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  • Jade Marie isn’t your average facialist. With 1.2 million followers on Instagram, the LA-based Holistic Medical Esthetician has built a unique brand of skin therapies by bringing together whispery-voiced ASMR facials, affirmation meditations and science-backed procedures. The one-time makeup artist’s #ComplexionsByJade YouTube series, where she goes by “JadeyWadey180,” have been known to lull even the most challenged skinthusiast into a state of calm.

    Do you really need a facial with a side of sound bath though? In today’s episode, the content creator shares her skin therapy philosophies, top reco’s (sesame oil, “mermaid tears” and more!) for every skin type and details on the daily skincare routine and selfcare practices that help keep her own complexion – and soul – glowing. Plus, the very personal reason why Jade opened her mind to the world of wellness in the first place.

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.

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    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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  • Ever wonder how to find your perfect nude? LA-born, South Asian sisters Aleena, Aleezeh and Naseeha Khan struggled to find the one nude lipstick to suit their skin tones, and set about doing something about it. In 2019, the power siblings launched CTZN Cosmetics, a gender-fluid, “nudes for all” lipstick range that launched on the brink of the pandemic. Three years of mask-wearing later, and CTZN is blowing up, as seen on Lizzo, Sza and Hilary Duff. And they’re only just getting started.

    In today’s episode, you’ll hear about the exact moment that CTZN Cosmetics went viral on TikTok, crashing their website and changing the young entrepreneurs’ lives forever. Plus, the Khans spill the tea on their latest baller move: signing on Beyoncés long-time makeup artist Sir John as newly appointed Chief Creative Officer and investor. Discover what comes next for the fire indie brand, along with their #1 rule for finding your own ride-or-die shade.

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.

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    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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  • With 2.8 billion #PerfumeTikTok views and counting, we’re reviewing the hottest fragrances right now alongside Emma Vernon, host of The Perfume Room podcast. Emma is a comic and former matchmaker-turned-fragrance expert who’s been featured in The New York Times, New York Post and InStyle. Today, she’s bringing her encyclopedic fragrance knowledge to help assess which viral perfumes are legitimately #DamnGood – and which ones smell like burnt tires and cotton candy.

    From Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s ubiquitous Baccarat Rouge 540 to Ariana Grande’s Cloud to the influencer scent that spurred a 100,000 person waitlist and the one department store scent she believes is worth the hype, Emma isn’t pulling any perfume punches. Plus, Emma reveals her fave budget-friendly find (pssst, now back in stock!), the BIPOC-owned fragrances you need on your radar and the modern bridal scent you did not see coming.

    *Be sure to catch us over on Perfume Room podcast this week, where we reveal the top fragrances that beauty editors hoard, our personal holy grails, our wildest press trips ever and more of our scent diary secrets.*

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    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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  • Jackie Schimmel is the unfiltered host behind the podcast, The Bitch Bible – A podcast that dares to say what many are thinking, but only a bitch would say.” OG fans tune in for Jackie’s unapologetic rants on Bravo-lebs, pop culture, sex, millennial struggles, social faux-pas, tapeworms, hell, even bagels.

    In this week’s episode, we ask ‘What’s on a bitch’s topshelf?’ Jackie drops the surprising skincare line she swears by (hint: we’ve never heard of it,) the one makeup product she would smuggle into jail if she could, how-to deal with straw hair, plastic surgery truths, the dos and don’ts of bathroom snooping, what she’s buying for her swag new bathroom and so much more.

    Ear muff alert! There’s no bleeping a bitch, so please (as Jackie would say!) buckle up for some explicit language this week.

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.

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    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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  • Summer skincare school is in session! It’s your guide to serums with UK-based, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Sam Bunting. Many of you will know Dr. Bunting from her popular, education-stacked YouTube channel, along with her eponymous, award-winning range, Dr Sam’s Skincare.

