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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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Jill and Carlene in a zoom holding up a few of their picks for this DamnGood episode.

Yellowjackets is giving us total beauty nostalgia, and all we wanna do is stay under the covers while the weather out there is fridg-id. But the dog still has to be walked, so while we’re out here in subzero temperatures we’re asking: Is there a difference between barrier creams and barrier repair creams?? (Carlene’s convinced they’re two different things, hear her out!) 

A photo of a crystal covered Vaseline that Jill mentioned in ep 209

One of Jill’s most prized possessions that just happens to be a rock solid barrier balm

Plus, we’re giving you our first-hand reviews of our #damngood barrier cream faves, with options for all skin types. From tried and true barrier-protecting balms – some that have literally been getting the job done for more than a century –  to newbie faves that include an SPF and a wind-blocking balm in one, you’re not going to want to hit the slopes or the sidewalks without listening to this episode first. 

An array of products mentioned in ep.209

Skinfix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Cream; La Roche Posay Cicaplast Gel B5; Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 Anti-Aging Lipid Replenishment Treatment

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For More Of Our #DamnGood Recommendations, Check Out These Past Episodes:

Ep 205 – The #DamnGood Trending Beauty Products from 2021 You Need To Know

Ep 196 – The #DamnGood Product Reformulations of 2021, So Far

Ep 193 – Fall 2021 #DamnGood Budget Finds: TikTok’s Favorite Tinted Serum, A Worth-The-Waitlist “Sunscreen Foundation,” An Under $10 Bottega-Green Nail Polish & More!

 

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Hands up if you want youthful skin for as long as you can?! (Everybody, we know.) Notorious for her No-B.S. skincare advice, Caroline Hirons is here to spill the tea. The long-time YouTuber and blogger has trained in more than 100 beauty brands, creating bespoke facials and educating teams internationally for top-tier beauty companies around the world. The U.K.-based esthetician has also written a best-selling book, simply titled “Skincare,”  – with a 2.0 version expected April 2022 and her own skincare line later next year. (Mark your calendars!)

Caroline Hirons

Caroline Hirons is said to be launching her own skincare line in 2022 according to The Evening Standard

Today, Caroline shares her top age-well skin tips, including the advice she wishes she told her younger self. Plus, the skin guru debunks some of the biggest myths going in the beauty industry when it comes to blue light and your skin, neck creams, whether luxury skincare is actually worth the big bucks, and egads! She even shares why she is not necessarily a fan of the 60-second cleansing rule. Plus, stay tuned to find out why Caroline Hirons left the YouTube game and – plot twist!- could she be starting her own podcast??? 

Caroline Hirons

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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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Fleur and Bee

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Ana Luisa

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Hello Fresh

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Pop the bubbly! We’re officially celebrating 200 episodes of Breaking Beauty Podcast. Joining us for this very special episode is our producer, Michelle Harrison, live from the Dear Media HQ. Tune as we recap and react to some of the most emotional moments in the show’s history – from the interviews that left us teary-eyed to the ones that made us LOL and the one celebrity anecdote that made us go viral. Plus, at long last, we discuss *That* interview (IYKYK). Yep, we’re going there.

To our lifelong listeners, we wanna thank you for joining us on this beauty-full ride! You’ve been helping us build Breaking Beauty together. And to celebrate this milestone, we are excited to introduce our new logo and website in the coming week, dreamed up by the pros at Metier Creative. Would love to hear your feedback – were there any personal favourite moments for you that you think we might have missed? Hit us up on Instagram, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.

Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

Fleur and Bee
Check out Fleur & Bee’s 100% vegan and cruelty-free line of natural skincare products at fleurandbee.com and use promo code BREAKING to get 15% off.

Neutrogena
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As a leading board-certified dermatologist with a posh new practice overlooking Bryant Park, Dr. Shereene Idriss, AKA #PillowTalkDerm has amassed more than 350K-strong Instagram fans who come for her epic junk science takedowns, and stay for the real talk on routines, ingredient 101 and more. In today’s episode, the Pillow Talk Derm breaks down current trending topics, from skincare “microdosing” to TikTok-famous trends like chlorophyll water and DIY salt water sprays.

