Chemist Confessions
#20: The Troublesome World of Botanicals

#20: The Troublesome World of Botanicals

April 18, 2021

There... are... just... so... many... extracts. In this episode, chemists Gloria and Victoria talk about why plant-y ingredients are hard to talk about over a few cans of Kirin Ichiban. They cover some of their favorite botanicals with surprisingly interesting clinical studies, and trendy ingredients such as grape and green tea!

#19: An Acne Update

#19: An Acne Update

March 29, 2021

It's high time the chemists, Gloria & Victoria, gave a quick acne update! Are we any closer to solving acne for good? Over some hot toddy concoctions, they discuss OTC topicals, if diet plays a part, and things to keep in mind in an acne-fighting skincare routine.

#18 The Other Acids (… but really tranexamic and azelaic acid)

#18 The Other Acids (… but really tranexamic and azelaic acid)

March 12, 2021

Chemists Gloria & Victoria realized that they spend so much time talking about AHAs glycolic and lactic acid, they've neglected all the other great acids of skincare. So in episode 18, they decided to put the spotlight on tranexamic and azelaic acid over a few beers.

#17 Vitamin C Derivatives… who reigns supreme!

#17 Vitamin C Derivatives… who reigns supreme!

March 1, 2021

Chemists Gloria and Victoria have seen a huge amount of new vitamin C derivative products on the market recently! So in this episode, they sit down to talk about their favorite and least favorite vitamin C derivatives over a few cans of good ol' white claw.

#16 Your skin barrier function…and what works!

#16 Your skin barrier function…and what works!

February 12, 2021

Chemists Gloria and Victoria pinky promise that this is the year of consistency when it comes to podcasting. In the second episode of 2021, they talk all about skin barrier function: what it is, why is it important, and what ingredients actually work?

#15 Everything Anti-Aging

#15 Everything Anti-Aging

January 28, 2021

Chemists Gloria and Victoria return to podcasting over a few much-needed drinks. Let's kick off 2021 with all things anti-aging. What are some of the tried-and-true age prevention products? Do collagen supplements really work? What about the mystical world of peptides?

#14: Let’s Screen Those Sunscreens

#14: Let’s Screen Those Sunscreens

June 22, 2020

With a home concoction of vodka and green tea, the chemists, Gloria and Victoria, tackle the confusing world of sunscreen. They discuss how to choose sunscreens for your skin type, talk about all the sunscreen format, troubleshoot texture and white cast issues, and talk about the hangingfly. Let's get your skin prepped for that sunshine!

#13: We’re Back!…and It’s Summer!

#13: We’re Back!…and It’s Summer!

May 26, 2020

With a few beers in hand, the chemists, Gloria and Victoria, finally reunite and jump into summer routines. They discuss how to tweak routines for hotter weather, what self-care moves they recommend, talk about all the skincare news, and give the little peacock spider a little spotlight. We're back guys!

#12: A Chat About Acids over Coffee…Beer!

#12: A Chat About Acids over Coffee…Beer!

February 25, 2020

With coffee-infused beers in hand, the chemists, Gloria and Victoria, go through a review of chemical exfoliating acids: AHAs, BHA, and PHAs! It's a whole alphabet party to help everyone obtain/maintain that smooth, glowing skin. Additionally, they also discuss the latest skincare news, share their acid mishaps, answer some questions, and admire the very grumpy looking harpy eagle.

#11: Alcohol and Sunscreen Filters in the Bloodstream

#11: Alcohol and Sunscreen Filters in the Bloodstream

February 9, 2020

With makeshift cocktails in hand, the chemists, Gloria and Victoria, discuss the latest update from the FDA's sunscreen filter absorption study. All tested chemical filters were found to be over the recommended safety threshold for blood absorption. What does this mean for the US sunscreen industry and what does this mean for us as sunscreen users? Additionally, they also discuss the latest product launches, answer some questions, and give the bagworm moth a little spotlight. 

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