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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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Today we’re welcoming our second-ever #DamnGoods Guest Host, Nyakio Grieco! Founder of Nyakio Beauty and a brand new, completely inclusive shopping site called Thirteen Lune, Nyakio is here to tell us which Black and Brown-owned beauty brands are topping her top shelf this minute. You’ll find out why the barrier-breaking e-commerce platform has caught the attention of celeb investors like Gwyneth Paltrow, Sean Combs and Naomi Watts. Then, discover “the best leave-in conditioner Nyakio has ever used,” the multi-purpose dream oil she can’t keep in stock, and our biggest discovery — a face-buffing tool that looks like a portobello mushroom wearing a chunky knit sweater, lolz.

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Products Mentioned In This Episode:

*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.*

PROMO CODES: Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

Coola: Want to give your skin what it’s really craving? Check our their COOLA Organic Skincare on COOLA.com. They’ll even give you 10% off your first order with the code BEAUTY.

Strivectin: Head to Strivectin.com and sign up for their newsletter where new email subscribers receive 15% off your first order.

Nutrafol: You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND support our show by going to Nutrafol.com and using promo code BREAKING and new customers will get 20% off. Plus FREE shipping on EVERY order.

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


We’re chatting with facialist-to-the-stars, Joanna Vargas! Joanna counts famous faces like Mindy Kaling and Rachel Brosnahan among her elite clientele. On top of heading up her branded spas in both Manhattan and L.A. and running her eponymous skincare business, Joanna is author of the essential skincare guide, “Glow From Within.” In today’s episode, we’re learning about skin barrier health 101, untangling the biggest culprits that lead to a damaged skin barrier (like, are exfoliating toners as villainous as they’re made out to be?) and how to know when yours has been compromised.

Glow From Within by Joanna Vargas

The Joanna Vargas Spa in Los Angeles

Stay tuned as Joanna shares her top tips for maintaining and repairing a damaged skin barrier, as we discuss everything from skincare “slugging,” to whether humidifiers can actually help to the holy grail products she really swears by. But first, we’re kicking it off with a mini “damn goods” review in partnership with one of todays’ show partners, Strivectin. Find out why the brand’s timely new Wrinkle Recode Moisture Rich Barrier Cream had us feeling moist and cocooned all holiday long.

Products Mentioned In This Episode:

*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.*

Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast!

Strivectin

StriVectin Wrinkle Recode Moisture Rich Barrier Cream addresses key signs of a compromised skin barrier thanks to its 1:1:1 Biomimetic Lipid Ratio and NIA-114, StriVectin’s patented form of Niacin backed by over three decades of research. New email subscribers receive 15% off their first order.


Coola

Get 10% off your first order of COOLA Organic Skincare on COOLA.com using code BEAUTY.