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The Green Belle Podcast

Gabrielle Dubois

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The Green Belle Podcast

The Green Belle Podcast

Gabrielle Dubois

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On the podcast, I interview experts, founders, business owners, bloggers, nutritionists, doctors and people like you and me; to discuss everything from clean beauty, to healing our bodies, changing our mindset and habits, establishing and flourishing our brand and career, and being the best versions of ourselves.

Latest Episodes

E. 36 The Secret and Science Behind Beautiful Youthful Skin, What is Skin Climate? Diving into Factors That Contribute to Early Signs of Skin Aging, and Why You Need More than Just Collagen With Bend Beauty Founder Marc St. Onge

In today's episode I am joined with Bend Beauty Founder, Marc St. Onge. Being an entrepreneur in this industry for over 20 years, Marc is an expert in the anti-aging formula - and answering the question: what does our body and skin need for youthful, beautiful skin? In this episode, not only do we share how Bend Beauty products work, but we dive into the factors affecting and accelerating signs of skin aging, how to combat this and clinical scientific studies to back it up. Episode Breakdown: * About Marc: his entrepreneurial journey* What is Bend Beauty?* What are the products offered at Bend Beauty?* The Anti-Aging Formula* Marine Collagen + CoFactors* What is Skin Climate?* The affects of chronic inflammation on our skin* The affects of free radicals and oxidation on our skin* The environmental factors that are contributing to our free radical load* Pollution* Light Stress: UV and blue light* How the Anti-Aging Formula works* The ingredients that are preventing signs of skin aging* Study: antioxidants used in the Anti-Aging Formula and a study on eye health and protection from UV damage* Vitamin D* The importance of essential fatty acids for our skin (and the difference between fatty acids and essential fatty acids)* What is the skin barrier?* Marine collagen: does it really do anything?* Marine collagen vs. bovine collagen: Whats the difference?* What are the co-factors in the marine collagen?* How Bend Beauty ethically and sustainably sources their ingredients* Bend Beauty's environmental and suitability strategy: energy consumption (renewable green energy to reduce carbon load on the environment), practicing a responsible supply chain, (ethically and organically sourced ingredients, supply chain audits, recyclable glass packaging) empowering frontlines of climate action (supporting organizations: 1% for the Planet) Bend Beauty Discount Code: use code greenbelle15 for 15% off at bendbeauty.com (expires 11/30) TGB Fave: Joanna Vargas Ritual Dry Brush + Goop G.Tox Himalayan Salt Scalp Scrub Shampoo Bend Beauty Links: Bend Beauty Instagram Bend Beauty Website The Anti-Aging Formula Marine Collagen + Co-Factors The UV Clinical Study (Anti-Aging Formula) More about Skin Climate More about Bend Beauty's Environmental Impact The Green Belle Links: Gabby’s instagram @thegreenbelle Podcast instagram: @thegreenbellepodcast Gabby’s YouTube The Green Belle Website The Green Belles Secret Beauty Group(Closed Facebook Group) * to share and chat all about green + non-toxic beau...

62 MIN2019 SEP 9
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E. 36 The Secret and Science Behind Beautiful Youthful Skin, What is Skin Climate? Diving into Factors That Contribute to Early Signs of Skin Aging, and Why You Need More than Just Collagen With Bend Beauty Founder Marc St. Onge

E. 35 Wander Beauty Co-Founder, Divya Gugnani, Shares Her On-The-Go Beauty Tips, Travel Beauty Essentials and How Makeup and Skincare Can Co-Exist in a Single Product.

In today's episode I am joined by Divya Gugnani, co-founder of clean beauty brand, Wander Beauty (available at Sephora) to chat all about how Lindsay Ellingson (VS model and co-founder) and herself started Wander Beauty, her favourite on-the-go products and routine, her favourite skincare ingredients, and more. Episode Breakdown: * How Wander Beauty started* How Divya sees the beauty industry* The key is multifunction beauty * The skin loving ingredients in Wander Beauty products * Skincare acids - a beauty must-have* Overnight cell turnover is key* What is raspberry seed oil?* What is NOT included in Wander Beauty products - the dirty list* Divya's on-the-go skincare and makeup routine* Exfoliation: the baseline step for flawless skin and makeup application* Divya's ingredients must-haves* Your travel must-have: Baggage claim eye masks* All about the best selling Wander Beauty makeup products * How to makeup on the go* Divya's morning routine (+meditation recommendation) TGB Fave / TGB Sponsor: OSEA Malibu Osea Malibu Website Current Product Recommendation: OSEA Hyaluronic Sea Serum OSEA Skincare Product Recommendation Quiz Use code "thegreenbelle" to receive $10 off your first purchase of $50 or more Wander Beauty Links: Instagram @wander_beauty Wander Beauty Website Wander Beauty at Sephora The Green Belle Links: Gabby’s instagram @thegreenbelle Podcast instagram: @thegreenbellepodcast Gabby’s YouTube The Green Belle Website The Green Belles Secret Beauty Group(Closed Facebook Group) * to share and chat all about green + non-toxic beauty The Green Belle Facebook Page

54 MIN2019 AUG 19
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E. 35 Wander Beauty Co-Founder, Divya Gugnani, Shares Her On-The-Go Beauty Tips, Travel Beauty Essentials and How Makeup and Skincare Can Co-Exist in a Single Product.

