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Sustainably Influenced is a platform created by Bianca Foley, guiding people to make more sustainable choices. Our host interviews a series of experts in the sustainability space to help shed some light on the many terms used across industries, discussing the different aspects of living a conscious lifestyle and how we can do our bit to make a difference.
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Sustainably Influenced Bianca Foley

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Sustainably Influenced is a platform created by Bianca Foley, guiding people to make more sustainable choices. Our host interviews a series of experts in the sustainability space to help shed some light on the many terms used across industries, discussing the different aspects of living a conscious lifestyle and how we can do our bit to make a difference.
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    SE 09 EP 08: Boop Beauty's Sustainable Revolution in a World of Cosmetic Waste

    SE 09 EP 08: Boop Beauty's Sustainable Revolution in a World of Cosmetic Waste

    So last week, we were chatting about sustainable fragrance and packaging and today, we're diving deep into the beauty industry's dirty little secret – it’s colossal waste problem.
    As consumers become more aware of the environmental impact of ingredients, the demand for clean and organic cosmetics is on the rise. Nearly 50% of buyers are choosing nature over chemistry, prompting brands to adapt their formulas to incorporate natural ingredients and eliminate harmful chemicals. Today’s guest is Yasmine Amr, founder of Boop.  From legal counsel to business founder, Yasmine Amr is building the beauty industry’s answer to wasted products.  Boop has been dubbed The Outnet of beauty and they are offering a solution to the industry’s excess waste problem…
    Subscribe to this podcast in all places where you listen to podcasts and drop us an email at info@sustainablyinfuenced.com, or follow us on Instagram and TikTok. If you would like to be considered as a guest for the next season of Sustainably Influenced then email info@sustainablyinfluenced.com

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    • 32 min
    SE 09 EP 07: Navigating Eco-Friendly Scents, Refills, and Packaging

    SE 09 EP 07: Navigating Eco-Friendly Scents, Refills, and Packaging

    Welcome back. In today's episode, we're diving into the aromatic world of perfumes and discussing a pivotal shift that's happening within the fragrance space. As we have found throughout this season, the beauty industry is undergoing a transformative journey towards sustainability and conscious consumerism, and it's time for the perfume industry to catch up to that wave!
    Michelle Feeney is the founder of Floral Street, the sustainable, independent British fragrance brand. Having spent over 30 years in the beauty industry, at the helm of major brands like St. Tropez and MAC Cosmetics, Michelle founded Floral Street in 2017 after taking a 'gap year' aged 51. Floral Street has been turning the fragrance industry on its head since launching, using world-first coffee pulp packaging to house its fragrances via a 'cupcycling' scheme, and sustainable ingredients that are fully traceable from seed to scent.
    Subscribe to this podcast in all places where you listen to podcasts and drop us an email at info@sustainablyinfuenced.com, or follow us on Instagram and TikTok. If you would like to be considered as a guest for the next season of Sustainably Influenced then email info@sustainablyinfluenced.com

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    • 30 min
    SE 09 EP 06: Affordable, Sustainable, and Certified Organic– Can Beauty Brands Do It All?

    SE 09 EP 06: Affordable, Sustainable, and Certified Organic– Can Beauty Brands Do It All?

    This week we are chatting about something super important seeing as we are in the heart of a cost of living crisis. AFFORDABILITY! Now for me, it’s a key component for whatever purchase I make, but at the same time, I am definitely the type of person that wants quality products and I am personally happy to pay a little more for something if I know the quality is going to be there!  
    Today I am speaking to Stephanie Matson from COSMOS organic certified and AFFORDABLE brand, Dr Organic. Available online and at Holland and Barrett stores nationwide!
    Stephanie has more than 20 years’ experience, having started working life delivering environmental projects for Government departments and NGOs such as the Environment Agency before moving into organic beauty 15 years ago. She has worked for a diverse range of sustainable and ethical beauty brands and has been driving for sustainability at Dr. Organic for two years. 
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    • 26 min
    SE 09 EP 05: Creating Beauty Brands That Give Back to Nature

