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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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Surprise! Today we’re shaking up our monthly #DamnGoods episode… with our first ever speed-round edition!! That means more product reviews than ever before.  20 products x 2 minutes each – can your long-winded hosts Jill and Carlene really do it!!? The stage is set to discuss: a redness corrector that doubles as an SPF, a multi-tasking, age-defying eye cream, a rare, glow-getting serum for oily-skinned folks, a skin-saving must-have for the beach (it’s not what you think!) plus, the one cream blush Carlene is toting everywhere and the filter-like loose powder she’s been scoring compliments on of late.

And ICYMI – we launched our first-ever merch!! Meet the limited edition Breaking Beauty Terry Scrunchies. They’re made from sustainable bamboo terry in the perfect summer pink 🎀- they’re SOOOO soft, hella absorbent for days at the pool or beach 💦 , and the best part is that there are three sizes:⁣ The Baby Terry (amazing for topknots or fine or short hair)⁣ The Just-Right (if you have medium hair this is for you) ⁣ and The Super Terry (this over-sized version is amazing if you have long or thick hair). ⁣Buy them individually or save on the trio. Can’t wait to see how you wear it – tag us on Instagram.

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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.*

  1. Kitsch SATIN HEATLESS Pillow Rollers, 6-piece set

  2. Limited Edition Breaking Beauty Scrunchies! They are absorbent, made from sustainable bamboo and come in 3 sizes: Baby Scrunch, The Just Right Terry Scrunch, The Super Terry Scrunch  you can buy separately or the bundled trio

  3. Briogeo Superfoods Mango + Cherry Balancing Shampoo + Conditioner Duo for Oil Control

  4. Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30, (***not available in Canada**)

  5. Neso Grande Tent UPF 50.

  6. Maybelline New York Express Brow Duo

  7. StriVectin Intensive Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles PLUS.

  8. Caudalie Vinosource-Hydra Grape Water Gel Moisturizer 

  9. Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Blush Sticks

  10. Youth To The People Superclay Purify + Clear Power Mask

  11. Algenist Algae Niacinamide Moisture Veil Serum.

  12. Carlene’s fave trio that she mentioned: Victoria Beckham by Augustinus Bader Golden Cell Rejuvenating Priming Moisturizer, Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation, Armani Beauty Luminous Glow Silk Powder

  13. Bite Beauty Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick in Praline 

  14. Tatcha The Silk Protective Setting Powder

  15. M.A.C Magic Extension 5mm Fiber Mascara

  16. Lorac Holy Lash Volumizing Mascara

  17. Sol de Janeiro Rio Deo Aluminum-Free Deodorant

  18. Limited Edition Olive You Megababe Set. The kit is now sold out but the nail polish hues are here to stay!

  19. Boscia Prebiotic + Probiotic Freshening All-Over Body Deodorant

  20. Boscia Papaya and Pomegranate Enzyme Exfoliating Body Cleanser

  21. Boscia Peptide Youth-Restore Firming Body Serum

  22. Henry Rose “Windows Down” Eau de Parfum

We’re back with a fresh AF #damngoods episode! First up, there’s news this season… We review the hotly-anticipated Rare Beauty collection by Selena Gomez, answering the question on everyone’s minds: does the foundation boasting 48 shades hold its own, or is it merely a Fenty-wannabe? Next, we weigh in on highlights from the brand new Byredo Makeup collection, a fire collab between the design-y fragrance house and badass makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench.

Testing out a full face of Rare Beauty makeup!

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez

We also introduce you to a hurricane-proof tubing mascara, a a consciously-crafted tinted moisturizer ideal for last minute Zoom meetings, and a deeply pigmented tinted balm designed to give you that coveted, Snow White-meets-the-witch lip and cheek stain vibe. A Black-owned lipstick brand that’s partnered with Michelle Obama to get you to vote, the perf transitional cleanser that promises not to dry you out, and first impressions of the latest skincare gadget to get on your Black Friday wish list stat – consider this your sliding into fall beauty edit.

Jill is wearing M.A.C Powder Kiss Bliss Liquid Lip Colour in Crossfade

Jill’s #DamnGood picks

BREAKING BUZZ: Want even more of our spot-on product recommendations? Be sure to check out our chat with fellow #podfam, Everything is Fine podcast, hosted by Tally Abecassis and Kim France, where we’re serving some of our fave new cheapie but goodie beauty finds

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.*

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