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The Eco Well podcast

May 28, 2019

In this episode, I spoke with Belinda Carli from the Institute of Personal Care Sciences in an HLB 101 to help make formulating easier. HLB, or hydrophilic-lipophilic balance, of the ingredients you incorporate into your emulsions play a role in their end feel and function, but why? In our conversation, Belinda broke...


May 21, 2019

In this episode, I spoke with Katerina Stetz and Sam Farmer, two brand owners and fellow personal care podcasters, their podcast is called Farmer & Stetz. Our conversation was focused on misinformation in the cosmetics space, where it’s coming from, ‘green’ and ‘clean’ beauty, steps moving forward, and lots...


May 14, 2019

By now I’m sure you’ve heard some of the hype regarding a recent study on sunscreen that was released last week in JAMA. With coverage usually using bold titles like “SUNSCREENS ABSORB ALL THE WAY INTO YOUR BLOOD”, there’s no shortage of bad journalism on this study. In response to all of this, I decided to...


May 7, 2019

In this episode, I spoke with Benjamin Schwartz from AAK about oil chemistry for cosmetics. Oils are such an important component of cosmetic product formulations, with so many intricacies with respect to best usage. Which fat will be best for your formula and why? How can we use fat chemistry to predict stability? What...