Is "Both-Sidism" Really Killing Us? Featuring Tim Caufield
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by The Eco Well
2M ago
This podcast was about false balance; what it is, how to spot it and what the greater issue with it is. What's wrong with public form debates on science? Particularly on topics that have a lot of evidence to support one POV vs a fringe viewpoint. For example, sunscreens aren't the cause of coral bleaching, widely supported by the evidence, vs it is, supported by outlier data. This episode features Canadian sci-comm treasure, Tim Caulfield for our 2023 finale ..read more
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Cosmetic Chemists Reacts: Beauty Trends. Feat. Lanesa Mahon
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by The Eco Well
3M ago
This week's episode is a cosmetic chemists reaction episode, featuring the POV of cosmetic science PhD student Lanesa Mahon @raya.faces and myself. Topic: beauty trends. Trends we reacted to include: microbiome skincare, biotech beauty, menopausal skincare, dermatologist brands, green beauty and more!  Interested in supporting the podcast? Find us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/theecowell ..read more
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A microplastics 101 with Laura Markley PhD
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by The Eco Well
3M ago
This podcast episode is a 101 on microplastics in beauty. What do we mean when we say "plastic" and "microplastic"? What's the microplastic issue like in beauty? To help me cover the topic, this week I was joined with microplastic researcher, Laura Markley PhD. Enjoy!   Interested in supporting the podcast? Find us on patreon at www.patreon.com/theeecowell ..read more
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Truth in Beauty Panel Replay
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by The Eco Well
3M ago
This is a replay of a panel I moderated at the SCC California Suppliers Day, presented by Independent Beauty Association. The conversation was broadly about the impacts of misinformation in beauty, and opportunities for course correction. Panelists included some of my favorite LA based sci-commers; Allison Kent-Gunn @allisonturquoise, Javon Ford @javonford16, Jane Tsui @janethechemist and Valerie George @cosmetic_chemist. Enjoy!   Interested in supporting the podcast? Find us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/theecowell         ..read more
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An update on animal testing in cosmetics, featuring Carol Treasure PhD
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by The Eco Well
3M ago
What is the current state of animal testing in cosmetics? Why has it happened, does it still happen - if so, where and why? And where are we at with alternatives? New podcast alert! Our latest episode featured Dr. Carol Treasure from XCellR8, an animal-free in-vitro safety testing lab. There’s so much complexity to this topic, and I think there have been some seriously missed opportunities from the cosmetics industry for communicating what’s happening and has happened. I hope the episode does the topic justice. Enjoy!   Interested in supporting the podcast? Find us on Patreon at www.patre ..read more
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A claims 101 with Craig Weiss of Consumer Product Testing
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by The Eco Well
4M ago
A deep dive into claims with claims expert, Craig Weiss of Consumer Product Testing. What do the claims you see on labels actually mean? What's a strong claim and what's just puffery? And how can you as a consumer more effectively read labels? This podcast explored all this and more!    Interested in supporting the podcast? Find us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/theecowell ..read more
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The Rise of Class Action Lawsuits in Beauty with Avril Love
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by The Eco Well
4M ago
There have been so many class action lawsuits in beauty over the last few years. What does it all mean? Are products on the market unsafe? Have these lawsuits become a cost of business in the USA? Are they making products safer? To help me unpack the topic, this weeks episode featured Avril Love, counsel at K&L Gates. Enjoy! Interested in supporting the podcast? Find us at Patreon at www.patreon.com/theecowell ..read more
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A Deep Dive into Curly Hair with Dr Crystal Porter
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by The Eco Well
4M ago
This episode featured hair scientist, Dr Crystal Porter from Mane Insights, in a deep dive into curly hair. We dove into the nitty gritty of the structure of curly hair, and the science behind keeping it in good shape. Hope you enjoy the episode as much as I did! Quick edit - in this episode, Crystal mentioned "consumer scientist." She meant "citizen scientist" :). Interested in supporting the podcast? Find us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/theecowell ..read more
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Diversity & Inclusion through the Lens of Disability with Bart Maxon
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by The EcoWell
9M ago
This week's episode featured Bart Maxon - cosmetic scientist, creator of 20 patents, and recent recipient of the SCC Merit Award. Important to this conversation, he's achieved all of this as a 4’6” achondroplasia dwarf who's had several spinal surgeries, operating in an industry where accessibility has been an ongoing improvement for those with disabilities. I'm really inspired by Bart's story. From being told that he'd never work in a lab, to becoming a Senior Development Scientist at Dow. In this conversation, we talked about diversity and inclusion, through the lens of individuals with disa ..read more
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Challenges and Opportunities for the Suncare Sector, Panel
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by The Eco Well
9M ago
This episode featured the closing panel from Michelle @labmuffinbeautyscience and my Sunscreen E-Summit, which happened a few weeks ago.  On the topic of Challenges and Opportunities for the Suncare Sector. In conversation with Meredith Petillo, Senior Director of Technical & Regulatory Services at IBA, Stan Krus, Senior Technology Manager Sun Care at BASF, Carl D’Ruiz,  Head of Personal Care and Pharma Regulatory and Scientific Affairs at DSM, and Michelle Wong, PhD. Enjoy!   Interested in supporting the podcast? Find us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/theecowell ..read more
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