Ella Cressman, LE

Well-known in the esthetics industry, Ella grew up in the harsh, dry, cold climate of rural Southern Colorado. After receiving a BS in Business Management from Metro State University and working in industrial construction, Ella pursed a career in esthetics.
Nominated for a 2018 DERMASCOPE Aestheticians’ Choice Award as Favorite Brand Educator, Cressman became a licensed esthetician in 2007 after attending the College of International Esthetics. In 2009 she became a skin care educator and product representative and enjoyed empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint, rather than a product specific view.  She achieved an Organic Skin Care Formulation Certificate in 2014 and an Organic Skin Care Formulation Diploma from Formula Botanica in 2018.
Cannabidiol (CBD) was presented to her as an ingredient in 2014. She has spent hours and hours researching and understanding CBD, along with many major and minor cannabinoids, in how they are relevant, essential and complimentary in skin care. In that, she has received certifications in Understanding the Endocannabiniod System, Cannabinoids for the Professional and Cannabis for the Consumer, as well, holds a Key Employee Badge from the MED of the State of Colorado. Though cannabinoids are her current focus, she maintains a thriving skin care practice in Wheat Ridge, Colorado while continuing to educate professionals on many aspects of the industry.
She has been featured in Skin Deep Magazine, Les Nouvelle Esthetique Magazine, American Day Spa Magazine, CBD Health and Wellness Magazine, Topical Magazine and the popular blog Lipstick and Aftershave. She has been a moderated, presenter and expert panelist for Mace Media’s CBD Expo Event Circuit.
Cressman has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands under the umbrella of Ella Cress Skin Care and founded a comprehensive consulting group in 2019, the HHP Collective.
“Because of proven and ongoing research, we know the many benefits of CBD, which include topical skin care application. As esthetics professionals, it is our responsibility not only to design and formulate thoughtful, effective products, but to educate and increase the understanding of exactly how these botanical extracts are integral in communicating with our body’s systems. I look forward to a time in the very near future, when the word ‘phytocannabinoid’ rolls off the tongue as easily as ‘antioxidants’ when discussing corrective, preventative and anti-aging skin care. Skin Care is not just my passion, but my life.”