Welcome to Green Beauty Conversations, the podcast that challenges you to think about how you buy, use, make and sell your natural beauty formulations. Our host Lorraine Dallmeier tackles topics that will make you think and encourage debate about green, indie and organic beauty with your friends, followers or customers.
Formula Botanica is the accredited online organic cosmetic science school, hosting thousands of students in 150+ countries who have enrolled for their award-winning online formulation courses. The school has long been a hub for artisan skincare entrepreneurs, who form part of their large, engaged global online community.
The global green beauty community looks to Formula Botanica for guidance on major events in the industry, such as new ingredient releases, innovative formulation techniques and indie business guidance. Formula Botanica is at the forefront of the global green beauty industry and is committed to bringing you the best and most up-to-date information from the green beauty world.
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How sustainable are essential oils?
Essential oils were once the domain of aromatherapists but are now in everything from cosmetics to household cleaners. Their production is putting pressure on plants, pollinators and the planet's sustainability. Lorraine Dallmeier, podcast host and Formula Botanica CEO, talks to Dr Sally Gouldstone, long-time conservationist and founder of natural skincare company Seilich. Sally puts forward some controversial opinions on our use of essential oils, starting with the question: just how essential are they?
Beauty retail has to change
Lorraine Dallmeier, Formula Botanica CEO, voices her views on the key takeouts of the last podcast episode with Jazmin Alvarez, founder of retailer Pretty Well Beauty. Lorraine says that the retail industry has the power and responsibility to make sweeping changes to the way cosmetics are sold. Schemes such as Clean at Sephora and Target Clean are the exception and while systemic change won’t happen overnight, Lorraine challenges us to press retailers to come clean about the brands they stock.
Should beauty retailers boycott unsustainable brands?
Green Beauty Conversations podcast host and Formula Botanica CEO Lorraine Dallmeier talks to Jazmin Alvarez, founder of New York-based clean beauty retailer Pretty Well Beauty about her drive to showcase the best sustainable, clean beauty indie brands about. But just how do you go about vetting beauty brands' credentials and finding out about their journeys to sustainability? This is the mission Jazmin set herself when she launched Pretty Well Beauty. Listen in to discover how she achieves it.
We must get to Net Zero in Beauty
In this Green Beauty Opinion short, Lorraine Dallmeier, Formula Botanica CEO, reflects on the key takeouts of the last episode on climate neutral beauty. With indie beauty brands facing a bewildering number of certification schemes, Lorraine asks how they can decide which to embrace. How does a brand measure its carbon footprint and in a way open to scrutiny? Lorraine challenges beauty consumers to be a sustainability task force pressing the industry for change. Listen in for a thought-provoking 5 minutes.
Is climate neutral beauty possible?
Climate neutral is one of the hottest trending terms in the beauty industry at the moment. But, claiming carbon or climate neutrality is a massive undertaking. When we came across a non-profit entity set up to help companies become climate neutral, we were enthusiastic but also sceptical. Podcast host and Formula Botanica CEO Lorraine Dallmeier speaks to Austin Whitman, CEO of non-profit Climate Neutral, a new certification scheme, about just how indie beauty businesses can embrace climate neutrality.
Biodegradability is more than packaging
Welcome to our Green Beauty Opinion on Biodegradable Beauty. In our five-minute opinion episodes, Formula Botanica CEO, chartered environmentalist and biologist Lorraine Dallmeier voices her thoughts on current key issues facing the beauty industry and sets us a challenge to make the sector a better place. Commenting on the episode on the facts and greenwashing behind Biodegradable Beauty, Lorraine runs through the so-called solutions and how consumers can be misled by biodegradable labels and claims.
This is amazing
I really enjoyed this, very informative. Gemma and Lorraine really have a good dynamic, and its interesting all the way through. They keep it light with depth information, really made it easy to understand. Ive been working on the ''dark side'' if skincare and cosmetics ( i had to unfortunatley, though allways been a green girl) and making my own skin and hairproduct for myself and people around me for quite some time, and i still got some very good AHA moments during this episodes. This podcast is so informative, looking forward to the next episode. Will continue listening to this little gem. The last episode ( nr 3 atm) i really needed. I feel like im on the verge to start up my own line, just need to learn some more before i dare to dive in( though you never get finished learning in this buiness, what a joy right!) and nr 3 clarified some thing i have been a bit unsure of. Thank you for this Gemma and Lorrain :) much appreciated! N.B! All you ladies (and gents) how haven't subscribed to the schools newsletter yet, DO IT! It got so much amazing information, i can't belive it, i have learned so much the last week. I've been suching for a school who teach this subject at this level, for a long time. And didnt think it existed to be honest, but here it is. Watch Lorrains videos, im amazed, this is a magnificent school. Thank you again Lorrain and Gemma.
This School is amazing. I RECOMMEND IT !!!!
I have been looking for long time to learn from real professionals in organic skin care and Formula Botanica is doing a great job. Lorraine is an amazing professional and her videos are always super usefull and professional. I am about to finish my studies in design and I am definitely going to apply for the entrepreneur program afterwards. Since long time ago I wanted to have my own brand and Lorraine and her team give the best resources to do it. Looking forward to start learning from them, and this podcast is really interesting becasue they talk about different topics and I can just not get enough of it. I RECOMMEND IT!!