Find out why Dr. Idriss believes hyaluronic acid is way overhyped, and it could be causing more harm than good. Plus, hear her take on the #1 product from The Ordinary that she believes is worth the hashtags, why she does her bedtime routine well before dinner, how-to treat dry lips using her trademark “basting” technique, and listen in on early clues on her very own skincare line that she’s been busy working on behind the scenes.

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*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.*

PROMO CODES: Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

Ouai

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We’re all on beauty product journeys, and when you find your ride-or-die – you’re set for life. Or so you think. But what happens when the brand comes along and decides to reformulate your forever love?! This week Jill and Carlene investigate the many reasons why we’ve seen so many reformulations of cult-fave products in 2021. Then, stay tuned as they count down their #DamnGood 2.0 faves, including a flex on an iconic antioxidant serum, a highly-anticipated vegan lipstick and a rare anti-drying purple toning shampoo that made the Breaking Beauty cut. Plus, meet the Oribe of sunscreen, a revamped brand so gorgeous, you’ll wanna wear SPF everyday of the year.

Bite Beauty Power Move Lipstick in Fig (left) vs. Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Fig

This episode is brought to you in partnership with Prevage

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*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.*

It’s the first day of fall, and a busy AF September! That’s okay because Instagram is on FIRE with beauty lewks that are inspiring us to break out of our bare faced slumps. First up, we recap our top #ICYMI moments from Spring 2022 Fashion Week so far –  including the runway show that inspired Carlene’s new favourite lippie look. Next, we dive into the beauty news of the moment, like what the heck is happening with Beautycon, celebrity plastic surgery doppelgangers and Kylie’s new-new baby-care line (yep!!).

Left: A model at the Ulla Johnson Spring 2020 Show demo’s the “Blooming Lips” trend using the Bobbi Brown Crushed Lipstick in Sunset

Right: Carlene tests the glossy ombré trend wearing Armani Beauty Ecstasy Shine Lipstick in 300 Play in the centre of lips with Wander Beauty Lip Retreat Oil in Oasis overtop

Left: Guess who? Tori Spelling shuns plastic surgery rumours. Right: Kourtney K-Dash

Finally, Carlene reveals her skincare routine fail that led to a fortnight of itching. Stay tuned as Dr. Laurel Geraghty helps solve our sensitive skin woes, in a phone-a-friend segment brought to you by Cetaphil. You’ll find out the difference between sensitive skin vs sensitized skin, the fastest way to fix a flare up, along with the simple routine (and ingredients!) you need to keep sensitive skin calm, cool and collected (like do you really need to avoid exfoliation?) Join us for a definitive round of True or False, sensitive skin edition.

Dr. Laurel Geraghty is here to school Carlene on how to prevent another face-itching flare-up!

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*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.*

Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

Cetaphil


Our conversation with Dr. Geraghty is brought to you in partnership with Cetaphil. Cetaphil’s iconic, best-selling cleansers and moisturizers – Gentle Skin Cleanser, Daily Facial Cleanser, Moisturizing Cream, Moisturizing Lotion and Advanced Relief Lotion – are now reformulated to better meet the needs of even the most sensitive skin. Follow Dr. Geraghty on Instagram and Cetaphil on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook to continue to learn more about the new and improved formulas.

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Celebrity facialist to famous faces like Demi Lovato, Lili Reinhart and Lisa Rinna, Renée Rouleau is dialing in with expert tips on one of the most frustrating of skincare conundrums, adult acne! In today’s episode, the seasoned skincare blogger explains the root causes of adult acne, why chin and jawline breakouts are so common and the real talk on what you can expect from your skincare, your facialist – and when it’s time to go see a derm. Plus, we get the #glowdown on what an ideal adult acne skincare routine looks like (depending on which type of acne you have!) from the best types of cleansers, exfoliators and treatment ingredients to tackle spots, without sacrificing wrinkle prevention and glowy hydration.

Cystyic acne SOS: Renée Rouleau Anti Bump Solution

Help for acne scars? Versed’s new at-home dermaplaning tool

PLUS: Happy 25th Anniversary to Renée Rouleau Skincare! Visit and follow our Instagram @breakingbeautypodcast for details on how-to win an exclusive $500 Renée Rouleau Skincare giveaway!!

