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Join beauty writer Gemma Watts in conversation with the world’s biggest beauty pioneers. We’re picking the brains behind the beauty products that fill your bathroom cupboards- the CEOs, founders and creative minds heading the brands that shape the beauty industry. From cult favourites to the products you reach for every day, from young entrepreneurs to companies steeped in history, these are the stories behind the most successful beauty businesses on the planet.
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Glow Journal Gemma Watts

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Join beauty writer Gemma Watts in conversation with the world’s biggest beauty pioneers. We’re picking the brains behind the beauty products that fill your bathroom cupboards- the CEOs, founders and creative minds heading the brands that shape the beauty industry. From cult favourites to the products you reach for every day, from young entrepreneurs to companies steeped in history, these are the stories behind the most successful beauty businesses on the planet.
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    BONUS | Your Cosmetic Tattoo Removal Questions Answered

    BONUS | Your Cosmetic Tattoo Removal Questions Answered

    How does the cosmetic tattooing process actually work? How much does tattoo removal really hurt? After how many tattoo removal treatments can we expect to see results?
    In this Ask An Expert episode, host Gemma Watts is joined by Dermal Therapist Ginny Bucchi. Ginny specialises in skin rejuvenation and tattoo removal, and has performed over 2500 PicoWay treatments, on all skin types, since 2017, so we took the opportunity to ask her YOUR questions on cosmetic tattooing and tattoo removal. 
    This Ask An Expert episode is sponsored by Candela Medical, however you won’t hear Ginny recommending specific brands or products. As per the rest of this Ask An Expert Series, we’ve sought qualified experts to give you objective answers to your questions so that you can take that information and make your own educated decisions regarding which treatments are right for you. 
    In this episode, we’ve taken the questions YOU submitted on cosmetic tattoo removal to Ginny- from exactly how much pain to expect and how many treatments are actually necessary, through to how the tattoo removal process really works and, of course, the best way to choose your cosmetic tattoo artist and your tattoo removalist.
    You can read this interview now at: glowjournal.com/cosmetic-tattoo-and-tatoo-removal
    Follow Candela Medical on Instagram @candelamedicalanz
    Discover more at candelamedia.com
    Stay up to date with Gemma on Instagram at @gemkwatts and @glow.journal, or get in touch at hello@gemkwatts.com

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    • 25 min
    Terry de Gunzburg | Founder of By Terry

    Terry de Gunzburg | Founder of By Terry

    In episode seventy five of the Glow Journal podcast, host Gemma Watts talks to industry icon and By Terry founder, Terry de Gunzburg.
    Terry de Gunzburg tells me that the rose is in her DNA.
    Terry’s earliest memorable connection to beauty is her grandmother’s homemade rosewater. Terry herself spent her childhood applying rose petals to her cheeks to mimic the effect of blush, and today, the rose sits at the heart of one of her most iconic beauty creations- Baume De Rose. 
    In her very early 20s, during a seasonal break between leaving medical school and commencing art school, Terry decided to take a four week course in cosmetics as nothing more than a creative outlet. In week four, in a moment of both desperation and serendipity, Terry was sent to a Vogue Paris photoshoot when no other makeup artist was available. It was on that day that Terry decided her future was in beauty.
    In 1985, Terry was approached by her a man she describes as her hero, Yves Saint Laurent, and became the brand’s Creative Director of beauty. It was here that Terry created a product that, quite literally, changed the way countless products were designed and used thereafter. A product that none of her colleagues wanted to launch, and a product that she spent three years convincing them was worth their time- Touche Éclat.
    In 1998, Terry created her own business, a line of couture, made-to-order cosmetics and opened a boutique in Paris. Demand was overwhelming and waiting lists were years long, so she expanded and developed that line into the brand we now know as By Terry. 
    In this conversation, Terry shares the mistake that led to the creation of the now-iconic Baume De Rose, how she developed the first ever skincare in powder form, and the ways in which the beauty industry has changed since her time working with Linda Evangelista, Kate Moss and Guy Bourdin.
    Read more at glowjournal.com
    Follow By Terry on Instagram @byterryofficial
    Stay up to date with Gemma on Instagram at @gemkwatts and @glow.journal, or get in touch at hello@gemkwatts.com

