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Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP), ASCP Esty Talk and The Rogue Pharmacist is specifically created for estheticians. Where no topic is off limits, we share all kinds of great information on this podcast from ingredients and the science of the skin, to business, and beauty diversity. We hope you come away having learned more about your career, the industry, and maybe even life in general!
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Ep 261 – You Are a Professional – Prove it!

Being a solo practitioner requires self-promotion (often on social media), and the quality of content is important. But opinions vary on the type of content that should be shared and its perception of professionalism. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella discuss before-and-after pics, release forms, setting realistic expectations with your clients, and more! ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, ingredient junkie and esthetic cheerleader! As an international educator for Lira Clinical, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint and how that relates to the skin.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ella-cressman-62aa46a    About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services. Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician  Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   TiZO Mineral sunscreens set the standard for esthetic elegance with tinted and non-tinted formulas for use on virtually all skin types and tones. Our name reflects our commitment: TiZO = Titanium dioxide + Zinc Oxides. All TiZO products are reef-friendly and 100 percent free of chemical sunscreens, dyes, fragrances, gluten, phthalates, and parabens. TiZO Photoceutical Skincare is the perfect partner to our sunscreens in the fight against photoaging. These silky, elegant products address tone, texture, and hydration while helping to prevent further damage. From our flagship TiZO3 Primer/Sunscreen SPF 40 to our gentle Ultra Zinc formulations to our new Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum with Bakuchiol, TiZO has the ideal selection of products to protect, repair, and revitalize skin. Website: https://tizoskin.com/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
6/12/202419 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 260 – What the Deck - Estradiol

Research has shown that the lack of estrogen in postmenopausal women can speed up various skin changes, such as dryness, sagging, and wrinkles, and slow wound healing. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella discuss the effects of estrogen deficiency on the skin and treatment strategies.  ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, ingredient junkie and esthetic cheerleader! As an international educator for Lira Clinical, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint and how that relates to the skin.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ella-cressman-62aa46a    About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services. Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician  Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   TiZO Mineral sunscreens set the standard for esthetic elegance with tinted and non-tinted formulas for use on virtually all skin types and tones. Our name reflects our commitment: TiZO = Titanium dioxide + Zinc Oxides. All TiZO products are reef-friendly and 100 percent free of chemical sunscreens, dyes, fragrances, gluten, phthalates, and parabens. TiZO Photoceutical Skincare is the perfect partner to our sunscreens in the fight against photoaging. These silky, elegant products address tone, texture, and hydration while helping to prevent further damage. From our flagship TiZO3 Primer/Sunscreen SPF 40 to our gentle Ultra Zinc formulations to our new Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum with Bakuchiol, TiZO has the ideal selection of products to protect, repair, and revitalize skin. Website: https://tizoskin.com/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
6/5/202418 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 259 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Chemical Peels

Everyone has a different stance on chemical peeling—how often they should be performed, if they should be performed at all, and whether controlled wounds really lead to antiaging. Tune in to this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist with Ben Fuchs to get his take on chemical peels and what’s happening to the skin at the cellular level.   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor: LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments  
5/31/202418 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep 258 – Divine Beauty

For centuries, religious orders have practiced the ancient art of herbalism and the creation of cosmetic products to generate revenue. These practices continue to be prosperous today. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella discuss the cosmetic and herbalism industries, the demand for natural products, and common ingredients sourced for herbal cosmetics.    ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, ingredient junkie and esthetic cheerleader! As an international educator for Lira Clinical, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint and how that relates to the skin.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ella-cressman-62aa46a    About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services. Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician  Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   TiZO Mineral sunscreens set the standard for esthetic elegance with tinted and non-tinted formulas for use on virtually all skin types and tones. Our name reflects our commitment: TiZO = Titanium dioxide + Zinc Oxides. All TiZO products are reef-friendly and 100 percent free of chemical sunscreens, dyes, fragrances, gluten, phthalates, and parabens. TiZO Photoceutical Skincare is the perfect partner to our sunscreens in the fight against photoaging. These silky, elegant products address tone, texture, and hydration while helping to prevent further damage. From our flagship TiZO3 Primer/Sunscreen SPF 40 to our gentle Ultra Zinc formulations to our new Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum with Bakuchiol, TiZO has the ideal selection of products to protect, repair, and revitalize skin. Website: https://tizoskin.com/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
5/29/202419 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 257 – Neurocosmetics: The Brain-Skin Connection

Rooted in the idea that the brain and the skin are connected, neurocosmetics not only improves the health of the skin but also targets the central nervous system, bringing balance to one’s emotions. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella discuss the studies to back the science of neurocosmetics and how skin care can be mood lifting. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, ingredient junkie and esthetic cheerleader! As an international educator for Lira Clinical, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint and how that relates to the skin.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ella-cressman-62aa46a    About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services. Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician  Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   TiZO Mineral sunscreens set the standard for esthetic elegance with tinted and non-tinted formulas for use on virtually all skin types and tones. Our name reflects our commitment: TiZO = Titanium dioxide + Zinc Oxides. All TiZO products are reef-friendly and 100 percent free of chemical sunscreens, dyes, fragrances, gluten, phthalates, and parabens. TiZO Photoceutical Skincare is the perfect partner to our sunscreens in the fight against photoaging. These silky, elegant products address tone, texture, and hydration while helping to prevent further damage. From our flagship TiZO3 Primer/Sunscreen SPF 40 to our gentle Ultra Zinc formulations to our new Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum with Bakuchiol, TiZO has the ideal selection of products to protect, repair, and revitalize skin. Website: https://tizoskin.com/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
5/22/202416 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 256 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Melatonin

Often used as a sleep aid and thought of as a supplement, melatonin as a topical skin care product is one of the newest beauty trends. Tune in to The Rogue Pharmacist with Ben Fuchs to hear him explain what melatonin really is and how it works when it’s applied topically to the skin. Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor: LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments
5/17/202413 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 255 – Breaking Barriers: Disability Inclusivity in the Beauty Industry

Leigh Justine Wick not only runs a successful esthetics business, but she is also an educator and understands the importance of accessibility in the treatment room from both a business perspective and a personal one. Listen in to this episode of ASCP Esty Talk to hear Ella and Maggie chat with Leigh about her perspective as a person who uses a wheelchair and understands essential accessibility aspects like designing a spa space for easy access and inclusivity. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, ingredient junkie and esthetic cheerleader! As an international educator for Lira Clinical, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint and how that relates to the skin.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ella-cressman-62aa46a    About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services. Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician  Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   TiZO Mineral sunscreens set the standard for esthetic elegance with tinted and non-tinted formulas for use on virtually all skin types and tones. Our name reflects our commitment: TiZO = Titanium dioxide + Zinc Oxides. All TiZO products are reef-friendly and 100 percent free of chemical sunscreens, dyes, fragrances, gluten, phthalates, and parabens. TiZO Photoceutical Skincare is the perfect partner to our sunscreens in the fight against photoaging. These silky, elegant products address tone, texture, and hydration while helping to prevent further damage. From our flagship TiZO3 Primer/Sunscreen SPF 40 to our gentle Ultra Zinc formulations to our new Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum with Bakuchiol, TiZO has the ideal selection of products to protect, repair, and revitalize skin. Website: https://tizoskin.com/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
5/15/202421 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 254 – The Benzene Report: What You Need to Know

In March, an independent lab released another FDA citizen petition that affects the beauty industry. The most recent report of the metamorphosis of a traditional acne-fighting ingredient into a molecule known to wreak havoc if inhaled (benzene) has left some with questions and, understandably, fear. As professional skin care practitioners, or perhaps curious consumers, one question is most pressing: “What do I need to know about this report?” Tune in to this episode of ASCP Esty Talk to understand the players and dissect the results to decipher the findings of the Valisure findings. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, ingredient junkie and esthetic cheerleader! As an international educator for Lira Clinical, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint and how that relates to the skin.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ella-cressman-62aa46a    About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services. Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician  Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   TiZO Mineral sunscreens set the standard for esthetic elegance with tinted and non-tinted formulas for use on virtually all skin types and tones. Our name reflects our commitment: TiZO = Titanium dioxide + Zinc Oxides. All TiZO products are reef-friendly and 100 percent free of chemical sunscreens, dyes, fragrances, gluten, phthalates, and parabens. TiZO Photoceutical Skincare is the perfect partner to our sunscreens in the fight against photoaging. These silky, elegant products address tone, texture, and hydration while helping to prevent further damage. From our flagship TiZO3 Primer/Sunscreen SPF 40 to our gentle Ultra Zinc formulations to our new Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum with Bakuchiol, TiZO has the ideal selection of products to protect, repair, and revitalize skin. Website: https://tizoskin.com/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare
5/8/202419 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 253 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Fulvic Minerals

Found in clay, sand, and mountain rock, fulvic minerals have been used as a natural remedy for centuries for their antiaging and rejuvenating properties. In skin care, fulvic minerals enhance the delivery of other active ingredients. In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist, Ben Fuchs talks about fulvic minerals, where they come from, and how widely they are used today. Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor: LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments  
5/3/202415 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 252 – The Art of Analysis

It seems like the Fitzpatrick Scale comes under scrutiny on an annual basis, and critics argue it should be abandoned for other, more inclusive skin scales. One such scale is the Monk Skin Tone Scale. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Ella and Maggie discuss the widespread use of the Fitzpatrick Scale, how the Monk Skin Tone Scale came into development, and their thoughts on skin tone classification in the treatment room. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, ingredient junkie and esthetic cheerleader! As an international educator for Lira Clinical, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint and how that relates to the skin.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ella-cressman-62aa46a    About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services. Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician  Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Hale & Hush is the only professional brand to focus exclusively on treatment and retail products for sensitive and health-challenged skin. Hale & Hush products and education address the wide spectrum of issues your sensitive clients present. It can range from periodic sensitivity from stress, environment, hormones, and chemical irritants —all the way to chronic sensitivity from serious health or disability challenges, and the treatments or medications that accompany them. Unlike other sensitive skin lines, however, we also utilize gentle but highly therapeutic ingredients to repair and promote a healthy skin barrier. This is critical to prevent premature aging due to the dryness, fragility and overall cellular stress experienced by sensitive skin. We also offer education and marketing support to treat the sensitive skin client.    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/haleandhush Instagram https://www.instagram.com/haleandhush/ website www.haleandhush.com   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
5/1/202413 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 251 – Esty of the Year: Ximena Juarez

Guided by the values of hard work and determination instilled by her mother, ASCP 2024 Esty of the Year Ximena Juarez is a force to be reckoned with. Tune in to this episode of ASCP Esty Talk to hear Ella and Maggie ask Ximena about her start in esthetics, her business, and the advice she has for future esthies. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ximena Juarez: Ximena is an immigrant from Colombia, she moved to the United States when she was 16 years old and she has been a Licensed Esthetician for 12 years.  She specializes in technology innovation, product care, and the newest anti-aging trends within the beauty industry. She is passionate about continuing her education and helping clients achieve their best skin. Ximena is an eager entrepreneur who seeks growth opportunities and loves sharing her experiences to help others achieve their own entrepreneurial dreams. She enjoys taking advanced esthetics courses to ensure she is providing the most updated information and treatments for her clients. Ximena proudly served 4 years in the United States Navy, receiving, the Sailor of the Year award. She is an avid fitness and health enthusiast who enjoys working out, hiking, and camping with her family.  She is instilling her love of the outdoors in her 2 children, Amanda and Emilio.   About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, ingredient junkie and esthetic cheerleader! As an international educator for Lira Clinical, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint and how that relates to the skin.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ella-cressman-62aa46a    About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services. Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician  Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Hale & Hush is the only professional brand to focus exclusively on treatment and retail products for sensitive and health-challenged skin. Hale & Hush products and education address the wide spectrum of issues your sensitive clients present. It can range from periodic sensitivity from stress, environment, hormones, and chemical irritants —all the way to chronic sensitivity from serious health or disability challenges, and the treatments or medications that accompany them. Unlike other sensitive skin lines, however, we also utilize gentle but highly therapeutic ingredients to repair and promote a healthy skin barrier. This is critical to prevent premature aging due to the dryness, fragility and overall cellular stress experienced by sensitive skin. We also offer education and marketing support to treat the sensitive skin client.    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/haleandhush Instagram https://www.instagram.com/haleandhush/ website www.haleandhush.com   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
4/24/202415 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 250 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Epigenetics Skin Care

The latest trend in skin care is epigenetics, which involves manipulating DNA to target certain skin issues. The big question is, does it actually deliver results? In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist, Ben Fuchs explains how epigenetics affects aging and provides examples of epigenetic ingredients in skin care.   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor: LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments  
4/19/202414 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep 249 – Automatic Tipping – Is It Right for Your Business?

Many things have changed in the last few years, one of them being the tipping culture. With automatic tipping finding its way from large restaurant parties into the treatment room, Maggie and Ella couldn’t help but dissect this potential trend. Tune in to ASCP Esty Talk for a short history of tipping and their take on the potential of automatic tips. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, ingredient junkie and esthetic cheerleader! As an international educator for Lira Clinical, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint and how that relates to the skin. Connect with Ella Cressman:   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ella-cressman-62aa46a    About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.   Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services. Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician  Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Hale & Hush is the only professional brand to focus exclusively on treatment and retail products for sensitive and health-challenged skin. Hale & Hush products and education address the wide spectrum of issues your sensitive clients present. It can range from periodic sensitivity from stress, environment, hormones, and chemical irritants —all the way to chronic sensitivity from serious health or disability challenges, and the treatments or medications that accompany them. Unlike other sensitive skin lines, however, we also utilize gentle but highly therapeutic ingredients to repair and promote a healthy skin barrier. This is critical to prevent premature aging due to the dryness, fragility and overall cellular stress experienced by sensitive skin. We also offer education and marketing support to treat the sensitive skin client.    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/haleandhush Instagram https://www.instagram.com/haleandhush/ website www.haleandhush.com   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
4/17/202416 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 248 – Avoid Burnout

The excitement and anticipation of a new year often drives people to set high expectations for themselves. If you’ve kicked off the year with a never-ending lineup of trade shows to attend and a long list of career goals, we get it! However, these objectives can quickly become overwhelming and lead to burnout. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella share their tips for avoiding burnout. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, ingredient junkie and esthetic cheerleader! As an international educator for Lira Clinical, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint and how that relates to the skin.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ella-cressman-62aa46a    About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services. Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician  Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Hale & Hush is the only professional brand to focus exclusively on treatment and retail products for sensitive and health-challenged skin. Hale & Hush products and education address the wide spectrum of issues your sensitive clients present. It can range from periodic sensitivity from stress, environment, hormones, and chemical irritants —all the way to chronic sensitivity from serious health or disability challenges, and the treatments or medications that accompany them. Unlike other sensitive skin lines, however, we also utilize gentle but highly therapeutic ingredients to repair and promote a healthy skin barrier. This is critical to prevent premature aging due to the dryness, fragility and overall cellular stress experienced by sensitive skin. We also offer education and marketing support to treat the sensitive skin client.    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/haleandhush Instagram https://www.instagram.com/haleandhush/ website www.haleandhush.com   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
4/10/202416 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep 247 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Vitamin D for Skin Health

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is known for its ability to support strong bones. What people may not know is it’s essential for maintaining healthy skin too. In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist with Ben Fuchs, we discuss whether vitamin D can reverse the signs of aging, how to get it without too much sun exposure, and how much you really need.   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsors   LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments  
4/5/202416 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 246 – Ingredient-Scanning Apps – Friend or Foe?

