Can you combine retinol with ____?

We can’t believe we haven’t done a dedicated podcast episode to anti-aging superstar retinol. This skincare active has been clinically tested (again and again) to effectively improve fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation… you name it! But with thousands of retinol serums to choose from, and even countless different “retinoids” to shop for, it can get confusing fast. So let’s get into the retinoid landscape, interesting retinol clinical tests, and all your retinol questions answered. 0:00 | ...

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Skincare changes for summer | CC Podcast S4E16

Summer is in full swing now! In addition to the gazillion sunscreen articles, this is also the time of year when all these jazzy “summer skincare routine guides” come out. But do you really need to change up your routine just for summer? Is skin actually different during this time of year? Should you continue with retinol usage? What about your hyperpigmentation routine? 1:25 | Nice Words from our lovely, supportive customers 6:30 | Meatz pt 1: your skin barrier during summer. What does the s...

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How’s Your Skin Barrier Doing? | CC Podcast S4E14

There’s been a big focus on “Skin Barrier Health”, but what does that even mean? Many don’t realize that dabbling in things like anti-aging and hyperpigmentation is a moot point, if your skin barrier isn’t in tip-top shape! In this episode, the chemists do a deep dive into the biology behind good skin barrier health, what ingredients can help, and how to shop for your skin barrier! 0:45 | Nice Words We Didn’t Pay For 6:36 | The Meatz Pt. 1: The Important Biology Behind Barrier Care - A deep d...

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Build an Acne Routine like a Cosmetic Chemist | CC Podcast S4 Ep8

Let’s get into acne and how to build a solid acne routine. We discuss the research side where groups are looking into the microbiome, bacne, and even acne for people of color! We discuss how to assess your breakouts and how to build a proper acne routine. These are all critical pieces of knowledge to have as many of us tackle this stubborn and what feels like never-ending skin concern! 0:45 | Nice Words We Didn’t Pay For 6:33 | The Meatz Pt. 1: An Acne Update: Microbiome, Diet, Truncal Acne, ...

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Should You Buy an Eye Cream? | CC Podcast S4 Ep4

It’s time to get into the Eye Cream Meatz! A topic we’ve been avoiding for far too long. The main struggle is that the biology is complex and the research is sparse, ultimately leading to a confusing product landscape with just one too many vitamin C eye creams to choose from. We’ll walk through the eye cream category and help assess what makes for a better/best eye cream or…an eye cream that needs a whole lot of faith!

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Skincare Botanicals Update | CC Podcast S4 E2

Exotic plant extracts are making their way back into the skincare spotlight. Let's go through them shall we? The chemists stumble on a few with some eyebrow-raising claims. 0:00 | Nice Words 4:45 | The Meatz Pt. 1: The challenges of botanicals in skincare + Colostrum, Mushrooms, Sea Fennel 24:06 | Animal Fun Fact Corner: Canadian Super Pigs 29:48 | The Meatz Pt. 2: What happened to CBD?

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2022 Antioxidants Update & New Launches | CC Podcast S3 EP 4

In episode 4 of 2022, chemists Gloria & Victoria decided that it's time to revisit antioxidants. It's a vast and messy world! So how are antioxidants tested in skincare? And why are we STILL talking about vitamin C? 0:00 | Brand Update 7:56 | In the News: More celebrity launches... and a crystal chalice for your skincare?? 18:36 | And a special blip on decoding Skinceutical's new launch Phyto+ Brightening! 22:08 | The Meat Pt 1: The science of antioxidants... and why it's a vast, messy topic ...

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Acne & Their Scars Pt. 1 | CC Podcast EP 27

*It's time for an Acne Update! This time the skincare chemists, Gloria & Victoria, are focusing on products for all things acne and acne scarring. In part 1, they discuss their breakdown of top non-prescription ingredients & secondary support ingredients, plus go through some cult favorite formats such as toners, cleansers, masks, etc.

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