Steph and Shara Ticku, co-founder and CEO of C16 Biosciences, discuss ethical ingredient sourcing, biodiversity, and environmental impact. Learn how to make more conscious, informed choices as a consumer and tips on how to find safely sourced, sustainable products that don’t sacrifice performance.
Nneka Leiba, VP of Healthy Living Science at EWG, is back for Season 3 and joins Steph to explain what EWG is and why testing is an important part of the product lifecycle. You’ll finish this episode learning about harmful ingredients to avoid like 1,4-dioxane, asbestos, and PAHs.
Being mindful about sustainability extends to product packaging, too. Kelly Cramer, lead of How2Recycle at Sustainable Packaging Coalition, and Steph chat through four key aspects of the packaging process and share how we hold consumer power to challenge industry standards.
Jaime Nack, president of Three Squares Inc., Tom Szaky, CEO and founder of TerraCycle, and Steph dive into the next phase of the product lifecycle: disposal and recycling. We’re covering common misconceptions, what exactly the recycling symbol means, and when to know it’s time to toss.
Barb Paldus, PhD, founder of Codex Beauty, and EWG board member and Steph share how science (water-free formulations, anyone?) has made our products work better while increasing safety and sustainability. Innovation in beauty touches ingredients, formulation, efficacy, and packaging.
All you need to know about ingredients, labels and tips for a cleaner, greener beauty routine.
“Clean beauty is a difficult place to navigate. It’s important for us to know that the ingredients we’re using are safe for us and the planet.”
“There’s a lot of power being a consumer - more power than we think.”
"I’m excited to be a part of Clean Academy to help educate people how they can be more mindful when choosing products and ingredients."
“Consumer demand will require brands to increase transparency and to pick ingredients the are better for people and the planet.”
"It's best to say 'no thanks' to items you don't need - like straws, utensils, and single-use containers. Not using them in the first place is infinitely better than recycling them."
“What we buy is an active vote for the future we want.”
“Packaging serves an important purpose, but it’s important to be mindful about your consumption and shop from brands who prioritize sustainable packaging.”
“There’s no excuse to not be sustainable. It’s the question of when and how, and you adjust your profitability and financial model. “
“There are a ton of ingredients out there. Clean Academy is here to help you understand them and how your favorite products actually work for your skin.”
“There are more brands on the market and more people trying clean beauty. Clean Academy is an excellent resource for those starting their clean beauty journey.”
"Today, we're mindful about what we eat and how ingredients affect our health. We should have that same mindset when selecting our skincare."
“It is so important that you have the information you need to make informed decisions.”
“You don’t have to be a chemist in order to learn about skincare ingredients and how to incorporate them into your routine.”
"The efficacy is there with clean beauty. It’s come so far over the years.”
“In order to become a clean beauty shopper, you need to understand what’s in your products.”
“It’s important people understand sustainability and feel energized to make changes in their lives. Personal decisions really do count.”
“It’s empowering to know how ingredients in products are going to affect our bodies, our families and the planet.”
“I feel better and more confident when I know the ingredients that I’m using.”
"Everything that’s created or done, should keep you and the planet in mind.”
“It’s important to educate consumers so they can make the best decisions for themselves.”
“I want to help people make really healthy choices for themselves and the environment.”
“I’m excited to share my passion for clean beauty. You can have products that are good for you, your skin and the planet.”
“Did you know that your clearest, brightest, and healthiest skin yet can and should be from clean skincare? Learning more about non-toxic formulas in our industry with clinical power are a click away.”