An emerging trend is the use of phone apps to scan products for a good/bad/indifferent status report. Sounds helpful, right? Well, are these apps as well intended as consumers think they are? In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Ella and Maggie take a close look at these apps, break down the information they convey, and deliver a grade of their potential. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, ingredient junkie and esthetic cheerleader! As an international educator for Lira Clinical, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint and how that relates to the skin.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ella-cressman-62aa46a    About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services. Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician  Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Hale & Hush is the only professional brand to focus exclusively on treatment and retail products for sensitive and health-challenged skin. Hale & Hush products and education address the wide spectrum of issues your sensitive clients present. It can range from periodic sensitivity from stress, environment, hormones, and chemical irritants —all the way to chronic sensitivity from serious health or disability challenges, and the treatments or medications that accompany them. Unlike other sensitive skin lines, however, we also utilize gentle but highly therapeutic ingredients to repair and promote a healthy skin barrier. This is critical to prevent premature aging due to the dryness, fragility and overall cellular stress experienced by sensitive skin. We also offer education and marketing support to treat the sensitive skin client.    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/haleandhush Instagram https://www.instagram.com/haleandhush/ website www.haleandhush.com   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
4/3/202419 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 245 – Making the Most of Tradeshow Season

Tradeshow season is in full swing, and whether it’s your first time attending, or you are a pro, it’s good to get a little guidance. Tune in to this episode of ASCP Esty Talk to hear Ella and Maggie discuss the ins and outs of attending tradeshows. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, ingredient junkie and esthetic cheerleader! As an international educator for Lira Clinical, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint and how that relates to the skin.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ella-cressman-62aa46a    About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services. Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician  Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Skin Script Skin Care provides outstanding products and education, so estheticians prosper and succeed. Skin Script’s three pillars are: amazing professional products, excellent customer service that is friendly and fast, and quality education at an approachable price. Skin Script delivers the promise of healthy, vitalized, youthful-looking skin by providing superior, innovative ingredients and formulations that are gentle yet effective. Skin Script Skin Care has been empowering estheticians since 2007 and welcomes you to unite with them in your professional journey.    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/skinscriptrx   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skinscriptrx/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skinscriptrx/?hl=en   TiZO Mineral sunscreens set the standard for esthetic elegance with tinted and non-tinted formulas for use on virtually all skin types and tones. Our name reflects our commitment: TiZO = Titanium dioxide + Zinc Oxides. All TiZO products are reef-friendly and 100 percent free of chemical sunscreens, dyes, fragrances, gluten, phthalates, and parabens. TiZO Photoceutical Skincare is the perfect partner to our sunscreens in the fight against photoaging. These silky, elegant products address tone, texture, and hydration while helping to prevent further damage. From our flagship TiZO3 Primer/Sunscreen SPF 40 to our gentle Ultra Zinc formulations to our new Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum with Bakuchiol, TiZO has the ideal selection of products to protect, repair, and revitalize skin. Website: https://tizoskin.com/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare
3/27/202415 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 244 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Harnessing the Power of Enzymes

Most estheticians use enzymes in their treatment room because of their gentle exfoliating properties. But what exactly are enzymes? In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist with Ben Fuchs, we discuss how to use enzymes, where they come from, and how topical enzymes compare to digestive enzymes.  Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsors:   The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments  
3/22/202413 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 243 – Collaborate to Elevate: Growing Your Esthetics Business

In this industry, you can never have too many connections, take enough classes, or overshare your wisdom. By building relationships, improving your expertise, and embracing new opportunities, you can enhance the success of your esthetics business. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Ella and Maggie discuss the importance of using social media, participating in industry events (like the ASCP Spring Education Summit), seeking education, and forming valuable partnerships. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services. Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician  Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Skin Script Skin Care provides outstanding products and education, so estheticians prosper and succeed. Skin Script’s three pillars are: amazing professional products, excellent customer service that is friendly and fast, and quality education at an approachable price. Skin Script delivers the promise of healthy, vitalized, youthful-looking skin by providing superior, innovative ingredients and formulations that are gentle yet effective. Skin Script Skin Care has been empowering estheticians since 2007 and welcomes you to unite with them in your professional journey.    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/skinscriptrx   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skinscriptrx/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skinscriptrx/?hl=en   TiZO Mineral sunscreens set the standard for esthetic elegance with tinted and non-tinted formulas for use on virtually all skin types and tones. Our name reflects our commitment: TiZO = Titanium dioxide + Zinc Oxides. All TiZO products are reef-friendly and 100 percent free of chemical sunscreens, dyes, fragrances, gluten, phthalates, and parabens. TiZO Photoceutical Skincare is the perfect partner to our sunscreens in the fight against photoaging. These silky, elegant products address tone, texture, and hydration while helping to prevent further damage. From our flagship TiZO3 Primer/Sunscreen SPF 40 to our gentle Ultra Zinc formulations to our new Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum with Bakuchiol, TiZO has the ideal selection of products to protect, repair, and revitalize skin. Website: https://tizoskin.com/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
3/20/202416 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 242 – Spring Clean

Facial cleanser is the first step and foundation to any esthetics treatment, and as we approach spring, Ella and Maggie are diving into the topic and highlighting the importance of this necessary product. Join us on this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, where Maggie and Ella discuss their cleansing routines, debunk common myths about cleansers, and share key ingredients to avoid. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services. Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician  Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Skin Script Skin Care provides outstanding products and education, so estheticians prosper and succeed. Skin Script’s three pillars are: amazing professional products, excellent customer service that is friendly and fast, and quality education at an approachable price. Skin Script delivers the promise of healthy, vitalized, youthful-looking skin by providing superior, innovative ingredients and formulations that are gentle yet effective. Skin Script Skin Care has been empowering estheticians since 2007 and welcomes you to unite with them in your professional journey.    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/skinscriptrx   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skinscriptrx/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skinscriptrx/?hl=en   TiZO Mineral sunscreens set the standard for esthetic elegance with tinted and non-tinted formulas for use on virtually all skin types and tones. Our name reflects our commitment: TiZO = Titanium dioxide + Zinc Oxides. All TiZO products are reef-friendly and 100 percent free of chemical sunscreens, dyes, fragrances, gluten, phthalates, and parabens. TiZO Photoceutical Skincare is the perfect partner to our sunscreens in the fight against photoaging. These silky, elegant products address tone, texture, and hydration while helping to prevent further damage. From our flagship TiZO3 Primer/Sunscreen SPF 40 to our gentle Ultra Zinc formulations to our new Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum with Bakuchiol, TiZO has the ideal selection of products to protect, repair, and revitalize skin. Website: https://tizoskin.com/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
3/13/202420 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 241 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Unmasking Melasma

Estheticians play a crucial role in addressing melasma by providing personalized treatment plans tailored to everyone’s skin type and concerns. This may include a combination of topical treatments, like hydroquinone, chemical peels, and sun protection measures, but they don’t always get to the root of the problem. In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist, Ben Fuchs talks about the prevalence of melasma and why topical treatments are not 100 percent effective.   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor: LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments
3/8/202417 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 240 – Book Club-ish

Virginia Woolf said it best: “Books are the mirrors of the soul.” As practitioners and entrepreneurs in an industry that always leaves something to learn, books provide information, insight, and, sometimes, a little relief from day-to-day pressures. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, we discuss a few of our favorite books we think you may enjoy as well!  Resources: Clean: The New Science of Skin: https://www.amazon.com/Clean-Science-Skin-James-Hamblin/dp/0525538313 The Body: A Guide for Occupants: https://www.amazon.com/Body-Guide-Occupants-Bill-Bryson/dp/0385539304 Surrounded by Idiots: The Four Types of Human Behavior and How to Effectively Communicate with Each in Business (and in Life): https://www.amazon.com/Surrounded-Idiots-Behavior-Effectively-Communicate/dp/1250179947 Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know: https://www.amazon.com/Talking-Strangers-Should-about-People-ebook/dp/B07NDKVWZW ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services. Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician  Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Skin Script Skin Care provides outstanding products and education, so estheticians prosper and succeed. Skin Script’s three pillars are: amazing professional products, excellent customer service that is friendly and fast, and quality education at an approachable price. Skin Script delivers the promise of healthy, vitalized, youthful-looking skin by providing superior, innovative ingredients and formulations that are gentle yet effective. Skin Script Skin Care has been empowering estheticians since 2007 and welcomes you to unite with them in your professional journey.    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/skinscriptrx   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skinscriptrx/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skinscriptrx/?hl=en   TiZO Mineral sunscreens set the standard for esthetic elegance with tinted and non-tinted formulas for use on virtually all skin types and tones. Our name reflects our commitment: TiZO = Titanium dioxide + Zinc Oxides. All TiZO products are reef-friendly and 100 percent free of chemical sunscreens, dyes, fragrances, gluten, phthalates, and parabens. TiZO Photoceutical Skincare is the perfect partner to our sunscreens in the fight against photoaging. These silky, elegant products address tone, texture, and hydration while helping to prevent further damage. From our flagship TiZO3 Primer/Sunscreen SPF 40 to our gentle Ultra Zinc formulations to our new Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum with Bakuchiol, TiZO has the ideal selection of products to protect, repair, and revitalize skin. Website: https://tizoskin.com/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
3/6/202421 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 239 – What the Deck: Niacinamide

Rooted in scientific exploration and dermatological research, Niacinamide’s skin benefits are vast. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella discuss how this vitamin plays well with other ingredients and fights against inflammation, hyperpigmentation, acne, and more. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services. Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician  Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Skin Script Skin Care provides outstanding products and education, so estheticians prosper and succeed. Skin Script’s three pillars are: amazing professional products, excellent customer service that is friendly and fast, and quality education at an approachable price. Skin Script delivers the promise of healthy, vitalized, youthful-looking skin by providing superior, innovative ingredients and formulations that are gentle yet effective. Skin Script Skin Care has been empowering estheticians since 2007 and welcomes you to unite with them in your professional journey.    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/skinscriptrx   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skinscriptrx/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skinscriptrx/?hl=en   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
2/28/202413 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 238 – The Rogue Pharmacist: How Weight Loss Changes the Skin

Ozempic has been making headlines due to its remarkable ability to promote quick weight loss. One of the common side effects associated with this medication is what people refer to as the "Ozempic face." Tune in to this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs to learn what estheticians should be aware of when treating their clients on this medication and how to address the consequences.  Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsors: LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments
2/23/202412 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 237 – Wellness Technology

The health and wellness industry are on fire and expected to reach nearly 9 trillion dollars by 2032. But that's not all – the wellness technology market is also experiencing rapid growth. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella dive into some of the latest tech trends designed to make you look good and feel better. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services. Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician  Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Skin Script Skin Care provides outstanding products and education, so estheticians prosper and succeed. Skin Script’s three pillars are: amazing professional products, excellent customer service that is friendly and fast, and quality education at an approachable price. Skin Script delivers the promise of healthy, vitalized, youthful-looking skin by providing superior, innovative ingredients and formulations that are gentle yet effective. Skin Script Skin Care has been empowering estheticians since 2007 and welcomes you to unite with them in your professional journey.    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/skinscriptrx   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skinscriptrx/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skinscriptrx/?hl=en   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
2/21/202420 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 236 – Whoopsie Doozie with Sherrie Tennessee

When you make the decision to attend esthetician school, it's natural to feel a mix of excitement, anticipation, and optimism. However, esthetics school brings together individuals with diverse personalities, ages, and life experiences, which can sometimes lead to dramatic situations. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella are joined by Sherrie Tennessee, a seasoned spa professional, author, and educator, to share esty school horror stories. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services. Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician  Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Skin Script Skin Care provides outstanding products and education, so estheticians prosper and succeed. Skin Script’s three pillars are: amazing professional products, excellent customer service that is friendly and fast, and quality education at an approachable price. Skin Script delivers the promise of healthy, vitalized, youthful-looking skin by providing superior, innovative ingredients and formulations that are gentle yet effective. Skin Script Skin Care has been empowering estheticians since 2007 and welcomes you to unite with them in your professional journey.    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/skinscriptrx   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skinscriptrx/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skinscriptrx/?hl=en   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
2/14/202421 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 235 – The Happiest Country on Earth

Finland has been named the happiest country on earth for the sixth straight year. The secret may just be its sauna culture—steamy, sacred, and where everyone is equal. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella discuss Finland’s sauna culture and how to incorporate these elements into your spa business. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services. Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician  Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Skin Script Skin Care provides outstanding products and education, so estheticians prosper and succeed. Skin Script’s three pillars are: amazing professional products, excellent customer service that is friendly and fast, and quality education at an approachable price. Skin Script delivers the promise of healthy, vitalized, youthful-looking skin by providing superior, innovative ingredients and formulations that are gentle yet effective. Skin Script Skin Care has been empowering estheticians since 2007 and welcomes you to unite with them in your professional journey.    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/skinscriptrx   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skinscriptrx/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skinscriptrx/?hl=en   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
2/7/202413 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 234 – Did You Put Your Vitamins on Today?

