The Happy Pear Podcast


Suncream, Natural vs Unnatural Cosmetic Ingredients, and Myths debunked with Cosmetic Chemist Michelle Wong

Season 8, Ep. 120

In this episode, we are joined by Michelle Wong, a cosmetic chemist and skincare blogger with a PhD in chemistry. Michelle has been sharing her expertise on all things skincare for over a decade, and her blog, Lab Muffin, is a go-to resource for those looking to learn more about the science behind beauty products.

The conversation covers a range of topics, including the importance of using sun cream, the difference between natural and unnatural cosmetic ingredients, and more. Michelle shares her insights and expertise throughout the episode, explaining complex scientific concepts in an approachable and engaging way.

We start off by discussing the science behind sun cream and how it works to protect the skin from UV radiation. Michelle emphasises the importance of using sun cream on a daily basis, regardless of skin tone or weather conditions, to prevent skin damage and reduce the risk of skin cancer.

The conversation then shifts to the topic of natural vs unnatural cosmetic ingredients. Michelle explains that these labels can be misleading, as there is no clear definition of what constitutes a "natural" ingredient. She also notes that many synthetic ingredients are safe and effective, and that the focus should be on choosing products that work well for your skin type and needs.

Throughout the episode, Michelle shares her expertise on skincare and beauty products, dispelling common myths and misconceptions and offering practical advice for listeners. 

A fascinating and informative deep dive into the world of skincare, from the insights and expertise of Michelle Wong (Lab Muffin). Whether you're a skincare enthusiast or simply curious about the science behind beauty products, this episode is for you..

Lots of love,

Dave & Steve

This episode is sponsored by Vivobarefoot Footwear. Vivobarefoot Footwear have given our listeners an exclusive 15% discount when you enter the code HAPPYPEAR15  

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Produced by Sean Cahill & Sara Fawsitt

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