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Longtime beauty editors Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins are here to tell you what’s good, uncovering the breakthrough people, products and moments in beauty – every single Wednesday! Tune in to hear inspiring stories behind the most iconic, best-selling beauty products and how they came to be, straight from the founders themselves like Glossier’s Emily Weiss and Tata Harper. Plus, get insights and tips from the brilliant minds shaping today’s trends and ideas, from Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist Makeup By Mario, to skincare guru Dr. Pimple Popper and hair pro Jen Atkin. With #damngood beauty product reviews – skincare, haircare and makeup and more – you won’t want to buy a thing before tuning in.

Co-Creators: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

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    • Fashion & Beauty
    • 4.9, 239 Ratings

Longtime beauty editors Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins are here to tell you what’s good, uncovering the breakthrough people, products and moments in beauty – every single Wednesday! Tune in to hear inspiring stories behind the most iconic, best-selling beauty products and how they came to be, straight from the founders themselves like Glossier’s Emily Weiss and Tata Harper. Plus, get insights and tips from the brilliant minds shaping today’s trends and ideas, from Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist Makeup By Mario, to skincare guru Dr. Pimple Popper and hair pro Jen Atkin. With #damngood beauty product reviews – skincare, haircare and makeup and more – you won’t want to buy a thing before tuning in.

Co-Creators: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Join the Breaking Beauty Podcast conversation:
Visit our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com
Follow us on Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast
Follow us on http://Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod
Join our Private Facebook Group Simply search “Breaking Beauty Podcast Chat Room”
Call us anytime: 1-844-227-0302

Theme Music used with permission, courtesy of Saya.
Produced by Dear Media.

    Sol de Janeiro Co-Founder Camila Pierotti

    Sol de Janeiro Co-Founder Camila Pierotti

    Happy summer friends! Today, we’re diving into the cult-fave Brazilian body care line that celebrates your every curve with its beach-vibe packaging and ridiculously addicting scent. Launched back in 2015, Sol de Janeiro’s body butters, washes and scrubs are inspired by the beaches of Rio, all designed to help you flaunt the body you’ve got. We get the backstory on the brand’s cheekily named Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, as Camila reveals how the founders broke all kinds of classic business rules on the path to the brand’s massive success. 
    Plus, Camila harkens back to her roots to share Brazilian beauty secrets (like why they’re so obsessed with their toes!) and the traditional recipe she still makes today. Stay tuned until the end for Carlene and Jill’s personal reviews on what makes Sol de Janeiro’s best-selling Brazilian BUM BUM cream so.damn.good. And ANNOUNCEMENT EMOJI! Follow our Instagram where we’ll be hosting a very special giveaway valued at $500 for one of our lucky listeners. 
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    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog
     
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    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya

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    • 30 min
    “Clean Beauty” in the Era of Misinformation With Cosmetic Chemist Jen Novakovich of The Eco Well

    “Clean Beauty” in the Era of Misinformation With Cosmetic Chemist Jen Novakovich of The Eco Well

    Is “Clean Beauty” a myth? According to a growing social media movement led by the scientific community, a lot of the ingredients on all of those “free-from” lists may not be so dangerous after all. Today we’re chatting with Jen Novakovich, the cosmetic chemist and formulator behind The Eco Well. Jen started her platform to bring more science into the conversation around sustainability in personal care, with a mission to help correct some of the misinformation making headlines today.
    Are parabens as awful as we’re made to believe? How much of a topical ingredient is actually absorbed into the bloodstream? What does “medical-grade” skincare really mean? And is anything “chemical-free”? Listen in as Jen answers these questions and more, offering some helpful tools to critically evaluate what you’re hearing – and buying. But first, Carlene and Jill weigh in with their thoughts on why they’re not quite done with the world of Clean Beauty yet!
    And, be sure to check out Jen’s podcast The Eco Well - where Jill and Carlene will be featured guests in September, talking about beauty journalism, podcasting and more. 
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    *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*
     
    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya

    Produced by Dear Media Studio

    • 40 min
    The #DamnGood Indie Brands That You Need to Know About Right Now

    The #DamnGood Indie Brands That You Need to Know About Right Now

    As two longtime beauty editors, we’ve always made it a point to highlight the *breakthrough* people, products and moments snatching our attention. Today, we’re shining a light on the latest indie brands breaking through a whole lotta clutter. From the next K-Beauty Vitamin C serum bound to make its way onto your top shelf with its purse-friendly price tag, to the colourful Gen-Z toner already fire with TikTok fans, here are our picks of what’s sure to be the next big things.
    Discover the under-the-radar Canadian haircare brand for curly girls that’s just been scooped up by Target, along with a haute hair jewelry line designing functional art for afros, locs and braids. Nude lipsticks for all skin tones (for real), and a first-to-market powder shampoo for zero-waste fans – these are the #DamnGood indie brands to get on your radar, right now.
    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter, 
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    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog
     
