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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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Today we’re welcoming our second-ever #DamnGoods Guest Host, Nyakio Grieco! Founder of Nyakio Beauty and a brand new, completely inclusive shopping site called Thirteen Lune, Nyakio is here to tell us which Black and Brown-owned beauty brands are topping her top shelf this minute. You’ll find out why the barrier-breaking e-commerce platform has caught the attention of celeb investors like Gwyneth Paltrow, Sean Combs and Naomi Watts. Then, discover “the best leave-in conditioner Nyakio has ever used,” the multi-purpose dream oil she can’t keep in stock, and our biggest discovery — a face-buffing tool that looks like a portobello mushroom wearing a chunky knit sweater, lolz.

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