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Skincare Anarchy

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Join Ekta as she discusses skincare trends, social issues, and myths around skincare and beauty culture. Join the discussion on Instagram @skincareanarchy!

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E.409: Cannabis Skin Care Is FINALLY Here In Full Spectrum ft. Green Bee Botanicals

January 27, 2023 01:49 - 52 minutes - 48.2 MB

Join Ekta for a conversation about cannabis based skincare with the founders of the emerging new indie brand, Green Bee Botanicals. Kim Howard and Bridget May share their journey of discovering the long unexplained and untapped healing properties of the full cannabis plant and how it led them down a path of discovery driven, and science backed innovation that utilizes the power of the endocannabinoid system of the human body as it pertains to skin health and beyond. GBB’s story starts in Cali...

E.408: The Era Of Inspirational Beauty Is Here ft. Karen Ballou, Founder of IMMUNOCOLOGIE Skincare

January 23, 2023 02:44 - 1 hour - 59.2 MB

Karen Ballou is the Founder and CEO of Immunocologie and a partner at Lucas Brand Equity, an equity firm that acquires beauty brands. A beauty industry leader, entrepreneur, and master esthetician, Karen founded Immunocologie after battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Immunocologie is an innovative, natural skin health skincare company that strengthens the skin’s microbiome and immuno-skin protection system through mineral delivery science. Karen sources ingredients and new technologies for Immunocol...

E.407: FRAGRANCE HOROSCOPE 2023 Ft. Industry Fragrance Expert- Marisa Auciello

January 07, 2023 02:56 - 30 minutes - 28.4 MB

We caught up with the one and only Marisa Auciello, industry acclaimed fragrance expert to see what she had down for her “Scent Scope” for 2023. Here are Marisa’s TOP PICKS of the year for each zodiac sign! 2023 SCENT SCOPE Capricorn: Commodity Fragrances Aquarius: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Pisces: VILHELM PARFUMERIE Aries: Maison Crivelli Taurus: Parfums Juliette has a Gun Gemini: Floraïku Paris Cancer: Xerjoff Group S.p.A. Leo: Thameen London Virgo: Hermetica Paris Libra: ETAT LIBRE D'OR...

E.406: Meet Skincare’s Newest Star Chemist and Her Line, EDUCATED MESS Skincare

January 06, 2023 00:00 - 55 minutes - 50.5 MB

“I am so excited to introduce you guys to someone I truly consider to be a rising star in the skincare realm. She is educated and one of the most NON-MESSY scientists when it comes to her knowledge and dedication. Absolutely obsessed. Also her line is phenomenal which doesn’t hurt !” - Dr Ekta “I'm a cosmetic formulation chemist who, after years of product development for tons of other brands, quit my job to start a skincare line called Educated Mess. While working in formulation, I w...

E.405: The Role Of PR In The Success Of Beauty Brands Ft. Lindsey S., Founder VLIV COMMUNICATIONS

January 04, 2023 21:38 - 51 minutes - 47.4 MB

Lindsey Smolan launched her strategic communications firm VLIV Communications in 2021 to amplify the stories of the beauty and fashion industry’s most exciting companies after more than a decade as a sought-after NYC PR consultant and publicity powerhouse. Her interest in storytelling started at a young age, with her childhood and teen years spent solving mysteries and breaking stories as a small town sleuth + aspiring journalist. Lindsey graduated from Boston U with a degree in communicatio...

E.404: Iota Is Treating Body Care Just As Seriously & Science Backed As Expected Of Facial Care

January 04, 2023 03:58 - 33 minutes - 30.6 MB

Monique Meneses and Ray Kim are the founders of iota, a nutritional bodycare company crafted for health. iota, derived from the word microbiota, believes in addressing the root cause before skin concerns arise. iota - defined as "an infinitesimal amount" - is also rooted in the belief that the attainment of one's maximum potential consists of the sum of many small productive actions taken consistently, with discipline, throughout life. Over the past 15 years as a beauty editor and advisor, Mo...

