Your Purpose is Beauty

By Mercedes Lyson

Your Purpose is Beauty brings you eco/organic, luxury, and niche beauty product reviews and critique, as well as intellectual discussion about the beauty and alternative health industries.  Hosted by independent beauty journalist and PhD sociologist Mercedes Lyson, this podcast will also explore why people have chosen beauty as their profession or passion through interviews with brand founders, beauty professionals, bloggers/influencers, and creatives. Exclusive episodes of this podcast are available at Patreon.com/lamouretlamusique, and Mercedes' 6 years of eco beauty video content can be found at Youtube.com/lamouretlamusique/videos.

  1. 1.
    Ciao for 2021: Baby Deux Maternity Leave Details, Moving to Kentucky + End-of-Summer Eco Beauty + Lifestyle Favorites
    54:53
  2. 2.
    A Two Year BOXWALLA Beauty Box Retrospective Review | In Depth Product + Curation Talk, June 2019 – June 2021
    1:15:31
  3. 3.
    Dr. Mariano Spiezia, Inlight Beauty: Only Nature Respects the Nature of Your Skin
    1:01:21
  4. 4.
    All the (Eco) Body Care, Hair Care, Dental Care, Sun Care + More I Finished Over the Past Year (aka EMPTIES)
    1:09:30
  5. 5.
    Lisa Mattam, Sahajan: Experiencing the Science of Life through Ayurvedic Beauty
    1:11:01
  6. 6.
    Donagh Quigley, The Handmade Soap Company: From Ireland, With Kindness
    48:17
  7. 7.
    Julie Elliott, In Fiore: A Creatrix Extraordinaire and the Story of Perfumery as Medicine
    1:33:44
  8. 8.
    A Candid Conversation with Marie Doctorchik (And the Color Green) About [Green/“Clean”] Beauty Industry Micro/Sociopolitics
    1:21:39
  1. 9.
    January/February Eco Beauty Favorites! Plus Feeling Inspired by Gressa, Some Reading Recs + A Beautiful Song
    49:37
  2. 10.
    Valérie Grandury, Odacité Skincare: French Beauty Sensibility Meets California’s Green Lifestyle
    1:06:27
  3. 11.
    The Podcast is 1 Year Old, What to Expect in 2021 & Some Personal Goals
    1:02:00
  4. 12.
    Marissa Bethoney, Precious Skin Elixirs: Skin as a Portal to Another Realm & Beauty as Truth
    1:20:36
  5. 13.
    November Eco Beauty + Lifestyle + Media FAVORITES
    1:08:18
  6. 14.
    All the New Skincare I’m Testing and Using (and Loving): Biophile, Earthwise, In Fiore, Agent Nateur, et plus
    55:23
  7. 15.
    Busy Life Update | November Wedding, Baby L’Amour’s 2nd Birthday (!), Home Improvements, Beauty Shopping
    1:04:00
  8. 16.
    October Boxwalla Beauty Box: The Logic of Finding Fine Things feat. Fine Cosmetics & Naturallogic + A Limited Edition Box (from a fellow sociologist)
    51:35
  9. 17.
    Pamela Friedman, CV Skinlabs: Products for the Most Sensitive, Compromised and Fragile Skin + Understanding Medically Treated Skin
    50:16
  10. 18.
    What's in the Cup + On My Mind: Where to Start with In Fiore, Reflections on Breaking Up with Bravo/The Real Housewives, and New Beauty Segment (Essential | Extra | Exiting)
    1:00:28
  11. 19.
    An Ode to Autumn: Seasonal Energetics, Fall Eco Beauty Favorites, Nourishing Food + Tea, Astrology & Cozy Healing
    1:10:24
  12. 20.
    Another Empty Eco/Organic Empty Skincare Review: Disposable Makeup Wipes, First Earthwise Empty, 5Yina, Cleansing Balms + Tons More
    1:01:18
  13. 21.
    Lin Chen, Pink Moon: Elevating Women Through Mission-Driven, Eco, and Ethical Beauty & Wellness
    1:08:55
  14. 22.
    Taking Questions from Instagram #2 (Part I): How to Find an Acupuncturist, My First YouTube Video in 2014, Visual Artists, Educational Philosophy, et plus!
