Welcome to Green Beauty Conversations, the podcast that challenges you to think about how you buy, use, make and sell your natural beauty formulations. Our host Lorraine Dallmeier, CEO of online organic cosmetic science school, tackles topics that will make you think and encourage debate about green beauty with your friends, followers or customers. Listen to the Green Beauty Conversations podcast and become part of the global green beauty movement.
Raw beauty skincare can be bundled with on-trend beauty niches such as clean beauty, green beauty and even blue beauty. It is a subset of these but takes a unique approach to formulation which starts at the beginning of a product's lifecycle with the sourcing of ingredients. Our podcast guest Nadine Artemis, founder of Living Libations, has spent 25 years making raw beauty her mission. She defines her raw beauty skincare philosophy and approach to podcast host Lorraine Dallmeier.
Dec 22, 2020
Do natural deodorants work? If you have tried natural deodorants and been disappointed by their performance in combating sweat and body odor, then this episode of Green Beauty Conversations will be a real eye opener. Today's taboos and societal conditioning have put paid to us broaching the subject of sweat in a reasoned way. To unpack the discourse on sweat, shame & body image, we speak to Ada Juristovski, co-Founder and CMO of Nala Care, a natural, personalised deodorant brand based in Vancouver, Canada.
Nov 17, 2020
Do small, indie beauty brands have the capabilities to build sustainability into their businesses and make a profit? While big beauty companies may have the cash to splash on reports and in publicising their sustainability credentials, there are plenty of opportunities for indie beauty to make a difference. In this episode of Green Beauty Conversations, we discuss why the beauty industry is perhaps tackling sustainability from the wrong perspective and where indie beauty brands can have an edge.
Oct 28, 2020
It's a first for this podcast to talk about green makeup, but behind the scenes, our research and development team is working on an organic makeup formulation course. A question we asked at the start of our R&D was whether green makeup could take on mainstream colour cosmetics as a viable alternative? Our two expert panelists in this episode - one a green makeup entrepreneur and brand owner; the other an accomplished makeup artist and blogger - respond to the criticisms leveled at green colour cosmetics.
Oct 8, 2020
You've heard of green beauty, you've heard of clean beauty, but have you ever heard of blue beauty? In the last 12 months, the beauty industry has started to talk more about environmental sustainability and one of the new terms that has emerged is Blue Beauty. Formula Botanica interviews Jennie Jarnot, founder of Beauty Heroes which has set up its 'Project Blue Beauty'. In this episode, we bring you the low-down on blue beauty, how it differs from green beauty and what it means for brands and consumers.
Aug 25, 2020
Do you think that safe beauty is a credible term or are some industry players simply trying to play on people’s fears? Would you buy a formulation labelled as ‘safe’ or do we as consumers simply expect all beauty products to be safe? And do you agree with us that safe beauty is the latest industry buzzword we should all resolutely ignore and move on from? In this podcast the Formula Botanica team delve in to the issues surrounding the latest industry buzz word.
Jul 30, 2020
Indie beauty brands are taking over the beauty sector. With tens of thousands of small brands globally, there is simply no doubt that they are swallowing up a percentage of the global beauty sector which traditionally might have gone to the mainstream giants. Shoppers are increasingly looking to support small, local businesses and often place a greater degree of trust in a founder-led brand.
Jun 25, 2020
Is the cosmetics industry ready for disability friendly beauty? We've been pondering this question for a while and decided to convene an expert panel to discuss the topic of disability friendly beauty in our latest Green Beauty Conversations podcast episode.
May 19, 2020
In today’s In Conversation with Formula Botanica podcast episode, we are talking carbon neutral beauty and the environmental impacts of the beauty industry. This is a big topic, but with the rise of conscious consumerism it’s also a topic that we need to be talking about. We ask: Can a Beauty Brand ever be Carbon Neutral?
Apr 17, 2020