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Skincare Anarchy

Skincare Anarchy

By Ekta et al.
Join Ekta as she discusses skincare trends, social issues, and myths around skincare and beauty culture. Join the discussion on Instagram @skincareanarchy!

(Not legal or medical advice, all views expressed are non-legal and non-medical opinions)
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E.316: Community Sixty-Six Launches On SEPHORA.COM !
Today (July 5, 2022) the brilliant Skincare Line , Community Sixty-Six officially launches on Sephora.com ! We sat down with the founder, Dia Foley to talk all things skin health and the journey that brought her to this point of bringing a marvelous new addition to the Sephora Skincare Niche! Tune in for a first look into the brand!
51:40
July 05, 2022
E.315: Creating Healthier Nails Via Luxury Nail Polish ft. Emilie Heathe Beauty
Emily H. Rudman sat down with us to chat all things health and wellness and how her line is crafted for the self care minded consumers of our time. The brand combines luxury and science to crate products that not only perform but also deliver long lasting results for a healthier lifestyle. Join us as we take a deep dive into the brand itself and Emily’s overall vision of creating a wellness brand rooted in art.
43:37
July 03, 2022
E.314: Fragrance Friday Featuring Anecdote Candles
Have you ever set fire to a candle and have it immediately transform you to another place or memory? Or maybe it’s introduced a whole new mood to your day? At Anecdote, CEO and Founder Julie Maskulka makes fragrance a conversation piece. Inspired by personal recollections and cultural trends, each candle is an everyday luxury designed to remind us of stories worth sharing. Emerging candle company, Anecdote Candles is seeing tremendous growth year over year challenging the industry norms and leading with what they feel is the most important element and it’s not just the scent… The real secret to running a successful candle company? Build your NPD pipeline based on emotion.
25:39
July 02, 2022
E.313: Luxury Skincare Inspired By Nature & Fortified By Science Ft. Irene Forte
As the Wellness Consultant of Rocco Forte Hotels, an Advisory Board Member of the Global Wellness Summit and businesswoman Irene embodies her family’s entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to ethical business practices. She sees her skincare company as part of a much wider system of people and organizations, nature and the environment; and she is personally committed to doing the ‘right things’ to ensure that her products and processes are as sustainable as possible. Frustrated by the absence of spa formulations with the right characteristics, Irene felt existing brands seemed to be either naively natural or too coldly scientific. No one offered the right mix of nature and science, so she teamed up with Dr. Francesca Ferri of EffegiLab in Trento to address this gap in the market by developing the ‘Irene Forte’ natural skincare range.
48:57
June 30, 2022
E.312: How do Beauty Brands Succeed on AMAZON’s Storefront ft Laura Meyer
Laura is the founder and CEO of Envision Horizons, an Amazon Solutions company. Prior to starting her own business, she worked for Amazon Media Group in New York City and saw firsthand the challenges brands faced working with the retail juggernaut. Since 2017, Laura has worked with over 200 brands ranging in size from emerging startups to publicly traded companies like Unilever. In 2021 she was recognized on the Forbes Next 1,000 entrepreneurs to watch list. In addition to running her own business, Laura is an advisor and angel investor in various mission-driven companies. She also co-owns Gorman Gear, an importing business with her husband where they sell products themselves on Amazon.
44:09
June 28, 2022
E.311: Fragrance Friday No.2 Ft. Who Is Elijah Perfumes
Raquel Bouris is the Founder & Creative Director of who is elijah parfum, an independent fragrance house established in two-thousand & eighteen, built on cruelty free foundations & based in Sydney, Australia. Raquel has redefined the rule book & started a new chapter, changing the norm of the luxury fragrance world. Raquel was motivated to create gender-fluid scents, defying conventions & prioritised taking an ethical approach to fragrance & beauty. Inspired by clean lines & modernity, we are continuing to create a complete fragrance wardrobe. What was once an idea coined during Raquel's travels, has now created a seat at the table with some of the biggest names in the beauty industry. Raquel believes that the art of fragrance should be reminiscent of our favourite memories. Our monochromatic & quintessential minimalism allows you to decide what memories they evoke.
39:48
June 24, 2022
E.310: Ellen DeGeneres & Victoria Jackson are Redefining the meaning of Aging w/ Kind Science
Join us as we sit down with the CO-Founder of Kind Science, Victoria Jackson as she tells us about her incredible journey to creating and coining the meaning of “no makeup makeup” and the inspiration that has gone behind her new line with the iconic Ellen DeGeneres!
39:50
June 23, 2022
E.309: Scientific, Sustainable and Sophisticated: The Trifecta of REN CLEAN SKINCARE
Join us for a deep dive into the cult favorite line, REN as we interview their global brand ambassador David Delport. David Delport’s 15 plus year career with REN really began upon contracting malaria following a year of charity work in Kenya. David had moved to London as an 18 year old, waltzing right into Harrods and asking for a job in beauty. From there he was headhunted by Trish McEvoy, and later industry icons Laura Mercier and NARS where his passion for beauty only grew- however, after some years in artistry and education, David felt burnt out and compelled to take a year’s leave from the industry or risk growing disillusioned by it. He spent that year in Kenya working with a charity and conducting field research relating to HIV studies and health care within East Africa, before contracting malaria and being forced to return home to the UK to recover. In 2005, while looking for part time employment, as this was all he could commit to due to ill health, a friend introduced him to the REN brand. David fell in love with the brand, became hooked on the products, and was then invited to work casually with the brand. As his health improved, David’s capacity to work increased, and he worked his way up through sales and education roles before becoming REN’s Global Brand Ambassador.
36:29
June 21, 2022
E.308: Lisa Smith, Founder of THE PR NET and Industry Leader
New Zealand native Lisa Smith has a unique work history, blending entrepreneurship in communications and marketing, publishing, online retail and new media. At 25, Lisa started a PR agency in Sydney which she ran for several years then subsequently sold. She concurrently authored a coffee table book and founded and ran a fashion e-commerce business. After moving to the US, Lisa consulted on communications and marketing to brands and agencies. This experience was the catalyst for her starting The PR Net (launched officially in September 2015), a media platform and members’ network for the marketing communications industry, whose members are drawn from teams at leading brands and agencies in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and beyond.
57:32
June 18, 2022
E.307: Introducing A New Standard For Makeup Friendly Skincare Ft. Celeberity MUA, Joyce Bonelli
Celebrity makeup artist Joyce Bonelli created Joyce Bonelli Cosmétiques, a luxury, cruelty-free collection of essential products to achieve flawless skin at an affordable price point. Serving as the makeup artist to household names like Jennifer Lopez, Emily Ratajkowski, Cara Delevingne, Emma Roberts, the Kardashian-Jenner family and many others, it was only natural for Joyce to create a skincare line prepped for the perfect makeup look that was equally edgy and eccentric to her and her clientele. (Kim Kardashian even posted about her excitement for the line!)
