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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 last week’s episode, Carlene flew all the way to Tokyo to learn about what’s new from her fave luxury J-Beauty brand, Clé de Peau (listen here to find out why their $90 concealer has ruined her for all others) and she also chats top shelf and Star Wars power with Felicity Jones, the company’s latest ambassador.

But of course, Carlene couldn’t leave Japan without a shopping haul, which brings us to our very special Glow Down decoding all there is to know about Japanese Beauty!

Carlene and Shiho inside Don Quijote

While K-Beauty trends may get all of the sexy headlines, the truth is that beauty insiders have long known that high-quality, smartly designed and effective products are born and bred from J-Beauty (One example? Backstage artists at fashion week, putting Shu Uemura lash curlers on the map).

So what really sets J-Beauty products apart? Carlene links up with her new beauty pal and Tokyo native Shiho Kobayashi who takes her to discount super store Don Quijote to fill her cart with all of the J-Beauty essentials. Steaming eye masks, award-winning liquid liner and the one thing that Japanese women slip on before bed to wake up with skinnier ankles – you have to hear it to believe it. Stay tuned to the end of the episode to hear all about Jill and Carlene’s J-Beauty faves they would seek out and buy again.

Products mentioned in the episode:
Dr. Scholl’s Japan Medi QttO Sleep Wearing Slimming Socks; Anessa Perfect UV;
Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery 50 g Sunscreen SPF 50 + / PA ++++;
Shu Uemura Lash Curler; Beauty World Smiley Exercise Duck Mouth; D-Up ORISHIKI EYELID SKIN FILM; FLOWFUSHI MOTE LINER Liquid Liner (Brown Black); My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Brightening Mask; Kose Babyish Mask; Elixir Reflet Balancing Bubble Foam Facial Cleanser; Hot Eye Mask with Steam Aroma of Lavender Sage; BN Micro Fiber Double Eyelid Nudy Tape; Senka Perfect Whip Cleansing Foam

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