Ep 102 – Why Bite Beauty Founder Susanne Langmuir is Banking on Waterless Beauty Next

January 29, 2020

Today we’re speaking to Susanne Langmuir, founder of the iconic cosmetics line dedicated solely to the power of lipstick, Bite BeautySusanne started the laser-focussed range in 2012 based on a simple premise: “What you put on your lips should be as good as what you put in your mouth.” As a product development guru, Langmuir succeeded where others couldn’t, creating bright, poppy shades that could measure up to the M.A.C’s and the NARS of the world, in earth-friendly formulas. Fast forward to 2020, and Susanne is on to her next, forward-thinking act: waterless beauty.

Bite Beauty broke the mould with bright lip colours using clean formulas

In this episode, we’ll update you on some maaajor changes leaving Bite Beauty fans shook since Langmuir walked away from the company over two years ago. (Shout out to our friends at I’m a Beauty Geek for explaining the vegan vs. lanolin debate so well!) Then, Susanne introduces us to her new indie start-up, SL & Co., a beauty incubator developed with her 18-year-old son. You’ll meet the debut product, aN-hydra The Powder of Youth No. 1, a water-activated microbiome cleansing powder that harnesses rice powder and pomegranate enzymes to sloughs away dead skin cells without stripping away “good” bacteria. (We weigh in with our personal review!)

Surprise! Bite Beauty introduces a three-piece complexion range starring micellar foundation this month

Find out what Susanne envisions a waterless beauty routine could look like in the not too distant future (pssst! a water-activated hyaluronic acid serum powder is coming soon!) and why ‘waterless’ is so key to shrinking our vanity footprint. But first, we’ll take you way back to before Bite Beauty even existed, to some of the serial entrepreneur’s first steps – and missteps –  into the wide world of beauty.

Three months worth of skincare fits in this tiny palm-sized bottle of the water-activated cleanser

Products mentioned in this episode: Bite Beauty Agave + Intensive Vegan Lip Mask; Bite Beauty Changemaker Supercharged Micellar Foundation; aN-hydra The Powder of Youth No. 1; Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant; Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel Cleansing Powder; Tatcha The Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder; My Clarins Re-Move Radiance Exfoliating Powder (launches March 1st)

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