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Clean Beauty School

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 season, 154 episodes, 5 days, 3 hours, 20 minutes
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A beauty podcast from mindbodygreen, the leading brand in health and well-being. Hosted by mbg’s beauty director, Alexandra Engler, Clean Beauty School explores the intimate and intricate relationship between beauty and wellness, including physical, mental, environmental, and spiritual health. Through this series, we’ll dive into the science and soul of beauty’s most pressing topics.
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153: Longevity, skin health & metabolism | Anant Vinjamoori, M.D., longevity physician 

“There is low level chronic inflammation that happens as a result of the aging process. And for some people that can smolder a little bit more and begin to affect people,” says internal medicine physician and longevity specialist Anant Vinjamoori, M.D.. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and mindbodygreen beauty director chats with Vinjamoori about how metabolic health influences skin, hormones and collagen production, and why staying active is the best thing you can do for your overall health.  Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Show notes: -Follow Anant Vinjamoori, M.D. on TikTok: @dranantmd -Follow the host: @alex_blair_ -Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool -Comments: [email protected] -Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
4/2/202445 minutes, 24 seconds
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152: Essential oils, aging & your skin barrier | Athena Hewett, esthetician

“Love what you came into, don’t try to change it, and just embrace it—that’s when your skin will really glow,” says esthetician Athena Hewett, founder of the cult-favorite brand Monastery. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Hewett about essential oil use, acne, and how to help your skin heal itself. Take 20% off glow from the inside out bundle+ with code BEAUTYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Show notes: -Follow Monastery: @monestarymade  -Learn more about Hewett: https://monasterymade.com/  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: LYMA laser, Monastery Rose Cleansing Oil, Attar Floral Repair Concentrate, Gold Botanical Oil Serum, Flora Botanical Cream Serum, Rei Gentle Retinol Cream, XX Rose Glycolic Gel, ROZ, Sandor, Hermes Plein Air, Saie Glowy Super Skin Lightweight Hydrobounce Serum Foundation, Merit Flush Balm Cream Blush -Follow the host: @alex_blair_ -Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool -Comments: [email protected] -Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
3/19/202442 minutes, 40 seconds
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151: The best treatments for mature skin | Julius Few, M.D., holistic plastic surgeon

“We have a saying in plastic surgery, ‘The person who has the least experience is the one who tends to do the most.’ For anybody who's thinking about doing something cosmetic, do not try to alter anything more than 85 percent of what you think is ideal. If you abide by that, you will stay out of trouble,” says holistic plastic surgeon & aesthetic rejuvenation specialist Julius Few, M.D. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Few about his concept of “four dimensional beauty,” his skin care principles, and why less is more.  Take 15% off dry body oil with code BODYOILPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Show notes: -Follow Julius Few, M.D.: @juliusfewmd -Learn more about his practice: https://www.fewinstitute.com/  -Try Dr. Few Skincare: https://www.drfewskincare.com/  -Follow the host: @alex_blair_ -Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool -Comments: [email protected] -Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
3/12/202449 minutes, 21 seconds
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150: Is your smile aging you? | Victoria Veytsman, DDS, cosmetic dentist

“The first signs of aging often show up in your mouth. Remember, it's one of the most used parts of the body. You know, your skin loses collagen and volume, but so do the teeth. The bones in your face change, the musculature changes, and the teeth can experience things like chipping and discoloration,” says celebrity cosmetic dentist Victoria Veytsman, DDS. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Veytsman about how the smile changes with age, oral health’s impact on overall health, and the oral microbiome.  Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Show notes: -Follow Victoria Veytsman, DDS: @drvictoriaadds -Learn more about her practice: https://veytsmandds.com/ -Follow the host: @alex_blair_ -Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool -Comments: [email protected] -Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
3/5/202444 minutes, 33 seconds
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149: Common makeup mistakes you're probably making | Jamie Greenberg, celebrity makeup artist

“[When I first started] I was just trying to fit into this mold. It was stressing me out, and one day my husband was like, ‘Dude, be yourself. You'll attract people who like who you are.’ And the minute I did that, I found my artistry more exciting to do,” says celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg, who works with the likes of Rashida Jones, Kristen Stewart, Elisabeth Moss, Kathryn Hahn, Lizzy Caplan, and Tracee Ellis Ross. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexndra Engler chats with Greenberg about the products she can’t live without.  Show notes: -Follow our guest: @jamiemakeup -Learn more about her brand: https://jamiemakeup.com/  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Jamie Makeup Eye Schtick, The Blighlighter, The Bloss, Multeye Masks, B.F.M.R & refill, MAC 217 Blending Brush, Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Smooth & Blur Primer, CoverFX Blurring Primer, Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara, Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil, Pür Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Powder Foundation, GXVE Feelin Cheeky, MAKEUP BY MARIO Soft Glow Highlighter, MAKEUP BY MARIO Soft Sculpt Shaping Stick, Tower 28 Beauty SunnyDays SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Foundation, Live Tinted, Kosas Revealer Concealer, Make Beauty Skin Mimetic Concealer, BeautyCounter Statement Maker Satin Lipstick, W3ll People Superpowder Brightening Powder, Kimiko Super Fine Eyebrow Pencil Automatique, iS Clinical Cleansing Complex, Prequel Glycerin Gleanser, Aloisia Cleanser, Farmhouse Fresh Three Milk Ageless Moisturizer, Chuda Healing Hydrating Cream, Babe Original Essential Lash Serum, Shani Darden Skin Care Shani Darden by Déesse PRO LED Light Mask, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, Sisley Paris The Radiance Brush, rhyme & reason Argan Oil Smooth Finishing Serum, Day Rate Beauty hair pins, Roz Hair Care, Fable & Mane Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
2/27/202449 minutes, 36 seconds
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148: Unexpected signs of skin aging | Anar Mikailov, M.D., board-certified dermatologist 

“I remind folks that it’s okay to care about ourselves, about how we look, and about how we feel. Fundamentally, it’s very important. I think as a broader society, we’re coming to appreciate the mental and physical components of what it means to care for ourselves,” says board-certified dermatologist Anar Mikailov, M.D. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Mikailov about how the dermis changes with aging, how to deal with KP (or sometimes called “chicken skin”), and the lesser known signs of skin aging.  Show notes: -About Skintensive: https://www.skintensive.com/pages/about-us -About KPAway: https://kpaway.com/pages/about-us  -Read Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology, Ninth Edition Take 15% off dry body oil with code BODYOILPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
2/20/202442 minutes, 9 seconds
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147: The secret to shiny celebrity hair | Abby Haliti, colorist

“Beauty is confidence. Beauty has to be internal. Otherwise the outside is going to just be a bandaid over how they feel,” says celebrity colorist and salon owner Abby Haliti. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Haliti about how to care for color at home, hair trends, and hair colorist green and red flags. Take 20% off glow from the inside out bundle+ with code BEAUTYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Show notes: -Follow our guest: @abbyhaliti  -Check out her salon in NYC: https://www.abbyhaliti.com/ Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
2/13/202438 minutes, 47 seconds
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146: Eat your way to firmer skin | Jennifer Hanway, board-certified holistic nutritionist

“Anything that we do to improve the health of our skin helps improve our health on every single level,” says board certified holistic nutritionist Jennifer Hanway. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Hanway about how nutrition influences the skin, how to get enough protein, and her favorite superfoods.  Show notes: -Follow Jennifer Hanway: @jenniferhanway -Learn more about our guest: https://jenniferhanway.com/  Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
2/6/202444 minutes, 57 seconds
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145: Ayurvedic tips for skin & sleep | Martha Soffer, Ayurvedic expert 

“That’s the beauty of Ayurveda, it’s intuitive. If I’m too hot, I’m going to take off my sweater. If I’m too cold, I’m going to put it back on. If I am sluggish, I should exercise and move my body. If I have a cold, I should eat or drink something warming,” says Ayurvedic expert Martha Soffer, who is an herbalist, chef, Panchakarma expert, master Ayurvedic Pulse diagnostician, and founder of Surya Spa. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Soffer about the practice of Panchakarma, tips to help you sleep, and how she cares for her skin.  Show notes: -Follow Martha Soffer: @suryabymartha -Learn more about Surya Spa: https://suryawellness.com/  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Surya Spa Balancing Face Oil, Balancing Collagen Cream, Body Oils, Bread Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
1/30/202441 minutes, 40 seconds
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144: Sauna blankets, skin care, & perimenopause symptoms | Judy Greer, actress and activist 

“[As I got older], there was this shift away from ‘how I look’ into ‘what do I want my life to be like?’ I want the feeling of strength, mobility, and stretchiness—and the ability to keep up my lifestyle,” says actress and activist Judy Greer. “It’s this shift away from vanity towards strength and movement.” The actress is known for her work in scores of fan-favorite rom-coms, comedies, and dramas—but after listening to this episode of Clean Beauty School, she might land the role of your new well-being BFF too. Here, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Greer about her wellness journey, her experience with perimenopause, and why women feel underserved by the conventional health care system. Plus, symptoms of perimenopause you may not have even realized were signs.  Show notes: -Follow our guest: @missjudygreer -Follow Wile Women: @WileWomen -Learn more about Wile Women -Read The Gospel Of Wellness  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Perfect Skin by Christie Kidd, HigherDose Infrared Sauna Blanket, Osea Skin Care Take 15% off dry body oil with code BODYOILPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
1/23/202443 minutes, 7 seconds
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143: How bad plastic surgery happens | Ben Talei, M.D., plastic surgeon

“You have to look at the reputation of plastic surgery—it’s not stellar. And there’s a reason for that,” says aesthetic specialist and plastic surgeon Ben Talei, M.D. In this episode Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Talei about filler mistakes, the issue with how practitioners are using biostimulators, and why bad plastic surgery happens.  Show notes: -Follow Ben Talei, M.D.: @DrBenTalei -Learn more about the future of aesthetics Take 20% off glow from the inside out bundle+ with code BEAUTYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
1/16/202434 minutes, 9 seconds
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142: Skin care tips for fresher skin | Celebrity esthetician Danuta Mieloch

“The magic of the skin is that it’s a living organ that reproduces and regrows. If you take care of it, it’s like anything that grows: Think of it like watering your plants, if you water them they’re going to grow well. For me, taking care of your skin, it’s like watering your plants,” says celebrity esthetician Danuta Mieloch, founder of Rescue Spa. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Mieloch about how to approach your daily skin care routine, the benefits of topical minerals, and the importance of double cleansing.   Show notes: -Follow Danuta Mieloch: @danutamieloch -Check out Rescue Spa: https://www.shoprescuespa.com/  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Danucera CeraBalm, Danucera D22 Tonic, Danucera Cream Supreme Take 20% off glow from the inside out bundle+ with code BEAUTYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
1/9/202442 minutes, 48 seconds
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141: Beauty tips for stellar skin in 2024 | senior beauty editor Jamie Schneider

In our first episode of 2024, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler is joined by senior beauty editor Jamie Schneider to recap 2023 and get ready for a very beautiful 2024! In the episode, they chat about their favorite product launches from the past year, the state of skin firming technology, and their beauty resolutions!  Show notes: -Follow Jamie Schneider: @jamieeschneider -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Protein and the skin, Sofwave, retinol, vitamin C, collagen production, hyaluronic acid, best lip plumper reviews, innovative firming topical ingredients, resilient skin -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Victoria Beckham Beauty Vast Last Mascara, Tower28 Swipe Hydrating Serum Concealer, Love By Essie, Ourself HA+ Replenishing Eye Serum, Dr Dennis Gross Skincare DermInfusions Plump + Repair Lip Treatment, The INKEY List Tripeptide Plumping Lip Balm, Ourself Natural Lip Filler  Take 15% off dry body oil with code BODYOILPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
1/2/202433 minutes, 45 seconds
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140: The future of facial aging | mbg beauty editor Jamie Schneider

In this special episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director & host Alexandra Engler is joined by beauty editor Jamie Schneider to dive into one of this year’s Well-Being Forecast trends, The Future Of Aging Aesthetics. In the episode, they get into why bone health will be a vital part of our beauty routine, new uses of neurotoxins, and lifestyle dermatology’s role in beauty.   Read the the aesthetics of aging here: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/regenerative-aesthetics  Read the rest of the Well-Being Forecast trends here: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/well-being-forecast-2024-hub Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
12/19/202320 minutes, 4 seconds
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139: The new science of skin longevity | mbg beauty editor Jamie Schneider

In this special episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director & host Alexandra Engler is joined by beauty editor Jamie Schneider to dive into one of this year’s Well-Being Forecast trends, How Longevity Culture Is Infiltrating The Beauty Space. In the episode, they get into what both “anti-aging” and “preventative aging” get wrong, DNA testing within the context of skin health, and how longevity research is fueling the future of skin care. Plus, product recommendations that help the longevity of your skin.  Read the skin longevity trend here: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/longevity-culture-in-beauty Read the rest of the Well-Being Forecast trends here: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/well-being-forecast-2024-hub Read all about how more women are shaping the longevity space: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/bro-biohacking-ends Take 20% off glow from the inside out bundle+ with code BEAUTYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
12/12/202320 minutes, 27 seconds
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138: Sleep hacks, travel tips & skin care | Model Madison Headrick

“No one gave me a guidebook on how to survive—how to keep your skin right, mind right, and body right. So wellness almost came to me as a necessity. Something I couldn’t skimp on or neglect because it would really affect me,” says model and certified health coach Madison Headrick, founder of travel care collection care.e.on. On this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Headrick about breathwork, taking breaks, and how to deal with jet lag—from someone who often takes multiple a week. Show notes: -Follow our guest: @madison.headrick and @care.e.on -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Breathwork, square breathing, journaling, boundaries, dealing with jet lag, magnesium benefits -Shop products mentioned in this episode: care.e.on En Route Essentials, 111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask, Biologique Recherche Lotion P50, Biologique Recherche Crème Iso-Placenta, Act+Acre Restorative Hair Mask, Chanel LES BEIGES Healthy Glow Foundation Hydration and Longwear, Tom Ford Shade And Illuminate Duo, Laura Mercier Blush Infusion Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
12/5/202344 minutes, 42 seconds
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137: How emotions affect skin & aging | Holistic facialist Abigail James 

“We can choose to be happy or to be grumpy—if I show up somewhere with a certain emotion, that was a choice. If we can choose those things, surely we can choose to feel beautiful. I choose to behold myself as beautiful,” says U.K.-based facialist and wellness expert Abigail James, author of The Glow Plan and Love Your Skin. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with James about the benefits of facial massages, psychodermatology, and the gut-skin-stress connection.  Show notes: -Follow our guest on Instagram: @abigailjames1 -Follow her YouTube page: @abigailjames1 -Learn more about Abigail James’ practice -Learn more about Rejuvology  -Read her books The Glow Plan and Love Your Skin -Research on the gut-skin-brain connection -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Facial massage, lymphatic drainage massage, psychodermatology, gut-skin connection, vitamin C serum, retinol, retinol serums  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: iS Clinical Cleansing Complex, iS Clinical Super Serum, Revision C+ Correcting Complex, Ignae Skin Care Take 15% off dry body oil with code BODYOILPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
11/28/202350 minutes, 43 seconds
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136: The hair care & mental health connection | Psychologist & hairstylist Afiya Mbilishaka, Ph.D.

“I use hair as an entry point into mental health conversations. It’s about educating people to have a good grasp of their own emotional world, but even thinking about how it connects their sense of self and beauty,” says board-certified psychologist, hair stylist, and hair historian Afiya Mbilishaka, Ph.D., founder of PsychoHairapy. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Mbilishaka about the intersection of mental health and hair, how beauty routines can help identify signs of a depressive episode, and how beauty spaces can serve as places of emotional support.  Show notes: -Follow Afiya Mbilishaka, Ph.D.: @dr_afiya -Check out PsychoHairapy -Research in the Journal Of Exercise And Nutrition about hair, sweat, exercise, and self care -Study about early memories of chemical hair relaxers  -Chemical relaxers connected to adverse outcomes  -Maui Moisture partnership with PsychoHairapy  -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: psychodermatology, ice baths benefits, breathwork, meditation    -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Mist, Nourish & Moisture + Coconut Milk Weightless Oil Mist Take 20% off glow from the inside out bundle+ with code BEAUTYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
11/21/202344 minutes, 35 seconds
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135: Small habits that have big impact | natural wellness expert Mona Vand, PharmD

“It takes time and energy and money to do all of these wellness things, and we only have a certain amount of hours during the day. So know your why, do your research behind the practice, and try one thing at a time. If it resonates with you, then great, continue it. If not, then don't keep doing it—don't waste money on it,” says natural wellness & beauty expert Mona Vand, PhD. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Vand about her four pillars of health, how to prioritize your time, and setting boundaries. Show notes: -Follow Mona Vand, PharmD: @monavand -Learn more about Mona: https://www.monavand.com/ -More information about how mindset affects how the body digests & metabolizes food -Study on the beneficial placebo effect of exercise  -Social media and mental health systematic review -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Red light therapy, LED masks, cold plunge tubs, ice bath benefits, epsom salt baths, sunscreen, meditation benefits, nutrition and the skin Take 20% off glow from the inside out bundle+ with code BEAUTYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
11/14/202342 minutes, 19 seconds
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134: Retinol tips & LED light benefits | Celebrity esthetician Shani Darden

“If you're using a strong serum, you need to be using a gentle cleanser and you need to make sure your moisturizer is also gentle and doesn't also have a retinol in it. You have to be very careful with the other products that you're using,” says celebrity esthetician Shani Darden, whose clients include Jessica Alba, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Shay Mitchell. She’s the founder of her eponymous skin care and facial tool device brand, Shani Darden Skin Care. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Darden about how she curates and creates high-quality products, retinol usage tips, and the best spa treatments.  Show notes: -Follow Shani Darden: @ShaniDarden -Check out Shani Darden Skin Care -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Retinol usage tips, sunscreens, LED masks, LED therapy benefits, Microcurrent -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Shani Darden Facial Sculpting Wand, Shani Darden Retinol Reform Serum, Shani Darden Triple Acid Signature Peel, Shani Darden Cleansing Serum, Shani Darden Sake Toning Essence, Shani Darden Hydration Peptide Cream, Shani Darden Lactic Acid Serum, NuFAce Microcurrent Facial Toning Device, Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads, iS CLINICAL SUPER SERUM ADVANCE+, Supergoop! PLAY Everyday Lotion, Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer  Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
11/7/202337 minutes, 53 seconds
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133: How to treat dark spots | The L.A. Facialist Candace Marino

“Textural aging—like wrinkles and fine lines—is something you expect when people age, but pigment is optional. If you protect your skin with sunscreen, care for your skin, and you treat it with certain chemical peels and lasers, you don't have to have the discoloration,” says esthetician Candace Marino, known as The L.A. Facialist. On this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director & host Alexandra Engler chats with Marino about dark spot treatments, exfoliation tips, and why it's so important to wash your face nightly. Plus, her morning and night skin care routine. Show notes: -Follow Candace Marino: @thelafacialist  -Study showing the differences in sun damage on twins -Research shows that acne triggers depression in teens  -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Vitamin D benefits, melasma and dark spot treatments, dark spot correctors, antioxidant serum, retinol, sunscreen, peptide, ceramides, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Cream, Fresh Vitamin Nectar Antioxidant Glow Water, IS Clinical Super Serum Advance +, iS CLINICAL PRO-HEAL SERUM ADVANCE+, iS Clinical Copper Firming Mist, Body Complex iS Clinical, Jan Marini Skin Zyme Mask, Furtuna Skin Acqua Serena Micellar Cleansing Essence, Fortuna Skin Visione Di Luce Revitalizing Eye Cream, DMK Melanotech Drops, Skin Better Science Alto Advanced Defence and Repair,  Take 20% off glow from the inside out bundle+ with code BEAUTYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
10/31/202352 minutes, 51 seconds
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132: Makeup recs, protein intake & skin detoxes | Celebrity makeup artist & certified health coach Lisa Aharon

“Everything is internal. I almost feel like it's irresponsible of me to not offer that information when somebody asks me what product they should use on their face. I feel like I can't answer it until I have the other answers of what else is happening with you,” says celebrity makeup artist & certified health coach Lisa Aharon. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Aharon about calming sensitive skin, skin care detoxes, and how she preps her celebrity clients for the red carpet. Plus, what’s in her personal makeup bag.  Show notes: -Follow Lisa Aharon: @lisaaharon -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: sleep hygiene practices, brain-skin connection, gut-skin connection, protein benefits for the skin, how much protein do you need, no makeup makeup, ice rolling, red light mask, microcurrent devices, probiotics, vitamin C, vitamin D  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Joanna Vargas Magic Glow Wand, Jillian Dempsey Gold Bar, Doctor Rogers Restore Healing Balm, Chanel La Solution 10 De Chanel, Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask, Doré La Micellaire, Ursa Major Mountain Glow Serum, The Ordinary Soothing & Barrier Support Serum, MERIT The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Foundation and Concealer Stick, MERIT Flush Balm Cream Blush, Westman Atelier Vital Skincare Complexion Drops, Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick, Jillian Dempsey Lid Tint, Kjaer Weis Mascara, SOSHE Ceramide Refillable Lip Silks, Sakara Metabolism Super Powder, AG1 By Athletic Greens Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
10/24/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 54 seconds
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131: Skin care basics, retinol use & K-beauty tips | Esthetician Alicia Yoon

“When we think of the skin as an organ, we can better understand how it’s connected to our whole body and how it influences the whole system. You can't just isolate one part of your body and try to tackle that without thinking about everything holistically,” says esthetician, product formulator, and product curator Alicia Yoon, founder of Peach & Lily. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Yoon about the basics of skin care, how to use retinol, and her favorite ingredients for all types of skin concerns.  Show notes: -Follow Alicia Yoon: @aliciayoon212  -Follow Peach & Lily: @peachandlily  -Shop at Peach & Lily -Read more about topics discussed in this episode: Retinol, how to use retinol, skin barrier function, layering skin care, peptides, azelaic acid, niacinamide, skin microbiome   -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Peach & Lily Retinal For All Renewal Serum, Lazy Day All in One Moisture Pads, Ginger Melt Oil Cleanser, Power Calm Hydrating Gel Cleanser, Wild Dew Treatment Essence, Glass Skin Veil Mist, Glass Skin Serum, Overnight Star Night Cream, Glass Skin Face Polisher, Snail Rescue All-In-One Oil Free Moisturizer Take 20% off glow from the inside out bundle+ with code BEAUTYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
10/17/202358 minutes, 53 seconds
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130: Finding joy through movement | Fitness expert Tracy Anderson

“Your health can handle the truth, but it can’t handle lies. That basically means that no matter what you tell yourself, your body knows the truth,” says fitness expert Tracy Anderson, founder of the TA Method. “I'd like to think that we all come into this world primed for wellness and wellbeing. It’s the highly commercialized world that is what largely makes us unwell.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Anderson about how she gets ready for a workout, why boredom is a good thing, and the dangers of living for social media validation.  Show notes: -Follow Tracy Anderson  -Learn more about TA Method and MYMODE -Shop products mentioned in this episode: RMS Beauty, Tata Harper Skincare, REL Beauty, Oway Haircare Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
10/10/202349 minutes, 7 seconds
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129: Hormone balance & skin health | board-certified integrative medicine physician Taz Bhatia, M.D.