    In this week’s episode, Dr. Bunting explains how-to find the right serum for your skin goals, answering all of your questions about when to apply it, layering do’s and don’ts and so much more, like:

    Do you really need to shell out hundreds of dollars for a serum to see results? Where to spend and where to save. The four, all-star skincare ingredients Dr. Bunting recommends to the majority of her patients. The best serum ingredients to target sensitive/rosacea-prone skin; oily skin types, pores/texture, hyperpigmentation and melasma Which ingredient she believes is skincare’s biggest unsung hero. The one popular serum ingredient that she believes is “marketing gone mad.” The keys to retinol success How-to avoid stinging from active ingredients, staying on the path to skin-changing results. Skincare fads: why she’s not a fan of skincare cycling or serum cocktailing How long you should wait to see if your serum is working. A shopping list of her most recommended skincare serums.

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.

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    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

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  • When was the first time you realized that you need to wear SPF not just during the summer, but every damn day of the year? For elementary school teacher Holly Thaggard, it was a lightbulb moment that occurred after a close friend was struck with skin cancer in 2005, and the start of an entrepreneurial career that would lead to her lifelong dedication to suncare advocacy in schools – and the birth of Supergoop!, now a staple in many a glowy girl’s skincare routine.

    In today’s episode, you’ll find out how the industry’s biggest sunscreen darling changed the game completely, introducing the idea of a “sunscreen wardrobe” that now offers over 40 different ways to apply every single day (PS - three units of Supergoop!’s iconic Unseen Sunscreen now sell every single minute). You’ll hear why turning down Sephora was the key to becoming one of their best-sellers. Plus, Holly gives us an easy-to-understand explainer on everything you want to know about sunscreen now, like:

    What’s behind the rise in combination sunscreens that combine both chemical and mineral filters What a PA+ rating means on a label and why it’s important Whether your car window is actually protecting you from UV rays The fastest-growing area of the body where doctors are spotting skin cancer amongst women today How to negotiate the vitamin D vs sunscreen debate in real life Why you still need to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours, no matter how high the SPF factor is Her personal SPF layering technique – including how to reapply over makeup throughout the day

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.

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    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

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  • Set your alarms, Amazon Prime Day is almost upon us! If you’re anything like us, you’re already curating your cart in preparation for the biggest online beauty deals of the year happening July 12-13th, starting from 12:00 am PST. We’ve scoured the internet and tapped our crystal balls to reveal our product picks that we think are most likely to end up on discount. (And don’t worry, we’ve compiled a list of legit shopping links from brand-verified sellers in our Amazon USA Storefront and Amazon Canada Storefront.)

    This week we share what’s in our personal Amazon shopping carts, from the hard-to-find dermatologist-approved brands that Carlene is hunting to help calm her face flare-ups, to the everyday staples that we already know are worth the money – including “The Lambo of Toothbrushes” you’re definitely going to save on. Next, Jill and Carlene reveal their #TikTokMadeMeBuyIt confessions, like a K-Beauty SPF discovery, a reusable stencil for cat eyes and a “Zombie” mask that promises to reverse wrinkles upon peel-off. Come shopping with us!

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.

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    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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  • In the spirit of Beyoncé’s fierce summer ode to reclaiming our time, we’re taking a beat to chat about alllll of the biggest beauty headlines and brand moves of late. First, we’re talking major RIP moments (Revlon! Bite Beauty!) before moving on to some legendary founders leaving their posts in pursuit of their own dreamy reset. What will Glossier look like without Emily Weiss as CEO? And where is Too Faced going?

    Then, stay tuned to hear our personal thoughts on the latest mega brand launches – the ones who have been busy scheming on personal projects all pandemic long – SKKN by Kim, Rhode Beauty and the new posh-punk makeup collection from avant garde makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench. We may not be quitting our day jobs, but we are here for all the juicy summer beauty news.

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.