Knowing the ABCs of vitamins is crucial for estheticians when it comes to treating their clients. These essential nutrients are vital for maintaining healthy skin, strengthening its protective barrier, and achieving a beautiful, glowing complexion. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella explore some common vitamins that are important for healthy skin and even perhaps what may happen if there is a deficiency. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services. Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician  Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational       About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
1/31/202417 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 233 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Ectoin Skin Care

In the world of skin care ingredients, you may have heard of glycerin, hyaluronic acid, sorbitol, betaine, and others that fall into a class known as osmolytes. Ectoin, a lesser-known osmolyte, is making waves in the skin care world. In this episode of ASCP’s The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, we discuss this not-so-new ingredient worth looking into. Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor: LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments
1/26/202416 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 232 – Just Dropped: Discover the Hottest Beauty Trends of 2024

It is essential to understand our clients’ needs in order to create sought-after services that deliver results. That's why every year ASCP Esty Talk thoroughly examines emerging skin care trends. In this episode, Maggie and Ella talk about the beauty trends forecast for 2024. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services. Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician  Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
1/24/202413 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 231 – The Four Agreements

The Four Agreements are explained in the book The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. The book is a guide on how to apply ancient Toltec wisdom in today's world. It emphasizes the importance of self-awareness and mindful living. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella discuss the 4 agreements and how they apply to professional esthetics. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services. Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician  Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
1/17/202425 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 230 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Exploring the Hype Surrounding Hypochlorous Acid

Hypochlorous acid, a naturally occurring molecule, is a powerful yet gentle ingredient commonly used in disinfectants. It’s also being touted as a skin-friendly ingredient for wound healing and to combat bacteria on the skin. But is it worth the hype? In this episode of ASCP’s The Rogue Pharmacist, Benjamin Knight Fuchs talks about the benefits and uses of hypochlorous acid.   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor:   LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments
1/12/202416 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 229 – New Year’s Resolutions for Business Success

The start of a new year is the perfect time to look back and think about the past year. Usually, we tend to focus on ways to improve our health and happiness, but it's also important to take a moment to reflect on our business practices. This reflection can provide valuable insights and help us identify areas for improvement. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella talk about effective strategies to ensure your business achieves success in the upcoming year. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services. Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician  Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational       About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
1/10/202415 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 228 – Body Acne

Estheticians can get caught up in the exciting world of ingredients, devices, and trends to make our clients’ skin (primarily, their faces) look amazing. But it’s easy to overlook the body, which sometimes struggles with the same skin care woes as the face such as body acne.  In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella talk about the ways estheticians are primed to truly help their clients with this stressful skin condition. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Massage Envy is a national franchisor and does not independently own or operate any of the Massage Envy franchised locations nationwide. The Massage Envy franchise network, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of massage services. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy now has approximately 1,100 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 200 million massages and skin care services.   Website: www.massageenvy.com/careers/career-areas/esthetician    Facebook: @MassageEnvyCareers   LinkedIn: @MassageEnvy   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
1/3/202417 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 227 – Goodbye 2023!

Goodbye 2023! Hello 2024! In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella recap the year, discussing skin care trends, topics, and prior podcasts, and share the things they wish to leave behind in 2023 and all the things they look forward to in 2024. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.   Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science.  For more than 30 years, we have looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products.  CEO Shannon Esau and world-class biochemists are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin.  No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care try it today! FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/ web: https://rhondaallison.com/ https://ra.skin/ blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news     About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
12/13/202326 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep 226 – The Rogue Pharmacist: What Do Psoriasis, Eczema, and Dermatitis Have in Common?

When winter arrives, so does dry, red, itchy skin. But sometimes this irritation is caused by more than just environmental factors. In this episode of ASCP’s The Rogue Pharmacist, host Benjamin Knight Fuchs shares how you can tell if that winter itch is eczema, psoriasis, or something else.   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor: LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments
12/8/202314 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep 225 – Skin Dysmorphia

It’s common for individuals to focus on flaws others may not notice—a normal human tendency. However, it’s important to recognize that this behavior can also be a genuine mental health concern and that estheticians may frequently encounter it in their line of work. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella discuss body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), how estheticians can equip themselves with the knowledge and tools to recognize BDD, and how to refer clients to get the help they need. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.   Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science.  For more than 30 years, we have looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products.  CEO Shannon Esau and world-class biochemists are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin.  No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care try it today! FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/ web: https://rhondaallison.com/ https://ra.skin/ blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news     About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
12/6/202317 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep 224 – Sales and the Consultation, Part II

ASCP Esty Talk is back to continue the conversation of “selling” retail to your clients. The first episode had you wanting more, so here you go! Tune in as Ella and Maggie dive deeper into the consultation conversation, navigating through skin assessment and treatment, and all while considering retail sales. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science.  For more than 30 years, we have looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products.  CEO Shannon Esau and world-class biochemists are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin.  No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care try it today! FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/ web: https://rhondaallison.com/ https://ra.skin/ blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news     About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
11/29/202326 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 223 – The Problem with TikTok Beauty Advice

TikTok has the potential to inspire and educate both our clients and us with its weird and sometimes wonderful beauty advice. However, it’s also known for being controversial, with unqualified individuals sharing their opinions on how products and services function. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella talk about the issues with TikTok beauty trends and discuss a few of those trends making the rounds on TikTok right now. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science.  For more than 30 years, we have looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products.  CEO Shannon Esau and world-class biochemists are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin.  No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care try it today!   FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare   IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/   web: https://rhondaallison.com/ https://ra.skin/   blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news     About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
11/15/202318 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 222 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Synthetic vs. Natural Cosmetic Ingredients

People often assume synthetic substances are inherently bad while natural substances are harmless, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In this episode of ASCP’s The Rogue Pharmacist, host Benjamin Knight Fuchs explains that it doesn’t matter whether a substance is synthesized or natural, what matters is whether the substance is recognized by the skin.    Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor: LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments  
11/10/202311 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 221 – The Consultation: Your Foundation for Retail Sales

Whether you are an employee or self-employed, selling retail is a huge part of your responsibility in helping your clients reach their goals, and not a bad way to make passive income. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella share a foolproof method for establishing and maintaining retail sales, and much of it begins with the consultation. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science.  For over 30 years, we have looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products.  World-class biochemists and CEO Shannon Esau are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin.  No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care.   FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare   IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/   web: https://rhondaallison.com/ https://ra.skin/   blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news     About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
11/8/202334 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 220 - Chemical Peels for Ethnic Skin with Pamela Springer

Chemical peels are commonly used in the esthetics treatment room for fast results and minimal downtime. They are considered safe and effective when used properly and the client’s skin has been appropriately prepped and patch tested. But estheticians without proper training still face challenges when using peels on ethnic skin. There is a greater risk for post-inflammatory pigment, scarring, and burns. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie talks with Pamela Springer about selecting the right peeling agent for your client’s skin type, common clinical implications, and where estheticians go wrong. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science.  For over 30 years, we have looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products.  World-class biochemists and CEO Shannon Esau are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin.  No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care. FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/ web: https://rhondaallison.com/ https://ra.skin/ blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news     About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare  
11/1/202316 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep 219 - The Rogue Pharmacist - The Science of Oils in Skin Care

The use of oils in skin care is nothing new—it dates back thousands of years—and those who’ve adopted an oil into their regimen swear by it. However, many consumers and estheticians still shy away from the use of oils because they feel too heavy or sticky or because of the fear the oils will cause a breakout. But it could be that people use them incorrectly. In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist, Ben Fuchs shares what oils are both good and bad for the skin, their beneficial properties, and whether facial oils will really make your skin more or less oily. Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor: LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments  
10/27/202319 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 218 – Spooky Skin Care

Trick or treat? How about both? Some ingredients provide benefits by tricking the skin into behaving or performing differently. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, we discuss some favorite ingredients that recharge cellular energy and interfere with inflammatory reactions and even one that should not be tried at home (maybe). Tune in to hear about effective trick-and-treat ingredients! ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science.  For over 30 years, we have looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products.  World-class biochemists and CEO Shannon Esau are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin.  No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care. FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/ web: https://rhondaallison.com/ https://ra.skin/ blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news     About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
10/25/202323 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 217 – Legislative Sessions with Esty Talk

“If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu—and if you can’t find a seat, you must bring your own chair.” This age-old adage aptly depicts how advocacy can greatly impact the esthetics profession. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella discuss some of the many legislative bills and rule proposals that have cropped up across the US in the last year and hope to encourage you to advocate for your industry and voice your opinions to influence change. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science. For more than 30 years, we’ve looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products. CEO Shannon Esau and world-class biochemists are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin. No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care. FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/ web: https://rhondaallison.com/ https://ra.skin/ blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news     About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
10/18/202321 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 216 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Paraben, Preservative, and Phthalate Free

Parabens and phthalates often get a bad rap, and we’re told we should avoid these ingredients because of their potential health risks. But what are they really, and should there be cause for concern? In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist, Ben Fuchs talks about some common parabens and other preservatives, whether there are natural alternatives, the effects these ingredients can have on the body, and why phthalates are showing up in cosmetics. Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor: LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments
10/13/202310 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 215 – Resistance Training for Skin Rejuvenation

Estheticians often use the analogy comparing skincare and exfoliation to lifting weights. On top of this great analogy, it’s been shown that working out creates a post workout glow. A recent study suggests resistance training is an effective anti-aging strategy for skin health. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella discuss post workout glow, breakdown the study published on anti-aging and resistance training and discuss incorporating body health into the esthetics practice. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science. For more than 30 years, we’ve looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products. CEO Shannon Esau and world-class biochemists are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin. No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care. FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/ web: https://rhondaallison.com/ https://ra.skin/ blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
10/11/202313 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 214 – What the Deck: Fermented Skincare Ingredients

What is the process of fermentation? And how does that make some ingredients more bioactive? Tune in to this episode of ASCP Esty Talk to hear Maggie and Ella discuss fermentation and the skin benefits of fermented ingredients. Who knows, maybe you are already using some in your routine! ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science. For more than 30 years, we’ve looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products. CEO Shannon Esau and world-class biochemists are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin. No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care.   FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare   IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/   web: https://rhondaallison.com/ https://ra.skin/   blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news   Face Reality Skincare, 3-time winner of Best Acne Line in ASCP’s Skin Deep Reader’s Choice Awards, offers estheticians the most comprehensive online acne training available to learn how to identify and treat even the most stubborn acne cases using Face Reality’s holistic treatment protocol. Once you become a Certified Acne Expert, you’ll unlock access to continued education, protocol support, marketing and helpful tools to grow your business. Whether you have clients dealing with occasional breakouts or severe acne, Face Reality has a game plan for you.  Pros.facerealityskincare.com    @facerealityskincare    About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
10/4/202317 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 213 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Endocrine Disruptors in Skin Care

The body is bombarded daily with endocrine disruptors from pollution, tap water, plastics, and even skin care. It’s hard to completely avoid them, and some are worse than others. In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist with Ben Fuchs, we discuss the ingredients to watch out for and what to know about endocrine disruptors in your beauty products. Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor:   LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments  
9/29/202311 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep 212 - Green Beauty with Julie Longyear

The green beauty movement has gained significant traction in recent years, as consumers become increasingly aware of the impact their purchasing decisions have on the planet and its resources. As a result, many companies offer green beauty options, catering to the growing demand for sustainable and responsible products. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella are joined by Julie Longyear, herbal chemist and founder of Blissoma Botanical Beauty, to discuss how estheticians can position their business to be on the growth side of this trend. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Julie Longyear Julie Longyear is an herbal chemist and the founder and owner of Blissoma Botanical Beauty. In 2001 Longyear began making and selling aromatherapy products, and after years of careful formulating work she launched Blissoma's skincare line in 2009. Blissoma's mission remains to help as many people as possible with solving their skin problems using natural, sustainable, healthy products. Connect with Julie Longyear Website: https://blissoma.com/ P 314-771-5006 About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science. For more than 30 years, we’ve looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products. CEO Shannon Esau and world-class biochemists are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin. No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care. FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/ web: https://rhondaallison.com/ https://ra.skin/ blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
9/27/202325 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 211 – Adapting to the Changing Seasons

Do you change your clients’ skin care routine, your menu, or your services according to the seasons? Estheticians are often trained to analyze the skin in the moment, what’s changed from the previous visit, and whether the client is experiencing any skin issues they’d like to address—never the weather. But adapting your menu offerings and changing your clients’ routine to accommodate for seasonal shifts presents a lot of opportunities not just for the client, but also the esthetician. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella discuss why it’s good to understand how seasonal changes can impact the skin, how to transition a skin care routine, and why you would in the first place. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science. For more than 30 years, we’ve looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products. CEO Shannon Esau and world-class biochemists are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin. No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care. FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/ web: https://rhondaallison.com/ https://ra.skin/ blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news     About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare  
9/20/202316 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 210 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Is It Really Acne?

Acne, the most common skin condition, impacts millions of Americans annually, and because of that impact, thousands of estheticians choose to specialize in it. However, many skin conditions that look like acne could require a different treatment. In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist, Ben Fuchs talks about reasons for acne and conditions that may look like acne but aren’t.     Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor:   LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments  
9/15/202315 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep 209 - The Longest Running Study on Aging

When you think about the word aging, many thoughts and theories may come to mind, including how the esthetics industry is built upon fighting it. The Harvard study of adult development, often referred to as the Grant Study, is one of the longest-running studies on adult development and aging and provides some very insightful correlations. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella discuss the Grant Study and share their thoughts on lifestyle and relationships connected to aging. ASCP Esty Talk with hosts Ella Cressman and Maggie Staszcuk   Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast, hosted by licensed estheticians, Ella Cressman, ASCP Skin Deep Magazine contributor and Maggie Staszcuk, ASCP Education Program Manager. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire.   About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, ingredient junkie and esthetic cheerleader! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several successful skin care brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ella-cressman-62aa46a   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry, and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Education Program Manager.    Connect with Maggie Staszcuk:   P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected]    About our Sponsors   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science. For more than 30 years, we’ve looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products. CEO Shannon Esau and world-class biochemists are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin. No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care.   FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare   IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/   web: https://rhondaallison.com/ https://ra.skin/   blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare
9/13/202316 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 208 - How AI Can Support Your Esthetics Practice

Using AI for an esthetics business can provide various benefits, from enhancing customer experience to streamlining operations and improving marketing efforts. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella discuss ways AI can be incorporated into an esthetics business. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science. For more than 30 years, we’ve looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products. CEO Shannon Esau and world-class biochemists are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin. No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care. FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/ web: https://rhondaallison.com/ https://ra.skin/ blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news     About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
9/6/202325 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 207 – The Rogue Pharmacist: The Truth Behind Comedogenicity Ratings

The term comedogenic is recognized by both estheticians and consumers and references a product’s ability to clog the pores. But how accurate is this concept? In this episode of ASCP’s The Rogue Pharmacist, Ben Fuchs breaks down the meaning of comedogenic and explains why the comedogenic scale is both misunderstood and outdated. Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor: LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.   Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments  
9/1/202314 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 206 – A Deep Dive into Microneedling

Microneedling, or collagen-induction therapy, is a rejuvenating skin treatment that is being used to target everything from fine lines to hair loss. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella take a deep dive into the world of microneedling, discussing everything you’ve ever wanted to know about this multipurpose treatment. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science. For more than 30 years, we’ve looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products. CEO Shannon Esau and world-class biochemists are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin. No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care. FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/ web: https://rhondaallison.com/ https://ra.skin/ blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news     About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
8/30/202321 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep 205 - Recession-Proofing Your Esthetics Practice

A recession could be on the horizon, but there is no reason to panic. Though it could seem like a scary time to be a business owner (or an employee), there’s an opportunity for a prepared professional to not just survive, but thrive! Hosts Maggie and Ella have both been through a few recessions and share their experiences in this episode of ASCP Esty Talk. Tune in to hear their take on what helped them through. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science. For more than 30 years, we’ve looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products. CEO Shannon Esau and world-class biochemists are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin. No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care. FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/ web: https://rhondaallison.com/ https://ra.skin/ blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
8/23/202327 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 204 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Sunscreen Safety—The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Although estheticians go through extensive training on UV radiation, its impacts on the skin, and sun protection, there are still plenty of debates and misconceptions. In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist, Ben Fuchs shares his views about sun safety, understanding SPF, ingredients, and application. Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines.   Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor:   LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments  
8/18/202317 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 203 - It’s All in the Eyes

