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A beauty podcast from mindbodygreen, the leading brand in health and well-being. Hosted by mbg’s beauty director, Alexandra Engler, Clean Beauty School explores the intimate and intricate relationship between beauty and wellness, including physical, mental, environmental, and spiritual health. Through this series, we’ll dive into the science and soul of beauty’s most pressing topics.

Clean Beauty School mindbodygreen

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 77 Ratings

A beauty podcast from mindbodygreen, the leading brand in health and well-being. Hosted by mbg’s beauty director, Alexandra Engler, Clean Beauty School explores the intimate and intricate relationship between beauty and wellness, including physical, mental, environmental, and spiritual health. Through this series, we’ll dive into the science and soul of beauty’s most pressing topics.

    How to look younger for longer | Holistic plastic surgeon Shirley Madhere, M.D.

    How to look younger for longer | Holistic plastic surgeon Shirley Madhere, M.D.

    “Culturally, I come from a long lineage of healers, teachers, and artists. So I think it’s my place to be a leader in the healing arts. I also grew up in a family and a culture that believed in helping other people,” says board-certified plastic surgeon Shirley Madhere, M.D., the woman who coined the term holistic plastic surgery. “Through the science of beauty, you can help people and have a tremendous impact.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and mbg beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Madhere about her rules of beauty, why support systems are important, and how to look better for longer. Plus, who’s had "good work” done.

    Show notes:
    -Follow Shirley Madhere, M.D. and learn more about her practice
    -Listen to her podcast Forever Fab
    -Learn more about the holistic nutrition program with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition
    -Why support systems are important for recovery
    Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Vitamin C, retinol, hyaluronic acid, how diet affects the skin, what to eat for hydrated skin, sun care, how to hydrate skin

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    • 51 min
    What does soil health have to do with your skin? | Alex McIntosh, Thrive Natural Care co-founder & CEO

    What does soil health have to do with your skin? | Alex McIntosh, Thrive Natural Care co-founder & CEO

    “Being less bad doesn’t mean you’re doing good,” says Alex McIntosh, Thrive Natural Care co-founder & CEO. “We’ve done much damage to the earth, that being ‘less bad’ doesn’t work. We have to figure out a way to leave it better.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director & host Alexandra Engler chats with McIntosh about regenerative farming, how to supercharge skin health with antioxidants, and why we should all care about soil health. 

    Show notes:
    - Learn more about Thrive Natural Care
    - Read the story about our trip to Costa Rica 
    - Learn more about leading ecologist Alicia and Zaira Calle, who McIntosh worked with
    - Learn about regenerative farming methodology 
    - Research on degraded soil due to conventional farming 
    - Research on antioxidant properties of “stressed” plants
    - Read about topics mentioned in this episode: wild harvesting, the planet’s microbiome, vitamin E for the skin, antioxidants, sensitive skin, sun care. 
    - Shop products mentioned in this episode: Thrive BodyShield 50, Daily Defense Sunscreen Balm 50, Daily Sunscreen For Sensitive Skin, Skin Recovery Serum, Energy Scrub.

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    • 1 hr
    How to tell a story through your makeup | makeup artist Delina Medhin

    How to tell a story through your makeup | makeup artist Delina Medhin

    “I love telling a story when I’m working with a client: Is the hair speaking to the makeup? Are those speaking to the clothes? And is it all speaking to the energy of the person? Everything has to go because when you see all of it together, there can be this moment where you look at them and you're like, Wow," says celebrity makeup artist Delina Medhin. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, Medhin chats with host and mbg beauty director Alexandra Engler about undertones, playing with matte and dewy makeup, as well as finding your passion—and getting paid for it.

    Show notes:
    -Follow Delina Medhin & check out her work
    -Listen to Delina’s podcast It Takes A Village
    -Read up about the new treatment for alopecia 
    -Follow people mentioned in the episode: Franchesca Ramsey, Pat McGrath, Lottie, Dick Page, Charlotte Tilbury, Gucci Westman, Raisa Flowers
    -Read more about topics mentioned in the episode: No-makeup makeup, sunburnt blush, brow shapes, hydrafacial, undertones
    -Shop products mentioned in the episode: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, Aime Cole Skin-Enhancing Tint, Revlon Eyes Wide Open Mascara, Act + Acre Plant Based Hair Capsules, Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Bare, Jamie Makeup The Blilighter, One Size by Patrick Star, Exa Beauty High Fidelity Balancing Color Corrector, Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Remover + Cleansing Balm, Farmacy Whipped Greens, Act & Acre Scalp Detox

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    • 55 min
    The ultimate adult acne episode | board-certified dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, M.D.

