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What’s the secret to the world’s glowiest skin? Why use clean, nontoxic personal-care products? (And what’s the easiest way to make the shift?) Can lasers and injectables really make a person look better? What skin-care tips and hair ideas are worthwhile? What does it mean to look and feel pretty or sexy or even beautiful? And can we—should we—try to sustain that as we get older? When it comes to beauty, there are 70 billion questions. On The Beauty Closet, the newest podcast from goop, editors Jean Godfrey-June and Megan O’Neill are going to answer as many of them as they can. They’ll have help fr​om top makeup artists, dermatologists, cleanbeauty founders, researchers, plastic surgeons, hairstylists, and of course their boss, Gwyneth Paltrow.

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United States

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Cadence13

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What’s the secret to the world’s glowiest skin? Why use clean, nontoxic personal-care products? (And what’s the easiest way to make the shift?) Can lasers and injectables really make a person look better? What skin-care tips and hair ideas are worthwhile? What does it mean to look and feel pretty or sexy or even beautiful? And can we—should we—try to sustain that as we get older? When it comes to beauty, there are 70 billion questions. On The Beauty Closet, the newest podcast from goop, editors Jean Godfrey-June and Megan O’Neill are going to answer as many of them as they can. They’ll have help fr​om top makeup artists, dermatologists, cleanbeauty founders, researchers, plastic surgeons, hairstylists, and of course their boss, Gwyneth Paltrow.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Power of the Mirror Moment

6/9/2021
The few minutes every morning you take to smooth on skin care and consider yourself and the day ahead are far more significant than they seem, says Francesco Clark, the founder of Clark’s Botanicals, a national ambassador for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, and the author of Walking Papers: The Accident That Changed My Life, and the Business That Got Me Back on My Feet. “It’s about bringing forth and strengthening your inner hero,” says Clark. “And that spine-tingling sensation of walking down the street and feeling so in tune with yourself that a stranger smiles at you.” (For more, see The Beauty Closet hub.) To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:19:32

Why Serums (and Crystal Therapy Mats) Are Seriously Funny

6/2/2021
The easy assumption about POOG, the hilarious, wellness-obsessed podcast by comedians and longtime friends Kate Berlant and Jacqueline Novak, is that it’s a parody or critique of goop. “We’re true believers,” says Berlant. “People—fools—were like, ‘Oh, are you making fun of goop, making fun of wellness?’ And we’re like, ‘No, sweetie.’ And just so everyone is clear, skin care is also wellness. We love it all.” So along with cracking up uncontrollably, goop beauty editors Jean Godfrey-June and Megan O’Neill get to talk about spa treatments, clean beauty, and homemade crystal-healing mats with the women of POOG, the podcast The New Yorker called “a laugh from inside the house that the wellness industry built” on this week’s episode of The Beauty Closet. (For more, see The Beauty Closet hub.) To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:05:55

How the Ultimate Networker Gets Her Glowing Skin

5/26/2021
If you’ve ever been to a WIE Suite event—they’re part TED Talk, part really fun party, with a stealth career-development aspect—you’ve felt you were part of a very smart, very chic, very powerful sisterhood. Weaving effortlessly through the famous fashion designers, female founders, and CEOs, Dee Poku is the stylish queen bee of it all, introducing, connecting, and celebrating. On The Beauty Closet this week, Poku talks with Jean Godfrey-June and Megan O’Neill about connection, power, and confidence, along with the secrets to her glowy skin and signature bangs. As a young girl in Ghana, Poku knew the world was hers. “I grew up in an environment where everyone looked like me—where everyone was Black and people in positions of power looked like me,” she says. “It grounded me with the sense that I could be all I wanted to be.” After years in the entertainment industry, Poku founded the WIE Suite—a business community centered around sisterhood and empowerment. “It’s space where women who’ve achieved success can be in the same room with women earlier on in their journey,” says Poku. “It’s a collective support system.” (For more, see The Beauty Closet hub.) To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:09:48

The Empress of (Irresistible) Clean Makeup

5/19/2021
On red carpets and photo shoots, makeup artist Gucci Westman’s thing—what she’s famous for—is glowy, natural-looking skin and a can’t-put-your-finger-on-it air of glamour. She delivers the same look with her runaway-bestselling makeup line, which raised the bar on both luxury and cool in the clean beauty space. The story of how she got there starts with a big break at Vogue, then runway shows for major fashion houses, like Oscar de la Renta and Diane von Furstenberg, as well as movies, like Being John Malkovich and French Exit. After waking up to clean beauty and the fact that clean makeup lacked both chicness and efficacy, she created Westman Atelier. On this week’s episode of The Beauty Closet, Westman gives Jean and Megan some incredible makeup tips, along with unforgettable stories about growing up with hippie parents and landing smack-dab in the middle of the fashion world. (For more, see The Beauty Closet hub.) To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:05:44

