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the ecowell podcast

Jul 16, 2019

In this episode, I spoke with Laura Markley, PhD student studying the impacts of plastics on the environment and human health, as well as founder of Waste-Free PhD. With ‘Plastic Free July’ upon us, I thought a conversation with her would be timely. In our conversation, we talked about her research on microplastics...


Jul 2, 2019

For this episode, I spoke with Paige Degarmo, a young cosmetic chemist based in the USA. I know quite a few of you guys, my listeners, are interested in pursuing a career in cosmetic sciences. Because cosmetic chemistry is such a niche, it’s not generally a career path presented as an option while in school…...


Jun 25, 2019

I think step number 1 to better understand sustainable beauty is understanding the word sustainable. Despite the fluff and green washing out there, there are metrics to look to for a better understanding. 

This past April I moderated a panel on the topic @theecomarketkw, featured here in this podcast - featuring...


Jun 18, 2019

In this episode, I spoke with Dr Mojgan Moddaresio, Cosmetics Safety assessor and Cosmetic compliance expert at Personal Care Regulatory. How is the safety of ingredients assessed before entering the market? Despite a whole lot of misinformation, they are in fact assessed, by a team of very competent scientists, albeit...


Jun 11, 2019

In this episode, I spoke with Laure-Anne Gillon, active ingredient expert at SEPPIC. This interview was focussed on the topic of her presentation at the latest Ontario SCC event - How Algae Benefits the Skin. We talked about algae in skincare, research into skin benefits, how algae may be a sustainable ingredient into...