Podcast 208: Is beauty actually the beast?

beauty industry the beast

Have you ever felt isolated due to a beauty concern, thinking you’re the only one struggling? Last week on the Green Beauty Conversations podcast, we uncovered a startling reality about hair loss among women, a topic too often shrouded in silence.

This week, we dive deeper into the beauty industry’s untold stories, challenging the myths that make us feel like anomalies. Join host Lorraine Dallmeier in an eye-opening episode that not only questions the standards set by the beauty industry, but celebrates our unique human diversity.

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Inspiring quote:

“Humanity is a huge diverse pot of people. We all look different, struggle with different issues, and come from different walks of life. It’s time we celebrate this diversity and representation of our humanity.” – Lorraine Dallmeier

Key takeaways include:

  • The beauty industry is complicit: The industry exists to make products that clean and enhance appearance, so they will focus on what you look like, instead of enhancing your overall physical and mental health.
  • Hair loss in women: The silence around female hair loss contributes to a sense of isolation among women. High-profile stories, like Jada Pinkett-Smith’s, are rare but vital for awareness and support.
  • Hyperpigmentation realities: Often perceived as a flaw needing correction, hyperpigmentation affects more women than men. Slow changes in industry representation don’t fully counteract the narrative of ‘abnormality’.
  • The myth of cellulite: Framed as an unsightly condition by the beauty industry, cellulite is a normal feature of all body types, challenging the push for ineffective cosmetic solutions.
  • Celebrating diversity: The call for representation across the beauty industry is growing. Celebrating humanity’s diversity means acknowledging and showcasing our differences, moving beyond superficial advertising.
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Lorraine Dallmeier

Lorraine Dallmeier is a Biologist, Chartered Environmentalist and the CEO of Formula Botanica, the award-winning online organic cosmetic science school. Read more about Lorraine and the Formula Botanica Team.

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