Your Purpose is Beauty Episode 12: What’s New & Intriguing (to me) in Eco/Organic/Luxury Beauty: Skincare, Makeup and Holistic Beauty

february 24, 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 12:What’s New & Intriguing (to me) in Eco/Organic/Luxury Beauty: Skincare, Makeup and Holistic Beauty

Akin to a beauty wishlist, but something different…today we’re talking about what I’ve found recently that’s new and interesting in eco/organic/luxury beauty. While I’m not necessarily into what is “trendy” in the beauty space (i.e. CBD infusions, retinols, bakuchiol, at-home devices), I gravitate to products that seem both beautiful and functional, incorporate systems of healing like ayurveda or TCM, or that have unique ingredients that feel resonant with what I might be needing.

Thank you to today’s episode partner, Aleavia. You can shop Alevia’s prebiotic skin and body care range here, and use the code LAMOUR15 for 15% off your order.

References from episode –
Review of Feb 2020 Beauty Heroes Box feat. Blüh Alchemy
Review of Oct 2017 Beauty Heroes Box feat. Linné
Review of July 2018 Beauty Heroes True Botanicals Box feat. True Botanicals
Lepaar x Boxwalla

Past Eco Hair Care Videos I’ve done –
The Hair Chronicles (March 2018)
Comprehensive Hair Care Routine (Nov 2016)

Podcast episodes referenced –
Interview with Michelle Ranavat
Valentine’s Day episode

Products discussed –
Floracopeia Luna Flores Cleansing Dew
Bamford Refining Exfoliator
Anda Enzyme Serum-Masque
ISUN Lemon-Balsam Cleanser
Linné Face Kit
Beuti Skin 3-in-1 Enzyme Cleanser
Malaya Organics Advanced Repair Mask
Earthwise Beauty On A Swing Among Trees In A Mist
Solara Suncare

(M)ANASI 7 All Over Shine Glossy Finish (Cristallo)
Rituel de Fille Celestial Sphere Eye Soot
Tower 28 Shine On Lip Jelly
OGEE Tinted Sculpted Lip Oil
Aether Beauty Highlights

Other Beauty:
Floracopeia Mouth Rescue
Paavani Ayurveda Copper Tongue Scraper
Uma Navel Therapy Oils
Minois Paris Magic Balm
Mukti Botanic Shampoo + Conditioner
Henné Hand Cream
Kahina Hand Cream
Reverie Oath Botanical Perfume
Aromatherapy Associates Forest Therapy Bath & Shower Oil

*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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