41:42
June 16, 2022
E.306: Angela Melero, Executive Editor of The Zoe Report
Angela Melero is the Executive Editor of TZR and oversees the site's lifestyle content. This includes relationship, travel, home decor, and health and wellness features. She also helps spearhead and organize Award Season coverage and TZR's special digital issues. Prior to this role, Angela worked at Refinery29 and L'Oréal's Makeup.com. She graduated from California State University, Northridge with a BA in Journalism. She currently resides in Los Angeles (where she was also born and raised) and spends most of her time bingeing '90s TV shows and The Real Housewives with her pup Molly or cooking things up in her pink kitchen.
47:40
June 15, 2022
E.305: skincare products for the science savvy and intelligent consumer Ft. Fig.1
In this episode we sat down with the co-founder of Fig.1 Skincare, Kimmy Scotti, to discuss how her brand is bringing the luxury of the most coveted skin health products into the science driven approach of creating efficacious yet accessible products for everyone who wants the best that the skincare industry can offer.
56:07
June 13, 2022
E.304: Debunking Skin Care Myths W/ Jan Marini (3/5 in Masterclass Series)
Join us for part 3 of the 5 part masterclass with the iconic, Jan Marini. In this episode Jan breaks down the truth about common skincare myths we can often be trapped into trusting and debunks most of the hyped/trendy misinformation that may be worsening our overall skin health vs helping us!
01:09:19
June 08, 2022
E.303: Botox W/Out The Needles: Introducing NO-TOX ft. Dr Sharad P. Paul, MD
In this episode we sat down with Dr Sharad Paul, leading skin cancer expert, author, and founder of Skin By Dr Sharad, to discuss his revolutionary new FULLY PATENTED product, NO-TOX. After 10 years of research, Dr. Sharad has developed a proprietary compound, NO-TOX that is clinically proven to mimic the effects of Botox. The products are Vegan,natural, cruelty and toxin free! Dr Sharad is an internationally acclaimed expert in Skin Science and tells us about the science behind Botox and what we need to know about using the toxin as compared to his non invasive, non-toxic, patented approach.
56:47
June 02, 2022
E.302: Exclusive Interview W/The Iconic GLOBAL MUA, Danessa Myricks
Danessa Myricks Is Re-Defining Beauty Norms And Leading The Way Towards Diversity Join us for an exclusive interview with the iconic makeup artist, teacher and entrepreneur, Danessa Myricks, as she takes us on a trip down memory lane of how her career has evolved and what it took for her to become a globally acclaimed and sought after Master Makeup Artist.
45:40
May 26, 2022
E.301: Harvard Trained Dermatologist Shares the Dos and Donts of Skincare
Join us for an exclusive interview with Harvard trained and world renowned dermatologist, Dr Kim Nichols as she walks us through the important things to keep in mind when we approach our skin health. Dr Nichols has been featured on the today show amongst other popular media outlets for her expertise in her field!
38:19
May 23, 2022
E.300: Fragrance 101 Ft. Marisa Auciello + CEW featured us!
Join us for our 300th episode and the launch of our brand new series, FRAGRANCE FRIDAYS! The aim for this series is to approach the world of scents and perfumes from a fundamental perspective and learn the nitty gritty of what makes our favorite scents the key to our self care routines!
32:18
May 21, 2022
E.299: Greek Grapes May Be The Glow Getters For Obtaining “Santorini Summer” Skin Ft. KORRES
Join us as we interview the master mind behind the Greek Apothecary inspired, cult favorite skincare line, KORRES. Founder Lena Philippou shares age old traditions and the secrets of Greek Beauty that have led to her team’s most recent breakthrough discovery: Santorini Grapes and their Skin Perfecting Potential. Listen to Lena discuss not only the Greek Beauty rituals that have contributed to the success of KORRES but also how the brand has. and is still, paving the path to merging sophisticated chemistry with inspired innovation for timeless products rooted in transitional medicine and discovery.
33:37
May 17, 2022
E.298: Why Personalized Skin Care Is The New Wave Ft. Sajani Barot PharmD, MBA
Join us as we talk with Sajani Barot, founder of The Skin Consult. Sajani dives deep into the problems consumers face when approaching the plethora of skincare options on the market and discusses the immense potential of offering customized options as not only a form of optimizing skin care but also offering a more sustainable approach and option for consumers who want to target specific concerns or focus on preventative measures for their skin.
46:34
May 15, 2022
E.297: Sunscreen (SPF) Selections For Summer Months Ft. Chris Birchby, Founder of COOLA
Join Ekta as she interviews the founder of the cult favorite SPF brand, COOLA. Chris Birchby has been a pioneer in this space long before all of the skincare companies at rated pumping out spf options. Tune in to hear his story of creating a brand, working within regulations set by the FDA and bringing products to consumers that are aimed at providing quality without compromising the essentials of good skin health: protection.
01:01:06
May 12, 2022
E.296: The Science Behind Healthy Hair Ft. OLAPLEX
Join Ekta as she sits down with the national trainer for the industry standard hair care line, OLAPLEX, Danielle Frank. Danielle walks us through all of the products Olaplex offers and explains the logic behind the science of good hair days every day!
45:36
May 09, 2022
E.295: Skin Routines That Hollywood Stars Are Crazy For Ft. Angela Caglia
“My skincare philosophy is based on nourishing your lipid barrier, less is more when it comes to products, and only use the world’s best ingredients when formulating. My ethos is represented in each product in my assortment. I also bring my 26 years’ experience working directly on skin, that’s over 20,000 faces, so I have an acute understanding of what works. Plus, when you consider my clients are some of the most discerning and recognizable faces in the world, there is no margin for error. “ - Angela
38:32
May 09, 2022
E.294: Finding Trust Worthy Skin Care For All Seasons Ft. Good Faith Co-Founders
In this episode, GOOD FAITH SKINCARE Co-Founders, and Best Friends, Katie and Michelle share their journey of creating a brand that goes beyond what the eye can see when it comes to skin health. Good Faith is a line dedicated to taking care of people from both the inside and out via their tried and true approach to fully integrated wellness.
40:27
May 06, 2022
E.293: Redefining Luxury Skin Care W/Out Compromising The Science Ft. Emma Lewisham
Emma Lewisham has packed a lot into her 37 years of experience. She's studied business in Barcelona, sits on the board of a charitable trust, and has been actively involved in womens advocacy for over a decade across organisations including Zonta International and Global Women. Tune in to learn how Emma is redefining the Luxury Skincare Space without cutting corners when it comes to the science, quality and even sustainability of high end products.
33:30
May 05, 2022
E.291: Why We Should All Go See Skilled Estheticians, Not Only Dermatologists Ft. Sarah Akram
As a board licensed Master Esthetician, Sarah is one of the most sought after skincare specialists on the East Coast. With a roster of loyal A-list clients, Sarah was able to build a successful business in both New York City and Washington, D.C., where she was born and raised. After years of splitting her time between two cities, Sarah decided to lay down roots in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia to open up her own skincare boutique in 2015. Fortunate to have been mentored by world-renowned skincare experts early in her career, Sarah is thrilled to offer the most effective, cutting-edge skincare at her boutique. With a team of highly skilled Master Estheticians, and exclusive partnerships with some of the world’s best product lines, Sarah delivers an all-natural path to anti-aging skincare.
