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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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Carlene and Jill with Julianne Robicheau of Eco + Amour and “Waste Wizard” Stephanie Hicks


With all the news about climate change, what woman doesn’t want to reduce her eco footprint, no matter how shimmery it may be? The most logical place to start might just be in the bathroom, given that 120 billion units of packaging are produced in the global cosmetics industry annually. We’re chatting it all out in this episode, alongside Julianne Robicheau, co-owner of Eco + Amour, a sustainable living boutique specializing in self-care and beauty products. We’ve also got Jill’s good friend Stephanie Hicks in the house, who’s sharing tips based on her year of living zero waste (even her upcoming wedding will be completely up cycled!).

Eco + Amour Zero Waste Re-Fill Store in Toronto

Jill and Carlene share their favourite makeup brands leading the charge in recycling, re-filling and zero waste packaging. They also hat tip the big beauty brands committing to zero waste manufacturing and next level recycling programs in the year to come, like TerraCycle and its new re-fill delivery pilot project, Loop. It’s all part of winning over a growing generation who bases their beauty buying on their values as much as product performance.

Aether Beauty’s New Summer Solstice Palette, On Sale April 22 (Earth Day)

Find out our top zero waste beauty tips for substituting out all-too convenient face wipes from your routine, what to do with all of your old nail polish, how to dispose of hair, what to do with mascara wands… and we review Aether Beauty’s new zero waste eyeshadow palettes, developed by a former exec in Sephora’s sustainability program. All this, and you don’t even have to worry about any brow beating. We believe baby steps are all steps in the right direction!

Carlene’s New Fave: Lilah B. Divine Duo Lip & Cheek Colours

Products mentioned in this episode: Face Halo; Makeup Eraser; Croon Fibers; Kaia Naturals Juicy Bamboo Facial Cleansing Wipes; Consonant Skincare Come Clean 100% Natural Cleansing Cloths; Lush Naked Skincare; Aether Beauty Gemstone Palettes; Lilah B. Divine Duo Lip & Cheek in B. Stunning; Christophe Robin Hydrating Shampoo Bar With Aloe Vera; Crush and Brush Toothpaste Tablets; Bite Toothpaste Bits; Tampax Menstrual Cup; Diva Cup; Kjaer Weis Lip Tints; RMS Uncover Up Concealer; Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Stick; Meow Meow Tweet Juniper Carrot Seed Facial Oil; Lines of Elan Fortify Balance Natural + Organic Renew Shampoo and Review Conditioner; Graydon Matcha Mint Shampoo and Hair Smoothie; Daily Concepts Your Konjac Sponge Tumeric; Gondola Natural Bamboo Toothbrushes; Wands for Wildlife; Matter of Trust

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