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Facially Conscious™

Facially Conscious™

"Get the Skinny on all things Skin!"
A one-of-a-kind, behind-the-scenes look at all things skin care, ingredients, esthetics, and dermatology from those who actually know. 4 Skincare Authorities. 4 Points-of-View. 10 Decades of Experience. All at your fingertips. Just click 'play'. When it comes to the skin we've heard it all. Now you can, too.

Dr. Vicki Rapaport- The Beverly Hills Dermatologist
Rebecca Gadberry - The Legendary Skin Care Pioneer
Trina Renea - The Skin Master
Julie Falls - The Highly Educated Consumer

Recent Episodes

Deep Dive Into Skin Barrier Ingredients

Jan. 31, 2023

ENCORE EPISODE: One of our most popular Season Two episodes is when Trina and Rebecca took a Deep Dive into Skin Barrier Ingredients. We think winter is the perfect time to revisit how to select the ingredients you need to r…

What the Sephora lawsuit teaches us about clean ingredients

Jan. 31, 2023

LIKE, FOLLOW & REVIEW US ON YOUTUBE , INSTAGRAM , & WHERE YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS ! Send us an EMAIL today at info@faciallyconscious.com ! Follow Our Hosts On Instagram Trina Renea - The Skin Master @trinareneaskincare @facia…

The Cosmetic Ingredient List & How Ingredients Get Their Names with Dr. Mindy Goldstein

Jan. 24, 2023

Why are a product's ingredients on its label? What are you supposed to know when you read it? Why are some ingredients on the box while others are on the container? Can brands name ingredients anything they want to or is the…

Caring For Your Neck: From Products to Procedures

Jan. 17, 2023

Is your neck showing signs of age faster than your face? Not surprising, especially with the deep creases and mottled skin of 'tech neck' brought about by constantly looking down at phones, tablets and computers with their b…

5 Facts to Know Before You Choose a Facial Cleanser

Jan. 10, 2023

Is choosing a facial cleanser just another frustrating challenge you don't need in your life? Join Trina and Rebecca as they make your life a tad bit easier when they discuss these 5 Facts You Need to Know Before Choosing a …

Treating aging from a symptom perspective with Dr. Mark Lees

Jan. 3, 2023

As we age, most of us rely on 'kitchen sink' skincare designed to treat a wide swath of skin changes that make us look older - including lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, dark spots, sagging, roughness and a variety of oth…

Recent Blog Posts

Sephora, class action, clean beauty

In early December, Sephora was named in a class action lawsuit that could change the future of Clean Beauty. Come back to this space to find out what our…

Acne Facts: The 6 basic principles of acne-prone skin

Acne Facts: The 6 basic principles of acne-prone skin. From genetics to bacteria and clogged-pores to inflammation, global esthetics icon Dr. Mark Lees s…

Skincare for the Seasons by Dr. Doris Day

As we move from summer to Fall, it’s essential to take stock of your skincare and diet routine to help yourself age your healthiest best. When it c…

About the Hosts

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Vicki Rapaport, MD

The Beverly Hills Dermatologist

Co-host | The scion of a famous dermatology family, Vicki Rapaport, M.D. (‘Dr. Vicki’ as she’s known to her patients and friends) has been in the dermatology field since the time she could first help out at her father’s Beverly Hills practice in the early 1980’s. Now the derm-in-chief, she sees thousands of patients a year, each one unique in their own way. She has consulted in product, procedure, and treatment development for successful medispas and skin care brands has appeared as an authority on infomercials and TV shows and has published articles on everything from the effects of the sun and its harmful rays to eyelid dermatitis and topical steroid addiction. Dr. Vicki is dedicated to bringing honest, clear-cut facts to our Facially Conscious listeners - info that could cost hundreds if she shared it during an appointment in her office.

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Rebecca Gadberry, SCCMF

The Legendary Skin Care Pioneer

Co-host | Rebecca Gadberry is a skin care industry legend valued as one of its preeminent ingredient authorities. At the forefront of many of our most popular skin care trends (AHAs, barrier repair, multi-antioxidants, pollution protection, free-from lists, blue light protection, peptides, microbiome, epigenetics, bespoke, and on and on) as well as the original beauty ‘myth-buster’, she has received numerous awards for her work as an educator, journalist, skin researcher, and product developer - including being named the first Marketing Fellow of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCCMF). During her 55-year career, she has been a leader in the growth of skin care from a luxury reserved for the rich to a must for anyone with skin. She has developed over 1400 cosmetic products sold nationally and internationally in the spa, medical, on-air, direct, and natural product channels, published over 600 articles in consumer and professional journals and scientific texts, and taught the ground-breaking cosmetic science program at UCLA to thousands of industry professionals worldwide. Retiring in 2015, this passionate truth-teller has come back to address the exorbitant amount of misinformation plaguing the cosmetic sector, online and off.