How a Tough, Gorgeous Former Race Car Driver Slows Down

5/12/2021
As the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel car racing, Danica Patrick never felt she needed to soft-pedal her gender or minimize her considerable physical appeal to make other people more comfortable. “It's that saying: The way that you treat me says nothing about me and everything about you,” she says. Patrick’s wisdom on this topic is deep and absolutely inspiring, as was our entire interview with her. A seasoned podcast host herself (her podcast, Pretty Intense, has featured guests including Kimberly Snyder, Wim Hof, and Neil deGrasse Tyson), she’s full of funny stories—she had twenty minutes to prepare for interviewing Tyson, for instance—and great, grounded advice on how to stay motivated, beautiful, and true to yourself. (For more, see The Beauty Closet hub.) To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:01:54

The BFFs Who Created a Business around Beautiful Food

5/5/2021
They founded Sakara Life—the plant-based food delivery program that changed the way we eat—on $700 they raised by throwing a dinner party for friends. Ten years, several babies, and a whole lot of material and spiritual success later, best friends and co-CEOs Danielle Duboise and Whitney Tingle are as open and curious as ever, which helped make this episode one of our all-time favorites (it also helps, of course, that the two are seasoned podcast hosts). We got their take on everything—the difference between a cleanse and a diet, how to break away from conventional solutions to problems like acne, growing a business from practically nothing, why breastfeeding during meetings can change the world, and why it’s more important to focus on what you are eating rather than what you aren’t—and it’s just magical. (For more, see The Beauty Closet hub.) To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:17:53

Expert on (Beauty) Expert with Monica Padman

4/28/2021
We are full-on Armchairies here at goop, so the chance to interview Monica Padman, half of the Armchair Expert brain trust (GP interviewed the other half, Dax Shepard, here—do not miss it), had us pinching ourselves. Whether Padman, cocreator and cohost with Shepard of the smash-hit podcast (she’s also editor, producer, and erstwhile fact-checker), was interviewing Yuval Harari, Glennon Doyle, Ibram X. Kendi, or perhaps Bill Gates when we heard her mention an enthusiasm for beauty, we no longer remember. All we know is we pounced and somehow convinced her to come on our podcast—and it was amazing. Whether she’s talking about growing up Indian American in Georgia or how she holds own with her brilliant guests, Padman is smart, full of insights, and always hilarious. (For more, see The Beauty Closet hub.) To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:05:54

The Moment I Learned to (Really) Love My Hair

4/21/2021
Actress, author, entrepreneur, single mom, and mental health advocate Taraji P. Henson credits much of her enormous success (she was nominated for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, won a Golden Globe for Empire and a SAG award for Hidden Figures, sang vocals for the Oscar-winning theme song ofHustle & Flow, and wrote a bestselling and wildly inspiring memoir, Around the Way Girl) to embracing her differences. For her, that’s meant being herself in auditions (as opposed to playing to stereotypes), standing up to teachers as she was raising her son, and one day on a magazine shoot, learning to love her natural hair texture. That experience eventually led to TPH by Taraji, an absolutely incredible line of hair care that’s now sold across the country at Target. Henson has lived more life in her fifty years than most people do in a hundred; her story is fascinating and inspiring (and we got her to tell us the secret behind her skin, which is the glowiest, softest, healthiest-looking we’ve ever seen). (For more, see The Beauty Closet hub.) To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:55:44

A Style Guru’s New Obsession: Fantastic Lashes

4/14/2021
She changed how we dressed and put J.Crew on the map, and now Jenna Lyons has come out with chic, next-level false eyelashes that flatter any face. (Truly, whether you’ve never tried lashes before or you’re a pro, there is nothing like a pair of her LoveSeen lashes.) The style icon’s newest chapter—after a career highlighted by running J.Crew (and Madewell, and J.Crew Factory, all at the same time) and starring as herself on Girls—involves the title role on Stylish with Jenna Lyons on HBO, hotel design, and so much more under her Lyons L.A.D. umbrella (she named her new company Lyons Life After Death) that it’s hard to keep up. Her story—growing up with a genetic disorder that left her without eyelashes, among other issues—is surprising, not to mention as inspiring as it gets. We knew she loved fashion, but as we discover on The Beauty Closet, she’s a full-on beauty maven, with a specialty in exfoliation.(For more, see The Beauty Closet hub.) To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:07:00

