The Allure Podcast
The Allure Podcast
Allure magazine
Listen to Editor-in-Chief Michelle Lee and Allure beauty editors chat with influential voices in beauty, fashion, and entertainment to get tips, tricks, and plenty of beauty product recommendations. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Science of Beauty: Acids
We are bringing you a new series from Allure: The Science of Beauty, where we answer the tough questions about skincare, makeup, and more. If you love beauty and are curious about the science behind it, you're going to love this episode on acids. As the old saying goes: An acid a day (or, uh, every few days if you're sensitive) keeps breakouts, fine lines, and dullness away. And no, we don't mean that kind of acid. In this episode, we're talking about AHAs and BHAs — the acids commonly used in skin care to help slough off dead cells and keep complexions bright. First, Michelle and Jenny try a product that proves how powerful acids can be — and completely gross-out their loved ones in the process. Then, dermatologist Laurel Naversen Geraghty (who — fun fact! — is a former Allure editor) stops by to help make sense of when and how to use these powerful skin-care ingredients. If you like what you hear, subscribe to Science of Beauty now on your preferred podcast app: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1531535720 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7mwxxPykxDZtCQRiqsdK0X Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/allure-the-science-of-beauty Or wherever you get your podcasts.
Nov 24
40 min
The Science of Beauty: Vitamins in Skin Care
We are bringing you a new series from Allure: The Science of Beauty, where we answer the tough questions about skincare, makeup, and more. If you love beauty and are curious about the science behind it, you're going to love this episode on vitamins in skin care. You know vitamins as the micronutrients our body needs in order to function, but when applied topically, vitamins can have a profound effect on the health and appearance of our skin. In this episode, Michelle and Jenny learn about the man who first gave these micronutrients a name (he just so happens to have a very cool one himself) and tell the forgotten tale of the lost vitamins. Then, with the help of Dr. Frauke Neuser, PhD, Principal Scientist & Senior Director of Science Communications at Olay, Michelle and Jenny separate the facts from the fluff when it comes to vitamins and your skin. Yes, you should be using a vitamin C serum. And no, patting on vitamin D won't make your body produce more. If you like what you hear, subscribe to Science of Beauty now on your preferred podcast app: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1531535720 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7mwxxPykxDZtCQRiqsdK0X Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/allure-the-science-of-beauty Or wherever you get your podcasts.
Nov 23
34 min
The Science of Beauty: Wrinkles
We are bringing you a new series from Allure: The Science of Beauty, where we answer the tough questions about skincare, makeup, and more. If you love beauty and are curious about the science behind it, you're going to love this episode on wrinkles. Let's get one thing straight: It's a privilege to have wrinkles. But if you want your skin to look as youthful as you feel, modern medicine has a few tricks up its sleeve, and injectables like Botox are chief among them. Ophthalmologist Jean Carruthers sits down with Michelle and Jenny to tell the truly unbelievable tale of how she "accidentally" discovered that botulinum toxin could smooth brows and erase frown lines. And dermatologist Melissa Levin shares the scoop on the most effective topical ingredients to treat every kind of wrinkle, even those pesky ones between your brows and along your neck. If you like what you hear, subscribe to Science of Beauty now on your preferred podcast app: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1531535720 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7mwxxPykxDZtCQRiqsdK0X Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/allure-the-science-of-beauty Or wherever you get your podcasts.
Nov 20
39 min
The Science of Beauty: Pores
We are bringing you a new series from Allure: The Science of Beauty, where we answer the tough questions about skincare, makeup, and more. If you love beauty and are curious about the science behind it, you're going to love this episode on pores. There are millions of tiny openings all over your skin — and if you didn't have them, you'd be dead. If that makes you feel squeamish, then cover your ears, because we've got dermatologist Sandra Lee, also known as Dr. Pimple Popper, in the house. The social media sensation and reality star walks Michelle and Jenny through how she extracted one gigantic blackhead from a single pore. After that, dermatologist Shereene Idriss joins the party to explain the misconceptions surrounding "poreless" skin and the best products to give your pores the TLC they deserve. If you like what you hear, subscribe to Science of Beauty now on your preferred podcast app: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1531535720 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7mwxxPykxDZtCQRiqsdK0X Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/allure-the-science-of-beauty Or wherever you get your podcasts.
