Ep 2: MC2 Beauty (Part 3)

Melani Chong is a Cosmetic Chemist and Founder of MC2 Industries. This is Part 3 of her interview with Double Cow where she shares her personal perspective on beauty and what goes in it.

MC2 Beauty is a premium line of anti-aging products made from plant-derived ingredients. Hear from the founder herself about her unique and creative product formulation process as a cosmetic chemist, and how others can find their careers in the beauty industry.

Want more like this? We have our very first episode with Joel Anderson from architecture firm, Sustainable.

Drop your questions to hellodoublecow@gmail.com, and let us know what you think!

Ep 2: On cannabis and adaptogens (Part 2)

Melani is a Cosmetic Chemist, and is the Founder of MC2 Industries. In Part 2, we talk cannabis and adaptogens: How does hemp oil benefit our skin, and how can our skin be able to defend against environmental pollutants in our everyday air? Melani Chong’s MC2 blog reveals a peek into what’s to come in the future of beauty and cosmetics.

Part 3: MC2 Beauty, dives deeper into Melani’s formulation process and it comes out tomorrow. See you soon!

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Ep 2: Our future in beauty (Part 1)

Melani Chong is a cosmetic chemist, and she works with the formulation and development of many beauty products in the market today.

In Part 1, Melani shares current sustainable action being done within the beauty industry, from using food biomass in our products, to having more tech-driven processes like AI (artificial intelligence) to encourage more efficiency in product manufacturing and processing. 

Up next in part 2, cannabis and adaptogens. Tune in again tomorrow.

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How many pairs of jeans can a suburban neighbourhood own?

We’ve heard it everywhere. Cotton is a water-heavy crop to grow. What does it mean?

To give some numbers, it can take about 2000L of water to grow enough cotton for a pair of jeans, and another 700L of water for a cotton t-shirt. That’s one thirsty outfit for jeans and a basic tee combo.

2000L of water per pair of jeans, and 700L of water per t-shirt. Multiply that by the number of jeans and shirts we have in our own closets, our roommates’ closets, our family members’ closets. How many pairs of jeans can a suburban neighbourhood own? How much water is that exactly? The exact answer is that we don’t know, but we can do something about it so that they become aware of their thirsty closets.

It becomes apparent that the amount of clothing we consume per first-world neighbourhood creates a water crisis elsewhere. What can we do about it? Our communities are full of big problems, but we have enough people in a suburban neighbourhood who are capable of solving some of them. Think local.