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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.

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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.

    5: Signs your beauty product isn’t doing anything | Krupa Koestline, clean cosmetic chemist 

    5: Signs your beauty product isn’t doing anything | Krupa Koestline, clean cosmetic chemist 

    “I would really hope that we evolve as a sector to get to a point where the consumer doesn’t feel that they need to read the ingredient list to make sure that their product is safe,” says clean cosmetic chemist Krupa Koestline—but in the meantime? There’s a lot to learn. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler and Koestline discuss how to decode your ingredient list to make sure both it’s safe and effective—with tips like why alcohols aren’t always bad, how to interpret ingredient order, and why she thinks user behavior should influence formulations.  

    Show notes:
    -Read up on what “actives” are in your formulas. 
    -Learn about ethical concerns around mica mining & how you can help. 
    -Learn more about endocrine disruptors. 
    -For her favorite effective ingredients, look for these on your ingredient lists: vitamin C derivatives like tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate & aminopropyl ascorbyl phosphate, niacinamide, and polyhydroxy acid. 

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    4: How your word choices can affect your skin | Hayley Wood, holistic esthetician

    4: How your word choices can affect your skin | Hayley Wood, holistic esthetician

    “If somebody is really upset about their fine lines, wrinkles on their forehead, or the lines around their mouth, I'm like, ‘OK, so you smiled a lot and you were thinking a lot. When did that ever hurt you to be thoughtful, laugh, and to express yourself?” says holistic esthetician Hayley Wood. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler and Wood discuss how we talk about the way we look—and how that can dramatically change the ways we treat it. 

    Show notes:
    -Research about body positivity and body neutrality. 
    -Survey about our perception of the ideal age. 
    -Global poll about how women describe themselves. 
    -How to develop a skin gratitude practice.
    -Why you should use enzyme masks in the shower.

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    Sponsorship inquiries: sales@mindbodygreen.com 

    3: The complicated case of essential oils & treating sensitive skin | Tata Harper

    3: The complicated case of essential oils & treating sensitive skin | Tata Harper

    “Sometimes we just need to stop. Stop to see what's happening. Is my skin getting better? Is my skin getting healthier? Do I feel that my skin is getting stronger and more resilient?” says natural skin care expert and brand founder Tata Harper. In this episode sponsored by Tata Harper Skin Care, beauty director Alexandra Engler and Harper talk about taking a skin care diet, extremophile endurance technology, and her difficult decision to skip essential oils in her latest collection, Superkind. 

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Shop Tata Harper’s Superkind Collection.
    - The 26 common allergens regulated by the European Union, 
    - Market research on the average woman’s cosmetic consumption habits.
    - Research about minerals in skin care.
    - Research on Butterfly Pea Tea. 

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    mbg podcast listeners can use the code MBG20 to receive $20 off your first full-priced order of $100 or more on tataharperskincare.com. Valid thru May 31, 2021.

    • 50 min
    2: Why we need to start treating our skin like an organ | Whitney Bowe, M.D.

    2: Why we need to start treating our skin like an organ | Whitney Bowe, M.D.

    “In traditional medicine, doctors are there to put out fires. But if we take a step back and educate people how to care for their skin in a prophylactic way, you can not only help with accelerated aging—but perhaps stop people from developing certain skin conditions later,” says our guest, mindbodygreen collective member and board-certified dermatologist Whitney Bowe, M.D. In this episode, we dive into your skin as an organ, it’s barrier function, and many ways modern lifestyles may be hurting it—plus, how to watch out for tricky marketing claims around biome-friendly products.  

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Study showing around 60-70% of women and 50-60% of men report having sensitive skin.
    - Study showing pH of skin fluctuates between 4.7 and 5.75.
    - Study showing skin microbiome plays an important role in immunity and overall health.

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    • 47 min
    1: Why clean beauty is more important than ever

    1: Why clean beauty is more important than ever

    “There is no product that can replace the simple act of taking care of yourself,” says our host, beauty director Alexandra Engler. In this premiere episode of mindbodygreen’s Clean Beauty School podcast, she explains the current state of clean beauty, how we define these buzzy terms, and what you can expect from our leading-edge, layered conversations. Join us every Monday to see beauty behind the curtain. 
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    • 7 min
    The Clean Beauty School Trailer

    The Clean Beauty School Trailer

    Introducing our new 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. Tune in every Monday for thoughtful, critical conversations with top experts and up-to-date info on clean beauty’s most pressing topics. 
    Comments: podcast@mindbodygreen.com
    Sponsorship inquiries: sales@mindbodygreen.com

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Customer Reviews

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44 Ratings

44 Ratings

sharpeweek ,

Love!

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

smallcolleen ,

Can’t wait for more!

A wonderful amount of information already. Looking forward to the next episode. Definitely subscribe! Alexandra has a great voice to match the clean/wellness topics she covers.

Emily Stipp ,

Can’t wait!

So excited for a podcast! We could all use more info on clean beauty that’s easy to digest.

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