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We've got AMAZING news! Superdrug’s chart-topping podcast, The Beauty of it All podcast is BACK for season 2! The Beauty of it All is the beauty-obsessed big sister YOU have always wanted.

Hosted by the amazing TV & Radio Presenter, Journalist and Children's Author, Vick Hope. Together with celebrity guests and industry experts, we take a backstage look at the beauty industry, the issues facing it and all the news you've been craving.

Available on Acast, Apple and Spotify!

Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and rate or review us to let us know what you think!

Follow us on Instagram & TikTok: @superdrug 

Season 2 Episode 8: Older Women in Beauty

Episode 8 will be available at 11 am on Sunday 20th September.

Click a link below to hear the new episode on Sunday and listen to all previous episodes:

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Sponsored by Megs Menopause and Optimum Retinol

Have you ever noticed how so many beauty campaigns are surprisingly ‘youthful,’? In this episode our guests will examine why there still seems to be a lack of representation when it comes to older faces in beauty campaigns - both in advertising and on social media.  Our team of experts will discuss why we’re lacking representation of older women. They will highlight some of the struggles with being an older woman working in beauty and discuss the positive ways in which the industry could change – highlighting campaigns they think have been particularly effective.

Host Nadine Baggot is joined by Louise Boyce, mother of 3, model for over 25 years, influencer, podcaster, campaigner, and Ruby Hammer MBE, who is a renowned makeup artist and brand creator.


(L-R) Host Nadine Baggot and her guests Louise Boyce and Ruby Hammer MBE.

Season 2 Episode 7: Beauty Dysmorphia

Episode 7 will be available at 11 am on Sunday 13th September.

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Is the pursuit of perfection leading people to lose sight of how they really look?

Is beauty dysmorphia becoming the new normal in a world so obsessed with social media?

Whether it’s using apps to alter our faces or going under the knife and having injectables, why is it that some of us only seek happiness in what we see in the mirror or from validation on our appearance from others? In this episode, we explore the effect body dysmorphia can have on a person and what we can do about it.

Featured are Geordie Shore star, anti-bullying ambassador and newly qualified nutrition coach Holly Hagan and psychologist, author and broadcaster Dr Linda Papadopoulos.

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(L-R) Host Vick Hope and her guests Dr Linda Papadopoulos and Holly Hagan.


Season 2 Episode 6: Inclusivity

Sponsored by Revolution and Faces of the Future campaign.

When it comes to inclusivity in the beauty industry there are many issues at play; from representation in advertising and social media campaigns to products that are representative of all skin colours and halal products. In this episode, our guests will reveal their own experiences, both good and bad, as well as discussing some of the key issues. What brands are getting it right and what should we be focusing on more? Are women who wear hijab visible enough, what about the representation of non-binary people, or those with disabilities? We’ll look at all of these issues and pose the question: How can the beauty industry change for the better?

Featured are Jamie Windust who an award-winning writer, public speaker and model, who has worked with organisations such as TEDxLondon and Gay Times. Hani Hanss, an author, blogger and journalist in the beauty industry and Georgia Rankin a social media star with audiences on Instagram, YouTube and Tik Tok who has spoken out about her treatment in the beauty industry as a young woman with skeletal dysplasia

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Vick Hope, Hani Hans and Georgia Rankin

(L-R) Host Vick Hope and her guests Hani Hans and Georgia Rankin.

Season 2 Episode 5: Skin Deep

Sponsored by Eucerin and Online Doctor Medicated Skin Treatments

Over the last few years, the skin positivity movement has given a voice to people with skin conditions that had previously been barely talked about, let alone seen. From acne journeys to rosacea selfies, it’s a movement that is changing the way we think about what we see in the mirror. We talk with Olivia Bowen, the former Love Island star who is passionate about sharing her skin journey online; Lex Gillies, aka Talonted Lex, the award-winning blogger and skin positivity campaigner who has shone a light on what it’s like to live with rosacea; Shankar Jalota (@thevitiligoman) who discusses his journey with vitiligo; and one of the UK’s leading dermatologists and author of The Skincare Bible, Dr Anjali Mahto.

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(L-R) Host Vick Hope and her guests Olivia Bowen, Shankar Jalota and Lex Gillies. 

Season 2 Episode 4: How We Did It

Dija Ayodele, aesthetician and the Founder of Black Skin Directory, and Emma Gunavardhana, host of The Emma Guns Show, share their stories of how they got to the top of the beauty industry. Whether you’re after a career in beauty therapy, working for a beauty brand or want to launch your own beauty podcast they tell host Vick Hope how they got to the top of their games and the valuable career lessons they learnt along the way.

