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A podcast made for the skin-curious, The Skinterview takes you behind the big velvet curtain of the skincare industry.

Hosted by Ksenia Selivanova and Megan Felton, founders of virtual skincare consultancy Lion/ne, this podcast brings you open, honest conversations that cut through the noise and bring you practical, digestible advice you can actually use.

Each week, we interview a skincare expert on the topics that really matter, whether that’s busting time old beauty myths, demystifying confusing skincare concepts and ingredients or sharing honest reviews on key products. It’s simple: get to know your skin better, and you’ll be able to make better choices for it.
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To oil or not to oil?

To oil or not to oil?

2021-09-1401:02:26

Should you be using facial oils? Disciple founder Charlotte Ferguson has the answers. Oils are a hot topic in skincare so with more products popping up, you might be thinking about taking the plunge. In this episode, Megan and Ksenia share their views on oils – are they a greasy mess or a glowing staple? Ksenia then sits down with Disciple founder and Psychotherapist Charlotte Ferguson to talk about the benefits a good oil can bring to your skin. For 15% off at Disciple use the code TheSkinterview15 For more skincare tips and advice with no bias, follow us on @lionne.ldn
Back to Skin School

Back to Skin School

2021-09-0701:04:23

What your skincare routine actually needs with Skingredient's Jennifer Rock. Megan and Ksenia are back for another season and we're kicking it off with a back to skin school special. In this episode, we go through what ingredients are essential to have on your bathroom shelf, plus we chat to the Skin Nerd herself, Jennifer Rock, about what her must haves in a routine are. For 15% off at Skingredients use the code TheSkinterview15 For more skincare tips, follow us on @lionne.ldn
Megan and Ksenia are the co-founders of Lionne, and co-hosts of the ultimate guide to skincare – The Skinterview. Joined by the biggest names in skincare, this podcast gives you everything you need to master your routine.
Can you believe we've already wrapped on season 2? We've had so many amazing guests and brands feature in the last 12 episodes, so we're taking some time to talk about all the golden nuggets of skincare advice we've heard.  So if you're new to The Skinterview or fancy reliving the best bits of advice from the biggest names in skincare, this is the best place to start!  Go back and listen to all episodes of Season 2 now: Anti-aging for all ages with Elemis Spring/Summer 2021 Beauty Trends with Liberty London Skincare that doesn't cost the earth with Codex Beauty Labs The Importance of Consultation with Mortar & Milk Diversity and Championing Change with Black Skin Directory Rituals over Routine with Wild Source Apothecary Protection from Pollution with Chantecaille Exploring Active Ingredients with Aurelia London The True Meaning of Luxury with Irene Forte The Importance of Facial Massage with FaceGym Next Gen Sunscreen with Ultra Violette
Can you believe we've already wrapped on season 2? We've had so many amazing guests and brands feature in the last 12 episodes, so we're taking some time to talk about all the golden nuggets of skincare advice we've heard.  So if you're new to The Skinterview or fancy reliving the best bits of advice from the biggest names in skincare, this is the best place to start!  Go back and listen to all episodes of Season 2 now: Anti-aging for all ages with Elemis Spring/Summer 2021 Beauty Trends with Liberty London Skincare that doesn't cost the earth with Codex Beauty Labs The Importance of Consultation with Mortar & Milk Diversity and Championing Change with Black Skin Directory Rituals over Routine with Wild Source Apothecary Protection from Pollution with Chantecaille Exploring Active Ingredients with Aurelia London The True Meaning of Luxury with Irene Forte The Importance of Facial Massage with FaceGym's Inge Theron Next Gen Sunscreen with Ultra Violette's Ava Matthews
If you remember being grabbed by your parents as a child to be smothered in thick goopy suncream, it can make SPF feel like a chore, even today! Enter Ultra Violette, the next generation of 'Skinscreen'. Ksenia chats to founder Ava Matthews about how she's making SPF fun again. Ksenia and Ava talk about how to layer sunscreen into your routine and what makes Ultra Violette different to other market leaders. Plus, Ksenia unboxes some of their best selling products, including their Queen Screen Serum. Follow us on Instagram @lionne.ldn
Sometimes it's nice to indulge in a little bit of luxury, but what makes a product deserving of that title?  Ksenia sits down with Irene Forte, founder of Irene Forte Skincare, to unpack what goes into creating a luxury brand.   Irene talks about how working in hotels inspired her to take on her own company, the science behind the brand, plus Ksenia unboxes some of their hero products including the Prickly Pear Face Cream.  Follow us on Instagram for skincare tips, tricks and support @lionne.ldn
If you're diving into the world of skincare, you may have heard the word 'active' floating around – but what does that even mean? In this episode, Ksenia is joined by Antonia Knox, Head of Brand at Aurelia London, to define what an active ingredient is and what they could do for your skin. Plus, Antonia discusses the importance of gut health for your skin, and Ksenia unboxes some of their favourite products including Aurelia's Revitalise & Glow Serum. Want to find out the perfect products for your skin? Follow us on Instagram @lionne.ldn