E.403: The Woman Behind The Wall Of Art: Phyllis Cohen, Legendary Global MUA, Founder of Face Lace

January 03, 2023 03:34 - 33 minutes - 30.3 MB

Phyllis Cohen started her career as a Fashion Illustrator. Whilst attending the prestigious Art Centre College in California, her dramatic style caught the attention of fashion photography students who encouraged her to do makeup for their photo shoots. Upon completion of her illustration course, she graduated with two portfolios: one for makeup and one for illustration. When Phyllis arrived in London (1982) the New Romantics embraced her colourful, illustrative makeup style. The fashion wo...

E.402: ARCONA Skincare Is Carrying The Torch Of Self Care & Holistic Healing, Proudly into 2023

January 02, 2023 05:15 - 45 minutes - 41.4 MB

ARCONA skincare is known and respected for its high quality, pure formulations and their unparalleled ability to make a positive change to the skin. Under the creative leadership of Chanel Jenae, Owner, Product Formulator and Esthetician in concert with a team of professionals whose expertise and commitment equal her own, ARCONA has expanded from its spa-based origins to wider availability via internet commerce and upscale retailers. In addition to select spas where estheticians are trained i...

E.401: The Art Of Designer Space Aromas Ft. Caroline Fabrigas, CEO ScentFluence

December 31, 2022 06:10 - 41 minutes - 38 MB

A native of the U.K., Fabrigas arrived in the USA in 1980. Since then Fabrigas has risen through the ranks of the beauty industry holding key positions with many well-known Beauty companies. Caroline is the CEO of Scent Marketing Inc. a full service Scent and Sensory Marketing company that has fast become a leading authority in the art and science of Scent Marketing and Branding. Clients include; Hyatt Place Hotels 1 Hotel and Residences Baccarat Hotel and Residences and Retail Stores Treeho...

E.400: Paving The Path Towards Holistic Period Care Ft. Rael Beauty Founder, Yanghee Paik

December 28, 2022 22:56 - 28 minutes - 26 MB

Join us for a very special, and exclusive look behind what makes Rael a leader in all things feminine care and wellness. Ekta chats with the founder of the iconic line, Yanghee Paik about what led to the development of a brand focused holistically on women’s health and overall period care. Yanghee shares the journey behind the magic and also explains the holistic drivers behind the expansion of Rael into the skincare space and the real scientific logic of all the products in the line. --- ...

E.399: Retrouvé Is Creating A Skin Health Legacy Powered By Science, Art And Beauty

December 21, 2022 04:21 - 1 hour - 61 MB

Join Ekta for a very special episode featuring the phenomenal line, Retrouvé. Ekta chats w/ Jami about the pillars that have inspired the luxurious yet extremely efficacious products in the collection and discusses the need for the novel approach Retrouvé is utilizing to combine products that work with cross generational appeal. Retrouvé was one of ten recipients of our Science Of Skin Awards for their ground breaking innovation and science forward formulations. --- Send in a voice messa...

E.398: Beauty VC & Thought Leader, Rich Gersten of True Beauty Capital Explains Beauty Brand Funding

December 18, 2022 22:18 - 43 minutes - 40 MB

Co-Founder + Managing Partner True Beauty Capital, Rich has spent the last 30 years investing and building great consumer brands at top private equity firms including Tengram Capital Partners, L Catterton, and North Castle Partners. Rich spent the last 9 years dedicated specifically to investing in the beauty industry, where he developed an extensive network of relationships that sourced many emerging growth brands with very limited access to institutional capital. Realizing the significant o...

Clean Beauty Is NOT A THING !

December 15, 2022 17:56 - 13 minutes - 12.6 MB

Join Ekta for her commentary on why it is now the best time for brands to reevaluate their claims and how we can rectify the problems around misleading claims in the skincare and beauty industries. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/skincareanarchy/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/skincareanarchy/support

E.396: Age Positivity Pioneer StriVectin Celebrates 20th Anniversary w/Generation Skincare Campaign

December 15, 2022 00:48 - 40 minutes - 37.1 MB

Join us for a conversation with June Risser, the new GM of StriVectin that has big plans for the company and has already started leading her team to make the brand an even more prominent leader in the skincare space than ever before. StriVectin Operating Company is the #1 independent prestige skin care company in the U.S., empowers people to outsmart aging with their disruptive science and targeted solutions for aging and changing skin. June discusses the brand’s focus on skin and age positi...

