Beyond Soap is the podcast about skincare, self-care and the never-ending quest to look and feel our absolute best as we age. Dr. Sandy Skotnicki is one of North America’s leading dermatologists and the author of the bestselling book, Beyond Soap. Chantel is a TV beauty expert seeking happiness by trying out every product on the market. Now, in a new and ongoing podcast, Sandy and Chantel explore the subculture of beauty. What’s the latest news in skincare? An overlooked oldie but goodie? The hot new product that should be drop-kicked from every purse? With guest interviews and lots of listener interaction, Beyond Soap: The Podcast is your weekly skincare fix.
Skincare For All! Moving Beyond Gender in Beauty and Fashion
Magazine editor Bernadette Morra relaunched Canada’s FASHION magazine as a title for everyone—all genders, ages, ethnicities, sizes, you name it. Sandy and Chan talk to Bernadette about moving past gender in fashion, beauty and skincare. The gist? We should all feel free to ignore marketing that targets a given gender or any other demographic, and opt for skincare that’s right for us. Plus: How Chan can make her eyebrows thicker, and Sandy discusses the first new retinoid acne drug in 20 years.
Worried about hair loss? Us too! One in five people have some sort of hair loss--whether it’s due to pregnancy, stress, disease or the natural aging process. So today we’re delving into all types of hair loss and what you can do to prevent it and even restart hair growth once you’re starting to notice your hair thinning (it’s possible!).
Our first listener questions episode in AGES! Sandy and Chan take their first-ever live listener question, and it’s about the horrors of teen acne and the way some simply dismiss what can turn into a life-changing problem. Plus questions about post-menopausal acne, chemical exfoliators for women in their 40s, transitioning babies from skincare products for infants and more!
What’s the Deal With the Microbiome?
Probiotics and prebiotics are all the rage in skincare, but do these buzzwords actually mean anything? What is the microbiome? And what does it have to do with the fight against aging? To find out, Sandy and Chan interviewed Dr. Jack Gilbert (@gilbertjacka), microbial ecologist at the University of California (San Diego) and co-author of Dirt is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Your Child’s Developing Immune System.
Debunking the Goop Lab With Tim Caulfield
Everybody’s talking about the Goop Lab, Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Netflix show. So we decided it would be fun to talk to the global expert on Goop and its aversion to science-based therapies: Timothy Caulfield, author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?
Oscars Beauty and How to Look Great For Big Events
The Oscars are right around the corner, and this episode is all about big event beauty! From where to rent a great dress to skincare routines, we cover it all. Sandy and Chantel chat with Sandy’s friend Andrea Derby, who’s off to the Oscars for the second time--and get some makeup do’s and don’ts from pro makeup artist Amy Janisse.