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Episode 48: The Clean Beauty Industry: What You Need to Know with Jennifer Novakovich
One topic I didn’t know much about and wanted to educate myself on more was the “clean beauty” concept. Much like the food industry, the cosmetic industry is constantly marketing products based on their excluded ingredients. I’m sure you’ve heard “sulfate-free” and “paraben-free” before, but I wanted to know what that truly meant. Jennifer Novakovich joined me on this episode to debunk some beauty myths and enlighten us about what we really need to know about product safety.
Jennifer is a Canadian cosmetic chemist, science communicator, and podcaster at The Eco Well. For the first few years of her career, she worked as a science writer in the wellness and cosmetic space, and as a biochemistry tutor before she went back to school to study cosmetic chemistry. She has been working as a cosmetic formulator and consultant since 2016, where she helps brands develop formulations, navigate North American regulations, with fact checking for content and in developing science communication strategies.
Jennifer and I dive deep into understanding the clean beauty industry. We talk about the misconceptions around the safety, regulations, and sustainability of cosmetic products. We also cover the burning question of, what makes a beauty product ‘clean’?
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