What is the difference between “100% organic,” “organic,” and “made with organic ingredients”? Is there even a difference? Learn what full-chain traceability means and how CBD (and CBD-infused products) can, in fact, qualify as “organic.” In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, we explore the stringent world of cannabis compliance and gain an understanding of how CBD makes its way through many checkpoints, starting from field to face; what exactly the USDA oversees when it comes to skin care; and what commonly seen terms like cGMP mean. Join us for a very educational session with the well-known and respected compliance connoisseur Thuy Vu.
About Thuy Vu:
Thuy founded Thuy Vu Consulting LLC in 2016 and offers consulting services for food, dietary supplement, cosmetic, and cannabis operations specializing in compliance, food safety and foodborne illnesses/outbreak investigations, public health, process control, full-chain traceability, QAQC, product testing, product specification, product labeling, cGMP, HACCP, ISO Accreditation, Organic Certification, Kosher Certification, fire and building codes, occupational health and safety, regulatory engagement, and environmental stewardship.
Thuy also serves as the Director of Operations, Regulatory Affairs & Business Development for Hammer Enterprises LLC, one of the largest vertically integrated, ISO 9001:2015 accredited, USDA Organic Certified, Non-GMO, Kosher industrial hemp companies in Colorado and is the first and only cannabis company to be awarded the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) Achievement Award since 2018.
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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: Antedotum
Antedotum founder Karina Perez Marconi was raised on the island of Puerto Rico (born to a Cuban dad and Puerto Rican mom), which meant consistent sun exposure from an early age—and cumulative sun damage for the Latina’s olive skin. For decades, Marconi was plagued by dark spots, which were compounded by lingering, postpartum melasma after the birth of her daughter, Havana. Working for many years in beauty at Chanel’s New York headquarters deepened Marconi’s understanding of premium skin care. But finding an antidote to her skin aliments remained elusive. When the family relocated to Aspen, Colorado, the unforgiving mountain climate of dry air, high altitude, wind, sun, and cold only intensified her skin conditions.
Colorado is where Marconi took her curiosity of CBD and its purported curative abilities and started to sample an assortment of oils and balms. None of them smelled or looked great, but to her surprise, her skin started to transform. This unexpected discovery evolved into Antedotum.
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About our Sponsor: Purafil
Purafil, established in 1969, is proud to protect people, processes, and environments worldwide. We manufacture revolutionary products that set the standards in our industry. Our focus is to create the world’s best air purification products to make your life and business better. We are dedicated to making the world safer, healthier, and more productive.
About our Sponsor: LAMPROBE
The popular and revolutionary LAMPROBE utilizes radio and high-frequency technology to treat a wide variety of Minor Skin Irregularities™ (MSI)—non-invasively—with instantaneous results. Common conditions treated by the LAMPROBE include: vascular MSI, such as cherry angiomas; dilated capillaries; sebaceous MSI, including cholesterol deposits and milia; and hyperkerantinized MSI, such as keratoses and skin tags.
The LAMPROBE uniquely assists modern, capable, and skilled skin care practitioners to do their work more effectively and with greater client and professional satisfaction. Setting standards in quality, education, and training, the LAMPROBE has become an essential tool enabling skin care practitioners around the world to offer new revenue-enhancing and highly in-demand services.
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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