ASCP Esty Talk
ASCP Esty Talk
Apr 7, 2021
Ep 49 - Cannabis Spa Pioneers
Play • 34 min

Clarification of the Farm Bill in 2018 meant we saw a rush of CBD-infused products everywhere, from the gas station to the med spa! There were a handful of brave companies that led the charge, fighting against stigmas and even the obstacles of banking and advertising. These companies knew this ingredient, from a plant that continues to show amazing potential, was worth it! In this episode, we speak with two amazing (female) entrepreneurs from different corners of the cannabis experience, with one common purpose—to bring truth and acceptance to cannabis-infused spa products and services. Tune in to see how they got here and where they see the future of cannabis in our industry.


About Jordan Person


A licensed nurse for 20 years and massage therapist for 15 years, Jordan Person is the original cannabis massage practitioner, author of Cannabis Massage 101 & 102, cannabis curriculums for nurses and estheticians, and the founder of both Primal Therapeutics and Primal Healing. Person continues to teach students from around the world, and has been recognized globally in documentaries and publications such as American Spa Magazine. Person’s Primal Healing topicals line expands on the applications of infused skin care products, offering CBD-infused serums, beard oil, and her award-winning salve, named Best Hemp Topical of 2020. Person is an outspoken advocate for plant medicine and a freelance writer for cannabis, skin care, and medical publications. 


Connect with Jordan:  






Phone: 719-399-4903


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About Vanessa Elawar


Vanessa Elawar is a Latina, a mother of two 6-year-old twins (Gisele and Hazel), a wife, and a dedicated entrepreneur. Operating a successful business in massage therapy while building international distribution channels within the industries of skin care and plant technologies, she has cultivated relationships and knowledge that perfectly align her with her business venture: CBD Care Garden. CBD Care Garden is a hemp-based wellness and beauty brand launched in April 2016. Plant-effective ingredients, nutrition, science, and innovation are at the heart of what inspires Elawar to develop products that cater to everyday wellness at CBD Care Garden. “I’ve always had a fierce desire to build the kind of brands people would like to see more of—those that people can believe in and those with the kind of products people love being obsessed about!”


Connect with Vanessa:  




Phone Number: 888-211-2846


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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: 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.






Phone: 877-760-2722






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.  


Connect with ASCP:  






Phone: 800-789-0411  






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