E. 34 Pursoma Founder, Shannon Vaughn, on Self-care and Wellness Rituals, Healing Power of Salt, and Detoxing the Body

In today's episode I am joined with Shannon Vaughn, the founder of bath, body and wellness brand, Pursoma, a globally known brand loved by Gwyneth Paltrow and featured on Well + Good, Coveteur and more. Shannon has studied Ayurveda, detoxing, and yoga philosophy. Shannon shares how her healing journey brought her to starting Pursoma and shares the magical healing properties of salt. Episode Breakdown: * Introduction of how Shannon started Pursoma and her own healing journey* The mission behind the brand* What does detoxing mean?* What Shannon has learned in her studies (ayurveda, yoga philosophy)* How to detox with Pursoma products* The different healing properties of salt* The healing ingredients found in the bath soaks TGB Fave (Crystals Mentioned): * black obsidian* black tourmaline* smokey quartz Pursoma Links: @pursoma instagram Pursoma Website Pursoma at The Detox Market The Green Belle Links: Gabby’s instagram @thegreenbelle Podcast instagram: @thegreenbellepodcast Gabby’s ...

58 MIN2019 AUG 12
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E. 34 Pursoma Founder, Shannon Vaughn, on Self-care and Wellness Rituals, Healing Power of Salt, and Detoxing the Body

E. 33 Dana Murray, Holistic Esthetician of Babe and Beauty Busting Beauty Myths: Is Retinol Safe? Can Pores Actually Shrink? Are Synthetics All Bad? Treating Keratosis Pilaris + Skincare Tips

I was SO happy when Dana from Babe and Beauty said YES to being a guest on the podcast. I have been obsessed with her instagram page since I first found her page. With 15+ years of experience as an aesthetician and as a product developer, Dana is an expert when it comes to skincare products, routines, and ingredients. We focus on skincare tips, the best ingredients to look for in products, busting beauty myths and more. Stay tuned! Episode Breakdown: * How Dana started her journey into aesthetics* At what point did Dana choose to go green?* The shocking ingredients used in skincare that Dana will say "absolutely NO" to* Synthetic Fragrance: where its hiding * Dana's favourite skincare ingredients in products* The differences between the acids: glycolic, salicylic, lactic, hyaluronic acid* What products should we be applying in the AM vs PM* Is a product with Vitamin C included in it enough for brightening and boosting collagen?* How to work with a Vitamin C for your skin* When to cleanse in the morning* Dana shares her favourite Myths vs Reality* Retinol? Is it safe?* Plant-based retinols* Can we actually shrink our pores?* Is it okay to pop a pimple?* The proper way to exfoliate your body skin - treating keratosis pilaris* How to care for oily skin - what products you should be using DISCOUNT CODES: Kaia Naturals receive 15% off with code “TGB15” The Detox Market (Canada + US) use code GREENBELLE10 for 10% off your order (some exclusions apply) TGB Fave:Wick Witch Candles (Good Witch, Bad Witch, Hocus Pocus are some of my faves) ALSO available in The Detox Market Canada Babe and Beauty (Dana's) Links: Babe and Beauty Website Dana's instagram @babeandbeauty The Green Belle Links: Gabby’s instagram @thegreenbelle Podcast instagram: @thegreenbellepodcast Gabby’s YouTube The Green Belle Website The Green Belles Secret Beauty Group(Closed Facebook Group) * to share and chat all about green + non-toxic beauty The Green Belle Facebook Page

70 MIN2019 AUG 5
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E. 33 Dana Murray, Holistic Esthetician of Babe and Beauty Busting Beauty Myths: Is Retinol Safe? Can Pores Actually Shrink? Are Synthetics All Bad? Treating Keratosis Pilaris + Skincare Tips

E. 32 Odacité Skincare Founder, Valérie Grandury, on French Beauty Secrets, Starting a Skincare Line, the Stories Behind the Private Collection, and Customized Skincare Routines with Serum Concentrates

When Valérie said yes to being a guest on the podcast, I was SO excited. I knew I had to ask her about her French woman beauty secrets and her journey to starting a skincare line. She is such an incredible woman with a beautiful story. Stay tuned for an amazing episode. Episode Breakdown: * About Valérie and how her childhood influenced what she is doing today* Valérie shares why she switched to non-toxic beauty* The story behind starting Odacité Skincare* How Valerié started a skincare line following the idea * Harnessing earth's powers to create products for the skin* Serum Concentrates: the different types, how we can use them, and integrate them into our routine* Valerié chats about how our skin is constantly changing and the need to constantly customize* About the top serum concentrates and the ingredients in them* The categories of the serum concentrates: hydration (4 levels), firmness, sensitive skin, revitalized skin* The Private Collection: the story behind these serums that were originally created for private clients* Valerié shares her French beauty secrets* The Blue Aura Cleansing Water: what makes the colour blue?* What is a micellar water? The French cleansing secret* Valerié's favourite skincare ingredients* Valerié's skincare routine TGB TIP: Goop Exfoliating Instant Facial $125USD/$175CAD * Contains BHAs and AHAs* Ingredient List: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Juice*, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Juice*, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lactic Acid, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cetyl Esters, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Glycolic Acid, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Diheptyl Succinate, Coco-Glucoside, Essential Oil Blend: Monarda Didyma (Bergamot) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, and Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Oil, Iris Pallida (Sweet Iris) Leaf Cell Extract, Narcissus Poeticus (Poet’s Daffodil) Flower Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract, Malic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Gluconolactone, Tartaric Acid, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Sodium Benzoate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Panthenyl Triacetate, Limonene, Linalool.*Certified organic ingredient. This product is formulated with 86% organic content. Buy Odacité on The Detox Market at receive 10% off using code "GREENBELLE10" available on US and CAD website Odacité Skincare Links: Odacité's instagram: @odacite Odacité's website: https://odacite.com/ Odacité on The Detox Market: https://www.thedetoxmarket.ca/collections/odacite (Canada) https://www.thedetoxmarket.com/collections/odacite (USA) The Green Belle Links: Gabby’s instagram @thegreenbelle Podcast instagram: @thegreenbellepodcast Gabby’s YouTube

