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Revolutionary Skin Analysis Technology Arrives At The French

In an industry-first, The French have partnered with the biggest brands in skin and device technologies to co-develop the curriculum of the industry’s newest and most cutting edge skin focused program, The Future of Beauty. French students will have exclusive hands-on access to train with the revolutionary skin analysis technology, the Observ 520x by The Global Beauty Group as well as access to their research and clinical protocols which are integrated into the learning materials.

Why observ 520x?

The majority of women and men have never had a true skin analysis or consultation. They usually guess their skin type, take an online quiz, or have a therapist tell them during a facial. So, it is not surprising, many get it wrong. The skin is the largest organ in the body, and is far more complex and interconnected than most people think. This is why skin technology is a facialist’s best friend! The Observ 520x by The Global Beauty Group is a cutting-edge skin analysing system that offers an advanced skin diagnosis at both the epidermal and dermal layer using skin fluorescence technology. This revolutionary observational tool has been implemented in the French Beauty Academy curriculum to teach students how to analyse skin in-depth and prepare them for industry-standard technologies.

Since 2010, the award-winning Global Beauty Group have been innovating the industry. With advanced aesthetic and medical-grade technology, they have enhanced the client services delivered by over 4,500 beauty businesses by providing clinics with forward-thinking treatment innovations and an unparalleled level of service. 


“Our skin is much more complex than what we can see with the naked eye – introducing the Observ 520x has been a game-changer to educate our students on skin health”
- The French Beauty Academy


The purpose of the Observ 520x is to optically examine skin health at a deeper level, uncovering a range of information that enables the user to make improvements. The machine identifies skin conditions by exposing the skin to true, safe, fluorescent light to reveal the skin’s surface and sun-surface characteristics and patterns. The system uses a combination of nine observation modes to gather information about the clients skin including: 

  • Daylight– the skin as seen in a controlled, natural daylight environment.

  • Surface Texture – reveals the skin’s textural topography.

  • Pigmentation – illustrates common skin tone irregularities such as sun damage, pigmentation, melasma and general colour variations.

  • Vascularity – illustrates the network of microvascular structures in the skin that lead to redness and visible facial flushing.

  • Parallel Polarised – an enhanced view of the skin’s surface, fine lines, micro-relief, wrinkles, texture and pores.

  • Cross Polarised – suppresses surface shine for an unobstructed view of dermal structures, vascular conditions, inflammations and pigmentation.

  • True UV – exposes skin abnormalities on the surface and in deeper skin layers’, creating distinguishable fluorescence patterns.

  • Simulated Woods Light – adjusts the spectrum of light to reveal diagnostic dimensions, such as skin dehydration and oiliness.

  • 360 Light – illustrates areas of volume on the face, showcasing results for age management treatments and dermal fillers.

Trust us – these modes will give you and your clients extremely insightful knowledge into their skin! Therapists experienced with Observ skin analysis technology often say showing their clients their results is sometimes the only way to encourage them to wear SPF everyday, as it reveals underlying sun damage not visible to the naked eye.

Skin imaging using Observ 520x is taught exclusively within The Future of Beauty program’s facials classes, giving students exclusive hand-on training  in analysing different skin types on real-world clients and within the classroom. The all-encompassing dual qualification arms students with the knowledge, skills and experience required to be an exceptional beauty therapist and important business understandings to know how to manage or open a clinic or salon, breeding the next generation of beauty entrepreneurs.


Next generation training for the skin therapy and beauty business jobs of tomorrow

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