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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!

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    • 4.7 • 51 Ratings

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!

    A Skin Microbiome 101 with Dr Rainer Simmering

    A Skin Microbiome 101 with Dr Rainer Simmering

    This week's episode is a 101 on the skin microbiome (and related skincare). What is the skin microbiome? How much do we really know at this point? Skin microbiome skincare - what’s out there, and is it worth the hype? To help us take a deep dive on this topic, this week’s episode featured microbiologist and skin microbiome researcher at Henkel, Dr Rainer Simmering. Enjoy!

    Interested in supporting the show? Find us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/theecowell

    • 49 min
    Naturals in Cosmetics - Roundtable

    Naturals in Cosmetics - Roundtable

    Formulating with naturals. Are natural ingredients inherently better in some way? What about safety? Are you always better off with the natural option? I am joined in this discussion by regulatory expert Marie Dehlinger, perfumer and all-around fragrance expert Pia Long and cosmetics formulator Annalisa Branca. Enjoy the show.

    Interested in supporting the work we do? Find us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/theecowell

    • 48 min
    Season Finale Part 2 - the bastardization of science in the cosmetics industry with Dr Ricardo Diez

    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.

    Want to support the podcast? Find us at www.patreon.com/theecowell

    • 56 min
    The Rise of the "Alternative" (Facts) Cosmetics Industry w/ Dr Ricardo Diez

    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!

    Want to support the podcast? Find us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/theecowell

    • 41 min
    Interview with Sam Farmer: Ethically Navigating the Cosmetics Sector as an Indie Brand

    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!




    Interested in supporting the show? Find us at patreon.com/theecowell ♥

    • 51 min
    Cosmetics Product Testing 101 with Esther Olu!

    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.

    Interested in supporting the show? Find us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/theecowell ♥

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Christian Segall ,

Great resource

Saves me from misinformation!

DancerPTA ,

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.

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Sustainability pursuit!

Absolutely loving this niche but also broad podcast that covers so many topics in this space that’s relevant to all!!

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