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Trina Renea

The Skin Master

Co-host | When Trina Renea became an esthetician she realized the key to success was lifelong learning - a goal that sets her apart from most skin care practitioners. 

For over 30 years, she’s explored the fields of cosmetic chemistry, medical esthetics, dermatology, and plastic surgery, becoming an expert in a wide expanse of professional skin care brands, equipment, and treatments. She is a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists with three certifications in cosmetic sciences from UCLA and continues to attend spa, medical, esthetic, and scientific conferences worldwide.

Now considered a skin master due to her broad expertise, Trina is a consultant to the Southern California beauty industry and medical esthetic community, selecting and training staff, developing treatments, guiding product selection, and helping professionals best serve their clients. 

In 2004, she founded the Facial Bungalow, a WeHo-based spa offering advanced skin care technologies where she continues to work one-on-one with clients to this day.

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Julie Falls

The Highly-Educated Consumer

Co-host | From the surf of Miami to the hills of Hollywood, Julie Falls spends her days working in the entertainment industry and the rest of her time questing after all things skin throughout Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and anywhere her job takes her. She is the ultimate super-curious and highly-educated consumer our listeners can relate to - making her the perfect counterpart to the rest of the Facially Conscious team. Known as Julie.com (@juliefdotcom) to her friends, she knows way more than she should for someone who’s never gone pro. In fact, for every skin care product, procedure, ingredient, or tool out there, there’s a good chance Julie’s already looked into it. If there’s a question about skin or skin care, Julie.com’s the one to ask it - and the highly skilled pros at Facially Conscious are the ones to answer.

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Doris Day, M.D., F.A.A.D., M.A.

Board-Certified Dermatologist and Founder of Day Dermatology & Aesthetics

Guest | Dr. Doris Day is a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Day Dermatology & Aesthetics in New York City. Highly sought after for her clinical expertise, she regularly lectures at national and international medical and aesthetic meetings, teaching other physicians the art and techniques of soft tissue fillers, laser treatments and facial rejuvenation with a focus on the importance of assessment and understanding the global aesthetic. In addition, she consults on product development and marketing strategies for such companies as Allergan, Galderma, Merz, L'Oreal, and P&G, where she serves on medical advisory boards and training panels to help grow their brands.

Between 2004 and 2018, Dr. Day published three books for consumers: 100 Questions and Answers About Acne (2004), Forget the Facelift: Turn Back the Clock with Dr. Day’s Revolutionary Four-Step Program for Ageless Skin (2006), and Beyond Beautiful: Using the Power of Your Mind and Aesthetic Breakthroughs to Look Naturally Young and Radiant (2018); and has hosted her own award-winning two-hour live call-in radio show for Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio since 2008.

Her specialties include laser dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, product development, and medical/broadcast journalism.

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Dr. Mark Lees

Clinical esthetician, author, educator, product developer

Guest | Professional esthetics icon, Dr. Mark Lees, whose eponymous multi-award winning clinical skincare spa is located in Pensacola, Florida, is a regular guest on Facially Conscious. One of the world's most noted skincare specialists, Dr. Lees is an award-winning esthetician, product developer, esthetics educator and author who has taught thousands of estheticians, nurses and doctors during his 30+ year career.

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Mindy S. Goldstein, Ph.D.

Independent Cosmetic Consultant, R & D, Scientific Affairs

Guest | Dr. Goldstein is a consultant in the personal care, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries working with small to large ingredient and finished good companies. Her specialties include researching and developing bioactive ingredients, developing ingredient strategies for innovative products, producing technical presentations, assisting with INCI nomenclature submissions, and provides expert witness work in legal issues. She is a member of numerous professional and scientific organizations including the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, where she has twice served as national president, and the Personal Care Product Council's (PCPC) Nomenclature Committee, where she is chair of the subcommittee that approves ingredient names for new materials in the areas of biotechnology, botanicals and ferments.

Dr. Mindy received her Bachelor of Science with honors in Biochemistry, Masters of Science in Pathology and Ph.D. in Basic Medical Sciences in the area of UV and gamma radiation damage to DNA and DNA repair from New York University. She has been credited with more than eleven publications in scientific journals and books and has been awarded patents in the area of raw materials, encapsulation and controlled release.