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    BONUS | Skin at Every Age with Terri Vinson

    BONUS | Skin at Every Age with Terri Vinson

    In this special bonus Ask An Expert episode I’m joined by cosmetic chemist, author and founder of Synergie Skin, Terri Vinson. Terri Vinson has decades of experience in skin science and has sat at the helm of Synergie Skin since its launch in 2005. Terri completed her Bachelor of Science, specialising in Immunology and Microbiology, at Monash University, and has obtained additional post graduate qualifications in both Formulating Chemistry and Biology & Secondary School Science. In this conversation, I ask Terri your questions on the stages of skin- the specific changes our skin goes through in each phase of our life, how to meet our skin’s needs during each of those stages, and what a healthy skincare routine looks like at every age. 
     
    In the name of transparency this episode is sponsored by Synergie Skin, however this conversation is not, at all, about pushing products onto you. Terri’s background is, of course, in chemistry and biological science and her passion really lies within skin education, so the goal here isn’t product placement- as per all of our bonus episodes, it’s about giving you the objective information you need in order to make informed decisions around your skincare. 
    In this episode, we’ve taken the questions YOU submitted on the stages of skin and passed them on to Terri- from how early is too early to start using retinol and why we associate acne with our teen years, through to why so many of us are still experiencing acne as adults and whether or not there’s a topical solution for wrinkles and a loss of elasticity. 
    You can read this interview now at: glowjournal.com/the-stages-of-skin
    Follow Synergie Skin on Instagram @synergieskin.
    Discover more at synergieskin.com
    Stay up to date with Gemma on Instagram at @gemkwatts and @glow.journal, or get in touch at hello@gemkwatts.com

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    • 45 min
    Corbin Halliday | Founder and CEO of Three Warriors

    Corbin Halliday | Founder and CEO of Three Warriors

    In episode seventy four of the Glow Journal podcast, host Gemma Watts talks to the founder and CEO of Three Warriors, Corbin Halliday.
    Three Warriors’ existence really stems from founder Corbin Halliday’s 2014 hospitalisation. 
    Corbin had grown up in Tasmania with dreams of making it as an actor in Hollywood. Upon finishing school he moved to Sydney and began auditioning, and was subsequently signed to an agency in Los Angeles. Within months of landing in Hollywood, Corbin realised he didn’t actually enjoy acting at all- so he moved back to his home town of St Helens and went back to the career drawing board. 
    Corbin started working as a hairdresser and became a very successful one, however he was forced to give it up upon falling ill in 2014. He began experiencing daily migraines, nerve pain, and blood pressure so high he was on the precipice of a stoke. After four years of tests and treatment, Corbin finally received a diagnosis that he shared more on in our conversation. 
    It was during those four years that Corbin decided to change his lifestyle and, in turn, the products he was using daily. Discovering a gap for a legitimately organic, natural, vegan and cruelty-free tanning product, Corbin began working with a biochemist friend to bring the Three Warriors salon tanning solution to life. 
    Within six months of the brand’s 2017 launch, hype and demand led Corbin to develop a range of at-home skin and tanning products and, as he reveals in this episode, there are several new products on the horizon. 
    In this conversation, Corbin shares the deeply moving story behind the Three Warriors name, the trials and tribulations of receiving organic certification, and how a water damaged apartment was really the catalyst that led to this red-headed boy from Tasmania launching a tanning brand. 
    Read more at glowjournal.com
    Follow Three Warriors on Instagram @threewarriors
    Stay up to date with Gemma on Instagram at @gemkwatts and @glow.journal, or get in touch at hello@gemkwatts.com

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    • 35 min
    Jenna Lyons | Founder of LoveSeen

