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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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Nearly a decade ago, Charlotte Cho introduced North America to the concept of the “10-Step Korean Skincare Routine” via her e-commerce destination, Soko Glam, along with its genius sister blog on all things K-Beauty, The Klog. Charlotte is also a bonafide esthetician, a best-selling author and co-founder of her own skincare lines, Then I Met You and Good (Skin) Days. In the meantime, K-beauty is thriving –  it’s now a $13.1 billion phenomenon, all thanks to the Korean “skin-first” philosophy, renowned for coaxing a radiant, makeup-free glow.

Meet the 15x Award-Winning cleansing balm that Caroline Hirons just called “Product Of The Year”

Today, Charlotte tells us why her Then I Met You’s Living Cleansing Balm has now won 15 awards and why the holy grail product was recently named Product of the Yearby British skin expert Caroline Hirons. Then, stay tuned as Charlotte schools us on the next phase in K-Beauty: hydrating acid toners, “triple cleansing,” “cushion” sunscreens and more. And finally, listen in as Charlotte gives us a sneak peek at her second book, The Little Book of Jeong, set for release this summer, along with the steps she’s taking beyond beauty to #stopasianhate. (Please note that this episode was previously recorded.)

To help fight Anti-Asian Racism, please find an extensive list of organizations here, thoughtfully compiled by Harper’s Bazaar’s Erica Gonzales.

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Charlotte will be releasing her second book this summer, The Little Book of Jeong

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