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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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We’ve swept all of the Pinterest and Google trend searches along with the latest cosmetics industry sales data to bring you today’s epic episode: “The #DamnGood Beauty Products You’re Going To See Everywhere in 2021.” Tune in as we discuss why the year’s biggest buzzword, “Skinimalism,” makes so much sense right now, along with our favourite brands leading the charge in the quest to pare down our routines.

Meet Function of Beauty’s diffusion line for Target

ManiMe is the shaped-to-you nail gel sticker we need rn

Then, we chat about the latest in “low waste” innovations to help reduce your beauty footprint; what’s new in the world of personalized, DIY beauty while we’re missing our professional hair and nail services; and finally, Carlene updates you on the award-winning K18 hair treatment that silkens even the bleachiest of strands.

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We’re all about breakthrough beauty products, and it doesn’t get any more ICONIC than the pink, tear drop-shaped sponge that revolutionized the way we apply foundation 💗 💗💗. In 2002, Hollywood makeup artist Rea Ann Silva created an entirely new category with her reusable, water-activated Beauty Blender that delivers seriously seamless foundation results. Now used by everyone from Makeup by Mario to Kylie Jenner to your very own Breaking Beauty Podcast hosts Jill and Carlene, 17 units are sold every single minute 😮.

Listen in as the genius inventor recalls what it was like hitting the road with New Kids On the Block and working with the Notorious B.I.G. before the Eureka moment working on the very first HD television show when her smash-hit applicator came to be. Then, we fast forward 15 years and ask Rea Ann about all those LOL #YouTube hacks 🍆. (Plus, get an ear-full about a never-before-heard customer service call from an adult film star 🙈.)

And finally, you’re not going to want to miss the #glowdown on Beauty Blender’s first foray into makeup with #BounceFoundation, which has been making headlines since its debut @sephora this week. We got all the scoop on its KILLAH finish and yes, we go deep on the contraversial shade selection.

Products mentioned in this episode: The Original Beauty Blender; Beauty Blender Bounce Foundation; Dior Lip Glow; Sulwhasoo; La Prairie Cellular Softening and Balancing Lotion

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