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LIVE WELL PODCAST | EP #40 - Toxin-free skincare with Courtney O’Connor of Primally Pure


Courtney Joy O'Connor is a licensed holistic esthetician at Primally Pure who has been involved in the beauty industry for nearly a decade. Her in-depth knowledge, hands-on experience and heartfelt passions inspire her to educate others on the positive impact of pure, simple ingredients. Tune in to learn about why it’s important to consider what products we put on our skin, some of the most harmful (and sneaky!) products to look out for, and how to become conscious consumers when it comes to skincare.


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Show Notes:

  • 0:00 Intro

  • 0:57 Introducing Courtney Joy O’Connor - Holistic Esthetician at Primally Pure

  • 1:56 Courtney speaks about her experience in the beauty industry for the past 10 years

  • 9:48 Why is it important to think about what we put on our skin?

  • 13:37 The importance of being your own advocate when choosing products

    • Lack of standards for words like “organic” “natural” or “pure”

  • 14:10 The #1 sneaky ingredient to be on the lookout for!

    • What does “fragrance” really mean?

  • 22:00 Why choosing natural deodorant is so important for our overall toxic burden and hormonal health

  • 25:30 Where to start if you want to make the switch to natural skincare without feeling overwhelmed?

  • 30:46 Outro

Want to know where to start? Check out my all-time favorite natural beauty products here!

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Primarily Pure | EWG - Skin Deep Database | Think Dirty App

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If we haven't met before, I'm Christina Tidwell, founder and owner of Live Well with Christina. I'm so excited that you're here and have begun to delve into your health and wellness journey! Here at Live Well we help people with autoimmune disease take control of their health through nutrition, lifestyle shifts and personal empowerment.  

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