Chemist Confessions
2022 Things you may not know about sunscreens | CC Podcast S3 EP 7

2022 Things you may not know about sunscreens | CC Podcast S3 EP 7

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.

Cosmetics & the Environment | CC Podcast S3 EP 6

Cosmetics & the Environment | CC Podcast S3 EP 6

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!

2022 A Sunscreen Primer for the Warmer Months | CC Podcast S3 EP5

2022 A Sunscreen Primer for the Warmer Months | CC Podcast S3 EP5

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?

2022 Antioxidants Update | CC Podcast S3 EP 4

2022 Antioxidants Update | CC Podcast S3 EP 4

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.

Scrap meat! What’s up with azelaic acid derivatives and encapsulation? | CC Podcast S3 EP 3

Scrap meat! What’s up with azelaic acid derivatives and encapsulation? | CC Podcast S3 EP 3

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?

Bakuchiol! Actual science behind this ”gentle retinol alternative”? | CC Podcast S3 EP2

Bakuchiol! Actual science behind this ”gentle retinol alternative”? | CC Podcast S3 EP2

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!

Kicking off 2022! New year, new skincare routine!| CC Podcast S3 EP 1

Kicking off 2022! New year, new skincare routine!| CC Podcast S3 EP 1

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!

#31: 2021 Year End Episode! AHA Review & Winter Kits

#31: 2021 Year End Episode! AHA Review & Winter Kits

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?!

#30: Eye Creams & Our New DOUBLE PLAY

#30: Eye Creams & Our New DOUBLE PLAY

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!

#29: Moisturizers & Dry Skin

#29: Moisturizers & Dry Skin

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!

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