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(L-R) Host Vick Hope and her guests Dija Ayodele and Emma Gunavardhana.

Season 2 Episode 3: Beauty and The Planet

Sponsored by Always and B. Shaving

We’ve all heard the buzzwords; sustainability, vegan, ethical, recycling, but what do they actually mean? And how can we tell if the products that we’re buying are good for the planet or not? And what is Superdrug, as a business, doing about it?

Taking in plastics, cruelty free, ethical and vegan products, in this episode Inge Van Lotringen, beauty journalist and author of ‘Great Skin,’ Ella Daish, environmental activist and founder of the #EndPeriodPlastic campaign and Shona Bear who is Superdrug’s Quality and Technical Manager – responsible for the safety, legality and product performance of all own label products, debate these issues.

Here's a sneak peak at what's to come in Episode 3...

"The problem is there's lots of green washing around. Lots of brands say they're sustainable but aren't actually sustainable. So, it's a massive challenge for brands like us (Superdrug) to do the right thing and what we're trying to do is be very clear and transparent and really talk to our customers so they understand what clean beauty and sustainable means." 

- Shona Bear, Quality and Technical Manager at Superdrug

"I don't know how many of you are aware but conventional tampons and pads actually contain up to 90% plastic! Shocking, isnt it?"

- Ella Diash, founder of #EndPeriodPlastic campaign

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Episode 3

(L-R) Host Vick Hope and her guests Ella Diash and Ingeborg Van Lotringen.

Season 2 Episode 2: What is Hygiene Poverty? A Beauty Banks Special

Guests & Topics:

In our second episode, host Vick Hope is joined by Sali Hughes and Jo Jones, co-founders of Beauty Banks.

Sali is an acclaimed beauty editor and writer, Jo is a renowned PR expert and together they created the people-powered grassroots movement to tackle hygiene poverty in the UK.

In this podcast, Sali and Jo talk us through the hygiene issues facing those in poverty, why Beauty Banks are so important to those in need – providing them with supplies that many of us take for granted, from soaps and shampoos, to sanitary products. They also tell us about working with Superdrug and how you can donate.

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Ep 2 guests

(L-R) Host Vick Hope and guests Sali Hughes and Jo Jones.

Season 2 Episode 1: What Pride Means to Me

Guests & Topics:

To celebrate Superdrug and Switchboard’s Pride campaign guest host Brian Dowling chats to Ru Paul’s Drag Race contestant Blu Hydrangea, radio host Adele Roberts and activist Kenny Ethan Jones about their experiences of Pride and why this year it’s more important than ever to come together and support the community and each other. Also featured are interviews with Switchboard Co-chair Tash Walker, Superdrug employee Wayne Russell and asexuality activist Yasmin Benoit.

Episode 1 is sponsored by Simple, Vaseline, Closeup and Lynx

Please note, episode 1 is guest hosted by Brian Dowling, but our regular presenter, Vick Hope will be presenting the other episodes as she did for season 1.

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(L-R) Host Brian Dowling and guests Kenny Ethan Jones (photo credit: Tom Buck Photography), Blu Hydrangea and Adele Roberts.

See What We Got Up to in Season 1:

Episode 8 – Is Botox Safe?

This episode will delve into the misconceptions surrounding Botox. We want to dispel the myths, reveal the truth and debate the pros and cons of the inject-able, in an increasingly selfie-driven world.

When is it available?

Sunday 21st July 2019


Nadine Baggot

Nadine Baggot is a beauty presenter and editor, with 25 years in the business, writing for the likes of Hello!, The Daily Mail, Marie Claire and appearing on This Morning.

Ollie Locke

He is 31 years old and found fame on Made in Chelsea which he starred in for four years. He was also on Celebrity Big Brother 2014, Celebs Go Dating 2018 and has just landed a role in a Hollywood movie with Isla Fisher and Steve Coogan.

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Episode 7 – Shades of Beauty – Why does the beauty industry still struggle with diversity?

We are going to be discussing what’s being done about diversity in the beauty industry, whether it’s enough and what the future of beauty looks like. We’ve invited influencer Charmie Janee, Journalist Anita Bhagwandas and founder of Choco Media Model agency, Kareen Hurley to get their views.

When is it available?

Sunday 14th July 2019


Anita Bhagwandas

Anita Bhagwandas is a beauty director with over a decade of experience. She’s worked at magazines like Stylist, Marie Claire and Women’s Health and is currently Beauty and Lifestyle director at large at Glamour.

Kareen Hurley

Former model Kareen Hurley, founded London-based Choco Media Models (@chocomedaimodels), an agency, platform and blog for dark and brown skin models and actors, in 2016 when she was in her early twenties.