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    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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  • Summer is officially here and just in time, we’ve got an epic haul for y’all. Meet the top beauty buys to have graced our desks this season, starting with the surprise-hit mineral face sunscreen that starts out flat and leaves you with a matte radiance that’s so right, Carlene plans to use it all summer long. Then, Jill discovers a genius little sticker that shows you when it’s time to reapply your next layer of SPF. In more skincare news, Jill shares her favorite new bougie mousse cleanser, not to be outdone by a K-Beauty jelly toner designed to hydrate oily skin types.

    Stay tuned as Carlene drops her warm weather makeup routine, from a “gym lips” must-have that’s serving glassy pout, to a cooling water blush that costs only $10 bucks. A new favorite concealer that took Team Huda three years to perfect, a complexion powder-on-a-chain to flaunt at your next cocktail party, a cuticle oil that’s chic enough to pull from your designer handbag – meet our edit of the 18+ products that promise to slay everyday this summer.

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    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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  • Dieux Skin co-founder Charlotte Palermino is TikTok’s self-described “skincare fairy godmother” and now, newly-minted licensed esthetician. Today, Charlotte joins us live in the studio to spill her beyond-slugging skincare secrets. We find out the exact skincare that she actually buys for herself - including the SPF holy grails that has her always carrying a backup tube on hand. Plus, Charlotte explains how she overcame perioral dermatitis, and the exact moment that she swore off clean beauty for good.

    But first, we’re getting Charlotte’s hot takes – like her first impressions on Rhode Skin, Hailey Bieber’s new skincare range, that she was *personally* sent in advance of its debut this week.

    Then, Charlotte sounds off on the latest SPF drama around benzene and what’s really damaging coral reefs. Stay tuned until the end to find out Charlotte’s predictions of the next #SkinTok trends, including the latest creator she thinks we should all be following on TikTok now. And finally, which viral skincare product will she launch from Dieux Skin next? We’ve got the scoop.

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    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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  • Danessa Myricks wears many hats. “Accidental Makeup Artist.” Photographer. Product Developer. Founder. Educator. Mentor. Single Mom. The New York-based multi-talent went from creating DVD makeup masterclasses to starting a highly-coveted line of makeup products – never taking ‘no’ for an answer. In today’s episode, we learn the secrets behind the Queen-of-Creams’ unique approach to anti-matte makeup, including how-to set cream textures and which exact makeup brushes she uses to magically transform a lush finish.

    But first, Danessa explains the backstory behind her sky-rocket success, from the very personal reason why she leaned into makeup education, to the life-changing moment she became a product developer for Benefit Cosmetics, along with details on the best-selling, 130+ shade range of Danessa Myricks Colorfix Eye, Cheek & Lip Cream Pigments found in every major makeup artist’s kit. Finally, we find out how Danessa has dealt with adversity in her career, creating a product-driven business adored by TikTok fans and Meghan Markle alike.

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.

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    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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  • In honour of National Higher Education Day, we’re live in your feeds with a special bonus episode! In partnership with Lead ROLFS Global Institute powered by L'Oréal, we’re welcoming Francis Tesmer, founder of the world’s first Bachelor’s Degree in Beauty. Francis shares all of the details about this breakthrough degree program, where beauty aficionados from around the world can learn about finance, marketing leadership, ethics, communication, even evidence-based decision-making.

    It’s higher learning that’s going to help you land that career in the beauty industry and work that ladder! In today’s episode, you’ll find out why this degree program is so desperately needed in the beauty industry right now, moving education beyond trade toward the professional and setting you up for a successful career as a badass beautypreneur or executive-level powerhouse. Plus, how to pivot no matter what the world throws at you, why beauty networking is everything and more keys to future-proofing your career in the industry you love.

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.

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    Powered by the L’Oréal USA Professional Products Division, earn the first-ever Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Beauty and Wellness degree through Mesa Community College (MCC). Next, you can apply to earn your Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Health, Entrepreneurship and Innovation with an emphasis on personal care with Arizona State University (ASU). Visit leadinstitute.degree for more information, to talk to an advisor, and apply today!