E.395: The Gut - Skin - Mind Axis & The Role Of Good Nutrition On Skin Ft. Dr Mark Tager

December 11, 2022 05:13 - 55 minutes - 50.8 MB

Dr. Mark Tager, MD, is CEO of San Diego-based ChangeWell Inc., an organization that trains and coaches certified nutritionists, licensed aestheticians and other healthcare practitioners to enhance their craft. As a physician, he is well grounded in aesthetic, lifestyle, regenerative and integrative medicine. As a medical student at Duke University Medical Center, he created one of the first training programs for medical students in nutrition. He has been actively involved in training and cons...

E.393: Stem Cell Skincare Is Finally Being Done Correctly Ft. Dr Mitch Goldman of Calecim

December 09, 2022 05:39 - 33 minutes - 30.6 MB

Dr Goldman was recently named Chairman of the CALECIM® Professional Medical Advisory Board. As such he is on a lecture tour of Asia. Mitchel P. Goldman, MD started practicing medicine in 1986. He is a world-renowned, double- board certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, recognized by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. A graduate of Boston University and Stanford University Medical School, Dr. Goldman is recognized for pioneering research on mul...

E.392: Using Data To Discern The Diluted Beauty Industry ft. Social Standards

December 08, 2022 00:40 - 51 minutes - 47.3 MB

Andrea Spellman is VP of Sales and Partnerships at Social Standards, a start-up that uses social data to help brands, investors and banks better understand consumers. Social Standards organizes and structures millions of authentic consumer conversations to enable brands including Estee Lauder, Shiseido and Johnson and Johnson identify trends and fads, determine what products are worthwhile to develop, what brands or products they should be investing marketing behind and what consumers think o...

E.391: Avocado Oil May Be The Winter Warrior Keeping Your Skin Nourished This Holiday, ft. AVOILA

November 28, 2022 01:02 - 22 minutes - 20.5 MB

After more than two decades in Advertising, Grace and Kristy were both looking for more fulfillment and balance in their lives so opted to leave their agency jobs to start Avoila. Both had been experiencing different skin challenges that resulted in their desire to create a product that would benefit their skin types through the use of high-quality, nourishing plant-based ingredients. Avoila Nourishing Face Oil is a certified-organic blend of plant-based oils that nourish your skin at a cel...

E.390: How Does Fragrance Impact Culture & Vice Versa w/ Veronique Gabai - Masterclass Series

November 26, 2022 04:37 - 51 minutes - 47 MB

Join Veronique Gabai and Ekta for a discussion around the role of culture in fragrance as we know it today. The conversation does a deep dive into not only the popular culture around this niche of the beauty and fashion industries, but also sheds insight into the historical relevance of cultures as they have evolved into the norms present globally around the use of scent in day to day life, today. Veronique Gabai, having crafted countless iconic scents, including Acqua Di Gio for Armani, wa...

E.389: Perfect Skin For Holidays Starts With Good SPF & Everyday Makeup Glam In One- ft. Kari Gran

November 25, 2022 02:28 - 59 minutes - 54.8 MB

As a second career, Kari Gran started her natural beauty company with friend Lisa Strain. Diagnosed at 29, with an autoimmune disease, this self-described former beauty junkie started looking into everything from what she ate to what she put on her face. Having no background in digital or skincare – she learned everything by doing, proving there is no better teacher than necessity. Today, Kari Gran Skincare has an incredibly loyal and discerning customer base due to Kari’s easy-going attitu...

E.388: Skincare For Melanin-Rich Skin Types 4, 5&6 Is Finally Here ! Ft. 4.5.6 Skin Founder, Noelly

November 23, 2022 23:52 - 51 minutes - 47.5 MB

4.5.6 Skin, founded by Noelly Michoux, was born out of the equity gap in skincare research that values one group’s skin over another. 4.5.6 Skin stands with the undervalued. Noelly's lifetime struggle finding care for her pigment-rich skin isn’t her story alone – nearly 40% of the world gets how she feels. Because equity is so personal for so many, the brand’s research approach must be personal too. That’s why the 4.5.6 Skin laboratory in France has taken the science of melanin skin an inno...

