Let’s redefine beauty standards! Today’s guest is Jessica DeFIno, a pro-skin and anti-product beauty reporter covering supportive and sustainable skincare based on science and spirituality. With a degree in songwriting from Berklee College of Music, she brings a unique perspective to her writing with the lyrical qualities of storytelling, fluency, and connection to the audience. Her work in the beauty industry started because she had a problem with it. Through her research on sustainable skin products, she seeks to find what is truly healthy to leave behind bad products that position themselves as empowering. Her work has been featured in the world’s leading media outlets, including the NY Times, Vogue, Allure, The Cut, and more.
- Jessica explains why she gives the middle finger to the entire beauty industry.
- Marketing lies in the beauty industry, and why paying more doesn’t mean having the best skincare product.
- What is Manuka Honey, and how did she get it after having dermatitis?
- Jojoba, as an exfoliator can help with the inherent peeling process of the skin.
- Oily and dry skin and how to take care of them.
- The biggest tip for acne; take a break from treatments to identify the problem and resolve it.
- Probiotics and maintenance of the microbiome; how we kill so much of our beneficial good bacteria by overdoing it with skincare often.
- What’s the deal with companies like Goop that positioned themselves as high-end luxury practices that could actually be done for free and that come from ancient indigenous cultures around the world?