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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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In our first IRL interview since the Pandoozle, we fly all the way to LA to meet THE Jane Wurwand, legendary founder of Dermalogica and author of the newly released book, Skin In The Game: Everything You Need Is Already Inside You. Recording straight from their HQ in Carson, California, we meet the legend who managed to take an indie skincare spa brand and turn it into a multi-million-dollar success story, passing the torch of self-actualization to hundreds of female entrepreneurs with their education-first approach in the process.

For anyone looking for a post-pandemic reset, Jane schools us on how to tap into your own purpose, sharing the lessons she’s learned through intimate, say-what?? stories. Find out how her father’s early passing ignited a fire in Jane as a 5-year-old girl growing up in Scotland, and how a trip to Japan inspired Dermalogica’s iconic Daily Microfoliant exfoliating powder – now celebrating its 20th anniversary. Plus, find out what Jane has to say about “Clean Washing,” the one thing that still needs to change in the industry, and why to her, “Beauty” is a dirty word.

*Special thanks to Dermalogica for providing travel and accommodations to Breaking Beauty for this story.

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*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.*

Skin In The Game By Jane Wurwand

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

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Dermalogica Founder Jane Wurwand with Breaking Beauty’s Jill Dunn

In this champagne-filled episode, Carlene & Jill get served with the latest splurgy spa treatments by Swiss luxury skincare line Valmont and clinical-clean Dermalogica.

Breaking Beauty’s Carlene Higgins learning about honey harvesting at Langdon Hall with Valmont

Then, listen in for a very special chat with fellow beauty podcasters Lindsey Kelk and Harriet Hadfield of Full Coverage. These two British-born, L.A.-based beauty junkies go microscopic on the buzziest new launches on their own podcast and we get a taste of their in-depth reviews with a few fun throwbacks. Which beauty product is Lindsey—a long-time beauty blogger and best-selling rom-com author—still toting around in her makeup kit after way too many years (and, what will she dress up as this Halloween?)

Full Coverage Podcast Hosts Lindsey Kelk (left) and Harriet Hadfield

Which beauty product does Harriet, a YouTuber and celebrity makeup artist who’s worked with Rita Ora, wish was brought back from the grave? Most embarrassing beauty moments… Plus, they’ve also got the inside scoop on fashion model Cara Delevingne’s upcoming fiction novel, Mirror Mirror, on account of that book-writing connection. How cool are they?? You’re about to find out!

Urban Decay Lip Gunk

Products mentioned in this episode: Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo; Valmont Elixir Des Glaciers Exceptional Treatment Majestic TreatmentDermalogica Advanced  Microdermabrasion and LED Treatment; YSL Vernis A Lèvres Glossy Stain Primary Colour Edition; KKW Crème Contour and Highlight Kit: Urban Decay Lip Gunk; Ruby & Millie Cosmetics; Thierry Mugler Angel Innocent;

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