Episodes
“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,...
Published 06/14/21
“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...
Published 06/07/21
“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...
Published 05/31/21
“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...
Published 05/24/21
“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...
Published 05/17/21
“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...
Published 05/10/21
“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...
Published 05/03/21
“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,...
Published 04/26/21
“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...
Published 04/19/21
“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]
Published 04/14/21
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:...
Published 04/07/21