From The Editor

February 2024

It’s February, the month dedicated to love! Fittingly, it is also the month we focus on the most rewarding kind of love: self-care. We are also sharing the love with our annual Best of the Best product awards. Find out which products reign supreme – voted on by our fantastic readership!


We feature some truly insightful articles this month, including how to get men to breakthrough into the skincare industry, as both professionals and as clients. Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of product formulation? Be sure to check out Creating a Product Line Inside a Cosmetic Lab. Interested in starting a business without all the red tape that can go with it? Sunless tanning may be the field for you!

There’s something else notable about February this year: it has an extra day. That’s right – it’s a leap year! Wondering how to “make the leap” to the next level in your career? A great place to start is by attending one of ICES’s world-renowned, premier trade shows to connect with beauty pros from across the globe. We hope to see you on the exhibition floor soon!




Kimberly Bobson

Managing Editor