The skin around the eyes is 10 times thinner than the skin on the rest of the face and body, and as a result, it’s one of the first places to show the signs of aging. So, it’s no wonder that eye cream is one of the easiest products to retail—upselling an eye treatment should be a no-brainer. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella talk about ingredients and treatments you can use to perk up your clients’ eyes. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.   Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science. For more than 30 years, we’ve looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products. CEO Shannon Esau and world-class biochemists are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin. No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care. FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/ web: https://rhondaallison.com/ https://ra.skin/ blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
8/16/202316 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep 202 - What the Deck: Minerals

From fighting off the damages of sun exposure and oxidation to regulating oil production and pH levels, minerals play a vital role in the health of the skin. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Ella and Maggie discuss some of the key role’s minerals fulfill and what to look out for if there is a deficiency.  ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science. For more than 30 years, we’ve looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products. CEO Shannon Esau and world-class biochemists are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin. No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care.   FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare   IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/   web: https://rhondaallison.com/ https://ra.skin/   blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
8/9/202317 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep 201 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Perk Up Your Skin with Caffeine

There’s more to caffeine than a cup of coffee, and it’s possible that this trending ingredient may also perk up your skin. Considered an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, caffeine may decrease puffiness, improve circulation, and help your skin look better in the moment. In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist with Ben Fuchs, we discuss why caffeine is added to skin care, the benefits that might have, and what happens to the skin when caffeine is consumed. Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines.   Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor:   LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com      Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments      Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments      Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments  
8/4/202317 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 200 - Tattoos and Skin Immunity

Recent research has revealed that pigment in tattoos may be outsmarting our immune cells and contributing to their permanency. Researchers also theorize that the lasting impact of tattoos may actually be boosting the immune system. Tune in to this episode of ASCP Esty Talk to listen to Maggie and Ella discuss the science behind wound healing, skin immunity, and the impact of tattoos on the body. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science. For more than 30 years, we’ve looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products. CEO Shannon Esau and world-class biochemists are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin. No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care.   FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare   IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/   web: https://rhondaallison.com/ https://ra.skin/   blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
8/2/202315 minutes, 1 second
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Ep 199 - Research Reveals the Effects of Toxic Beauty Standards

Dove’s global Self-Esteem Project has been on a mission to reach millions of youths to shatter beauty stereotypes, build body confidence, and inspire people to feel empowered and included. The key findings from their latest research reveals the effects of toxic beauty standards and the role social media plays. Tune in to this episode of ASCP Esty Talk to hear Maggie and Ella discuss the data and whether the skin care industry can help people achieve better skin without promoting unattainable beauty standards. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
7/26/202316 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 198 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Psychodermatology

Pyschodermatology is the interaction between the skin and the mind with a focus on improving our clients’ state of mind as well as the health of their skin. By healing our clients’ skin conditions, we are improving their emotional state and quality of life, and vice versa. In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist with Ben Fuchs, we discuss how mood can affect the skin, the skin conditions that can result from stress and anxiety, and how we can improve the mind-skin connection.   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor: LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments  
7/21/202315 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 197 - Ozempic Face: Managing the Esthetic Consequences of Rapid Weight Loss

Originally prescribed for treating type II diabetes, Ozempic and other GLP-1 agonists, have quickly become widely used for effective (and rapid) weight loss, but what does that have to do with aesthetics? With fat loss comes changes in the appearance of the body’s protective layer – the skin, which can lead to a perception of advanced aging. In this episode, Maggie and Ella discuss ways professionals can address skin laxity, skin nourishment and skin health with aesthetic modalities and of course, how to recommend effective retail products to counteract the phenomenon of “Ozempic Face”. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science.  For more than 30 years, we’ve looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products.  CEO Shannon Esau and world-class biochemists are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin.  No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care. FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/ web: https://rhondaallison.com/ https://ra.skin/ blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
7/19/202320 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 196 - Intimate Esthetics (but not what you think)

Esthetics professionals offer an environment that could allow many to feel calm, comfortable, and safe. There is no doubt the client-practitioner relationship is valuable, and the professional’s perspective is beneficial. A current study sparks this episode’s conversation around professional relationships, responsibilities, and future opportunities for understanding and outreach. Tune in to ASCP Esty Talk to hear Maggie’s and Ella’s perspectives (and then be sure to let us know yours). ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments   Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science.  For over 30 years, we have looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products.  World-class biochemists and CEO Shannon Esau are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin.  No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care. FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/ web: https://rhondaallison.com/ https://ra.skin/ blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational     About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare  
7/12/202320 minutes, 1 second
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Ep 195 – Inflammaging

Coined in 2000 but only now starting to catch on, inflammaging, or inflammation-plus-aging, is the new scientific term you need to know. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella discuss inflammation—both acute and chronic—and how to spot the signs of inflammaging in your clients. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     DiamondTome You shed 30-40,000 skin cells every minute—but dead skin still builds up without regular exfoliation. We can help! We’re DiamondTome, the exfoliation experts. Our professional diamond-tip face and body wands treat the entire body, head to toe. From rejuvenating facials to luxurious body treatments, give your clients smooth, touchable skin year-round. And since no exfoliating treatment is complete without sun protection, we’re giving away a DTProtect SPF 30 to the first 10 people who call us at 1-866-325-8247. Experience the DiamondTome difference, learn more at diamondtome.com!   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   TiZO Mineral sunscreens set the standard for esthetic elegance with tinted and non-tinted formulas for use on virtually all skin types and tones. Our name reflects our commitment: TiZO = Titanium dioxide + Zinc Oxides. All TiZO products are reef-friendly and 100 percent free of chemical sunscreens, dyes, fragrances, gluten, phthalates and parabens. TiZO Photoceutical Skincare is the perfect partner to our sunscreens in the fight against photoaging. These silky, elegant products address tone, texture, and hydration while helping to prevent further damage. From our flagship TiZO3 Primer/Sunscreen SPF 40 to our gentle Ultra Zinc formulations to our new Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum with Bakuchiol, TiZO has the ideal selection of products to protect, repair, and revitalize skin.   Website: https://tizoskin.com/ Facebook: @tizoskin Pinterest: @tizoskin Instagram: @tizoskin YouTube: @tizoskin     About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
6/28/202314 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 194 – Adopting Blue Zone Characteristics in Your Esthetics Practice

Blue zones are regions around the world where people have been found to live longer and healthier lives than the average population. Research has shown that people in these zones share common traits contributing to physical, mental, spiritual, and social health. Tune in to ASCP Esty Talk to hear how to bring some of these characteristics into your esthetics practice, or even how to weave them into your own daily rituals. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     DiamondTome You shed 30-40,000 skin cells every minute—but dead skin still builds up without regular exfoliation. We can help! We’re DiamondTome, the exfoliation experts. Our professional diamond-tip face and body wands treat the entire body, head to toe. From rejuvenating facials to luxurious body treatments, give your clients smooth, touchable skin year-round. And since no exfoliating treatment is complete without sun protection, we’re giving away a DTProtect SPF 30 to the first 10 people who call us at 1-866-325-8247. Experience the DiamondTome difference, learn more at diamondtome.com!   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   TiZO Mineral sunscreens set the standard for esthetic elegance with tinted and non-tinted formulas for use on virtually all skin types and tones. Our name reflects our commitment: TiZO = Titanium dioxide + Zinc Oxides. All TiZO products are reef-friendly and 100 percent free of chemical sunscreens, dyes, fragrances, gluten, phthalates and parabens. TiZO Photoceutical Skincare is the perfect partner to our sunscreens in the fight against photoaging. These silky, elegant products address tone, texture, and hydration while helping to prevent further damage. From our flagship TiZO3 Primer/Sunscreen SPF 40 to our gentle Ultra Zinc formulations to our new Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum with Bakuchiol, TiZO has the ideal selection of products to protect, repair, and revitalize skin.   Website: https://tizoskin.com/ Facebook: @tizoskin Pinterest: @tizoskin Instagram: @tizoskin YouTube: @tizoskin   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
6/21/202318 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 193 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Product Penetration vs. Skin Absorption

Product absorption versus penetration—is there a difference? They sound similar and are sometimes used interchangeably, but, yes, there’s a huge difference! In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist with Ben Fuchs, we discuss the skin absorption rate, 500 Dalton Rule, and what happens once ingredients enter the skin. Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor:   LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments  
6/16/202317 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 192 – Beards and Bacteria

The beard boom is real—men have relaxed their grooming habits and grown out their facial hair. A lot. Now, women are speaking out about their fears and experiences of getting rashes and infections after kissing men with facial hair. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella explore how much bacteria beards have and what to do if you get beard burn. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     DiamondTome You shed 30-40,000 skin cells every minute—but dead skin still builds up without regular exfoliation. We can help! We’re DiamondTome, the exfoliation experts. Our professional diamond-tip face and body wands treat the entire body, head to toe. From rejuvenating facials to luxurious body treatments, give your clients smooth, touchable skin year-round. And since no exfoliating treatment is complete without sun protection, we’re giving away a DTProtect SPF 30 to the first 10 people who call us at 1-866-325-8247. Experience the DiamondTome difference, learn more at diamondtome.com!   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   TiZO Mineral sunscreens set the standard for esthetic elegance with tinted and non-tinted formulas for use on virtually all skin types and tones. Our name reflects our commitment: TiZO = Titanium dioxide + Zinc Oxides. All TiZO products are reef-friendly and 100 percent free of chemical sunscreens, dyes, fragrances, gluten, phthalates and parabens TiZO Photoceutical Skincare is the perfect partner to our sunscreens in the fight against photoaging. These silky, elegant products address tone, texture, and hydration while helping to prevent further damage. From our flagship TiZO3 Primer/Sunscreen SPF 40 to our gentle Ultra Zinc formulations to our new Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum with Bakuchiol, TiZO has the ideal selection of products to protect, repair, and revitalize skin. Website: https://tizoskin.com/ Facebook: @tizoskin Pinterest: @tizoskin Instagram: @tizoskin YouTube: @tizoskin   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
6/14/202315 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep 191 – Lab Grown Ingredients

The term lab-grown is becoming increasingly common and, in some ways, is synonymous with sustainable. You may have heard of lab-grown diamonds or even lab-grown meat. Well, now you can add lab-grown skin care to the list. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk with Ella and Maggie, we discuss the ins and outs of lab-grown ingredients and what this means for the beauty industry. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     DiamondTome You shed 30-40,000 skin cells every minute—but dead skin still builds up without regular exfoliation. We can help! We’re DiamondTome, the exfoliation experts. Our professional diamond-tip face and body wands treat the entire body, head to toe. From rejuvenating facials to luxurious body treatments, give your clients smooth, touchable skin year-round. And since no exfoliating treatment is complete without sun protection, we’re giving away a DTProtect SPF 30 to the first 10 people who call us at 1-866-325-8247. Experience the DiamondTome difference, learn more at diamondtome.com!   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   TiZO Mineral sunscreens set the standard for esthetic elegance with tinted and non-tinted formulas for use on virtually all skin types and tones. Our name reflects our commitment: TiZO = Titanium dioxide + Zinc Oxides. All TiZO products are reef-friendly and 100 percent free of chemical sunscreens, dyes, fragrances, gluten, phthalates, and parabens. TiZO Photoceutical Skincare is the perfect partner to our sunscreens in the fight against photoaging. These silky, elegant products address tone, texture, and hydration while helping to prevent further damage. From our flagship TiZO3 Primer/Sunscreen SPF 40 to our gentle Ultra Zinc formulations to our new Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum with Bakuchiol, TiZO has the ideal selection of products to protect, repair, and revitalize skin. Website: https://tizoskin.com/ Facebook: @tizoskin Pinterest: @tizoskin Instagram: @tizoskin YouTube: @tizoskin     About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
6/7/202315 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep 190 – The Rogue Pharmacist: What Are Antioxidants Anyway?

The word antioxidant is used a lot in skin care. So, what is an antioxidant anyway? It can be both applied topically and consumed internally, but to really understand antioxidants, you first must understand free radicals. In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist with Ben Fuchs, we discuss free radical damage and the important role antioxidants play in preventing aging and skin damage and combating bacteria to fight acne. Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines.   Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor:   LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments  
6/2/202314 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep 189 – Sunscreen: D-I-Y or D-O-N-T

Sunscreen isn’t such a new thing, sunscreen started long ago. With new social media trends offering home-made sunscreen recipes, the question is posed “Should the safety of my skin be best protected with sun protection D.I.Y. or is that a D-O-N-T?” In this episode Maggie and Ella discuss the long history of sunscreen and examine the most recent commercial recipes – recalls and all. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     DiamondTome You shed 30-40,000 skin cells every minute—but dead skin still builds up without regular exfoliation. We can help! We’re DiamondTome, the exfoliation experts. Our professional diamond-tip face and body wands treat the entire body, head to toe. From rejuvenating facials to luxurious body treatments, give your clients smooth, touchable skin year-round. And since no exfoliating treatment is complete without sun protection, we’re giving away a DTProtect SPF 30 to the first 10 people who call us at 1-866-325-8247. Experience the DiamondTome difference, learn more at diamondtome.com!   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   TiZO Mineral sunscreens set the standard for esthetic elegance with tinted and non-tinted formulas for use on virtually all skin types and tones. Our name reflects our commitment: TiZO = Titanium dioxide + Zinc Oxides. All TiZO products are reef-friendly and 100 percent free of chemical sunscreens, dyes, fragrances, gluten, phthalates, and parabens. TiZO Photoceutical Skincare is the perfect partner to our sunscreens in the fight against photoaging. These silky, elegant products address tone, texture, and hydration while helping to prevent further damage. From our flagship TiZO3 Primer/Sunscreen SPF 40 to our gentle Ultra Zinc formulations to our new Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum with Bakuchiol, TiZO has the ideal selection of products to protect, repair, and revitalize skin. Website: https://tizoskin.com/ Facebook: @tizoskin Pinterest: @tizoskin Instagram: @tizoskin YouTube: @tizoskin     About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
5/31/202322 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 188 – Treating Psychologically Stressed Skin