E.387: Understanding The What , When & How Of Accelerators & Resurfacers in SkinCare

November 22, 2022 04:48 - 1 hour - 67.5 MB

Jan breaks down the role of adding accelerators and resurfacing agents to a skincare routine and what we can expect to see in terms of skin changes over time. The episode focuses on the molecular and macro level science of these types of products (sometimes referred to as “actives”) and when we can tell that it is time to amp things up by adding something that falls into their realm for enhancing our skincare rituals and results! Join us for a deep dive into skin health once again with this n...

E.386: The Clean Beauty Movement Has Been Around Longer Than We Realize, Ft. pai Skincare

November 20, 2022 17:45 - 40 minutes - 36.9 MB

In this episode we sat down with Sarah Brown, founder and CEO of Pai Skincare, and an organic skincare pioneer whose expertise developing all-natural, efficacious products was born from her own experience living with challenging skin. Sarah developed Chronic Urticaria in her mid-twenties and started mixing her own formulations from her garage as a last ditch solution for her hyper reactive skin. Pai launched in 2007 at a time when the organic category was under-developed and clean beauty wasn...

E.385: Formulating Skincare That Merit’s Praise ft. MERIT Beauty’s SVP of Innovation and Growth

November 20, 2022 01:03 - 37 minutes - 34.8 MB

Join us for a phenomenal discussion with the lovely Aila Morin, SVP of MERIT’s Growth, Brand & Innovation. Aila shares the evolution of the minimalism inspired line from being makeup dominant, towards an active presence in the realm of skincare. MERIT has taken the spotlight with their latest launch being their debut skin product , “Great Skin™ Instant Glow Serum.” Aila explains the difference between creating skincare for the true minimalist and the challenges and discoveries that allowed th...

E.385: Formulating Skincare That Merits Praise ft. MERIT Beauty’s SVP of Innovation and Growth

November 20, 2022 01:03 - 37 minutes - 34.8 MB

Join us for a phenomenal discussion with the lovely Aila Morin, SVP of MERIT’s Growth, Brand & Innovation. Aila shares the evolution of the minimalism inspired line from being makeup dominant, towards an active presence in the realm of skincare. MERIT has taken the spotlight with their latest launch being their debut skin product , “Great Skin™ Instant Glow Serum.” Aila explains the difference between creating skincare for the true minimalist and the challenges and discoveries that allowed th...

E.384: Expressing Emotions Via Fragrance Ft. EMMOTIV (New Launch)

November 18, 2022 23:51 - 38 minutes - 35.5 MB

Join us for a long overdue fragrance Friday episode where we interview the founder of the brand new gen z friendly fragrance collection: EMMOTIV. Cristina Bagozzi walks us through her journey with scent and how she brought her desire to express her emotions into her business ideas and create a fragrance collection that embodies many of the emotions we associate with feelings of well being. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/skincareanarchy/message Support this podcast: https:/...

E.383: Jan Marini’s Countdown To The Holidays !

November 17, 2022 22:10 - 1 hour - 61.2 MB

Tune into the latest episode of the Jan Marini MasterClass series. Join Ekta and Jan in the conversation on countdown to the holidays and must have tips, tricks and products to make the season, and your skin brighter ! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/skincareanarchy/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/skincareanarchy/support

E.382: Venture Capital’s Leading Lady, Tina Bou-Saba, Explains Beauty Brand Funding

November 03, 2022 18:41 - 44 minutes - 25.2 MB

Tina Bou-Saba is Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner at Verity Venture Partners, an early-stage consumer-focused investment firm. Verity Venture Partners invests in purpose-driven entrepreneurs who are building the next generation of great consumer companies, including emerging brands and the technologies that enable them. Tina has been actively investing since 2016 through CXT Investments, her personal investment vehicle, with a focus on beauty, personal care, health and wellness, e-commerce,...

E.381: NEW LAUNCH EPISODE FEATURING Revision Skincare’s New D.E.J. Serum!

November 01, 2022 19:23 - 44 minutes - 25.5 MB

Join us for a very special product launch featuring the CEO of Revision Skincare for their brand new product : The D.E.J Daily Boosting Serum. Ekta chats with Maria Carell (CEO) after having tried and tested the serum daily for two weeks to discuss the benefits of the new addition to the Revision family’s, as well as the other hero products in the science forward line. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/skincareanarchy/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/skincarean...