45:19
May 02, 2022
E.292: Why Goat Milk Is the Next Skincare Super Ingredient ft. Co-Founders of BEEKMAN 1802
Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge are the Co-Founders of Beekman 1802. Ridge began his career as a physician at Mt. Sinai in New York City and later launched the Health & Wellness division of Martha Stewart Omnimedia, where he served as Vice President. Kilmer-Purcell was previously an award-winning advertising executive and New York Times bestselling author of three books. The pair founded Beekman 1802 in 2008 after purchasing the historic Beekman farm in Sharon Springs, NY, where they rescued 100 goats and started making goat milk soaps. Over the years, Beekman 1802 has grown from a single soap company into the fastest growing goat milk skincare company. The brand debuted on HSN and QVC in 2018 and 2019 respectively to rave reviews and launched its Clinically Kind® skincare range for sensitive skin in Ulta Beauty in 2020. In December 2021, Eurazeo Brand acquired the majority stake of the brand.
45:56
May 01, 2022
E.290: Aesthetics 101- Everything We Need To Know About Facials, Lasers and More ft. Amy Peterson
In this episode we interview the Medical Aesthetics Guru herself, Amy Peterson. Amy shares her immense knowledge in the area of laser treatments and what we all should be considering when approaching the realm of medical vs non medical aestheticians. Amy breaks down the basic information around using devices such as lasers and the aspects that make a facial worth the money and commitment. Amy’s approach and her science backed approach has been acclaimed industry wide and she shares all in this exclusive interview!
59:39
April 29, 2022
E.289: The Science Behind Clean and Clinical Grade Skincare Ft. Dr Koo
In this episode we interview Dr Michele Koo, Founder of Private Practice by Dr Koo. Tune in to learn how clinical grade skin care does not mean that we must sacrifice clean ingredients and how Dr Koo has taken this principle to create one of the most sophisticated and effective skin health brands on the market.
53:17
April 26, 2022
E.288: making sophisticated summer scents accessible Ft Sparti Scents
Sparti Scents evolved from a 15-year friendship and a desire to create a new voice and vision for the fragrance and beauty category. After interviewing hundreds of fragrance fans from around the world, award-winning entrepreneurs and executives Abby Wallach and Caroline Fabrigas set out to revolutionize the way consumers use, love and wear fragrance.Their vision: to re-think new forms of fragrance, new delivery systems and new experiences to make fragrance a part of your every day lifestyle and routine. The Fashion Group International recently honored Abby and Caroline at the ”Rising Star” awards ceremony as finalists in the beauty entrepreneur category for 2019 - 2021 and now 2022.
42:47
April 26, 2022
E.287: Everything we need to know about sunscreen and SPF Ft. EltaMD
In this episode we interview the brand ambassador for the cult favorite sunscreen brand, EltaMD-Echo Sandburg. Tune is to learn about what sets EltaMD apart in the world of sunscreen options and how we can all prepare for the summer months to come by buying proper sunscreen products rather than cutting corners with other brands that are “science washing” this niche of skin health.
40:56
April 22, 2022
E.286: Understanding the balance between science & natural skincare ft Noelle S. Of True Botanicals
Noelle Simons, facial therapist for the iconic line, True Botanicals, shares insight into what it means to be a brand focused on clean products without compromising science and innovation. Join us for a deep dive into the vision of this iconic skincare line as we chat with their star facial therapist
39:26
April 20, 2022
E.285: Understanding and Managing Rosacea ft Jan Marini
Join us for episode 2 of 5 of Jan Marini’s exclusive masterclass on everything skin health! In this episode Jan answers fundamental questions surrounding Rosacea and how to not only identify and differentiate it from other skin conditions but also how to approach treatment of this skin condition that inflicts stress on the lives of millions of people everyday.
52:51
April 11, 2022
E.284: Managing and understanding acne ft Jan Marini- MASTERCLASS SERIES
Join us for the first episode in a 5 part series as we discuss the science of skin health with this first episode focused on acne, with the brilliant Jan Marini.
01:10:06
April 08, 2022
E.283: Re-Discovering the power of the perfect Nude Lipstick ft. Bina Khan
Join Ekta as she interviews Bina, Co-Founder of Just B Cosmetics and learns about the fundamentals of the perfect nude lipstick and what that means for women on a global level in terms of self esteem, self empowerment and true inclusivity. Bina shares her journey of creating her universal shades and the personal visions she had while crafting her highly anticipated line.
01:04:45
April 07, 2022
E.281: Finding your perfect foundation+skincare in 1 product- a new approach ft. Nita S.
When Life Gives You Lemons 🍋 is a brand that believes we don’t need to compromise good skin health for our favorite makeup look! Join Ekta as she interviews Nita who is the founder of this revolutionary brand and discusses the journey of bringing her vision to life.
37:29
April 04, 2022
E.280: Cultivating clean beauty habits without compromising results ft. Jill Rowe
Jill Rowe is a multi-passionate and serial entrepreneur who has several startups under her belt including running her own Southern Food restaurant that she created from concept to cooking. Her career began after being discovered shortly after starting college by the famous model turned model agency owner, Wilhelmina. Jill lived and modeled around the world, working with some of the best in the business: Herb Ritts, David Bailey, and Sante D'Orazio to name a few. She then followed her passion for all things cultural by working in the art world at two prestigious contemporary art galleries in NYC. Jill also spent time working in feature film production before starting her first business, The Kitchen, a southern food restaurant in Upstate NY, where she was head chef and baker. After several successful years, she sold her share to her business partner and returned to NY landing at the beloved Danny Meyer flagship restaurant, Union Square Cafe, where she became Assistant General Manager, and received a first-level Sommelier certification. Jill brings all of her passion, skills and knowledge to her role as the co-founder of the organic skincare & wellness brand Cultivate Apothecary: cultivated, formulated and bottled at Stonegate Farm in the Hudson Valley, where she lives. 
39:18
March 31, 2022
E.279: Finding the BEST matches for skin and makeup using NakedPoppy’s algorithm ft. Jaleh Bisharat
In the age of endless product options, NakedPoppy aims to streamline the process of finding what fits us the “best” based on their quiz based analysis of the important factors that determine the products we NEED AND Want!
41:52
March 24, 2022
E.278: How to cleanse your face with a cloth product ft. Face Halo Founder Lizzy Pike
Join us for a discussion on the engineering Whind the revolutionary textile products by Face Halo. Lizzy offers insight into the science of cleansing and common mistakes that she identified to fill the white space around the first step of self and skin care.
34:11
March 24, 2022
Does Blue Light cause cancer? Read our new paper to find out!
