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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!


Ever wondered who’s behind alllll the CoverGirl changes you’ve been hearing about over the past year? In today’s episode, we get up close and personal with Coty’s Chief Marketing Officer, Ukonwa Ojo, the mastermind behind CoverGirl’s woke-generation re-brand. ***Update: Ukonwa Ojo is making career power moves and since we chatted a week ago, she is no longer with Coty—and we can’t wait to see where she’s going next!!*** Remember the iconic tagline, “Easy Breezy Beautiful CoverGirl”? Bye, girl. Now, it’s “I am What I Make Up”—so much more empowering, non? How about the slew of new spokespeople, the first “cover boy” to front a cosmetics campaign, the first female race car driver to star in a beauty ad, the first makeup spokesmodel in North America to wear a hijab, the first 70-year-old model to be signed for a modelling contract (promoting a smokey eye launch!)

Oh, and let’s not forget shaking up mass retail shelves by offering 40 shades of foundation for diverse skin tones, and CoverGirl’s pledge to to go cruelty free with Leaping Bunny certification in recent months. There is one woman behind all of these milestones, and we had the privilege of sitting down with her to learn some of her seriously mentoring ways. Listen in to find out what Ukonwa thinks about not being able to try on makeup in drugstores, what hair product she can’t personally live without, and for those on the come-up, her advice on how to ask for a raise.

But first, tune in to our Damn Goods segment, in partnership with our friends at Weleda, where we go deep on a serious cult favourite: Weleda Skin Food. Tune in as Carlene takes us on a little journey to a small town called Irvington, New York, to visit Weleda’s HQ. We find out why this iconic skin balm, invented in 1926, is still hoarded by Rihanna, Victoria Beckham, Julia Roberts, Pat McGrath—and us. CEO Rob Keen schools us with a heck of a lot of Weleda trivia, like why the headquarters has an on-site pharmacy that fills prescriptions (?), and how the founder, scientist and philosopher Rudolph Steiner, basically invented the concept of biodynamic farming and applied all of those principles into skincare.

Oh yeah, and we’re here to tell you about the brand’s first major innovation in nearly a century: three new Skin Food line extensions launching this month, quite possibly as bomb as the O.G.

Products mentioned in this episode: Weleda Skin Food; Weleda Skin Food Light Nourishing Cream; Weleda Skin Food Body Butter, Weleda Skin Food Lip Butter; CoverGirl TruBlend Matte Made Foundation; Hair Rules Curly Whip

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