    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


    Produced by Dear Media Studio

  • Brought to you in partnership with Dove Hair Therapy, we’re kicking off Pride month with the infinitely entertaining Queen Priyanka (winner of Canada’s first-ever Drag Race! and host of Famous This Week podcast) and celebrity hairstylist Kirsten Klontz First off, we’re talking about the lewks we’re feeling for summer, no matter what your hair length: the new shag, blunted lobs, Jennifer Aniston-style layers and the wig that Priyanka plans to wear on her parade float. Then, our crewmates share their secrets to healthy hair rehab once the glue comes off and the extensions hit the floor.

    Plus, how much is hair linked to identity, or rather, re-invented identity? Ask a drag queen, anyone recovering from a breakup or a major life reset, hair is a big deal. Priyanka shares her personal hair journey, transitioning from mini, bowlcut Mark to “jacked-bang,” YTV host Mark “Suki” Suknanan to chameleon-haired, Indo-Queer Drag Queen currently touring the world as an entertainment sensation! Stay tuned until the end to learn how all of us can tap into that proverbial BHE (Big Hair Energy) – any day of the week.

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.

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    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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  • Special occasion szn is here, so this week’s episode is all about looking your best in photos – and IRL! Joining us on the mic is Daniel Martin, the makeup artist who Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, trusted for her own wedding day. Daniel counts Gemma Chan, Jessica Alba and Elisabeth Moss as clients, while his low-key glam makeup looks have graced the pages of Vanity Fair and Vogue.

    As global director of artistry and education for Tatcha, Daniel has all the tricks for acing your base – even in humid weather. We find out the secret primer trick to making sure your foundation lasts all day, the one long-wear foundation to buy this summer, dark circle-banishing tricks, the only mascara he trusts to withstand tears of joy – and the reason he never uses setting spray! All that and more tips galore in today’s can’t miss, summer-soirée makeup primer.

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.

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    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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  • As Jill is sipping sweet tea on a steamin’ porch in Georgia this week, Carlene welcomes makeup artist to the stars, Kirin Bhatty, to guest host a Damn Goods episode dedicated to the desert-island beauty product on everyone’s list: MASCARA! Kirin’s talents have appeared in Vanity Fair, Elle, Marie Claire, Teen Vogue – and she also creates some of the most memorable red carpet looks for celebs like Tessa Thompson, Awkwafina and Kiernan Shipka. Remember Machine Gun Kelly’s pearl embellishments for the VMA’s last year? That was Kirin!

    Today, Kirin invites us to peer into her makeup trunk, revealing the best mascaras for every lash type, from short to straight to curly and sparse – along with her top tips to help troubleshoot common mascara dilemmas, like, how to avoid smudging when you’re tryna rock glazed-donut skin! Stay tuned until the end to find out which hero products from AAPI beauty brands that Kirin personally adores, from a luxe-y serum-foundation to a gel eye cream that might just help keep some of those mascara smears at bay.

    But first, Jill makes a surprise pop-in with a piping hot review of the entire Euphoria-inspired makeup line, Half Magic, created by the hit show’s makeup artist, Donni Davy.

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  • Bennifer is engaged again, Britney Spears is pregnant and Lindsay Lohan has three movie deals. Long live Y2K! This week, we’re welcoming late 90s makeup mogul, the legendary Stila Founder Jeanine Lobell. We get the scoop on her brand new line, Neen, a Gen Z-inspired, monthly makeup subscription card that allows you to brilliantly test out formulas with throwback, peel-away samples like those found in the pages of fashion magazines. Plus, QR-coded peer-to-peer tutorials allow you to test your hand at lewks before you commit to buying.

    But first, we’re getting nostalgic, tracing Jeanine’s journey from London club kid to Hollywood makeup artist, working with A-listers like Mariah Carey and Natalie Portman before creating Stila in 1994. We find out which part of Stila’s iconic formulas have carried through to Neen - along with details on the first refillable compact that you can toss into your dishwasher (!!!) Plus, Jeanine reveals which products have stood the test of time in her own makeup routine, as she unveils her personal favorites for achieving an everyday slay.