Tune in to hear about our latest medical journal publication on if blue light is worth adding on extra sunscreen and also if it leads to melanoma skin cancers! For even more science of skin, make sure to check out Dr Dennis Gross’s Masterclass on all things skin by going to www.drdennisgross.com and look under the “community tab” to sign up!! Slots limited so sign up asap! Xoxo
07:06
March 22, 2022
E.276: Venture Capital for Beauty Brands 101 and tips for founders and entrepreneurs ft Rachel Brink
Rachel ten Brink is the General Partner and Founder of Red Bike Capital, a seed stage fund based in NY that invests in founders that are improving lives and powering the economy, particularly around FinTech, Commerce Infrastructure and Consumer. Rachel is a Data Driven, Product Obsessed Investor, Founder, and Board Member, and a Top Latinx in Tech leader. Rachel was the co-founder and CMO of Scentbird, a Y-Combinator backed fragrance subscription service that raised $29M in venture funding. As a founder, Rachel led Growth, Brand and Business Development, scaling the company to over 500,000 subscribers. Before this, she spent 20 years building billion dollar global brands at Elizabeth Arden, Estee Lauder, Gillette, and L’Oreal. She is a mentor at Techstars and Y Combinator. She is one less than 100 Latinas to have ever raised over $1M in VC funding, and part of the 0.01% of Latina Women that are GPs in Venture.
45:06
March 21, 2022
E.275: Clean Skincare created by a leading architect and Breast Cancer Warrior ft Alina Mehrle
Join Ekta as she interviews Alina Mehrle, Founder of the brand new skincare line AMEŌN and also a breast cancer warrior. Alina shares her inspirational journey to discovering the power of truly clean products and everything that led up to her creating a brand for anyone who needs safe and efficacious products. Alina discusses the journey through cancer treatment and how it radically alters the normal skin balance and how these changes helped her craft a truly curated collection of products without cutting corners in quality and innovation. Aside from being an inspiration, Alina is also a trained architect with an eye for design and has applied this foundation to Ameōn’s creative packaging design and product functionality.
29:58
March 19, 2022
E.274: Dr Dennis Gross introduced us to his BRAND NEW retinol line, and explains his iconic peels
Dennis Gross M.D., F.A.A.D. Board-certified dermatologist and dermatological surgeon Dennis Gross, M.D., founded his practice in 1990 after completing his residency at the New York University Medical Center. With a deep interest in skin that is healthy as well as beautiful, Dr. Gross has executed extensive research at prestigious institutes, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering, on melanoma. His research on skin cancer has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Experimental Medicine and Journal of Medical Microbiology. Dr. Gross’ affiliations have included the Skin Cancer Foundation, American Cancer Society, as well as the American Academy of Dermatology, the Society for Dermatological Surgery and Oncology, the American Medical Association, and the New York Dermatology Society. Dr. Gross is a leader in cosmetic dermatological procedures, providing access to cutting-edge technology that provides exceptional results. He is passionate about achieving symmetry and balance in the faces of his patients and customizes his technique for all his treatments, allowing him to suit all of his patients’ needs and desires. He takes a subtle approach to fillers, believing that the most naturally enhanced appearance is one that can be achieved in stages. Dr. Gross created his award-winning product line, Dr. Dennis Gross SkincareTM, in 2002. He and his skincare expertise have been featured in publications including The New York Times Magazine, Elle, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar, in addition to guest appearances on The Today Show, CNN, and The Early Show. Dr. Gross is a native New Yorker. He resides in Manhattan with his wife and business partner, Carrie, and their four children.
47:30
March 17, 2022
The Ukraine crisis & its impact on Russian Beauty Founders, featuring Maria Karr of Rumore
Amongst the chaos of the Ukraine bombings, many brands on a multi industry level have been impacted by prejudice, hate and presumptions of consumers. Join Ekta as she interviews Maria Karr who is the owner of a Russian Beauty supply store about how the changing political climate has impacted not only her own business but the businesses she represents from all over the world.
26:09
March 13, 2022
Jessica Cruel, Editor in Chief of allure Magazine
Jessica Cruel, Editor in Chief, Allure Jessica Cruel is the editor-in-chief of Allure, where she leads the development of multi-platform editorial content for print, digital and video platforms, including the Readers' Choice Awards and Best of Beauty Awards franchises. Cruel also consults on brand projects including the Allure Podcast, Allure Beauty Box subscription program, and the Allure Store. Cruel joined Allure in 2019, first as features director and, more recently, served as the title’s content director. As content director, Cruel spearheaded The Melanin Edit, a new Allure platform exploring all things relating to Black beauty, skincare and wellness. Prior to joining Allure, Jessica served as deputy beauty director at Refinery29, and has also held editorial roles at SELF, and Popsugar. Throughout her decade-long career in the beauty media industry, she has extended her experience to hosting podcasts, speaking at events and appearing in live television segments. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in multimedia journalism and sociology. She is a proud graduate of Albany High School as valedictorian and served as Miss Albany High School. Jessica currently resides in Newark, New Jersey.
57:28
March 11, 2022
We helped find a new drug target that helps shrink skin cancer tumors!
Tune in to hear how EKTA’s most recent research sparked a journey to discovering a breakthrough drug target that has been shown to help shrink skin tumors when it is blocked by pharmaceutically engineered molecules that block the protein known as AQUAPORIN 3 (AQP3) !
11:43
March 11, 2022
KRISTINA RASMUSSEN and IMKE NORDEN, co-founders of THE HEART COMPANY
“Our mission was to create a brand with a purpose and we wanted to surprise people with as many positive messages as possible. We didn’t want to just talk about a beauty product itself but how the product will give our customers an experience which is enjoyable, lovely, surprising and memorable so that it will stick in their minds in a very positive way. Happy customers will always want to use and buy a product again and will share their positive experience with their friends. For us it’s the most fulfilling way of building an authentic brand and awareness.From day one it was important for us how our brand looks like on Instagram as well as on other social media and sales channels like Amazon, how people review our products, what influencers and most importantly our community would say about our brand and its values. Seeing our customers smile just makes us smile, too. Authenticity and spreading positivity is as important to us as product quality. We always aimed for something much deeper in our brand value system, in the DIY beauty products we offer, in the good course we’re supporting with our feel good female fragrance line (LOVE AND KINDNESS PROJECT foundation) as well as who we get on board of our diverse team. Sharing beauty & positivity makes us love what we do and we strongly believe that females around the world simply love and appreciate when a positive message comes with their beauty product. It simply makes a difference .”
39:51
March 09, 2022
Carlos Timiraos, US GM for FOREO
Carlos chats all things beauty tech and the true innovation behind every product made by FOREO , the iconic beauty care tool brand on the market. From the technology to the ethos of the brand, Carlos shares the unique approach FOREO has towards self care and how the brand is always forward facing in terms of bringing their consumers the best of engineering and science rather than marketing hype.
