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Paula's Choice Founder Paula Begoun aka "The Cosmetics Cop"

Breaking Beauty Podcast

Paula Begoun is the 67-year-old founder of Paula’s Choice skincare and the author of over 20 books, including Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me. Today, the industry veteran is here to retrace the origin story behind the iconic range, dubbed as “The Original Internet Beauty Brand” and one of the first to go “fragrance-free” long before “free from” lists were even a thing. Today, the 26-year-old company is gaining more popularity than ever before, ranking as one of the Top 5 most-talked about beauty brands on Reddit. Find out why Gen-Z influencer Skincare By Hyram has touted the best-selling Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant as “Sorcery in a Bottle.” Then, stay tuned as Paula goes off on the biggest cosmetics myths she’s busting these days, as she sets the record straight on the number one threat your skin: ”Inflammaging.” Plus, find out why she thinks antioxidants are the unsung heroes of skincare, along with her predictions on which ingredients are going to peak next (Hint: turns out CBD may have actual scientific legs, guys.) And oh, yes we definitely ask her thoughts on cosmetic surgery. Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter,  Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.  For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast!  Sports ResearchVisit sportsresearch.com and use the promo code BEAUTY at checkout to get 30% off sitewide. It’s the perfect time to sample the entire Collagen Beauty Complex lineup! NutrafolNew customers will get 20% their subscription at Nutrafol.com using promo code BREAKING – this is their best offer available anywhere! StrivectinHead to Strivectin.com and sign up for their newsletter where new email subscribers receive 15% off your first order. *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.* Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya
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3 Feb 2021

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Paula Begoun: The Cosmetics Cop

Outspoken Beauty

Get ready to meet a woman who is going to shake up your routine and your views on beauty.Paula Begoun is probably one of the most knowledgable, outspoken and honest people in the beauty industry (they don't call her the cosmetics cop for nothing). She has published multiple books on the subject of cosmetics and skincare, been on The Oprah Show (amongst many others) and has her own high performing skincare line called "Paula's Choice". Basically if there's anything that this woman doesn't know about skincare then it isn't worth knowing.I loved getting to know this amazing woman and her feisty views. If there was ever a person who summed up the spirit of Outspoken Beauty it is Paula!Later in the episode I revisit a phenomenal day cream/makeup base and wax lyrical about my new favourite bronzer.Any questions for me or Paula give me a DM @OutspokenBeautyNicolaxxx


7 Jul 2019

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BONUS | Paula Begoun Answers Your Questions

Glow Journal

In this special bonus episode of the Glow Journal podcast, host Gemma Watts asks Paula’s Choice founder Paula Begoun YOUR most frequently asked skincare questions. Ahead of Part 2 of her conversation with Paula, Gemma took to Instagram to ask “What would you ask one of the most famous names in skincare if you had them at your disposal?” Your answers have guided this episode- the first Glow Journal rapid fire beauty Q&A.You can read this interview now at: glowjournal.com/paulas-choice-q-and-aYou can read and listen to Part 1 of this interview at: glowjournal.com/interview-paulas-choiceFollow Paula on Instagram at @paulaschoiceDiscover more about Paula’s Choice by visiting: paulaschoice.comStay up to date with Gemma on Instagram at @gemkwatts and @glow.journal, or get in touch at hello@gemkwatts.comSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


30 Oct 2018

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Paula Begoun | Founder of Paula's Choice

Glow Journal

In episode three of the Glow Journal podcast, host Gemma Watts sits down with founder of Paula’s Choice, Paula Begoun. Dubbed by Oprah Winfrey as “The Cosmetics Cop,” Paula’s quest for “truth in beauty” has guided her entire career. Following an ongoing struggle with acne and a search for products that deliver on their products, Paula spent the early part of her career sharing her research across 21 books and countless television appearances.1995 saw Paula launch her eponymous skincare line, Paula’s Choice, exclusively online- a time when most didn’t have dial-up, let alone ambitions to run a business exclusively online. Since then, Paula has made a name for herself by formulating fliss-free, truthful skincare products and calling out the companies who don’t deliver on their claims.In this conversation, Gemma and Paula discuss the need for more transparency in skincare, the way in which the internet can bolster a businessplus the rapidly changing face of the beauty industry.You can read this interview now at: glowjournal.com/interview-paulas-choiceFollow Paula on Instagram at @paulaschoiceDiscover more about Paula’s Choice by visiting: paulaschoice.comStay up to date with Gemma on Instagram at @gemkwatts and @glow.journal, or get in touch at hello@gemkwatts.comSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