“It’s very hard to translate this message of, ‘You need to be healthy because that’s how you become your best self.’ That’s a very vague concept. But it’s very easy to help people understand that your hormones are driving your behavior, and if we get your hormones on track, then the rest will unfold the way it’s supposed to unfold in your life,” says board-certified integrative medicine physician Taz Bhatia, M.D., author of the new book The Hormone Shift. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Bhatia about how to embark on your hormone journey, how hormone health changes your skin and hair, and signs you may have unbalanced hormones.  Show notes: -Follow Taz Bhatia, M.D. and learn more about her work -Visit her practice  -Read The Hormone Shift -Learn more about topics mentioned in this episode: hormones influence on the skin, hormones balance, gut and skin connection, how to detox your body, stress and skin, skin and sleep, sleep hygiene practices, stress management practices -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Veracity Selfcare Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
10/3/202344 minutes, 40 seconds
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128: How to solve skin issues through your gut | board-certified integrative dermatologist Apple Bodemer, M.D.

“Sometimes people want the most aggressive drug that can clear up [their skin condition] in three days. But other times people really want advice about the lifestyle choices that can impact their chronic condition,” says board-certified integrative dermatologist Apple Bodemer, M.D. “Looking at the skin as separate from every other organ is one of the biggest mistakes from a medical standpoint. The skin is a reflection of what’s going on inside. Compartmentalizing doesn't help patients.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Bodemer about how loneliness impacts your overall health, the importance of sleep for skin, and how to heal your skin through gut. Plus, if you really need to only use clean beauty products.  Show notes: -Learn more about Apple Bodemer, M.D. -Read Molecules Of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine -Study comparing fermented food & fiber for gut flora  -Research on the gut-skin connection -Information on the gut-skin-brain axis -Studies on rosacea and gut dysbiosis  -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: stress’s impact on the skin, stress acne, sleep’s impact on the skin, sleep hygiene practices, nutritions’ impact on the skin, fiber intake, turmeric benefits, breathwork, natural sunscreen Take 20% off glow from the inside out bundle+ with code BEAUTYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
9/26/202350 minutes, 21 seconds
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127: Ashley Greene on panic attacks, mental health & motherhood | Actress Ashley Greene

“Working on your mental health is a challenging, uncomfortable process, but it's obviously a thousand percent worth it. And when you're on the other side of it, you wonder why you weren't doing this in the first place,” says actress Ashley Greene, who just launched a class series with mental wellness app Aura Health. In this episode of mindbodygreen’s beauty podcast Clean Beauty School, beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Greene about how she deals with panic attacks, her mental health toolkit, and why self worth is vital in Hollywood and the age of social media. Show notes: -Follow Ashley Greene -Follow Aura Health & download the App, Aura Health -Check out Ashley’s Aura Health class Take 15% off dry body oil with code BODYOILPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
9/19/202324 minutes, 10 seconds
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126: How to reverse age-related hair loss | board-certified dermatologist Neera Nathan, M.D.

“When we age our whole body ages. What happens is our cells just get tired and stop working as well as they used to. The hair follicle is no different,” says board-certified dermatologist Neera Nathan, M.D. “It’s a collection of cells, and after a while they start to deplete. Eventually our hair follicles just aren’t as able to grow hair as well, just as our skin isn’t quite as able to regenerate collagen the way it did when it was younger.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Nathan about how nutrition affects hair health, how to reverse graying, common causes of thinning, and more.  Show notes: -Learn more about Neera Nathan, M.D.  -Research about the hair growth cycle  -Hair loss causes according to research  -Chronic increased cortisol levels can lead to hair loss -One study shows that you can reverse graying -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: hair growth tips, brow growth, lash growth, how to thicken hair, hair loss triggers, receding hairline, normal hair shedding vs loss, stress related hair loss, stress management practices, iron, vitamin d, vitamins for hair growth, silicone in hair care, turmeric benefits, dry shampoo, how often should you wash your hair, microneedling, PRP, caring for graying hair.  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Vegamour GRO Dry Shampoo Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
9/12/202344 minutes, 7 seconds
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125: Intuitive eating, recovery & beauty practices | Celebrity fitness instructor Megan Roup

“Wellness practices can feel overwhelming. One thing I’ve learned is that I don’t need an endless long list of things to actually make me feel good,” says celebrity fitness instructor Megan Roup, founder The Sculpt Society. “It’s very simple: Romanticizing my life a bit more. Savoring that cup of coffee in the morning. Getting up a bit earlier. Taking 5 minutes for meditation or a walk outside. Just tapping into that playful nature is really important.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Roup about diet culture, creating a sustainable wellness routine, and her best beauty tips.  Show notes: -Follow Megan Roup & The Sculpt Society -Learn more about The Sculpt Society -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: recovery, cardio, strength training, intuitive eating -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Theragun, Youth To The People serums, Caudalie face creams, Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Youth Power Creme, Kora Organics Plant Stem Cell Retinol Alternative Serum, Supergoop Glowscreen SPF 40, Summer Fridays ShadeDrops Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Mineral Milk Sunscreen, EltaMD UV Clear Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 46, It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF 50+, ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint, ILIA Multi-Stick Cream Blush + Highlighter + Lip Tint, MERIT The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Foundation and Concealer Stick, MERIT Flush Balm Cream Blush, Beauty Pie Superluminous™ Under-eye Genius, Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm, Prose Custom Shampoo and Custom Conditioner, Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, Dyson Airstraight Straightener, TRESemme hair spray Take 20% off glow from the inside out bundle+ with code BEAUTYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
9/5/202339 minutes, 35 seconds
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124: Makeup tips for any age | Celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles

“For the last decade we have been in a very, very heavy makeup environment with lots and lots of products. It’s overwhelming. It can make you feel less than. It makes you feel like you can’t achieve something,” says celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles, founder of the shopping destination Reed Clarke. “I’m a bit punk rock in the fact that that sort of stuff drives me nuts. I don’t think it’s fair for women to have that extra burden of not only needing thousands of dollars worth of products, but needing to feel like they need to wear 20 products at a time.”  In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Stiles about how she helps her clients (who include Gabrielle Union and Lily Collins) look their most authentic, mastering a red lip, and how to adjust your makeup style as you age.  Show notes: -Follow Fiona Stiles -Check out Fiona Stiles’ work -Follow Reed Clarke and shop Reed Clarke -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Soapwalla Deodorant Cream, Violette_Fr Petal Bouche Matte, Mary Allen, Shani Darden, Augustinus Bader, Surya Spa, SkinMedica, 14e Aloe Nourish Foundation, KS&CO Sheer Tinted Brow Gel, Sisley Paris Stylo Lumièr, Surratt Relevée Mascara, Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara, HigherDOSE Infrared Mat, Therabody RecoveryAir Compression Boots   Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
8/29/202347 minutes
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123: How to look younger from the inside out | integrative aesthetic physician Rahi Sarbaziha M.D.

“What I always say in the clinic is that beauty is from the inside out. It’s important to focus on internal wellness in order to have it manifest on the outside. It’s not just about superficial aesthetic procedures, it’s about improving your lifestyle,” says double-board certified Beverly Hills integrative aesthetic physician Rahi Sarbaziha M.D. “Even as a patient, when you engage in your own healthcare, everything just becomes better for you.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Sarbaziha about her favorite types of supplements, medical grade skin care products, and what facial rejuvenation treatments she’s using lately.  Show notes: -Follow Rahi Sarbaziha, M.D. -Learn more about her practice, Dr. Rahi MedSpa  -Learn more about services mentioned in this episode: PDO thread lift, Peptide therapy, Morpheus8, Froma, radio frequency  -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Microneedling, collagen production, magnesium, CoQ10, vitamin D, turmeric, vitamin C, probiotic, peptides, sunscreen, vitamin C serum, retinol serum, types of facials, glycolic acid, acupuncture, cupping, yoga  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Alastin Skincare, Skinbetter Science skin care, SkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Overnight Mask Take 15% off dry body oil with code BODYOILPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
8/22/202333 minutes, 16 seconds
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122: Ashley Tisdale’s best wellness & beauty practices | actress Ashley Tisdale 

“I was dealing with mental health problems, and that was my journey into wellness,” says actress Ashley Tisdale, founder of Frenshe and Being Frenshe. “I’ve learned to be more confident in being enough. People always ask me, ‘what’s next?’ which I've always found weird. What I'm doing right now is pretty important and pretty amazing. Or even being a mom, like is that not enough?” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Tisdale about how motherhood changed her relationship with beauty, how she starts her day with simple rituals, and why she decided to be vulnerable about her struggles with mental health.  Please note this interview was completed before the SAG strike was initiated on July 12th, 2023 Take 15% off our postbiotic hand wash with code HANDWASHPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Show notes: -Follow Ashley Tisdale  -Follow Frenshe & Being Frenshe  -Read Frenshe & shop Being Frenshe  -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Stress management techniques, meditation, benefits of lavender, best clean fragrances, slugging, how to apply eye cream, hair mask, hair growth products.  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Being Frenshe Shea Butter with Jojoba and Radiance Oil for Dry Skin & Hair, Awaken & Uplift Citrus Amber Collection, Soothe & Comfort Cashmere Vanilla Collection, Candles, Milky Moisturizing Fresh Scented Bath Bomb Set with Essential Oils, PerfectSkin By Christie Kidd Clean Natural Facial Cleanser, Fresh Pads, Renewal Serum, Nurse Jamie UpLift Massaging Beauty Roller, Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm, MAKEUP BY MARIO Soft Sculpt Shaping Stick, Kosas The Big Clean Volumizing + Lash Care Mascara, Kosas Revealer Concealer, Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Pillow Talk, Harklinikken, Virtue  Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
8/15/202348 minutes, 46 seconds
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121: The future of skin health | board-certified dermatologist Muneeb Shah, D.O., & plastic surgeon Reid Maclellan, M.D.

“My guiding light is if I wouldn’t recommend it to my mom, I wouldn’t recommend it to my patients or followers on social media,” says board-certified dermatologist Muneeb Shah, D.O., who is part of the viral sensation Doctorly. On this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler is joined by Shah and plastic surgeon Reid Maclellan, M.D., adjunct Professor of Surgery at both Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, and Founder and CEO of telemedicine company Cortina Health, Inc. In the episode they discuss the future of dermatology and technology, how mental health impacts skin, and debunking viral social media myths. Show notes: -Follow board-certified dermatologist Muneeb Shah, D.O. and Doctorly -Follow plastic surgeon Reid Maclellan, M.D. -Utilize & learn more about Cortina Health -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: How stress impacts skin, psychodermatology, how sleeps impact on skin, basic skin care routine Take 15% off dry body oil with code BODYOILPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
8/8/202349 minutes, 28 seconds
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120: Can Botox help with trauma? | board-certified dermatologist, Caren Campbell, M.D.

“Our brains are wired to always see the imperfection, because it’s what keeps us safe. Your brain is going to try and control what it can—for a lot of people, that’s having perfect skin. But that’s not attainable, so folks are left feeling empty because they can never get there” says board-certified dermatologist, Caren Campbell, M.D. ” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Campbell about the dangers of wanting “perfect skin,” unexpected Botox uses, her favorite lasers (with minimal downtime!), and how trauma influences our skin and the way we perceive ourselves.  Show notes: -Follow Caren Campbell, M.D and learn more about her practice. -Research on “perception drift” in dermatology   -Studies on neurotoxins’ effects on mood  -Learn more about the Hoffman Institute -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Trauma being stored in the body, wrinkles by age, types of wrinkles, crows feet, TMJ, under eye circles, PRP. -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Oura Ring Take 15% off dry body oil with code BODYOILPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
8/1/202352 minutes
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119: Scalp inflammation & hair care toxicity | sustainability & non-toxic beauty entrepreneur Ciara Imani May

“The issues [with waste and toxicity] that I identified early on with synthetic hair scared me. Once I understood that normal synthetic hair was made from frowned upon materials and ingredients, I thought, Well, how did it make its way on my head and so many other people’s heads if everybody else seems to know this?” says sustainability & non-toxic beauty entrepreneur Ciara Imani May, founder of Rebundle. Rebundle is a plant-based and fully recyclable hair extension company used in braids and protective styling for Black women. “Beauty should bring joy to our lives, but at what cost?” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen and beauty director Alexandra Engler, chats with May about the burden of toxicity experienced by women of color, the short and long-term consequences of scalp inflammation, and why we need better hair care solutions for Black women.  Show notes: -Learn more about Ciara Imani May and Rebundle -Research on endocrine disrupting chemicals found in commonly used Black hair care products, which are then linked to adverse health effects  -Adverse health risks associated with relaxers, including uterine cancer -Toxic burden disproportionately affecting women of color -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: microbiome, scalp care, scalp inflammation -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Braid Better, Fenty Beauty Awf Jelly Oil Makeup-Melting Cleanser Take 15% off our postbiotic hand wash with code HANDWASHPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
7/25/202332 minutes, 53 seconds
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118: Aging isn’t just about wrinkles | Aesthetic specialist Lisa Goodman, MPAS

“Wrinkles are a sign of life. Wrinkles are earned. Wrinkles do not make people look bad,” says aesthetic specialist Lisa Goodman, MPAS, founder of Goodskin Clinics. Goodman’s innovative techniques have been widely praised for their natural, “European” aesthetic and for her use of high-tech treatments. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Goodman about the five elements of facial aging, what we’re getting wrong about Botox use, and what you should ask your aesthetic practitioner before getting treatments.  Show notes: -Learn more about Lisa Goodman and Goodskin Clinics -Follow Goodskin Clinics -Learn more about The Good Skin Method -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Fascia, bone loss in women, fine lines around the mouth, acne scars, bags under eyes, dark circles. Take 15% off dry body oil with code BODYOILPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
7/18/202352 minutes, 19 seconds
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117: Nutrition tips & being a working mom | model & health coach Valeria Lipovetsky

“Too much of anything is bad. I always need to scale back, and ask myself, ‘How does this fit into my life? What is my goal? What is wellness for me at the end of the day?” says model, mom, content creator & holistic health coach Valeria Lipovetsky. “Because I want to be a good example for my children. They watch everything I do, so I alway make sure I walk the walk.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Lipovetsky about how she approaches nutrition, cycle synching, and a minimalist beauty routine. Plus, how she recharges as an introvert.  Show notes:  -Follow Valeria Lipovetsky -Listen to her podcast Not Alone -Read more about topics in this episode: menstrual cycle guide, phases of the menstrual cycle, optimizing menstrual cycle hormones, oil cleansing, SPF recs, vitamin C serums, night creams, sleep hygiene. Take 15% off our postbiotic hand wash with code HANDWASHPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
7/11/202346 minutes, 29 seconds
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116: How Molly Sims deals with dark spots, texture & more | actress & model Molly Sims

“The standard of beauty is slowly moving away from size two,, five-ten, blond hair. And I’m really happy about that,” says actress, model, entrepreneur and podcast host Molly Sims. “It’s not about how you look, it’s how you feel. If you feel good, you look good.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Sims about how her career shaped her relationship with beauty, dealing with insecurities while being in the spotlight, and how she found solutions to her dark spots. Plus, her go-to smoothie recipe.  Show notes: -Follow Molly Sims & YSE Beauty  -Learn more about YSE Beauty  -Listen to Molly’s podcast Lipstick On The Rim -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Dark spots, barrier function, compromised barrier, sun care, acne, cystic acne, retinol, how to use retinol, vitamin C, clarifying shampoo, how to exfoliate the face, collagen supplement  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: YSE Beauty Take It Off Gel-Oil Cleanser, The Problem Solver Brightening Treatment, Morning Cocktail Vitamin C Serum, Last Call Retinol Serum, Xtremely Rich Moisturizer, Your Favorite Ex Exfoliating Pads, It Cosmetics CC Cream Full Foundation SPF 50+, Saie Dew Blush Liquid Cheek Blush, Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlighter, Eye Love You Mascara, Anastasia Beverly Hills brow products, KS&CO Sheer Tinted Brow Gel, Clear Stronghold Brow Gel, Micro Feathering Brow Pen, Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes, Clinique Bottom Lash, Tower 28 ShineOn Lip Jelly, Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Gloss in Tanlines, Merit Flush Balm in Raspberry Beret, Kenra Clarifying Shampoo, Oribe Bright Blonde Shampoo For Beautiful Color, Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo, C & The Moon Malibu Made Body Scrub, Henry Rose, K18 leave-in molecular repair hair mask, Talika Bio Enzymes Brightening Mask, Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask, Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial Serum, Future Cosmetics Lemuria Phytomarine Body Cream Take 15% off our body cream with code BODYCREAMPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
6/27/202350 minutes, 16 seconds
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115: Makeup tips for mature skin | celebrity makeup artist Simone Otis 

“When we look at ourselves in the mirror, the first thing we ask ourselves is ‘What's wrong? What can I fix?’ What if you turn that on its head and ask yourself, ‘What do I like about myself?’ and that’s the first thing you do? For example, you go ‘I like my lips. What color should I put on my lips today?’” says celebrity and editorial makeup artist Simone Otis, lead artist of the makeup brand 19/99. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Otis about how to play around with dimension on the face, identifying your best feature, and why beauty standards need to embrace age. Plus, her favorite makeup products.   Show notes: -Follow Simone Otis and 19/99 -Learn more about 19/99 -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: no-makeup makeup, how to shape eyebrows, eyebrow shapes, how to apply concealer, dark circles, types of wrinkles, wrinkles by age -Shop products mentioned in this episode: GMC Medical Antioxidant 20 Serum, Thank You Farmer Sun Project Water Sun Cream SPF 50, Ultra Violette Supreme Sunscreen SPF 50, Guinot Skincare, Ben Nye Color Corrector Ochre, 19/99 Cream Contour Stick, Cream Highlight Stick, Tinted Matte Balm, Precision Colour Pencil, Colour Set Setting Powder Take 15% off dry body oil with code BODYOILPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
6/20/20231 hour, 11 seconds
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114: Is SPF “toxic”? | board-certified dermatologist Shasa Hu, M.D.