Nov 19
41 min
The Science of Beauty: Hyperpigmentation
We are bringing you a new series from Allure: The Science of Beauty, where we answer the tough questions about skincare, makeup, and more. If you love beauty and are curious about the science behind it, you're going to love this episode on hyperpigmentation. Our skin is home to many tiny factories called melanocytes. They're responsible for producing the pigment that gives skin its color. But certain triggers like UV light can send those factories into overdrive, resulting in dark spots and discoloration known as hyperpigmentation. In this episode, Michelle shares a cautionary tale of some splotchy, unwanted mementos from one magical island vacation in her youth, and dermatologist Mona Gohara breaks down the best ingredients and in-office lasers to make them disappear. If you like what you hear, subscribe to Science of Beauty now on your preferred podcast app: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1531535720 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7mwxxPykxDZtCQRiqsdK0X Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/allure-the-science-of-beauty Or wherever you get your podcasts.
Nov 18
28 min
The Science of Beauty: Sunscreen
We are bringing you a new series from Allure: The Science of Beauty, where we answer the tough questions about skincare, makeup, and more. If you love beauty and are curious about the science behind it, you're going to love this episode on sunscreen. Without protection from UV rays, every one of the greatest beauty innovations of the modern age — retinoids, AHAs, hyaluronic acid, lasers — is a big, old waste of time and money. It's fitting then that our debut episode is all about SPF. First, Michelle and Jenny have a frank talk with Shyla Raghav, vice president of climate at Conservation International, about how the state of our environment makes wearing sunscreen more crucial than ever before. Then, dermatologist Caroline Robinson shares everything you'd ever want to know about how to choose and use SPF, including the one place you're definitely not applying it — but should. If you like what you hear, subscribe to Science of Beauty now on your preferred podcast app: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1531535720 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7mwxxPykxDZtCQRiqsdK0X Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/allure-the-science-of-beauty Or wherever you get your podcasts.
Nov 17
37 min
Introducing SELF: Checking In
Introducing Checking In, the advice podcast where we answer real health and wellness questions from real people like you. Hosted by SELF’s Editor in Chief, Carolyn Kylstra, and featuring trusted experts, doctors, therapists, thought leaders, and even a few celebrities, we’re diving deep into what it really means to be healthy. Checking In launches on Monday, November 16th, with new episodes releasing weekly. Subscribe to get episodes right when they drop at 6:00 am EST. Listen to Checking In here: Apple Podcasts: http://listen.self.com/self-apple Spotify: http://listen.self.com/self-spotify Stitcher: http://listen.self.com/self-stitcher Or wherever you get your podcasts.
Nov 16
1 min
Introducing Allure: The Science of Beauty
Do you start group chats about the best scalp treatments? Google AHA vs BHA exfoliants until the wee hours? Take progress photos of your dark spots after trying a new vitamin C serum? You’re our people. And we know you’re going to love The Science of Beauty, a new podcast produced by the editors of Allure. Michelle Lee, editor in chief, and Jenny Bailly, executive beauty director, are deep-diving into the topics you’ve always wondered about and bringing dermatologists, cosmetic chemists — and even a reality-TV star — along for the ride.  Allure: The Science of Beauty just launched, with new episodes releasing weekly. Subscribe now so you don't miss our first episode all about the one product experts say everyone (yes, everyone!) needs to use daily. Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Or wherever you get your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 15
3 min
How Alexa Chung Developed Her Public Persona Pre-Social Media
In this episode, Deputy Digital Editor Kara McGrath interviews style icon Alexa Chung about her signature look, the differences between U.K. and U.S. beauty trends, and her favorite drugstores to shop around the world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 3
32 min
Celebrity Hairstylist Nikki Nelms: Often Imitated, but Never Duplicated
In this episode, Allure Features Director Jessica Cruel (@jcruel) and Digital Hair Editor Jihan Forbes (@itsjihanm) interviewed Nikki Nelms (@nikkinelms), the hairstylist behind some of Janelle Monae, Solange, and Yara Shahidi’s most incredible red-carpet, on-screen, and editorial looks. Tune in if you want to hear how a chance encounter with Lil Wayne started her career, how her imagination led to her becoming a hair MacGyver, and how the talents of black hairstylists have been disproportionately used and copied, but rarely applauded in the editorial beauty industry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 19
39 min
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