Your Purpose is Beauty Episode 7: Time to Anti-Haul: Telling You the (Mostly Eco/Beauty) Products I’m Not Going to Buy & Why

february 4, 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 7: Time to Anti-Haul: Telling You the (Mostly Eco/Beauty) Products I’m Not Going to Buy & Why

Anti-haul videos gained popularity on YouTube several years ago vis-à-vis Kimberly Clark (“what I’m not gonna buy!”). They are a useful, important, and entertaining antidote to “haul” videos where bloggers/youtubers showcase all the beauty products they just spent money on, or were sent to them. The beauty industry/capitalism thrives on making us feel like we need the latest and greatest from their collections, limited edition releases, or updated and novel formulas. Well, sometimes we don’t! I haven’t done an anti-haul video in far too long, so we’re trying it today as a podcast. I’m discussing mostly eco/beauty products, a few lifestyle things, and even a couple of redactions from past anti-hauls (things change!).

References from episode –
Collagen peptides
Instant Pot
Past Anti-Haul Videos on YouTube:
Mercedes Doesn’t Shop: Luxury Supplements, Glossier’s Latest, Sparkly Eye Color
(Eco) Beauty + Lifestyle Anti-Haul // To Inspire Consumer Vigilance this Holiday Season

Products discussed (I don’t include shopping links for anti-hauls because…I obviously don’t want to promote buying them! : p ) –
Aether Beauty Palettes: Summer Solstice & Amethyst Gemstone
Goop Exfoliating Instant Facial
Vintner’s Daughter Active Treatment Essence
African Botanics Baobab Clay Oxygenating Cleanser
Kimiko Superfine Eyebrow Pencil Automatique
Kjaer Weis Pressed Translucent Powder (for now…)
Kjaer Weis Lip Pencils (for now…)
Wildling Beauty Empress Wand
Beautycounter and MLMs generally
Peloton Bike
Facial acupuncture (rethinking this, from my skincare philosophy episode)

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