From stress rash to stress acne to stress-induced aging, the clinical impacts of stress on the skin are wide-ranging. And while stress leads to skin conditions, skin conditions also lead to stress. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella talk about the clinical signs of psychologically stressed skin and the best ingredients for when the skin goes mental. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     DiamondTome You shed 30-40,000 skin cells every minute—but dead skin still builds up without regular exfoliation. We can help! We’re DiamondTome, the exfoliation experts. Our professional diamond-tip face and body wands treat the entire body, head to toe. From rejuvenating facials to luxurious body treatments, give your clients smooth, touchable skin year-round. And since no exfoliating treatment is complete without sun protection, we’re giving away a DTProtect SPF 30 to the first 10 people who call us at 1-866-325-8247. Experience the DiamondTome difference, learn more at diamondtome.com!   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   TiZO Mineral sunscreens set the standard for esthetic elegance with tinted and non-tinted formulas for use on virtually all skin types and tones. Our name reflects our commitment: TiZO = Titanium dioxide + Zinc Oxides. All TiZO products are reef-friendly and 100 percent free of chemical sunscreens, dyes, fragrances, gluten, phthalates, and parabens. TiZO Photoceutical Skincare is the perfect partner to our sunscreens in the fight against photoaging. These silky, elegant products address tone, texture, and hydration while helping to prevent further damage. From our flagship TiZO3 Primer/Sunscreen SPF 40 to our gentle Ultra Zinc formulations to our new Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum with Bakuchiol, TiZO has the ideal selection of products to protect, repair, and revitalize skin. Website: https://tizoskin.com/ Facebook: @tizoskin Pinterest: @tizoskin Instagram: @tizoskin YouTube: @tizoskin   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
5/24/202315 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep 187 – Business Building for Estheticians

Whether you are a recent graduate starting your esthetics journey or have been practicing for years, we can all use tips and tricks to get ahead in business. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, we sit down with Shauna Blanch, COO and founder of Color Up Skin Care, and Ashley Deckard, owner of a. d. esthetics and assistant director of education at Color Up, to hear their pro tips for boosting business. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     DiamondTome You shed 30-40,000 skin cells every minute—but dead skin still builds up without regular exfoliation. We can help! We’re DiamondTome, the exfoliation experts. Our professional diamond-tip face and body wands treat the entire body, head to toe. From rejuvenating facials to luxurious body treatments, give your clients smooth, touchable skin year-round. And since no exfoliating treatment is complete without sun protection, we’re giving away a DTProtect SPF 30 to the first 10 people who call us at 1-866-325-8247. Experience the DiamondTome difference, learn more at diamondtome.com!   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   TiZO Mineral sunscreens set the standard for esthetic elegance with tinted and non-tinted formulas for use on virtually all skin types and tones. Our name reflects our commitment: TiZO = Titanium dioxide + Zinc Oxides. All TiZO products are reef-friendly and 100 percent free of chemical sunscreens, dyes, fragrances, gluten, phthalates, and parabens. TiZO Photoceutical Skincare is the perfect partner to our sunscreens in the fight against photoaging. These silky, elegant products address tone, texture, and hydration while helping to prevent further damage. From our flagship TiZO3 Primer/Sunscreen SPF 40 to our gentle Ultra Zinc formulations to our new Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum with Bakuchiol, TiZO has the ideal selection of products to protect, repair, and revitalize skin. Website: https://tizoskin.com/ Facebook: @tizoskin Pinterest: @tizoskin Instagram: @tizoskin YouTube: @tizoskin     About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
5/17/202318 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep 186 – What Are Your Thoughts On . . .

The esthetics industry is broad, with many areas of interest. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella discuss a variety of trending topics. Tune in as they discuss their thoughts on tattooed freckles, a new neurotoxin competitor with reportedly longer-lasting results, epidermal growth factors, and mega eyelash extension fails. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     DiamondTome You shed 30-40,000 skin cells every minute—but dead skin still builds up without regular exfoliation. We can help! We’re DiamondTome, the exfoliation experts. Our professional diamond-tip face and body wands treat the entire body, head to toe. From rejuvenating facials to luxurious body treatments, give your clients smooth, touchable skin year-round. And since no exfoliating treatment is complete without sun protection, we’re giving away a DTProtect SPF 30 to the first 10 people who call us at 1-866-325-8247. Experience the DiamondTome difference, learn more at diamondtome.com!   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   TiZO Mineral sunscreens set the standard for esthetic elegance with tinted and non-tinted formulas for use on virtually all skin types and tones. Our name reflects our commitment: TiZO = Titanium dioxide + Zinc Oxides. All TiZO products are reef-friendly and 100 percent free of chemical sunscreens, dyes, fragrances, gluten, phthalates, and parabens. TiZO Photoceutical Skincare is the perfect partner to our sunscreens in the fight against photoaging. These silky, elegant products address tone, texture, and hydration while helping to prevent further damage. From our flagship TiZO3 Primer/Sunscreen SPF 40 to our gentle Ultra Zinc formulations to our new Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum with Bakuchiol, TiZO has the ideal selection of products to protect, repair, and revitalize skin.   Website: https://tizoskin.com/ Facebook: @tizoskin Pinterest: @tizoskin Instagram: @tizoskin YouTube: @tizoskin   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
5/10/202318 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 185 – The Rogue Pharmacist: The 1% Rule—Understanding Ingredient Labels

The 1 percent rule, sometimes called the 1 percent line, indicates the line on an ingredient deck after which all ingredients are in concentrations of 1 percent or less. It’s important to understand where this line is drawn when looking for hero ingredients like vitamin C in a cosmetic. Listen in as Ben Fuchs explains the 1 percent rule, the ingredients to watch out for, and whether your skin or cosmetics really benefit from these small concentrations. Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines.   Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsors: LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments  
5/5/202313 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 184 – Wolverine has Skin Cancer

Celebrities have a huge impact on our culture. They drive trends, influence fashions, and can even inspire insightful thoughts. Actor Hugh Jackman recently created a buzz, not for announcing his upcoming role as Wolverine in “Deadpool 3,” but for the attention he called to basal cell carcinoma awareness. “The Greatest Showman” actor has revealed he had a cancerous growth removed from his nose, inspiring a conversation on this most common form of skin cancer. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella discuss basal cell carcinoma, ways to recognize it, and ways to help prevent it. Tune in to hear how one celebrity’s announcement can help strengthen the argument for daily SPF protection. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     DiamondTome You shed 30-40,000 skin cells every minute—but dead skin still builds up without regular exfoliation. We can help! We’re DiamondTome, the exfoliation experts. Our professional diamond-tip face and body wands treat the entire body, head to toe. From rejuvenating facials to luxurious body treatments, give your clients smooth, touchable skin year-round. And since no exfoliating treatment is complete without sun protection, we’re giving away a DTProtect SPF 30 to the first 10 people who call us at 1-866-325-8247. Experience the DiamondTome difference, learn more at diamondtome.com!   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   TiZO Mineral sunscreens set the standard for esthetic elegance with tinted and non-tinted formulas for use on virtually all skin types and tones. Our name reflects our commitment: TiZO = Titanium dioxide + Zinc Oxides. All TiZO products are reef-friendly and 100 percent free of chemical sunscreens, dyes, fragrances, gluten, phthalates, and parabens. TiZO Photoceutical Skincare is the perfect partner to our sunscreens in the fight against photoaging. These silky, elegant products address tone, texture, and hydration while helping to prevent further damage. From our flagship TiZO3 Primer/Sunscreen SPF 40 to our gentle Ultra Zinc formulations to our new Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum with Bakuchiol, TiZO has the ideal selection of products to protect, repair, and revitalize skin.   Website: https://tizoskin.com/ Facebook: @tizoskin Pinterest: @tizoskin Instagram: @tizoskin YouTube: @tizoskin   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
5/3/202320 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 183 – How to Build Your Backbar

A quality, professional backbar line is fundamental to the success of your esthetics business. If your products don’t perform or meet the demands of your clients, they may not rebook. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Ella and Maggie share some of their experiences from business ownership and discuss what you should consider when choosing a backbar line. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     DiamondTome You shed 30-40,000 skin cells every minute—but dead skin still builds up without regular exfoliation. We can help! We’re DiamondTome, the exfoliation experts. Our professional diamond-tip face and body wands treat the entire body, head to toe. From rejuvenating facials to luxurious body treatments, give your clients smooth, touchable skin year-round. And since no exfoliating treatment is complete without sun protection, we’re giving away a DTProtect SPF 30 to the first 10 people who call us at 1-866-325-8247. Experience the DiamondTome difference, learn more at diamondtome.com!   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
4/26/202319 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 182 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Best Retinol Alternatives and Why You Should Use Them

Few ingredients are as loved by estheticians as retinol. It can increase cell turnover, target acne, and help with pigmentation. But retinol isn’t for everyone. In this episode of the Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, we explore trending retinol alternatives and what makes them great. Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsors:   LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments  
4/21/202316 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 181 – The Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system is a relatively new discovery and plays a vital role in skin health. CBD skin care is key to activating cannabinoid receptors, which help achieve benefits in the skin. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, we sit down with Shauna Blanch, COO and Founder of Color Up skin care, and Ashley Deckard, the Assistant Director of Education, to find out what estheticians need to know about the endocannabinoid system. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     DiamondTome You shed 30-40,000 skin cells every minute—but dead skin still builds up without regular exfoliation. We can help! We’re DiamondTome, the exfoliation experts. Our professional diamond-tip face and body wands treat the entire body, head to toe. From rejuvenating facials to luxurious body treatments, give your clients smooth, touchable skin year-round. And since no exfoliating treatment is complete without sun protection, we’re giving away a DTProtect SPF 30 to the first 10 people who call us at 1-866-325-8247. Experience the DiamondTome difference, learn more at diamondtome.com!   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
4/19/202314 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 180 - What’s New in Medical Esthetics

The world of medical esthetics is broad, trendy, and influential. From dissolving dermal fillers to acutane alternatives to new medication, in this episode of ASCP Esty Talk we explore many new and exciting advancements. Tune in to listen to Maggie and Ella discuss some of the most recent developments in the medical esthetics landscape.  ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments   DiamondTome You shed 30-40,000 skin cells every minute—but dead skin still builds up without regular exfoliation. We can help! We’re DiamondTome, the exfoliation experts. Our professional diamond-tip face and body wands treat the entire body, head to toe. From rejuvenating facials to luxurious body treatments, give your clients smooth, touchable skin year-round. And since no exfoliating treatment is complete without sun protection, we’re giving away a DTProtect SPF 30 to the first 10 people who call us at 1-866-325-8247. Experience the DiamondTome difference, learn more at diamondtome.com!   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
4/12/202325 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 179 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Fungi Superheroes

Whether applied topically or consumed internally, mushrooms have amazing skin health benefits—with the ability to boost hydration, stimulate collagen, lighten pigmentation, and reduce skin sensitivities. In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist with Ben Fuchs, we discuss the benefit of mushrooms in skin care. Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor: LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments  
4/7/202316 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep 178 - Meet Jen Anderson, ASCP Skin Deep Magazine Editor

ASCP Skin Deep magazine is the esthetician’s premier source for the latest trends, techniques, products, and industry news. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Ella and Maggie sit down with Skin Deep Editor Jen Anderson to find out what it’s like to be a beauty editor and to discuss everything that goes into planning and editing each edition of ASCP Skin Deep. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments    Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
4/5/202317 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 177 – What the Deck: Reading Labels with a Grain of Salt

A new cultural norm is reading labels, scanning for potentially malicious ingredients, deciphering if a product has passed the test of “good-for-you” or not. In this episode of Esty Talk, we discuss the importance each ingredient has on the entire formulation and clarify a few misunderstood ingredients. Accurately examining an IL means looking closely at ingredients AND the order in which they are listed.  Want to know what chocolate cake and an ingredient deck have in common, tune in to find out! ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.      Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com      Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments      Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments      Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments   Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science.  For over 30 years, we have looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products.  World-class biochemists and CEO Shannon Esau are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin.  No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care.   FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare   IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/   web: https://rhondaallison.com/ https://ra.skin/   blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
3/29/202325 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 176 – The Rogue Pharmacist: The Power of Adaptogens

As the name implies, adaptogens help the skin adapt. Like many other ingredients, adaptogens, an industry buzzword, are known to reduce stress, target oxidation, and even increase blood flow. On this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist, Benjamin Knight Fuchs, RPh, discusses what adaptogens are and why estheticians should know all about them.  Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines.   Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsors:   The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com      Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments      Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments      Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments    
3/24/202316 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 175 – Self-care for Estheticians

Estheticians are notoriously good at caring for others but neglecting our own self-care. If estheticians aren’t mindful of our wants, needs, and self-care, we burn out, hit a wall, and aren’t there for our clients. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella discuss their self-care habits and rituals as well as the importance of daily personal check-ins. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.      Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com      Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments      Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments      Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science.  For over 30 years, we have looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products.  World-class biochemists and CEO Shannon Esau are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin.  No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care.   FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare   IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/   web: https://rhondaallison.com/ https://ra.skin/   blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/     About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
3/22/202315 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 174 – MoCRA Explained – Understanding the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022

On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MoCRA). This reform brings more regulation to a cosmetics industry that has faced scrutiny for decades. It’s also the first update to FDA authority over cosmetics since 1938. In this ASCP Esty Talk episode, Ella and Maggie highlight what you should know about MoCRA and what’s next for the beauty industry. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments     Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science.  For over 30 years, we have looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products.  World-class biochemists and CEO Shannon Esau are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin.  No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care.   FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare   IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/   web: https://rhondaallison.com/   blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/     About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
3/15/202319 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 173 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Colostrum—Is It the Key to a Healthy Skin Barrier?

