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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 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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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 you have for the esthetics industry.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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