A Dermatologist and Skin Cancer Surgeon on What Lasers Can Do and Why Race Plays into Her Work

12/23/2020
What are the best techniques for smoothing crow’s-feet? Is the phrase “Black don’t crack” true? What really can be done with lasers? How do you freshen someone up without making them look “done”? What does it mean to specialize in skin of color? NYC-based Michelle Henry, MD, a Mount Sinai– and Harvard-trained dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon, has brilliant, super useful answers to questions on everything from how to feel and look our best as we age to whether there’s an “ideal” facial structure—and it’s all on the latest episode of The Beauty Closet. Henry has the kind of reassuring humor you’d expect from a lifelong girlfriend and a perspective on what it means to feel beautiful and confident in a wider sense—beyond in-office treatments and supercreams, race, age, and even her own aesthetic techniques. It’s just an incredible episode. (For more, see The Beauty Closet hub.) To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:55:45

The Brow Whisperer

12/16/2020
You can shape gorgeous, natural-looking, defined brows at home, and on this week’s episode of The Beauty Closet, the legendary Jimena—pronounced he-méh-nah—Garcia tells us how. Garcia, who’s Chanel’s first-ever brow artist, is about not just creating naturally defined, face-sculpting arches but also how to see the beauty in your own face and develop your own sense of beauty and style. She gives Jean Godfrey-June and Megan O’Neill easy-to-follow tips on how to shape and maintain flattering brows at home, no matter how haywire, bushy, or sparse your canvas. (During the pandemic she’s been holding digital brow workshops and master classes, so she’s great at DIY brow advice.) She answers all our questions, from how to make brow plucking hurt less to the easiest way to create an arch. (For more, see The Beauty Closet hub.) To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:01:19

Love Your Body, Eat for Glow, and an Easy Way to Make Your World More Inclusive

12/9/2020
Listen to Koya Webb and you walk away with a revived confidence in yourself, your body, your love life, and even your ability to kill it at work. On the latest episode of The Beauty Closet, the life coach, motivational speaker, and yogi talks about how not to freeze when someone says something insulting or offensive (the freeze—we know it well), the best foods for glowing skin, the difference between healthy weight loss and disordered eating, and navigating the overwhelmingly White wellness space as a person of color. Webb’s evolution from top athlete to model to wellness guru involved personal struggles with depression and body image, and she uses that perspective in her work with clients to powerful effect. She’s one of the most inspiring, genuinely enlightening people we know, and this conversation is as joyful and actionable as it gets. (For more, see The Beauty Closet hub.) To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:02:47

Easy Ayurvedic Tips for Your Skin, Hair, and Life

12/2/2020
From the skin-replenishing magic of her beautiful organic oils to easy ways to shift your energy with food or movement, UMA founder Shrankhla Holecek manages to make practices based in Ayurveda—the ancient Indian system of plant-based medicine—both simple and approachable. Her offhanded mix of glamour and down-to-earth-iness couldn’t be more charming, even when she’s giving us tips on how to use navel oil (!) on the latest episode of the Beauty Closet podcast. “Simply put, Ayurveda is guidance on how best to live your life,” says Holecek. “It’s taking care of your body, mental well-being, and relationships; it’s making sure to release emotions from your body so that they don’t build up as toxicity; and [it’s] eating seasonally to best serve your body.” Holecek’s advice for boosting radiance, soothing breakouts, balancing mood, and giving hair more shine is incredible, and we also love her point that wrinkles aren’t necessarily something to be erased. (For more, see The Beauty Closet hub.) To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:15:24

The Clean Dentist Who’s Making Us Rethink Everything about Our Teeth

11/18/2020
There’s a reason most conventional toothpastes say, “Do not swallow,” says top Beverly Hills dentist Kourosh Maddahi, DDS, who blows beauty editors Jean Godfrey-June and Megan O’Neill’s minds this week on The Beauty Closet with some startling realities and expert tips for keeping your teeth healthy (and white). The mouth’s microbiome, he says, is our first line of defense, yet most mouthwashes and toothpastes are designed to kill all bacteria. Maddahi is the creator of Lumineaux—the first clean oral-care line (including the best whitening strips we’ve ever tried)—and he gives us the facts about what really makes teeth look older, how to fight bad breath (hint: not with mint), and a must-know trick for anyone who loves lemon water in the morning. There’s more: how common prescription meds can decimate the bacteria in our mouths, thus causing cavities, and why root canals can do a number on our health—all of it amazing and instantly habit-changing. (For more, see The Beauty Closet hub.) To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:04:35

