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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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Lauryn Evarts Bosstick of The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast with your host Jill Dunn


Welcome back Beauties! Today we’re chatting with Lauryn Evarts Bosstick, the creator of beauty, wellness, and lifestyle blog The Skinny Confidential and co-host of TSC Him & Her Podcast. Lauryn’s a hugely successful influencer who’s earned mentions in Shape, Self and Women’s Health magazines. Her podcast has featured everyone from skin guru Kate Somerville to marketing whiz Gary Vaynerchuk and comedian Heather McMahan. And what we love about Lauryn is her no filter-style talk about taboo topics like boob jobs, face shaving and her complete openness about how jaw surgery completely changed her life (see before and after pics here.) We love us an over-sharer!

Glossier’s dreamy permanent store in New York City

But first, we breakdown some news of the week with details on Glossier’s multi-level New York City store. We send kudos to Drybar founder Alli Webb, who announced her next venture: massage bars called Squeeze. Finally, get all the scoop on Cover Girl’s alliance with Leaping Bunny via Cruelty Free International, and hear our take on why the news is a HUGE deal to the beauty industry at large. Lastly, does anyone know why everything is going wrong for Carlene this week? Somebody knows something.

Hooray! Cover Girl is now Leaping Bunny certified

Products mentioned in this episode: Clarisonic Smart Profile Uplift; Woo More Play; Face Gym; Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Exfoliating Moisturizer; Kate Somerville Exfolikate; Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder; It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50; Ardell #113 Lashes; Maybelline Great Lash Mascara; Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara; Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

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


In our second mid-month episode of The Glow Down by Breaking Beauty, we catch up with celebrity hair colourist extraordinaire Tracey Cunningham (who tends the manes of everyone from Khloe Kardashian to Emma Stone to Jennifer Lopez) about her secret weapons for her signature, super natural hair colour that always manages to look healthy no matter how much bleach is in the cup. We also get the scoop on the very famous helping hand who got Cunningham started in the beauty biz in the first place (guesses… guesses… anyone?)

Intern Emily chats with Joyce Bonelli who was in town to kick-off the Shoppers Drug Mart #MyBold makeup event. Bonelli’s artistry may or may not have inspired the colour range for Kylie Lip Kits (her most famous client)—hear what she has to say on that front—plus, find out why Kim Kardashian FaceTimes Ms. Bonelli on the regs. Best of all, we get the major scoop on Ms. Boneill’s own upcoming makeup line, planned for release in 2019.

Finally, the fabulous Emily reports from behind the scenes at the Miss World Canada Pageant — talking with backstage makeup artist Jennifer Turner on how to get pageant-ready (including what NOT to do). And, she chats with Miss Manitoba Courtney Mandock to find out what it’s like to compete in a beauty pageant in 2017. Because we know what you’re thinking, whyyyyyyyy? Well, have a listen to what one contestant has to say, maybe she’ll surprise you.

Miss World Canada 2017 Winner Cynthia Menard. Photo: @stantrac

Products mentioned in this episode: Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk 4-in-1 Combing Creme, Pureology Curl Complete Style + Care InfusionOlaplex No. 3Ouai Curl JellyPaul Mitchell Foaming PomadeL’Anza Leave-in ConditionerRedken Curvaceous No-Foam CleanserLancôme Hypnôse Doll Lash Mascara; Kylie Lip Kits; KKW Creme Contour And Highlight Kits

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


In our second episode, we speak to Canadian banker-turned-beautypeneur Nannette de Gaspé Beaubien, founder of Nannette de Gaspé dry masks. Find out why her breakthrough, Youth Revealed dry masks for face and body took home the Best Indie Beauty Brand Award at the 2017 Beauty Industry Awards; whether the new Uplift Revealed plumping dry masks for boobs and butt really work; and discover why Charlotte Tilbury’s Instant Magic Dry Sheet Mask, made by the very same Quebec-based biotech company, is just the start of an industry-wide trend.

Jill and Carlene share their thoughts on trying the dry masks themselves as they chat with Nannette de Gaspé on everything from her most embarrassing beauty moment of all time to getting the exclusive scoop on what the founder has up her sleeve next (you’re not going to want to miss this!) Plus, could this patented, biomimetic vector technology, be the answer to needle-free Botox, for real? The answer, in this episode.

Wearing Nannette de Gaspé’s dry mask during recording

But first… just what are dry masks anyway? They’re fabrics that you wear on your face like sheet masks, but because they’re waterless, goop-free and therefore non-sticky, they have little slits that you use to tuck them over your ears so that they stay in place. 94% all-natural ingredients such as Shea butter, camellia sinensis (green tea) seed oil and peptides—in comparison, Tilbury’s are her own proprietary blend—are infused into the “techstile”, and become activated by the warmth of your skin with gentle massaging (click here to see how to tap like a pro). Like sheet masks, you keep them on for about 15 minutes.

And finally, B-side alert!! We asked founder Nannette de Gaspé to spill her bag post-interview to find out which beauty products (besides her beloved dry mask) she can’t live without, and what we found was perhaps unsurprisingly high-tech and rather luxe (clockwise from top left): Smashbox O-Gloss Intuitive Lip Gloss; M.A.C Powder Blush; M.A.C Paints Eye Shadow; Yves Saint Laurent Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Lip Stain; Guerlain Terracotta Original Bronzing Powder; M.A.C Patentpolish Lip Pencil; Nannette de Gaspé Youth Revealed Restorative Techstile Masque.

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

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