34:02
March 06, 2022
Simone Oliver, Global Editor In Chief of Refinery29
SIMONE OLIVER | Global Editor In Chief, Refinery29 Simone Oliver is the Global Editor-In-Chief of Refinery29, the leading media and entertainment destination focused on women and underrepresented voices. As Global Editor-In-Chief at Refinery29, now part of Vice Media Group, Simone is responsible for identifying and building impact-minded, insight-driven content and partnerships that speak to this powerful generation of women through the lens of culture, identity, and lifestyle. A cultural tastemaker and passionate content creator, Oliver has a wealth of experience in publishing. Prior to Refinery29, she spent thirteen years in various editorial and strategy posts at the New York Times, served as Digital Director at Allure and most recently on the Global Media Partnerships Team at Facebook and Instagram, where she led collaborations with magazines and lifestyle publishers. Oliver also serves as an adjunct professor at Syracuse University’s Newhouse in New York journalism, teaching Social Platforms, Processes and Perspectives. She is a proud graduate of Howard University and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, young daughter and son.
40:19
March 04, 2022
Sébastien Tardif, Celebrity Makeup Artist and Founder of Veil Cosmetics
Celebrity makeup artist Sébastien Tardif’s work has taken him to New York, London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Tokyo and beyond. For more than 25 years, he has led innovation for many global luxury brands, and has beautified celebrities including Naomi Campbell, Nelly Furtado, Jane Fonda, Olivia Palermo and Glen Close to name a few. He has led makeup direction for more than 100 fashion week shows in New York and internationally, and his signature illuminated makeup has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle magazines and more. He is the creator of Veil Cosmetics, renowned for its textural superiority, and a cult favorite amongst beauty experts and professionals.
54:18
March 02, 2022
Nicola Elliott, Founder of NEOM Organics
After spending seven years working 60 hour weeks as a journalist, Nicola felt the stressful pace and noticed her friends' rising stress levels, lack of sleep, energy and low mood too. She loved her job… BUT boy did she feel it! So, she kick started her wellbeing, trained as an aromatherapist and created effective pure blends. First was Tranquility for her sister who was having trouble sleeping. Then came Real Luxury to help her own anxiety and stress (it’s still in her wellbeing toolkit today). Then she created the Feel Refreshed blend for her husband (who played lots of sports) and needed an energy boost. Every product NEOM creates not only works on your wellbeing, it also smells amazing too.
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February 28, 2022
Terri Vinson, Author, keynote speaker, Australian Scientist and Founder of Synergie Skin
“I’ve always had a passion for the science behind beauty. We all have the right to look our very best at every age. I’m on a mission to cut through what’s science versus hype and help everyone achieve their best skin.” – Terri Vinson Terri Vinson is dedicated to helping people feel empowered, informed and confident when it comes to their skincare choices. As the founder and formulator of Australian based global skincare company, Synergie Skin, she formulates her own line of active cosmeceuticals and intelligent mineral makeup all in accordance to her trademarked ‘Clean Science’ philosophy. Having built the vertically integrated business from the ground up, she has worked tirelessly to create safe and ethical products aimed to protect, change, and nurture the skin for long-term results and optimal dermal health. In a market that’s often fraught with false buzzwords and questionable ingredients, Terri’s unique ‘Clean Science’ philosophy arms you with enough scientific insight and confidence to identify which products truly work and why, so you can decide for yourself what’s best for your skin. Terri holds a Bachelor of Science (Immunology & Microbiology), a post-graduate Diploma of Formulating Chemistry, a Diploma of Education (Biology & Senior Science) and is a member of the ASCC (Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists). She is a world-recognised formulator, a lecturer in the field of cosmetic science, and the author of ‘Skinformation: A Clean Science Guide to Beautiful Skin’. When she hangs up her lab coat, Terri is a proud mother of two. On her days off, you’ll find her painting oils on canvas or in the kitchen concocting healthy food and smoothie recipes.
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February 27, 2022
RE(set): We got Hacked BUT…the Show Must go on, and it is.
Listen in on how Instagram may be setting up small businesses for failure by providing a “smoke and mirrors” approach to handling their customer service practices. You’re listening to Skincare Anarchy, a library of insights from full length interviews with the trend makers of tomorrows viral visions- this is your host Ekta and it is Tuesday, the 22nd of the second month of 2022. After 1.5 years of daily work, Ekta lost her work, money and time that was put into building a proper, non padded Instagram presence in a matter of seconds. What does this tell us about the business ethics of monopolizing our leading social platforms? Should we exercise our rights as consumers to demand for independent and intelligent protocols that actually WORK when you hit “submit” rather than give you fake errors and “user not found” dummy messages. “Looks can be deceiving but their influence rests of an understanding of their irrelevance. “
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February 23, 2022
Joshua Onysko, Founder and CEO of PANGEA Brands
Joshua Onysko is the award-winning entrepreneur, founder, and CEO of Pangea. For over 20 years, Joshua has guided Pangea in developing sustainable, plant-based body and skincare products, culminating in the latest product launches in 2021 featuring plastic-free packaging. Pangea’s formulas combine powerful, bioactive ingredients from nature with the power of science for products that are highly efficacious and nourishing. And Joshua has traveled to over 50 regions worldwide to find and cultivate relationships with organic farmers, who themselves are committed to “5-star”care for the people and the environments that produce their products. Joshua is on a deep-rooted mission to provide consumers a choice to purchase their favorite products without plastic, and hopes to continue to inspire change for others to follow suit within the beauty industry.
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February 20, 2022
Daniel Isaacs, Research Director for Medik8 Skincare
Daniel Isaacs is the Director of Research at Medik8 - one of the UK’s fastest growing skincare companies loved by industry professionals, beauty editors and skincare enthusiasts. Daniel has always been fascinated by science and studied chemistry at the University of Leeds. He later joined his brother Elliot’s company, Medik8, as a product formulator in the research and development department. He now heads up the department and leads a large team of biochemists, formulators and packaging specialists, who are constantly driving innovation in the skin care arena. During his career, Daniel has developed over 80 unique formulations. He is an industry expert in sunscreens and pigmentation and is the inventor of two patents in skin brightening. He is also the innovator behind Medik8’s renowned H.E.O. smart hydration technologies. His knowledge and expertise is regularly called upon by the world’s media, with him being featured in Vogue, Forbes, The Telegraph, The Times and more.
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February 14, 2022
Yewande Masi, Cosmetic Chemist and Founder of ORNAMI Skincare
Yewande is the founder of Ornami Skincare, a black-owned, toxin-free skin and body care line that Was born from the love and Support Of friends and family after a breakUp. Yewande founded Ornami on the idea that sometimes finding happiness is a process of elimination. She wanted to design luxurious, toxin-free ingredients that encouraged women to take the time to care for themselves as a daily ritual.