61 MIN2019 JUL 29
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E. 32 Odacité Skincare Founder, Valérie Grandury, on French Beauty Secrets, Starting a Skincare Line, the Stories Behind the Private Collection, and Customized Skincare Routines with Serum Concentrates

E. 31 Graydon Skincare Founder, Graydon Moffat, on Superfood Ingredients in Skincare: Probiotics, Moth Bean, Bakuchiol, Blue Majik, Ceramides + More

Episode Breakdown: * Graydon's personal story and journey to creating Graydon Skincare* Focusing on better-for-you ingredients (Why Graydon chose Green)* Why non-toxic beauty is baseline for Graydon* Cleansers: picking the right cleanser for you, and chatting about the Aloe Milk Cleanser + Face Foam Cleanser* Superfood Face Mask + Scrub - capsules, travel-friendly, and SO unique* The physical and enzymatic exfoliating properties in the superfood face mask + scrub : cinnamon, coffee, liquorice root, papaya, charcoal, willowbark, ground chia + more* Face Food Mineral Mist: the benefits of using minerals such as silver, copper, magnesium and zinc on the face* Superfood Serum: literally all of the superfoods for your skin* Fullmoon Serum: the powerful anti-aging serum that uses botanically sourced retinols, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and more!* Berry Rich Cream: probiotics for the face TGB Tip: Curl your lashes (approximately 5 pumps on each lash) before mascara. It sounds like a simple tip but it is SO impactful. I often get asked what mascara I am using because my lashes look so long. It's not just the mascara, it is the step of curling then first. Makes such a difference. I use the Shu Uemera Lash Curler Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara Sappho Black Vegan Mascara GRAYDON SKINCARE GIVEAWAY You will win the Face Food Mineral Mist + The Berry Rich Probiotic Face + Eye Cream * Leave a podcast review on iTunes sharing something you learned or loved about todays podcast episode (NOTE: if you are listening on another platform, you can screenshot the episode and share a review on your IG stories to qualify – and make sure you tag me so I can see)* FollowmyselfandGraydon Skincare on instagram* Leave your instagram handle (username) in the review so that I can message you via instagram if you are selected as the winner* Winner will be chosen August 8th Graydon Skincare Links: Instagram @graydonskincare Graydon Skincare Ingredient Dictionary (SO INFORMATIVE) Graydon Skincare Website Graydon Skincare on The Detox Market Use code "GREENBELLE10" for 10% off The Green Belle Links:

78 MIN2019 JUL 23
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E. 31 Graydon Skincare Founder, Graydon Moffat, on Superfood Ingredients in Skincare: Probiotics, Moth Bean, Bakuchiol, Blue Majik, Ceramides + More

E. 30 Lady Suite Founder, Therese Clark, Shares Why Vulva Care Is Important, About the Lady Biome and How to Treat Razor Bumps and Dryness Down There

This was such a great episode because in today's episode I chat with Therese Clark, founder of Lady Suite, on breaking the taboo on feminine care, talking about meshing skincare, wellness and feminine care, as well as the importance of CLEAN ingredients in our feminine products. Episode Breakdown: * Therese's health story that lead her to creating Lady Suite* What is the lady biome?* Breaking the taboo on our lady parts - opening the conversations* The Lady Suite products * Why we should take care of our intimate skin?* Should we be concerned about using non-toxic product "down there" vs drugstore products* The ingredients inside the Rejuvenating Botanical Oil and what it's designed to do* Why essential fatty acids are needed for our intimate skin* How do we use the oil?* Treating and preventing razor burn, chafing, ingrown hairs with the oil* Probiotic Refreshing Cleanser* What does pH balancing mean for feminine products?* Upcoming product launches for Lady Suite GIEVAWAY RULES: You will win the Rejuvenating Botanical Oil + Probiotic Refreshing Cleanser * Leave a podcast review on iTunes sharing something you learned or loved about todays podcast episode (NOTE: if you are listening on another platform, you can screenshot the episode and share a review on your IG stories to qualify – and make sure you tag me so I can see)* FollowmyselfandLady Suite on instagram* Leave your instagram handle (username) in the review so that I can message you via instagram if you are selected as the winner* Winner will be chosen July 30th Lady Suite Links: Lady Suite instagram @ladysuite_beauty Lady Suite Website The Green Belle Links: Gabby’s instagram @thegreenbelle Podcast instagram: @thegreenbellepodcast Gabby’s YouTube The Green Belle Website The Green Belles Secret Beauty Group(Closed Facebook Group) * to share and chat all about green + non-toxic beauty The Green Belle Facebook Page

62 MIN2019 JUL 19
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E. 30 Lady Suite Founder, Therese Clark, Shares Why Vulva Care Is Important, About the Lady Biome and How to Treat Razor Bumps and Dryness Down There

E. 29 Steph Gee of Gee Beauty on Why You Need a Vitamin C Serum, The Right Order in Applying Skincare Products, and Finding the Right Treatment Serum for Your Skin Goals

