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ASCP Esty Talk Podcast
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Associated Skin care Professionals (ASCP)

The ASCP Esty Talk podcast is created for skin care professionals and licensed estheticians at every stage of the journey who are passionate about their career. In our shows, you’ll find insights and sound bites from entrepreneurs, influencers, experts, and thought leaders in the skin care industry, sharing insider tips and resources on all the topics you can’t get enough of, like ingredients, the science of skin, and business and marketing (OK, that one’s not the most exciting, we know, but it’s important to your success) to help you evolve to become the best version of you.
Think of our show as a conversation between friends—not too structured, not too formal—sometimes very serious, but always genuine and authentic.

ASCP Esty Talk Associated Skin Care Professionals

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    • 4.7 • 27 Ratings

ASCP Esty Talk Podcast
Powered by
Associated Skin care Professionals (ASCP)

The ASCP Esty Talk podcast is created for skin care professionals and licensed estheticians at every stage of the journey who are passionate about their career. In our shows, you’ll find insights and sound bites from entrepreneurs, influencers, experts, and thought leaders in the skin care industry, sharing insider tips and resources on all the topics you can’t get enough of, like ingredients, the science of skin, and business and marketing (OK, that one’s not the most exciting, we know, but it’s important to your success) to help you evolve to become the best version of you.
Think of our show as a conversation between friends—not too structured, not too formal—sometimes very serious, but always genuine and authentic.

    Oily Vs. Dry Skin: Truths and Misperceptions

    Oily Vs. Dry Skin: Truths and Misperceptions

    Oily skin and dry skin are two skin type extremes each with their own common stereotypes, misperceptions, and truths. Does one skin type age better than another? Will water intake improve dry skin issues? Should oily skin be cleansed more often? Ella and Maggie discuss some of the common characteristics of these two skin types and their common truths and misperceptions.
     
    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 MStaszcuk@ascpskincare.com or AMI@ascpskincare.com
     
    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
     
    Universal Companies has everything the skin care professional needs for success. Keeping track of the latest trends and technology in esthetics, we offer products and equipment for the services clients are seeking. The independent practitioner can save on their everyday expenses, as well as enjoy the convenience of shopping across broad categories.
     
    Recognized as the "Favorite Distributor" in the American Spa Professional's Choice Awards for the past 17 years, we see this as a continuous challenge to provide the best products, tools, and education that pros trust the most.
     
    Beyond our extensive selection of spa products, equipment, and tools we have an education and marketing site for our customers to develop their skills and promote their business. The UCo Learning Network offers CEU courses, marketing kits, and business tools.
     
    Universal Companies
     
    Website: https://www.universalcompanies.com/
     
    UCo Learning Network: https://my.ucolearning.com/
     
    Universal Companies on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/universalcompaniesinc
     
    Universal Companies on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/universalcos/
     
    Universal Companies on Twitter: ht

    • 24 min
    The Rogue Pharmacist: All About Collagen

    The Rogue Pharmacist: All About Collagen

    Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs. 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.
    Learn more about collagen and how to get That Healthy Glow, check out this this article brought to you by ASCP’s Skin Deep magazine.
    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 Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph.:
    Website: www.brightsideben.com
    Phone: 844-236-6010
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/
    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: getconnected@ascpskincare.com
    Phone: 800-789-0411
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare
     

    • 26 min
    Etiquette for the Esthetician: Guidelines for the Professional

    Etiquette for the Esthetician: Guidelines for the Professional

    Ever wonder if you’re handling a situation correctly? What are the rules? What are the guidelines? Listen in with special guest Tracy Donley as we discuss esthetic etiquette both in dealing with clients and other professionals.
    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 MStaszcuk@ascpskincare.com or AMI@ascpskincare.com
     
    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
     
    Universal Companies has everything the skin care professional needs for success. Keeping track of the latest trends and technology in esthetics, we offer products and equipment for the services clients are seeking. The independent practitioner can save on their everyday expenses, as well as enjoy the convenience of shopping across broad categories.
     
