Paula Begoun: Choice, Truth and Hormones.
On this episode of the show I'm joined by Paula Begoun of Paula's Choice (@paulaschoiceuk) to talk about her skincare range, why she worries about all the misinformation about beauty out here on the internet and the two major changes we could all make to our beauty regimes for our best skin. Paula is a published author (here's her author page on Amazon.co.uk), was dubbed 'The Cosmetics Cop' by Oprah Winfrey and is a proud entrepreneur of 40 years - as you can imagine our conversation takes several twists and turns... From her days as a makeup artist, to suffering with acne and eczema and how that informed her feelings about topical skincare, to writing books and then starting her brand - it's all in here. We also talk about hormones and their effect on skin as well as health.
In this episode of the show Paula talks about her Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant*, £25, a lightweight exfoliating fluid that helps breakdown dead skin cells for skin that looks more radiant and feels smoother. It's a great lotion to have in your beauty arsenal if your skin is prone to looking dull and is also a good line of defence against blackheads.
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also in this episode...
Why I've fallen in love with the ceremony of 'setting' my makeup with powder thanks to the Real Techniques Powder Bleu Brushes and why the Lilibeth Brow Shaper is an essential piece of kit to get the best out of my makeup. Here's the link to Dr David Jack and the dermaplaning treatment I had for a piece in Stylist a couple of years ago. My impromptu cinema trip to see Baby Driver when my plan to podcast with Lindsey Kelk from Full Coverage was scuppered by a hectic schedule.
How listening to RuPaul and Michelle Visage's podcast What's the Tee? with Kelly Osbourne made me want to buy Kelly's book There is no F***ing Secret: Letters from a Badass Bitch. And how a bit of retail therapy led to an online splurge on the Four Sigmatic Lion's Mane and Chaga Mushroom Coffee after hearing about it on The Tim Ferriss Show - verdict to come...