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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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Actress Laura Harrier is a fan of Total Eye Lift, too

In partnership with our friends at Clarins, this is your Step-By-Step Guide to Giving Yourself a Spa-Worthy Facial at Home. In today’s Bonus episode, we speak to Clarins Vice President of Education, Christy Cella, who schools us on how to get pro results at home, whether you have sensitive, oily or dry skin. We find out: Do you really need to steam? Can you safely do extractions yourself? What’s the right way to apply eye cream? Plus, we learn the spa-proof lymphatic drainage method to soothe puffy eyes – and fill you in on Clarins’ latest release, an eye cream that lifts, soothes and tightens in 60 seconds flat. Hold onto your lemon water and get your fluffy slippers ready, self-care Monday is here!

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We know our #podfam loves a good drugstore find, so we’ve partnered with Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada to get the 411 on the skincare musts that are sure to pop off in January. Just in time for your New Year skin resolutions, maybe you’re looking to add a new step to your skincare routine, or maybe you’d like to try out a buzzy ingredient you keep hearing about. Well, we went on a virtual, VIP shopping trip with Shoppers Beauty Pro Chanel Cruz, who fills us on everything from a new, 20% vitamin C capsule that’s the perfect dupe for a pricier, prestige version, to a brand new retinol treatment that cocoons as it refines. Plus, you’ll find out which affordable under-eye patches the retailer can’t keep in stock, and your new BFF for double-cleansing the lazy-slash-busy way.

Carlene and Jill go on a virtual shopping trip with Shoppers Beauty Pro Chanel Cruz (below)

The drugstore insider has all the intel on what’s been selling out since the start of the pandemic – and how consumer skincare habits and attitudes have been changing at home, too. And finally, how on earth do you find the perfect, personalized skincare products when you’re shopping online during a lockdown? Big news! We’ve got the scoop on the retailer’s new, Virtual Skin Analysis Tool that gives you a real-time skin diagnosis, with customized product recommendations — AND earn those Optimum points — all without leaving the comfort of your couch.

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