We are so excited to introduce our brand new Green Beauty Conversations podcast to you! This article will introduce our new podcast, as well as sharing an exciting competition which we’ll be running until midnight UK time on March 6th, 2018. Read on to find out how to enter.
Introducing Green Beauty Conversations
The global green beauty community looks to Formula Botanica for guidance on major events in the industry, such as new ingredient releases, innovative formulation techniques and indie business guidance. To cater for this growing need, the school is launching its new Green Beauty Conversations podcast in March 2018.
The Green Beauty Conversations podcast will focus on key areas that Formula Botanica’s tens of thousands of wider community members want to hear, aiming to demystify topics that are confusing and subject to misinformation. The podcast will bring together a variety of experts to pass their knowledge on to the green beauty community.
All this knowledge and information will be in one easy to access place. The Green Beauty Conversations podcast allows listeners to engage with subjects such as indie beauty business growth, ingredients, creating a brand, as well as innovation in formulation. Listeners will also get the chance to hear from established brands in the green beauty sector.
We are proud and excited to lead the global green beauty conversation. Our brand-new podcast allows our award-winning school to continue supporting indie beauty brands around the world.
To download the first three episodes of the Green Beauty Conversations podcast, please visit:
The word “natural” is used a lot in the green beauty movement. But what does it really mean in relation to cosmetic ingredients? We explore the 4 shades of natural.
I am sure that we have all come across the term ‘chemical free’ somewhere. But what do people mean when they use that term? Are they just ignoring that all matter is a chemical or do they mean something else? We explore in more detail.
Our community is worried about cosmetics regulations and in this episode, we help clarify what they are, how they work and more importantly, provide some simple steps that you can take towards cosmetic compliance.
Our Podcast Competition
We want your help to get to the top of iTunes! To help us get there, we are giving away one place on our International Organic Skincare Entrepreneur Program (worth £2000) to celebrate the launch of our Green Beauty Conversations podcast.
Entering the competition is simple! All you need to do is follow these steps:
Step 1 – Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes
iTunes is software made by Apple for listening to music, audiobooks and podcasts. Formula Botanica’s new podcast is listed on iTunes. Not sure how to subscribe to a podcast on iTunes? Follow Apple’s advice by reading this article.
Step 2 – Download & Listen to the first 3 Episodes on iTunes
The first three episodes are now live! Once you’ve subscribed to the podcast, you’ll be able to download them and listen to them. Download them in iTunes and listen to them directly there if you want to be eligible to enter the competition.
Step 3 – Leave a review in iTunes
Once you’ve listened to the first episodes, please leave us an honest review in iTunes. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, once you’ve listened to the podcast then you’ll have the opportunity to leave a review. Find our podcast in iTunes, click on ‘Ratings and Reviews’ at the top of the page and then leave a rating and review.
Step 4 – Complete this form to tell us you’re entering the competition
Please complete this form and tell us that you’ve completed steps 1-3 and tell us the name/email you used to leave a review, so we can find you. Once you’ve completed this step, you’ve submitted your entry and you now stand a chance of winning a place on our International Organic Skincare Entrepreneur Program! Good luck!
Step 5 – We will choose a winner at random on March 8th/9th
Once we’ve received all of the entries, we will choose a winner at random. We will then verify that winner against their public review in iTunes and notify them by email of having won the competition. We will then publicly announce the winner. Please note that if we have not been able to verify the winner’s public review, then we will choose the next random name out of the hat.
OUR COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
Frequently Asked Questions
Click on the green buttons to read the answers.
A podcast is a free downloadable audio show that enables you to learn while you’re on the go. To subscribe our podcast for free, you’ll need an app to listen to the show.
No, you don’t. iTunes is available to download on every computer and even has an app available in the Google Play store.
Grab your phone or device and go to the iTunes store and search “Green Beauty Conversations” This will help you to download the free Podcasts App (produced by Apple) and then subscribe to the show from within that app. Every time we produce a new episode, you’ll get it downloaded right on your iDevice.
Download the Stitcher Radio app (free) and search for “Green Beauty Conversations.” Or, if you have already downloaded a podcasting client, follow the directions in the next bullet point. Please note that you won’t be able to enter the competition this way.
You can always listen to the show by clicking the audio file at the top of our blog post pages which host our podcast. Click here to listen to episode 1. We are also uploading all of the episodes to YouTube. Please note that you won’t be able to enter the competition this way.
You can also listen on your Mac by going to iTunes and selecting podcasts from the dropdown menu and searching for ‘Green Beauty Conversations’.
You can listen on your PC by downloading iTunes or by going to the Stitcher website: and signing up for a Stitcher account: https://www.stitcher.com and searching for ‘Green Beauty Conversations’. Please note that you won’t be able to enter the competition unless you use iTunes.
If you already listen to podcasts and have a podcatcher that you prefer, the feed you’ll need to add is http://formulabotanica.libsyn.com/rss. Please note that you won’t be able to enter the competition this way.
Apple is sometimes known to ‘throttle’ reviews if many are submitted at the same time. We are experiencing very high traffic numbers to our podcast at the moment so it may take some time for your review to show. If Apple isn’t letting you leave a review, we recommend trying again in a few hours. We will only accept competition entries that have successfully left a review in iTunes.
