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.
Today we’re chatting with Dr. Michelle Wong, known for her easy-to-understand explainers on her Lab Muffin Beauty Science blog and YouTube channel, to break down recent headlines around sunscreens not living up to their SPF rating on the label. (Hello, Purito-gate and Krave-gate!) But that doesn’t mean you should give up on sunscreen – quite the contrary. Tune in for Michelle’s expert advice on finding not only a lovely textured sunscreen that isn’t greasy, chalky and doesn’t mess with your makeup, but one that you can trust to perform as it claims. That’s right, she’s naming names!
Plus, Michelle reveals how we might be sabotaging the strength of our SPF ourselves – Gwyneth, we’re looking at you – with some helpful tips on how to actually boost sunscreen efficacy, along with the best way to reapply it throughout the day. And if you love today’s episode, be sure to check out Michelle’s awesome new 12-part podcast series called Skincare School, co-hosted by Adore Beauty’s Senior Editor Amy Clark. Happy Sun Days!
Products & References 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.*
- The organization that tests sunscreens is Consumerreports.org [behind a firewall but you can see some of the top-performing sunscreens they tested in 2021 here.]
The Korean beauty blogger that Michelle references is https://www.instagram.com/odilemonod/
Neutrogena sunscreen [Brand that Michelle trusts]
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Body & Face Sunscreen SPF 50 [for working or playing and sweating outside]
Cancer Council Sunscreens [for dark skintones, available in Australia only]
Ulta MD UV Physical Broad-Spectrum SPF 41 [for eczema-prone skin]
Bullfrog Sunscreen [top rated last year in consumerreports.org]
*Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*
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