ASCP Esty Talk
ASCP Esty Talk
Dec 9, 2020
Ep 32 - The Peptide Perspective, Volume 3 (feat. Pharmacist Benjamin Knight Fuchs)
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Peptides are an extremely broad subject with many areas of opportunity in skin care. We can explain them simply by saying they are smaller versions of proteins, short strings of amino acids in groups of 2-50. As we know, amino acids are also the building blocks of proteins, but proteins contain significantly more amino acid chains. Because of their smaller size, peptides may prove to be more bioavailable than proteins and easily penetrate and effect the skin. Recent research indicates that some types of peptide could have a beneficial role in slowing the aging process, reducing inflammation, and even destroying microbes. Many skin care products contain many, many different peptides promising everything from tighter, even, youthful skin, to longer, luscious lashes. So, how do you sort through the hype to understand what each peptide does and if it will be effective? In the ASCP Esty Talk Ingredient Decked Out Sub Series – The Peptide Perspective, we explore many opinions and perspectives to help bring clarity, answer questions and dispel misinformation. In Volume 3, we discuss peptides with Pharmacist Ben Fuchs.



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, phytochemistry, histological access and complimentary 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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