E.380: Glowing From Within Ft. VIDA GLOW

October 30, 2022 14:50 - 53 minutes - 30.7 MB

In this episode we sat down with the founder of the leading supplement line, VIDA GLOW to chat all things science, psychology and nutrition as it pertains to the wellness category of supplements. Anna Lahey’s brand is leading the way when it comes to common daily use supplemental skin health products such as collagen without the large, bulky proteins found in other lines. Anna really dives into the science of her line and how VG is using technology to create the BEST options in this category ...

E.379: JTAV Clinical Skincare’s Founder, Joie Tavernise, Shares Her Secret To Glowing Skin

October 28, 2022 02:22 - 31 minutes - 18 MB

Joie Tavernise, NYC based Skin Expert & Medical Esthetician and founder of JTAV Clinical Skincare, a skincare clinic that specializes in medical grade treatments, injectables, skin care guidance, and so much more! @JTAVClincialSkincare (Followers: 30K) Joie Tavernise founded JTAV Clinical Skincare with a simple belief: No two faces are exactly alike; therefore, no two treatments are exactly alike. She is trained in the most advanced aesthetic treatments and procedures, and is firm believer ...

E.377: Colgate-Palmolive Skin Health Brands Are Leading The Way Towards Skin Protection

October 27, 2022 00:52 - 32 minutes - 18.9 MB

Joanna is currently CEO for CP Skin Health US, a subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive made up of leading professional skin care brands EltaMD, PCA skin and Filorga. Joanna has over 25 years of experience leading brands and businesses in over 60 countries across both CPG and Retail industries, public and private equity owned companies. Prior to PCA, she was V.P. PetSmart’s Pet Services division and spent 18+ years as Global Business/Marketing leader at Procter & Gamble, Joanna has led and grown mul...

E.378: Colgate-Palmolive Skin Health Brands Are Leading The Way Towards Skin Protection

October 27, 2022 00:52 - 32 minutes - 18.9 MB

Joanna is currently CEO for CP Skin Health US, a subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive made up of leading professional skin care brands EltaMD, PCA skin and Filorga. Joanna has over 25 years of experience leading brands and businesses in over 60 countries across both CPG and Retail industries, public and private equity owned companies. Prior to PCA, she was V.P. PetSmart’s Pet Services division and spent 18+ years as Global Business/Marketing leader at Procter & Gamble, Joanna has led and grown mul...

E.377: Hacking Your Way To Beautiful Skin Ft. HAC Skincare’s Founder Hillary Clark

October 25, 2022 23:27 - 51 minutes - 29.3 MB

Beauty HAC was created by Skincare and Beauty Expert Hillary Anne Clark Makeup Artist and Esthetician, Hillary Clark, has spent over two decades dedicated to helping women find what really works for their skin. Born into a family of beauty entrepreneurs, Hillary became the youngest Beauty Director in Nordstrom history before joining the founding team of beauty disruptors at Sephora.com as their West Coast Beauty Editor. She has collaborated with and learned from beauty gurus like Dr. Nicholas...

E.377: Hacking Your Way To Beautiful Skin Ft. Beauty HAC Founder Hillary Clark

October 25, 2022 23:27 - 49 minutes - 28.6 MB

Beauty HAC was created by Skincare and Beauty Expert Hillary Anne Clark Makeup Artist and Esthetician, Hillary Clark, has spent over two decades dedicated to helping women find what really works for their skin. Born into a family of beauty entrepreneurs, Hillary became the youngest Beauty Director in Nordstrom history before joining the founding team of beauty disruptors at Sephora.com as their West Coast Beauty Editor. She has collaborated with and learned from beauty gurus like Dr. Nicholas...

E.376: Finding Solutions Rather Than False Hope For Hair Loss Ft. ME Cosmetics

October 25, 2022 02:46 - 36 minutes - 21 MB

Camille Barreto struggled with thinning hair over two decades, she consistently came up empty handed when searching for a luxurious, confidence-boosting beauty product to conceal her hair loss. Aware that over 50% of women suffer from hair loss and passionate about helping women overcome beauty concerns, Camille dedicated herself to developing a truly transformative cosmetic solution. This is how category-creator ME Cosmetics was born. ME Cosmetics creates clean, dermatologist- and consumer...