    The ultimate adult acne episode | board-certified dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, M.D.

    "Healthy diet, healthy mind, healthy body means healthy skin,” says board-certified dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, M.D., Associate Professor of Dermatology and the Director of Cosmetic & Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Zeichner about all things adult acne. In this science-dense episode, they dive deep into the complicated causes of adult acne, why you need to address lifestyle and topicals, and why dirty skin is good skin. 

    Show notes:
    -Lear more about Joshua Zeichner, M.D. and follow his work
    -Check out Jori Skincare
    -Research on mental health and acne
    -Acne prevalence in the adult population 
    -2021 study on health care workers and acne 
    -How hormones influence adult acne
    -Research on stress acne
    -The connection between diet and acne, including dairy and acne
    Read more about topics discussed in this episode: Rosacea, adult acne, types of acne, inflammatory acne, period acne, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, stress acne, mental health and skin connection, skin microbiome, skin barrier function, phytosterols, hair thinning, oil control, omega 3 fatty acids for the skin, skin hydration tips, sunscreen, vitamin C serum, retinol, peptides, hydroxy acids.
    -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Jori Acne and Oil Control Primer & Daily Leave-On Acne Treatment Mask

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    • 43 min
    A NYT beauty reporter’s best recs | Bee Shapiro, beauty writer & brand founder 

    A NYT beauty reporter’s best recs | Bee Shapiro, beauty writer & brand founder 

    “I think a lot about what role scent plays for us, and it really always comes back to the idea that scent should be a pleasure. Essentially it’s a product that should bring you joy, it should bring you escape, or should bring you those little moments of levity—because it's not a necessity,” says beauty reporter Bee Shapiro, writer for the New York Times and founder of the fragrance brand Ellis Brooklyn. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Shapiro on her beauty philosophy, favorite products, and why the fragrance industry has a reputation for being secretive. 

    Show notes:
    -Follow Bee Shapiro 
    -Read Shapro’s writing
    -Learn more about Ellis Brooklyn 
    -How our brains interpret scent
    -Research on scent and our mood
    -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: natural versus synthetic fragrance, scent and mood, clean fragrances, phytoceramides, hyaluronic acid, collagen supplements
    -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Ellis Brooklyn Myth Eau De Parfum, Ellis Brooklyn Sun Fruit Eau De Parfum, Ellis Brooklyn Salt Soothing Scented Body Oil, mindbodygreen chocolate beauty & gut collagen+, Thorne ResveraCel 60, Integrative Therapeutics Cortisol Manager, U Beauty The Barrier Bioactive Treatment, Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay-Pore Tightening Facial, Omorovicza Ultramoor Mud Mask, Omorovicza Cushioning Day Cream, Omorovicza Mineral UV Shield SPF

    Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout.

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    • 56 min
    The easiest way to decode your ingredient label | Sabrina Noorani, founder of ClearForMe

    The easiest way to decode your ingredient label | Sabrina Noorani, founder of ClearForMe

    “The biggest surprise to me was the fact that at the core, there is no standard for how ingredients are labeled. So something as simple as vitamin C, which is a great ingredient that helps with so many things, there's 35 different synonyms for vitamin C. Fragrance has 32 different synonyms, formaldehyde has 12, gluten 27, and even water has over 60 different ways that it could be labeled—and it's water. How can a consumer be expected to find the right products for her and tailored to what she needs?” says Sabrina Noorani, founder of ClearForMe, a platform to increase ingredient transparency for brands and retailers. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Noorani about her experience as a beauty consumer, what people search for in formulas, and what ingredients she personally uses. 

    Show notes: 
    -Follow Sabrina and ClearForMe
    -ClearForMe’s trend report
    -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: cracks on lips, sensitive skin, retinol, retinol application tips, best retinols, skin longevity, eczema, mindfulness, sleep for skin, tips to help you fall asleep, waterless beauty.
    -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Silk Sleep Mask.

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

ASobering ,

A Wellness Wonderland! 🙌

Alexandra and her incredibly knowledgeable guests cover everything in the wide world of wellness and clean beauty, but in a fun, educational, and approachable way that everyone can understand and enjoy! You’ll get tons of actionable advice and tangible tips, but you’ll also get heaps of inspiration from truly engaging individuals that genuinely want to help others. Thanks so much for putting out such a spectacular show, Alexandra - truly appreciate mindbodygreen’s commitment to always delivering top-notch content!

sharpeweek ,

Love!

Really happy this podcast is here! Would love to see an episode on safe skin care for pregnancy and breastfeeding!

caitlinchi ,

Great topics

Love the topics, but find the interviewer’s voice very scripted and robotic. It is distracting from the content unfortunately

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