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 33 - An Insider Look at Esthetics Education in India

In this episode, we chat with Farida (LE) who shares how esthetics education in India compares to the United States, including the difference in client concerns, techniques, and certification. Don't miss what this skin care expert has to say!

Ep 31 - The Peptide Perspective (feat. Dr. Neal Kitchen)

Peptides can be found in many skin care products, promising everything from more youthful skin to longer lashes. In Volume 2 of "The Peptide Perspective", we discuss peptides with Dr. Neal Kitchen, COO and Chief Geneticist for HydroPeptide.

Ep 30 - The Peptide Perspective (feat. Susan Wade)

Peptides are an extremely broad subject. How do you sort through the hype to understand what each peptide does and if it will even be effective? In this episode, we talk with Susan Wade of Viktoria De’Ann to bring clarity and dispel misinformation.

Ep 29 - Safely Navigating the World of Sugaring

Did you know that sugar was used thousands of years ago as a method to dress wounds on the battlefield? In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, we chat with Shannon O’Brien about how sugaring differs from waxing and how safe and sanitary it is for your clients.

Ep 28 - Becoming Your Own Boss: What You Need to Know

Going solo with your esthetics practice sounds like the perfect gig, right? But before you take the big plunge, learn what you should be aware of and how to prepare for the challenges that will put your boss babe skills to the test!

Ep 27 - Oops-a-Doozy! Waxing Dos & Don’ts

We’ve all been there. That moment you’re doing a wax and something doesn’t quite go how you expected. Listen in as Ella and Emily reminisce on personal hair (and soul)-removing experiences, working with long-haired “Rapunzel” clients, and more.

Ep 25 - Permanent Makeup with Yulia Meoded

What is bimatoprost? How can it interfere with permanent makeup retention? Whether you are a permanent makeup artist or considering having permanent makeup done, this podcast is a must listen.

Ep 24 - Retinoids with Amanda Hughes

We've heard about retinol; it is not a new ingredient. But how many forms of retinoids are there? How are they converted within the skin? How do we select the appropriate form and navigate an onboarding to skin care routines?

Ep 23 - Chemical Peels with Metaxia Dalikas

What is the rhythm factor of peels? How have chemical peels evolved from free acids to resurfacing combinations? We have witnessed an evolutionary change in chemical peel solutions and protocols and discuss it all with the Peel Queen.

Ep 21 - Is Your Head in the Game?

Having your own skin care practice has its benefits—but is your head really in the game? Kimbella Trent (LE), spa owner and creator of The Solo Esthetician, a private Facebook group, shares her advice and resources on starting and keeping your skin care business.

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