E.375: Chemistry Of Scent & Fragrance Personalities Explained Ft. Veronique Gabai

October 22, 2022 02:52 - 44 minutes - 25.5 MB

In this exclusive episode (part of exclusive series with Master Perfumer, Veronique Gabai), we discuss the role of skin chemistry in how a fragrance reflects on each individual. Veronique explains the intricate nature of scent chemistry and also offers great perspective into how people should analyze the personality of a fragrance as they experience it on their skin. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/skincareanarchy/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/skincareanar...

E.374: The Board Is Making It A Lot Easier For Brands To Succeed Ft. April Uchitel

October 19, 2022 16:44 - 46 minutes - 26.5 MB

Co- Founder of THE BOARD, a curated community of over 180 value-driven consultants bringing c-level “dream team” expertise to companies like FARFETCH, MODA OPERANDI, and Hello Sunshine. Former Interim CEO at ONDA Beauty co-founded by Naomi Watts, responsible for pivoting the company and supporting a CEO transition. Prior to that April served as CEO at Violet Grey, a highly coveted content and commerce company, where she rebuilt a world class team, and led and executed the company's growth str...

E.373: Jan Marini Is Back To Explain Her ICONIC Skin Care Management System!

October 18, 2022 02:35 - 1 hour - 51.3 MB

We are back with another episode series in continuation with Jan Marini, Skincare QUEEN! In this episode Jan does a deep dive into the nitty gritty science of her iconic starter kit, Skin Care Management System and walks us through why she created each product and how they all work in synchrony to promote the revitalization and recovery of healthier, more robust skin. Tune in for this amazing series extension for more facts and insights about true skin health! --- Send in a voice message: ...

E.372: The Power Of Japanese inspired Hair Rituals Merged Into A Brilliant Formulation ft. MASAMI

October 16, 2022 23:18 - 32 minutes - 18.6 MB

In this episode we chatted with co-founder of MASAMI haircare, Lynn Power as she explained the immensely nourishing and hydrating Japanese rituals that inspired her and James’ beautiful Haircare line. Lynn dives into the philosophy of the traditional hair care routines we often overlook by indulging in over-sudsy products or those that strip away the natural moisture of our scalp and hair. In the words of the brand , “James and Lynn have a passion for haircare that is unmatched -- an unwaveri...

E.371: Indulging In A New Category Of Fragrance : Aroma Perfumery , ft. Adoratherapy

October 15, 2022 02:55 - 34 minutes - 19.9 MB

From the historical practices of ancient Egyptian medicine to modern holistic approaches towards therapeutic advances in our understanding of the olfactory system, one thing is clear: aromatherapy has lasted the test of time. Join us for a very special episode for fragrance Friday featuring the founder of Adoratherapy for a fascinating and fun conversation about the relevance of using aromatherapy as perfume and redefining a category that has long ignored the relevance of century long practic...

E.370: An Edited Approach Towards The Skin’s Microbiome ft. Editrix Wellness

October 14, 2022 00:31 - 46 minutes - 26.6 MB

In this episode we sat down with the founder of the science forward brand, Editrix, Dahlia Devkota as she revealed the breakthrough approach her team has taken towards maintaining, and balancing our skin’s natural flora and at the same time, offering a skincare routine that allows for this homeostasis to work towards clearing some of the most prevalent skin conditions known to us today. Editrix explains that “Editrix takes a minimalist approach to skincare that respects the intelligence of sk...

E.369: Dr Rebecca Marcus, MD FAAD Discusses The Role Of Minimizing Your Skincare Routine

October 13, 2022 02:23 - 37 minutes - 21.6 MB

Dr. Rebecca Marcus is a board-certified dermatologist in practice at North Dallas Dermatology Associates. Marcus has nearly two decades of experience specializing in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. After attending Columbia University as an undergrad, she completed med school at New York Medical. She then returned to Columbia for a research fellowship and residency training in dermatology. In her daily rounds at North Dallas Dermatology, Marcus sees a broad range of patients and...