    Recognized as the "Favorite Distributor" in the American Spa Professional's Choice Awards for the past 17 years, we see this as a continuous challenge to provide the best products, tools, and education that pros trust the most.
     
    Beyond our extensive selection of spa products, equipment, and tools we have an education and marketing site for our customers to develop their skills and promote their business. The UCo Learning Network offers CEU courses, marketing kits, and business tools.
     
    Universal Companies
     
    Website: https://www.universalco

    • 28 min
    Everything is Coming up Rosacea

    Everything is Coming up Rosacea

    Rosacea is a complicated skin condition that not much is known about. However, as skin care professionals, we are often faced with a client who suffers from it . . . or do they? What is the difference between rosacea and inflammation? Who is at risk of having rosacea? How do we address it in the treatment room? Join Maggie and Ella as they discuss rosacea.
    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 MStaszcuk@ascpskincare.com or AMI@ascpskincare.com
     
    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
     
    Universal Companies has everything the skin care professional needs for success. Keeping track of the latest trends and technology in esthetics, we offer products and equipment for the services clients are seeking. The independent practitioner can save on their everyday expenses, as well as enjoy the convenience of shopping across broad categories.
     
    Recognized as the "Favorite Distributor" in the American Spa Professional's Choice Awards for the past 17 years, we see this as a continuous challenge to provide the best products, tools, and education that pros trust the most.
     
    Beyond our extensive selection of spa products, equipment, and tools we have an educat

    • 20 min
    The Rogue Pharmacist: Rejuvenating, Regenerating Retinol

    The Rogue Pharmacist: Rejuvenating, Regenerating Retinol

    Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs. 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.
    Read more about “Skin’s Superhero,” retinol, in ASCP Skin Deep magazine.
     
    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 Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph.:
     
    Website: www.brightsideben.com
     
    Phone: 844-236-6010
     
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Bright-Side-with-Pharmacist-Ben-Fuchs-101162801334696/
     
    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: getconnected@ascpskincare.com
     
    Phone: 800-789-0411
     
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASCPskincare
     
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/ascpskincare
     

    • 22 min
    Whoopsie Doozie Listener Stories

    Whoopsie Doozie Listener Stories

    We asked for your “Whoopsie Doozie” stories and . . . wow! So many amazingly funny, comically horrific, and, above all, valuable professional lessons shared. Listen in as Maggie and Ella share some of their favorites with guest Tracy Donley, Executive Director of ASCP.
    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 MStaszcuk@ascpskincare.com or AMI@ascpskincare.com
     
    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
     
    Universal Companies has everything the skin care professional needs for success. Keeping track of the latest trends and technology in esthetics, we offer products and equipment for the services clients are seeking. The independent practitioner can save on their everyday expenses, as well as enjoy the convenience of shopping across broad categories.
     
    Recognized as the "Favorite Distributor" in the American Spa Professional's Choice Awards for the past 17 years, we see this as a continuous challenge to provide the best products, tools, and education that pros trust the most.
     
    Beyond our extensive selection of spa products, equipment, and tools we have an education and marketing site for our customers to develop their skills and promote their b

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

grace2611 ,

Thank you!!

I’m a newly licensed estie and this is exactly the podcast I needed! Keep it coming :)

Seductive Goddess ,

Amazing

WoW! So much GEMS given! I’m an Esty that stopped loving working at American Airlines. And told myself to do what I love. But I didn’t know where to start. Been loving these podcast. To get my Solo career off.

Abba ,

Much needed!

Love this podcast. I find it’s a much needed voice for the skincare industry. I’m currently a student and started when the podcast launched. It has been a great source of information.
I have also found this podcast to be incredibly uplifting. There’s a lot of negativity in the industry with everything going on in the world and I have found the amount of people ready to give up on this profession and their businesses overwhelming. It’s refreshing to hear positivity from professionals that aren’t giving up/quitting just because of this roadblock. 🙌🏼

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