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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

    How Europe plans to shut down greenwashing in beauty

    How Europe plans to shut down greenwashing in beauty

    In this episode of Green Beauty Conversations, Lorraine Dallmeier, CEO of Formula Botanica, welcomes Priscilla Rolvers, founder of the Green Cosmetics Revolution to discuss the new EU Greenwashing Directive.
    Pretty soon, any beauty brand making eco-friendly claims in the European Union might want to start looking over their shoulder if they haven’t got the evidence to back up their sustainability claims. 
    Earlier this year in 2024, the European Parliament officially approved a new greenwashing directive, requiring member states – that’s the 27 countries currently in the European Union - to introduce stricter rules surrounding the use of environmental claims by companies.

    This means that beauty brands operating in those 27 countries will also fall under this requirement.
    You can say goodbye to eco-friendly claims around non-recyclable packaging, or claims around environmental benefits that don’t exist, or biodegradability claims for ingredients or packaging that can only be broken down in big industrial processing facilities or – and this is a big one – claims of carbon neutrality that are solely based on buying offsets.
    Listen now as Lorraine and Priscilla explore the ban's impact on sustainable beauty's future.
     
    Free Resources
    Free formulation course | Green Beauty Conversations Podcast | Blog | YouTube
    Socials: Formula Botanica on Instagram | Lorraine Dallmeier on Instagram

    • 26 min
    How Tom's of Maine faced a class action lawsuit for the recyclability of its toothpaste tubes

    How Tom's of Maine faced a class action lawsuit for the recyclability of its toothpaste tubes

    Who knew you could get into trouble over a toothpaste tube?  
    In this episode, Lorraine Dallmeier, a Chartered Environmentalist, Biologist, and CEO of Formula Botanica, dives deep into sustainability claims by exploring the details of the class action lawsuit faced by toothpaste brand Tom's of Maine... all because they said their toothpaste tubes were recyclable.
    The crux of the lawsuit points out the gap between what is, in theory, recyclable and the realities of the recycling industry.
    The problem arises with the terms Tom’s of Maine uses on its packaging. They call it “Recyclable Tube” and “First of Its Kind Recyclable Tube.” In reality, the recycling infrastructure in most areas cannot handle these tubes.
    Lorraine discusses the implications this has for the beauty industry. It could pave the way for more legal actions against brands making sustainability claims they can’t prove. Perhaps it will prompt a shift towards more honest and transparent marketing practices.
    Join Lorraine now and have a listen to this very intriguing issue.
    Free Resources
    Free formulation course | Green Beauty Conversations Podcast | Blog | YouTube
    Socials: Formula Botanica on Instagram | Lorraine Dallmeier on Instagram

    • 10 min
    Why beauty brands are getting sued for sustainability claims

    Why beauty brands are getting sued for sustainability claims

    Navigating the tricky waters of sustainability regulations isn’t easy. So, to ensure your brand stands out for the right reasons, this episode is a must-listen.
    Green Beauty Conversations host Lorraine Dallmeier, CEO of Formula Botanica and her guest Maggie Spicer, Formula Botanica graduate and founder of Source Beauty ESG, explore these tricky waters.
    Listen now to discover how beauty brands should protect themselves and avoid sustainability pitfalls.
     
    Free Resources
    Free formulation course | Green Beauty Conversations Podcast | Blog | YouTube
    Socials: Formula Botanica on Instagram | Lorraine Dallmeier on Instagram

    • 40 min
    EP218. Do wrinkles cause ageing?

    EP218. Do wrinkles cause ageing?

    Research is starting to suggest that skin ageing isn’t simply a case of cosmetic wear and tear, but might instead be driving whole-body ageing.
    Green Beauty Conversations host Lorraine Dallmeier, CEO of Formula Botanica, explores this mind-blowing research in this latest episode. She'll be asking you whether you are prepared to flip everything you’ve understood about the skin so far on its head.
    Listen in to find out:
    How the ageing of the skin works How wrinkles might be contributing to whole-body ageing What preventative measures you can take to help How the beauty industry might reposition itself as this research becomes clearer. Listen now to understand new research on how wrinkles impact your ageing process and the factors you can control.
    In the episode, Lorraine refers to a 2023 article in New Scientist titled “The radical new theory that wrinkles actually cause ageing”. Read the article in full at this link (paywall).
     
    FREE FORMULATION RESOURCES
     Free formulation course | Green Beauty Conversations Podcast | Blog | YouTube
     Socials: Formula Botanica on Instagram | Lorraine Dallmeier on Instagram

    • 8 min
    Children using anti-ageing skincare and the risks

    Children using anti-ageing skincare and the risks

    There’s a trend that’s been growing for several years. Teens, tweens, and children are using anti-ageing skincare, with active ingredients like retinol.
    Today, colleague, School Education Manager, Ana Green joins Lorraine Dallmeier, CEO of Formula Botanica, as they discuss this new trend.
    Together, they explore why more children using anti-ageing skincare is such a trend and the implications for young skincare enthusiasts.
    What does this use mean for their skin's health?
    Listen now to this latest episode of Green Beauty Conversations podcast to discover the details on children using these ingredients and what it means for their skin.
    FREE FORMULATION RESOURCES
    Free formulation course | Green Beauty Conversations Podcast | Blog | YouTube
    Socials: Formula Botanica on Instagram | Lorraine Dallmeier on Instagram

    • 24 min
    Traceability - Where Ingredients Come From

    Traceability - Where Ingredients Come From

    Have you ever wondered where the ingredients in your product came from? Most of us have no clue. Following the path of an ingredient from formulation back to its origin is called traceability. It is the detailed supply chain of an ingredient.
    This knowledge is essential to address environmental and social concerns. If a brand doesn't know its ingredient supply chain, it cannot address how the planet is impacted. Every ingredient has the potential to affect our environment by how and where it is grown, harvested, and processed.
    This knowledge is becoming more important to consumers who want to make planet-friendly purchases. Listen to this insightful podcast with Formula Botanica CEO Lorraine Dallmeier to discover why the beauty industry needs to embrace transparency with traceability.
     
    FREE FORMULATION RESOURCES
    Free formulation course | Green Beauty Conversations Podcast | Blog | YouTube
    Socials: Formula Botanica on Instagram | Lorraine Dallmeier on Instagram

    • 10 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

HilaryKay7 ,

Critical show for professional development and critical thinking as a formulator

As a formulator and indie beauty entrepreneur, this show has been so interesting and helpful in helping me understand and analyze critical topics within the beauty industry. In addition to Formula Botanica’s formal education courses, this podcast provides leading thought leadership and I’m so grateful for it. Next sustainability idea topic - clays!! I seriously hadn’t even thought for a second it might be an ingredient of concern, but in crafting my brand sustainability policies it dawned on me that they not renewable ingredients and are mined (I supposed this question really extends to the discussion of mines ingredients in general). I believe there are some mines that are managed more responsibly than others, but my main question Id love to discuss is- are natural clays/mined ingredients environmentally sustainable?

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