Making Up

Happy Halloween from Distillations! This week we’re looking at the world of cosmetics, fitting for a day when many new people wear makeup.

Episode 47 | October 31, 2008

Episode 47: Making Up by Distillations Podcast

Happy Halloween from Distillations! This week we’re looking at the world of cosmetics, which seems fitting for a day when many people wear makeup who might not normally. First we learn about kohl, an eyeliner that dates back centuries. Then we talk with Rodger Curren, president of the Institute for In Vitro Sciences, who was recently at CHF for a conference about the Cosmetics Directive in the EU. And finally, CHF’s Jen Dionisio and Audra Wolfe visit the Environmental Working Group‘s online database, Skin Deep, to learn about the cosmetics products they use. Element of the Week: Lead.

Show Clock

00:00 Opening Credits
00:32 Introduction
01:08 Element of the Week: Lead
03:02 Conversation with Rodger Curren
07:12 Cosmetics Database Report
11:23 Closing Credits

Resources and References

Check out the online database Jen and Audra explored: Skin Deep.

An introduction to REACH, from the European Union, discussed in the interview with Rodger Curren.

The Distillations episode, Spring Cleaning, takes a closer look at the EU’s approach to chemical regulation with producer Jori Lewis.


Special thanks go to Jen Dionisio for researching the show.

Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Additional music from the PodSafe Music Network. Additional music is “Restless Spirits – Underscore – Halloween 2,” by Film Composer – David Beard, “Egyptian Nightmare II,” by Dreamline, “halloween,” by retail, and “Halloween,” by CART!.