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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 today’s special edition of the #DamnGoods, we sit down with the ultimate guest co-host, Gothamista! With a tagline like: “I Try Stuff So You Don’t Have To,” Renée Chow boasts a hyper-curated #topshelf that helps inform the purchases of her “Skin Squad” community of over 500,000 YouTube fans. (When she recommends a product, it’s guaranteed to fly off stores shelves.) In her first podcast ever, Renée is sharing her complete, at-home facial routine for sensitive, dehydrated skin that’s still prone to a spot of acne – so if you want to achieve her enviable glow (and learn how to retain “baby fat” cheeks), get those shopping carts ready!!

Gothamista demonstrates the wonders of the gua sha stone in her skincare routine

Skincare goodies from Gothamista’s on-air show-and-tell!

For more than a decade, Renée’s day job has been working in beauty, both as a buyer, and in product development, where she’s learned about scientific formulations alongside the chemists who create them. The bonafide skintellectual easily cuts through marketing mumbo jumbo, shining a spotlight on what really works. You’ll hear the exact steps in her personal skincare routine, from double-toning to her favourite budget skincare buy, to the SPF for face she’s calling the GOAT. And… we finally discover the best dupe for the pricey Skinceuticals CE Ferulic vitamin C serum Jill is always recommending. All hail, Gothamista!

Products mentioned in this episode:
Every product is independently selected by Breaking Beauty Podcast hosts and/or guests. Things you buy through our links may earn us a commission.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil; African Botanics Fleur de Rose Cream Cleanser; Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm; Pixi Beauty Double Cleanse; Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion; I’m From Rice Toner; Curology Custom Skincare Tretinoin; NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Lipid 1%; The Ordinary Buffet + Copper Peptides 1%; Paula’s Choice Niacinamide 20% Treatment; Votary Jasmine & Calendula Facial Oil; Dr. Sam’s Flawless MoisturizerSulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing CreamBiossance Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel; Skinceuticals CE Ferulic Serum; Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster; Maelove Glow Maker; Evy Technology Daily UV Face Mousse; Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Mild Milk SPF 50; Biologique Recherche Amniotique Serum; Paula Labreque Salon & Skincare Spa; Rescue Spa; Nuxe Rêve De Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm; Biologique Recherche P50 Lotion

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