How to Be a Sustainable Beauty Brand: Emma Lewisham Review

emma lewisham pump jar

This is a sponsored post. Sustainability and environmental impact is a huge topic in everything these days, and it’s a tricky topic. It’s obviously something that the vast majority of us care about, but a lot of companies are approaching it in a way that’s easy to market even though it doesn’t make a lot of scientific sense. There’s a …

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Eco Friendly Products? Zero Co Review

Zero Co Facebook Ad

My name is Michelle, I’m a millennial and I’m the opposite of a domestic goddess. And Facebook can obviously tell, because they’ve been serving me up Zero Co ads. Their branding is pretty much catnip for millennials. Obviously, I bought the whole set. I’ve now tried them all and I thought I’d review them because I think it’s a cool example …

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The Cost of Misinformation in the Beauty Space (Ventech Talk)

Ventech Beauty Misinformation

This was a talk I gave on 15 September 2021 for Ventech’s panel on Scientific Literacy and the Price of Misinformation. I talked about my insights on debunking myths over the last 10 years of Lab Muffin (yeah I’m old), how there’s financial incentive for many brands to bust beauty myths and communicate science, and the larger public health implications …

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Fixing My Boyfriend’s Horrifying Skincare Routine (video)

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I am pretty non-judgmental when it comes to skincare routines, but some things just aren’t OK – and I’m sure you have someone in your life  (a parent, a sibling, a partner) whose routine fits into this category. So for this video I thought I’d talk about products that helped ease my Horrifying Routine Person into skincare habits that don’t …

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Wash your face with no sink + cleansing myths (with video)

I really hate washing my face over the sink – how it gets everything wet (sink, benchtop, sleeves, hair, front of my shirt), and how it takes a ton of effort to dump enough water on my face that I feel like I’ve thoroughly cleansed and rinsed away my cleanser. I generally end up washing my face in the shower, …

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Reviewing Cult Asian Products (with video)

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This video is sponsored by Stylevana. If you’re into skincare, you’ll know that there’s lots of hype around Asian skincare, particularly Korean and Japanese products. And it’s not hard to see why! Korean and Japanese skincare have lots of product types that you don’t really see with Western brands, and they tend to be really affordable. But there are so …

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