Shown to improve the skin’s elasticity, help with sensitivities, and rid the skin of irritation, colostrum could be the wonder ingredient your skin is missing. Some people may wrinkle their nose at the thought of colostrum in skin care, but it’s a trending ingredient for many reasons. In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, RPh, Fuchs shares what estheticians need to know.   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines.   Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor:   LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com      Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments      Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments      Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments  
3/10/202311 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 172 – Blurred Lines: Where Modern Convenience Interferes with Professional Esthetics

With the new standard of free two-day shipping, the world has opened to reveal a bounty of “things” available to consumers. We can find just about anything we think we need, and even more that we absolutely don’t. This rings true in the beauty industry with products that make us prettier and devices that could cause damage. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Ella and Maggie examine the blurred lines between products that make us feel independent and those that could give the professional industry a bad rap. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments    Rhonda Allison Skincare recognizes that every person’s skin is unique—we have beautiful skin down to a science.  For over 30 years, we have looked to nature for inspiration, blending the best active, quality-driven, natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create superior products.  World-class biochemists and CEO Shannon Esau are in constant research to uncover the latest scientific advancements and next-generation ingredients to give you time-tested, proven ingredients that will transform the condition of your skin.  No matter what your skin care needs may be, we have a skin care line that will meet those needs with quality products proudly free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, and parabens. Everything you want in skin care.   FB: https://www.facebook.com/raskincare   IG: https://www.instagram.com/rhondaallison/   web: https://rhondaallison.com/   blog: https://ra.skin/blogs/news   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
3/8/202318 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep 171 – Banish Burnout and Navigate Your Way to your Dream Career

The skin care industry is fiercely competitive, and navigating the ins and outs of client management, business ownership, and maintaining a work-life balance while achieving important goals can be challenging. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Ella and Maggie review an article touting the reasons one esthetician decided the beauty industry was not for her. Tune in to see if any of her reasons resonate (or don’t) with your experience as an esthetic professional and what she could have done to rise above and banish burnout. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
3/1/202322 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep 170 – The Rogue Pharmacist: ATP—The Energizing Source for Enhancing Skin’s Metabolism

When we think of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), we usually think of cell energy. But this year, ATP is trending for a different reason. It’s the latest buzz-worthy ingredient for its ability to anti-age. In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, RPh, we talk about what ATP is, how to boost it in the skin, and why this ingredient is an all-star.   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines.   Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsors:   LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE   All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com      Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments      Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments      Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments    
2/24/202316 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 169 – The History of Blood

The idea that blood contains the power to preserve youth and beauty can be observed throughout the course of history. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella share both ancient and modern concepts of blood as an aid to skin care—from bloodletting to vampire facials with platelet rich plasma (PRP), as well as the dangers of a trending use of blood in skin care.    ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.    Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com    Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments    Private Facebook Pro Group: www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
2/22/202312 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 168 – Alternative Acids: Thinking beyond the Basics

AHAs and BHAs, both amazing skin exfoliants, offer a lot of options, like glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acids. But these are just the basics, and in the world of cell turnover, there is so much more to choose from. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella discuss what makes an acid an AHA and a BHA, plus they explore some not-so-basic options. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors All Truth Treatment Systems products have one thing in common—they work! Our products are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients that make a difference to your skin. No fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils, or fragrances. Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and use proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for the most discerning physicians and patients.      Website: www.TruthTreatmentsPro.com      Facebook: www.facebook.com/truthtreatments      Private Facebook Pro Group:  www.facebook.com/groups/truthtreatments      Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/truth.treatments   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
2/15/202315 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep 167 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Melatonin for Skin Health

Melatonin, the hormone that’s known for helping the body’s sleep cycle, is trending for its ability to rejuvenate the skin. In today’s episode of The Rogue Pharmacist, we talk with co-host Benjamin Knight Fuchs, RPh, about the effects of melatonin, its applications, and what we can expect from using this amazing, and sometimes overlooked, hormone.   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines.   Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor:   LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE  
2/10/202313 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep 166 – Exosomes and the Messages They Send

Exosomes are quickly becoming a popular clinical therapy and topical ingredient in the medical esthetics market. But, what are they and how do they work? Join Ella and Maggie in this edition of ASCP Esty Talk as they discuss these efficient messenger cells and investigate where they come from and how they are incorporated in esthetic treatments.  ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
2/8/202314 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 165 – Upcycled Beauty

We’ve seen the clean beauty movement explode in recent years, and one trend emerging from this movement is upcycling. It’s a trend that’s likely here to stay, and many companies have jumped on the bandwagon. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Ella and Maggie discuss what upcycling is, its benefits and limitations, and how this impacts product usage in the treatment room.   Want more about upcycling and sustainable beauty? Check out the article “What Sustainable Beauty Means for You and Your Business” in the autumn 2022 issue of ASCP Skin Deep magazine. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
2/1/202316 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 164 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Your Beauty Guide to Vitamin B

Niacin, niacinamide, or just plain vitamin B is trending in the beauty industry as a skin-friendly supplement as well as a topical ingredient to boost skin health. While often touted as beneficial for acne, in this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist, Benjamin Knight Fuchs, RPh, tells us what else estheticians should know about niacinamide’s health benefits.  Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines.   Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor:   LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE  
1/27/202315 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep 163 – Body Care is Skin Care

We are all familiar with the beauty declaration, “Skin care is self-care.” But what about body care? The skin care industry has seen a body care surge partly due to the rise in body contouring treatments but also due to social media. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Ella and Maggie talk about the common skin conditions affecting the body and the body-conscious shift in the industry. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
1/25/202315 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep 162 – Beyond Fitzpatrick Typing

The industry gold standard of measuring hyperpigmentation potential has been the Fitzpatrick Skin Phototype. Originally intended as a purely visible assessment of eye color and skin tone, it is now easily intermingled in skin care professional vocabulary. However, there are many other scales, some potentially more deductive and useful. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Ella and Maggie explore skin phototyping beyond just the basic (and potentially antiquated) Fitzpatrick Scale. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare  
1/18/202317 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep 160 – 2023 Emerging Skin Care Trends

From new trends to old favorites, “skin-fluencers” of 2023 are expecting to see a renewed focus on barrier repair, gentle, supporting ingredients, and a continued minimalist approach to skin health. In today’s episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Ella and Maggie discuss some of the more obscure skin care trends and ingredients we can expect to see in 2023.  ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
1/11/202314 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep 159 - Auld Lang Syne – Looking back at 2022

2022 was an incredibly productive year for ASCP Esty Talk. We covered many topics, from technology to wax-idents. In this episode, Ella and Maggie recap the year and discuss their favorite episodes, which old acquaintances should be forgot, and what they’d like to carry forward from auld lang syne. ASCP Esty Talk with hosts Ella Cressman and Maggie Staszcuk   Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast, hosted by licensed estheticians, Ella Cressman, ASCP Skin Deep Magazine contributor and Maggie Staszcuk, ASCP Education Specialist. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire.   About Ella Cressman:   Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, ingredient junkie and esthetic cheerleader! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several successful skin care brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ella-cressman-62aa46a   About Maggie Staszcuk:   Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry, and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Cosmetology Education Manager.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors   Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare  
1/4/202320 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep 158 - What the Deck – Ingredient Trends of 2022

Skin care ingredients are trendy, trusted, or both. In this episode of Esty Talk, Ella and Maggie discuss what sparked excitement this past year, what continues to make most “must-have” lists and others that just missed the mark. Join Ella and Maggie as they discuss 2022 favorite ingredients, what they do within the skin and how they are used in formulations. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
12/14/202215 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 157 - There’s a Fungus Among Us: Is it Acne or Something Else?

Acne can be challenging not just for the client, but also for the esthetician. Affecting up to 50 million Americans annually, it is the most common skin condition in the US. But did you know there are many types of acne as well as acne-like conditions? In today’s episode of ASCP Esty Talk, we break down the basics and address one of the leading acne healing trends on TikTok.  ASCP Esty Talk with hosts Ella Cressman and Maggie Staszcuk   Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast, hosted by licensed estheticians, Ella Cressman, ASCP Skin Deep magazine contributor, and Maggie Staszcuk, ASCP Education Specialist. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire.   About Ella Cressman:   Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, ingredient junkie and esthetic cheerleader! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several successful skin care brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ella-cressman-62aa46a   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry, and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Cosmetology Education Manager.  Connect with Maggie Staszcuk: P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636 E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsor Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational     About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
12/7/202211 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep 156 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Worried About Blue Light? What you Should Know

Although blue light is often used to target acne bacteria, recent research suggests blue light from electronic devices may lead to changes in skin cells. Pigmentation, redness, and wrinkles may all be an indication of overexposure. In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, RPh, we take a closer look and get Ben’s perspective on protection from this high energy visible light.  Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines.   Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor:   LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE  
12/2/202214 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 155 - Mailbag: Inspired by Beauty

From helping others look and feel their best, to the power of touch, to bringing hope to clients, the skin care industry is never short on reasons why you love being an esthetician. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, we hope to inspire you by sharing all the love and passion we have for the esthetics industry. ASCP Esty Talk with hosts Ella Cressman and Maggie Staszcuk   Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast, hosted by licensed estheticians, Ella Cressman, ASCP Skin Deep magazine contributor, and Maggie Staszcuk, ASCP Education Specialist. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire.   About Ella Cressman:   Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, ingredient junkie and esthetic cheerleader! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several successful skin care brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ella-cressman-62aa46a   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry, and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Cosmetology Education Manager.  Connect with Maggie Staszcuk: P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636 E [email protected] or [email protected] About our Sponsors Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Face Reality Skincare Acne is one of the most common skin conditions across all ages, and with countless one-size-fits-all products that don’t work, people with acne are in desperate need of trained Acne Experts to help them get long-term results. Face Reality Skincare, 3-time winner of Best Acne Line in ASCP’s Skin Deep Reader’s Choice Awards, offers estheticians the most comprehensive online acne training available to learn how to identify and treat even the most stubborn acne cases using Face Reality’s holistic treatment protocol. Once you become a Certified Acne Expert, you’ll unlock access to continued education, protocol support, marketing, and helpful tools to grow your business. Whether you have clients dealing with occasional breakouts or severe acne, Face Reality has a game plan for you.    Website: Pros.facerealityskincare.com    Instagram: @facerealityskincare    About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
11/30/202217 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 154 – True Crime: Esthetics Scams and Scandals

They’re out there. You’ve heard about them. Hopefully you’ve never experienced them! In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Ella and Maggie look at a few industry scams and a scandal to raise awareness so you never fall victim to these malefic shenanigans. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire.   About Ella Cressman:   Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Acne is one of the most common skin conditions across all ages, and with countless one-size-fits-all products that don’t work, people with acne are in desperate need of trained Acne Experts to help them get long-term results. Face Reality Skincare, 3-time winner of Best Acne Line in ASCP’s Skin Deep Reader’s Choice Awards, offers estheticians the most comprehensive online acne training available to learn how to identify and treat even the most stubborn acne cases using Face Reality’s holistic treatment protocol. Once you become a Certified Acne Expert, you’ll unlock access to continued education, protocol support, marketing, and helpful tools to grow your business. Whether you have clients dealing with occasional breakouts or severe acne, Face Reality has a game plan for you.    Website: Pros.facerealityskincare.com    Instagram: @facerealityskincare      About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
11/16/202223 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep 153 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Pre, Pro, and Postbiotic Skin Care

Pre, pro, and postbiotics have become increasingly trendy, not just for gut health but also for the health of the skin. They are said to increase the skin microbiome, increase hydration, reduce redness, and even repair the skin. But do they really have a clinical impact? In this episode of the Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, we explore biotic skin care, what biotics are, and their potential. Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor:   LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE  
11/11/202218 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 152 – Get up! Show up! Secrets of Successful People

What do successful people do? They get up, and they show up! In this inspirational episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Lauren Snow joins Ella and Maggie to discuss unwavering habits of successful people and navigating past metaphoric pitfalls and booby traps. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Acne is one of the most common skin conditions across all ages, and with countless one-size-fits-all products that don’t work, people with acne are in desperate need of trained Acne Experts to help them get long-term results. Face Reality Skincare, 3-time winner of Best Acne Line in ASCP’s Skin Deep Reader’s Choice Awards, offers estheticians the most comprehensive online acne training available to learn how to identify and treat even the most stubborn acne cases using Face Reality’s holistic treatment protocol. Once you become a Certified Acne Expert, you’ll unlock access to continued education, protocol support, marketing, and helpful tools to grow your business. Whether you have clients dealing with occasional breakouts or severe acne, Face Reality has a game plan for you.    Website: Pros.facerealityskincare.com    Instagram: @facerealityskincare      About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
11/9/202221 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 151 – Brass TAX, Especially for the Esthetics Industry

What’s the difference between an employee status and an independent contractor? Should I contribute to my retirement pre-tax or post-tax? In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Ella and Maggie are joined by Kevin Leary who will help answer those burning questions, plus we explore other insightful topics relating to the personal business of esthetics. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Acne is one of the most common skin conditions across all ages, and with countless one-size-fits-all products that don’t work, people with acne are in desperate need of trained Acne Experts to help them get long-term results. Face Reality Skincare, 3-time winner of Best Acne Line in ASCP’s Skin Deep Reader’s Choice Awards, offers estheticians the most comprehensive online acne training available to learn how to identify and treat even the most stubborn acne cases using Face Reality’s holistic treatment protocol. Once you become a Certified Acne Expert, you’ll unlock access to continued education, protocol support, marketing, and helpful tools to grow your business. Whether you have clients dealing with occasional breakouts or severe acne, Face Reality has a game plan for you.    Website: Pros.facerealityskincare.com    Instagram: @facerealityskincare      About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
11/2/202225 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 150 - Foods That Affect Your Face

As estheticians, we know nutrition plays an important role in the health and maintenance of the skin and keeping skin supple and bouncy gets harder as we age. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, we dive into some of the foods that are ruining your client’s skin as well as the role estheticians play when it comes to nutritional counseling. ASCP Esty Talk with hosts Ella Cressman and Maggie Staszcuk   Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast, hosted by licensed estheticians Ella Cressman, ASCP Skin Deep Magazine contributor, and Maggie Staszcuk, ASCP Education Specialist. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire.   About Ella Cressman:   Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, ingredient junkie and esthetic cheerleader! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several successful skin care brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ella-cressman-62aa46a   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry, and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Cosmetology Education Manager.  Connect with Maggie Staszcuk:   P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Acne is one of the most common skin conditions across all ages, and with countless one-size-fits-all products that don’t work, people with acne are in desperate need of trained Acne Experts to help them get long-term results. Face Reality Skincare, 3-time winner of Best Acne Line in ASCP’s Skin Deep Reader’s Choice Awards, offers estheticians the most comprehensive online acne training available to learn how to identify and treat even the most stubborn acne cases using Face Reality’s holistic treatment protocol. Once you become a Certified Acne Expert, you’ll unlock access to continued education, protocol support, marketing, and helpful tools to grow your business. Whether you have clients dealing with occasional breakouts or severe acne, Face Reality has a game plan for you.  Website: Pros.facerealityskincare.com  Instagram: @facerealityskincare    About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare  
10/26/202217 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 149 - Private Label, White Label and Wholesale: What’s the Difference?