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February 11, 2022
Tammy Fender, Founder and Industry Veteran
Tammy is a seasoned veteran when it comes to all things skin health and wellness. In this exclusive interview Tammy takes a deep dive into what years of studying the skin, and understanding non traditional approaches to self care, has allowed her to create through her curated brand. Tammy shares great insight into the intersection of skincare and self care and the importance of positive energy practices when approaching our health and wellness.   yn3VF2Qh2bRmYXCwPgYs
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February 06, 2022
RE: The Rise of Male Beauty
Join Rob and Ekta for their first episode of the new series, REST! This episode centers around the need to provide the male consumer a more relatable experience in the Beauty industry by providing equality in terms of educational resources geared towards Men and easy to digest facts that allow the average male consumer to feel confident in the space of self care and skin health. yn3VF2Qh2bRmYXCwPgYs
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February 06, 2022
Mario Dedivanovic, Celebrity Makeup Artist and Founder/CEO of Makeup by Mario
Master Makeup Artist Mario Dedivanovic is one of the most renowned and influential celebrity makeup artists in the world. From education and social media to innovation, Mario is a visionary and pioneer at the leading edge of the industry. Sought after for his artistry, passion, and attention to detail, Mario specializes in creating a flawless face, helping draw out the best version of a woman’s natural complexion and features. Mario has popularized makeup techniques and ignited viral trends in the digital age that have inspired and altered the beauty landscape over the past decade.
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February 03, 2022
Dr Muneeb Shah, DO (Doctorly) Exclusive Interview
Ekta interviews YouTube’s favorite Derm: Dr Muneeb Shah. Dr Shah provides insight into what consumers want to understand and how he approaches content creation that can reach the most amount of people and answer the everyday questions. Tune in to listen to Dr Shah’s opinions about: 1. does it matter what fucking finger you apply eye cream with.? 2. Do retinols cause birth defects when women use them in pregnancy? 3. What is the “proper way” of cleansing the face? Is there a proper way? 4. What’s your favorite derm “nerd” topic to talk on? We all have one ☝🏽 as drs 5. With all the lies out there, how did you grow your social media accounts? Share some tips for fellow derm creators 6. What’s the top list of products you have in mind right now?
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February 01, 2022
Vanessa Coppola APN-C FNP-BC, celebrity professional interview
Vanessa Coppola, APN-C, FNP-BC Vanessa is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner, who specializes in non-surgical facial aesthetics and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. Vanessa developed a love of aesthetics at an early age when she first discovered the transformational power of makeup and the interplay of shadow and light. She began to study facial anatomy and was an avid follower of facial beauty analysis, including the work of Dr. Stephen Marquardt and the applications of the Golden Ratio in anatomy, art, and nature. Her interests later led to her work with intellectually and developmentally disabled children, many of whom suffer from genetic disorders and craniofacial anomalies. Vanessa has a sincere appreciation for facial anatomy, harmony, and balance as they translate to structure and symmetry. Her goal is to achieve an aesthetically pleasing result, while celebrating the individual nuances that make each of us wonderfully unique. Vanessa had studied aesthetics from Florida to New York and beyond. She has had the pleasure to participate in learning opportunities with world-renowned aesthetic experts such as cosmetic dermatologist and UK Ambassador Dr. Raj Aquilla, famed anatomist and plastic surgeon Dr. Matt Stefanelli of Paris and Dubai, and the internationally famous Julia Horne, RN. Vanessa is constantly studying and learning the latest evidence-based techniques and procedures. She genuinely believes that learning never ends and will always be an active and foundational element to her practice. Vanessa received her Master of Science degree from Georgetown University Sigma Theta Tau and is currently a Doctoral candidate at Yale University. She is also a YSN 2019-2020 Gruber Foundation Fellowship Scholar. Vanessa holds advanced certifications in Neurotoxins, Dermal Filers, Skin Rejuvenation, Laser Technologies, PDO Thread Lifts, Sculptra, Platelet Rich Plasma Autologous Biologics and Regenerative Medicine. Vanessa is the founder of “Beauty for Autism”, an ambassador program designed to promote social awareness for children and adults with Autism and special needs. In her downtime, she enjoys boating with her husband and spending time with her daughter and two stepdaughters.
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January 30, 2022
Chloe Metzger, Deputy Beauty Director - COSMOPOLITAN
Chloe Metzger is the deputy beauty director at Cosmopolitan, where she oversees the editorial content and growth strategy of the skin, makeup, and hair space on digital. She brings nearly a decade of beauty expertise from working with brands like Allure, Marie Claire, Health, and StyleCaster, and fosters a lifelong skincare obsession, thanks to the strand of DNA that blessed her with persistent keratosis pilaris and hormonal acne. She genuinely enjoys parsing through skincare studies while watching TV, and haranguing her dermatologist friends for their thoughts on the latest “breakthroughs.” When she’s not pretending to be a dermatologist, you can find Chloe performing improv comedy around New York City and writing short stories for literary journals.
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January 28, 2022
Dr Sam Bunting, Dermatologist and founder of Dr Sam’s Skincare
Dr Sam Bunting is the founder of the DR SAM BUNTING + ASSOCIATES, 41 Harley Street clinic, and her eponymous brand, Dr Sam's. She's widely considered to be a beauty insider’s best-kept secret. She’s passionate about making expert skincare advice more accessible and helping women understand that a visit to her office is not just for troublesome skin conditions. Through her media and TV work, as a presenter on TLC’s Extreme Beauty Disasters, Dr Sam helps demystify the beauty arena with her no-nonsense approach to skin.
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January 27, 2022
Jessica Richards, Founder of SHEN Beauty
Beauty expert and entrepreneur, Jessica Richards, is the powerhouse behind Brooklyn’s premier beauty destination, SHEN Beauty. After graduating from FIT, Richards worked as a stylist for VOGUE and Moda Operandi before transitioning to her passion project - connecting consumers to products that fuel beauty. Richards saw the unique opportunity in the clean beauty space, as the store would be the first of its kind in the metropolitan area that offered a quintessentially cool, curated range of effective, niche and luxury beauty products. SHEN Beauty opened its doors in 2010 in Cobble Hill. “When I first opened the doors to SHEN Beauty, I wanted to bring beauty to Brooklyn, or rather create Brooklyn beauty from what I understood about the area and my neighbors, and what they wanted and what inspired them.” Considered a pioneer in the evolution of beauty retail, Jessica’s keen sense of curation is the secret to how she has successfully launched over 70 brands at SHEN Beauty, including ILIA, Kosås, Lanolips, Haoma, Pai Skincare, Ellis Brooklyn, Vintner's Daughter, Aurelia and May Lindstrom. Richards’ passion is connecting consumers to products that fuel beauty – both inside and out. Prior to opening SHEN Beauty, Jessica has had a seasoned career cultivating beauty and wellness brands to their fullest potential. From the early stages of her career at Lucky Magazine working hand in hand with Eva Chen as the magazine’s brand curator to then becoming the Senior Beauty Buyer starting Free People Beauty, Jessica has always had a keen eye for bringing unique wellness brands to the forefront. Thanks to her success with SHEN Beauty, Jessica continues to serve as a consultant for wellness brands across the globe. Additionally, Jessica has spoken at several national panels such as the Indie Beauty Expo, Founder Made, and CEW. Due to the buzz surrounding SHEN Beauty, Richards was hand selected by goop founder Gwenyth Paltorow to grow their wellness division. The category is booming and often mentioned as having the potential for becoming the next trillion dollar industry.