Fancy giving your face a work out that can tone and tighten your skin? In this episode, Megan sits down with Inge Theron, the founder of Face Gym, who has created a whole new type of skincare segment to work the forgotten muscles in your face. She talks about why facial massages are important and what effects they can have for your skin and how you can incorporate skin massage into your current routines. We also unbox some of their community driven products including their Multi-Sculpt tool. If you have any questions don't forget to DM us @lionne.ldn!
City or countryside, no matter where you live your skin is battling with pollution which can have negative effects.  In this episode, Megan sits down with Jon Rummins, National Education Executive for Chantecaille, to talk about pollution and how we can protect our skin against external aggressors.  Plus, we unbox Chantecaille's anti-pollution products, including their Blue Light Protection Hyaluronic Serum and Anti-Pollution Mattifying Cream Want to find out the perfect products for your skin? Follow us on Instagram @lionne.ldn
Are you guilty of slapping on your skincare products as fast as you can and get on with your day? In this episode, Ksenia sits down with Kate Roath, the founder of Wild Source, an organic skincare company that incorporates mindfulness and meditation into their skincare routines and products. Kate talks about how focusing on your wellbeing can improve your skin and what it takes to making a successful skincare brand. Plus, we unbox their bathroom hero products including their Miracle Oil. Follow us on instagram @lionne.ldn
Diverse and inclusive skincare has been a topic of discussion for the last few years, but with some brands struggling to navigate these conversation, education is vital to see change in the beauty industry. This week, Megan sits down with Dija Ayodele, founder of West Room Aesthetics and Black Skin Directory to talk about driving positive change. They discuss what the current landscape looks like, what are the biggest skincare concerns at West Room Aesthetics, plus how we can champion change in the beauty industry and beyond. Follow us on Instagram @lionne.ldn
This week on The Skinterview, Megan is joined by her skincare fairy godmother – Pamela Marshall from Mortar & Milk, a Bespoke Facial Skin Clinic in London. Pamela chats about why consultations are so important to perfect a skincare routine, she reveals her favourite products for both herself and clients, plus practical tips you can start doing right now for clearer skin. Follow us on Instagram @lionne.ldn
The beauty industry produces more than 120 billion units of packaging globally each year, and where sustainability is concerned things NEED to change. In this episode, Ksenia sits down with Dr. Barbara Paldus, the founder of Codex Beauty Labs – a plant based beauty biotech brand.  Dr. Barbara talks about how she went from biotech to beauty while combining the two and what companies and consumers can do to be more sustainable with skincare. Plus, we unbox products from their Antu collection. Follow us on Instagram @lionne.ldn
After a year spent in the pandemic, hundreds of zoom calls, slowed down daily routines, and circumstances that have highlighted the importance of wellbeing and rituals – the beauty trend landscape is a whole new world.  In this episode of The Skinterview, Megan chats to someone who has to know what will trend in beauty well ahead of the curve – Buying Director at Liberty London, Sarah Coonan. Sarah tells us how she fell in love with buying beauty for a living, trending products and brands for the next year (that you do not want to miss!) and Sarah's top 3 beauty brands to keep an eye on in 2021.  Follow us on Instagram @lionne.ldn
Aging is a beautiful part of life, but some of us still want to slow down the effects of premature aging.  In this episode, Ksenia chats to Grace Coburn, a Brand Ambassador from Elemis about how the number 1 anti-aging brand was created, what goes into their products and whether we should still even be using the term anti-aging.  Plus, we unbox some of their hero products, including their brand new Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum, which could be your new alternative to retinol. 
Megan and Ksenia are back for another season of The Skinterview! Big changes in life mean big changes in skincare, so in this special opener of the seasonthe founders of Lion/ne chat life updates, how they're changing their routine for the spring season, and the treatments they're dying to get first as the beauty world reopens. 
Teenage skincare has come a long way since the Clearasil days! After going to pick up deodorant for his teenage son and daughter, Sam Farmer was faced with unnecessarily gendered products and decided to do something about it. In this episode of The Skinterview, Megan sits down with Sam to talk about solving the problems of teenage skin and why you should be defending yourself against skincare fake news. Plus, we unbox the deodorant that claims it will get students through an entire school day.
Respecting and protecting your skin barrier is so important for minimising any skin problems, and for brands like CeraVe that’s their number one priority.  In this episode Megan sits down with CeraVe’s Medical Marketing Manager Laura Murphy to break down the jargon and to explain what ‘developed by dermatologists' really means. Plus we find out what exactly are Ceramides and what they do.
We only want to put the best on our skin, but expiry dates and the freshness of our products is often overlooked or downright ignored! In this episode, Ksenia chats to Nuori founder Jasmi Bonnén about her mission to bring freshly blended skincare to the market, plus her entrepreneurial journey, and why knowing the expiration dates of your products is crucial.
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