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Green Beauty Conversations by Formula Botanica, the online organic formulation school, challenges you on the way you think about the beauty industry. Our host Lorraine Dallmeier tackles topics that encourage debate about green, indie and sustainable beauty. Subscribe to the Green Beauty Conversations podcast and become part of the global green beauty movement. www.formulabotanica.com

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    • 4.8 • 217 Ratings

Green Beauty Conversations by Formula Botanica, the online organic formulation school, challenges you on the way you think about the beauty industry. Our host Lorraine Dallmeier tackles topics that encourage debate about green, indie and sustainable beauty. Subscribe to the Green Beauty Conversations podcast and become part of the global green beauty movement. www.formulabotanica.com

    Is beauty actually the beast?

    Is beauty actually the beast?

    Have you ever felt isolated due to a beauty concern, thinking you're the only one struggling? This episode of the Green Beauty Conversations podcast, hosted by Lorraine Dallmeier, delves into the myths and realities surrounding beauty standards.
    It highlights the silence and stigma around female hair loss, challenges the negative perceptions of hyperpigmentation and cellulite, and advocates for a broader representation of beauty across the industry.
    By sharing high-profile stories and calling for more diversity in beauty narratives, the episode encourages a celebration of humanity's diverse appearances, emphasising that our differences are not abnormalities, but facets of our collective beauty.
    FREE FORMULATION RESOURCES
    Free formulation course | Green Beauty Conversations Podcast | Blog | YouTube | Formula Botanica on Instagram | Lorraine Dallmeier on Instagram

    • 7 min
    Solutions to hair loss in women

    Solutions to hair loss in women

    In this episode, we give voice to the often unspoken world of hair loss, particularly in women. Podcast host and Formula Botanica CEO Lorraine Dallmeier talks to guest Helena Gibson, a seasoned expert in haircare solutions, who shares her insights into the stigma and solutions to hair loss in women.
    The issue prompted Helena's journey into business with her company Strut Hair Solutions, and the creation of Unveil Restorative Haircare, a line of haircare products targeting weak and thinning hair and hair loss.
    Helena's personal and professional experiences shed light on the impact of hair loss on self-esteem and identity, and saw her offer hope and solutions through innovative products and empathetic support.

    Tune in now to take part in a very important conversation that affects millions of people around the world, but has typically excluded women from the discussion and solutions.

    • 30 min
    Is the beauty industry truly saturated?

    Is the beauty industry truly saturated?

    Is the beauty industry truly saturated? In a world where being the first is often confused with being the best, Formula Botanica CEO Lorraine Dallmeier uses this episode of Green Beauty Conversations to discuss the opportunities and risks facing beauty brands.
    Featuring insights from industry pioneers and a special homage to Dame Anita Roddick’s legacy of The Body Shop, this episode is a wake-up call to aspiring beauty entrepreneurs.
    FREE FORMULATION RESOURCES
    Free formulation course | Green Beauty Conversations Podcast | Blog | YouTube
    Socials: Formula Botanica on Instagram | Lorraine Dallmeier on Instagram

    • 6 min
    What happened to The Body Shop?

    What happened to The Body Shop?

    In this episode, we dive deep into the rise and fall of an iconic beauty brand, The Body Shop. Podcast host and Formula Botanica CEO Lorraine Dallmeier is joined by Wizz Selvey, a seasoned beauty retail expert and analyst, for an insightful exploration of the brand’s evolution over the years.
    Wizz explains the challenges the familiar, and much-loved beauty retailer faced, from its changing ownership to shifts in consumer behaviour, and unravels the recent announcement of The Body Shop entering into administration.
    This episode covers the fate of a beauty giant that was a feature of our shopping streets for nearly 50 years. If you are curious about The Body Shop news, and keen to glean insights into the ever-changing, and often ruthless landscape of the beauty industry, this episode is a must-listen.
    Stay tuned for a thought-provoking discussion on the impact of activism, sustainability efforts, and the crucial role of innovation in the beauty industry.

    To learn more about this episode, all of the links that were mentioned and anything else, please visit the show notes on the Formula Botanica website.
    FREE FORMULATION RESOURCES
    Free formulation course | Green Beauty Conversations Podcast | Blog | YouTube
    Socials: Formula Botanica on Instagram | Lorraine Dallmeier on Instagram

    • 24 min
    Greenhouse Gloss - Carbon Trust unmasks the beauty giants

    Greenhouse Gloss - Carbon Trust unmasks the beauty giants

    In our last episode, host Lorraine Dallmeier had a fascinating discussion with Joel Tasche, Founder of CleanHub, on the beauty industry’s sustainability challenges, in particular its commitment to reducing its reliance on plastic, which as we know, has a huge carbon footprint.
    Building on that conversation, today’s episode takes a close look into a groundbreaking report in late 2023 by the Carbon Trust, provocatively titled “Greenhouse Gloss – Is the beauty industry’s commitment to tackling climate change more than skin deep?” If you missed Lorraine's conversation with Joel Tasche, be sure to catch up, as it sets the stage for her exploration in this Green Beauty Opinion of the beauty industry’s damning environmental impact.
    FREE FORMULATION RESOURCES
    Free formulation course | Green Beauty Conversations Podcast | Blog | YouTube
    Socials: Formula Botanica on Instagram | Lorraine Dallmeier on Instagram

    • 7 min
    Turning the plastic tide in beauty with CleanHub

    Turning the plastic tide in beauty with CleanHub

    In this episode, we have an enlightening conversation with Joel Tasche, the visionary founder and CEO of CleanHub, a company dedicated to liberating the planet from plastic pollution. Growing up with a profound connection to the ocean through sailing and surfing, Joel’s passion for marine conservation led him to establish CleanHub with a mission to create, foster and shape waste management solutions where this infrastructure is lacking globally.
    This is a subject close to the heart of podcast host and Formula Botanica CEO Lorraine Dallmeier, who is a Chartered Environmentalist and biologist. In conversation with Joel, Lorraine unravels the layers of sustainable packaging, waste management intricacies, and the environmental impact and responsibilities of the beauty industry in reducing plastic waste at source.
    Join us as we explore the initiatives taken by CleanHub to address plastic pollution and create a positive change in the beauty industry.
    FREE FORMULATION RESOURCES
    Free formulation course | Green Beauty Conversations Podcast | Blog | YouTube
    Socials: Formula Botanica on Instagram | Lorraine Dallmeier on Instagram

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
217 Ratings

217 Ratings

Goldnphnx ,

Love this! Plant based colorants

What a great podcast. Such an honest review of using botanicals in makeup. While listening to your chemist, I appreciate her knowledge and honesty in using plant pigments. It does give us me a realistic perspective of how to use plant pigments in makeup, where to get them, limitations with their uses, and experimentation steps during makeup creation.

instagram: @be_all_natural_beauty

Happyone1002 ,

Grateful for Formula Botanica Podcast Education

I have to admit this first podcast I’ve ever listened to (usually not my thing). However, the Why Black Skincare Matters episode was great. Different than I thought it would be. Very informative and thought provoking as we look at skincare world.
Let’s just say I am excited to listen to more episodes. They are mini masterclasses of hot topics within the beauty/skincare arena!
@edriceangry

rosebudchiny ,

Livesimplyorganicja

I absolutely love listening to your podcast. I am a small business owner and I’m learning as I go. Listening to your podcast has thought me a lot about the beauty industry.

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