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S7 E2 – What Fresh Hell Is This? Menopause and Your Skin With Helen Marray-Finlay

Did you know 50+ million women in the US and nearly 1 billion globally are expected to experience menopause by 2025? If you are a woman in midlife, you already know how much menopause can wreak havoc on many aspects of your life both physically and emotionally. But what does it do specifically to our skin? It goes beyond sagging and crepiness. It can affect your confidence. Luckily because this is now recognized as a booming sector, there are many new skincare products on and entering the market daily. But do they work?

Helen Marray-Finlay is a highly accomplished Hollywood makeup artist, skincare expert and menopause advocate with over 20 years of experience. Her portfolio includes blockbuster movies like Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, and TV shows including Parks & Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Modern Family, Barry and The Goldbergs.

In 2020 Helen founded Finlay+Green, driven by her personal experience and frustration with the lack of effective options for menopausal women specifically tailored for their needs. In August of 2023 Finlay+Green launched their skin revitalizing moisturizer to address the unique needs of skin during the menopausal transition.

Please join Lauren and Helen as they discuss: what menopause does to our skin; why today’s youth are so afraid of aging; the ways menopause can affect our mental health and confidence; ways in which we feel good in our skin and remain body positive; what we can do for anti-aging prevention; makeup tips for midlife; and recommended resources for discussing menopause with loved ones.

Enjoy a discount! Use the code “FNT20” for 20% off at Finlay+Green

Show Notes:

Website: finlayandgreen.com

Instagram: @finlayandgreen

Instagram: @helenmarrayfinlay

Let’s Talk Menopause: letstalkmenopause.org


S5 E13 How Skin Icing Can Give You Back That Youthful Glow with Alina Mehrle

If you’ve seen those TikTok’s or videos with people jumping in snow in swimsuits or taking ice cold baths, they aren’t necessarily crazy. There is actually something to it. While you might not be game for either, you might seriously consider cryotherapy (skin icing) facial treatments. Before you grab an ice cube from the freezer, listen to this episode where Lauren interviews Alina Merhrle, founder of the innovative skincare company, AMEŌN .

Alina has pioneered a cutting edge 3-step cyroritual with five core products activated by Frozen Essence to awaken and unveil youthful, dewy, glowing and clear skin. Alina shares her fascinating backstory and how she came to create AMEŌN out of necessity. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at 30 and after going through 8 rounds of chemotherapy her skin was left dehydrated and fragile. She spent 2 years developing these formulas that have healing benefits as well as making skin glow.

Join Lauren and Alina as they talk about Alina’s background and why she wanted to start AMEŌN , the challenges she has had to overcome, how being a cancer survivor has impacted her life today, the ice cult movement, how cyrotherapy is an affordable luxury, how we can turn our skin around in midlife and what a “Signature Sculpting Facial” is and how it is beneficial.

Show Notes

Website: ameonskin.com

Instagram: @ameon.skin