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January 22, 2022
Carlos Barreto, Founder of CLEVERMAN
In addition to being the founder of a brilliant Male Beauty Brand, CLEVERMAN, Carlos is an international marketing professional with extensive product and brand-building management experience in the US, and across several geographies. In this episode, Carlos discusses the emerging topics surrounding the tailoring of Beauty Brands for Men and his insights into the pros and cons currently present in the industry. Carlie also dives into his logic behind creating Cleverman from the look to the nitty gritty of product formulation.
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January 21, 2022
Elle Smith, Miss USA 2021
Elle Smith, Crowned Miss USA 2021 and represented USA in the 70th Miss Universe (2021), discusses her journey through pageantry and the changes that come with the lifestyle of training for such competitive events like the Miss USA pageant and then on the global level. Elle also shares her makeup must haves and skincare saviors!
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January 17, 2022
Oliver Zak & Selom Agbitor, co-founders of Mad Rabbit- Skincare for Tatoos
Selom Agbitor Bio: As an immigrant, Selom has been striving for the American Dream and Mad Rabbit has helped that become a reality. In founding Mad Rabbit he was able to empower himself and write his own American Dream. Since moving to the United States as a young boy, he has always wanted to build a brand and community that serves as a thought-leader and change agent in the skincare industry. He is driven by the constant reminder of progression and empowerment with something seemingly simple, like a tattoo balm cooked-up in a college apartment. Mad Rabbit has allowed him to tell his story and exemplifies that anything is possible. Oliver Zak Bio Oliver has always been an entrepreneur at heart and an analytical creative with high ambitions. After getting his first tattoo he saw a gap in the tattoo aftercare space, and the lack of natural, organic skincare that specifically was designed for tattooed skin. Inspired by his father’s own entrepreneurial spirit and mother’s apothecary experience, Mad Rabbit was born initially as a single product side hustle while in college, but has turned into a full time dream. Now as the full time CEO, Oliver focuses his time on product development, sustainability, partnerships, and cultivating a community- beyond the product but a lifestyle which is so critical to the success of the brand. He is so excited to partner with his team to pioneer a new vision for tattoo skincare.
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January 14, 2022
Maxwell Stock, Founder and CEO of EPICUTIS
Epicutis offers science-based skincare that treats skin health (not just “age”) with small-batch formulations and complete transparency. The brand was created by the team of scientists at Signum Biosciences, a well-respected biopharmaceutical company led by Dr. Jeffry Stock at Princeton University. The company has been developing and supplying innovative ingredients to the skincare industry for several decades, and with the launch of their own skincare brand, they are looking to change the cosmetic industry for the better.
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January 13, 2022
Lori Taylor Davis, Global Lead Pro Makeup Artist for SMASHBOX Cosmetics- NEW RELEASE EXCLUSIVE
For 20+ years, makeup artist Lori Taylor Davis has been turning heads with her beachy, bronzy signature look. “It’s perfected, glowy skin,” says Taylor Davis. “A little of this. A little of that. I don’t overthink it.” This California-casual cool girl draws inspo from her beloved hometown of L.A., where hyper-creative culture collides with breathtaking natural beauty. Mix that with an early affinity for her grandmother’s vanity table—a playground of blush, lashes and wigs—and you’ll understand why the “beauty junkie” gene runs deep in Taylor Davis’s DNA. Taylor Davis serves as the Global Pro Artist Lead for the camera-ready Smashbox Cosmetics, which was also born and bred in L.A. When she’s not forecasting the latest beauty trends, Taylor Davis is sharing her timeless tips through Facebook Live, on-air at HSN and behind the scenes at the MTV Video Music Awards. Taylor Davis has worked with everyone from Sandra Bullock and Bruno Mars to Rosario Dawson and Paris Hilton. Her work and go-to glam hacks have been featured around the world in WWD, Elle, More and Brides magazines. She’s appeared on “Extra,” “Good Day LA,” and—no joke—was even asked to put lipstick on a live llama (who, thanks to Taylor Davis, finally found her perfect nude).
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January 12, 2022
Alicia Grande, Founder and CEO of Grande Cosmetics
With a lifelong passion for beauty, Alicia Grande founded Grande Cosmetics in 2008 as the first “functional cosmetics” makeup brand. Alicia’s road to beauty success was navigated early on as she worked in beauty retail as a teen, and later began her own radio show, “The Health Buzz,” on which she interviewed top beauty experts and doctors about trends and innovations. Those innovations are what inspired her next big beauty adventure, the founding of Grande Cosmetics and the highly-coveted and award-winning product that started it all; GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum, as a solution to some of today’s top beauty challenges. Today, Alicia is the CEO at the helm of Grande Cosmetics’ thriving business that has expanded into multiple categories, including best-selling, beauty-enhancing formulas that help promote healthy, vital lashes, brows, lips and hair. Her female-founded brand employs a diverse staff of women of all ages and backgrounds to help keep Grande Cosmetics’ assortment of functional cosmetics robust, fun, and inclusive. And the industry has rewarded her for her hard work with Grande Cosmetics winning significant beauty awards from leading publications NewBeauty, Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar.
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January 09, 2022
Brilliance of Beauty Exclusive Interview : Gina Lucania
Gina is an industry veteran and trailblazer with over 15 years of experience in the beauty and wellness industries. In this episode Gina offers key advice to young professionals that want to climb high in the beauty industry and discusses the glass ceilings that exist for women in the corporate world. Gina also offers her perspective on how aspiring professionals should approach their career paths in the intensely competitive world of beauty and also discusses her role at alo and the path that has led to it. Ekta and Gina also take a deep dive into the discuss current state of events around the nation wide resignations and how this should be approached from the perspective of all professionals within the beauty industry.
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January 06, 2022
Lindsey Martin, Founder of Kiramoon Skincare
As a busy software executive working long nights and weekends in Austin TX, Lindsey Martin learned to truly cherish the 5 minutes she had with her skincare routine each day. When she realized that the branding and packaging of her favorite products didn't align with the magic feeling they evoked, she knew something was missing in the industry and her idea for Kiramoon was born. Kiramoon makes skincare and beauty accessories that are as cute as they are effective. We believe that skincare should be fun, and that self-love is essential. We want our customers to celebrate the 5 minutes they spend doing their skincare routine, and we think the packaging, product names, ingredients and brand ethos matter in shaping that experience. We are more than great skincare formulas: we create joy in self-care.