The spending category of beauty has historically seen small to large increases during recessions. In fact, skin care is at the top of the list of recession proof businesses. With that in mind, what an excellent opportunity to examine a few different types of product retail options. Ella and Maggie explore the difference between private label, white label and traditional wholesale options. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Acne is one of the most common skin conditions across all ages, and with countless one-size-fits-all products that don’t work, people with acne are in desperate need of trained Acne Experts to help them get long-term results. Face Reality Skincare, 3-time winner of Best Acne Line in ASCP’s Skin Deep Reader’s Choice Awards, offers estheticians the most comprehensive online acne training available to learn how to identify and treat even the most stubborn acne cases using Face Reality’s holistic treatment protocol. Once you become a Certified Acne Expert, you’ll unlock access to continued education, protocol support, marketing, and helpful tools to grow your business. Whether you have clients dealing with occasional breakouts or severe acne, Face Reality has a game plan for you.    Website: Pros.facerealityskincare.com    Instagram: @facerealityskincare      About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
10/19/202216 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 148 - The Rogue Pharmacist - Three Ingredients to Younger, Healthy Skin

Do you often get asked, “What skin care regimen should I use?” “Is this a good product?” “What ingredients are best for anti-aging?” With so many trending ingredients and treatments on the market it can be hard to sift through all the options. If only there was a magic pill for fine lines, pigmentation, and loss of elasticity. In this episode of the Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, we go back to basics and discuss Ben’s favorite three ingredients for younger, healthy skin. Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, RPh. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science.  About Benjamin Knight Fuchs, RPh:   Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines.  Connect with Ben Fuchs:   Website: www.brightsideben.com   Phone: 844-236-6010   Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/   About Our Sponsor: LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE    
10/14/202219 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 147 - Client Focused, Business Forward with Chinwe Onyeagoro

Are you using app technology for client scheduling and credit card processing? PocketSuite, a client-service smartphone app for service professionals, can help with that, increasing earnings for businesses an average of 30%. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie talks with Chinwe Onyeagoro, the CEO and Co-Founder of PocketSuite, about how the app can help estheticians elevate their practice. ASCP Esty Talk with hosts Ella Cressman and Maggie Staszcuk   Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast, hosted by licensed estheticians, Ella Cressman, ASCP Skin Deep Magazine contributor and Maggie Staszcuk, ASCP Education Specialist. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, ingredient junkie and esthetic cheerleader! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several successful skin care brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ella-cressman-62aa46a   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry, and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Cosmetology Education Manager.  Connect with Maggie Staszcuk:   P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Acne is one of the most common skin conditions across all ages, and with countless one-size-fits-all products that don’t work, people with acne are in desperate need of trained Acne Experts to help them get long-term results. Face Reality Skincare, 3-time winner of Best Acne Line in ASCP’s Skin Deep Reader’s Choice Awards, offers estheticians the most comprehensive online acne training available to learn how to identify and treat even the most stubborn acne cases using Face Reality’s holistic treatment protocol. Once you become a Certified Acne Expert, you’ll unlock access to continued education, protocol support, marketing, and helpful tools to grow your business. Whether you have clients dealing with occasional breakouts or severe acne, Face Reality has a game plan for you.    Website: Pros.facerealityskincare.com    Instagram: @facerealityskincare    About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
10/12/202214 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 146 – Percentage, pH, and Everything Else

It’s a long-held debate in the esthetics industry: Does percentage or pH determine the strength of chemical peels? In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Ella and Maggie debunk some common myths and discuss other determining factors in the strength of chemical peels and how skin-peeling treatments affect the skin. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Acne is one of the most common skin conditions across all ages, and with countless one-size-fits-all products that don’t work, people with acne are in desperate need of trained Acne Experts to help them get long-term results. Face Reality Skincare, 3-time winner of Best Acne Line in ASCP’s Skin Deep Reader’s Choice Awards, offers estheticians the most comprehensive online acne training available to learn how to identify and treat even the most stubborn acne cases using Face Reality’s holistic treatment protocol. Once you become a Certified Acne Expert, you’ll unlock access to continued education, protocol support, marketing, and helpful tools to grow your business. Whether you have clients dealing with occasional breakouts or severe acne, Face Reality has a game plan for you.  Website: Pros.facerealityskincare.com  Instagram: @facerealityskincare      About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
10/5/202219 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 145 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Melasma is More than Skin Deep

Melasma is a common but often misunderstood skin problem. Traditionally associated with hormones, it’s also referred to as “pregnancy mask,” although a simple Google search pulls up varying definitions, causes, and treatments. In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, we discuss melasma’s cause and prevention, melanin formation, and external factors affecting its treatment. Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor:   LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE  
9/30/202220 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 144 – What the Deck? Trick or Treat Ingredients

Sure, we read ingredient decks all day long. But do we always know what we are looking for, or looking at? The “What the Deck” Series will review I.L.s to decipher what the heck these ingredients are, what they do and how they work in formulations. In this first episode of the series, we examine ingredients that hide in the I.L. and decide if they trick or treat the skin. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Acne is one of the most common skin conditions across all ages, and with countless one-size-fits-all products that don’t work, people with acne are in desperate need of trained Acne Experts to help them get long-term results. Face Reality Skincare, 3-time winner of Best Acne Line in ASCP’s Skin Deep Reader’s Choice Awards, offers estheticians the most comprehensive online acne training available to learn how to identify and treat even the most stubborn acne cases using Face Reality’s holistic treatment protocol. Once you become a Certified Acne Expert, you’ll unlock access to continued education, protocol support, marketing, and helpful tools to grow your business. Whether you have clients dealing with occasional breakouts or severe acne, Face Reality has a game plan for you.    Website: Pros.facerealityskincare.com    Instagram: @facerealityskincare    About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
9/28/202223 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep 143 - Korean Beauty Explained

Snail mucin, glass skin, sheet masks, microneedling patches—these are just some of the K-Beauty trends to influence the esthetics industry. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella talk about the history of K-Beauty and discuss what makes K-Beauty so popular. ASCP Esty Talk with hosts Ella Cressman and Maggie Staszcuk   Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast, hosted by licensed estheticians Ella Cressman, ASCP Skin Deep magazine contributor, and Maggie Staszcuk, ASCP Education Specialist. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work, and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire.   About Ella Cressman:   Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, ingredient junkie and esthetic cheerleader! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several successful skin care brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ella-cressman-62aa46a   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry, and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Cosmetology Education Manager.  Connect with Maggie Staszcuk: P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636 E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors DMK Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Face Reality Acne is one of the most common skin conditions across all ages, and with countless one-size-fits-all products that don’t work, people with acne are in desperate need of trained Acne Experts to help them get long-term results. Face Reality Skincare, 3-time winner of Best Acne Line in ASCP’s Skin Deep Reader’s Choice Awards, offers estheticians the most comprehensive online acne training available to learn how to identify and treat even the most stubborn acne cases using Face Reality’s holistic treatment protocol. Once you become a Certified Acne Expert, you’ll unlock access to continued education, protocol support, marketing, and helpful tools to grow your business. Whether you have clients dealing with occasional breakouts or severe acne, Face Reality has a game plan for you.  Website: Pros.facerealityskincare.com  Instagram: @facerealityskincare    About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):  Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member. Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
9/21/202223 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 142 - Quenching Skin Thirst – Hyaluronic Acid and Humectants

The most well-known humectant is hyaluronic acid with its water-binding abilities. But did you know it can also boost collagen? And while hyaluronic acid and other humectants are considered the holy grail of hydration, they have the ability to dry out the skin when not used properly. In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, he discusses how humectants benefit the skin and how to use them properly. Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, RPh. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science.  About Benjamin Knight Fuchs, RPh:   Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines.  Connect with Ben Fuchs:   Website: www.brightsideben.com   Phone: 844-236-6010   Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/     About Our Sponsor: LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE  
9/16/202223 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 141 – Sweater Weather: Preparing for Seasons

It’s sweater weather! As the air turns crisp and the days get shorter, we enter a new season: Pumpkin Spice-Everything Season!!! It’s also Peel Season, and the dawn of Holiday Season, and Change Your Skin Care-Routine season. In this episode, we discuss how to prepare your skin and your business for seasonal success. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Acne is one of the most common skin conditions across all ages, and with countless one-size-fits-all products that don’t work, people with acne are in desperate need of trained Acne Experts to help them get long-term results. Face Reality Skincare, 3-time winner of Best Acne Line in ASCP’s Skin Deep Reader’s Choice Awards, offers estheticians the most comprehensive online acne training available to learn how to identify and treat even the most stubborn acne cases using Face Reality’s holistic treatment protocol. Once you become a Certified Acne Expert, you’ll unlock access to continued education, protocol support, marketing, and helpful tools to grow your business. Whether you have clients dealing with occasional breakouts or severe acne, Face Reality has a game plan for you.    Website: Pros.facerealityskincare.com    Instagram: @facerealityskincare    About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
9/14/202220 minutes
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Ep 140 – Say What? Setting the Record Straight

Let’s face it, in our profession there are many words that are a challenge to pronounce. Yet, some try anyway. In this episode of Esty Talk, we discuss commonly mis-pronounced words, along with overused phrases and widely accepted misconceptions. From salicylic acid to “but I want to peel, peel” and many things in-between. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors DMK Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   Face Reality Acne is one of the most common skin conditions across all ages, and with countless one-size-fits-all products that don’t work, people with acne are in desperate need of trained Acne Experts to help them get long-term results. Face Reality Skincare, 3-time winner of Best Acne Line in ASCP’s Skin Deep Reader’s Choice Awards, offers estheticians the most comprehensive online acne training available to learn how to identify and treat even the most stubborn acne cases using Face Reality’s holistic treatment protocol. Once you become a Certified Acne Expert, you’ll unlock access to continued education, protocol support, marketing and helpful tools to grow your business. Whether you have clients dealing with occasional breakouts or severe acne, Face Reality has a game plan for you.    Website: Pros.facerealityskincare.com    Instagram: @facerealityskincare      About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
9/7/202219 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep 139 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Fermented Skin Care

You may have heard of fermented foods like miso, kombucha, or kefir that have beneficial properties for the gut. But now, fermented ingredients are also making their way into skin care products and promise to work wonders for your skin. In this episode with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph, we discuss what fermented skin care is and whether it really does benefit the skin. The beauty industry encompasses businesses and services geared toward helping people look their best, but the industry is profoundly changing as people look past the surface to learn about systemic change and how to care for the skin from within. In this session, recorded live from the ASCP Skin Care School Forum, Ben discusses the future of skin health and designing the best you. This session also examines the link between good nutrition and healthy, glowing skin. Can we turn back the hands of time by adjusting our diet?   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science.   About Benjamin Knight Fuchs, RPh:   Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines.   Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor:   LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE  
9/2/202221 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 138 – Social Media, Self-Esteem, and Professional Esthetics

Do we even remember what real people naturally look like? For many of us, our daily routines include constant notifications and “come-hithers” from various social media platforms, where nearly everyone’s pictures are airbrushed or filtered. Their lives are posted, staged to reflect the good moments, the power-hour yoga pose on a rock in perfect sunsetting light. We have lip filler, cheek filler, tattooed eyebrows, lash extensions, and teeth whitening. A quick Google search of “social media and self-esteem” reveals numerous studies, articles, and opinions on the connection. But how does this affect our industry? Where does this show up in professional esthetics? In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella discuss these issues and how they relate to our industry. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting, clinically proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
8/31/202223 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 137 – Mailbag: “It’s Not Me, It’s You” – Breaking Up with Your Clients

Eager to build your business and generate revenue, breaking up is hard to do! Of course, not every client relationship is a good one. Join Maggie and Ella in this Mailbag episode of ASCP Esty Talk as they share your stories about the right time to fire your client.   ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
8/24/202216 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 136 – The Rogue Pharmacist: All About Hydroquinone

As controversial as it is effective, the bleaching agent hydroquinone is the most commonly used tyrosinase inhibitor. Often used in the treatment room to prep for advanced exfoliating treatments, it’s also recommended for post-inflammatory pigment and melasma. In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist, we sit down with Benjamin Knight Fuchs to discuss the effects of hydroquinone on melanin production and the dos and don’ts. Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor: LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE  
8/19/202221 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 135 – Skin Slugging and Skincare Fasting, Oh My!

First, we had glass skin, then we had glazed donut skin, and then we had skin slugging. We thought these were passing social media trends, until we heard “slug” as an actionable term in a professional setting. Now, we’re seeing the growing popularity of the skin-fasting trend, a polar-opposite approach. Tune in as Ella and Maggie discuss the differences, the similarities, and the professional potential of these social media-born practices. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare  
8/17/202220 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep 134 - Demand for Ingestible Skincare Is on the Rise

Here on Esty Talk, we’ve endlessly discussed healthy skin and wellness starting with eating whole foods, practicing mindfulness, and having a good gut microbiome. But one topic not discussed is ingestible skin care. That is, supplementation formulated to increase the health and well-being of the skin. On this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, we discuss what constitutes ingestible skin care and whether it provides more benefit than topical products. ASCP Esty Talk with hosts Ella Cressman and Maggie Staszcuk   Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast, hosted by licensed estheticians, Ella Cressman, ASCP Skin Deep Magazine contributor, and Maggie Staszcuk, ASCP Education Specialist. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work, and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire.   About Ella Cressman:   Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, ingredient junkie and esthetic cheerleader! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several successful skin care brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ella-cressman-62aa46a   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry, and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Cosmetology Education Manager.   Connect with Maggie:  P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636 E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of enzymatic treatments and home prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare  
8/10/202219 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 133 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Skin Care Microdosing – Thoughts from a Formulator

Microdosing, an emerging branch of skinimalism, focuses on lower concentrations of active ingredients and smaller doses in your skin care products. In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist with Ben Fuchs, Ben discusses his view on microdosing and how to get the most out of your skin care.   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines.   Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor:   LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE  
8/5/202224 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 132 – Welcome to Our Tech Talk: The Long-Term Plan for Virtual Esthetic Appointments

There is no questioning that the landscape of our industry has changed largely because of the influence of technology. With the limitations of in-person interactions, 2020 initiated a shift (or a shove) toward virtual socialization. We embraced Zoom meetings, oversaw virtual schooling, had virtual doctor visits. Now, many of those practices have become the norm. So, are virtual visits with an esthetician the latest industry advancement, or just a passing trend? ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast, hosted by licensed estheticians, Ella Cressman, ASCP Skin Deep Magazine contributor, and Maggie Staszcuk, ASCP Education Specialist. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work, and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare  
8/3/202220 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 131 - Mela-No-Ma’am!