“It’s not realistic to think our skin will be perfect when we live in a dynamic environment. Our skin is exposed to changes in stress levels, environment, and diet,” says board-certified dermatologist Shasa Hu, M.D., professor at the University of Miami and Cosmetic Director Skin of Color Division Miami. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Hu about the myth that SPF is “toxic”, the issue with perfection culture in beauty, how to detect early signs of skin cancer, and getting enough vitamin D. Plus, what you can do to reverse sun damage from the past.  Show notes: -Follow Dr. Shasa Hu -Skin cancer rates are on the rise according to The Skin Cancer Foundation  -Survey on SPF usage -Vitamin D deficiency in the US -Research showing that sun exposure cannot overcome vitamin D deficiency -Vitamin D deficiency in older populations -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: sun care, best sunscreens, vitamin D deficiency. -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Alastin A-Luminate Brightening Serum, Plated Intense Serum, SkinBetter InterFuse Treatment Cream    Take 15% off our postbiotic hand wash with code HANDWASHPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
6/13/202354 minutes, 14 seconds
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113: Can joy change your skin? | mbg co-founder Colleen Wachob

“We wanted to bring more airtime and more focus to [well-being] tools that are time tested that so many of us can agree on—and also integrate the possibility of joy,” says mbg co-founder Colleen Wachob, co-author of the new book The Joy Of Well-Being. “I worry that we’ve become so disconnected from what joy truly is. I think we all need to ask ourselves, ‘What is it about our lives that bring us joy?’” In this very special episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director & host Alexandra Engler chats with Wachob about her frustrations with the wellness industry, the pillars of her well-being routine, and the power of connection. Plus, all the ways your well-being habits affect your skin. Show notes: -Read The Joy Of Well-Being: A Practical Guide To A Happy, Healthy & Long Life -Reviews on how longevity is influenced by movement & connection -Study on girls, spirituality & depression  -Study on falling, hip fractures & mortality  -Literature on the gut-skin axis -Read more about topics mentioned in the episode: Colleen’s health journey, sleep hygiene, sleep’s effect on skin, gut-skin connection, eating enough protein, breathwork. Take 15% off dry body oil with code BODYOILPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
6/6/202341 minutes, 29 seconds
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112: Celebrity skin care tips | Esthetician Joanna Czech

“It’s not just about the surface—it takes a lot of discipline and consistency. It takes so much more than just skin care. Skin care is about 30%, but the other 70% is our lifestyle. That’s where it all begins,” says celebrity esthetician Joanna Czech. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Czech about how she’s amassed a roster of top celebrity clientele (like Cate Blanchett, Bella Hadid, and Kim Kardashian), how to prep for a big event, and why eating an anti-inflammatory diet is so critical for the long-term health of your skin. Plus, her favorite professional treatments.   Show notes: -Follow Joanna Czech -Check out her brand & spa -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: peptides, ceramides, vitamin C, vitamin E, retinol, skin barrier, acne, anti-inflammatory diet, microcurrent, facial massage, LED lights, nighttime routine.  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Joanna Czech Skincare The Soothing Serum, The C+ Serum, The Toner, The Balm, The Face Mask, The Facial Massager, Necessaire The Body Wash, Environ Vitamin A C E Body Oil Forte, Alpha Hydroxy Acid Derma-LOC Lotion, Vita-Antioxidant AVST Moisturiser, Costa Brazil Oleo de Limpieza Para A Face, Exquisite Face + Body Cleansing Gel, Reflekt 1 Daily Exfoliating Face Wash, ISDIN K-Ox Eyes Cream, Forlle’d Hyalogy Eye Moistlift, Lyma Laser, NuFace Trinity Pro Facial Toning Device,Gee Beauty Prime Skin Take 15% off our body cream with code BODYCREAMPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
5/30/202352 minutes, 23 seconds
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111: What can you do for firmer skin? | guest co-host mbg beauty editor Jamie Schneider

We’re back with a special beauty catch-up episode of Clean Beauty School! And this time, mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler and beauty editor Jamie Schneider are answering all your questions—from brow growth and frizzy hair to LED masks and how to firm up skin. Then we get into the latest and greatest launches from mbg’s personal care collection (we can’t wait to tell you all about the body cream, body oil, and postbiotic hand wash). And we end the episode with our segment As Of Late, where we gush about all the best products we’ve been using lately—including one very expensive in-office procedure.  Show notes: -Follow Jamie and read her latest work -Watch the air dry tutorial Jamie mentions  -Listen to Jas Imani’s brow and lash growth episodes  -Listen to Ellen Marmur, M.D.’s LED episodes  -Check out our series As Of Late -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: how long to wash your face, can you wash your face in the shower, how to manage frizz, hair type, how to air dry, sulfate free shampoo for curly hair, brow growth tips, how to create thicker brows, brow growth serums, peptides, castor oil for brow growth, LED therapy, LED therapy masks and tools, LED facials, how to fade dark spots, vitamin C serums, retinol serums, glycolic acid, AHAs, antioxidants for skin, how to use retinol, what to eat for collagen, collagen supplements, shea butter for skin, squalane, mango seed butter, skin microbiome, skin barrier, pre and postbiotics,     -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Murad Retinal ReSculpt™ Overnight Treatment, DWB Beauty Retinal Night, Sofwave, OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright Mineral Face Sunscreen SPF 30, Phlur Solar Power, alpyn beauty's Pore Perfecting Liquid with 2% BHA + Borage, Sacheu Lip Liner STAY-N, Augustinus Bader The Retinol Serum -Try mindbodygreen’s personal care products mentioned in this episode: mindbodygreen body cream, mindbodygreen body oil, mindbodygreen postbiotic hand wash, mindbodygreen beauty & gut collagen+ Take 15% off dry body oil with code BODYOILPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
5/23/202348 minutes, 29 seconds
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110: Nutrition tips for better skin | esthetician Kristina Holey 

“By the time we see symptoms manifesting at the surface, that means there’s a chronic history of issues going on internally. It takes time to heal—often, more time than we want it to,” says famed holistic esthetician Kristina Holey. Her first step in addressing troubled skin? Reworking the diet: “Blood sugar, fiber, and variety. If you address those three things in your diet, I guarantee you'll see significant results in your skin.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Holey about her best nutrition tips, skin care ingredients to soothe inflammation, and her favorite at-home facial tools! Show notes: -Learn more about Kristina Holey -Research on the gut-skin connection -Research on the skin barrier function and microbiome  -Learn more about Kristina Holey’s practice and her partnership with Marie Veronique -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: compromised skin barrier, sensitive skin, types of acne, skin microbiome, gut-skin connection, niacinamide, retinol, acid mantle, skin barrier function.  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Marie Veronique Multi-Retinol Night Emulsion, Pure + E.O. Free Oil Cleanser, Balancing HypoTonic, Intensive Repair Serum, Soothing B3 Serum, Barrier Restore Serum, Barrier Lipid Complex, Protective Day Oil, Vitamin C+E+Ferulic, Everyday Coverage Tinted Sunscreen, Lyma Laser, TheraFace Take 15% off our postbiotic hand wash with code HANDWASHPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
5/16/202352 minutes, 47 seconds
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109: The beauty ritual no one's talking about | Beauty vet Eleonora Miller

“How you view your beauty rituals should be entirely up to what you need. For some, it’s reading a book with a cup of tea while taking the time for a face mask. For others, it’s just closing the eyes, unwinding, and doing a simple few steps,” says longtime beauty vet Eleonora Miller, founder of natural spa brand Exquisite Face & Body. “Because during challenging times, you have to relearn how to simply take care of yourself.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Miller about how beauty can be a tool for compassion during times of hardship and loss, how to cultivate compassion for yourself, and why skin care should never be stressful.  Show notes: -Learn more about Exquisite Face & Body -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Beauty as self care, mental health and beauty, makeup as art therapy, dealing with grief. -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Exquisite Face & Body Soothing Cleansing Gel, Ultra Hydrating Toner, Avène Hydrance Light Hydrating Emulsion, La Roche Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Sunscreen  Take 15% off our postbiotic hand wash with code HANDWASHPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
5/9/202337 minutes, 46 seconds
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108: Can topicals actually mimic injectables? | biotech scientist Lauren Otsuki & beauty vet Vimla Black-Gupta

“I think the essence of what biotech brings to beauty is the analytical, comprehensive look at the root causes. What are the receptors in the skin? What are the pathways? Why is this happening, and how can we intervene? It requires a knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of what’s going on in the skin,” says biotech scientist Lauren Otsuki, who is joined by beauty vet Vimla Black-Gupta, co-founders of the subtopical and biotech skin care brand Ourself. “One of the biggest fundamental differences between the way traditional skincare has approached using ingredients and the way biotech people approach things, is that we want to be able to make sure that they can get to where they need to go in the skin. We evaluate whether the ingredient or compound can actually engage the target.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Otsuki and Black-Gupta about why one of the biggest hurdles in skin care is the delivery method, what to look for in a hyaluronic acid product, and more.  Show notes: -Shop Ourself products with the code MBG20 for 20% off orders at Ourself.com -Follow Ourself & learn more about the brand -Learn more about skin structure  -Research on hyaluronic acid -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Biotech beauty, skin barrier, compromised skin barrier, hyaluronic acid, peptide, exercise and skin care, how to plump lips, how to make lips appear bigger -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Ourself Lip Filler, Daily Dark Spot Intercept, HA+ Replenishing Serum Take 15% off our postbiotic hand wash with code HANDWASHPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
5/2/202350 minutes, 41 seconds
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107: How do we solve beauty’s packaging problem? | product developer Angela Ubias

“With sustainability, you have to think holistically. It’s about addressing biodegradability, secondary packaging, carbon footprint, the emissions, and all the ingredients that are going into it,” says sustainability expert and product developer Angela Ubias, co-founder of Common Heir. “On the clean ingredient side, we have already seen this shift in the mainstream of being more open to it, and that consumer shift leading to more innovative materials. And so now packaging needs to catch up because it is so far behind.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Ubias about innovative ways to package beauty products, tackling the plastic problem, and the importance of inclusivity in clinical trials.  Show notes: -Follow Angela Ubias & Common Heir -Learn more about Common Heir -Read more about products mentioned in this episode: Retinol, vitamin C, ceramides, skin barrier, hot oil treatments, hair oiling, bone broth.  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Eminence Stone Crop Cleansing Oil, Common Heir Retinol Serum, Common Heir Ceramide Barrier Boost, Le Prunier Plumscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 31, Squigs Gooseberry Delight Hair Oil Minori Beauty Cream Blush in Scarlet, Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlight Stick  Take 15% off our body cream with code BODYCREAMPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
4/25/202350 minutes, 55 seconds
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106: The new science of inflammation & the skin microbiome | microbiome expert Larry Weiss, M.D.

“People ask me, what’s the microbiome? It’s you. It’s as much part of you as your arms, heart, or lungs—you just can’t see it or feel it," says skin microbiome expert Larry Weiss, M.D. "We are constantly dancing into the unknown, and we shouldn’t get too attached to our preconceived notions because historically they always get surrendered to the ideas that we can’t yet imagine.” And nowhere is this more true than when studying the skin microbiome, an area of research we’ve only just scratched the surface of. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Weiss about the future of skin care, how we can learn about ourselves through the microbiome, and why skin care is health care.  Show notes: -Learn more about Symbiome -Inflammatory conditions are on the rise  -Rise of eczema and asthma in children -Research on the skin microbiome -The engrafted microbiome vs. the biofilm   -Read more about the yanomami tribe -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Skin microbiome, new and emerging research on the skin microbiome, skin barrier function, compromised skin barrier, prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics, oxidative stress.  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Symbiome The Renewal Cleanser, The One Cream   Take 15% off our body cream with code BODYCREAMPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
4/18/202354 minutes, 32 seconds
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105: What is mindful fragrance? | Beauty & style influencer Chriselle Lim

“I think traditionally with fragrance, it has always been about this fantasy, right? It’s all about being unattainable and creating this false sense of what a fantasy life could look like. I approach it as expressing something I’m currently going through—because if I’m dealing with it, someone else probably is too,” says OG beauty & style influencer Chriselle Lim, who founded the blog The Chriselle Factor and is the Creative Director and co-owner of the clean fragrance brand PHLUR. “The emotion of heartbreak, of missing someone, of joy, of wanting to feel sexy and attractive when you don't feel sexy and attractive and confident. These emotions are all universally shared.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Lim about the viral sensation that is the fragrance Missing Person, how mindful fragrance can feel like therapy, and how beauty is a means of connection. Plus, her top beauty recommendations.  Show notes: -Follow Chriselle Lim & PHLUR -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: how to apply fragrance, how to make perfume last longer, how Gen-Z consumes fragrance, natural vs synthetic fragrance.  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Sofwave, Biologique Recherche p50 toner, iS CLINICAL Active Serum, A313 Vitamin A Pommade, Clé de Peau Beauté Synactif Cream, MAKE Beauty Hydrating Lip Treatment Serum Balm, Nars Radiant Cream Concealer, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, Dior Backstage Rosy Glow Blush, PHLUR Apricot Privee Eau De Parfum, PHLUR Missing Person Eau de Parfum, PHLUR Tangerine Boy Eau de Parfum, PHLUR Solar Power Eau de Parfum, Oura Ring Take 15% off our body cream with code BODYCREAMPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
4/11/202358 minutes, 18 seconds
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104: Ayurvedic skin care tips, based on doshas | Ayurvedic beauty expert Shrankhla Holecek

“In the West, there are celebrated one-size-fits-all ingredients. With Ayurveda, there’s an emphasis on exploring what works for you. Ayurveda is a deeply personal science that celebrates your individuality,” says Ayurvedic beauty expert Shrankhla Holecek, founder of Uma Oils. In this episode of Clean Beauty School school, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Holecek about the core principles of Ayurvedic beauty, skin care tips based on doshas, and how to find balance. Plus, her all-time favorite oils. Show notes: -Follow Uma Oil -Read more about Shrankhla Holecek’s story -Read more about Ayurvedic medicine  -International Journal of Ayurvedic Research  -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Ayurveda 101, ayurvedic skin care, ayurvedic herbs, balancing the doshas, doshas, vata dosha, pitta dosha, kapha, acne, sensitive skin, sleep hygiene, stress management practices, meditation, dry brushing, abhyanga self massage benefits, scalp massage, rose water, pomegranate seed oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, rosehip oil, coconut oil, honey, gommage, oil cleanser, double cleansing, ice for skin,       -Shop products mentioned in this episode: UMA Absolute Anti Aging Rose Honey Cleanser, UMA Deeply Clarifying Neem Charcoal Cleanser, UMA face masks, UMA Lymphatic Detox Dry Brush, UMA Kansa Wand, Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara, Giorgio Armani lipsticks Take 15% off dry body oil with code BODYOILPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
4/4/202350 minutes, 22 seconds
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103: The skin inflammation epidemic | author Erin Yuet Tjam, Ph.D.

“We know inflammation does bad things to our body. When our skin is in contact with substances that it does not want to be, its reaction is inflammation. And sometimes you can’t see it, it’s microscopic inflammation. But you can feel it: The skin is tight or we feel oily and have blemishes,” says Erin Yuet Tjam, Ph.D., known as The Beauty Obsessed Science and author of Skin Sobering: 99% of Products Are Harming Your Skin. “If we don’t stop that acute inflammation, the worst thing happens and it becomes chronic. Inflammation goes around the body. When you have inflamed skin, your body doesn’t feel good.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler and Tjam discuss the concept of “skin sobering,” why skin inflammation shouldn’t be ignored, and why skin health is a public health crisis.  Show notes: -Learn more about Erin Yuet Tjam, Ph.D. -Read Skin Sobering: 99% of Products Are Harming Your Skin by Erin Yuet Tjam, Ph.D. and Ryuichi Utsugi, MD -Occurance of Acne according the American Academy of Dermatology -Eczema statistics according to the National Eczema Association -Research about eczema in babies and children -About skin allergies  -Developing skin allergies and related diseases  -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: skin barrier, damaged skin barrier, inflammation of the skin, skin inflammation’s effect on the heart.  Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
3/28/202355 minutes, 13 seconds
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102: Underrated ingredients for skin health | esthetician Lesley Thornton

“I take a holistic approach grounded in science. The skin is an exterior organ that is a communicator. It’s connected to billions of cells and nerves, and becomes an extension of our whole health,” says holistic esthetician Lesley Thornton, founder of KLUR. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Thornton about why we should look to our skin for ingredient inspiration, functional fragrance, and her sunscreen hot take. Plus, why a good face wash is the backbone of your routine (and deserves more respect!) Show notes: -Follow Lesley and KLUR -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Salicylic acid, glycolic acid, jojoba oil, tea tree oil, compromised skin barrier, skin pH, retinol, CoQ10 for skin, skin microbiome, tinted sunscreen, green tea, vitamin C, vitamin E, sensitive skin. -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Klur Gentle Matter, Brilliant Light Serum, Stellar Restoration, Unseasonal Kind Oil, MARA Chia + Moringa Algae Enzyme Cleansing Oil, Merit The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Foundation and Concealer Stick. Take 15% off dry body oil with code BODYOILPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
3/21/202351 minutes, 8 seconds
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101: Groundbreaking news that will shake up the beauty industry | bonus episode

Did you know that the FDA never had the authority for beauty product recalls? Or that beauty brands didn't have to disclose potential fragrance allergens on ingredient lists? Or that beauty companies didn't have to report adverse events to the FDA? All of that is about to change. In late December of last year, a bill passed in Congress implementing a massive and long-overdo update to the FDA’s regulatory oversight for the beauty industry: Thanks to the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulations Act (MoCRA), the beauty industry will better align itself with supplement manufacturers—and even closer to the EU, which is often held up as the standard for cosmetic regulation. In this bonus solo episode, mbg beauty director Alexandra Engler walks through the exciting changes, what we now know, and what it all means for you, the beauty consumer. Show notes: - Read the mbg article about MoCRA. - Read the full MoCRA PDF. - Check out the FDA's Good Manufacturing Practices. - Read more about Mia Davis. - Read more about Krupa Koestline & listen to her CBS episode. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
3/17/202313 minutes, 16 seconds
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100: How to grow your brows & lashes | Esthetician Jasmine Imani

“I'm all about low key maintenance, like how can I wake up, not do much, still look wonderful?” says esthetician, brow and lash specialist Jasmine Imani, founder of her eponymous salon Jasmine Imani Beauty. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Imani about all things brow and lash care. Here, they get into how to regrow brows, how to get the most natural looking, full brow, and why lashes thin over time. Plus, her favorite clean mascaras—and why waterproof mascara is off limits.  Show notes: -Follow Jasmine Imani and check out her salon, Jasmine Imani Beauty -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: threading, brow regrowth, how to grow brows, brow shapes, how to make brows thicker, castor oil, coconut oil, brow lamination, microblading, brow gels, brow pencils, peptide, pumpkin seed extract, retinol, AHA, oil cleanser, gua sha, regular trims, cream blush, clean mascara. -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Saie Beauty Mascara 101, MERIT Clean Lash Lengthening Tubing Mascara, Ami COLÉ Lash-Amplifying Volumizing & Lengthening Mascara, Tower 28 MakeWaves Mascara, Borboleta Lash Serum, epi.logic Double Feature, U Beauty, Saie Slip Tint Dewy Tinted Moisturizer, Ami Colé Skin-Enhancing Tinted Moisturizer, Ami COLÉ Lip Treatment Oil  Take 20% off glow from the inside out bundle+ with code BEAUTYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
3/14/202345 minutes, 31 seconds
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99: What your favorite color says about you | intuitive energy reader & stylist Susanna Merrick

“Instead of seeing beauty rituals as a treat or privilege, view it as taking care of yourself is your rite of passage of being in your human form,” says intuitive energy reader & stylist Susanna Merrick, founder of Aura Wear. “I had always associated beauty with self care, but it’s really self maintenance. This is just what I do to honor myself, because I am worth it. And I am worth it every day.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Merrick about the connection between spirituality, beauty, and self expression. In the episode, they dive into what various aura colors mean, why beauty practices can fuel your creativity, and why being seen can be so vulnerable. Plus, what good and bad aura readings look and feel like.  Show notes: -Follow Susanna Merrik  -Learn more about Aura Wear  -Read more about topics discussed in this episode: auras, red auras, green auras, blue auras, pink auras, yellow auras, orange auras, indigo auras, purple auras, undertones, personal color palette, makeup to match your aura. Take 20% off glow from the inside out bundle+ with code BEAUTYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
3/7/202359 minutes, 23 seconds
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98: Everything to know about laser hair removal | Laser hair removal specialist Christian Karavolas

“Laser hair removal is the most advanced it's ever been. We have new lasers that are faster, less painful, and work for more skin tones,” says laser hair removal specialists Christian Karavolas, VP of the Society of Clinical and Medical Hair Removal and founder of Romeo & Juliette. “Many types of people can benefit from laser hair removal: Someone who is prone to in-growns and scarring. Athletes—both male and female—who feel hair bothers them. People who have hormonal imbalances and want to treat unwanted growth.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen’s beauty director & host Alexandra Engler chats with Karavolas about pre- and post-care for laser hair removal, how to find a good practitioner, and what you can expect about the pain level.  Show notes: -About Christian Karavolas -Check out Romeo & Juliette hair removal -Info on the types of lasers -Society of Clinical and Medical Hair Removal  -Read more about topics discussed in this episode: Laser hair removal, shaving & waxing, retinol, in-growns, razor bumps, hyperpigmentation, body acne.   -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Clé De Peau  Take 15% off dry body oil with code BODYOILPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
2/28/202332 minutes, 38 seconds
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97: Aging through the decades | Board-certified dermatologist Jeanine Downie, M.D.

“You can always change your habits—you can always improve. You can stop smoking, eat more vegetables, sleep more, and stop tanning. But you still may have damage, and fixing it takes time. Quite frankly, nothing happens overnight,” says board-certified dermatologist Jeanine Downie, M.D. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen’s beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Downie about how to take care of your skin as you age—from product recs and sunscreen faves, to tips for managing pore size. Plus, we get into several non-invasive procedures that can help rejuvenate skin.  Show notes: -Follow Jeanine Downie, M.D. -Learn more about her practice Image Dermatology -Information about how skin cancer rates are on the rise -Read about topics mentioned in the episode: pore size, sunscreen, vitamin C, AHAs/BHAs, humidifier for skin, collagen decline in the skin, menopause skin, retinol, hair growth supplements, vitamin C supplements, hair growth tips, mediterranean diet benefits -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Bipolle Emepelle Serum, SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair Sunscreen, Senté Even Tone Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40, Senté Invisible Shield Tinted, ISDIN Eryfotona Acticina, SkinBetter sunbetter TONE SMART SPF 75 Sunscreen Lotion, Revision Skincare Intellishade SPF 45, SunBun Sun Care, Aveeno sun protection products, Neutrogena Sun Care, Restorsea Reviving Cleanser, SkinMedica AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser, Sente Daily Soothing Cleanser, Aveeno gentle cleansers, SkinBetter AlphaRet Exfoliating Peel Pads, SkinMedica Replenish Hydrating Cream, Sente Dermal Repair Cream, Sente Dermal Contour Pressed Serum, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, ISDIN Melatonik, Sente Bio Complete Serum, Nutrafol, Obagi Nu-Cil Eyelash Enhancing Serum, Latise, Sente Illuminé Eye Cream, SkinBetter InterFuse Treatment Cream EYE  -Learn about treatments mentioned in this episode: IntraGen, IntraCel, Zaffiro, Sofwave, EmSclupt Neo, Fraxel laser, Kybella, Sclerotherapy Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
2/21/202344 minutes, 24 seconds
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96: The future of skin aging | board-certified dermatologist Julie Russak, M.D. and board-certified holistic nutritionist Jennifer Hanway

“Aging of the skin is a symptom of what’s already happening on the inside,” says board-certified dermatologist Julie Russak, M.D. “You cannot have regenerative skin care without understanding what’s happening in the body.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director and host Alexandra Engler is joined with Russak and board-certified holistic nutritionist Jennifer Hanway, the experts behind their new Anti-Aging Wellness Program. Here, we talk about the future of healthy aging, nutrition’s role in skin care, and how to feel your best for longer.  Show notes: -Follow board-certified dermatologist Julie Russak, M.D. and holistic nutritionist Jennifer Hanway -Learn more about their Anti-Aging Wellness Program -Learn more about regenerative dermatology  -Research on the gut-skin connection & the brain-skin connection -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: collagen production, wrinkles, hair loss, hair growth, stress on the skin, diet’s effect on the skin, beauty sleep, retinol, SPF, peptides, vitamin C serums, vitamin C for skin, vitamin C supplements, collagen supplements, skin microbiome, skin barrier health.   Take 20% off glow from the inside out bundle+ with code BEAUTYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
2/14/202342 minutes, 1 second
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95: Anti-inflammatory skin care tips | aesthetics physician Dr. Barbara Sturm

“Regarding the skin, all kinds of things we don't like from eczema, rosacea, breakouts, aging, to even pigmentation issues are caused by chronic inflammation,” says aesthetic physician Dr. Barbara Sturm, founder of her eponymous line. “So where does inflammation come from? It can come from our diet, external stresses like pollution and sun, stress, lack of sleep, and it can come from skin care products actually.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director and host Alexandra Engler Chats with Sturm all about inflammation in the skin, how to manage chronic inflammation, and what innovations are on the horizon.  Show notes: -Follow Dr. Barbara Sturm -Research on telomeres ​​and aging -Inflammation in the skin -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: PRP, vampire facial, inflammation in the skin, stress in the skin, acne, cystic acne, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, retinol, skin barrier function, vitamin C for skin, oral vitamin C for skin, glycolic acid, beauty sleep, forest bathing, mindfulness habits, RED light therapy.  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Dr. Barbara Sturm Lip Balm, Hyaluronic Acid Serum, The Good C Vitamin C Serum, Face Cream, Glow Drops, Body Wash, Anti-Aging Body Cream, V-Wash, Anti-Hair Fall Shampoo, Hydrating Conditioner, Repair Hair Mask. -Read books mentioned in this episode: The DNA Field and the Law of Resonance by Pierre Franckh Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
2/7/202346 minutes, 2 seconds
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94: The problem with gua sha “hacks” | Sandra Chiu L.Ac., M.S.T.C.M.