I had the chance to chat with beauty and skin expert, Stephanie Gee, Co-Founder of Gee Beauty (a beauty retailer and spa located in Miami and Toronto). In today's episode, we get into lot of skincare questions and tips. I now there is always a ton of questions and hesitation when it comes to skincare - so I loved chatting with Stephanie all about it. Episode Breakdown: * Introduction: Stephanie's story with becoming a beauty expert and being the co-founder of Gee Beauty* Which does Stephanie prefer: Skincare or Makeup* What order should we be applying skincare?* The importance of cleansing and things to consider* Serums 101: what they are* Serums 101: how to look for the best quality serum* Serums 101: which serum does EVERYONE need?* Everything you need to know about Vitamin C* When you should be applying Vitamin C* What % of Vitamin C should we be using?* What to look out for when purchasing a Vitamin C* Liquid vs powder Vitamin C* Skincare Acids 101: the different types of acids and what they do* Skincare Acids 101: which acid is best for your skin type* Skincare Acids 101: the TWO other skincare products you NEED to use with acids* Physical Exfoliants: when to use these vs skincare acids (aka chemical exfoliants)* Hyaluronic Acid: what is the buzz around this? * Why everyone should be using hyaluronic acid * Retinol: what is it? when should we be applying it?* Considerations when using retinol* The rules for layering and combining treatment skincare products (acids, retinols, vitamin C, etc.) * The misconception of dehydrated skin - stop applying thick, heavy creams* Summer + Humid weather Skincare tips* At home treatments and skincare tools* Steph's morning + night skincare routine TGB Challenge: Write down your skincare routine in order (both morning and night). Compare your current skincare routine order with the recommended order suggested by Steph. Get Involved: Share your skincare routine in a review and share what you learned in today's episode for an IG feature!! Steph's Links: Steph's Instagram: @stephgeebeauty Gee Beauty Instagram @geebeauty Gee Beauty Website Steph's YouTube The Green Belle Links: Gabby’s instagram @thegreenbelle Podcast instagram: @thegreenbellepodcast Gabby’s YouTube The Green Belle Website The Green Belles Secret Beauty Group(Closed Facebook Group) * to share and chat all about green + non-toxic beauty The Green Belle Facebook Page

46 MIN2019 JUL 11
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E. 29 Steph Gee of Gee Beauty on Why You Need a Vitamin C Serum, The Right Order in Applying Skincare Products, and Finding the Right Treatment Serum for Your Skin Goals

E. 28 Mary Futher of Kaia Naturals on Charcoal Deodorant, Detoxing Your Armpits, How to Survive the Stages of Detox and The Down-low on Dry Shampoo

In today's episode I had the lovely opportunity to chat with Mary Futher, the founder of Kaia Naturals. I had so much fun chatting with Mary all about the need for switching to natural deodorants, baking soda deodorants vs charcoal, how to survive the detox period of transitioning to a natural deodorant and the importance of using a non-aerosol dry shampoo. Episode Breakdown: * Introduction: Mary's career background and how she started Kaia Naturals* Mary's journey to creating the first non-toxic makeup remover wipe* Creating a charcoal deodorant rather than a baking soda deodorant* Why charcoal makes a great deodorizer* What do conventional antiperspirants do to our bodies?* The reasoning behind the name: Takesumi detox* Going through the stages of detox* Tips for making this detox period - less awful (for lack of a better word)?* What other factors are contributing to increased odour* The Underarm Bar - your go-to product for getting through the detox period and enhancing your deodorants powers* Walking through the scents available in the line* The down-low on the use of essential oils in deodorants vs fragrance-free* Chatting about the newest launch - the dry shampoo in both blonde and brunette.* What makes this dry shampoo different from the infamous (but mighty awful) batiste dry shampoo* Why should we apply dry shampoo at night?* The real way that you should be using dry shampoo and is there such thing as TOO MUCH? (hint: there is) GIVEAWAY DETAILS: * Leave a podcast review on iTunes sharing something you learned or loved about todays podcast episode (NOTE: if you are listening on another platform, you can screenshot the episode and share a review on your IG stories to qualify - and make sure you tag me so I can see)* Follow myself and Kaia Naturals on instagram * Leave your instagram handle (username) in the review so that I can message you via instagram if you are selected as the winner* Winner will be chosen July 17th DISCOUNT CODES: Kaia Naturals receive 15% off with code "TGB15" The Detox Market (Canada + US) use code GREENBELLE10 for 10% off your order (some exclusions apply) TGB Fave: Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish 24hr Wear Shade Medium Kaia Natural Links: Instagram @kaianaturals Website Stages of Detox The Green Belle Links: Gabby’s instagram @thegreenbelle Podcast instagram: @thegreenbellepodcast Gabby’s YouTube The Green Belle Website The Green Belles Secret Beauty Group(Closed Facebook Group) * to share and chat all about green + non-toxic beauty

67 MIN2019 JUL 7
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E. 28 Mary Futher of Kaia Naturals on Charcoal Deodorant, Detoxing Your Armpits, How to Survive the Stages of Detox and The Down-low on Dry Shampoo

E. 27 Katey Denno on Her Journey as a Celebrity Green Makeup Artist + Her Favourite Green Makeup Products and Tips

This was SUCH a fun episode to record. Can you freakin believe that I had the chance to chat with celebrity makeup artist Katey Denno?? She has worked on celebrities such as Olivia Wilde, Mindy Kaling, Amanda Seyfried, Amber Heard and MORE! She shares such a great story of how she started her career in makeup artistry and more specifically in green beauty! Side note - yes there is no formal intro. This week I have been TOTALLY swamped with work and scrambled to get this episode up - so regardless I hope you enjoy the interview! Episode Breakdown: * Katey's story of how she went from social worker to celebrity makeup artist* Katey's own green beauty journey* Katey's top pick for a high coverage foundation* Katey breaks down stick vs liquid vs powder foundation* Are we applying concealer wrong? * How to apply concealer* Katey's concealer faves * Colour correcting * Is there a waterproof mascara? * What green mascara does Katey use on the red carpet?* Katey's makeup application tips and beauty secrets Katey uses on the celebs* How to layer cream and powder products* The best lip liners Katey's Links: Katey's Instagram @kateydenno Katey's YouTube Channel Katey's Website Gabby's Links: Gabby's instagram @thegreenbelle Podcast instagram: @thegreenbellepodcast Gabby's YouTube The Green Belle Website The Green Belles Secret Beauty Group (Closed Facebook Group) * to share and chat all about green + non-toxic beauty The Green Belle Facebook Page