23 Oct 2018

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Paula Begoun | Listener Q&A Part Two

The Emma Guns Show

I want to include some resources in these show notes that are useful to anyone who is struggling as well as the places I found comfort and help when I was having a difficult time.List of International Suicide Helplines via The International BiPolar Foundation.Samaritans in the UK https://www.samaritans.orgThis video by Chester Bennington’s wife about the charity she has created following his suicide details five signs that people display when they are struggling with their mental health. https://nowthisnews.com/videos/news/family-of-linkin-parks-chester-bennington-on-mental-healthThis blog post by Tim Ferriss Practical Thoughts on Suicide is something I read a while ago and found to be helpful.To join the Facebook group for this podcast - The Emma Guns Show - The Forum.For Paula’s Choice visit:https://www.paulaschoice.co.ukhttps://www.paulaschoice.comPaula’s Choice at Selfridges http://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/paulas-choice/See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


9 Jun 2018

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Paula Begoun Returns | Listener Q&A Part One.

The Emma Guns Show

Paula Begoun of Paula's Choice (@PaulasChoiceUK) returns to the show to answer YOUR questions and boy does she give good answers. In this episode Paula answers questions posed in the Facebook Group for the podcast The Emma Guns Show - The Forum including:The best way to incorporate sunscreen into your regime if you have sensitive skin.Do sunscreens need to be applied every two hours?How do you decided what works for your skin? Is it a case of trial and error?Cleansing and double-cleansing and whether it affects skin's barrier.Using SPF around the eye, and more...See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


2 Jun 2018

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Paula Begoun: Choice, Truth and Hormones.

The Emma Guns Show

subscribe On this episode of the show I'm joined by Paula Begoun of Paula's Choice (@paulaschoiceuk) to talk about her skincare range, why she worries about all the misinformation about beauty out here on the internet and the two major changes we could all make to our beauty regimes for our best skin. Paula is a published author (here's her author page on Amazon.co.uk), was dubbed 'The Cosmetics Cop' by Oprah Winfrey and is a proud entrepreneur of 40 years - as you can imagine our conversation takes several twists and turns... From her days as a makeup artist, to suffering with acne and eczema and how that informed her feelings about topical skincare, to writing books and then starting her brand - it's all in here. We also talk about hormones and their effect on skin as well as health.  In this episode of the show Paula talks about her Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant*, £25, a lightweight exfoliating fluid that helps breakdown dead skin cells for skin that looks more radiant and feels smoother. It's a great lotion to have in your beauty arsenal if your skin is prone to looking dull and is also a good line of defence against blackheads. If you want to get in touch with the show it's so easy - just email me at thebeautypodcast@gmail.com and if you're enjoying the podcast please do leave me a 5-star rating and review on iTunes here. Thank you! EG xx also in this episode... Why I've fallen in love with the ceremony of 'setting' my makeup with powder thanks to the Real Techniques Powder Bleu Brushes and why the Lilibeth Brow Shaper is an essential piece of kit to get the best out of my makeup. Here's the link to Dr David Jack and the dermaplaning treatment I had for a piece in Stylist a couple of years ago. My impromptu cinema trip to see Baby Driver when my plan to podcast with Lindsey Kelk from Full Coverage was scuppered by a hectic schedule. How listening to RuPaul and Michelle Visage's podcast What's the Tee? with Kelly Osbourne made me want to...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 36mins

9 Jul 2017

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Jan 21, 2006 WOR show - Paula Begoun interview

What’s Your Wrinkle®, the plastic surgery show with Dr. Arthur Perry

I interviewed my friend, Paula Begoun on this show. We discussed skin care.. This show began a friendship that has lasted to this day....


26 Jan 2006