• Skinsight 2012

    On Sunday 17th June 2012 The International Dermal Institute (IDI) in London hosted an educational congress, entitled SKINSIGHT 2012! The event featured Dr. Diana Howard, Vice President of Research and Development for IDI and Dermalogica, and me, Sally Penford, Education Manager for both The International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica in the UK.

    Held at IDI’s beautiful countryside headquarters in Surrey, SKINSIGHT comprised a full day of presentations from skin experts, a BBQ lunch and a chance to network with other industry professionals.

    Keynote speaker Dr. Diana Howard blew the audience away with her knowledge of ingredient technology with a special emphasis on ingredient myths versus facts. I spoke about consumer trends, including the science behind female spending, the influence your company culture has upon success and the importance of human touch.

    Rotating workshops then covered skin topics such as eczema, medical aesthetics and the effect that hormones have upon your skin. Almost 100 skin therapists and business owners attend the unique event, all taking full advantage of the education resources available and the beautiful grounds surrounding the facility – and the sun shone down for our incredible BBQ lunch!

    The event concluded with the presentation of certificates and goody bags and a much anticipated prize draw to win a specially engraved iPad.

    Here’s what some of the attendees had to say:

    “Don’t want to miss anything you have to teach me!”
    -Andrea Bull

    “Fantastic, as always”
    -Ian Liston

    “I would have been mad not to want to listen to Dr. Diana Howard”
    -Penny McLauchlan

    “Feel very confident to face client’s questions”
    -Sirisha Reddy Vasametti

    “Informative and inspiring… absolutely fab – as always”
    -Kylee Tyrell

    “Very organised and all the staff were very helpful”
    -Lisa Read

    The next complimentary event will be a Guest Speaker seminar on the evening of 15th October, at which Rachael Fairweather and Meghan Mari of Jing Advanced Massage will discuss the topic of Myofascial Release. We hope to see you there!