    1:06:32
  15. 23.
    August Boxwalla Box(es!) Review + EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) Discussion (feat. Lovinah and Votary)
    1:04:28
  16. 24.
    What's in the Cup + On My Mind: Liver/Gallbladder Flush FAQ, Why are we being persuaded to reconsider parabens, and (Eco) Beauty shopping plans
    1:10:23
  17. 25.
    Orion Brown, BlackTravelBox: Clean Beauty Essentials to #TravelinColor + An Ongoing Race and Beauty Industry Discussion
    1:06:56
  18. 26.
    Ava Zhan, Earthwise Beauty + Pacific Northwest Essences: Potent and Healing Organic Beauty
    1:34:13
  19. 27.
    Summer 2020 Face and Body (Eco) SPF Line Up (+ musings on healthy sun exposure, physical v. chemical sunscreen & toddler-approved sun care)
    51:38
  20. 28.
    (Eco) Beauty News: Recent Favorites, Some Misses, What's in the Mail & Huge Health Inspiration
    1:00:29
  21. 29.
    Taking A Moment From Beauty: Imperfect Reflections on Inequality and Race in America, Urban Soc, and Self-Reliance as Anti-Racism Practice
    53:21
  22. 30.
    Taking A Moment For Beauty: June Boxwalla feat. Nini Organics, Pai & African Botanics (Box Review + Additional Product Recs)
    57:09
  23. 31.
    Most Repurchased Eco/Organic Beauty: Beauty Heroes (Novato, CA)
    55:07
  24. 32.
    What's in the Cup + On My Mind: Beauty Catch Up, Should Healing Be Trademarked & Experience with Zach Bush’s Restore Supplement
    52:58
  25. 33.
    Jess Lafleur, Stark Skincare: Herbal Products for Urban People/Love + Rebellion
    1:21:21
  26. 34.
    Jeannie Jarnot, Beauty Heroes: Living Lighter + Loving More in the Time of COVID
    1:00:12
  27. 35.
    Discovering Resonant Skincare Combinations + Favorite AM/PM Routines Lately
    57:23
  28. 36.
    Eco/Organic Disappointing Beauty Products Over the Past Year
    55:51
  29. 37.
    March Eco/Organic Beauty + Lifestyle Favorites! Skincare, Makeup, Body Care & Holistic Health
    1:04:42
  30. 38.
    Khulan Davaadorj, Lhamour Mongolia: Nomadic Beauty from the Land of the Eternal Blue Sky
    58:57
  31. 39.
    How Traditional and Nourishing Foods Saved My Health & How We Eat as a Family Today
    1:01:11
  32. 40.
    Marie Doctorchik, And the Color Green: The Intersection of Intuition and Science in Green Beauty Blogging
    1:05:03
  33. 41.
    What’s New & Intriguing (to me) in Eco/Organic/Luxury Beauty: Skincare, Makeup and Holistic Beauty
    45:53
  34. 42.
    Michelle Ranavat, Ranavat Botanics: Your Royal Ritual
    1:12:23
  35. 43.
    Why Valentine’s Day is the Best Holiday, More Things I Love that (Most) Other People Don’t, & Valentine’s Day (Eco) Beauty Ideas
    46:13
  36. 44.
    Reviewing Empty Eco/Organic Skincare: What I’ve Used Up & Will It Be Repurchased?
    53:18
  37. 45.
    Time to Anti-Haul: Telling You the (Mostly Eco/Beauty) Products I’m Not Going to Buy & Why
    51:30
  38. 46.
    My Current Skincare Philosophy: Discussing Skin Integrity, Retinol, Facial Massage and More
    1:00:42
  39. 47.
    A New Category of Beauty Product Reviewing/Archiving: The Product Crit
    47:49
  40. 48.
    Diane Read, Mo Mi + Modern Minerals: Inner Alchemy for Outer Beauty
    55:15
  41. 49.
    Taking Questions from Instagram: Why I’m Not an Influencer, New Motherhood Work-Life Balance, Ride or Die Beauty Products, et plus!
    59:18
  42. 50.
    Let’s Get Started by Discussing Some Recent Favorite Eco/Organic Beauty Products
    49:49

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