Competition Terms & Conditions
We’ve listed the small print for the competition here for your benefit. Click on the green button to read all of the Terms & Conditions. The highlights are:
- Please understand that there’s only one prize and the winner will be chosen at random
- Please don’t cheat
- Please be patient with the announcement as it will take some time for us to choose, find and announce a winner
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. THIS COMPETITION HAS NO AFFILIATION WITH ITUNES, APPLE OR ANY APPLE-RELATED BUSINESSES.
This Formula Botanica Contest (the “Contest”) is open to anyone anywhere in the world. Employees, Contractors and Consultants of Sponsor (as defined below) and other companies associated with the promotion of the Contest, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee, are not eligible.
The Contest is sponsored by Formula Botanica, a trademark registered and owned by Herb & Hedgerow Ltd, of Wadebridge House, 16 Wadebridge Square, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3AQ, United Kingdom.
Agreement to Official Rules
Entry in the Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of those Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein and/or required by applicable law.
The Contest begins on 28 February 2018 and ends on 7 March 2018 (the “Contest Period”). Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Contest Period.
How to Enter
Online: You may enter by visiting our website at the following hyperlink: https://formulabotanica.com/2018-competition and following the directions provided to fill out and submit the required entry information. By entering the Contest online, you understand that you will be automatically subscribed to our mailing list, and may receive communications from us from time to time in the future, and you expressly consent to agree to such subscription and communications.
Limit one (1) submitted entry per person for the duration of the Contest Period, regardless of method of submission. Entries received in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
6.Prize Drawing; Odds of Winning
On or about 8 March 2018, the Sponsor will select the potential winners in a random drawing, without replacement, from among all eligible entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the total number of eligible entries.
The potential winners will be notified by email. The Sponsor will attempt to notify each potential winner via email on or about 8 March 2018. If any potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) business days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, or is disqualified for any reason, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries. Each winner will be required to complete, electronically sign and submit a Declaration of Compliance, in form as provided by Sponsor, within five (5) business days of the date notice or attempted notice is first sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to submit the Declaration of Compliance within the required time period, that potential winner forfeits the prize. If the potential winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, who will be required to sign the Declaration of Compliance on the potential winner’s behalf and fulfill any other requirements imposed on the winner as set forth herein. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and with applicable law, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all such requirements. Sponsor will take reasonable steps to ensure that all prizes are fulfilled within approximately thirty (30) calendar days after the conclusion of the Contest (the “Award Period”).
1 prize will be awarded. Main prize – one place on Formula Botanica’s International Organic Skincare Entrepreneur Program, starting in March 2018. Prize valued at £2000.
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the even the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. This reserved right is in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other rights and remedies available to Sponsor either in equity or at law. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney fees) and any other remedies from such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
10.RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSOR, OTHER COMPANIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONTEST, EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES AND ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AGENTS (THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ENTRY OR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST OR RECEIPT OR USE OF THE PRIZE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (A) ANY TECHNICAL ERRORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONTEST, INCLUDING LOST, INTERRUPTED OR UNAVAILABLE INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER (ISP), NETWORK, SERVER, WIRELESS SERVICE PROVIDER, OR OTHER CONNECTIONS, AVAILABILITY OR ACCESSIBILITY OR MISCOMMUNICATIONS OR FAILED COMPUTER, SATELLITE, TELEPHONE, CELLULAR TOWER OR CABLE TRANSMISSIONS, LINES, OR TECHNICAL FAILURE OR JUMBLED, SCRAMBLED, DELAYED, OR MISDIRECTED TRANSMISSIONS OR COMPUTER HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE MALFUNCTIONS, FAILURES OR DIFFICULTIES; (B) UNAUTHORIZED HUMAN INTERVENTION IN THE CONTEST; (C) MECHANICAL, NETWORK, ELECTRONIC, COMPUTER, HUMAN, PRINTING OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS; (D)APPLICATION DOWNLOADS, (E) ANY OTHER ERRORS OR PROBLEMS IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ERRORS THAT MAY OCCUR IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE CONTEST, THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNER, THE CANCELLATION OR POSTPONEMENT OF THE EVENT AND/OR THE FLYOVER, IF APPLICABLE, THE INCORRECT DOWNLOADING OF THE APPLICATION THE PROCESSING OF ENTRIES APPLICATION DOWNLOADS OR IN ANY CONTEST-RELATED MATERIALS; OR (F) INJURY, DEATH, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY WHICH MAY BE CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM ENTRANTS PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST OR ACCEPTANCE, RECEIPT OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE. ENTRANT FURTHER AGREES THAT IN ANY CAUSE OF ACTION, THE RELEASED PARTIES’ AGGREGATE LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE COST OF ENTERING AND PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, IF ANY, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL THE ENTRANT BE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE ATTORNEYS FEES OR COSTS OF COURT. RELEASED PARTIES ARE ALSO NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE INFORMATION, WHETHER CAUSED BY SITE USERS, TAMPERING, HACKING, OR BY ANY EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED WITH OR UTILIZED IN THE CONTEST. SPONSOR HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS, AND ENTRANT HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVES, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE RIGHT TO CLAIM ANY PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES, HOWSOEVER CAUSED, AND REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH SUCH CLAIM MAY BE BASED.
Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in England and Wales, and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts, waiving any and all objection thereto, including without limitation objection based on forum non conveniens. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of England and Wales, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than England and Wales.
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Lorraine Dallmeier is a Biologist, Environmental Scientist and the Director of Formula Botanica, the award-winning online organic cosmetic science school. Read more about Lorraine and the Formula Botanica Team.