“I feel like Traditional Chinese Medicine helps you access and recognize other dimensions of yourself, such as your spiritual self, emotional self, and physical self. It turns these on in a way where we are able to thrive—and feel like we’re supposed to feel as human beings,” says licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and TCM practitioner Sandra Chiu L.Ac., M.S.T.C.M., founder of Lanshin. “The world that we live in is quite stressful, and cuts us off from these other parts of us. It’s easy to get lost in that stress.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Chiu about what the beauty industry is getting wrong about TCM modalities, circulation’s importance in skin health, and her favorite skin care practices for vibrant skin. Plus, why we shouldn’t think of Gua Sha as a “beauty hack.”  Show notes: -Learn more about Sandra Chiu L.A, M.S.T.C.M. and Lanshin  -Research about circulation in the skin -Read more about topics discussed in this episode: Traditional chinese medicine, stress response in the skin, acne, collagen loss, facial gua sha, benefits of yoga, lymphatic drainage massage, lymphatic drainage acupuncture, cica cream.   -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Lanshin Gua Sha tools Take 15% off dry body oil with code BODYOILPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
1/31/202355 minutes, 23 seconds
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93: Hair loss, scalp health & how to shampoo your hair | hairstylist & trichologist Helen Reavey

“When it comes to scalp care—like skin care—it’s all about getting the body into homeostasis,” says hairstylist and trichologist Helen Reavey, founder of hair and scalp care brand Act+Acre. “It’s about less is more, laying solid foundations, and getting back to the roots—no pun intended.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Reavey about identifying your scalp type, how to bring your scalp to balance, and hair growth tips. Plus, she explains exactly how to shampoo your hair (because you might be doing it wrong).  Show notes: -Follow Helen & Act+Acre -Hair growth cycles -Research on red light therapy for hair -Research on microneedling for hair growth -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: scalp care, skin types, flakes vs. dandruff, scalp inflammation, how often to shampoo, silicones in hair care, oily scalp, dry scalp, salicylic acid, scalp oils, hair slugging, clarifying shampoos, hair loss, hair growth, hair density, scalp itching, scalp buildup, dermarolling for the scalp, red light therapy for hair, scalp massage, nutrients for hair growth, vitamin C benefits, vitamin C skin benefits, skin cycling, how to layer your skin care, dry skin.  -Shop products mentioned this episode: Act+Acre Scalp Detox, Stem Cell Scalp Serum, Scalp Renew, Plant Based Hair Capsules, Leave-In Conditioner, Hair Oil, Dermaroller, Environ skin care, Circumference Vital-C Antioxidant Serum, Veracity, Marie Veronique C+E+Ferulic, Kora Organics Noni Bright Vitamin C, Symbiome The Cream Take 20% off glow from the inside out bundle+ with code BEAUTYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
1/24/202352 minutes, 14 seconds
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92: What’s the deal with light therapy? | board-certified dermatologist Ellen Marmur, M.D.

“The pursuit of beauty is actually very, very functional,” says board-certified dermatologist Ellen Marmur, M.D., founder of Marmur Medical and MMSkincare. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Marmur all about LED therapy: “LED light is the missing link for skin care and wellness.” Here, we get into what all the different colors do, what the research says, and how to actually find a good device to use at-home. Plus, we talk about how to deal with blue light from your phones and computers.  Show notes:  -Follow Ellen Marmur, M.D., MMSkincare, and Marmur Medical -Clinical research on red LED light -Research on blue LED light -Research on green LED Light  -NIH info on LED light  -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: LED therapy for skin, LED facial, LED devices, collagen, elastin, how to improve skin firmness, acne, inflammation in skin, retinoid for skin, PRP, skin microbiome, skin barrier, blue light blocking glasses.      -Shop products mentioned in this episode: MMSkincare Sphere, MMSkincare serums, Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15   Take 15% off dry body oil with code BODYOILPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
1/17/202353 minutes, 50 seconds
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91: Science-backed ways to reduce skin inflammation | Brand founder & skin care expert Vicky Tsai

“Our bodies and skin are what carries our spirit through this world, so they are to be loved, appreciated, and cared for,” says brand founder and skin care expert Vicky Tsai. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Tsai about why skin care stresses some folks out, how to reduce inflammation in the skin, and the mind-skin connection. Plus, we get into the inherent connection between spirituality and skin care.  Show notes: -Follow Tatcha & learn more about the brand -Read more about Tsai’s story -Tatcha’s report on the Mind-Body connection -Read Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness by Dr. Qing Li -Dacher Keltner, Ph.D, founder of the Greater Good Science Center and a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley -Harvard’s study showing that about 46% of the time we’re on autopilot -Research on the mind-skin connection -Read more about topics discussed in this episode: inflammation in the skin, inflammation, skin barrier, stressed skin, beauty sleep, meditation, mind-skin connection, diet-skin connection, forest bathing.   -Shop products discussed in this episode: Tatcha The Camellia Cleansing Oil, The Rice Polish, The Essence, Indigo Overnight Repair Serum in Cream Treatment, Hinoki Body Care Trio Forest Awakening Ritual Take 15% off dry body oil with code BODYOILPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
1/10/202356 minutes, 15 seconds
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90: 2023 beauty trends, hot takes & fave products | guest co-host & mbg beauty editor Jamie Schneider 

Here’s our special New Year’s episode with guest co-host and mindbodygreen beauty editor Jamie Schneider! In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen’s beauty director & host Alexandra Engler chats with Schneider about their 2023 beauty trend predictions, what habits they’re honing, and their hot takes! Plus, what products they're obsessed with as of late.  -Follow Jamie Schneider & read her work -Try mindbodygreen’s dry body oil & read about the product here -Read our 2023 Wellness Trends -Check out our beauty series As Of Late -Read more about topics mentioned this episode: Skin cycling, retinol, AHAs, skin microbiome 101, the latest research about the skin microbiome, menopause skin care, indie sleaze, skin circadian rhythm, the rise of beauty and wellness centers, at-home gloss, allantoin, niacinamide, sad girl makeup, liquid plastics, biotech in beauty.  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Paula’s Choice Calm Nourishing Milky Toner, Eadem Cloud Cushion Moisturizer, Kosas Plump + Juicy Vegan Collagen Spray On Serum, Augustinus Bader The Face Cream Mask, Evolved by Nature Emulsion, Codex Beauty Lab, Biossance, JVN, Stripes, Marie Veronique C+E+Ferulic, Victoria Beckham Beauty Lid Lustre, lilah b virtuous veil concealer. Take 15% off dry body oil with code BODYOILPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
1/3/202356 minutes, 51 seconds
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89: Cycle skin care & other hormone tips | menstrual wellness expert Lulu Ge 

“Menstrual cycles are a vital sign of our overall health. This is something that western medicine, biomedicine, Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine can all agree on: Periods are a monthly report card about what’s going on in our bodies,” says menstrual wellness expert, psychologist, and herbalist Lulu Ge, founder of the menstrual and hormone care brand Elix .“Rather than viewing them as a burden, if we get curious about them, we can unlock so much more potential and information about how to live our lives.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Ge about her roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine, why we’ve come to normalize period discomfort, and how to better advocate for yourself, your health, and your body. Plus, 5 period symptoms you should consider as a red flag.   Show notes: -Follow Lulu Ge on Instagram and TikTok -Learn more about Elix -Menstrual length across the globe -Common menstrual cycle characteristics as reported by real people  -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: daily guide to the menstrual cycle, 4 phases of the cycle, healthy menstrual cycle characteristics, optimizing menstrual hormones, cycle length, traditional chinese medicine, circadian rhythm, face mapping, hormonal acne, sensitive skin, morning rituals, getting sun in the morning, meditation, fiber for gut health, mushroom benefits, kale benefits, detox tea, ginseng  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Elix Cycle Balance, Daily Harmonany, Manjit  Take 15% off dry body oil with code BODYOILPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected]
12/20/202247 minutes, 19 seconds
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88: Buzzy ingredients for skin aging | board-certified internal medicine doctor Zion Ko Lamm, M.D.

”The only way to truly achieve wellness is to approach health holistically,“ says board-certified internal medicine doctor Zion Ko Lamm, M.D. On this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Lamm about her unique approach to skin care. Given her background as an internal medicine physician, she approaches skin health from a holistic and preventative lens—and she looks to address things such as diet, sleep hygiene, stress, and more when she gives skin care advice. For example: "I utilize my skin care routine as a time for meditation. It has a profound effect on my mental and emotional wellness.” Plus, we get into her favorite ingredients—from tried-and-true to buzzy new superfoods.  Show notes: -Follow Zion Ko Lamm, M.D. -Research on the skin microbiome -Your skin barrier composition  -Research on intermittent fasting -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: skin microbiome, skin barrier, blue light effects, sleep wrinkles, types of wrinkles, vitamin C for skin, cica cream, hyaluronic acid, ceramides, pH of the skin, postbiotics in topicals, sleep’s & stress’s effect on the skin, gut-skin connection, sensitive skin, retinol, intermittent fasting, sleep hygiene, magnesium for sleep  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: DONGINBI Red Ginseng Daily Defense Essence EX, Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, Revision Gentle Cleansing Lotion, Innisfree Balancing Toner With Green Tea, KAHI Wrinkle Bounce Multi Balm, Real Barrier Extreme Cream, DRMTLGY Anti-Aging Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 46 Take 20% off our holiday collection with code HOLIDAY20. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
12/13/202244 minutes, 33 seconds
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87: Tips for acne & aging | board-certified dermatologist Naana Boakye, M.D.

“Health is wealth. Without your health, you can’t do anything. And it's a job to stay healthy. That’s why you need a team and partnerships to help you,” says board-certified dermatologist Naana Boakye, M.D. Boakye considers herself a lifestyle derm, which means she focuses on nutrition, mental health, and day-to-day choices—not just topicals or prescriptions. “Radiant skin is a lifestyle.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director & host Alexandra Engler chats with Boakye about why it’s so important to find a skin care pro you trust, stress management tips that will help clear up skin, and her go-to ingredient combo that will give you healthy skin for life.  Show notes: -Follow Naana Boakye, M.D.  -Learn more about her practice, Bergen Dermatology  -Studies that show which foods may influence acne, including B12 and whey -Research on the gut-skin connection -The brain-skin connection: How stress triggers acne and aging  -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: acne types, hormonal & adult acne, inflamed acne, retinol and retinoid, coffee for skin and acne, coconut oil for skin, how diet affects acne, stress acne, acupuncture & acupressure, 4-7-8 breathing, breathwork, stress management tools, gut microbiome, skin microbiome, skin barrier function, benzoyl peroxide, niacinamide, sunscreen.  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: KINLÒ SKINCARE, Proudly skin care Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
12/6/202239 minutes, 23 seconds
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86: Product myths, debunked | Cosmetic chemists Gloria Lu & Victoria Fu

“Skin care isn’t an exact science. We can get into the nitty gritty details of ingredients all we want, but that doesn’t mean anything if you don’t know how to use it in your own routine. That’s why I think it’s so important to learn how to implement, improve and troubleshoot your own skin care routine for your skin type,” says cosmetic chemist Victoria Fu, who co-founded Chemist Confessions alongside Gloria Lu. And Lu agrees: “It’s empowering for someone to be comfortable enough with their skin that you know what it needs everyday.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Lu and Fu about industry pet peeves, why formulations are never black and white, and why we should stop focusing on ingredient percentages so much.  Show notes: -Follow Chemist Confessions & learn more about Gloria Lu & Victoria Fu -Pick up their book, Skincare Decoded: The Practical Guide to Beautiful Skin -Listen to their podcast Chemist Confessions The Podcast -Follow along their work and blog  -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: vitamin C, vitamin C serum, salicylic acid, niacinamide, retinol, glycerin, AHAs, humectants, preservatives in beauty, skin types, how to layer products, how to build a skin care routine, double cleanse    -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Revela, Chemist Confessions Aquafix Hydrating Water Gel, Blank Slate Gel Cleanser, Gold Standard Exfoliating Treatment, The Specialist Exfoliation Treatment, Balm Voyage Soothing Occlusives, Double Play Face & Eye Treatment, Strivectin Super-C SPF 30 Vitamin C Moisturizer, Youth To The People Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner, Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery 50 g Sunscreen SPF 50 +, Kanebo Allie Extra UV Gel Sunscreen, KOSE SOFTYMO Speedy Cleansing Oil Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
11/29/202257 minutes, 45 seconds
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85: Gen-Z, body neutrality & the potential return of “thinspiration” | activist Alex Light 

“Feeling better about our bodies does not come from changing our bodies, it comes from changing our mindset,” says body positivity activist and influencer Alex Light, author of You Are Not A Before Picture. “I would love for women—because women predominantly bear the burden of beauty standards—to be able to live their lives free of concern about how they look. We have been taught that if we’re not thin or pretty then we’re not worthy.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Light about body neutrality, her hopes for Gen-Z and future generations, and the return of “thinspiration” culture on social media. Plus, why toeing the line between “wanting to better yourself” and “not being good enough as I am now” can be so challenging.   Show notes: -Follow Alex Light -Read Alex’s book You Are Not A Before Picture: How to Finally Make Peace With Your Body, For Good   -Read about the history of diet culture and fad diets  -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: learning to love your body, setting boundaries, separating weight from health, cream blush, cream bronzer, natural lip color, vitamin C, retinol, meditation, breathwork  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing and Lengthening Mascara, Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream, Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Melting Blush, SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, Garnier Green Labs Pinea-C Brightening Serum Cream with SPF 30, La Roche Posay Sunscreen, Clinique Moisture Surge™ 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum, CeraVe Night Renewing Skin Cream, Bioderma H20 Micellar Water Take 30% off all supplements and personal care products with code MBG30, and score a free lip balm on orders over $75. Apply code at checkout.  Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
11/22/202250 minutes, 1 second
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84: The best skin-longevity tips | Celebrity esthetician Joanna Vargas 

“I became an esthetician because I fell in love with taking care of people. I love the idea that someone would come to me one-on-one, tell me all their issues or insecurities, and I would help them overcome that. We would become a team, working together to get the skin the healthiest it could be for you,” says celebrity esthetician Joanna Vargas, founder of her eponymous spa and skin care line. “It’s about how you treat yourself: What products you use, how much you sleep, if you’re eating well. You have so much control over what you see in the mirror.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Vargas about the latest in spa treatments and technology, ingredients she loves for all skin needs, and why you should address the whole body (not just the face) in your skin care routine. Plus, how she became the one of the most sought-after facialists to the stars.  Show notes: -Follow Joanna Vargas  -Learn more about the spa treatments at Joanna Vargas -Research on the gut-skin connection -Research on the brain-skin connection  -Learn more about Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers  -Research on radio frequency for the skin -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: connection between gut health and skin, sleep and acne, vitamin C, retinol, glycolic acid peels, how often should you exfoliate, acne, sensitive skin, microneedling, how to build collagen naturally, LED light therapy skin benefits, LED facials, at-home LED masks, lymphatic drainage, facial massage, stress management techniques, types of facials, peptides, antioxidants for skin, types of wrinkles, sun care, hyperpigmentation, salicylic acid, how to soothe inflammation, mandelic acid, lactic acid -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Joanna Vargas Skin Care Rescue Serum, Rejuvenating Serum, Supernova Serum, Eden Hydrating Pro Moisturizer, SUQQU Face Protector SPF 50 Take 20% off glow from the inside out bundle+ with code BEAUTYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
11/15/202249 minutes, 38 seconds
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83: How did beauty get this polarized? | beauty journalist Jennifer G. Sullivan

“There's polarity in the beauty industry, but nothing's black and white. I can almost always see the other person's side of the story," says beauty journalist and co-host of Fat Mascara Jennifer G. Sullivan. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Sullivan about the many gray areas of the modern beauty industry. Plus, why the pillars of her beauty routine are good health, exercise, and injectables.  Show notes: -Follow Jennifer G. Sullivan and Fat Mascara -Follow along with Jenn’s writing, including the Allure piece “The Latest Advancements In Natural Beauty” -Read Jenn’s new column on The Cut, Ask A Beauty Editor -What to know about talc and asbestos -Learn about the preservative triclosan   -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode from mindbodygreen: the false narrative of natural vs sustainable ingredients, essential oils, collagen supplements, gray hair care, olive oil for skin, new wave of sunscreens, benefits of hiking, CBD for skin, forest bathing. -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Angela Caglia Neroli Oil Cleanser, SkinMedica TNS Advanced Serum, Ultra Violette Sunscreen, Naked Sundays Sunscreen Take 20% off glow from the inside out bundle+ with code BEAUTYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
11/8/202248 minutes, 13 seconds
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82: Glossy hair, color trends & more | Celebrity colorist Justin Anderson 

“Your hair is your most important accessory: You wear it everyday. Think about your favorite piece of clothing—if you wear it daily, wash it, don’t care for it, it’s going to break down,” says celebrity colorist Justin Anderson, co-founder of hair and color care brand dpHUE. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Anderson about hair color trends, how to identify your most natural color, finding a colorist you trust, and at-home color maintenance tips. Plus, we get into how often you should actually be washing your hair.  Show notes: -Use code is Justin15 for 15% off your order on dpHUE.com for a limited time.  -Follow @justinanderson, @justinandersoncolor & dpHUE -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: At-home color, root touch up, hair toners, hair glosses, purple shampoo, apple cider vinegar hair rinse, apple cider vinegar hair benefits, apple cider vinegar health benefits, hair rinses, shampoo schedule, hair oils, keloid scars, LED masks, hot yoga, breath-work benefits. -Shop products mentioned in this episode: dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse, Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Masque, Color Fresh Hair Oil, Cool Blonde Shampoo, Cool Blonde Conditioner, Cool Brunette Shampoo, Cool Brunette Conditioner, Gloss+, Brightening Powder, Styling collection, Dr. Dennis Gross DRx SpectraLite™ FaceWare Pro, Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel, Naturium We hope you enjoy this episode of the Clean Beauty School Podcast, sponsored by Avocado’s new body + skin line. To learn more about their plant-based skincare, click here! Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
11/1/202256 minutes, 1 second
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81: The clean beauty backlash | tech & beauty expert Jaleh Bisharat 

“It’s positioned as empowering for the consumer to ‘do their research’ on ingredient lists, but I actually think it ends up being disempowering. You need an advanced degree in chemistry to keep up with the ingredients, formulas, and latest research. How can we expect the average consumer to do that?” says Jaleh Bisharat, founder of beauty e-retailer NakedPoppy. “And unfortunately there’s just not as much independent research as we need. There’s a lot of data holes.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Bisharat about how machine learning can improve the beauty shopping experience, why the consumer shouldn't need to be “armchair chemists” to shop smarter, and leaving the world a little more beautiful than you found it. Plus, we get into the backlash against the “clean” beauty movement. Show notes: -Follow Jaleh Bisharat & NakedPoppy -Read the Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself  -Bisharat’s meditation app of choice: Calm app  -Titanium dioxide’s safety concerns in food vs. topical use  -The precautionary principle  -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: preservatives in skin care, how to apply blush, cream blush, how to enhance sleep, identifying undertones, benefits of gardening, fitness for mental health. -Shop products mentioned in this episode: NakedPoppy Nourish Cream Cleanser, Awakening Eye Cream, Revitalize Organic Facial Oil, Clean Liquid Eyeliner, Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser, Fit Glow Beauty Sea Ceramide Toning Mist, Correct+, Suntegrity 5-in-1 Tinted Sunscreen Moisturizer, 27 Rosiers Ready Selfie Go – Fresh Face Instant Mask, Ma Crème – Intense Youth Preserving Moisturizing Balm, Clove + Hallow Conceal + Correct, Eyes That Tok Lash Enhancing Mascara, ATHR The Big Bang Mascara, Kosas Color & Light Creme, Rituel de Fille Forbidden Lipstick Take 20% off glow from the inside out bundle+ with code BEAUTYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
10/25/202249 minutes, 31 seconds
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80: Makeup tips for aging skin & less-is-more beauty | makeup artist Jenny Patinkin

“Beauty doesn’t need to be as overwhelming as we are conditioned to think it should be,” says makeup artist Jenny Patinkin, who literally wrote the book getting that no-fuss, yet polished makeup look. And one of the main takeaways she tries to share with her clients? Don’t get too caught up in arbitrary, overly-strict rules: “Beauty is about moderation. I’ve never subscribed to the ‘you shoulds’ & ‘you musts.’” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Patinkin about finding your signature detail, little makeup touches that can go a long way, and why we need to rethink consumer culture in beauty.  Show notes: -Follow Jenny Patinkin -Check out her brand, Jenny Patkinkin Beauty  -Buy her book Lazy Perfection: The Art Of Looking Great Without Really Trying  Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: cream blushes, how to apply blush, eyebrow shapes, how to apply eyeliner, how to apply concealer, how to use makeup sponges, imperfect makeup (a.k.a, “indie sleaze”), lash curlers. -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Jenny Patinkin Brush Set, Lazy Perfection Eyelash Curler, Skin Smoothing Dermaplaning Set, Pure Luxury Makeup Sponge Duo, RMS ReEvolve Natural Liquid Foundation, MOB Beauty Cream Clay Eyeshadow, Blush, Bronzer, Maya Chia Advanced Response Complex Neck and Face Cream, Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil Take 20% off glow from the inside out bundle+ with code BEAUTYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
10/18/202249 minutes, 34 seconds
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79: Hair loss, dandruff & scalp irritation | board-certified dermatologist Iris Rubin, M.D. 

