Course: IECP Info Session: Vitamin C in Skin Care: The Evidence Behind the Claims
Vitamin C in Skin Care: The Evidence Behind the Claims
Apple Bodemer, MD +3

Join us for an insightful discussion where we'll explore the evidence and practical applications of Vitamin C in skin care from dermatologist Apple Bodemer, MD. An overview of the IECP curriculum will follow to highlight the benefits of integrative skin care and everything the program has to offer!

To learn more about the IECP, visit: get.learnskin.com/iecp

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the evidence for the use of Vitamin C in addressing common skin concerns such as aging, hyperpigmentation, and UV damage
  • Review how to discern credible sources of information in the skincare industry
  • Identify best practices for product selection, application methods, and client consultations to maximize the benefits of Vitamin C for your clients' skin health


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Apple Bodemer

After finishing Medical School and Dermatology Residency at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Bodemer completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. She was the first Dermatologist to be board certified in both Dermatology and Integrative Medicine and currently is the only Dermatologist to serve on the Integrative Medicine Board. She has authored academic texts and curriculum and has spoken widely on a variety of topics related to Integrative Dermatology. She has always been drawn to exploring how lifestyle choices impact skin health and disease and feels that the most powerful role a physician can play is as an educator and guide, empowering people to get healthy and stay healthy.

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Raja Sivamani

Dr. Raja Sivamani is a board-certified dermatologist and practices as an integrative dermatologist at Pacific Skin Institute. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the University of California, Davis and Director of Clinical Research and the Clinical Trials Unit.He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the California State University, Sacramento and an Associate Professor of Dermatology at California Northstate University, College of Medicine.He engages in clinical practice as well as both clinical and translational research that integrates bioengineering, nutrition, cosmetics, and skin biology. With training in both Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicine, he takes an integrative approach to his patients and in his research.He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research manuscripts, 10 textbook chapters, and a textbook entitled Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics, 3rd Edition with a passion for expanding the evidence and boundaries of integrative medicine for skin care.

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Mila Grass
Mila Grass

Meet Mila Grass, the dynamic beauty guru with a heart as adventurous as her spirit! With a whopping 18 years of experience in the beauty industry, Mila is no stranger to the world of skincare and wellness. Armed with dual licenses in esthetics and cosmetology, as well as being a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and esthetics educator, Mila is the ultimate beauty powerhouse.

Currently, she's at the helm as the director of the Integrative Esthetician Certificate Program at Learn Skin, where she's shaping the future of skincare professionals. But that's not all - Mila independently offers a holistic Ayurvedic approach to skincare, concocting custom blends of herbs for everything from oils to masks, all while dishing out sage advice on lifestyle and nutrition.

But Mila's not just about beauty; she's a firm believer that health and beauty go hand in hand. With her trademark compassion and boundless enthusiasm, she's on a mission to empower her clients to look and feel their best from the inside out.

When she's not busy revolutionizing the beauty industry, you'll find Mila satisfying her wanderlust, rocking out at concerts, or fearlessly diving into new experiences. And let's not forget her generous spirit - Mila's dedication to organizations like NAMA, CAAM, Yoga Gives Back, and Lupus.org, among others, showcases her commitment to making the world a more beautiful place, inside and out.

So, if you're ready to unlock the secret to radiant beauty and holistic wellness, look no further than Mila Grass - because when you meet her, you're in for a treat!

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Jennifer Mills

Jennifer Mills, entrepreneur, master esthetician, and acne-specialist, focuses on true integrative skin health yielding clinical results. Jenn founded RBS in 2017 to introduce her approach of skin essentialism in a way that she believe supports optimal wellbeing. Despite a competitive market, Jenn has built a completely referral-based business that continues to flourish.

Jenn holds an honors diploma in Esthetics from Aveda Institute Denver. A lifetime ago, she was the SE education coordinator for a major skincare brand where she managed education, training, sales, and curated facial events. Additionally, Jenn helped to create their first facial menu in the exclusive Hershesons London. She received her Post-Graduate Integrative Certification, and is currently working to submit her recent case study to the Journal of Integrative Dermatology. She has a decade of hands-on experience and graduated Magna Cum Laude with her undergraduate degree in Health and Wellness from Tulane University.

Her integrative approach to skin health and acne’s pathogenisis considers the gut-skin axis and it’s entire ecosystem. While considering the multifactorial causes of acne, she values an individual approach to healing and preserving the skins’ barrier and microbiome. It is through the continued and earnest study of the skin and gut microbiome, physiology, cosmetic chemistry, corneotherapy, the fascia and connective tissue, and nutrition, that makes her approach celebrated by thousands of clients.

Each session with Jenn is a personal experience powered by rigorous research, leading-edge science, potent, and curated skincare. Every luxury session includes a mini consultation, personalized regimen, ongoing support, and extra healing and soothing amenities she has thoughtfully curated over the years.

Jennifer’s skin philosophy is results-driven, and reflects the ethos of a true Integrative practice. Jennifer’s goal is to listen, empower, and give autonomy to her clients to usher in balance.

Professional Curriculum Vitae: Tulane University undergraduate in Health and Wellness. Esthetics Diploma Aveda Institute Denver. Post-graduate Certification in Integrative Dermatology. Certified in Astecc Connective Tissue (CTM) with Anne Bramham. Certified in Yakov Gershkovich’s Sculptural Face Lifting Method. Certified in The Franklin Method ® Face, Neck, and Shoulder Fascia. CE seminar The Franklin Method® Facial Fascia Workshop. Member of the Association of Holistic Skincare Practitioners AHSCP. Member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

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