The comedogenic rating scale was born in 1979 on the ear of an albino male rabbit. It has since grown into a gold standard of qualifying ingredients for acne potential. A quick Google search of comedogenic scales pulls up thousands of results, often with contradictory ratings. So how can you trust the evidence? In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk: 2 Es in a Podcast, licensed estheticians Emily Morgan and Ella Cressman answer all the burning questions you never knew you had about (supposed) comedogenicity: What is it? How does it work? And how can we better use this scale as licensed professionals and consumers?
About Emily Morgan
Emily is a licensed esthetician in Massachusetts and Colorado, having graduated with a 4.0 GPA with additional certifications in microdermabrasion, spray tanning, and eyelash extensions (her specialty). She currently works as the Membership Program Manager at Associated Skin Care Professionals, where she works to provide helpful resources and tools for estheticians to help them grow and thrive in their esthetic careers.
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Phone: 800-789-0411, ext 1622
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 our Sponsor: Face Reality Skincare
Face Reality Skincare has a clear-skin system that will have your clients’ acne under control in about three to four months, depending on their type of acne. Face Reality Skincare combines the power of clinical-grade products that are customized for a specific type of acne with a series of bimonthly treatments. Face Reality Skincare also teaches you about other aggravating factors that cause breakouts: foods, medications, cosmetics, stress, and common ingredients in skin care formulations that might be clogging the pores (even professional and prescription products).
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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