“I believe hair care is skin care: Hair products can get on the skin and clog the pores, irritate and dry the skin, or cause eczema and other skin diseases. And in some cases these scalp concerns can even lead to hair shedding,” says Harvard-trained board-certified dermatologist Iris Rubin, M.D. who specializes in scalp health; she’s the founder of SEEN Hair Care, a beauty brand designed to be non-irritating for the scalp and skin. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Rubin about COVID-related hair loss, hairline acne, and how allergens may impact your hair growth.  Show notes: -Follow Iris Rubin, M.D. and Seen Hair Care  -About the Harvard hair shedding study  -Hair follicle and fiber basics -Types of hair loss & alopecias  -Dandruff pathology -Fraxel laser  -LightStim -Read more about topics discussed in this episode: scalp acne, hairline acne, hair loss, shedding vs. hair loss, how much hair should you lose every day, hair loss in women, hair loss in men, stress reduction techniques, how to make hair grow faster, nutrients that affect hair loss, dry shampoo effects, how often should you shampoo, silicones in hair care, dandruff, salicylic acid shampoos, hair color safety, caring for gray hair, at home hair color. -Shop products mentioned in this ep: SEEN Fragrance Free Shampoo, SEEN Fragrance Free Conditioner, SEEN Face Wash, Skinceuticals C+E+Ferulic Acid, CeraVe Moisturizing Cream Take 25% off postbiotic body lotion with code BODYLOTIONPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @Alex_Blair_ Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
10/11/202242 minutes, 2 seconds
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78: The ultimate brow episode | Brow specialist Joey Healy

“I really do believe in the foundations of beauty, which are skin, teeth, brows, and hair. If you care and focus on those foundations, if you embrace the things that are working for you, then you can build out from there in any direction you want. But first you need to pay attention to the basics to build a strong foundation,” says brow specialist Joey Healy, owner of his eponymous brow salon and brand. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg host and beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Healy about the basics of brow care, ingredients that may be irritating the hair fibers, how to grow back struggling strands, and what brow products you need to have in your arsenal.      Show notes: -Follow Joey Healy -Read Talk Of The Team -Research on peptides and eyebrow growth  -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Eyebrow threading, eyebrow growth, how long it takes to grow back brows, bleached brows, how to trim eyebrows, eyebrow shapes, dying eyebrows, brow lamination, eyebrow tinting, microshading your brows, eyebrow growth serums, castor oil for brows, peptides, hyaluronic acid, benzoyl peroxide, niacinamide, vitamin c, retinol -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Joey Healy Brow Renovation System, Luxe Brow Powder, Brow Structure Clear Gel,Brow Lacquer, Brow Architecture Stylo, InnBeauty Project Green Machine Serum, Elta MD UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46, Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum, Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum Take 20% off glow from the inside out bundle+ with code BEAUTYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @Alex_Blair_ Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
10/4/202251 minutes, 41 seconds
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77: Optimizing skin health, biotech & testing | Skin health expert Barb Paldus, Ph.D.

“My background is in biotech, where we share all our data, equipment, and results. And when I tried to get the same info from beauty companies, I was met with silence,” says Barb Paldus, Ph.D., founder of Codex Labs. “It’s common in other industries, too. If you go to buy a microwave, it will tell you the wattage. If you buy a box of cereal, it will have a nutrition panel. The beauty industry doesn't operate like that, and I think that’s a problem.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Paldus about how she moved from biotech into the beauty industry, the changes she wants to see in the space, why we must consider the skin microbiome health when using beauty products, and how to optimize skin health through diet. Plus, she explains the testing protocols for personal care products (or lack thereof).  Show notes: -Learn more about Barb Paldus, Ph.D. -Follow Codex Labs  -Research about about epidermal function in health & compromised skin -Understanding your skin barrier function -Current research on the skin microbiome  -The gut-skin connection -Learn more about FDA regulations for the cosmetic industry -FDA’s role in product testing -More about MyMicrobiome test -All about thalassotherapy  -Read more about topics discussed in this episode: Skin microbiome 101, skin barrier, moisture barrier, acid mantle.  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Codex Labs Bia Exfoliating Face Wash, Bia Hydrating Skin Superfood, Antü Skin Barrier Moisturizer, Antü Skin Barrier Night Cream, Shaant Balancing Clay Mask, Balancing Refining Toner, Balancing Oil Control Cream Take 25% off postbiotic body lotion with code BODYLOTIONPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
9/27/202252 minutes, 9 seconds
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76: The ultimate guide to pregnancy safe skin care | board-certified dermatologist Sam Ellis, M.D.

“If there's any time to invest in yourself, it's during pregnancy. I mean, what a responsibility: You are growing a human being. It’s a hugely important time to pamper yourself because there are so many days that are so hard and even during postpartum. So if you need a pickup? I’m going to endorse that fully,” says board-certified dermatologist Sam Ellis, M.D. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Ellis about the complicated nature of “pregnancy-safe” skin care, her journey as a new mom, and why pregnant people should give themselves some grace.  Show notes: -About board-certified dermatologist Sam Ellis, M.D. -Follow Ellis on YouTube and Instagram -The AAD on skin care ingredients during pregnancy -Research on acne during pregnancy  -Hormone changes during pregnancy -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Retinol, salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acids, lactic acids, glycolic acids, stretch mark creams, zinc oxide, stress acne, collagen, elastin, vitamin E, shea butter, vitamin C, double-cleanse, oil-cleanser, LED face masks.   -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Body Glide, SkinCeuticals C+E+Ferulic  -Read mbg’s featured articles: our new sleep-focused series The Wind Down, one of my favorite series Healthy Planet, Healthy You which is about being eco-conscious, and all about breakup hair. We’re having our first ever mindbodygreen birthday sale! Save up to 30% off across all our supplements and personal care products when you visit shop.mindbodygreen.com. Follow the host: alex_blair_ Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
9/20/202253 minutes, 27 seconds
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75: A supermodel's daily health & beauty habits | Miranda Kerr

"I believe strongly in the mind, body, skin connection. Even what you think affects the skin at the cellular level,” says supermodel Miranda Kerr, founder of Kora Organics. “For example, sometimes when I meditate I sit on the grass outside and open my palms to the sun to receive that energy. I want to welcome that energy into the body, and show gratitude for it.” Kerr is a bonafide wellness and beauty expert, just listen to the episode to hear for yourself. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Kerr about becoming a certified health coach, how she infuses mindfulness into small acts throughout the day, and her daily habits to feel balanced.  Show notes: -Follow Miranda and Kora Organics -Learn more about Ecocert Certified Organics  -What it means to be a Certified Health Coach and the Integrative Nutrition program & Stanford’s Coursera  -Research about antioxidant content of organic ingredients -Read more from David Hawkins: Power Vs. Force, The Map Of Consciousness Explained  -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Antioxidants, mind-skin connection, essential oils, aromatherapy, palo santo, rose oil, crystal healing, rose quartz, amethyst, celery juice, benefits of plant-based diets, meditation, dry brushing, turmeric, benefits of vitamin C, vitamin C serums, benefits of retinol, how to practice guasha -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Kora Organics Milky Mushroom Gentle Cleansing Oil, Turmeric Glow Foaming Cleanser, Turmeric Brightening & Exfoliating Mask, Minty Mineral Hydrating Mist, Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum, Active Algae Lightweight Moisturizer, Turmeric Glow Moisturizer, Berry Bright Vitamin C Eye Cream, Noni Radiant Eye Oil, Noni Glow Face Oil, Noni Glow Sleeping Mask, Rose Quartz Heart Facial Sculptor, Noni Glow Body Oil, Invigorating Body Scrub, Renewing Hand and Body Wash, Renewing Hand and Body Lotion We hope you enjoy this episode, sponsored by Avocado’s new body + skin line. To learn more about their plant-based skincare, click here! Follow the host: alex_blair_ Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
9/13/202249 minutes, 57 seconds
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74: How to be a better beauty consumer | beauty expert Jenn Harper

“Our home, this earth, is a gift and we've really not done a great job of caring for it as human beings,” says Jenn Harper, the founder of Cheekbone Beauty (a certified B-Corp company). Harper is Anishinaabe, an indigenous group native to North America, which she says has influenced much of her relationship with beauty, the earth, and how she defines success. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Harper about the current challenges in finding sustainable packaging, how to be a better beauty consumer, and why we should all redefine what success actually looks like.  Show notes: -Follow Jenn Harper & Cheekbone Beauty  -Read The Power Of Habit by Charles Duhigg -Learn more about forced assimilation of indegnous Canadians  -Support indegnous communities through these various organizations -Learn more about B Corp  -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Resveratrol, Shea butter for skin  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Cheekbone Beauty Sustain Lipstick, Sustain Lipgloss, Sustain Brow Gel, Sustain Complexion Pencil  Trigger warning: This podcast includes mentions of suicide. You're never alone. If you or someone you know are struggling, call the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org.  Follow @alex_blair_ and @mindbodygreen Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
9/6/202249 minutes, 23 seconds
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73: What the West got wrong about Korean Beauty | Skin care experts Christine Chang & Sarah Lee

“One of the most important things you can do is to educate yourself on some of the key skin care ingredients and how they work with your skin: Because maybe there’s a product that’s formulated for your skin type or concern, but it contains an ingredient that doesn’t work well for you. [It’s important to have a] deeper understanding and deeper relationship with your skin,” says Sarah Lee. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Korean Beauty experts and founders of Glow Recipe Christine Chang and Sarah Lee. The trio talk about how to stay on top of the beauty zeitgeist, what Western beauty media got wrong about Korean Beauty, and why we need to limit interacting with “perfect, flawless” images on our social media feeds.  Show notes: -Follow Christine Chang & Sarah Lee (and Glow Recipe!) -Read some recent stories published by the mbg beauty team: As Of Late with Norma Kamali, A Beauty Breakdown on Acne, a guide to “Indie Sleaze”, and introducing our new travel series Well Traveled   -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Watermelon for the skin, how to layer skin care, skin barrier, sensitive skin, BHA and AHA, salicylic acid, PHA, hyaluronic acid, skin tints, tinted SPF.   -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Acid Serum, Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum, Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm, Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner, Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid Cream Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow @alex_blair_ and @mindbodygreen Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
8/30/202245 minutes, 45 seconds
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72: Celeb beauty, indie sleaze & the new wave of vitamin C | guest host & mbg beauty editor Jamie Schneider

We’re back with another special beauty catch up episode with mindbodygreen’s beauty editor Jamie Schneider. In it, mbg beauty director and host Alexandra Engler and Schneider chat about what’s been happening in the beauty industry lately. A few highlights? What celebrity-founded beauty products are actually worth the money, what innovative ingredients are on the horizon, who to follow to get beauty news, and why Y2K Tumblr-grunge is back. Then they get to what products they’re using lately and questions submitted by folks in the mbg community. A must-listen episode for clean beauty fans.  Show notes: -DM your questions to Alex or Jamie to be featured on a future episode  -Read up on Jamie’s latest work -Why derm-owned brands are the new celeb-owned brands -NIH on LED light technology for skin safety  -More information on LED light -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Best blushes, how to apply blush, best eyeliners, how to apply eyeliner, clean girl aesthetic, vitamin c for skin, best vitamin c serums, how to promote natural collagen production, how to apply concealer, oil control tips, best concealer options, niacinamide, primer upgrades, LED facials, LED light therapy for health, best LED light masks, sun care, types of facials.  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Skin Proud Frozen Over Moisturizer, Fresh Tea Elixir Skin Resilience Activating Serum, Youthforia Pregame Primer, Youthforia BYO Blush, Relevant One & Done Everyday Cream, Kjaer Weis Primer, Susanne Kaufmann Boosting Liquid Mask, APTO Skincare Turmeric Mask with Azelaic Acid, Twenty/Twenty Beauty, Saie Airset, Keys Soul Care Comforting Tinted Lip Balm, JVN Deep Moisture Mask, Rose Inc Cream Bronzer, Rhode peptide lip treatment, Rhode barrier restore cream, Dr. Dennis Gross Vitamin C Lactic collection, Ole Henriksen Banana Bright + Eye Cream, Ilia Beauty C Beayond Triple Serum SPF 40, Shiseido Waso Yuzu-C Sleeping Mask Take 25% off daily detox+ with code DETOXPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow the host: @alex_blair_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
8/23/202254 minutes, 26 seconds
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71: Why postbiotics are the frontier of skin care | Board-certified dermatologist Whitney Bowe, M.D.

“People talk about retinol, vitamin C serums, and those are great products, but you'll never get results with a single product alone. It's only through a holistic approach that you'll experience healthy skin,” says board-certified dermatologist Whitney Bowe, M.D. “If you’re not respecting your gut lining and your skin barrier, there’s nothing you can add to your routine that’s going to give you the skin you want.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Bowe about a multi-level approach to skin care, the latest on the skin microbiome research, and why the clean beauty industry often seems so messy.  Show notes: -Follow Whitney Bowe., M.D., on TikTok and Instagram -Shop Dr. Bowe Glowe with code MINDBODYGREEN10 for 10% off for a limited time  -Research on the skin microbiome -Science of the skin barrier function -The gut-skin connection  -A meta-analysis of collagen supplement efficacy  -Read more about the topics mentioned in this episode: The skin microbiome, skin barrier function, biotic ingredients, retinol, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, hyaluronic acid, peptides, collagen supplements, do collagen supplements work, synthetic vs. natural fragrance, polyphenols, polyphenols and the gut, pomegranate fruit extract, skin cycling. Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
8/16/202255 minutes, 29 seconds
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70: The connection between anger and wrinkles | skin expert & massage therapist Krista Buccari 

“You get to define beauty for yourself: it's ageless, it's radiance, it's that innate feeling of wholeness. It comes through all your cells and tissues. It’s what makes you glow,” says skin and facial rejuvenation expert Krista Buccari, Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Soma Yoga Teacher. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Buccari about how the body’s flow, tension, and emotions influences how our face ages. Also in the episode: Easy stretches and massage techniques you can use daily to relieve tech neck tension, furrowed brows, and more.  Show notes: -Follow Krista Buccari -Learn more about her body work, True Nature  -Research on lymph and aging skin  -Research on the whole body fascia  -Read more about topics discussed in this interview: Best eye creams, full body gua sha, body work and the face, collagen in the skin, collagen supplements, do collagen supplements actually help the skin, skin elasticity, skin hydration, facial massage routines, tech neck, scalp tension, posture and skin, dry body brushing, benefits of foam rolling. Visit www.wellpeople.com and receive 20% off orders $50+. Redeem coupon code WELLPEOPLEXBEAUTYSCHOOL50 at checkout; discount will apply when your cart reaches $50. Code can only be redeemed once per customer. Offer is not combinable with other promotions or coupon codes. All Value Gift sets are excluded from this promotion. Offer is valid until 9/20/2022 at 11:59 PM PST. Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
8/9/202252 minutes, 58 seconds
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69: The unnatural side of natural skin care | Cosmetic chemist Javon Ford

“I believe in the idea that beauty enhances the best aspects of you and improves on that. We, as a society, have unrealistic expectations of what skin should look like. Pores are fine. Acne is fine. Beauty should just be about doing the best you can to make you feel good when you’re going about your day,” says cosmetic chemist and TikTok skinfluencer Javon Ford. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Ford about the unnatural side of natural beauty, product testing (or lack thereof), and his favorite ingredients for a wide range of skin concerns.  Show notes: -Follow Javon Ford on Tiktok  -Learn more about cosmetic chemistry through the American Chemical Society  -FDA regulations on product testing -EU regulations on product testing -Read more about topics discussed in this episode: Hyaluronic acid, skin longevity, sun care, silicones, heat protectants, shea butter, sensitive skin, vitamin C, vitamin C serums, salicylic acid, retinol, glycerin, essences, acne scars -Shop the products mentioned in this episode: Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum, SKKN BY KIM Vitamin C8 Serum, Cetaphil Soothing Aloe Vera Gel Cream, CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser, Youth To The People Superfood Cleanser, Cosrx Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, Youth To The People Superfood Air-Whip Moisturizer, Tatcha The Water Cream, Supergoop sunscreen, Murad Correct & Protect Serum Broad Spectrum SPF 45, Jones Road The Face Pencil, NYX Cosmetics, Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit, Tarte lip products, Anastasia Beverly Hills eyebrow products, Urban Decay eyeshadow pallets & singles. Take 20% off glow from the inside out bundle+ with code BEAUTYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
8/2/202255 minutes, 35 seconds
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68: Why we should treat skin care like nutrition | Lara Devgan, MD, MPH, FACS

“Beauty should make you feel whole and better; it should never make you feel less or insecure. It’s really something for a plastic surgeon to tell you that beauty’s on the inside, but it’s true,” says Lara Devgan, MD, MPH, FACS, board-certified plastic surgeon and skin care expert. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Devgan about the science behind today’s most in demand ingredients, why we should treat skin care like nutrition, and how daily micro-decisions influence our skin.  Show notes -Follow Lara Devgan, M.D. & her skin care line Dr. Devgan Scientific Beauty -Read our Beauty Breakdowns -Research on the skin barrier -An overview of clinical data of retinoids -A review of topical vitamin C -Read more about topics discussed in the episode: Skin barrier function, skin longevity, retinol, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, mineral sunscreen, peptides, vitamin E, antioxidants for skin, addressing redness, how to hydrate the skin, types of wrinkles, types of facials, how stress affects the skin, how diet affects the skin. -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Dr. Lara Devgan Scientific Beauty Peptide Eye Cream, Niacin + Squalene Neck Firming Cream, SPF 47 Sun Shield, Extreme Lengthening Mascara Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
7/26/202239 minutes, 54 seconds
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67: What’s the deal with millennials & beauty? | beauty expert & writer Nikita Upadhyay

“I would never tell someone you ‘need’ this product. You should think critically about what you are using—really dive into what works for you. Does it work for your skin type, needs, the environment you live in, and how quickly your skin responds to something?” says beauty expert and writer Nikita Upadhyay. “You should never give into influence quickly.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Upadhyay about ayurvedic beauty traditions, favorite DIY products, and how to stop being “influenced.”  Show notes: -Follow Nikita Upadhyay -Purchase Roots To Radiance -Research about how long to use skin care products Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: gratitude, mental health and skin connections, vitamin C for skin, vitamin C serum, skin barrier, skin irritation, skin journaling, turmeric benefits, coconut oil for skin, DIY masks, hair oils, rose mist, cucumber, neem, minimize pores, sandalwood, retinol, salicylic acid, acne treatments, niacinamide, dehydrated skin vs. dry skin, toner, honey for skin.  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Sunday Riley Pink Drink Firming Resurfacing Essence, GOOPGENES All-in-One Nourishing Eye Cream, StriVectin Advanced Retinol Nightly Renewal Moisturizer. Sola Wave Advanced Skincare Wand with Red Light Therapy, RéVive Clarté Vitamin C Brightening Serum, Outset Firming Vegan Collagen Prep Serum Take 25% off vitamin D3 potency+ with code D3POD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
7/19/202251 minutes, 28 seconds
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66: How to feel more beautiful every day | Angela Jia Kim, skin care expert & author 

“How you treat your skin is how you treat your soul. And what I mean by that is both need nourishment, care, and love,” says skin care expert, brand founder, and former professional pianist Angela Jia Kim, whose book Radical Radiance recently launched. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with her about the role of rituals in her life, her journey to self-love, and why beauty habits can inform your overall well being.  Show notes: -Follow Angela Jia Kim & Savor Beauty -Book an appointment at Savor Beauty Spa  -Read her book Radical Radiance & explore more rituals at radicalradiance.com -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Essential oils, types of facials, facial massages, LED lights for skin, exfoliation, how to meditate, retinol, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin F, double cleanse, cleansing oils. -Shop products mentioned into this episode: Savor Beauty’s Kalahari Melon Cleansing Oil, Jasmine Milk Cleanser,Rose Toner, Quench Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Nourish Raspberry Seed Serum, Truffle Face Cream, Caviar Eye Cream Take 25% off glow from the inside out bundle+ with code BEAUTYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
7/12/202248 minutes, 26 seconds
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65: How to look younger for longer | Holistic plastic surgeon Shirley Madhere, M.D.