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.*

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

Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

Ana Luisa
Ana Luisa is a jewellery brand
that aims to make simple yet stunning pieces you’ll reach for every day. We absolutely recommend checking out Ana Luisa at: https://shop.analuisa.com/breakingsun. We love them, their pieces start at $39, and you can get 20% off with their summer sale! #analuisany

The Inkey List
The Inkey List is a skincare brand that exists to simplify our skincare routines and provide answers to all your skincare questions to enable you to make better decisions for your skin. If you are confused about skincare or have a question about your skin, or the products you should use, then you can check out #ASKinkey on social media, or follow @theinkeylist and/or visit www.theinkeylist.com to discover the right ingredients for you.


Shina Novalinga and Michelle Chubb are doing beauty their own way – and making history in the process. Collectively, the two Indigenous content creators and have amassed nearly 3 million followers on TikTok in just over one year, earning headlines on Vogue.com and Teen Vogue, collabs with big beauty brands like L’Oréal Paris, Clarins and Redken and now, they’re being featured in a major beauty campaign with Sephora. But their transformative glow-ups are a little different. Today we’re learning about Inuit face tattoos, jingle dresses and how reclaiming your true identity is the only path to success.

Thanks to our show partner, The Nue Co.:
The Nue Co creates clean and sustainable supplements with proven results. They take a holistic approach to skincare, with a focus on the connection between inner and outer beauty to deliver ingestible and topical supplements that improve the long-term health of your skin. Try their hero skin supplements including PREBIOTIC+PROBIOTIC, SKIN FILTER, SKIN HYDRATOR and THE PILL at thenueco.com. Get 20% off using our code BEAUTY.


She’s easy, she’s breezy! Today we’re talking about the prettiest, brightest and lightest weight makeup that’s as effortless and joyful as that perfect summer dress. Tune in to hear about the natural-finish compact powder said to transform into a liquid foundation upon hitting your skin. Plus, we reveal our favourite skin-enhancing luminizers that put their shimmery predecessors to shame, along with the blushes and “blonzers” (that’s right, a blush + bronzer hybrid) that are perfect for getting that #PeachesChallenge glow. We also discover a fluffy-effect, stay-put mascara we’re counting on to get us through the sweatiest of days, and we reveal the tinted matte lip balm so smooth, and so diffuse-y, you’ll want to scoop up every single shade.

Carlene’s take on the #peachchallenge using Bare Minerals’ new Blonzers & Kjaer Weiss’ new Matte, Naturally Liquid Lipstick

A new favourite face powder for muggy days: Giorgio Armani’s new Luminous Silk Glow Fusion Powder

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.*

Sakara:

Sakara is a nutrition company that focuses on overall wellness, starting with what you eat. And right now, Sakara is offering our listeners based in the US 20% off their first order when they go to www.sakara.com/BEAUTY  or enter code BEAUTY at checkout.

The Nue Co.:

The Nue Co creates clean and sustainable supplements with proven results. They take a holistic approach to skincare, with a focus on the connection between inner and outer beauty to deliver ingestible and topical supplements that improve the long-term health of your skin. Try their hero skin supplements including PREBIOTIC+PROBIOTIC, SKIN FILTER, SKIN HYDRATOR and THE PILL at thenueco.com. Get 20% off using our code BEAUTY

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

Meet Ivan Pol, AKA The Beauty Sandwich

Today we’re chatting with Iván Pol – AKA The Beauty Sandwich – to find out why A-Listers like like Lizzo, Salma Hayek and Miranda Kerr are lining up for the signature facial treatment said to sharpen cheekbones, lift jowls and carve out contours – with zero needles or downtime. We find out the secrets behind all the fire, including his proprietary skincare innovation, a sold-out “Sau7e” that’s creating so much buzz, a popular HBO show is using it across its entire cast in place of makeup. Plus, we get the goods on his 4-day, “Wedding Cake Facial,” along with the next big development he has baking in the oven, and his top products, gizmos and tricks to snatch your own face to the gods.

Products mentioned in 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.*

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

Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

Storyworth:
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