Makeup: We all have our favorite brands, those we trust to make us look good and feel better (pretty), but what may be hiding in those lipsticks? What ingredients make up the sexy shimmery nude eye shadow? What about the smell of your favorite bronzer? And does where we purchase our favorite brands from make a difference? In the return of the “EWW GROSS! Not on my face!” series, we welcome return guest and makeup maven Kat DeJesus to discuss creepy ingredients (and products) that should be avoided and perhaps a perspective on other, previously black listed ones.
About Kat DeJesus:
With over 20+ years as a professional makeup artist, Kat DeJesus' experience has taught her that within this art lies the science of professionally applied makeup. Understanding the geometry of a face, the arch of a brow, the texture of the skin and the colors that highlight a person’s natural features are the specific skills that she brings to each set and occasion. Born in Colorado then raised in Chicago, She has a unique approach to style and makeup that is enriched by her diverse experience and the cultural references she encounters everyday as well as being a licensed esthetician. This appreciation for diversity and zest for knowledge keeps her on the forefront of beauty trends and highly sought after for creative partnerships. Highly acclaimed for her professionalism and skill on high fashion photo shoots, music videos, store ads, commercials, and television shows, however, it is her genuine ability to connect with people that leaves a lasting impression. She is also bringing all that knowledge into the educational side of things and sharing her experience as an esthetics educator at School of Botanical and Medical Aesthetics in downtown Denver.
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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.
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About our Sponsor: NeoGenesis
Introducing the next generation of stem cell science for skin and hair care: NeoGenesis patented S²RM® technology. This exclusive technology harnesses the power of adult stem cell-released molecules to awaken your body’s natural regenerative power. This natural approach to healing simply returns to the damaged tissue the molecules that were present when the skin was young and healthy. Because of what we are able to do with traumatic wound care—from accidents, burns, chemo, radiation, and more—we knew this science could also serve aging concerns and chronic issues. We also enhance the result of all treatment-room modalities, reduce downtime, and aid in resolving issues resulting from treatment modalities that did not go exactly as planned. There are no contraindications, and we offer a full money-back guarantee on our skin care products.
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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.
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About our Sponsor: NMSWP:
Meet Toshiana Baker, the founder of NMSWP.
Toshiana is a licensed esthetician who grew into an international educator, traveling globally to facilitate spa and beauty-related programs she created. At one time, she led a team of 250+ estheticians nationally as the director of esthetics for an iconic luxury spa chain with over 30 locations. She was also the regional operations director of four full-service spa/salons, including two inside Saks Fifth Avenue, and the education executive for the iconic brow artistry brand Anastasia Beverly Hills. Toshiana also held positions of leadership at other luxury influencer brands in spa, cosmetics, and retail. In 2016, she left the corporate space to become a full-time entrepreneur who parlays her wealth of experience to help small business owners, solo practitioners, and independent brands grow and scale.
Seeing a gap in the spa and wellness space for support, professional development, resources, and education for those of diverse backgrounds, Toshiana founded the Network of Multicultural Spa and Wellness Professionals (NMSWP) to be the gap filler. More than that, she wanted to create a community that feels like a “tribe to thrive” and to be a beacon of light and excellence for the spa and wellness industry.
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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.
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