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Ep 208 - Makeup Artist Violette Spills All of Her Beauty Secrets

Violette Serrat on the “French Girl” Cliché, everyday sophisticated makeup tricks & her exact getting un-ready skincare routine.

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We’re starting off 2021 with a big dose of rainbow positivity! Who better to inspire and entertain than the one and only Jonathan Van Ness? You may already know and love Jonathan as the resident grooming expert on Queer Eye. The Emmy-nominated host is also a best-selling author, host of the wildly popular podcast, Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness. And let us not forget their tireless advocacy work for the LGBTQ community.

Jonathan Van Ness is the newly announced Biossance Self-Care Ambassador

As the newly announced Self-Care Ambassador for Biossance, Jonathan loads us up with self-care tips and tricks for cultivating joy and mining the kind of self-confidence that says ‘what’s in her cereal, henny?’ Find out how they mustered the courage to break down so.many.barriers in their own life. Plus, we chat all about their inner-glow skincare routine, writing your own mission statement and how to deal with imposter syndrome. 2021, let’s do this!

JVN’s best-selling memoir, Over The Top: A Raw Journey To Self-Love

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On today’s episode we’ve partnered with Biossance, a sustainable skincare line that has a big, big story behind it (it’s not often that a beauty brand has Bill Gates’ blessing). And it’s raison d’etre is all centred around a little skincare ingredient called squalane.

Squalane is a huge trend in the skincare world right now because it’s a weightless moisturizing molecule that has a hyper hydrating effect. Not unlike hyaluronic acid, we’re actually born with a version of it, known as squalene (stick with us here) that depletes with age (bummer, we know).

In the past, squalane was obtained from shark liver but that practice has come to an end in many parts of the world, thankfully. And plant-based versions, from olive oil, were not as pure. Enter Biossance who has found a way to engineer the purest form of sustainable squalane from sugarcane and make it a skincare star – when it’s  in your serum, moisturizer or face oil – skin looks plump, younger, dewier and smoother.

There are a lot of squalane-based products out there, but very few are making headlines for *constantly* selling out at Sephora. If you’ve been listening to Breaking Beauty for awhile, you know we love a best-seller, so we needed to know why everyone loves this sleeper hit of a brand, including Queer Eye‘s Johnathan Van Ness who has been spotted with it in his bag of grooming tricks.

We’ve even polled our listeners in the Breaking Beauty Podcast Chat Room  who sent us some voice memos with squalane q’s of their own so tune in!

Products mentioned on the episode:

Biossance’s Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil (Carlene’s fave)
Biossance Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel
Biossance Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum (Jill’s fave and it contains a plant-based alternative to retinol called Bakuchiol )
Biossance Squalane + Bamboo Deodorant (brand new launch)

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