35 MIN2019 JUL 4
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E. 27 Katey Denno on Her Journey as a Celebrity Green Makeup Artist + Her Favourite Green Makeup Products and Tips

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E. 36 The Secret and Science Behind Beautiful Youthful Skin, What is Skin Climate? Diving into Factors That Contribute to Early Signs of Skin Aging, and Why You Need More than Just Collagen With Bend Beauty Founder Marc St. Onge

In today's episode I am joined with Bend Beauty Founder, Marc St. Onge. Being an entrepreneur in this industry for over 20 years, Marc is an expert in the anti-aging formula - and answering the question: what does our body and skin need for youthful, beautiful skin? In this episode, not only do we share how Bend Beauty products work, but we dive into the factors affecting and accelerating signs of skin aging, how to combat this and clinical scientific studies to back it up. Episode Breakdown: * About Marc: his entrepreneurial journey* What is Bend Beauty?* What are the products offered at Bend Beauty?* The Anti-Aging Formula* Marine Collagen + CoFactors* What is Skin Climate?* The affects of chronic inflammation on our skin* The affects of free radicals and oxidation on our skin* The environmental factors that are contributing to our free radical load* Pollution* Light Stress: UV and blue light* How the Anti-Aging Formula works* The ingredients that are preventing signs of skin aging* Study: antioxidants used in the Anti-Aging Formula and a study on eye health and protection from UV damage* Vitamin D* The importance of essential fatty acids for our skin (and the difference between fatty acids and essential fatty acids)* What is the skin barrier?* Marine collagen: does it really do anything?* Marine collagen vs. bovine collagen: Whats the difference?* What are the co-factors in the marine collagen?* How Bend Beauty ethically and sustainably sources their ingredients* Bend Beauty's environmental and suitability strategy: energy consumption (renewable green energy to reduce carbon load on the environment), practicing a responsible supply chain, (ethically and organically sourced ingredients, supply chain audits, recyclable glass packaging) empowering frontlines of climate action (supporting organizations: 1% for the Planet) Bend Beauty Discount Code: use code greenbelle15 for 15% off at bendbeauty.com (expires 11/30) TGB Fave: Joanna Vargas Ritual Dry Brush + Goop G.Tox Himalayan Salt Scalp Scrub Shampoo Bend Beauty Links: Bend Beauty Instagram Bend Beauty Website The Anti-Aging Formula Marine Collagen + Co-Factors The UV Clinical Study (Anti-Aging Formula) More about Skin Climate More about Bend Beauty's Environmental Impact The Green Belle Links: Gabby’s instagram @thegreenbelle Podcast instagram: @thegreenbellepodcast Gabby’s YouTube The Green Belle Website The Green Belles Secret Beauty Group(Closed Facebook Group) * to share and chat all about green + non-toxic beau...

62 MIN2019 SEP 9
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E. 36 The Secret and Science Behind Beautiful Youthful Skin, What is Skin Climate? Diving into Factors That Contribute to Early Signs of Skin Aging, and Why You Need More than Just Collagen With Bend Beauty Founder Marc St. Onge

E. 35 Wander Beauty Co-Founder, Divya Gugnani, Shares Her On-The-Go Beauty Tips, Travel Beauty Essentials and How Makeup and Skincare Can Co-Exist in a Single Product.

In today's episode I am joined by Divya Gugnani, co-founder of clean beauty brand, Wander Beauty (available at Sephora) to chat all about how Lindsay Ellingson (VS model and co-founder) and herself started Wander Beauty, her favourite on-the-go products and routine, her favourite skincare ingredients, and more. Episode Breakdown: * How Wander Beauty started* How Divya sees the beauty industry* The key is multifunction beauty * The skin loving ingredients in Wander Beauty products * Skincare acids - a beauty must-have* Overnight cell turnover is key* What is raspberry seed oil?* What is NOT included in Wander Beauty products - the dirty list* Divya's on-the-go skincare and makeup routine* Exfoliation: the baseline step for flawless skin and makeup application* Divya's ingredients must-haves* Your travel must-have: Baggage claim eye masks* All about the best selling Wander Beauty makeup products * How to makeup on the go* Divya's morning routine (+meditation recommendation) TGB Fave / TGB Sponsor: OSEA Malibu Osea Malibu Website Current Product Recommendation: OSEA Hyaluronic Sea Serum OSEA Skincare Product Recommendation Quiz Use code "thegreenbelle" to receive $10 off your first purchase of $50 or more Wander Beauty Links: Instagram @wander_beauty Wander Beauty Website Wander Beauty at Sephora The Green Belle Links: Gabby’s instagram @thegreenbelle Podcast instagram: @thegreenbellepodcast Gabby’s YouTube The Green Belle Website The Green Belles Secret Beauty Group(Closed Facebook Group) * to share and chat all about green + non-toxic beauty The Green Belle Facebook Page

54 MIN2019 AUG 19
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E. 35 Wander Beauty Co-Founder, Divya Gugnani, Shares Her On-The-Go Beauty Tips, Travel Beauty Essentials and How Makeup and Skincare Can Co-Exist in a Single Product.

E. 34 Pursoma Founder, Shannon Vaughn, on Self-care and Wellness Rituals, Healing Power of Salt, and Detoxing the Body

In today's episode I am joined with Shannon Vaughn, the founder of bath, body and wellness brand, Pursoma, a globally known brand loved by Gwyneth Paltrow and featured on Well + Good, Coveteur and more. Shannon has studied Ayurveda, detoxing, and yoga philosophy. Shannon shares how her healing journey brought her to starting Pursoma and shares the magical healing properties of salt. Episode Breakdown: * Introduction of how Shannon started Pursoma and her own healing journey* The mission behind the brand* What does detoxing mean?* What Shannon has learned in her studies (ayurveda, yoga philosophy)* How to detox with Pursoma products* The different healing properties of salt* The healing ingredients found in the bath soaks TGB Fave (Crystals Mentioned): * black obsidian* black tourmaline* smokey quartz Pursoma Links: @pursoma instagram Pursoma Website Pursoma at The Detox Market The Green Belle Links: Gabby’s instagram @thegreenbelle Podcast instagram: @thegreenbellepodcast Gabby’s ...