Sun is the leading contributor for advanced aging and poses the greatest risk for skin cancer. That is what we have been taught, that is what we preach: “Sunscreen! Sunscreen! Sunscreen! It saves lives!”. However, a recent article published in June 2022 challenges the rise of melanoma diagnosis and its relationship to the sun. Listen in as Ella and Maggie discuss the article’s position on the Vitamin D deficiency epidemic, diagnostic drifts, and the opinion that sun exposure may be the key to fighting some cancers. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare
7/27/202219 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 130 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Alcohol and Skin Aging Effects

Dehydration, distended capillaries, inflammation, acne breakouts, chronic dry skin. These are just some of the effects alcohol can have on the skin, not to mention loss of vital vitamins and nutrients.  In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist with Ben Fuchs, we discuss the effects of alcohol and how to manage them both topically and internally.    Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines.   Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor:   LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE  
7/22/202223 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 129 - The Future of Facials: Challenging the European Standard

Christine Valmy, the pioneer of esthetics, is quoted as saying women in Europe would spend all their spare money on their skin while women in America would spend thousands on their evening gown and walk into a party with blackheads. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella discuss whether Americans and Europeans view skin care differently and what it is about the European Facial that makes it the most popular and common type of treatment. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsor Founded by botanical visionary Danné Montague-King, DMK is the World Leader in Paramedical Skin Revision™. Our revolutionary concept of REMOVE. REBUILD. PROTECT. MAINTAIN.® aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of Enzymatic Treatments and Home Prescriptives that encourage the skin to return to its most balanced and healthy state. For skin care professionals whose business depends on generating long-lasting clinically-proven results, DMK’s education-first approach has become essential. Hundreds of salons, spas, and even industry experts have recognized the effectiveness of the DMK concept, witnessed by thousands of people worldwide whose lives have been changed forever.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmkinternational/   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dmkinternational   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmkinternational     About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
7/20/202220 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 128 - Positioning Yourself as an Expert: 5 Quick Tips That Will Help You Get Recognized

Are you a licensed esthetician who wants to position yourself as an expert in your field? Do you want to raise awareness of your brand? Then this podcast is for you! Join Ella and Maggie as they discuss current “experts” and how to gain the similar exposure and success. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors Truth Treatment Systems, developed by Benjamin Knight Fuchs, registered pharmacist, nutritionist, skin care chemist, and star of the Rogue Pharmacist podcast series on ASCP Esty Talk, was founded with a scientific and holistic approach to skin care—always taking into consideration the mind, body, skin connection.   Benjamin Knight Fuchs has been developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons for 30+ years. He believes correcting the skin is about the health of the skin, which directly correlates to the overall health of the body. If you want the “Truth” on results-driven skin care, visit www.truthtreatmentspro.com or download the Truth360 app anywhere apps are found. Get instant access to continuing education from Benjamin Knight Fuchs and Truth Treatment Systems line of products.  ASCP members receive a $70 discount on the VIP PRO Level subscription on the Truth 360 app.  Only $29.95 per month for ASCP members! Log in to your ASCP account and sign up today. For more information on Truth Treatment Systems Products www.truthtreatmentspro.com ASCP Members: Truth360 App Discount   Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare
7/13/202224 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 127 – Gender Bending in a Traditional Industry

Once thought of as feminine, the practice of caring for one’s skin is now seen as self-care. With skincare companies and practitioners moving to gender neutral products, packaging, marketing, and services, we can expect a shift in verbiage and service menu offerings. In this episode, we discuss history, statistics, influencers, and all things related to gender bending in professional esthetics. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors:   Truth Treatment Systems, developed by Benjamin Knight Fuchs, registered pharmacist, nutritionist, skin care chemist, and star of the Rogue Pharmacist podcast series on ASCP Esty Talk, was founded with a scientific and holistic approach to skin care—always taking into consideration the mind, body, skin connection.   Benjamin Knight Fuchs has been developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons for 30+ years. He believes correcting the skin is about the health of the skin, which directly correlates to the overall health of the body. If you want the “Truth” on results-driven skin care, visit www.truthtreatmentspro.com or download the Truth360 app anywhere apps are found. Get instant access to continuing education from Benjamin Knight Fuchs and Truth Treatment Systems line of products.  ASCP members receive a $70 discount on the VIP PRO Level subscription on the Truth 360 app.  Only $29.95 per month for ASCP members! Log in to your ASCP account and sign up today. For more information on Truth Treatment Systems Products www.truthtreatmentspro.com ASCP Members: Truth360 App Discount   Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
6/29/202219 minutes, 27 seconds
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EP 126 - The Rogue Pharmacist - Live from the ASCP School Forum: Designing the Best You - Healthy Mind, Body, and Skin

The beauty industry encompasses businesses and services geared toward helping people look their best, but the industry is profoundly changing. People are looking past the surface to learn about systemic change and how to truly care for the skin from within. Recorded live from the ASCP Skin Care School Forum, Benjamin Knight Fuchs, RPh, discusses the future of skin health and designing the best you. This episode takes a closer look at the link between good nutrition and healthy, glowing skin. Can we turn back the hands of time just by adjusting our diet? Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor: LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE  
6/24/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep 125 - MythBusters: Skin Care Advice and the Internet

In a time where much of our advice comes from the internet, how does one navigate something as unique and personal as skin care advice? Many turn to online advisors or influencers without clarifying their qualifications. In this episode, we offer our own advice, busting 3 myths that you may not have considered in your search. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors:   Truth Treatment Systems, developed by Benjamin Knight Fuchs, registered pharmacist, nutritionist, skin care chemist, and star of the Rogue Pharmacist podcast series on ASCP Esty Talk, was founded with a scientific and holistic approach to skin care—always taking into consideration the mind, body, skin connection.   Benjamin Knight Fuchs has been developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons for 30+ years. He believes correcting the skin is about the health of the skin, which directly correlates to the overall health of the body. If you want the “Truth” on results-driven skin care, visit www.truthtreatmentspro.com or download the Truth360 app anywhere apps are found. Get instant access to continuing education from Benjamin Knight Fuchs and Truth Treatment Systems line of products.  ASCP members receive a $70 discount on the VIP PRO Level subscription on the Truth 360 app.  Only $29.95 per month for ASCP members! Log in to your ASCP account and sign up today. For more information on Truth Treatment Systems Products www.truthtreatmentspro.com ASCP Members: Truth360 App Discount   Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
6/22/202225 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 124 - Celebrating Men in Professional Esthetics

The esthetic industry has long held a tradition of female practitioners providing services to female patrons. In recent years, we have seen an increase in male clientele and a market shift targeted at men’s skin care. Now, we also notice an increase in professional male estheticians. In this episode we examine this change and celebrate both female and male professionals. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors Truth Treatment Systems, developed by Benjamin Knight Fuchs, registered pharmacist, nutritionist, skin care chemist, and star of the Rogue Pharmacist podcast series on ASCP Esty Talk, was founded with a scientific and holistic approach to skin care—always taking into consideration the mind, body, skin connection.   Benjamin Knight Fuchs has been developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons for 30+ years. He believes correcting the skin is about the health of the skin, which directly correlates to the overall health of the body. If you want the “Truth” on results-driven skin care, visit www.truthtreatmentspro.com or download the Truth360 app anywhere apps are found. Get instant access to continuing education from Benjamin Knight Fuchs and Truth Treatment Systems line of products.  ASCP members receive a $70 discount on the VIP PRO Level subscription on the Truth 360 app.  Only $29.95 per month for ASCP members! Log in to your ASCP account and sign up today. For more information on Truth Treatment Systems Products www.truthtreatmentspro.com ASCP Members: Truth360 App Discount   Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
6/15/202222 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 123 – The Rogue Pharmacist: Acne: Myths, Medicine, and Methods

It’s easy to fall for misinformation these days and while estheticians are well versed in acne, it’s your clients who may be falling for commons myths and home treatment methods. In this episode of the Rogue Pharmacist with Ben Fuchs, we discuss acne myths, medicine, and methods for treatment, and the real reason your clients have acne.  Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines. Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor:   LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE  
6/10/202223 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 122 - The Insider’s Guide to Tradeshows

Tradeshow season is back in full swing and whether you’ve been before or it’s your first time, trade shows are always good for business and worth the effort. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Ella speaks with Tracy Donley, Executive Director, about planning, finding events and classes suited to your needs, and the art of networking. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire. About Ella Cressman: Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors:   Truth Treatment Systems, developed by Benjamin Knight Fuchs, registered pharmacist, nutritionist, skin care chemist, and star of the Rogue Pharmacist podcast series on ASCP Esty Talk, was founded with a scientific and holistic approach to skin care—always taking into consideration the mind, body, skin connection.   Benjamin Knight Fuchs has been developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons for 30+ years. He believes correcting the skin is about the health of the skin, which directly correlates to the overall health of the body. If you want the “Truth” on results-driven skin care, visit www.truthtreatmentspro.com or download the Truth360 app anywhere apps are found. Get instant access to continuing education from Benjamin Knight Fuchs and Truth Treatment Systems line of products.  ASCP members receive a $70 discount on the VIP PRO Level subscription on the Truth 360 app.  Only $29.95 per month for ASCP members! Log in to your ASCP account and sign up today. For more information on Truth Treatment Systems Products www.truthtreatmentspro.com ASCP Members: Truth360 App Discount   Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare    
6/8/202225 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep 121 - Not So Pretty Ingredients

Consumer awareness of the beauty industry continues to shine lights on even the darkest shadows of our industry. Many documentary style exposes have been pivotal in initiating change. HBOs 4 part documentary “Not So Pretty” is an important piece for professionals to understand. Is our industry really this scary? In this episode we work through the emotional response and then discuss the facts. ASCP Esty Talk with hosts Ella Cressman and Maggie Staszcuk   Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast, hosted by licensed estheticians, Ella Cressman, ASCP Skin Deep Magazine contributor and Maggie Staszcuk, ASCP Education Specialist. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire.   About Ella Cressman:   Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, ingredient junkie and esthetic cheerleader! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several successful skin care brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ella-cressman-62aa46a   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry, and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Cosmetology Education Manager.   Connect with Maggie:  P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636 E [email protected] or [email protected] About our Sponsors: Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   Truth Treatment Systems, developed by Benjamin Knight Fuchs, registered pharmacist, nutritionist, skin care chemist, and star of the Rogue Pharmacist podcast series on ASCP Esty Talk, was founded with a scientific and holistic approach to skin care—always taking into consideration the mind, body, skin connection.    Benjamin Knight Fuchs has been developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons for 30+ years. He believes correcting the skin is about the health of the skin, which directly correlates to the overall health of the body. If you want the “Truth” on results-driven skin care, visit www.truthtreatmentspro.com or download the Truth360 app anywhere apps are found. Get instant access to continuing education from Benjamin Knight Fuchs and Truth Treatment Systems line of products.  ASCP members receive a $70 discount on the VIP PRO Level subscription on the Truth 360 app.  Only $29.95 per month for ASCP members! Log in to your ASCP account and sign up today. For more information on Truth Treatment Systems Products www.truthtreatmentspro.com ASCP Members: Truth360 App Discount www.ascpskincare.com/discounts.  You must be logged as an ASCP member to access the limited-time discount code FB: @truthtreatmentsPro   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare  
6/1/202222 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep 120 - The Rogue Pharmacist: Peptides - Fad or Function?

Not to be confused with proteins, peptides are amino acids that serve to slow the aging process and are a major buzzword in esthetics. In this episode of the Rogue Pharmacist with Ben Fuchs, we discuss what peptides really are and if they’re worth the hype.   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science. Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines.   Connect with Ben Fuchs:    Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/    About Our Sponsor:   LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE  
5/27/202225 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 119 – Makeup and Food Unite

Food is the hottest thing to hit beauty this season, and if your makeup palette smells and looks like your favorite breakfast cereal or a sweet doughnut, you’re on trend. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella discuss the cosmetic companies who have teamed up with seemingly unrelated brands and why these partnerships work. ASCP Esty Talk with hosts Ella Cressman and Maggie Staszcuk   Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by licensed estheticians Ella Cressman, ASCP Skin Deep Magazine contributor, and Maggie Staszcuk, ASCP Education Specialist. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire.   About Ella Cressman:   Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, ingredient junkie and esthetic cheerleader! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several successful skin care brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ella-cressman-62aa46a   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry, and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Cosmetology Education Manager.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors: Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare
5/25/202220 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 118 - The Skin Below the Collarbone: The Other 90%

The skin is our largest organ and one of the most complicated. It plays many roles in the maintenance of life and health and is often the first indication or sign of problems with other organ systems. It helps regulate temperature, immune defense, and even vitamin production. Yet we are most concerned with making it “look pretty” or covering it up. The global skin care market is worth hundreds of billions of dollars. But nearly half of that comes from antiaging skin care focused on only 10% of the surface area of the skin (the face and décolleté). What about the rest of the skin? In this episode, we look the other 90% of the skin, the professional approach to services, and the booming market of total body skin care (retail)! Join Ella, Maggie, and Tracy as they discuss how to be a part of the growing awareness that the skin below the collarbone needs antiaging love too! ASCP Esty Talk with hosts Ella Cressman and Maggie Staszcuk   Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast, hosted by licensed estheticians, Ella Cressman, ASCP Skin Deep Magazine contributor and Maggie Staszcuk, ASCP Education Specialist. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire.   About Ella Cressman:   Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, ingredient junkie and esthetic cheerleader! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several successful skin care brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.hhpcollective.com   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ella-cressman-62aa46a   About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry, and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Cosmetology Education Manager.   Connect with Maggie:  P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636 E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors: Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare
5/18/202224 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep 117 - The Rogue Pharmacist: Is Colloidal Oatmeal All It’s Cracked Up to Be

We’ve all heard of oatmeal. Some of us may have even bathed in it as kids when our skin was irritated. But did you know colloidal oatmeal has many skin benefits and is often found in some of the creams we use every day? In this episode of The Rogue Pharmacist with Ben Fuchs, we discuss colloidal oatmeal’s benefits, side effects, how to use it, and the skin conditions it may help.   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science.    About Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph:   Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines.    Connect with Ben Fuchs:     Website: www.brightsideben.com    Phone: 844-236-6010     Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/     About Our Sponsor:   LAMPROBE The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.   The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.   Website: www.lamprobe.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 877-760-2722   Instagram: www.instagram.com/lamprobe   Facebook: www.facebook.com/theLAMPROBE
5/13/202220 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 116 - Skinimalism

Simple, paired down skin care routines, multi-tasking products, and prioritizing the health of the skin is what skinimalism is all about. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella discuss accessible skin care products, what a home regimen should really look like, and the beauty trend taking over skinimalism. ASCP Esty Talk with Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) for licensed estheticians, ASCP Esty Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Maggie Staszcuk and Ella Cressman. We see your passion, innovation, and hard work and are here to support you by providing a platform for networking, advocacy, camaraderie, and education. We aim to inspire you to ask the right questions, find your motivation, and give you the courage to have the professional skin care career you desire.   About Ella Cressman:   Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view.   She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.   Connect with Ella Cressman:   Website: www.ellacress.com   Website: www.hhpcollective.com     About Maggie Staszcuk: Maggie has been a licensed esthetician since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College. She has worked in the spa and med-spa industry, and served as an esthetics instructor and a director of education for one of the largest schools in Colorado before coming to ASCP as the Advanced Modality Specialist.     Connect with Maggie:    P 800.789.0411 EXT 1636   E [email protected] or [email protected]   About our Sponsors: Elleebana continues to push the treatment evolution envelope and influence the global market. Company Director, Otto Mitter is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist of the Institute of Personal Care Science and award-winning global & lash brow educator. Highly passionate about product ingredients, research and development and ongoing education, Otto is the innovator for the world famous Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift system, Elleeplex ReGEN and Elleebana Brow Henna, as well as Co-Producer of the Belmacil Lash & Brow Tinting System. Otto continues to extend the boundaries of product development within the world of beauty and in collaboration with other world leaders in the industry.   Website: https://elleebana-usa.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleebanausa   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleebanausa/   About Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):   Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals and your ONLY all-inclusive source for professional liability insurance, education, community, and career support. For estheticians at every stage of the journey, ASCP is your essential partner. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to join and become an ASCP member.   Connect with ASCP:   Website: www.ascpskincare.com   Email: [email protected]   Phone: 800-789-0411   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare