July 21, 2022
There are just so much to talk about for sunscreens! Let's talk application quirks, different sunscreen "formats", sunscreen absorption, expiration dates, and how to store sunscreen.
Oh! And let's talk about La Roche Posay's new UVMune 400 technology.
June 9, 2022
Sustainability is such an important topic for our generation... but it's also very complicated. In this episode, chemists Gloria and Victoria cover an overview of different facets of sustainability issues that the beauty industry faces - from ingredient sourcing, to manufacturing footprints, and packaging. It's not an easy topic with no clear solutions, but still important to have a status update for everyone!
May 5, 2022
It's getting warmer out finally! So let's revisit sunscreens. Before diving into any sort of new science, new launches, new testing - let's make sure we all of our sunscreen fundamentals down pat! What do SPF values really mean? Is higher better? What's up with the "PA++" notations we see on packaging? Should I decode that ingredient list?
April 12, 2022
In episode 4 of 2022, the chemists, Gloria & Victoria, decided that it's time to revisit antioxidants. It's a vast and messy world! So how are antioxidants tested in skincare? And why are we STILL talking about vitamin C? They checkout new launches, talk salad skincare claims, and put the spotlight on the fashionistas of the ocean, crabs.
March 16, 2022
In episode 23 of 2022, chemists Gloria & Victoria dive into important topics that don't quite fill out a whole episode - what is up with azelaic acid derivatives and encapsulation?
February 24, 2022
Sorry we were a bit late this week!
In episode 2 of 2022, chemists Gloria & Victoria takes a closer look at the ever so popular gentle, plant-based retinol alternative bakuchiol. So is there actually any science behind this molecule? Who can benefit the most from bakuchiol? Check out this episode!
February 3, 2022
Okay... we're a little late... but happy new year everyone! With the new year of course, it means we have to revisit skincare routine building fundamentals. So check out this episode if you're thinking of tweaking (or nuking) your routine... and learn what counts as a beautiful camel!
December 24, 2021
We made it through 2021! In this episode, Gloria & Victoria celebrate the year-end with old fashioned in hand. This episode was all about an update to the chemists' favorite chemical exfoliants and how to shop for them, celebrating fellow entrepreneur friends, re-living some favorite 2021 moments, and ... termite love life?!
December 3, 2021
You probably have a few questions about eye creams. Well so do we! The chemists, Gloria & Victoria, discuss eye creams, if they're actually helpful, and if there's any data behind eye cream ingredients! We also had a mini celebration for a new launch that's been 2 years in the making -- Double Play! Cheers guys!
October 29, 2021
Colder weather means all our focus turns to wrangling in dry skin. In this episode, Gloria & Victoria, discuss why keeping skin moisturized should be the first thing to figure out before tackling the other skin concerns and how to build your moisturizer strategy. See ya dry patches!