Lea Michele challenging herself to use only natural beauty products

Lea Michele is determined to overhaul her beauty routine in 2020 so that she only uses natural products.The Glee star told her followers via her Instagram Stories that she wanted to replace all of the products in her home with non-toxic and all-natural…

Lea Michele is determined to overhaul her beauty routine in 2020 so that she only uses natural products.

The Glee star told her followers via her Instagram Stories that she wanted to replace all of the products in her home with non-toxic and all-natural alternatives.

“Coming into 2020 I have challenged myself to swap as many products in my home to all-natural products,” the 33-year-old wrote. “This means I’ll eventually transition all of my cleaning products, makeup, and beauty products to non-toxic chemical-free.”

Natural beauty products are made using plant-derived ingredients and no synthetic chemicals while non-toxic products are free from ingredients that have been associated with a toxic response in humans.

Lea proved she is already making good progress with her beauty overhaul by showing her followers what natural products she is now using in her routine.

She has swapped her old haircare products for Rahua’s Classic Shampoo and Voluminous Conditioner, which includes hair-strengthening rahua oil, and is loved by fellow celebrities such as Kourtney Kardashian, Miranda Kerr, and Emma Watson.

The actress has also opted for The Honest Company Shampoo + Body Wash and finishes off her morning routine with Necessaire The Body Lotion, which contains moisturising ingredients like marula and jojoba oils.

Lea has switched up her skincare routine too and is using Ursa Major’s Fantastic Face Wash, as the foaming gel features soothing aloe and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), and is free from parabens.

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Jessica Alba: ‘Revlon contract held me back from launching my brand’

Jessica Alba had to wait to launch her wellness company because it clashed with her Revlon contract.Sin City star Jessica used to be the face of the U.S. make-up giant, but the beauty gig held her back from launching The Honest Company, the ethical bus…

Jessica Alba had to wait to launch her wellness company because it clashed with her Revlon contract.

Sin City star Jessica used to be the face of the U.S. make-up giant, but the beauty gig held her back from launching The Honest Company, the ethical business she finally got up and running in 2011.

Selling natural baby care, personal care, cleaning products, make-up and vitamins, the company has become the go-to place for those looking for safe and sustainable products.

“Frankly, the reason why I didn’t go into beauty right away was because I was the face of Revlon and I couldn’t. And so that was just the reality of the situation,” she said at the recent Her Campus Media’s eighth annual Her Conference.

She co-founded the venture with Brian Lee, Sean Kane and Christopher Gavigan, though the mother-of-three admitted she didn’t always see eye to eye with her business partners.

“I brought on business partners, and they weren’t always aligned with what I wanted to do,” the 38-year-old shared. “It’s been a very interesting and challenging thing, because like I said in the beginning, my co-founders didn’t understand why it’s so important, because I was the only woman.

“There are very few companies that understand the value of diversity and the value of women and women in the workplace.”

And when she asked for more female employees, she was rebuffed by one of The Honest Company co-founders.

“(I was told), ‘Women don’t want to work. They want kids and they just want to be moms and stay at home.’ And I was like, ‘Come on,'” she recalled.

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Jessica Alba expanding The Honest Company into Europe

Jessica Alba is banking on turning her The Honest Company into a global brand by launching her all-natural products in Europe. The actress and entrepreneur has been building up her U.S.-based consumer goods firm since its debut in 2012, and by 2014, t…

Jessica Alba is banking on turning her The Honest Company into a global brand by launching her all-natural products in Europe.

The actress and entrepreneur has been building up her U.S.-based consumer goods firm since its debut in 2012, and by 2014, the business had been valued at $1 billion.

The firm’s rapid growth has allowed Jessica and her business partner Christopher Gavigan to expand beyond baby and household products into skincare and makeup, although the Sin City star admits establishing their Honest Beauty label took a little more work than expected.

“In the beauty category, we’re growing like hotcakes,” she told Health magazine, before noting, “People are into natural skin care, but not as much makeup. But if you use regular makeup on top of natural skin care, you’re ruining everything that you just did.”

However, Jessica believes the latest additions to their skincare line will be big hits with consumers: “We just launched a new nourishing line that includes, as far as I or my team knows, the only 24-hour moisture lotion that is plant-based with no synthetic fragrances,” she smiled.

She then teased an upcoming top secret product: “We’re also leaning into our California roots, and there’s a secret project that we have coming up that is an actual game changer,” Jessica gushed.

She didn’t offer up any further details about the forthcoming release, but it’s not the only major development at The Honest Company, as she is also poised to introduce her collection of non-toxic beauty items to fans outside of North America.

“We’re launching into Europe, so that’s another big thing,” she shared.

The Honest Company’s beauty brand is expected to debut in Europe this spring (19).

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Jessica Alba became health conscious as new mum

Motherhood turned Jessica Alba into a health food nut. The Sin City star admits she became really health conscious after giving birth, even consulting a physician to find out more about the food she was eating. “I think anyone who wants to live a he…

Motherhood turned Jessica Alba into a health food nut.

The Sin City star admits she became really health conscious after giving birth, even consulting a physician to find out more about the food she was eating.

“I think anyone who wants to live a healthy life and wants their children to grow up healthy knows that they can make better choices,” she said during a conference in Hong Kong for her organic products brand The Honest Company. “That’s a global consciousness that I think all new parents have.

“When I was pregnant, it was the first time I ever really read a label – when my doctor said, ‘You can’t eat this’.”

She adds, “It was the first time I really questioned what was in and around my environment that can affect my baby’s health, as well as my health. Once you have the baby, you know you want to be around for a long time and watch your baby grow. You also start thinking about your own health choices.”

Despite her dedication to healthy eating, the 37-year-old admits she isn’t as on top of her workout routine as she’d like to be.

“I’m going to try and be a little bit more consistent with my fitness because I’m really inconsistent,” she shared. “I think with trying new things it’s (all about) baby steps.

For the mum of three, sticking to a fitness routine starts with being realistic.

“I know what I’m going to be able to stick to, realistically. And I think if you go to (an) extreme, (you) wouldn’t do well. If I had to be vegan and work out seven days a week, for example, and drink two litres of water a day and whatever else there is, I wouldn’t be able to do that.”

She added, “So I think it’s just knowing where you can make an impact on your life that feels more long term, and not just like a fad.”

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