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  • There’s no denying it, the MET Gala is the new Oscars – as far as fashion goes. In today’s episode, we’re dissecting all of the beauty looks worth discussing, from Kim Kardashian’s bleachy ode to Marilyn Monroe to Nikki Minaj’s brow-to-boob crystal embellishments, Lucy Boynton’s rhinestone lashes and more! Plus, find out which celebrity debuted her new makeup collection on the red carpet.

    Then, we’re chatting with Amy Odell, author of the new Anna Wintour book, Anna: The Biography. Having interviewed more than 200 people closest to the Vogue boss, we get the goods on the mind behind the iconic glasses and the bob. With insights into the editrix’s “militant” organization of the MET gala to the moment she “woke” to the inclusivity movement, Vogue salaries and more, Amy gives us a sneak peek into her page-turner that dropped this week.

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  • Today’s episode is a masterclass in everything you’ve ever wanted to know about boob jobs with NYC-based, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lara Devgan. Some of *the* most premium A-list celebrities trust Dr. Devgan for her artful and exacting eye, and we’re asking her all the questions we’d want answered if we were ever considering breast enhancement ourselves. Dr. Devgan walks us through the best way to get a natural result with augmentation, like gummy-bear implants vs saline, shape, size – and how to know when it’s time for a replacement set.

    Plus, do your nipples and breasts feel the same when all is said and done? Inquiring minds wanna know! Then, we find out everything there is to know about the buzzy fat transfer augmentation procedure we’ve been hearing about, the latest in breast lifts (vampire breast lifts, vacuum breast lifts, Brazilian breast lifts) along with what to expect if you want to downsize. Why celebrities like Chrissy Teigen and Michelle Visage have chosen to remove their implants, breast implant illness and how to mentally prepare yourself for surgery – it’s all in today’s must-listen episode.

    Love what Dr. Lara Devgan has to say? Check out episode 144 from our archives, where she schools us on all of the plastic surgery options for hooded eyelids, dark circles, under-eye bags and more.

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  • Saie Beauty launched four months before the pandemic, but instead of closing up shop, it managed to slay anyway. Today, Saie founder Laney Crowell takes us back to her roots growing up in France, China and Los Angeles, before building her beauty start in the cut-throat world of fashion magazines. (She even interviewed to be Anna Wintour’s assistant – seven times!)

    Listen in as Laney reveals why even in an increasingly crowded “Clean Beauty” market, Saie was needed anyway, developing climate-neutral certified, best-in-class formulas that have won awards, gone viral on TikTok and earned a celebrity following thanks to the brand’s signature, “Saie Glow.”

    For the uninitiated, we find out why the Saie Slip Tint Dewy Tinted Moisturizer SPF 35 Sunscreen is so damn popular, along with scoop on the upcoming Saie Hydra Beam “concealer from the future,” that’s set to drop next. Plus, stay tuned until the end to find out why Saie’s vintage merch using upcycled clothing is hands down the coolest Earth Month initiative we’ve ever seen.

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  • It’s a #DamnGood, spring skin care special! First, we break down Glow Recipe’s highly-anticipated, first ever sunscreen (and point out a striking similarity to a Rihanna fave.) Then, we unpack Curél’s affordable, ceramide-packed moisturizing spray that sold out within days of landing on Amazon in North America. And, are you here for the “beauty snacking” trend? (It’s not what you think!) Stay tuned to the end for our under $15 finds, including a pH-balancing drugstore cleanser and a serum-drenched sheet mask that soothed Jill’s SOS flare-up.

    But first, we’ve got Earth Month news! We’re talking about the MAJOR sustainability initiative that goes beyond lip service – a group effort by industry giants that’s aiming to universally ‘score’ a beauty product’s ecological footprint, set to launch by the end of this year. Our new, zero-waste shower staples, RIP Deciem’s cult-fave Chemistry Hand Cream – it’s all in today’s buffet episode of everything you need to know in beauty this month.

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