital hydration while boosting the integrity of the skin’s barrier function to help protect against dehydration.

Lexie’s Take: “Who doesn’t want their moisturizer to have an added firming super power?! Humidify gives you a radiant, youthful complexion and lasting lightweight hydration. Definitely one of my top 3 must-have products!”

 Eye Doctor | High-Potency Eye Treatment
This age-defying liquid crystal eye serum helps replenish moisture and improve the appearance of damaged, thinning skin around the eyes.

Check Lexie out on Instagram here!

Introducing our NEW Bestsellers Multi-Masking Kit!

Here’s a little secret you should know—one mask rarely fits all!

Each area of the face is unique and requires special attention, so incorporate the power of multi-masking into your routine to tackle multiple concerns at once. We’ve all seen the images floating around social media of celebrities and models sporting various masks on their face. The reasoning? Multi-masking is the quickest and easiest way to achieve the best results. While the t-zone often becomes congested and harbors excess oil, our cheeks and side of the forehead may need a boost of radiance. So, hop on the multi-masking bandwagon with COSMEDIX’s Award-Winning Duo Mask Kit.

Detox + Glow is the best of both worlds, as they work together to rejuvenate the look and feel of skin…at once! Detox works to draw out impurities and Glow helps exfoliate and brighten areas where sun damage, acne marks and more can plague your otherwise flawless complexion. The best part? This travel-friendly kit makes the perfect gift (or travel companion) for the holidays.

Both Detox and Glow are formulated with the cleanest botanical ingredients and clinical level actives that gently, yet effectively, address uneven texture, frequent breakouts, dull skin and enlarged pores.

Here’s the breakdown!

Detox | Activated Charcoal Mask
From makeup to daily grime, pollution and everything in between, our skin deserves an occasional detox! Hit the skin reset button with this Activated Charcoal Mask that’s packed with charcoal and kaolin clay to help draw out impurities from the pores. Formulated with diatomaceous earth, this mask effectively cleanses away pollutants for a visibly brighter, less agitated-looking complexion.

Application: Apply Detox to the t-zone, completely covering your chin, nose and center of the forehead where pores can get congested. Let sit for 10-15 minutes. Rinse face with warm water.

Glow | Bamboo Brightening Mask
As temperatures drop, don’t let your skin suffer! This brightening mask helps improve the appearance of discoloration and uneven skin tone by gently exfoliating away dead surface skin with bamboo stem extracts. The gentle exfoliation allows for optimal absorption of brightening ingredients, leaving behind a smoother, brighter and more luminous-looking complexion.

Application: Dispense a quarter-sized amount of Glow onto one side of the silicone mask applicator. Apply to your cheeks and sides of the forehead. Let sit for 10-15 minutes. Rinse face with warm water.

Get your skin holiday-ready with these award-winning masks now available on