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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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Wanna know what’s really* worth the spend this summer? We’re making space on our topshelf for the new summer essentials that we’ll be reaching for all season long. Just in time for quarantine-release mini gatherings everywhere, Carlene discovers a brand new self-tanning-meets-serum hybrid, while Jill gives Wishful Skin’s new radiance-inducing face mask a go. (She tests the buzzy neck-snatching mask, too! Gimmick or great? Inquiring minds want to know!)

Jill takes Fenty’s new Slip Shine Sheer Shiny Lipsticks for a spin

On the makeup front, stay tuned as Carlene discovers a multi-purpose tinted balm – designed especially for sensitive skin – that’s already selling out at Sephora. Then, you won’t want to miss her take on Charlotte Tilbury’s new Airbrush Bronzers. Magnetic lashes that will make you question whether you ever need to spend on pro lash extensions again, a dry shampoo that lets you skip out on fine fragrance and Makeup Eraser The Sponge – BRAND NEW makeup sponge designed to go in the washing machine – if these products weren’t so #DamnGood, you’d swear they were too good to be true!

Products Mentioned In This Episode:

*Note that every product recommended by Breaking Beauty Podcast hosts is independently selected, though some products you buy through the below links may earn us a commission.*

Carlene test-drives Charlotte Tilbury’s new Airbrush Bronzer

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Co-Host Carlene Higgins (right) with sound tech Olivia Nashmi on location at the Hero Cosmetics booth during FounderMade’s Consumer Discovery Show in New York


Field trip!! Breaking Beauty Podcast packed up our mics, put on our logo tees and flew to the big apple for FounderMade’s Consumer Discovery Show, a highly curated event that connects rising star beauty, food and wellness brands with retailers, investors, influencers and consumers in one room. In this breaking, bonus episode, we bring you our favourite bits from the show’s live panelists like Huda Kattan, Leandra Cohen and Jay Manuel, as they discuss the challenges and responsibilities of being a mega-influencer today.

Huda Kattan (left) and Leandra Cohen of Manrepeller

Tune in as we deliver all the highlights straight from the showroom floor where we discovered glass skin masks from buzzy, sensitive skincare line, Snow Fox; whitehead-dissolving, hydrocolloid micro patches from Hero Cosmetics; Knours. skincare that cycles with your period schedule; and the Cryo Facial inflammation-cooling treatment beloved by Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel that’s making its way to a city near you!

Knours. skincare

Oh, but there’s so much more.  We sat down with  the BOBBI BROWN—formerly of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and now head of wellness indie start-up Evolution 18the beauty guru herself for a full-length interview all about her own evolution from cosmetics to beauty supplements to her boutique hotel, and her entire story will roll out on Breaking Beauty Podcast in the months to come!

Since we talked a little fast in this nimblest of episodes, here’s a handy dandy list of every product mentioned. Enjoy! And do let us know what you think on our Instagram or in Breaking Beauty Podcast’s Closed Facebook Chatroom page (join already!) or heck, even leave us a review in iTunes.

Cle Cosmetics

Products mentioned in this episode:

Cle Cosmetics Melting Lip Powder in Hot Choco; Cle Cosmetics Oxygen Foam Cleanser

IVitamin Hydration Therapy

Knours. Double Duty Mist; Knours. Know Your Skin Period. pH 5.6 Body + V Zone Soap

Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil

Cannuka CBD Healing Skin Balm

Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch

Snow Fox Skincare Japanese Cherry Blossom & White Tea Smoothing Mask; Snow Fox Cucumber Recovery Range (coming soon!)

Muskaan Makeup

 Quick Cryo Cryo Facial

Hello Tushy Tushy Classic

Thinx Period Proof Underwear

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