    SE 09 EP 05: Creating Beauty Brands That Give Back to Nature

    In this week's episode our host Bianca Foley is chatting all about Regenerative farming and how it is helping to accelerate the beauty industry to new heights!
    Did you know that regenerative farming can lead to a 26% increase in profitability for farmers while reducing carbon emissions? It's like a win-win for the planet and our pockets! We will look a bit more at these numbers and find out how beauty brands are hopping on the regenerative bandwagon, sourcing ingredients responsibly, and supporting initiatives that promote biodiversity and soil health.
    Today's guests:
    Laura Rudoe, who founded “Good Ventures’ in 2008 as an ethical development company with the mission to create new organic personal care brands that are a force for good. Under her Good Ventures umbrella Laura has created 2 beauty brands, Evolve Organic Beauty and Adaptology.  The Evolve Beauty range consists of 52 products for skin, body and hair and is retailed in John Lewis, Holland & Barrett, and Sephora and is available worldwide in over 45 countries. Evolve is proud to have won over 100 industry awards and is one of the first 1000 B Corp companies in the UK. The brand is also certified Climate Positive, Vegan, Cruelty Free and is a certified Living Wage employer.
    Tanya Hawkes began her career working in nature conservation and environmental education. Her interest in the botanical world soon led her to honeybees and the art of beekeeping. Over many decades she researched and worked with botanical and bee ingredients, using their healing properties for her reactive skin. In 2013, along with her daughter Esme, an Oxford Biology graduate turned ecologist and skincare aficionado; Tanya launched Therapi - meaning 'healing through the bee' - a natural and certified organic skincare range which harnesses the therapeutic properties of honey and propolis alongside time-honoured plant ingredients to transform skin and planet.
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    • 44 min
    SE 09 EP 04: What Does "Organic Beauty" Really Mean?

    SE 09 EP 04: What Does "Organic Beauty" Really Mean?

    So, is Organic beauty really better...and what does it really mean to be an organic beauty brand?
    This episode is sponsored by The Soil Association.
    At its core, organic beauty refers to products made with ingredients grown without synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This method of production emphasises a more natural and sustainable approach to skincare, steering clear of harmful chemicals that may find their way into conventional beauty products.
    Now I have been doing loads of research for this episode and came across some really interesting stats - hilariously the source isn’t one I would have ever expected, Hollywood Mirrors makers of Dressing table mirrors, but hey ho! The organic industry experienced 10-year consecutive revenue growth of 13% between 2019 and 2020, making £13.8 million. The UK has over 14,000 certified organic ingredients and 15,000 all natural products in the beauty industry.
    Soil Association Certification is the UK’s leading organic certifier offering a huge range of organic and sustainable certification schemes across food, farming, forestry, fashion & textiles and beauty & wellbeing. It is wholly owned by the Soil Association Charity, which campaigns for a world where the links between climate, nature and health are respected. Soil Association is a founding member of the international COSMOS standard, the largest international standard for organic and natural cosmetics. This is desperately needed in a world where cosmetics can be labelled as “organic” even if they have 1% organic ingredients!
    Paige Tracey is the Business Development Manager for Non-Food at Soil Association Certification, leading on the communications for the organisation’s Beauty, Wellbeing and Textiles Organic certification schemes. She has been recognised for her strong impact to date in the world of organic and natural cosmetics, being named one of Natural Product News’s “30 under Thirty” finalists for two years running, as well as being named their 2022 Rising Star in “Who’s Who in Natural Beauty”. She has been a judge for Marie Claire UK on both their Sustainability Awards and their Skincare Awards.

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    • 29 min
    SE 09 EP 03: Is There Magic In Mushrooms? Unveiling Nature's Secret Beauty Ingredient

    SE 09 EP 03: Is There Magic In Mushrooms? Unveiling Nature's Secret Beauty Ingredient

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    If I say these words…what do they make you think of? “Oyster”, “Enocchi”, “Reishi”, what about “Cordyseps”? That’s right, we are talking about MUSHROOMS! In this episode, we're turning our attention to an exciting development set to redefine the beauty landscape in 2024 – the rise of mushroom extract as the coveted ingredient of the year. Get ready to unlock the secrets behind this natural wonder and explore why it's capturing the hearts of beauty enthusiasts worldwide.
    Mushrooms, once considered mere toppings for pizzas or good in a risotto, have emerged as power players in the realms of both well-being and beauty. The fascination with fungi extends from their purported benefits in combating stress and anxiety to their role in enhancing various aspects of skincare. But is this mushroom trend a fleeting wellness fad, or do mushrooms truly hold the key to both looking better and feeling better?
    Children of Earth was devised by a team of natural skincare experts (ex. Pai skincare, Dr Dennis Gross, Wildsmith Skin), an Oxford PhD neuroscientist, a celebrity astrologer, and me, Member of the Complementary Medical Association with studies in Face Yoga & Shinrin Yoku. We are proudly a Soil Association Certified organic brand. It’s founder, Bella Nesselrode, is a firm believer of working with the universe, not against it. The brand focuses on the skin-brain connection, achieving great skin and mental state, using a growing body of research into the power of neuro-cosmetic ingredients.
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    • 28 min

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