Your Purpose is Beauty Episode 6: My Current Skincare Philosophy: Discussing Skin Integrity, Retinol, Facial Massage and More

february 2, 2020 | by: mercedes | filed under: podcast, episodes

Your Purpose is Beauty brings you eco/organic, luxury, and niche beauty product reviews and critique, as well as intellectual discussion about the beauty and alternative health industries. Hosted by independent beauty journalist and PhD sociologist Mercedes Lyson, this podcast will also explore why people have chosen beauty as their profession or passion through interviews with brand founders, beauty professionals, bloggers/influencers, and creatives. Exclusive episodes of this podcast are available at, and Mercedes’ 6 years of eco beauty video content can be found at

Episode 6: My Current Skincare Philosophy: Discussing Skin Integrity, Retinol, Facial Massage and More

Articulating one’s skincare philosophy is a way to develop deeper self-knowingness and beauty empowerment, providing a boundary between yourself and incessant beauty marketing and advertising. Today I discuss the basic tenants of my ever-evolving approach to taking care of my skin: minimal actives/exfoliation, skin nourishment, ample facial massage/manual work, and proper (albeit unconventional) skincare layering.

References from episode –
In Fiore 4-2-4 Cleansing Method
In Fiore on product layering
Noy Skincare
Kristina Holey
Marie Veronique
Allure Article on Environmental Growth Factor
Britta Beauty/Wildling Beauty
Therapeutic Skin Coach
Cecily Braden
Gua Sha Facial at Great Jones Spa (New York City)
MMandL Show on YouTube

Products mentioned –
Josh Rosebrook Active Enzyme Exfoliator*
Ayuna Essence*
Osmia Adzuki Bean Mask
Odacité Rose Gommage*
Inlight Chocolate Mask
Blissoma Phyto-Brightening Serum*
Kahina Argan Oil
Pai Rosehip Bio-Regenerate Oil
Marie Veronique Vitamin C, E & Ferulic
Bluh Alchemy Multi-C Serum*

SPFs –
Suntegrity Impeccable Skin
Blissoma Photonic SPF 25
Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream
Honua Malu SPF
Marie Veronique SPF
Coola SPFs
Supergoop SPFs
Juice Beauty CC Cream
Arcona SPF powder

Skincare I’m Currently Using/Options –
Honua Aloha Youth Serum*
Honua Olena Face Oil*
Odacité Wild Carrot Serum Concentrate*
In Fiore Transparence
Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator*
Maya Chia The Optimist Hydrating Essence*
In Fiore Vis Clair Supreme
Lilfox Kahlahai*
Odacité Baobob Sarsparilla Rollerball*
Biossance Peptide Eye Gel
In Fiore Complexe de Fleur
Ayuna Cream II
In Fiore Crème de Fleur
Lepaar Beauty Balm*
In Fiore Fleur Vibrante
Kari Gran Essential Balm

*Items were sent as PR samples. Some links are affiliate links, meaning I receive a small commission if you choose to shop through them. Thank you, if you’re so inclined!

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