“Culturally, I come from a long lineage of healers, teachers, and artists. So I think it’s my place to be a leader in the healing arts. I also grew up in a family and a culture that believed in helping other people,” says board-certified plastic surgeon Shirley Madhere, M.D., the woman who coined the term holistic plastic surgery. “Through the science of beauty, you can help people and have a tremendous impact.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and mbg beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Madhere about her rules of beauty, why support systems are important, and how to look better for longer. Plus, who’s had "good work” done. Show notes: -Follow Shirley Madhere, M.D. and learn more about her practice -Listen to her podcast Forever Fab -Learn more about the holistic nutrition program with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition -Why support systems are important for recovery Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Vitamin C, retinol, hyaluronic acid, how diet affects the skin, what to eat for hydrated skin, sun care, how to hydrate skin Enjoy this episode of the Clean Beauty School Podcast, sponsored by Avocado’s new body + skin line. To learn more about their plant-based skincare, click here! Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
7/5/202251 minutes
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64: What does soil health have to do with your skin? | Alex McIntosh, Thrive Natural Care co-founder & CEO

“Being less bad doesn’t mean you’re doing good,” says Alex McIntosh, Thrive Natural Care co-founder & CEO. “We’ve done much damage to the earth, that being ‘less bad’ doesn’t work. We have to figure out a way to leave it better.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director & host Alexandra Engler chats with McIntosh about regenerative farming, how to supercharge skin health with antioxidants, and why we should all care about soil health.  Show notes: - Learn more about Thrive Natural Care - Read the story about our trip to Costa Rica  - Learn more about leading ecologist Alicia and Zaira Calle, who McIntosh worked with - Learn about regenerative farming methodology  - Research on degraded soil due to conventional farming  - Research on antioxidant properties of “stressed” plants - Read about topics mentioned in this episode: wild harvesting, the planet’s microbiome, vitamin E for the skin, antioxidants, sensitive skin, sun care.  - Shop products mentioned in this episode: Thrive BodyShield 50, Daily Defense Sunscreen Balm 50, Daily Sunscreen For Sensitive Skin, Skin Recovery Serum, Energy Scrub. Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Follow & DM the host on Instagram: @alex_engler_ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
6/28/20221 hour, 28 seconds
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63: How to tell a story through your makeup | makeup artist Delina Medhin

“I love telling a story when I’m working with a client: Is the hair speaking to the makeup? Are those speaking to the clothes? And is it all speaking to the energy of the person? Everything has to go because when you see all of it together, there can be this moment where you look at them and you're like, Wow," says celebrity makeup artist Delina Medhin. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, Medhin chats with host and mbg beauty director Alexandra Engler about undertones, playing with matte and dewy makeup, as well as finding your passion—and getting paid for it. Show notes: -Follow Delina Medhin & check out her work -Listen to Delina’s podcast It Takes A Village -Read up about the new treatment for alopecia  -Follow people mentioned in the episode: Franchesca Ramsey, Pat McGrath, Lottie, Dick Page, Charlotte Tilbury, Gucci Westman, Raisa Flowers -Read more about topics mentioned in the episode: No-makeup makeup, sunburnt blush, brow shapes, hydrafacial, undertones -Shop products mentioned in the episode: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, Aime Cole Skin-Enhancing Tint, Revlon Eyes Wide Open Mascara, Act + Acre Plant Based Hair Capsules, Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Bare, Jamie Makeup The Blilighter, One Size by Patrick Star, Exa Beauty High Fidelity Balancing Color Corrector, Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Remover + Cleansing Balm, Farmacy Whipped Greens, Act & Acre Scalp Detox Visit www.wellpeople.com and receive 20% off orders $50+. Redeem coupon code WELLPEOPLEXBEAUTYSCHOOL50 at checkout; discount will apply when your cart reaches $50. Code can only be redeemed once per customer. Offer is not combinable with other promotions or coupon codes. All Value Gift sets are excluded from this promotion. Offer is valid until 9/20/2022 at 11:59 PM PST.  Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
6/21/202255 minutes, 34 seconds
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62: The ultimate adult acne episode | board-certified dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, M.D.

"Healthy diet, healthy mind, healthy body means healthy skin,” says board-certified dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, M.D., Associate Professor of Dermatology and the Director of Cosmetic & Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Zeichner about all things adult acne. In this science-dense episode, they dive deep into the complicated causes of adult acne, why you need to address lifestyle and topicals, and why dirty skin is good skin.  Show notes: -Lear more about Joshua Zeichner, M.D. and follow his work -Check out Jori Skincare -Research on mental health and acne -Acne prevalence in the adult population  -2021 study on health care workers and acne  -How hormones influence adult acne -Research on stress acne -The connection between diet and acne, including dairy and acne Read more about topics discussed in this episode: Rosacea, adult acne, types of acne, inflammatory acne, period acne, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, stress acne, mental health and skin connection, skin microbiome, skin barrier function, phytosterols, hair thinning, oil control, omega 3 fatty acids for the skin, skin hydration tips, sunscreen, vitamin C serum, retinol, peptides, hydroxy acids. -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Jori Acne and Oil Control Primer & Daily Leave-On Acne Treatment Mask Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
6/14/202243 minutes, 43 seconds
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61: A NYT beauty reporter’s best recs | Bee Shapiro, beauty writer & brand founder 

“I think a lot about what role scent plays for us, and it really always comes back to the idea that scent should be a pleasure. Essentially it’s a product that should bring you joy, it should bring you escape, or should bring you those little moments of levity—because it's not a necessity,” says beauty reporter Bee Shapiro, writer for the New York Times and founder of the fragrance brand Ellis Brooklyn. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Shapiro on her beauty philosophy, favorite products, and why the fragrance industry has a reputation for being secretive.  Show notes: -Follow Bee Shapiro  -Read Shapro’s writing -Learn more about Ellis Brooklyn  -How our brains interpret scent -Research on scent and our mood -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: natural versus synthetic fragrance, scent and mood, clean fragrances, phytoceramides, hyaluronic acid, collagen supplements -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Ellis Brooklyn Myth Eau De Parfum, Ellis Brooklyn Sun Fruit Eau De Parfum, Ellis Brooklyn Salt Soothing Scented Body Oil, mindbodygreen chocolate beauty & gut collagen+, Thorne ResveraCel 60, Integrative Therapeutics Cortisol Manager, U Beauty The Barrier Bioactive Treatment, Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay-Pore Tightening Facial, Omorovicza Ultramoor Mud Mask, Omorovicza Cushioning Day Cream, Omorovicza Mineral UV Shield SPF Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
6/7/202256 minutes, 31 seconds
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60: The easiest way to decode your ingredient label | Sabrina Noorani, founder of ClearForMe

“The biggest surprise to me was the fact that at the core, there is no standard for how ingredients are labeled. So something as simple as vitamin C, which is a great ingredient that helps with so many things, there's 35 different synonyms for vitamin C. Fragrance has 32 different synonyms, formaldehyde has 12, gluten 27, and even water has over 60 different ways that it could be labeled—and it's water. How can a consumer be expected to find the right products for her and tailored to what she needs?” says Sabrina Noorani, founder of ClearForMe, a platform to increase ingredient transparency for brands and retailers. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Noorani about her experience as a beauty consumer, what people search for in formulas, and what ingredients she personally uses.  Show notes:  -Follow Sabrina and ClearForMe -ClearForMe’s trend report -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: cracks on lips, sensitive skin, retinol, retinol application tips, best retinols, skin longevity, eczema, mindfulness, sleep for skin, tips to help you fall asleep, waterless beauty. -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Silk Sleep Mask. Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
5/31/202239 minutes, 44 seconds
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59: The major hormone mistakes that are messing with your skin | Skin care expert Trevor Cates, N.D.

“When balancing your hormones, focus on the day-to-day. This is what I tell people: Don’t worry too much about an occasional exposure to an [endocrine disruptor] that you can’t control,” says skin care expert and naturopathic doctor Trevor Cates, N.D. But what you can do is think about the things you do on a daily basis, from the products and practices. Those are the things that add up.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Cates about the skin microbiome, how to balance your hormones, and what products are doing more harm than good. Show notes: -Learn more about Trevor Cates, N.D. and The Spa Doctor -Read her book, Clean Skin From Within -Watch her docuseries Hormones, Health & Harmony -Research on the season’s effect on hormones -Research on sex hormones and skin -How stress impacts skin -Research on the skin microbiome  -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Skin microbiome, pH of the skin, acid mantle, moisture barrier, skin barrier function, menstrual cycle and skin care, menopause and skin care, sleep and skin, stress and skin, gut microbiome, gut-skin connection, pre- pro- and postbiotics for skin, skin longevity, soil and our sleep, how to take a microbiome-friendly shower, toner, meditation, journaling. -Shop products mentioned in this episode: The Spa Doctor Cleanser Daily Essentials 4-Step Skin Care System Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
5/24/202248 minutes, 46 seconds
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58: Connecting with nature & skin longevity | Hillary Peterson, skin care founder 

“There is a very powerful industry voice that has taught us that if it hurts, if it tingles a ton, if it makes our skin red, then it must be working,” says Hillary Peterson, founder of True Botanicals, when talking about “anti-aging” products. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen’s beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Peterson chat about “the gift that is aging,” the skin barrier function, and why ingredient sourcing is so important for the health of the environment.  Show notes: -About Hillary Peterson & True Botanicals -Learn about Farmer’s Footprint -Check out Made Safe -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Skin barrier function, moisture barrier, exfoliation, antioxidants for skin, how to naturally boost collagen production, collagen-boosting routines, what to eat for collagen, skin longevity, wild harvesting, face oils. -Shop products mentioned in this episode: True Botanicals Ginger Turmeric Cleansing Balm, Clear Nourishing Cleanser, Chebula Active Serum, Vitamin C Booster Powder, Clear Pure Radiance Oil, Renew Pure Radiance Oil Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
5/17/202248 minutes, 45 seconds
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57: Hair removal mistakes, ingrowns & crepey skin | Board-certified dermatologist Tiffany Clay, M.D.

“You can have healthy, clear, beautiful skin and it's not by using a ton of products,” says board-certified dermatologist Tiffany Clay, M.D. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host & mindbodygreens beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Clay about all things body care—just in time for the warmer weather. A few of the hot topics discussed: hair removal (if you choose to do so), at-home lasers, ingrowns, and chest wrinkles.  Show notes: -Follow Tiffany Clay, M.D. -Research on how sun damage effects the skin  -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Backne, exfoliation on the body, how often you should exfoliate, crepey skin, chest wrinkles, neck wrinkles, orange peel skin, sugaring, waxing, shaving, ingrowns, razor bumps, strawberry legs, gentle cleansers, AHAs & BHAs, retinol body lotion, itchy skin, glycolic acid, KP, how to moisturize skin, essential oils, tea tree oil, mineral sunscreens, retinol, beauty sleep.   -Shop products mentioned this episode: Glytone Exfoliating Body Wash, Keys Soulcare Mind Clearing Body Polish, Bush Balm Bermuda Body Scrub, Bush Balm Nourishing Body Wash, Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream, Bush Balm Bermuda Dark Spot Treatment Oil, Glytone Age-Defying C+ Advanced Antioixdant Serum, SkinFix Barrier + Triple Lipid Peptide Cream, Olay Regenerist Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
5/10/202241 minutes, 29 seconds
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56: Heat styling mistakes & fixes | Sandra Lup, engineering manager of hair care at Dyson

“Hair styling is such a personal experience—we’ve talked with users around the world and they express the confidence they get from styling their hair,” says Sandra Lup, the engineering manager of hair care at Dyson. “Some say they don’t even step outside the house without styling.” In this episode of mindbodygreen’s beauty podcast Clean Beauty School, host and beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Lup about global styling trends, how to better protect your hair from damage, and why styling hair is important for overall self-esteem. They also get into the Dyson hair tool collection, and how to use specific products—including the new straightener.  Show notes: -Follow Dyson -Learn more about hair fiber structure -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: Hair damage, hair growth, frizz-control, hair types, type 4 hair, type 3 hair, type 2 hair.  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, Dyson Airwrap Styler, Dyson Corrale Straightener   -Enjoy this episode sponsored by Dyson! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: [email protected]. Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
5/2/202241 minutes
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55: Making clean beauty more accessible | Brook Harvey Taylor, founder of Pacifica Beauty 

“Beauty is about taking care of you,” says Brook Harvey Taylor, founder of Pacifica Beauty. In This episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen’s beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Harvey Taylor about the difference between cruelty-free and vegan, sustainable packaging, why the younger generation will lead us in the right direction, and why it’s vital to make sure clean beauty is available to anyone who wants to use it.  Show notes: -Follow Brook Harvey Taylor & Pacifica Beauty -Check out Pacifica Beauty products -Learn more about Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty™ -Read more about topics mentioned in this episode: vegan vs. cruelty free, slugging  -Shop products mentioned in this episode: Vegan Collagen Fluffy Lash Thickening & Lengthening Mascara -Beauty starts with making choices that align with your values, and Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty™ is here to guide the way. Visit ulta.com/conscious-beauty to re-inspire your beauty routine with products that benefit you and our world.​ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
4/25/202229 minutes, 47 seconds
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54: Debunking sustainability myths | sk*p founder Mark Veeder 

“It’s about passion, not perfection. If you you hold too high of a standard, people get turned off and think, Well I’m just one person,” says Mark Veeder, avid gardener, brand founder of sk*p beauty, and member of the Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty Advisory council. In this special episode about sustainability, we talk about packaging innovations, how ingredients play a role in the overall sustainability of a product, and why it’s so important to focus on small steps to reach the bigger goal. Show notes: -About Mark Veeder & sk*p beauty  -Learn more about Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty  -Read more about topics discussed in this episode: Skin microbiome, skin barrier function, honey benefits for skin, echinacea.   -Products mentioned in this episode: sk*p Hydrating Conditioner, sk*p Hydrating Shampoo, sk*p Face + Body Moisturizer, sk*p Face + Body Cleanser -Beauty starts with making choices that align with your values, and Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty™ is here to guide the way. Visit ulta.com/conscious-beauty to re-inspire your beauty routine with products that benefit you and our world.​ Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
4/18/202233 minutes, 29 seconds
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53: How to treat rosacea naturally | board-certified dermatologist Estee Williams, M.D.

“To care for the skin, you need to treat a person’s entire spectrum of needs,” says board-certified dermatologist Estee Williams, M.D. And nowhere is that more evident than when treating skin conditions and diseases, like rosacea. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Williams about the inflammatory skin disease, how to manage symptoms, and all the surprising foods that can cause flare-ups.    Show notes: -Follow Estee Williams, M.D. -National Rosacea Society  -General information on rosacea from the AAD -The new research on rosacea -Rosacea, mites, and the microbiome  -Surveys on rosacea triggers -Rosacea and self esteem  -Read more about topics discussed in this episode: Rosacea vs acne, mental health and skin, skin microbiome, skin barrier function, moisture barrier, sensitive skin, how to reduce redness, niacinamide, retinol, mineral sunscreens, zinc oxide, azelaic acid, hand creams, Manuka honey for skin    -Products mentioned in this episode: La Roche Posay Rosaliac AR Intense For Visible Redness, La Roche Posay Toleraine Double Repair Face Moisturizer, Paula’s Choice 10% Azelaic Acid Booster, Aveeno Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Bar, SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3, Vanicream Liquid Face Wash For Dry Sensitive Skin Take 25% off postbiotic body lotion with code BODYLOTIONPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
4/11/202249 minutes, 44 seconds
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52: Why do we love French beauty? | Alex Chantecaille, VP at Chantecaille Beauté

“For me, beauty has always been the feeling of being cared for. Those early memories of beauty were like a warm hug from grandma after a long, luxurious bath. As I got older, it was about playing with these beautiful things and makeup," says Alex Chantecaille, VP at Chantecaille Beauté. “It’s that balance between cared and health, but also this joy.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen’s beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Alex Chantecaille about growing up surrounded by the French beauty ethos, developing effective skin care formulas, and why the beauty industry must prioritize conservation.   Show notes: -Shop Chantecaille & follow along   -The brand’s conservation efforts -Learn about plant stem cells  -Research on hexapeptides -Learn more about palm oil & conservation efforts -Learn more about responsibly sourced mica from the Responsible Mica Initiative -About Extremophile Endurance Technology  -Research on “stressed out” plants -Topics mentioned in this episode: Minimalist beauty, sensitive skin, rose water for skin, skin barrier function, stressed out beauty, extremophile endurance technology, palm oil, benefits of walking, building collagen in the skin.  -Products mentioned in this episode: Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation, Gold Recovery Mask, Gold Recovery Intense Concentrate P.M. Serum, Bio Lifting Mask+, Pure Rosewater, Rose de Mai Cleansing Balm, Bio Lifting Serum+, Lip Potion, Bébé Collection, Bébé Camellia and Lavender Balm Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
4/4/202257 minutes, 45 seconds
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51: What is prejuvenation? | board-certified dermatologist Ava Shamban, M.D.

“Beauty is not frivolous — it is a vital part of well-being. So when you look at yourself and you look good, you feel better,” says board certified dermatologist Ava Shamban, M.D. In this episode of mindbodygreen’s beauty podcast Clean Beauty School, host and beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Shamban about in-office treatments, how you can rejuvenate your skin with lifestyle habits, and identifying (then enhancing!) your signature feature.  Show notes: -Follow Ava Shamban, M.D. & SkinFive -Try The Box by Dr. Ava -Read about the facial feedback hypothesis.  -More on exercise and skin and mitochondrial function  -Learn more about the Erbium YAG Laser, Clear & Brilliant Laser, Fraxel Laser, Softwave, Ultherapy, Botox  -Read more about the topics discussed in this episode: skin longevity, retinol, vitamin C, alpha-hydroxy acids, antioxidants for skin, eye creams, PRP, collagen, what to eat for your skin, beauty sleep, stress and skin, hyaluronic acid, sunscreen.  -Products recommended in this episode: AnteAGE® at Home Microneedling System, Call in: sayhi.chat/cleanbeautyschool Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
3/28/202246 minutes, 27 seconds
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50: Distorted beauty views & your mental health | Psychologist Chloe Carmichael, Ph.D.

“When practicing beauty routines, ask yourself: Is this really for me? Or is it coming from a negative space in which you feel you need to ‘fix’ yourself?,” says psychologist Chloe Carmichael, Ph.D. In this episode of Clean Beauty School,mbg beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Dr. Chloe about the beauty and mental health connection. Throughout the episode, the two discuss their own experiences with mental health and grooming, how beautifying rituals connect us, and how to spot when a beauty fixation is having a negative effect on your mood.     Show notes: -Follow Dr. Chloe -Read Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of Your Anxiety   -Research on mental health and skin connection. -Studies on personal grooming and perception.  -Grooming habit as a sign of depression.  -Research on acne & confidence.  -A study on botox & depression, our ability to feel emotions, and experience empathy.  -Studies on beauty and professional impressions.  -Walks and well-being.  -Read more on topics discussed in this episode: Yoga, mindfulness, mental health & beauty connection, self care rituals.     -Products recommended in this episode: Weighted vest, Laura Mercier Tinted Sunscreen, eyelash curler, mascara.   Take 25% off daily detox+ with code DETOXPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
3/21/202252 minutes, 37 seconds
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49: The oral health & beauty connection | biologic restorative dentist Gerry Curatola, D.D.S.

“They say that the eyes are the window to the soul. And I say that the smile is a window to the spirit. When you let out your joyful spirit and smile, people respond,” says biologic restorative dentist Gerry Curatola, D.D.S. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen’s beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Curatola about the oral microbiome, how your smile is key to how you look, and what we’re getting wrong about oral hygiene. Plus, we get into how proper breathing can affect your skin hydration—yes, really.  Show notes:  -Follow Dr. Gerry Curatola, D.D.S. and Rejuvenation Dentistry  -The Mouth-Body Connection by Curatola -Six Foot Tiger, Three Foot Mouth by Felix Liao, D.D.S.  -Learn more about Vivos -Research on the oral microbiome   -Read more about topics discussed in this episode: Full body microbiome, oral microbiome, nasal microbiome, breathing and skin, benefits of nasal breathing, mouth taping, natural teeth whitening, sulfate free toothpastes, vitamin C, coenzyme Q10, vitamin D3, vitamin E.  -Products mentioned in this episode: Revitin  Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
3/14/202254 minutes, 56 seconds
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48: Skin care snacks, peptides & staying hydrated | celebrity esthetician Natalie Aguilar

“A healthy skin routine is no different than a healthy lifestyle—they’re both meant to be practiced every day,” says celebrity esthetician and dermatological nurse Natalie Aguilar. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Aguilar about why it’s important to find your “skin care person,” what ingredients to use for what skin care issue, her favorite advice to give clients (hints: it’s about skin care snacks), and—of course—what she does on her own skin.  Show notes: -Follow Natalie Aguilar & N4 Skincare -Learn about eczema  -Read more about the topics discussed in this episode: types of acne, skin microbiome, pre-, pro-, postbiotics, how postbiotics work, how to stay hydrated, dry lips, hydrating the skin, vitamin C for skin, retinol, skin snacks, exfoliating, collagen, niacinamide, the skin barrier function, hair masks, LED lights, microcurrents, types of facials, the connection between mental health and skin, the best face washes, he best sunscreens, the best face creams.   -Products recommended in this episode: Biologique Recherche P50 PIGM 400, Biologique Recherche Lotion P50, Biologique Recherche Creme Dermo-RL, Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
3/7/202245 minutes, 18 seconds
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47: What is your scalp trying to tell you? | Trichologist Bridgette Hill

“There are so many beauty products to try, but ultimately you cannot avoid addressing your health,” says hair stylist, colorist, and trichologist Bridgette Hill, noting that the scalp and hair can be a key indicator for what’s happening internally. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Hill about hair loss, shampooing schedules, and why you need to check in with your scalp.  Show notes: -Follow Bridgette Hill & Root Cause Scalp Analysis   -Research on hair growth cycles -Studies on vitamin D and hair -Scalp conditions & hair growth  -Topics discussed in this episode: skin microbiome, hair loss, scalp inflammation, how to get healthy hair, vitamins and hair, Vitamin D, how often you should wash your hair, dry shampoo, silk pillow cases, co-wash, flakes, hair types, hyaluronic acid for hair, hair supplements, steam for the face.    -Products recommended in this episode: Dr. Barbara Sturm Skin Care Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
2/28/202252 minutes, 23 seconds
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46: How to actually use a microcurrent tool | skin care specialist Pooja Johari, M.S.

“Microcurrent is a very tiny electrical current that mimics your body’s own natural pulses. What that means is our brains use currents to communicate through our neurological pathways, where it’s constantly sending signals. What we're doing with this technology is mimicking those currents and delivering them to our facial muscles,” says biomedical engineer and holistic skin care expert Pooja Johari, M.S., founder of E7 Wellness, noting that this stimulates our muscles to act younger. “The thing is, the facial muscles can’t tell whether the signal is coming from the brain or this device.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler joins Johari on a deep dive into microcurrent technology—including red flags, what it actually feels like, and what to look for in skin care products.   Show notes: -Learn more about Pooja Johari, M.S. and E7 Wellness -Research on microcurrent for the skin -The role of ATP in the skin -Read more the topics discussed in this episode: microcurrent for skin, collagen in the skin, acne scars, glycerin, humectants in skin care, comedogenic & non-comedogenic ingredients, water-based serums, retinol, calming ingredients for sensitive skin, skin barrier functions, exfoliation routine, acupuncture benefits.  -Products recommended in this episode: MyoLift Q-T Device, Restore Conductive Gel.  Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
2/21/202250 minutes, 33 seconds
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45: Can beauty be part of your self-love journey? | esthetician, hair stylist, MUA Tiffany Lee 

“If you use them as tools for creativity, makeup, skincare, haircare, and wellness are all an act of love and self-care,” says beauty triple threat Tiffany Lee, who is a licensed esthetician, hair stylist, and makeup artist. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and mbg beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Lee about her self-love journey, what she wants to teach her daughters about beauty, and why you should free yourself to have fun with makeup.  Show notes: -Follow Tiffany Lee -Literature on vitamin C for skin.  -A study on infrared masks and skin.  -Research on breathwork.  -Read more about topics discussed in this episode: Toner & essence, body work and beauty connection, supplements for skin, over exfoliation, sunscreen application, skin barrier function, best foundations, combination skin, how to hydrate your skin, no-makeup makeup, retinol, vitamin C supplements, vitamin C benefits for skin, infrared masks, how to boost collagen, facial massage, breathwork, apple cider vinegar, gut microbiome, hyperpigmentation, oil cleanser, double-cleanse, healthy aging serums, vitamin C serums, tinted moisturizer. -Products recommended in this episode: Living Proof Frizz collection. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
2/14/202251 minutes, 44 seconds
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44: How to catch the light & master concealer | Beauty vet Bobbi Brown

“The more you realize that you are you, the more beautiful you become,” says Bobbi Brown, the iconic makeup artist, beauty industry vet, and founder of Jones Road. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Brown about her game-changing career, how the industry has changed over the years, her well-being must haves—plus the question we all want answered: How do you catch the light with your makeup?  Show notes: -Follow Bobbi Brown & Jones Road -Topics discussed in this episode: dehydrated skin, how to hydrate your skin, hydrating foods, supplements for dry skin, hyaluronic acid, phytoceramides, benefits of yoga, breathwork, benefits of walking, drinking enough water, mindful eating, coconut oil for makeup remover, micellar water.     -Products recommended in this episode: Jones Road Miracle Cream, Miracle Balm, The Mascara, The Face Pencil, Hippie Stick, mbg beauty & gut collagen+, Augustinus Bader The Cream Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
2/7/202248 minutes, 10 seconds
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43: Herbs for glowing skin & hair growth | Herbalist Rachelle Robinett

“Beauty is about us being as wholly ourselves as we can be. And in order to do that, there's a degree of being connected internally and externally" says herbalist and founder of Supernatural Rachelle Robinett. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Robinett about how plants can fuel our beauty routines, why you're probably practicing herbalism in your daily life (and not even notice it!), and what ingredients to look for. Show notes: -Follow Rachelle Robinett & Supernatural Herbalism  -Research on herbs and skin -Research on herbs for hair -Adaptogens, the sympathetic nervous system & inflammation -American Herbalist Guild  -Read more about topics discussed on this episode: Gut-skin connection, adaptogens, turmeric for skin, teas for skin, beauty sleep, toners, rosewater for skin, aloe vera for skin, vitamin C serum, retinol, skin microbiome, how often to wash your hair, when to wash your face when working out, micellar water. -Products recommended in this episode: Origins Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Treatment Lotion, Rowse, Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser, Laneige Water Sleep Mask, Sunday Riley C.E.O. Vitamin C Brightening Rich Hydration Moisturizer, Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes, NARS Lipsticks in Funny Face, Heat Wave, Jungle Red Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
1/31/202250 minutes, 50 seconds
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42: Why is everyone breaking out right now? | holistic esthetician Zaida Gordon

“You should find rituals that make you love taking care of your skin,” says holistic esthetician and acne specialist Zaida Gordon, founder of the acne clinic SkintegrityLA. “In my own personal routine, I do everything I recommend to my patients.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director & host Alexandra Engler chats with Gordon about all things acne—including diet, common mistakes, her favorite ingredients to apply topically, and why you can never scrub away your blemishes.  Show notes: -Follow Zaida Gordon & SkintegrityLA -Research on hormonal acne -The dairy-acne connection -How inflammation influences sebum production  -Read more more about the topics discussed in this episode: Hormonal acne, stress acne, inflammatory acne, types of acne, diet-acne connection, skin barrier, double-cleanse, how to layer products, retinol, how often you should exfoliate, mineral sunscreens, vitamin C. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
1/24/202251 minutes, 42 seconds
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41: How to get glowing skin for 7+ decades | Designer & wellness expert Norma Kamali

“I want to age with power,” says designer, author, and icon Norma Kamali. The wellness and beauty expert joins mbg beauty director Alexandra Engler in this episode of Clean Beauty School. In it, Engler and Kamali discuss how people can embrace their age, why she’s obsessed with olive oil, and why you’re most beautiful when you’re sweating. Plus, she even shares some dating advice—not bad for a beauty podcast.  Show notes: -Follow Norma Kamali -Check out her book I Am Invincible -Norma Kamali’s The Wellness Cafe, & skin care line  -Read more about topics mentioned in this: Keeping your skin hydrated, no-makeup makeup, olive oil for skin, Saturn’s return, sleep’s influence on skin, how to actually protect yourself from the sun. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
1/17/202248 minutes, 22 seconds
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40: All-time great product recs for the new year | special guest cohost Jamie Schneider, mbg associate editor 

In this special episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg associate beauty editor Jamie Schneider joins me as special guest host to talk about our new personal care line, product recs, and our 2022 new years goals. A must listen! Show notes: -Check out Jamie’s work on mindbodygreen.  -Learn more about our postbiotic body lotion & hand cream. -Read about the ingredients in our body care collection: pre and postbiotics, shea butter, aloe vera, moringa seed oil, coconut oil, squalene, coenzyme Q10. -Read more about topics covered in the episode: skin microbiome, skin barrier function, how the barrier relates to your overall health, cream blush resurgence, guide to brightening skin, maskne, how to layer products,  -Products recommended in this episode: Youth To The People Superberry Dream Cleansing Balm, Tatcha’s cleansers, Peach & Lily Glass Skin Serum, Grown Alchemist Instant Smoothing Serum, Savor Beauty Caviar Eye Cream, Glow Recipe Plump Plump Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer, Tatcha Indigo Cream, Alpyn Beauty Wild Huckleberry 8-Acid Polishing Peel Mask, Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser, Mara Algae Enzyme Cleansing Oil, Hyper Skin Hyper Even Brightening Dark Spot Corrector, Beautycounter Counter+ All Bright C Serum, Indie Lee Brightening Cream, Pipette Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50, Kosas Revealer Concealer, MD Solar Sciences, Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara, Tata Harper Cream Blush, Tower 28 Beach Please Lip + Cheek Cream Blush, Freck Beauty Cheekslime Lip + Cheek Tint, Tatcha Water Cream, Burt’s Bees Truly Glowing Gel Cream, Savor Beauty Truffle Face Cream, Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum Oil, JVN Nurture Deep Moisture Hair Mask Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
1/10/202259 minutes, 14 seconds
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39: How to achieve your skin care goals | Wellness & beauty expert Tatiana Boncompagni

“People who run marathons, write novels, start companies, they put their leggings on one leg at a time just like everyone else—you are more capable than you think you are,” says wellness, health, and beauty journalist and expert Tatiana Boncompagni, the founder of the organic meal delivery service Eat Sunny. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director Alexandra Engler and Boncompagni discuss strategies to stay motivated, why you need a support system, and all her best beauty purchases. Show notes: -Follow Tatiana Boncompagni & Eat Sunny -Check out mindbodygreen’s health coaching courses -Research on the mediterranean diet  -The difference between collagen supplements, gelatin & bone broth -More information on topics discussed into today’s episode: The gut-skin connection, developing habits, the circadian rhythm, the body work and skin connection, hormonal acne, female pattern hair loss, acne-safe sunscreen, best natural eyeliners, natural highlighters, double-cleansing method, hyperpigmentation, retinol & Retin-A, sebum on the T-zone, the best hyaluronic acid serums.    -Products recommended in this episode: Michael Todd Charcoal Detox Deep Pore Cleanser, ACZONE, Elta MD Tinted UV Clear SPF 46, Tizo sunscreens, ISDIN Mineral Brush Facial Sunscreen SPF 50, Tarte Cheek Stain, Cle de Peau Concealer, SkinFix Resurface+ Exfoliating Peel Pads, Pause Collagen Boosting Moisturizer, DefenAge 24/7 Barrier Balance Anti-Aging Cream, Dr. Lara Devgan Hyaluroniac Serum. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
1/3/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 59 seconds
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38: What treatments & ingredients are overrated? | celebrity esthetician Aida Bicaj

“You cannot stop your skin from aging—but what about aging gracefully?” asks celebrity esthetician Aida Bicaj. “I am 57, and I cannot look 35—nor do I want to try to—but I can look 5 years younger, because I’ve been paying attention to my skin from an early age.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Bicaj about skin longevity, overrated treatments, and what she does to keep her skin looking so bright and vibrant. Plus, her all time favorite product.  Show notes: -Follow Aida Bicaj. -Research on epidermal turnover -Dairy and skin connection. -Read more about the topics: skin purging, pores, menopause’s affects on collagen, skin barrier function, exfoliation, toners, face masks, face creams, healthy aging serums, gut health, the gut-skin connection. -Products recommended in this episode: Biologique Recherche Lotion P50. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
12/27/202148 minutes, 18 seconds
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37: How to simplify your makeup routine | Clean makeup artist Alexandria Gilleo

“We don’t need to over-complicate beauty. It can be something that we just do for fun," says global makeup artist and wellness influencer Alexandria Gilleo. In this episode of mindbodygreen's Clean Beauty School, beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Gilleo about how she preps skin for an effortless makeup application, easy holiday glam ideas, and not taking your beauty so seriously. Show notes: -Follow Alex & ZenDen -Research on genetics & lifestyle with aging.  -Democratizing longevity.  -Research on facial massage and guasha. -Studies on drinking olive oil & overall health.  -mbg recommendation roundups for products mentioned in this episode: Cream blush, creamy lipstick, concealers, tinted moisturizer, eyeliners, guasha stones, foundations, brow gel, mascara. -More in depth articles on topics briefly mentioned in this episode: how to stop under eyes from creasing, olive oil for skin, how to use a BeautyBlender, guasha & facial massage, ice rolling your face, rosehip seed oil, grapeseed oil, forehead wrinkles, RED light therapy.  -Products recommended: Glossier Cloud Paint, Wander On-The-Glow Blush & Illuminator, Ilia Multi-Stick Cheek & Lip, Ilia Limitless Lash Lengthening Mascara, IT Cosmetics CC Cream+, NuFace Microcurrent Device, Trilogy Face Oils, Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Face Oil, Pique Tea Matcha Green Tea Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
12/20/202156 minutes, 1 second
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36: Should you practice yoga with your face? | Fumiko Takatsu, founder of the Face Yoga Method 

"When I turned 30, I started buying expensive creams and started getting facials. And I felt almost like I was giving up my power over my own skin care, and I had to have somebody to do something for me. I didn't like the feeling—and wanted to take the control back," says skin care expert Fumiko Takatsu, founder of the Face Yoga Method. In this episode of mindbodygreen's Clean Beauty School, beauty director & host Alexandra Engler chats with Takatsu about healthy aging, facial symmetry, and how yoga can impact the face. Plus, we walk through a few poses and exercises to do at home. Show notes: -Follow Fumiko Takatsu & Face Yoga Method -Read up on face yoga.  -Read about the connection between acne and self confidence. -How yoga affects skin quality.  -Yoga’s many full-body benefits.  -Read about body work & the skin.  -For more information on topics discussed in this episode: Acne, beginner’s yoga, facial massage, collagen supplements.  Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
12/13/202149 minutes, 51 seconds
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35: Mastering a 5-minute face | actress, model, influencer & founder of maed Denise Vasi

“I’ve learned to take off that ‘hustler’ badge and instead value rest—it’s so important to listen to your body,” says actress, model, influencer, mom & founder of maed Denise Vasi. This true multi-hyphenate knows what it means to be busy, but she also knows how vital it is to care for yourself in meaningful ways. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host & mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Vasi about her skin care, makeup, nutrition, and self-care tips. Show notes: -Follow Denise Vasi & maed.  -The Clean Program -Research on how dairy affects the skin.  -Research on gluten & skin.  -Topics covered in this episode include: how food affects the skin, sweat & skin, SPF, intuitive skin care, guasha, LED lights, salicylic acid, tea tree oils, facial oils.  -Her go-to workout routines: P.volve, Peloton, dance cardio.  -Products recommended in this episode: mindbodygreen’s organic veggies+, Kosas Reveler Concealer, Saie Dew Balm, Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara.   Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
12/6/202157 minutes, 29 seconds
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34: What we’re getting wrong about mainstream skin care | triple-board certified dermatologist Mamina Turegano, M.D.

“I always try to emphasize to my patients that most of this skin care stuff is optional—don’t feel like you have to do all of these things to meet whatever standards of beauty are out there. The ultimate goal is only for you to feel comfortable in your own skin,” says triple-board certified dermatologist Mamina Turegano, M.D. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host & beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Turegano about her skin care steps, how her mom informs her beauty routine, and finding a balance between mainstream and holistic skin care. Show notes: -Follow Mamina Turegano, M.D., on Instagram & TikTok.  -Research on the gut-skin connection.  -The connection between psoriasis and the Mediterranean diet.  -Read more about topics covered in this episode: Apple cider vinegar, skin microbiome, dry brushing, vitamin D, skin care supplements, SPF, essence, zinc oxide, lactic acid, glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, cica cream, vitamin c, retinol, and eye concerns. -Her viral social media posts: banana peel face mask, onion skin tea, chi machine, and dry brushing. -Products recommended in this episode: Lumiere MD C Me Shine serum, SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic serum, Vichy LiftActive Vitamin C Brightening Serum, Elta MD Tinted Sunscreen, La Roche Posay Anthelios Mineral Tinted Sunscreen, Tatcha The Rice Polish, Philosophy Microdelivery Resurfacing Solution, UnderSkin Advanced Retinol Restorer,Augustine Bader The Cream, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Skin Firming Cream, RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream, Dieux Forever Eye Mask, and SkinCeutical Discoloration Defence. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
11/29/202152 minutes, 50 seconds
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33: Facial lymph care, massage techniques & topicals | holistic esthetician Britta Plug

“[When you do facial and neck lymph massage work] that’s where you can access the vagus nerve, which brings our body into parasympathetic states. So when we do this, we're talking about beauty, sculpting, clearing, brightening, and having that glow—but we’re also affecting our entire body,” says holistic esthetician and mbg collective member Britta Plug. “It makes sense why these beauty rituals feel so good!” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and mbg beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Plug about all things lymphatic drainage—from massage tips and movements to topicals.  Shown notes: -Follow Britta Plug -Listen to our dedicated guasha episode.  -Studies connecting breathwork and skin quality: How breathwork helps you enter a parasympathetic state, how it helps you deal with negative emotions, and how the Wim Hof method reduces inflammation.  -The Bean Protocol by Unique Hammond -Read more about topics discussed in this episode: lymphatic drainage massage, facial lymphatic work, breathwork, facial cupping, facial guasha, puffy eyes, facial oils for each skin type, the gut-skin connection, hormonal acne, oil cleansing.  -Plug’s product recommendations: Wildling’s Lumin Collection.  Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
11/22/202154 minutes, 10 seconds
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32: How to own your power & beauty | iconic model, actress & writer Veronica Webb

“I think it's really important for women to say their age, to be proud of their age, and to think of their age as an accomplishment,” says model, actress, writer, and beauty icon Veronica Webb. “It should be celebrated rather than something to be apologized for or hidden.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with Webb about her groundbreaking career, best skin care tips, how she raises her daughters to be confident, and feeling beautiful at any age. Show notes:  -Follow Veronica Webb -How to improve self-talk. -Read up on the ingredients & beauty topics covered in this episode: Manuka honey, coconut oil, DIY sugar scrubs, yogurt for skin.  -Follow her favorite wellness inspo: Tabitha Brown and Oz Garcia. -Webb’s regular workouts: 305 Fitness, Elektren, weighted hula hoop, Higher Dose -Brands recommend: Tatcha, DefenAge, Valmont   Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
11/15/202150 minutes, 22 seconds
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31: What causes gray hair, coloring tips & transitioning to silver | Hair stylist & colorist Christin Brown 

"You have the power to pick what serves you, and what no longer serves you," says hair stylist & colorist Christin Brown—and that includes hair color, we might add. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and mindbodygreen's beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Brown about transitioning to silver hair, how to color it (if you choose), product recommendations, plus why rosemary oil and adaptogens are some of her botanical go-tos. Show notes: -Follow Christin Brown. -How covid affected hair.  -Learn about rosemary and hair care.  -Foods & nutrients for hair growth & health.  -All about purple shampoos.  -Adaptogenic herbs for hair: Ashwagandha & shatavari. -Read about biotin and hair.  -Read up on gray hair: Growing out gray hair; disguising gray hair with highlights; plucking gray hair; root touch-ups; how to temporarily reverse gray hair.  -Products in this episode: Olaplex No. 4P Blonde Enhancer Toning Shampoo. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
11/8/202149 minutes, 7 seconds
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30: Eat your way to great skin | gut health expert Kellyann Petrucci, MS, ND

"Beautiful skin always starts with the gut," says Kellyann Petrucci, M.S., N.D. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host & beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Petrucci about the science behind the gut-skin connection, how inflammation harms the skin, and what you can eat for a glowing, youthful complexion. Show notes: -Follow Kellyann Petrucci, MS, ND. -Information on the gut microbiome. -Research on the gut-skin connection. -Learn about the skin microbiome. -Read about inflammation & collagen breakdown. -What oxidative stress does to the skin. -The link between sugar & collagen cross-linking.  -What to eat for glowing skin. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
11/1/202148 minutes, 8 seconds
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29: The best hair hacks we’ve ever heard | Hairstylist Matt Newman 

“Your beauty can grow, evolve, change, and take inspiration—but it’s got to come from you," says hairstylist Matt Newman, who has become one of TikTok's favorite hair experts and viral trend tester. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Newman about his best styling tips, finding your personal style, and easy hacks to get everything from more defined curls to better lift at the root. Show notes: -Follow Matt on TikTok and Instagram.  -Study on the reward response from compliments.  -mbg’s favorite purple shampoos.  -mbg’s favorite heat protectants.  -mbg’s sulfate-free shampoos.  -Read more about curl types—and take a quiz to identify yours. -More information on topics covered here: hair porosity, density, dry shampoo, heatless curls, how to use a diffuser, how to get more volume.    -Matt’s TikToks mentioned: Claw clips, getting more volume, heatless curls, his airdry hair care routine, diffuser tips. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
10/25/202155 minutes, 49 seconds
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28: How to uncomplicate your skin care routine | dermatologist Kavita Mariwalla, M.D. 

“My skin care philosophy is about meeting the person where they are at that point in their life; What you can do as a 25-year-old and what you can do as a 30-year-old with a newborn are very different things,” says board certified dermatologist Kavita Mariwalla, M.D. “It’s not about if you theoretically should use a 10-step routine, because if you can only manage two-steps why are we talking about the other eight? It’s about being practical.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, beauty director & host Alexandra Engler talks with Mariwalla about the problems with overcomplicating our skin care routines, what you actually should be doing daily, and busting some social media beauty trends. Show notes: -Follow Kavita Mariwalla, M.D.  -A basic explainer on your skin care routine order.  -Research on microneedling’s effect on wrinkles, skin’s appearance, and in-tandem with other in office procedures.   -Learn about what we mean by “actives”. -Learn more about the ingredients mentioned in this episode: Retinol, zinc, vitamin c, resveratrol, glycolic acid, caffeine, green tea, aloe vera, lactic acid, manuka honey, micellar water.    -Products recommended in this episode: Vichy LiftActiv Peptide-C Anti-Aging Ampoule Serum, IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Dullness Vitamin C Serum, Skinfix Resurface+ AHA Renewing Body Cream, Summer Friday’s Cloud Dew Gel Cream Moisturizer, Susanne Kaufmann Moisturizing Gel Line, Lumiere Line Smoothing Eye Cream, Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks, The Ordinary Caffeine 5% ECGS Depuffing Eye Serum, It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer.  Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
10/18/202155 minutes, 7 seconds
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27: How fascia affects the skin & how to care for it | Shalini Bhat DC, IFMCP, CFMP

“When our fascia and tissue is healthy, it is very resilient,” says fascia and lymph expert Shalini Bhat DC, IFMCP, CFMP, In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host and mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Bhat about the deep intricacies of our fascia, the ways in which it affects our skin, how to identify unhealthy fascia, and how to care for your own. A major bonus? They do a fascia and lymph-supporting facial massage tutorial. Show notes: -Follow Shalini Bhat. -Learn more about fascia.  -Foods to eat that can help you stay hydrated.  -Read up on the benefits of breathwork.  -Listen to the mindbodygreen podcast’s episode on clean water.  -Research about sleep & natural light.  Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
10/11/202156 minutes, 26 seconds
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26: A supermodel’s best beauty tips | Sports Illustrated & Victoria Secret model Emily DiDonato

“If you had asked me 10 years ago, if I thought that I was healthy, I would have told you 100%. Now looking back, I know that I was very much not healthy. But that was when health and wellness was totally all about the way it made me look—and had nothing to do with how I felt,” says supermodel Emily DiDonato. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler chats with DiDonato about her best skin care tips, what she eats to stay healthy, their mutual love of therapy, and DiDonato’s upcoming endeavors—including motherhood. Show notes: -Follow Emily. -Read about burnout and the pandemic as well as practicing micro-moments.  -Research showing that collagen makes it to the skin.  -Women who do pilates have better birthing experience.  -The vitamin C & collagen connection.  -Read up on squalane and vitamin E for hair.  -Emily’s product recommendations: Covey First Of All Cleanser, Next Up Vitamin C Serum, Last But Not Least Moisturizer, Pepette Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50, Oura Ring.  Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
10/4/202142 minutes, 28 seconds
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25: How to actually help damaged hair | Curly hair expert Sunny

"You really just have to build a relationship with your hair and listen to it. Learn what your hair needs and give it to yourself," says curly hair expert Sunny, founder of the wellness and hair salon Lumiere Vive. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host & beauty director Alexandra Engler chats with Sunny about bringing curls back to life, the problem with hot tools, how hormones affect your hair type, and her favorite products for damaged hair. Show notes:  -Check out Sunny and her salon Lumiere Vive. -How hormones affect curl & hair types.  -Read up on the causes of hair loss.  -How to make your hair grow faster.  -Using rice water for hair growth.  -Research on foods & nutrition for hair growth.  -Product recommendations: Mizani True Textures Moroccan Clay Steam Mask, Mizani 25 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner, Davines Oi Oil, Davines Oi Butter, Davines Solu Shampoo, Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Curl Enhancing Mousse, Olaplex, Aphogee Two-Step Protein Treatment, Denman brush, Image skin care.  Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
9/27/202141 minutes
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24: Why we all love to connect over beauty tips | Brooke DeVard Ozaydinli, host of the Naked Beauty Podcast

“Beauty seems surface level, but it’s something that once you start talking about you can get really deep on. If someone talks to me about a breakout on their skin, usually we end up talking about something that’s going on in their personal life. So it becomes this thing you can really build relationships around,” says Brooke DeVard Ozaydinli, host of the Naked Beauty Podcast. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler and DeVard chat about community building through beauty, how our relationships influence our sense of self, and the best word-of-mouth product recommendations. Show notes: -Brooke DeVard Ozaydinli’s Naked Beauty Podcast & Naked Beauty Planet. -How relationships can influence our self-esteem.  -Why people trust word-of-mouth recommendations.  -How to be an active listener.  -Products mentioned in this episode: Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen, Henry Rose Jake’s House, Kriegler No. 12, Odacite Hemp Seed + Seabuckthorn Omega Oil Face Cleanser, Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cleanser, Ranavat Brightening Saffron Serum, Black Girl Sunscreen. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected]
9/20/202154 minutes, 15 seconds
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23: Can beauty supplements actually do anything? | mbg director of scientific affairs Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., R.D.