58 MIN2019 AUG 12
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E. 34 Pursoma Founder, Shannon Vaughn, on Self-care and Wellness Rituals, Healing Power of Salt, and Detoxing the Body

E. 33 Dana Murray, Holistic Esthetician of Babe and Beauty Busting Beauty Myths: Is Retinol Safe? Can Pores Actually Shrink? Are Synthetics All Bad? Treating Keratosis Pilaris + Skincare Tips

I was SO happy when Dana from Babe and Beauty said YES to being a guest on the podcast. I have been obsessed with her instagram page since I first found her page. With 15+ years of experience as an aesthetician and as a product developer, Dana is an expert when it comes to skincare products, routines, and ingredients. We focus on skincare tips, the best ingredients to look for in products, busting beauty myths and more. Stay tuned! Episode Breakdown: * How Dana started her journey into aesthetics* At what point did Dana choose to go green?* The shocking ingredients used in skincare that Dana will say "absolutely NO" to* Synthetic Fragrance: where its hiding * Dana's favourite skincare ingredients in products* The differences between the acids: glycolic, salicylic, lactic, hyaluronic acid* What products should we be applying in the AM vs PM* Is a product with Vitamin C included in it enough for brightening and boosting collagen?* How to work with a Vitamin C for your skin* When to cleanse in the morning* Dana shares her favourite Myths vs Reality* Retinol? Is it safe?* Plant-based retinols* Can we actually shrink our pores?* Is it okay to pop a pimple?* The proper way to exfoliate your body skin - treating keratosis pilaris* How to care for oily skin - what products you should be using DISCOUNT CODES: Kaia Naturals receive 15% off with code “TGB15” The Detox Market (Canada + US) use code GREENBELLE10 for 10% off your order (some exclusions apply) TGB Fave:Wick Witch Candles (Good Witch, Bad Witch, Hocus Pocus are some of my faves) ALSO available in The Detox Market Canada Babe and Beauty (Dana's) Links: Babe and Beauty Website Dana's instagram @babeandbeauty The Green Belle Links: Gabby’s instagram @thegreenbelle Podcast instagram: @thegreenbellepodcast Gabby’s YouTube The Green Belle Website The Green Belles Secret Beauty Group(Closed Facebook Group) * to share and chat all about green + non-toxic beauty The Green Belle Facebook Page

70 MIN2019 AUG 5
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E. 33 Dana Murray, Holistic Esthetician of Babe and Beauty Busting Beauty Myths: Is Retinol Safe? Can Pores Actually Shrink? Are Synthetics All Bad? Treating Keratosis Pilaris + Skincare Tips

E. 32 Odacité Skincare Founder, Valérie Grandury, on French Beauty Secrets, Starting a Skincare Line, the Stories Behind the Private Collection, and Customized Skincare Routines with Serum Concentrates

When Valérie said yes to being a guest on the podcast, I was SO excited. I knew I had to ask her about her French woman beauty secrets and her journey to starting a skincare line. She is such an incredible woman with a beautiful story. Stay tuned for an amazing episode. Episode Breakdown: * About Valérie and how her childhood influenced what she is doing today* Valérie shares why she switched to non-toxic beauty* The story behind starting Odacité Skincare* How Valerié started a skincare line following the idea * Harnessing earth's powers to create products for the skin* Serum Concentrates: the different types, how we can use them, and integrate them into our routine* Valerié chats about how our skin is constantly changing and the need to constantly customize* About the top serum concentrates and the ingredients in them* The categories of the serum concentrates: hydration (4 levels), firmness, sensitive skin, revitalized skin* The Private Collection: the story behind these serums that were originally created for private clients* Valerié shares her French beauty secrets* The Blue Aura Cleansing Water: what makes the colour blue?* What is a micellar water? The French cleansing secret* Valerié's favourite skincare ingredients* Valerié's skincare routine TGB TIP: Goop Exfoliating Instant Facial $125USD/$175CAD * Contains BHAs and AHAs* Ingredient List: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Juice*, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Juice*, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lactic Acid, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cetyl Esters, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Glycolic Acid, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Diheptyl Succinate, Coco-Glucoside, Essential Oil Blend: Monarda Didyma (Bergamot) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, and Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Oil, Iris Pallida (Sweet Iris) Leaf Cell Extract, Narcissus Poeticus (Poet’s Daffodil) Flower Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract, Malic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Gluconolactone, Tartaric Acid, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Sodium Benzoate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Panthenyl Triacetate, Limonene, Linalool.*Certified organic ingredient. This product is formulated with 86% organic content. Buy Odacité on The Detox Market at receive 10% off using code "GREENBELLE10" available on US and CAD website Odacité Skincare Links: Odacité's instagram: @odacite Odacité's website: https://odacite.com/ Odacité on The Detox Market: https://www.thedetoxmarket.ca/collections/odacite (Canada) https://www.thedetoxmarket.com/collections/odacite (USA) The Green Belle Links: Gabby’s instagram @thegreenbelle Podcast instagram: @thegreenbellepodcast Gabby’s YouTube

61 MIN2019 JUL 29
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E. 32 Odacité Skincare Founder, Valérie Grandury, on French Beauty Secrets, Starting a Skincare Line, the Stories Behind the Private Collection, and Customized Skincare Routines with Serum Concentrates

