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Ep 209 - The #DamnGood Skin Barrier-Boosting Creams We’ll Use Forever

“Barrier Repair” is a big beauty buzzword - but what does it really mean? Today we’re bringing you a little Skin Barrier 101, along with a roundup of our #damngood skin-saving favorites.

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Surprise! Today we’re shaking up our monthly #DamnGoods episode… with our first ever speed-round edition!! That means more product reviews than ever before.  20 products x 2 minutes each – can your long-winded hosts Jill and Carlene really do it!!? The stage is set to discuss: a redness corrector that doubles as an SPF, a multi-tasking, age-defying eye cream, a rare, glow-getting serum for oily-skinned folks, a skin-saving must-have for the beach (it’s not what you think!) plus, the one cream blush Carlene is toting everywhere and the filter-like loose powder she’s been scoring compliments on of late.

And ICYMI – we launched our first-ever merch!! Meet the limited edition Breaking Beauty Terry Scrunchies. They’re made from sustainable bamboo terry in the perfect summer pink 🎀- they’re SOOOO soft, hella absorbent for days at the pool or beach 💦 , and the best part is that there are three sizes:⁣ The Baby Terry (amazing for topknots or fine or short hair)⁣ The Just-Right (if you have medium hair this is for you) ⁣ and The Super Terry (this over-sized version is amazing if you have long or thick hair). ⁣Buy them individually or save on the trio. Can’t wait to see how you wear it – tag us on Instagram.

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Products Mentioned In This Episode:

*Note that every product recommended by Breaking Beauty Podcast is independently selected, though some products you buy through the below links may earn us a commission.*

  1. Kitsch SATIN HEATLESS Pillow Rollers, 6-piece set

  2. Limited Edition Breaking Beauty Scrunchies! They are absorbent, made from sustainable bamboo and come in 3 sizes: Baby Scrunch, The Just Right Terry Scrunch, The Super Terry Scrunch  you can buy separately or the bundled trio

  3. Briogeo Superfoods Mango + Cherry Balancing Shampoo + Conditioner Duo for Oil Control

  4. Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30, (***not available in Canada**)

  5. Neso Grande Tent UPF 50.

  6. Maybelline New York Express Brow Duo

  7. StriVectin Intensive Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles PLUS.

  8. Caudalie Vinosource-Hydra Grape Water Gel Moisturizer 

  9. Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Blush Sticks

  10. Youth To The People Superclay Purify + Clear Power Mask

  11. Algenist Algae Niacinamide Moisture Veil Serum.

  12. Carlene’s fave trio that she mentioned: Victoria Beckham by Augustinus Bader Golden Cell Rejuvenating Priming Moisturizer, Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation, Armani Beauty Luminous Glow Silk Powder

  13. Bite Beauty Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick in Praline 

  14. Tatcha The Silk Protective Setting Powder

  15. M.A.C Magic Extension 5mm Fiber Mascara

  16. Lorac Holy Lash Volumizing Mascara

  17. Sol de Janeiro Rio Deo Aluminum-Free Deodorant

  18. Limited Edition Olive You Megababe Set. The kit is now sold out but the nail polish hues are here to stay!

  19. Boscia Prebiotic + Probiotic Freshening All-Over Body Deodorant

  20. Boscia Papaya and Pomegranate Enzyme Exfoliating Body Cleanser

  21. Boscia Peptide Youth-Restore Firming Body Serum

  22. Henry Rose “Windows Down” Eau de Parfum

Last week in Part 1 of our Best of Spring #DamnGoods Special, we revealed the latest skincare buys that are highly recommended by Jill and Carlene. Today, in Part 2 of our Best of Spring #DamnGoods Special, we’re chatting about the Anastasia Brow Freeze that’s earned 3 million views on TikTok, the Maybelline Sky High mascara that can hardly be found upon a drugstore shelf, and the incredible new Auric Radiant Luminzer giving Charlotte Tilbury’s Flawless Filter a run for its money.

Meet TikTok’s fave mascara

Plus, Carlene gets all swoon-y about some exciting new Bridgerton-style fragrances! An “adorkable” fashion collab that gave us all the smiles… And, stay tuned as your hosts peel back the curtain on the marketing hype machine to expose the buzzy beauty products not worth the cheddar.

We thinkst we found Simon’s perfect fragrance match!

Penhaligon’s new Babylon Eau De Parfum was made for Bridgerton

Products Mentioned In This Episode:

*Note that every product recommended by Breaking Beauty Podcast is independently selected, though some products you buy through the below links may earn us a commission.*

*Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

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Happy New Year everyone! First of all, a bit of news… we’re now officially a weekly podcast! We’ll be hitting your feeds every single Wednesday, so be sure to subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud or Google Podcasts for your weekly Breaking Beauty fix. We’re kicking off 2019 with a huge guest of honour and that is the one and only Anastasia Soare, founder of Anastasia Beverly Hills. It’s her first podcast interview ever!

Romanian-born beauty entrepreneur Anastasia Soare fled communism in the late 1980s and moved to Los Angeles—not knowing a word of English—where she launched a beauty empire. She was the first aesthetician to patent the Golden Ratio Eyebrow Shaping Method, which quickly caught the attention of Hollywood elite (Cindy Crawford was her first client ever.) Anastasia was propelled into the spotlight on The Oprah Winfrey Show and later launched her namesake brand with a Beverly Hills flagship salon in 1997, going on to to create the company’s revolutionary product line in 2000. The first to create makeup and stencils especially for eyebrows, her cult classic, DipBrow Pomade is still a stand-out today.

But how did the brow guru succeed in parlaying her eyebrow business into a billion dollar brand now just as renowned for its sell-out contour and eyeshadow palettes? Carlene and Jill get to the bottom of LA’s biggest makeup sensation, now poised for international domination (Just ask a Kardashian, okay?). Oh, and don’t miss your co-hosts personal takes on the latest makeup palette, Sultry, along with their tips on how to use the OG brow product that made Anastasia Beverly Hills so famous.

Products mentioned in this episode: Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade; Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz; Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit; Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick; Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Palette

Every product is independently selected by Breaking Beauty Podcast hosts and/or guests. Products you purchase through our links may earn us a commission.