Charmie Janee

Charmie Janee is a beauty influencer who shares beauty tutorials to over 450k followers on Instagram (@charmiejanee). She also has 33k subscribers on her YouTube channel where she posts fun-filled vlogs about her life and experiences. Charmie’s family are from the Philippines.


Episode 6 – Makeup is not a drag

Think all that baking and contouring from Instagram is new hat? Think again, they’re methods that have been used by drag queens for decades. This episode is exploring the influence that drag culture has had on modern makeup today.

When is it available?

Sunday 7th July 2019



Sam Champman and Nic Haste, also known as Pixiwoo, are makeup artists, YouTubers and co-founders of Real Techniques (makeup brush, sponge and tools brand launched in 2011).

Charlie Hides

Charlie Hides is an American-born drag queen, impersonator, actor and comedian. Hides is known for his live performances and YouTube channel which he launched in 2011, where he does sketches and impersonates celebrities. He was on the ninth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

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Episode 5 – Look good, feel good – Are beauty & wellness blurring into one?

In episode 5 we are asking how blurred the lines are becoming between beauty and wellness. More and more of us bounce from spin class to blow dry - and take supplements not only to feel better, but to look better, too. So, who better to ask than PT Alice Lieving and body positive activist Chessie King!

When is it available?

Sunday 30th June


Alice Liveing is one of the most recognisable figures in the health and fitness world, using her social media channels to share motivational workouts and healthy recipes. She’s now amassed a 630k strong Instagram following and has three best-selling books.

Chessie King

Chessie King is a body positive activist and health and fitness blogger who uses her platform to show that things online aren’t always as they seem.


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Episode 4 – The Big Beauty Quake – The Rise of Skincare

In episode 4 we are chatting with former model and influencer, Ruth Crilly, otherwise known as A Model Recommends and cosmetic dermatologist, Sam Bunting . We will be discussing their top tips to prevent wrinkles, if they think retinal is all its cracked up to be and whether we should be doing a 10 step skincare routine!


When is it available?

Sunday 23rd June 2019


Ruth Crilly

Known as A Model Recommends. Former model Ruth (she began modelling in 2001) is now a respected beauty blogger/vlogger/influencer. She has law, literature and creative writing degrees. She posts beauty, style and lifestyle videos and is a mother of two.

Sam Bunting

Dr Sam Bunting is a London-based cosmetic dermatologist specialising, quite simply, in great skin – she’s widely considered to be a beauty insider’s best-kept secret.

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Episode 3 - The Beauty in Transitioning

In episode 3 we will be delving into the beauty in transitioning with bestselling novelist, Juno Dawson and blogger, Joseph Harwood. We will be discussing their journeys, the role make up has played and who their beauty icons are!

When is it available?

Sunday 16th June 2019


Juno Dawson

Juno Dawson is a bestselling novelist, screenwriter, journalist, and a columnist for Attitude Magazine. Her writing has appeared in Glamour, The Pool, Dazed and the Guardian.

Joseph Harwood

Joseph has been working on a very successful blog for nearly ten years and, in that time, amounted to over 40 million views from innovative beauty and LGBT content.

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Episode 2 - Is Vegan Beauty Just A Fad?

In episode 2 we will be exploring all things Vegan Beauty with reality TV star, Lucy Watson and The Vegan Society press officer, Dominika. We will be discussing why they are vegan, is Veganism just a trend or here to stay and who’s secret crush is David Attenborough!

When is it available?

Sunday 9th June 2019


Lucy Watson

Lucy Watson is a model, animal-rights activist and is possibly best known as a star of Made in Chelsea. She’s been vegan for 3 years, has two vegan recipe books and runs a vegan restaurant in London with her sister Tiffany.

Dominika Piasecka

Dominika is a passionate vegan and animal rights activist. Media & PR Officer at The Vegan Society, she's dedicated to spreading information about veganism and inspiring people to change the lifestyle.


Episode 1 - How Fame Changes How You See Yourself

We sat down with Megan Barton-Hanson and TV psychologist Honey Langcaster-James to discuss ex-boyfriends, plastic surgery and how fame can suddenly change perceptions.

When is it available?

Sunday 2nd June 2019


Megan Barton-Hanson

Love Island fans will recognise the lovely Megan. Megan left the love island villa in 4th place last summer and is an outspoken feminist and ambassador for sexual health brand Woo Woo.


Honey Langcaster-James

Honey Langcaster-James BSc MSc PG Dip MBPsS is a well-known TV and radio psychologist. Honey has provided her expertise on shows such as Love Island and Big Brother, both on and off screen, and is a well-established life coach and media spokesperson.

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