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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.

Listen to the Green Beauty Conversations podcast and become part of the global green beauty movement.

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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.

Listen to the Green Beauty Conversations podcast and become part of the global green beauty movement.

    Is wild harvested beauty sustainable?

    Is wild harvested beauty sustainable?

    Wild harvesting may sound an idyllic way to source natural cosmetic ingredients and is certainly a beauty marketer's dream. But is wild harvesting as sustainable as it sounds? To help unpack the truth about the wild harvesting of cosmetics ingredients, Formula Botanica CEO and podcast host Lorraine Dallmeier talks to Emily King, business engagement officer in the secretariat of the FairWild Foundation, a non-profit with a mission secure a fair and sustainable future for wild plant resources and people.

    • 25 min
    The beauty industry is avoiding the elephant in the room

    The beauty industry is avoiding the elephant in the room

    In this opinion short, Formula Botanica CEO Lorraine Dallmeier asks if the beauty industry is hiding behind terms like 'waterless beauty' to avoid the very real, fundamental challenges of sustainability. By latching on to trending marketing concepts, the beauty industry is avoiding the elephant in the room: its own unsustainable model of rampant economic growth built on finite resources. Listen in to see how you can be a voice of change and integrity, making the beauty industry better and more sustainable.

    • 5 min
    Waterless beauty: marketing hype or sustainability hero?

    Waterless beauty: marketing hype or sustainability hero?

    Waterless beauty is on everyone's lips these days as waterless cosmetics are being touted as a key pillar of beauty's drive for sustainability. But, as with most beauty industry buzzwords, the term waterless may be just another case of greenwashing. Formula Botanica CEO and podcast host Lorraine Dallmeier is joined by colleague Ana Green to unpack the waterless beauty trend. Listen in for a reality check on waterless beauty. Can waterless stand scrutiny or it is just more marketing hype?

    • 19 min
    The beauty industry has a problem with transparency

    The beauty industry has a problem with transparency

    Formula Botanica CEO and podcast host Lorraine Dallmeier shares her opinions on the episode interviewing Provenance, a software solution helping brands verify claims and communicate with transparency. Eradicating greenwashing requires us to ask beauty brands about their commitment to recycling, waste, the climate, their social footprint and about far more than ingredients. Lorraine challenges us to think about what is important to us in the beauty we buy. Listen in for a thought-provoking five minutes.

    • 6 min
    Can the beauty industry ever be transparent?

    Can the beauty industry ever be transparent?

    How do consumers verify the truth of a beauty brand's sustainability claims? When they say that their packaging is made of recycled materials or that they have offset their last year’s carbon emissions, how do we know it's true? One ambitious entrepreneur is on a mission to ensure we can hold brands to account. Formula Botanica CEO Lorraine Dallmeier talks to Jessi Baker, MBE, founder and CEO of Provenance, a software solution verifying sustainability claims to help empower us to make sustainable choices

    • 25 min
    Let's remind the ingredients' sector of its roots

    Let's remind the ingredients' sector of its roots

    Formula Botanica CEO and podcast host Lorraine Dallmeier shares her views on key takeouts from her interview with Timo von Bargen of Covalo, a one-stop marketplace of over 40k beauty industry suppliers. Even with these tools, indie beauty struggles to be recognised. Yet many famous beauty brands were started by indie formulators. Our challenge is to change a culture that downplays the value of indie business. Listen in for a thought-provoking five minutes aimed at making the beauty industry a better place.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
202 Ratings

202 Ratings

Cynthia_Master Esthetician ,

🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

I love learning about what green beauty truly is, thank you for breaking it all down!

rockthesocksoff ,

Whoa!

I was interested to see what this podcast was all about and I have learned so so much! Please please please do a season 2!!

happy cutomer1983 ,

Thanks you Timi and Lorraine

I’m currently working on my DOSF course. I needed this. Your podcasts are great and keep me grounded, patient and knowledgeable. Stay Safe and have a wonderful day

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