ASCP Podcasts

ASCP Esty Talk Podcast

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!

Think of our show as a conversation between friends—not too structured, not too formal—sometimes very serious, but always genuine and authentic.

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Ep 251 – Esty of the Year: Ximena Juarez

Tune in to this episode of ASCP Esty Talk to hear Ella and Maggie ask Ximena, ASCP's Esty of the Year, about her start in esthetics, her business, and the advice she has for future esthies.

Ep 248 – Avoid Burnout

The excitement and anticipation of a new year often drives people to set high expectations for themselves. However, these objectives can quickly become overwhelming and lead to burnout.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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