    *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*
     
    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya

    Produced by Dear Media Studio

    • 48 min
    Miranda Kerr, Founder of Kora Organics

    Miranda Kerr, Founder of Kora Organics

    Supermodel, beauty mogul and philanthropist at heart, Miranda Kerr unravels the glowing backstory behind Kora Organics, founded in 2009. Listen in as Miranda recalls her days growing up around her Grandmother’s farm in her native Australia, where she discovered the skin-soothing magic of Noni fruit, the hero ingredient in the range. An early adopter in the clean beauty movement, Kora Organics is now sold in over 2,500 stores in 25 countries around the world, and you’ll find out how the brand is pulling up for change today. 
    With a personal empire now estimated at $80 million, Miranda reflects on her early days as a supermodel, gracing the pages of high fashion magazine covers and the Victoria’s Secret runway before becoming a bonafide #beautypreneur. Plus, the busy mum-of-three reveals all the deets on her getting ready routine, from how-to use a Gua Sha stone to game-changing celery juice to the “clean” and conventional beauty products she can’t live without.
    Stay tuned until the end, as Carlene and Jill weigh in on Kora Organics’ best-selling Noni Glow Face Oil, with a hot scoop on what’s coming next from the brand!
    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog



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    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya

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    • 42 min
    How to Treat Hyperpigmentation (Everything from Post-Acne Derm Procedures like Microneedling to Drugstore Skincare Finds That Work) with Dermatologist Dr. Alexis Stephens

    How to Treat Hyperpigmentation (Everything from Post-Acne Derm Procedures like Microneedling to Drugstore Skincare Finds That Work) with Dermatologist Dr. Alexis Stephens

    Dark spots beware! Today we’re chatting about all things hyperpigmentation with Dr. Alexis Stephens, a Florida-based dermatologist and Skin of Color expert who’s leading the charge when it comes to cultural competency in the field of skin science. (Check out her life-changing before-and-afters on patients here.) We’re getting to the bottom of why hyperpigmentation happens and what you can do about it, whether you’ve been dealt melasma, erythema or post-inflammatory pigmentation due to genetics, hormones or sun damage.
    Dr. Stephens is also a trained beauty chemist, so stay tuned as she gets into the specific ingredients to treat hyperpigmentation, from the best prescription options to her top budget finds you can find at major beauty retailers. Then, listen to the end as she addresses our top listener questions: how to get rid of acne scars, hyperpigmentation treatments for body, the merits of micro-needling, and the real talk on hydroquinone. The number one thing we learned? While there isn’t a single “magic cream,” there’s help for hyperpigmentation yet.
     
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    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya

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    • 34 min
    #DamnGood Summer Beauty Products Bonanza! The Self-Tanners, Bronzers, Lippies, Masks & Dry Shampoo Helping us Glow Up Right Now (Plus, a Brand New Game-Changing Makeup Tool)

    #DamnGood Summer Beauty Products Bonanza! The Self-Tanners, Bronzers, Lippies, Masks & Dry Shampoo Helping us Glow Up Right Now (Plus, a Brand New Game-Changing Makeup Tool)

    Wanna know what’s really* worth the spend this summer? Just in time for quarantine-release mini gatherings everywhere, Carlene discovers a brand new self-tanning-meets-serum hybrid, while Jill gives Wishful Skincare’s new radiance-inducing face mask a go. (She tests the neck-snatching mask, too! Gimmick or great? Inquiring minds want to know!) On the makeup front, stay tuned as Carlene discovers a multi-purpose cream tint – designed especially for sensitive skin – that’s already selling out at Sephora. 
     
    Then, you won’t want to miss our take on Charlotte Tilbury’s new Airbrush Bronzers. Magnetic lashes that will make you question whether you ever need to spend on pro lash extensions again, a dry shampoo that lets you skip out on fine fragrance and Makeup Eraser’s BRAND NEW makeup sponge designed to go in the washing machine – if these products weren’t so #DamnGood, you’d swear they were too good to be true!  
     
    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog
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    *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*
     
    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya

    Produced by Dear Media Studio

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
239 Ratings

239 Ratings

lennywier ,

The best, most relatable experts!

Jill and Carlene are an absolute pleasure to listen to! I love their down-to-earth approach to skin care and makeup. I actually had a question for them on Instagram and it took like three hours to get a reply which came along with a detailed recommendation and link! Amazing! It’s like getting to listen to your beauty-obsessed best friends talk every week. I look forward to every new episode.

🌿 mackenzie ,

Everything I never knew I needed

I am love love loving this podcast, it’s the perfect mix of eco-and-sassy and everything I never knew I needed!!

_KarenK ,

Amazing!

I’m hooked on this podcast! I’m really happy I found these girls because their podcast has made a huge difference in my skin journey. I’ve messaged them a few times and they are so great with skin product advice and reply back immediately. I look forward to listening each week!

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