Her Face Oil Is Epic; So Is Her Skin. We Had to Know More

11/11/2020
Nyakio Grieco has hands down the glowiest skin we’ve ever seen, and on this week’s episode of the Beauty Closet podcast, the nyakio Beauty founder and CEO tells Jean Godfrey-June and Megan O’Neill about the clean ingredients from Africa that make all the difference. From the beauty secrets she got from her grandmother, a farmer in Kenya, to her experiences as one of the most successful Black clean beauty founders in the business, Grieco’s perspective is unique: This summer’s uprising over racial injustice had her reflecting on her early struggles to find funding and a foothold with retailers. “It’s a beautiful thing that so many people are finally seeing people who deserve to have been seen for far too long,” she says. Listen to hear how she’s helping change the narrative for fellow Black founders, her prescription for great skin, how YouTube tutorials can help you raise your kids, and why she feels the most beautiful in her forties. (For more, see The Beauty Closet hub.) To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:59:45

Stop Waiting for Your Perfect Weight

11/2/2020
“The size 2 women are just as obsessed as the size 22 women,” says Instagram star, style blogger, and female beauty founder Katie Sturino. “It’s in our culture everywhere that women are just not the right size—no matter what size we are.” In this week’s episode of The Beauty Closet, Sturino talks about how we can go about rejecting that narrative and what can open up in its place. How own journey—from high-end fashion executive to powerful style influencer (the day she wore a G. Label sweaterdress was a big one here at goop) at The12ishStyle.com and founder and CEO of Megababe, one of our all-time favorite clean beauty companies (hello, Thigh Rescue and Bust Dust!)—is both thrilling and inspiring, and she’s also one of the funniest people you’ll ever meet. But it’s her super smart observations about women and weight that will keep you listening to the very end—when she turns the tables on Jean and Megan and asks them all her beauty questions! (For more, see The Beauty Closet hub.) To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:53:01

Quit Your Job, Invent an Amazing Natural Deodorant, and Sell It All for Millions

10/28/2020
Before she changed the world and sold her natural deodorant company for millions of dollars, Jaime Schmidt was a mom mixing batches of essential oils and botanicals in her kitchen, making the rounds at farmer’s markets in Portland, OR, and trying to create something of a unicorn: Natural deodorant that really works. How she cracked the code—and turned her business into a powerful brand—is the fascinating story we explore on the newest episode of The Beauty Closet podcast. (For more, see The Beauty Closet hub.) To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:45:42

No-Makeup Makeup, Ultranatural-Looking Skin, and More from the Queen of French-Girl Beauty

10/21/2020
If you love a glowy, fresh, French-girl look, Sylvie Chantecaille is your guru, and on this week’s episode of The Beauty Closet podcast, we get all the details from the glamorous, hilarious, inspiring OG female founder. We talk to the seventy-five-year-old CEO and president of Chantecaille Beauty about how she pretty much invented the idea of amplifying glow in skin, why she’s known as the “foundation whisperer,” striking a harmonious work-family balance, and how she’s personally (and professionally) working to save the planet. (For more, see The Beauty Closet hub.) To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:59:08

Does the Beauty Industry Exist to Make Us Insecure?

10/14/2020
Influential editor, podcast host, and writer Phillip Picardi started out as a beauty editor, and this conversation is a fascinating look at many of the questions he raises around beauty. He challenges us to think about things like the difference between harping on insecurity for profit and trying to solve legitimate beauty problems and to consider how our perceptions of beauty might be intertwined with racism. At the same time, he gives us all steps to take to help make the world a better place—listen in for a thought-provoking, action-inspiring conversation that ranges from career and beauty tips to religion, queer and trans rights, race, and more. (For more, see The Beauty Closet hub.) To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:03:02

Blowouts, Box Braids, and More from One of the World’s Most Inventive Hairstylists

10/7/2020
Lacy Redway is the woman behind some of the most famously gorgeous hair on the planet (Tessa Thompson, Anne Hathaway, and Zazie Beetz, to name a few). Redway’s skill sets her apart, but the fact that she focuses her incredible imagination on all hair textures—from kinky and coarse to straight and fine—is what makes her one of the most sought-after talents in high-fashion hair. Listening to Redway’s electric wisdom on everything from hair to institutional racism and sexism had us on the edge of our seats. We talked about how the ability to read the room is a key to success, how being an immigrant can shape you in positive ways, and why veering off the expected path can boost your confidence and help you blossom professionally. She’s also got brilliant hair tips: how to get shiny, healthy hair at home; the best way to blow-dry (and why you should never do it in the bathroom); and so much more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:59:08