E. 31 Graydon Skincare Founder, Graydon Moffat, on Superfood Ingredients in Skincare: Probiotics, Moth Bean, Bakuchiol, Blue Majik, Ceramides + More

Episode Breakdown: * Graydon's personal story and journey to creating Graydon Skincare* Focusing on better-for-you ingredients (Why Graydon chose Green)* Why non-toxic beauty is baseline for Graydon* Cleansers: picking the right cleanser for you, and chatting about the Aloe Milk Cleanser + Face Foam Cleanser* Superfood Face Mask + Scrub - capsules, travel-friendly, and SO unique* The physical and enzymatic exfoliating properties in the superfood face mask + scrub : cinnamon, coffee, liquorice root, papaya, charcoal, willowbark, ground chia + more* Face Food Mineral Mist: the benefits of using minerals such as silver, copper, magnesium and zinc on the face* Superfood Serum: literally all of the superfoods for your skin* Fullmoon Serum: the powerful anti-aging serum that uses botanically sourced retinols, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and more!* Berry Rich Cream: probiotics for the face TGB Tip: Curl your lashes (approximately 5 pumps on each lash) before mascara. It sounds like a simple tip but it is SO impactful. I often get asked what mascara I am using because my lashes look so long. It's not just the mascara, it is the step of curling then first. Makes such a difference. I use the Shu Uemera Lash Curler Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara Sappho Black Vegan Mascara GRAYDON SKINCARE GIVEAWAY You will win the Face Food Mineral Mist + The Berry Rich Probiotic Face + Eye Cream * Leave a podcast review on iTunes sharing something you learned or loved about todays podcast episode (NOTE: if you are listening on another platform, you can screenshot the episode and share a review on your IG stories to qualify – and make sure you tag me so I can see)* FollowmyselfandGraydon Skincare on instagram* Leave your instagram handle (username) in the review so that I can message you via instagram if you are selected as the winner* Winner will be chosen August 8th Graydon Skincare Links: Instagram @graydonskincare Graydon Skincare Ingredient Dictionary (SO INFORMATIVE) Graydon Skincare Website Graydon Skincare on The Detox Market Use code "GREENBELLE10" for 10% off The Green Belle Links:

78 MIN2019 JUL 23
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E. 31 Graydon Skincare Founder, Graydon Moffat, on Superfood Ingredients in Skincare: Probiotics, Moth Bean, Bakuchiol, Blue Majik, Ceramides + More

E. 30 Lady Suite Founder, Therese Clark, Shares Why Vulva Care Is Important, About the Lady Biome and How to Treat Razor Bumps and Dryness Down There

This was such a great episode because in today's episode I chat with Therese Clark, founder of Lady Suite, on breaking the taboo on feminine care, talking about meshing skincare, wellness and feminine care, as well as the importance of CLEAN ingredients in our feminine products. Episode Breakdown: * Therese's health story that lead her to creating Lady Suite* What is the lady biome?* Breaking the taboo on our lady parts - opening the conversations* The Lady Suite products * Why we should take care of our intimate skin?* Should we be concerned about using non-toxic product "down there" vs drugstore products* The ingredients inside the Rejuvenating Botanical Oil and what it's designed to do* Why essential fatty acids are needed for our intimate skin* How do we use the oil?* Treating and preventing razor burn, chafing, ingrown hairs with the oil* Probiotic Refreshing Cleanser* What does pH balancing mean for feminine products?* Upcoming product launches for Lady Suite GIEVAWAY RULES: You will win the Rejuvenating Botanical Oil + Probiotic Refreshing Cleanser * Leave a podcast review on iTunes sharing something you learned or loved about todays podcast episode (NOTE: if you are listening on another platform, you can screenshot the episode and share a review on your IG stories to qualify – and make sure you tag me so I can see)* FollowmyselfandLady Suite on instagram* Leave your instagram handle (username) in the review so that I can message you via instagram if you are selected as the winner* Winner will be chosen July 30th Lady Suite Links: Lady Suite instagram @ladysuite_beauty Lady Suite Website The Green Belle Links: Gabby’s instagram @thegreenbelle Podcast instagram: @thegreenbellepodcast Gabby’s YouTube The Green Belle Website The Green Belles Secret Beauty Group(Closed Facebook Group) * to share and chat all about green + non-toxic beauty The Green Belle Facebook Page

62 MIN2019 JUL 19
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E. 30 Lady Suite Founder, Therese Clark, Shares Why Vulva Care Is Important, About the Lady Biome and How to Treat Razor Bumps and Dryness Down There

E. 29 Steph Gee of Gee Beauty on Why You Need a Vitamin C Serum, The Right Order in Applying Skincare Products, and Finding the Right Treatment Serum for Your Skin Goals

