Sep 20, 2020
Chris and Jonathan interview Jen Novakovich, a science communicator and cosmetic chemist, on everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the safety and efficacy of cosmetics and over-the-counter beauty products… and the drivel you need to be warned against.
2:03 Jen’s career path
4:20 Reversing the signs of aging
7:21 How much should you pay for a moisturizer?
9:37 The regulation of therapeutic claims
13:02 Topical vitamin C or niacinamide?
15:24 Hyaluronic acid or glycerin
16:55 Snail mucin
18:26 Coenzyme Q10
19:32 Tea extract
21:09 Sunscreen and its detractors
25:15 It’s the dose that makes the poison
27:00 How sensitization can lead to skin allergy
35:56 The issues with the clean beauty movement
38:00 Animal testing
42:10 When should you throw out makeup?
45:21 Lipsticks and sunscreen
46:48 Can lip balm cause a dependence?
51:20 The new hand sanitizers
53:26 Toxic sanitizers recalled
* Theme music: “Fall of the Ocean Queen“ by Joseph Hackl.
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1) Jen Novakovich’s Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/theecowell/
2) Jen Novakovich’s podcast: https://www.theecowell.com/
3) Hand sanitizers recalled by Health Canada: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/73385a-eng.php#affected-touches