The Beauty of it All is the beauty-obsessed big sister you’ve always wanted.
Hosted by Vick Hope with Superdrug, The Beauty of it All takes a backstage look at the beauty industry, the issues facing it and all the new news you’ve been craving – plus a whole host of celebrity guests and industry experts.
Join us as we discuss issues such as how veganism is transforming the beauty world, the latest trends in skincare, and the influence of drag culture and makeup on the high street.
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The Beauty of it All S02 E08 - Older Women in Beauty
50:12Where are all the older women in beauty? In this episode we are asking the all-important question – does the beauty industry have an age issue? Why is the older generation so rarely represented? Older women are the fastest growing age demographic in the world, so why are beauty brands not recognising this and embracing it in their campaigns? We delve deep into the subject with guest host Nadine Baggot - a YouTube and social media sensation and guests. Featured are: Guest host Nadine Baggot, Blogger and author Louise Boyce and make-up artist Ruby Hammer MBE. Follow us on Instagram & TikTok: @superdrug See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Beauty of it All S02 E07 - Beauty Dysmorphia
43:51Is the pursuit of perfection leading people to lose sight of how they really look?Is beauty dysmorphia becoming the new normal in a world so obsessed with social media?Whether it’s using apps to alter our faces or going under the knife and having injectables, why is it that some of us only seek happiness in what we see in the mirror or from validation on our appearance from others?In this episode we explore the effect body dysmorphia can have on a person and what we can do about it.Featured are: Geordie Shore star, anti-bullying ambassador and newly qualified nutrition coach Holly Hagan and psychologist, author and broadcaster Dr Linda Papadopoulos.Follow us on Instagram & TikTok: @superdrug See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Beauty of It All S02 E06 – Is The Beauty Industry Inclusive
43:18When it comes to inclusivity in the beauty industry there are many issues at play; from representation in advertising and social media campaigns, to products that are representative of all skin colours and halal products. In this episode our guests will reveal their own experiences, both good and bad, as well as discussing some of the key issues. Which brands are getting it right and what should we be focusing on more? Are women who wear hijab visible enough, what about the representation of non-binary people, or those with disabilities? We’ll look at all of these issues and pose the question: How can the beauty industry change for the better? Featured are: Jamie Windust who an award-winning writer, public speaker and model, who has worked with organisations such as TEDxLondon and Gay Times, Hani Hanss - an author, blogger and journalist in the beauty industry and Georgia Rankin a social media star with audiences on Instagram, YouTube and Tik Tok who has spoken out about her treatment in beauty industry as a young woman with skeletal dysplasia.Follow us on Instagram & TikTok: @superdrug See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Beauty of It All S02 E05 – Skin Deep
42:20Over the last few years the skin positivity movement has given a voice to people with skin conditions that had previously been barely talked about, let alone seen. From acne journeys, to rosacea selfies, it’s a movement that is changing the way we think about what we see in the mirror. We talk with Olivia Bowen, the former Love Island star who is passionate about sharing her skin journey online, Lex Gillies aka Talonted Lex, the award winning blogger and skin positivity campaigner who has shone a light on what it’s like to live with rosacea, also on the episode is Shankar Jalota - @thevitiligoman discussing his journey with vitiligo - and one of the UK’s leading dermatologists and author of The Skincare Bible, Dr Anjali Mahto.Follow us on Instagram & TikTok: @superdrug See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Beauty of It All S02 E04 – How we did it
52:17Dija Ayodele, aesthetician and the Founder of Black Skin Directory and Emma Gunavardhana, Host of The Emma Guns Show share their stories of how they got to the top of the beauty industry. Whether you’re after a career in beauty therapy, working for a beauty brand or want to launch your own beauty podcast they tell host Vick Hope how they got to the top of their games and the valuable career lessons they learnt along the way. Follow us on Instagram & TikTok: @superdrug See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Beauty of It All S02 E03 – Beauty and the Planet
34:08We’ve all heard the buzzwords; sustainability, vegan, ethical, recycling, but what do they actually mean? And how can we tell if the products that we’re buying are good for the planet or not?And what is Superdrug, as a business, doing about it? Taking in plastics, cruelty free, ethical and vegan products, in this episode Inge Van Lotringen, beauty journalist and author of ‘Great Skin,’ Ella Daish, environmental activist and founder of the #EndPeriodPlastic campaign and Shona Bear who is Superdrug’s Quality and Technical Manager – responsible for the safety, legality and product performance of all own label products, debate these issues. Follow us on Instagram & TikTok: @superdrugLinkIngeborgvanlotringen.co.uk/book See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Beauty of It All S02 E02 – What is hygiene poverty? A Beauty Banks Special
40:55Sali Hughes and Jo Jones are co-founders of Beauty Banks. Sali is an acclaimed beauty editor and writer, Jo is a renowned PR expert and together they created the people-powered grassroots movement to tackle hygiene poverty in the UK. In this podcast, Sali and Jo talk us through the hygiene issues facing those in poverty, why Beauty Banks are so important to those in need – providing them with supplies that many of us take for granted, from soaps and shampoos, to sanitary products. They also tell us about working with Superdrug and how you can donate.https://www.beautybanks.org.uk/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Beauty of It All S02 E01 – Pride Special; What Pride Means to Me (Guest Hosted by Brian Dowling)
1:18:59To celebrate Superdrug and Switchboard’s Pride campaign, guest host Brian Dowling chats to RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Blu Hydrangea, radio host Adele Roberts and activist Kenny Ethan Jones about their experiences of Pride and why, this year, it’s more important than ever to come together and support the community and each other.Also featured are interviews with Switchboard co-chair Tash Walker, Wayne Russell, a coordinator of our LGBTQ+ committee for Superdrug, and asexuality activist Yasmin Benoit.Links below:https://switchboard.lgbt/https://www.superdrug.com/Pride/c/pride See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Beauty of it All S01 E08 - Are Anti-Wrinkle Injections Safe?
51:51It’s one of the biggest questions asked in beauty; are anti-wrinkle injections safe? We spoke with Health & Beauty journalist, vlogger, and influencer Nadine Baggott and television personality and actor Ollie Locke to dispel some of the misconceptions, understand the difference between ant-wrinkle injections and fillers, and find out about what to ask and consider when thinking about aesthetic treatments.Also find out about their own personal experiences with anti-wrinkle injections, as well as what Ollie’s mum thinks of it! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Beauty of it All S01 E07 - Shades of Beauty: Why Does Beauty Still Struggle With Diversity?
43:39From advertising campaigns to modelling, the beauty industry has struggled to present itself as truly diverse. To examine why, and what can be done, we spoke to beauty editor and journalist Anita Bhagwandas, influencer Charmie Janee, and Kereen Hurley, the founder of Choco Modelling Agency. Join us as we talk about their experiences with makeup growing up, brand responsibility, and what a truly diverse beauty industry could look like. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.