I had the chance to chat with beauty and skin expert, Stephanie Gee, Co-Founder of Gee Beauty (a beauty retailer and spa located in Miami and Toronto). In today's episode, we get into lot of skincare questions and tips. I now there is always a ton of questions and hesitation when it comes to skincare - so I loved chatting with Stephanie all about it. Episode Breakdown: * Introduction: Stephanie's story with becoming a beauty expert and being the co-founder of Gee Beauty* Which does Stephanie prefer: Skincare or Makeup* What order should we be applying skincare?* The importance of cleansing and things to consider* Serums 101: what they are* Serums 101: how to look for the best quality serum* Serums 101: which serum does EVERYONE need?* Everything you need to know about Vitamin C* When you should be applying Vitamin C* What % of Vitamin C should we be using?* What to look out for when purchasing a Vitamin C* Liquid vs powder Vitamin C* Skincare Acids 101: the different types of acids and what they do* Skincare Acids 101: which acid is best for your skin type* Skincare Acids 101: the TWO other skincare products you NEED to use with acids* Physical Exfoliants: when to use these vs skincare acids (aka chemical exfoliants)* Hyaluronic Acid: what is the buzz around this? * Why everyone should be using hyaluronic acid * Retinol: what is it? when should we be applying it?* Considerations when using retinol* The rules for layering and combining treatment skincare products (acids, retinols, vitamin C, etc.) * The misconception of dehydrated skin - stop applying thick, heavy creams* Summer + Humid weather Skincare tips* At home treatments and skincare tools* Steph's morning + night skincare routine TGB Challenge: Write down your skincare routine in order (both morning and night). Compare your current skincare routine order with the recommended order suggested by Steph. Get Involved: Share your skincare routine in a review and share what you learned in today's episode for an IG feature!! Steph's Links: Steph's Instagram: @stephgeebeauty Gee Beauty Instagram @geebeauty Gee Beauty Website Steph's YouTube The Green Belle Links: Gabby’s instagram @thegreenbelle Podcast instagram: @thegreenbellepodcast Gabby’s YouTube The Green Belle Website The Green Belles Secret Beauty Group(Closed Facebook Group) * to share and chat all about green + non-toxic beauty The Green Belle Facebook Page

46 MIN2019 JUL 11
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E. 29 Steph Gee of Gee Beauty on Why You Need a Vitamin C Serum, The Right Order in Applying Skincare Products, and Finding the Right Treatment Serum for Your Skin Goals

E. 28 Mary Futher of Kaia Naturals on Charcoal Deodorant, Detoxing Your Armpits, How to Survive the Stages of Detox and The Down-low on Dry Shampoo

In today's episode I had the lovely opportunity to chat with Mary Futher, the founder of Kaia Naturals. I had so much fun chatting with Mary all about the need for switching to natural deodorants, baking soda deodorants vs charcoal, how to survive the detox period of transitioning to a natural deodorant and the importance of using a non-aerosol dry shampoo. Episode Breakdown: * Introduction: Mary's career background and how she started Kaia Naturals* Mary's journey to creating the first non-toxic makeup remover wipe* Creating a charcoal deodorant rather than a baking soda deodorant* Why charcoal makes a great deodorizer* What do conventional antiperspirants do to our bodies?* The reasoning behind the name: Takesumi detox* Going through the stages of detox* Tips for making this detox period - less awful (for lack of a better word)?* What other factors are contributing to increased odour* The Underarm Bar - your go-to product for getting through the detox period and enhancing your deodorants powers* Walking through the scents available in the line* The down-low on the use of essential oils in deodorants vs fragrance-free* Chatting about the newest launch - the dry shampoo in both blonde and brunette.* What makes this dry shampoo different from the infamous (but mighty awful) batiste dry shampoo* Why should we apply dry shampoo at night?* The real way that you should be using dry shampoo and is there such thing as TOO MUCH? (hint: there is) GIVEAWAY DETAILS: * Leave a podcast review on iTunes sharing something you learned or loved about todays podcast episode (NOTE: if you are listening on another platform, you can screenshot the episode and share a review on your IG stories to qualify - and make sure you tag me so I can see)* Follow myself and Kaia Naturals on instagram * Leave your instagram handle (username) in the review so that I can message you via instagram if you are selected as the winner* Winner will be chosen July 17th DISCOUNT CODES: Kaia Naturals receive 15% off with code "TGB15" The Detox Market (Canada + US) use code GREENBELLE10 for 10% off your order (some exclusions apply) TGB Fave: Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish 24hr Wear Shade Medium Kaia Natural Links: Instagram @kaianaturals Website Stages of Detox The Green Belle Links: Gabby’s instagram @thegreenbelle Podcast instagram: @thegreenbellepodcast Gabby’s YouTube The Green Belle Website The Green Belles Secret Beauty Group(Closed Facebook Group) * to share and chat all about green + non-toxic beauty

67 MIN2019 JUL 7
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E. 28 Mary Futher of Kaia Naturals on Charcoal Deodorant, Detoxing Your Armpits, How to Survive the Stages of Detox and The Down-low on Dry Shampoo

E. 27 Katey Denno on Her Journey as a Celebrity Green Makeup Artist + Her Favourite Green Makeup Products and Tips

This was SUCH a fun episode to record. Can you freakin believe that I had the chance to chat with celebrity makeup artist Katey Denno?? She has worked on celebrities such as Olivia Wilde, Mindy Kaling, Amanda Seyfried, Amber Heard and MORE! She shares such a great story of how she started her career in makeup artistry and more specifically in green beauty! Side note - yes there is no formal intro. This week I have been TOTALLY swamped with work and scrambled to get this episode up - so regardless I hope you enjoy the interview! Episode Breakdown: * Katey's story of how she went from social worker to celebrity makeup artist* Katey's own green beauty journey* Katey's top pick for a high coverage foundation* Katey breaks down stick vs liquid vs powder foundation* Are we applying concealer wrong? * How to apply concealer* Katey's concealer faves * Colour correcting * Is there a waterproof mascara? * What green mascara does Katey use on the red carpet?* Katey's makeup application tips and beauty secrets Katey uses on the celebs* How to layer cream and powder products* The best lip liners Katey's Links: Katey's Instagram @kateydenno Katey's YouTube Channel Katey's Website Gabby's Links: Gabby's instagram @thegreenbelle Podcast instagram: @thegreenbellepodcast Gabby's YouTube The Green Belle Website The Green Belles Secret Beauty Group (Closed Facebook Group) * to share and chat all about green + non-toxic beauty The Green Belle Facebook Page

35 MIN2019 JUL 4
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E. 27 Katey Denno on Her Journey as a Celebrity Green Makeup Artist + Her Favourite Green Makeup Products and Tips
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