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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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Phew! It’s been a YEAR – and the beauty industry had a front row seat. For our annual year-end roundup, we’re welcoming two very special guests: esteemed British beauty journalist Dr. Ateh Jewel and Michelle Lee, Allure editor-in-chief and co-host of the new, Allure Science of Beauty Podcast (new episodes drop every single Thursday!) where they dissect they dissect the science behind a singular topic like wrinkles or shampoo with answers from derms and beauty chemists. So sit back and enjoy the rollercoaster ride as we recap all of the highs, lows and everything in between!

Our virtual round-table guests Allure Editor-in-Chief Michelle Lee (left) and British Beauty Journalist Ateh Jewel (right) with your hosts

Stay tuned to hear our takes on the impact that Covid and Black Lives Matter has had both on the beauty industry with Pull Up For Change – and within ourselves. We also recall the LOL memes, how the beauty industry came together and RIP Fashion Week? Plus, the important piece of beauty reporting you may have missed this year, our favourite celebrity brand launches, and finally, our crystal ball predictions for 2021.

It was a year, Naomi Campbell!

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Meet Skincare By Hyram – aka Hyram Yarbro – the 24-year-old “Skincare Specialist” whose viral videos are making ordinary brands like CeraVe sell out among his six million TikTok Stans. Starting with his popular skincare routine reaction videos launched earlier this year, his #skincarebyhyram hashtag has racked up 1.4 billion views on the platform in just six months. In today’s episode, Hyram discusses his lightning-fast rise to fame, including how he’s dealing with the success – and the mistakes he’s made along the way.

We ask Hyram about that licensing deal we’ve been hearing about (Could “Hyram-Approved” Skincare be hitting store shelves soon?) And, we got you with his product recommendations, too. Find out which budget skincare brand he says is poised to be the next big thing. You’ll also hear about his complete, 4-step skincare routine, including the serum for oily skin he’s calling “sorcery in a bottle.” Finally, we find out which skincare tool is totally not worth the spend, and the skincare trend he’s predicting will be big for 2020 and beyond.

***Trigger warning – today’s episode contains discussions about eating disorders***

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.*

Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater + Tremella Creamy Jelly Cleanser

Youth To The People Kale + Green Tea Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser

Honest Beauty Calm & Porefect Serum

First Aid Beauty Coconut Water Cream

Dr Jart + Every Sun Day Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

Everyday Humans Rosé S’Il Vous Plait SPF 30 Gentle Mineral Sunscreen

Shani Darden Retinol Reform

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

Iunik Tea Tree Relief Toner

Paula’s Choice Clear Extra-Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution With 2% Salicylic Acid

Foreo UFO

Versed Skincare

Glow Recipe Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid Serum

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*Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*