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European Facials Part 2 Continuing Education CE


European Facials Part 2 (3 CE Hours) F15C


European Facials Part 2 (3 CE Hours) F15C

This course is approved for continuing education by the NCEA Commission on Accreditation (COA) and by state licensing boards in D.C., Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Oregon and Florida.

In this CE course, Award-winning CIDESCO diplomat, Rita Page, demonstrates the steps of a thorough European facial. Part of a comprehensive three-part series, Part 2 continues the facial begun in Part 1. Rita delves into exfoliation (with an enzyme); desincrustation; an extensive essential oil massage on the neck, shoulder, décolleté, and upper arms; extractions (with cotton and extractor); treatment ampoule and cream application; and a product-penetrating facial massage. Massage, an important component of a European facial, is used for the application of products as well as a luxurious treatment that completes the spa experience.

This course is worth 3 CE hours.

Course Objective:

After completion of this continuing education course, you will be able to:

  • List three exfoliants you can use instead of the brush on a machine to achieve the same results
  • Explain the two steps in the exfoliation process
  • Perform a desincrustation procedure
  • Describe how to use essential oil during the relaxing massage procedure
  • Perform a detailed relaxing massage
  • List the three different kinds of gloves
  • Explain how to do extractions with an extractor and by hand
  • Describe sanitation procedures for extractions
  • Describe how to apply ampoules and creams
  • List three things that make ampoules beneficial
  • Perform a relaxing product-penetrating massage
  • Define 27 terms relevant to European facials
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 75% or higher


Rita Page is a Licensed Esthetician/Skin Care Specialist, Cosmetologist and CIDESCO diplomat with decades of experience and a long list of credentials. She has been awarded the top honor of International CIDESCO Diplomat, the most prestigious esthetic credential in the world. She holds a Bachelor degree in Textiles and Chemistry from the University of Arizona. She is also a graduate of the Linda Seidel Institute for Corrective Makeup in Baltimore, Maryland; Christine Valmy, Inc. of New York City; the Dr. Vodder School – North American in Victoria, B.C., and the Cosmetology School of Vancouver, B.C. She perfected her makeup skills at the M.G. Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts in California, which is considered to be the most advanced cosmetic training in the country. She has been a beauty therapist and educator at both the world-class Golden Door Spa and Cal-a-Vie Health Spa. Page founded the Paramedical Clinic, where physicians referred patients for treatment to alleviate the effects of postsurgical conditions, deformities, and burns. She founded ProLight Aesthetics. She also founded Primera Labs Skincare, which is a leader, manufacturer and supplier of sensitive skin care products for the wholesale and private label beauty industry. 

Customer Reviews:

“The features I liked were the accuracy of information in the video, step by step instructions on how to perform a detailed European facial and multiple choice questions. My overall impression of the course is that it will help estheticians by providing the right information needed for continuing education. The testing session I received gave me more knowledge about European facials that I can carry into my hands on work with clients.” Amanda J.

“The course was very informative ... This was a great refresher course for me as far as technique and terminology. I learned new massage movements as well.” Janine B.

“The overall video was thorough and contained very useful information. A great video to new Estheticians. The product penetration massage was wonderful, very relaxing, rhythmic and flowed. Thorough with explanations for processes.” Millissa R.

“I liked the thoroughness of this training. She was meticulous about her moves and thorough getting her methods across. The length of the video was good.” Renee K.



... The videos were outstanding.

~ Sarah S.

I really enjoyed this course, and feel like I learned a lot.

~ Rebecca H.

... I found the course very informative and well outlined.

~ Keith C.