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January 04, 2022
Dr Alexiades, MD PhD (boss level), Founder of Macrene Actives
Dr. Macrene Alexiades holds three Harvard degrees, a BA in Biology, an MD and a PhD in Genetics; 25+ year research background; and runs her own esteemed Park Avenue private practice in dermatology and laser surgery, a research clinic, and a lab focusing on anti-aging skin care, acne, skin cancer, and lasers. She is an artist and sculptor and uses injectables to achieve a natural look in her patients. M.D., Ph.D. received her three degrees from Harvard University: a B.A. from Harvard University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and awarded the Fay Prize, the highest undergraduate honor; a M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and a Ph.D. in Geneticsfrom Harvard University. She is Associate Clinical Professor at Yale University and Adjunct Professor at Sigros Hospital, University of Athens. She was a Fulbright Scholar with a research award year in Europe. At Harvard, she excelled in portrait art and sculpture, but ultimately chose medicine and science, and was profiled in The New York Times and Vogue for her artistic skills in dermatology, injections and lasers. In medical school, she was honored with the Harvard Medical School Dean’s Report and the Paul Dudley White Award. In graduate school, she received grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute and Radcliffe College. As Chief Dermatology Resident at New York University School of Medicine, she was awarded the Husik Prize. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society for Laser Medicine (ASLMS) and Surgery and a Goldman Circle Member. She has achieved the rare status of Double Board-Certification in Dermatology in the European Union as well as the U.S. She is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor, New York Magazine Top Doctor and featured in numerous Who's Who awards. She serves on numerous medical boards, conducts FDA clinical trials for Allergan and research for Lancome among many other pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies. She recently was awarded the Richard E. Fitzpatrick Award, the top laser prize for her research at ASLMS. She is Assistant Editor for the journal Dermatologic Surgery and Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, and Editor & Reviewer for over 15 journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, JAAD, JAMA Dermatology, Journal of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, British Journal of Dermatology and the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. She has served as Chair of Research for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Guest Editor-in-Chief of the Annual Laser Issue for the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, and has been extensively biographed in Who’s Who and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Industry Leaders Award..
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January 01, 2022
Science of Skin: Niacinamide explained
Answering the key questions around Skincare’s top ingredient: Niacinamide.
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December 21, 2021
Melissa Obeid, Founder of La Fervance Skincare
Use ANARCHY15 for 15% off at Www.LAFERVANCE.COM——————————————————————————————Melissa’s love affair with France was ignited whilst studying at The Paris Fashion Institute in the 90’s. She worked with the biggest names in the fashion world extending these experiences to senior fashion roles back in Australia, followed by a stellar career in high-level arts management. Melissa’s passion for clean beauty led her to initiate the development and commercialisation of a suite of Australian Made, 100% natural beauty products created under Proprietary brands sold nationwide. This was an Australian first. “Whilst obtaining a 99.9% natural formulation is a positive achievement, my mind immediately went to ‘what will it take to make it 100%’? Achieving this was a huge challenge, but it was worth every second.” – Melissa During this time Melissa recognised a void for impeccably presented, high-performance, 100% natural skincare products developed within an eco-friendly framework. “There can be no ambiguity with COSMOS certification, as they oversee every minute detail of the entire cycle of creation and production, ensuring it adheres to their standards for excellence in natural and ethical product development and packaging.” – Melissa Seeking absolute perfection, Melissa relocated to France with her husband and their children to collaborate with the global leaders in cosmetic science and active ingredients of 100% natural origin and 100% natural skin care for clean beauty. These experts were excitedly drawn to the integrity of the project and Melissa’s sheer determination to make it succeed. After three years of intense research, development and extensive testing, LA FERVANCE was born. “Perfection is our benchmark. We strive for nothing less than the best within every aspect of the LA FERVANCE brand offering. Of course, this is constantly evolving with new discoveries and innovation – hence our best must always be better.” – Melissa
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December 19, 2021
Neha Oberoi, Professional Editorial Photographer and Founder of Neha Studios
Neha is a NYC based beauty and fashion photographer. Her style is inspired by femininity and allure. She enjoys creating classic imagery in a world full of fleeting trends. Her career in photography began after leaving an unfulfilling profession in the corporate world in pursuit of a creatively driven and artistic life of purpose. Her approach to image making is rooted in storytelling, connection & emotional exploration. Creative desire and passion have helped her continue to grow, learn and deliver successful projects to a diverse range of clients. EKTA’s Note : Neha is one of the few women I’ve met since I came here to the amazing United States of America, that I feel really gets it in life, in her art, etc. she’s amazingly talented and her photography reflects her dynamic, kind and honest personality. She’s a master of her craft in the finest form. It was an honor interviewing her.
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December 18, 2021
Hyram Yarbro, Celebrity influencer & co-founder of Selfless by Hyram skincare
Hyram Yarbro, widely known as “Skin Care by Hyram,” is an American skincare expert and digital creator. Dubbed “The Gen-Z Whisperer” by the New York Times, Hyram quickly shot to fame in 2020 through his viral videos on TikTok – growing from 100,000 followers to 6 million in just 4 months. Best known for his videos giving brutally honest brand reviews, critiquing celebrity skincare routines, reacting to his follower’s skin transformation videos, and now his very own global skincare brand, Hyram has established himself as an authoritative figure in the beauty space. With a combined following of over 12 million, Hyram is a trusted, go-to source for his wealth of knowledge of the skincare industry. Known for his affordable product recommendations, brands quickly began to take notice of the “Hyram approved” stamp of approval and has since become one of the most sought-after players in the skincare space. Hyram’s primary goal continues to be empowering his viewers through skincare education, positivity and a sense of social responsibility. He has emerged as an advocate for sustainability and mental health, applying his knowledge of skincare and his personal story of struggles and triumphs to help uplift his followers and find more sustainable practices within the industry. In June 2021, Hyram released his own skincare line, Selfless by Hyram, with 5 SKUs. The line, powered by the Inkey List, focuses on effective ingredients while making social change with each product sold through partnerships with Rainforest Trust and Thirst Project. Selfless by Hyram is sold nationwide in the US DTC and via Sephora’s brick-and-mortar stores, as well as in over 30 countries globally. Hyram is currently based in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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December 15, 2021
Happy Holidays Family and Friends
Thank you so much for your kindness, your time and every speck of energy you have gifted our way. We are so thankful to our community and we can’t wait to show you what’s coming 😈😇🥰😉
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December 14, 2021
Allison Moss, Founder of type:A Skincare
Allison Moss has 22 years of prior marketing and management experience working with some of the biggest beauty companies in the business. But her passion for wanting to bring cleaner, safer beauty & personal care products to market brought her to where she is today, Founder & CEO of Type:A Brands. Since launching Type:A Brands three years ago, Allison has created award-winning, non-toxic, high-performance body care items. Allison has led the company to develop an impactful foundation and immense growth. This includes the hero product, a game-changing aluminum-free deodorant, being awarded a patent for it’s exclusive sweat-activated technology that delivers best-in-class odor and wetness protection. Type:A Brands is a certified B Corporation, carbon neutral, cruelty free, woman-owned and all products are made in the USA.The brand’s commitment to making a difference through the business has recently garnered actress, activist and clean beauty enthusiast Sophia Bush as an investor. Type:A Brands has gained a well-respected reputation in the industry winning multiple beauty awards from top publications such as Health, SELF and Women’s Health and has developed incredible retailer reach, with Type:A products being sold at CredoBeauty, Whole Foods (California), HEB, Bed Bath & Beyond, Thrive Market, Target.com and many more. With all this, Allison has stayed true to her word and mission and continues to strive to be better, do better and offer others better in the beauty industry.
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December 14, 2021