November 20, 2023

EP. 189 — Deconstructing The Beauty Industry Hype with Jessica DeFino

Jameela is joined by beauty culture critic Jessica DeFino in a candid conversation about where her current research and journalism is taking her, after years of covering a multi-billion dollar beauty industry for major women’s magazines & beauty apps in the US. The two discuss the science of skincare products VS the science of skin, why the wellness industry makes you feel bad about yourself and the inherently disappointing pursuit of ‘anti-aging’. You’ll hear about current beauty trends that are unsettling your skin with longer term (and unknown) effects, some of the natural ways your skin repairs itself plus some practical takeaways (without a 12 step routine).

 

You can find more at Jessica’s substack: jessicadefino.substack.com/

And her IG @jessicadefino_

 

You can find transcripts from the show on the Earwolf website

 

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Send what you ‘weigh’ to iweighpodcast@gmail.com

 

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