    Jenna Lyons | Founder of LoveSeen

    In episode seventy three of the Glow Journal podcast, host Gemma Watts talks to the founder of LoveSeen, Jenna Lyons.
    Jenna Lyons has always been a creative- but a younger Jenna did not imagine she’d end up in beauty.
    Jenna was 6 feet tall by the time she was 13 and had a genetic disorder that affected her teeth and left her with bald spots, scars and no eyelashes. She shares that she was teased for the way that she looked, however after learning how to sew in a Home Economics class, she discovered she had a flare for design. Upon seeing one of her designs, the most popular girl in school complimented her on her taste and her talent, a moment that Jenna explains “changed everything,” and a future in fashion suddenly felt like a path she could take. 
    Jenna studied at Parsons School of Design before graduating and taking a role at J Crew. She began as an assistant designer in menswear, then womenswear, worked her way up to Vice President of Women’s Design, was appointed Executive Creative Director in 2008 and, in 2010, became President of the brand. 
    In 2017, after 27 years with the brand and having been credited by the New York Times as “the woman who dresses America,” Jenna Lyons left J Crew. 
    Given the link between fashion and beauty, Jenna found herself consulting on a beauty project and began to research the industry itself. She had long been fascinated by false eyelashes, given she has about 10 lashes herself, but had never been able to find false lashes that still made her feel like herself- lashes that were pared back and allowed her to look like herself, only amplified. Recognising a white space, Jenna called makeup artist Troi Ollivierre and the pair began work on LoveSeen.
    LoveSeen’s collection of lashes were created by gathering 21 men and women, aged 17 to 72, with the team physically building each lash set onto their faces. 973 zoom calls, 2 trains, 6 planes, 10 cars, 22 cases of prosecco, 34 sample rounds, 1 global pandemic and 18 months later, LoveSeen launched with 14 unique sets of lashes- and this month, the brand finally arrives in Australia. 
    In this conversation, Jenna shares what it was like making the move to a startup after over a quarter-century at one of the biggest brands in the world, her advice for anyone growing and building their own team, and why hitting 98% of a goal simply isn’t enough. 
    Read more at glowjournal.com
    Follow LoveSeen on Instagram @loveseen
    Follow Jenna on Instagram @jennalyonsnyc
    Stay up to date with Gemma on Instagram at @gemkwatts and @glow.journal, or get in touch at hello@gemkwatts.com

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    • 30 min
    BONUS | Pregnancy Skincare with Dr Alice Rudd

    BONUS | Pregnancy Skincare with Dr Alice Rudd

    In this special bonus Ask An Expert episode I’m joined by Dr Alice Rudd. A General and Cosmetic Dermatologist affiliated with The Alfred Hospital and The Skin Health Institute, Dr Rudd completed her Medical Degree at Monash University and completed her postgraduate dermatology studies through the Australasian College of Dermatologists. Having founded Skindepth Dermatology six years ago, Dr Rudd was our first port of call when it came to answering YOUR questions on skincare during and after pregnancy. 
    Away from our regular brand founder conversations, I am asked so many highly specific questions about the skin. Given that I am an educated consumer and by no means an expert, it would be extremely unethical for me to even attempt to address your skin concerns which is why I insist on taking those questions to a medical doctor. This Ask An Expert series is giving you, the Glow Journal audience, unprecedented access to medical doctors, professors and dermatologists and, while the series is sponsored by Candela Medical, doctors legally and ethically have to remain completely objective in interviews like this. For this reason, this series is giving you, the listeners, completely unbiased expert answers to your most specific skin questions- questions that I cannot answer myself. 
    In this episode, we’ve taken the questions YOU submitted on pregnancy skincare to Dr Rudd - from why so many women experience melasma or “pregnancy mask” during pregnancy and the link between pregnancy and hormonal acne, through to which ingredients and treatments are best avoided during pregnancy and whether or not there’s a legitimate way to fade stretch marks. 
    You can read this interview now at: glowjournal.com/ask-an-expert-pregnancy-skincare
    Follow Candela Medical on Instagram @candelamedicalanz
    Follow Dr Alice Rudd at @skindepthdermatology
    Discover more at candelamedia.com
    Stay up to date with Gemma on Instagram at @gemkwatts and @glow.journal, or get in touch at hello@gemkwatts.com

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    • 22 min

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