“Like your stomach is not just a tube, your skin is not just a covering. Just because your skin is literally placed superficially, doesn’t mean you can treat it superficially,” says mbg director of scientific affairs Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., R.D. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, she chats with mbg beauty director Alexandra Engler all about the vast world of beauty supplements, common myths, how dietary choices help the complexion, and why her own health journey makes her grateful for her skin.* Show notes: -Listen to Ferira on the mindbodygreen podcast & learn more about her beauty supplement pet peeves.  -Check out mindbodygreen’s collagen beauty & gut collagen+ and cellular beauty+.  -Astaxanthin dosage study.  -How vitamin C & E work together for collagen synthesis and cross-linking.  -Learn about CoQ10 and autophagy.  -Data on astaxanthin in fish.  -Learn about skin barrier function.  -Myth busting about collagen supplementation.  -Ingredients we discussed: Collagen peptides, vitamin C, vitamin E, biotin, turmeric, broccoli seed extract, L-glutamine, hyaluronic acid, astaxanthin, pomegranate whole fruit extract, ubiquinol coenzyme Q10, and phytoceramides.    Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] Don’t forget to use the code BEAUTYPOD to save 20% off your first month when you subscribe to our beauty bundle+. Visit mindbodygreen.com/glow to learn more. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
9/13/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 50 seconds
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22: Why are we so attached to our hair? | McKenna Reitz, TedX speaker with alopecia universalis 

“Now I can finally walk past a mirror, stop, look at myself, and say, ‘I am enough. I am worth it.’ As women, that is sometimes the most difficult thing for us to be able to do. You have to repeat it and repeat it and repeat it until you finally believe it,” says teacher and TedX speaker McKenna Reitz, who has alopecia universalis. For Alopecia Awareness Month, Reitz joins mindbodygreen beauty director & host Alexandra Engler on today’s Clean Beauty School. In this episode, they talk about the emotional toll of hair loss, how to feel comfortable in your skin, and what’s on the horizon for those with the autoimmune condition.  Show notes: -Learn about alopecia.  -Our episode on hair loss. -The connection between alopecia and other disorders.  -Keeping track of hair shedding.  -How positive thoughts change brain plasticity.  -Learn about microblading your brows.  -Reitz’s beauty selects: Cardani Eyelash Glue, Ardell Wispies false eyelashes, John Renau wigs. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected]  Don’t forget to use the code VEGGIESPOD to save 25% off your first month when you subscribe to organic veggies+. Visit mindbodygreen.com/veggiespod to learn more. 
9/6/202156 minutes, 41 seconds
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21: Dos & don’ts of sustainable beauty | Kristy Drutman, founder of Brown Girl Green

“I feel like the beauty industry is failing society by not taking advantage of the opportunity to exhibit really strong leadership in this space. They should be leaders into a world where people can feel the best about themselves—not just for what they're putting on their skin, but the impact that they're making on the environment,” says eco-justice advocate and founder of Brown Girl Green Kristy Drutman. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host & beauty director Alexandra Engler and Drutman discuss how to spot “greenwashing” in beauty, climate change’s impact on our bodies and skin—as well as how to build a more eco-friendly routine.   Show notes: -Drutman’s Brown Girl Green.  -Reports on beauty waste: Stats on cosmetic production & waste and recycling stats. -DIY makeup & beauty, including masks, mascara, lipstick, and remover. -IPCC report & how to turn eco anxiety into action.  -The impact of ultraviolet radiation becoming stronger & climate change-induced skin sensitivities.  -Some of Drutman’s beauty recs: TerraCycle Loop program, forest bathing, Amika hair care. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected]
8/30/202147 minutes, 51 seconds
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20: Why is the EU so much better at beauty regulation? | Melanie Benesh, legislative attorney at the EWG

“The EU follows the precautionary principle, which means that they are not going to let a chemical onto the market until they have received a certain amount of data that it's safe. In the U.S. it's the reverse—so we have more of a philosophy that we assume something is safe until proven otherwise,” says Melanie Benesh, legislative attorney with the Environmental Working Group (EWG). In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host & beauty director Alexandra Engler discusses the state of the union on cosmetic regulation with Benesh. They discuss what’s holding the FDA back in regulation, what’s being done at the state level (a la California), the major problem with PFAS, and—yes—why the EU is just so much better at this than us.  Show notes: -Learn about the Senate's Personal Care Product Safety Act and the House’s FDA Cosmetic Safety and Modernization Act.  -Check out regulatory bills and initiatives in California and Maryland.  -Read up on the most recent PFAS study.  -When to toss your non-stick pans.  -Visit the EWG’s Skin Deep database. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected]
8/23/202146 minutes, 7 seconds
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19: Are you sabotaging your beauty? | Joy strategist Erica Lasan

“What actually makes you most beautiful is embracing what feels good. I find that the more work you have to put into trying to be something, it sucks the joy out of what it is that you're doing,” says joy expert Erica Lasan. “Especially being a black woman, my journey to beauty has really been a journey to self-love and acceptance.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host & beauty director Alexandra Engler and Lasan discuss pulling yourself out of the comparison spiral, doing what feels right, and finding joy in your own skin.  Show notes: -Erica’s JOYrney To Purpose. -Erica’s work on mbg about vision boards, parenting, and finding more joy in daily life.  -Research on TV exposure and self esteem.  -The science of gratitude & motivation, and how to create skin gratitude practice. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected]
8/16/202152 minutes, 24 seconds
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17: Can you heal your skin through spirituality? | healer Deborah Hanekamp (Mama Medicine)

“There are some rituals that are universal to the human experience. Many of these fall in the intersection of where beauty rituals meet spirituality: In these we're purifying our spirits, but we're also cleansing our skins,” says healer Deborah Hanekamp, (or, Mama Medicine). In this episode of mindbodygreen's beauty podcast Clean Beauty School, host and beauty director Alexandra Engler discusses the profound intersection of spirituality and beauty. In the episode they discuss, healing rituals, ancient traditions, and mindfulness tips—plus a few of Hanekamp's favorite skin care herbs and oils. Show notes: -Notes on the big business of self care and the future. -Read up on ayahuasca and the colonization of the ritual.  -Research on the skin-healing properties of clover.  -Studies on foot baths in sleep, energy levels, stress, and cortisol levels.  -Check out Hanekamp’s Skin Secrets  -Hanekamp’s beauty selects: May Lindstrom The Pendulum Potion, Max And Me I Am The Light Oil, Supernal Cosmic Glow Face Oil Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected]
8/2/202151 minutes, 39 seconds
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16: What even is holistic plastic surgery? | board-certified plastic surgeon Anthony Youn, M.D.

“Holistic plastic surgery is the idea that in plastic surgery, you look at the body as a whole picture—and you want to start with the basics. And the basics aren't Botox or facelift or breast implants. The basics are lifestyle, nutrition, exercise, and reducing the environmental toxins that you're exposed to,” says board-certified plastic surgeon Anthony Youn, M.D. “I really look at surgery as a valid option, but an option we have to consider as that last resort.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director & host Alexandra Engler and Youn discuss longevity, the problems with social media and traditional medicine, and preventive aging steps to take before considering going under the knife.  Show notes: -Learn about plastic surgery stats and zoom dysmorphia.  -Research on body dysmorphia.  -Research on L-arginine and wound healing.  -Anthony Youn, M.D. 's work on mbg about embracing alternative medicine. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected]
7/26/202153 minutes, 52 seconds
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15: Can natural ingredients be as effective as filler & botox? | dermatologist Macrene Alexiades, M.D., Ph.D., FAAD

“If you use natural and organic ingredients in your skincare, or even in your diet, you will in the long run, look better, healthier, and more beautiful than those who go for the quick fixes. Quick fixes and aggressive treatments may look good for a night, a week, or even a month or two. But If overused, they can damage the skin. And as the months and years go by, the skin can actually look worn and unhealthy. So you're far better served going with the healthy, organic plant ingredients that actually boost skin health and naturally repair damage,” says double-board certified dermatologist Macrene Alexiades, M.D., Ph.D., FAAD. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, host & mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler and Alexiades talk about skin longevity and the future of healthy aging products and treatments. And as Alexiades notes, “the future is now.”  Show notes: -Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. -Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery by Macrene Alexiades, M.D., Ph.D., FAAD.  -Reasons for collagen decline.  -Read about “baby botox” trend. -Try Macrene Actives. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
7/19/202158 minutes, 57 seconds
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14: The ultimate guasha episode | Debbie Kung, DAOM, LAc

“Guasha has been around for centuries, and in the East is seen as folk and family medicine—something that is passed down from generation to generation. And the reason it's been around for so long, and it's still around, is because it works,” says skin care expert Debbie Kung, DAOM, LAc. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen’s beauty director Alexandra Engler and Kung discuss guasha. The practice may be focused on the face in the West, but in the East it has been used on the body for centuries to help improve immunity, stress, and so much more. Listen in to hear Kung explain the history, how to create your own routine, and her must try products.  Show notes: -Studies about guasha, microcirculation & the skin.  -Learn about the lymphatic system. -Making synthetic sebum.   -Studies on body guasha and the inflammatory & immune response & musculoskeletal pain. -A case study on using guasha to help Hepatitis B.  -See our favorite guasha stones.  -Kung’s beauty recommendations: Essentialist Inc. Gua Sha Tools, Essentialist Inc. Daily Renewal Facial Oil, The Ordinary Organic Cold-Pressed Rosehip Seed Oil. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected]
7/12/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 18 seconds
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13: What we’re getting wrong about sunscreen | George Zaidan, science writer

“If the only advice you’re saying to someone is to wear sunscreen and ignore the rest, that might be a little problematic,” says science journalist George Zaidan. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, beauty director Alexandra Engler and Zaidan discuss the many misconceptions we have about sunscreen, what your SPF labels truly mean, and how real user behavior throws a wrench into the works.  Show notes: -Zaidan’s book, Ingredients: The Strange Chemistry of What We Put in Us and on Us. -Australian study showing daily sunscreen use is associated with a lower risk of skin cancer. -A report showing benzene contamination in a large number of sunscreens. -A study showing SPF 100+ is more protective against burns than SPF 50+. -Research stating nearly half of sunscreens in the U.S. don’t live up to their SPF numbers. -FDA 2019 report requiring additional investigation for 12 common sunscreen ingredients. -A study stating advertising intentional sun exposure represents a form of abuse.  -Product recommendations for Zaidan: Rahua’s Classic Conditioner, Odele’s Smoothing Conditioner, Osmia’s Rose Clay Facial Soap, Ethique’s Bliss Bar, and Oars + Alps Moisturizing Bar Soap. -mbg article on the difference between physical and chemical sunscreens. -mbg article on the difference between UVA and UVB rays. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected]
7/5/202147 minutes, 45 seconds
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12: Your skin on stress | Dermatologist & psychiatrist Amy Wechsler, M.D.

“When a patient comes in, I sit down with them and ask all about their stress, sleep, relationships, work, exercise, and sex lives. Usually they’ll be confused and say ‘Oh, I’m here for a skin thing,’ but a lot of people are walking around with undiagnosed and therefore untreated disorders, and we need to start there,” says double board certified dermatologist & psychiatrist Amy Wechsler M.D., one of the handful of physicians in the country with both certifications. “Research shows that when people go to the doctor, even more than looking for a diagnosis—they are looking to be heard. It’s important that we listen to them.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodgyreen’s beauty director & host Alexandra Engler and Wechsler discuss the immediate and long-term consequences of chronic stress on the skin—plus, her go-to solutions.   Show notes: -Read up on the brain-skin connection.  -Understanding how brain & skin cells develop.  -Learn about the benefits of sex for skin.  Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected]
6/28/202138 minutes, 20 seconds
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11: How being type-A can hurt your skin | Perpetua Neo, DClinPsy

“It’s about creating a mental framework that removes you from needing to be perfect to being OK with being good enough,” says Perpetua Neo, DClinPsy, who specializes in helping executives, perfectionists, and type-A individuals. In this episode of mindbodygreen’s beauty podcast Clean Beauty School, beauty director Alexandra Engler and Neo discuss how being a perfectionist can set you back in your skin care goals, as well as how to set beauty boundaries in a world of social media influence and unattainable expectations.  Show notes: - Read up on some of Neo’s work on mindbodygreen: cognitive photoshop, perfectionism and beauty, and forming habits.  - Research on the increase in perfectionism in younger generations, and the unrealistic standards or academic and professional achievement, how they should look, and what they should own.  - Research on social media and anxiety. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected]
6/21/202154 minutes, 57 seconds
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10: Is “clean beauty” problematic? | beauty expert & journalist Jessica DeFino

“I wish clean beauty would care about toxic beauty standards the same way it cares about toxic beauty ingredients. Because when you look at the physical and mental harm caused by beauty standards versus beauty ingredients, there's no contest: Beauty standards are so destructive to our psychological harm and to our physical bodies,” says beauty expert & journalist Jessica DeFino. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, beauty director Alexandra Engler and DeFino discuss beauty standards, how to define clean (if you can), and how to help your skin—no products necessary.  Show notes: -Read up on recycling shortcomings.  -Why we are drawn to beauty.  -Connecting beauty standards to mental health issues. -How meditation can improve your skin barrier.  Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
6/14/202155 minutes, 41 seconds
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9: Best clean makeup products for any skin type | clean & celebrity makeup artist Katey Denno

“I always felt like if you can do better for yourself and the planet, why not? And now the clean beauty industry is freaking fantastic now, there’s no reason not to try,” says former social worker, clean beauty expert, and celebrity makeup artist Katey Denno. “Now I would never in a million years suggest that it's fine if you don't have clean beauty skincare, and to just grab anything that's not clean. The clean market is so big—you can find anything you need.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler and Denno talk about how to clean up your beauty routine, Zoom and social media dysmorphia, and their favorite makeup recommendations.  Show notes: -Read our report on Zoom dysmorphia—and how to deal with it.   -The rise of clean beauty during COVID.  -Research connecting acne and psychological distress.  -Research on endocrine disruptor exposure and mascara.  Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
6/7/202155 minutes, 26 seconds
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8: The science of scent | Mindy Yang, fragrance expert

“The sense of smell is processed differently than any other sense. You actually experience the sense of smell—it triggers our emotions and the memories—before you're able to actually process it,” says fragrance expert, reiki healer, and founder of Perfumerie Mindy Yang. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler and Yang discuss the scientific reason we’re all so enamored with scent, how to decode perfume notes, and the modern world of functional fragrance.  Show notes:  -Read all about the limbic system, scent, memory, and motion.  -Studies on lavender and blood pressure; studies on vanilla and citrus.   -Learn more about chakras. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected]
5/31/202151 minutes, 18 seconds
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7: What you need to know about hormones & your skin | Dermatologist Keira Barr, M.D.

“When you follow quick fixes [from social media], you wind up spending a lot of time, energy, money, and resources on things that may not work for your individual case. And I think it's so valuable to understand you are unique—we have a lot of similarities, but your particular situation may not fit neatly into a box,” says board-certified dermatologist and hormone expert Keira Barr, M.D. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen’s beauty director Alexandra Engler and Barr discuss the many ways hormones affect your skin, why it happens, and why there is no one-size-fits all solution.  Show notes:  -Learn about collagen types, specifically type III collagen and how it declines with age.  -Research linking progesterone to skin elasticity.  -Read up on endocrine disruptors with a few to look out for. -Explainers on using both vitamin C and vitamin E topically.   Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected]
5/24/202142 minutes, 47 seconds
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6: The hidden causes of hair loss | Raechele Cochran Gathers, M.D., dermatologist & hair loss expert 

“Hair loss can be so traumatic for women—it's so stressful. This becomes a vicious cycle because stress can worsen hair loss,” shares board-certified dermatologist and hair care expert Raechele Cochran Gathers, M.D. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen Beauty Director Alexandra Engler and Cochran Gathers discuss hair loss causes, if regrowth is possible, and how to care for your scalp naturally.  Show notes: -Surveys regarding hair loss during quarantine and for COVID-19 survivors.  -Vitamin D’s impact on the hair follicle.  -Research connecting pollution to hair aging.  -Try tea rinses for hair growth. -A study connecting caffeine with hair growth.  -The use of PRP for hair loss treatment.  -A study connecting hair massages to hair regrowth.  Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
5/17/202144 minutes, 56 seconds
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5: Signs your beauty product isn’t doing anything | Krupa Koestline, clean cosmetic chemist 

“I would really hope that we evolve as a sector to get to a point where the consumer doesn’t feel that they need to read the ingredient list to make sure that their product is safe,” says clean cosmetic chemist Krupa Koestline—but in the meantime? There’s a lot to learn. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler and Koestline discuss how to decode your ingredient list to make sure both it’s safe and effective—with tips like why alcohols aren’t always bad, how to interpret ingredient order, and why she thinks user behavior should influence formulations.   Show notes: -Read up on what “actives” are in your formulas.  -Learn about ethical concerns around mica mining & how you can help.  -Learn more about endocrine disruptors.  -For her favorite effective ingredients, look for these on your ingredient lists: vitamin C derivatives like tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate & aminopropyl ascorbyl phosphate, niacinamide, and polyhydroxy acid.  Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected]
5/10/202147 minutes, 5 seconds
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4: How your word choices can affect your skin | Hayley Wood, holistic esthetician

“If somebody is really upset about their fine lines, wrinkles on their forehead, or the lines around their mouth, I'm like, ‘OK, so you smiled a lot and you were thinking a lot. When did that ever hurt you to be thoughtful, laugh, and to express yourself?” says holistic esthetician Hayley Wood. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director Alexandra Engler and Wood discuss how we talk about the way we look—and how that can dramatically change the ways we treat it.  Show notes: -Research about body positivity and body neutrality.  -Survey about our perception of the ideal age.  -Global poll about how women describe themselves.  -How to develop a skin gratitude practice. -Why you should use enzyme masks in the shower. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] 
5/3/202154 minutes, 58 seconds
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3: The complicated case of essential oils & treating sensitive skin | Tata Harper

“Sometimes we just need to stop. Stop to see what's happening. Is my skin getting better? Is my skin getting healthier? Do I feel that my skin is getting stronger and more resilient?” says natural skin care expert and brand founder Tata Harper. In this episode sponsored by Tata Harper Skin Care, beauty director Alexandra Engler and Harper talk about taking a skin care diet, extremophile endurance technology, and her difficult decision to skip essential oils in her latest collection, Superkind.  Referenced in the episode: - Shop Tata Harper’s Superkind Collection. - The 26 common allergens regulated by the European Union,  - Market research on the average woman’s cosmetic consumption habits. - Research about minerals in skin care. - Research on Butterfly Pea Tea.  Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] mbg podcast listeners can use the code MBG20 to receive $20 off your first full-priced order of $100 or more on tataharperskincare.com. Valid thru May 31, 2021.
4/26/202150 minutes, 50 seconds
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2: Why we need to start treating our skin like an organ | Whitney Bowe, M.D.

“In traditional medicine, doctors are there to put out fires. But if we take a step back and educate people how to care for their skin in a prophylactic way, you can not only help with accelerated aging—but perhaps stop people from developing certain skin conditions later,” says our guest, mindbodygreen collective member and board-certified dermatologist Whitney Bowe, M.D. In this episode, we dive into your skin as an organ, it’s barrier function, and many ways modern lifestyles may be hurting it—plus, how to watch out for tricky marketing claims around biome-friendly products.   Referenced in the episode: - Study showing around 60-70% of women and 50-60% of men report having sensitive skin. - Study showing pH of skin fluctuates between 4.7 and 5.75. - Study showing skin microbiome plays an important role in immunity and overall health. Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected]
4/19/202147 minutes
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1: Why clean beauty is more important than ever

“There is no product that can replace the simple act of taking care of yourself,” says our host, beauty director Alexandra Engler. In this premiere episode of mindbodygreen’s Clean Beauty School podcast, she explains the current state of clean beauty, how we define these buzzy terms, and what you can expect from our leading-edge, layered conversations. Join us every Monday to see beauty behind the curtain.  Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected]
4/14/20217 minutes, 1 second
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The Clean Beauty School Trailer

Introducing our new beauty podcast from mindbodygreen, the leading brand in health and well-being. Hosted by mbg’s beauty director, Alexandra Engler, Clean Beauty School explores the intimate and intricate relationship between beauty and wellness, including physical, mental, environmental, and spiritual health. Tune in every Monday for thoughtful, critical conversations with top experts and up-to-date info on clean beauty’s most pressing topics.  Comments: [email protected] Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected]
4/7/202146 seconds