In this show, Jen Novakovich, Canadian cosmetic chemist from The Eco Well, interviews international cosmetic scientists and industry leaders to bring you a fresh new conversation a week about all things beauty!
Season Finale Part 2 - the bastardization of science in the cosmetics industry with Dr Ricardo Diez
New podcast alert! Part 2 of our 2 part season finale featuring Dr Ricardo Diez. In part 1 we talked about the rise of the alternative (facts) cosmetics industry. This episode dove into the how. From false equivalency via self proclaimed experts, to wide spread fallacies that are spread as fact. The bastardization of science, to the EWG - how they cherry pick research to drive their agenda, and use fear to capture the market.
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The Rise of the "Alternative" (Facts) Cosmetics Industry w/ Dr Ricardo Diez
This podcast featured Dr. Ricardo Diez, AKA The Prof - industry veteran, he’s now a professor in the cosmetics science masters program at Rutgers University. Part 1 of our 2 part season finale on the rise of the “alternative” (facts) cosmetics industry. This was one of my favorite interviews to date! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
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Interview with Sam Farmer: Ethically Navigating the Cosmetics Sector as an Indie Brand
This week we spoke with Sam Farmer. In an industry led by pseudoscience marketing noise, Sam is someone I’ve long admired for going against the grain with his brand to stand up for reason in the cosmetics space. This conversation aired live on our discord and featured Sam’s perspective on what it means to ethically navigate the cosmetics industry as a father, an indie beauty brand and as a consumer. Enjoy!
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Cosmetics Product Testing 101 with Esther Olu!
This week I talked with cosmetic chemist Esther Olu, otherwise known as The Melanin Chemist on IG. This episode focused on the testing brands should be doing before placing their products on the market - what are the tests, what do they involve, why do they need to be done, which order makes the most sense, regulations, misconceptions and more.
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#BiotechBeauty: A frontier for greener products? Roundtable
How can biotechnology help us create greener, and better products? This podcast featured a roundtable discussion with Christian Euler, strain engineer at Phycus Biotech, Jasmina Aganovic, entrepreneur in residence at Ginkgo Bioworks, and Kevin Folta, horticultural researcher and host of the Talking Biotech Podcast.
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So you want to be a cosmetic chemist? Feat Marisa Plescia
This episode featured Marisa Plescia on how to become a cosmetic chemist! What is a cosmetic chemist? Educational requirements and job opportunities? How to land your first job, and how to grow in your career. If you are considering a career in cosmetic sciences, I hope you find this conversation helpful!
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Saves me from misinformation!
Saved my baby’s skin
I was caught up in clean beauty science trying to figure out what to do to help my baby’s severe eczema without causing harm and going over budget. I was avoiding so many helpful products because of clean beauty messaging—and I have a decent science background—and after hearing episodes and seeing the Instagram, I finally understood the products I was avoiding were SAFE. Breath of relief for me as a mom. I work in wellness and passing on this info has been invaluable to helping others as well.
Absolutely loving this niche but also broad podcast that covers so many topics in this space that’s relevant to all!!