E.368: Rosacea Management Skincare That Is Balanced in Nature & Nurture ft. MeridaSKIN

October 12, 2022 05:19 - 28 minutes - 16.5 MB

Join us for a very special interview with Nurse Practitioner, Founder AND Formulator of her beautiful line, MeridaSKIN- Shannon Johnson! Shannon in her own words describes the line as “MeridaSKIN was founded by a nurse practitioner with rosacea. We understand sensitive skin, and your journey through fruitless products. Our origins commit us to keeping up on scientific advances in dermatology and skincare, and only fielding products we believe in. The result is clean clinical rosacea care that...

E.367: Social Media Inspired Makeup Is Taking TikTok By Storm ft. YOUTH FORIA

October 11, 2022 02:49 - 29 minutes - 16.9 MB

Youthforia was launched by Fiona Co Chan in 2021. The idea for Youthforia came about right when COVID hit. Perhaps it was the inability to go out and see people, but Fiona kept coming back to this idea that the best part of wearing makeup is going out with your friends and sometimes that means forgetting to take your makeup off. She really wanted makeup that was good for your skin, so good you could sleep in it. During the development of Youthforia, Fiona slept in all of the lab samples (an...

E.367: Social Media Inspired Makeup Lands Space In ULTA ft. YOUTH FORIA

October 11, 2022 02:49 - 30 minutes - 17.2 MB

Youthforia was launched by Fiona Co Chan in 2021. The idea for Youthforia came about right when COVID hit. Perhaps it was the inability to go out and see people, but Fiona kept coming back to this idea that the best part of wearing makeup is going out with your friends and sometimes that means forgetting to take your makeup off. She really wanted makeup that was good for your skin, so good you could sleep in it. During the development of Youthforia, Fiona slept in all of the lab samples (an...

E.367: Social Media Inspired Makeup Is Taking TikTok & ULTA By Storm ft. YOUTH FORIA

October 11, 2022 02:49 - 29 minutes - 16.9 MB

Youthforia was launched by Fiona Co Chan in 2021. The idea for Youthforia came about right when COVID hit. Perhaps it was the inability to go out and see people, but Fiona kept coming back to this idea that the best part of wearing makeup is going out with your friends and sometimes that means forgetting to take your makeup off. She really wanted makeup that was good for your skin, so good you could sleep in it. During the development of Youthforia, Fiona slept in all of the lab samples (an...

E.366: Tuning Into The Beauty Vibe Ft. Noelle Shine of VIBE PARTNERS

October 10, 2022 03:04 - 27 minutes - 15.6 MB

Noelle has more than 30 years of experience in the beauty industry and was part of the original management team at Charlotte Tilbury Beauty where she developed the global customer, distribution, and trading strategy for the first three years. Since then, Noelle has worked as a management consultant, supporting the development of over 25 indie beauty brands, including community-driven Trinny London, lipstick customization brand Code 8, and expert influencer-founded DTC makeup line VIEVE. N...

E.365: Indie Skincare’s Rising Star, SIMPURE Is Raising The Bar For Industry Wide Standards

October 07, 2022 02:08 - 48 minutes - 28 MB

In this episode we sat down with the creator of SIMPURE, Annabell Catania, as she walked us into a whole new category of skincare: Indie Luxury. Although the term was coined by us after exploring Annabell’s line, it is no doubt that every product has been crafted with the most pristine craftsmanship and thought. SIMPURE started from a line of efficacious deodorant products and then expanded its range to cover the multitude of skin health battles consumers face of the daily. Annabell describes...

E.364: Understanding The Brilliance of Branding Ft. Nancy Poller

October 06, 2022 02:50 - 47 minutes - 27.3 MB

Nancy Poller is a Brand Designer and Creative Director of Aligned Design Co., a boutique design studio. A beauty and wellness devotee, her brand and packaging designs have helped launch successful brands in Europe and the US including Afrocenchix, Rose & Skin and Tamara’s Sugar. In 2021 she was named one of The Brand Stylist’s 60 Brilliant Brand Designers. Nancy loves digging into a founder’s story and ambitions and bringing them to life - from first sketches to seeing a product land on the s...