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THE First ever Chemist Confessions Podcast episode: Coochie Fire

First Posted on September 26, 2019 in:cc community

A nice little throwback! All the way to when the chemists' first decided to explore this format of ranting about all things skincare over a few alcoholic beverages.

The skincare chemists, Gloria and Victoria, attempt this thing called a podcast. Listen to them drop cups, scoot chairs, and talk about a little bit of skincare. We're talking about fear mongering apps, PHAs, and skincare blunders... hang in there guys!


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