Peptides are an extremely broad subject with many areas of opportunity in skin care. Recent research indicates that some types of peptides may have a beneficial role in slowing the aging process, reducing inflammation, and even destroying microbes. A vast array of peptides can be found in many skin care products, promising everything from tighter, more youthful skin to longer, thicker lashes. So, how do you sort through the hype to understand what each peptide does and whether it will even be effective? In the ASCP Esty Talk Ingredient Decked Out subseries “The Peptide Perspective,” we explore many opinions and perspectives to help bring clarity, answer questions, and dispel misinformation. In Volume 1, we discuss peptides with Susan Wade of Viktoria De’Ann.
About Susan Wade:
Susan joined Viktoria De’Ann in 2015 as the Director of Education and Sales after working in the health and education industry for over 30 years. Education and learning are paramount to Susan. She holds a master’s degree in higher education and is a licensed esthetician and certified strength and nutrition coach. She is currently pursuing another advanced certification in applied functional medicine to dive deeper into skin and health issues for her clients. Susan’s passion lies in understanding the complexities of physiology, nutrition, and peptide science, and sharing her knowledge with estheticians to incorporate each component to achieve unparalleled results.
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Phone: (866) 771-7546
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 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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