What's Clean Beauty?

Course 1 - Clean Beauty 101

1. What's Clean Beauty?

You've probably heard the term "clean beauty" before, but what does it mean and why it is important? Join Jonathan Van Ness and Biossance Senior Marketing Director Teresa Lo as they define the basics of clean beauty, including ingredients, manufacturing and packaging.

Other resources:
EWG Skin Deep Cosmetics Database
Think Dirty Verified Brands List
Biossance Sustainability Story
Our Favorite Ingredients
EWG & Think Dirty - Nontoxic Relationships Blog Post


Clean Beauty Guide “To Go”

All you need to know about ingredients, labels and tips for a cleaner, greener beauty routine.

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Featured in this course

    • Jonathan Van Ness

      Jonathan Van Ness

      Beauty Expert, Celebrity and Biossance Ambassador

      “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.”

    • Nneka Leiba

      Nneka Leiba

      Environmental Working Group (EWG)

      “In order to become a clean beauty shopper, you need to understand what’s in your products.”

    • Debbie Levin

      Debbie Levin

      Environmental Media Association (EMA)

      “It’s important people understand sustainability and feel energized to make changes in their lives. Personal decisions really do count.”

    • Tara Foley

      Tara Foley

      Founder & CEO

      “It’s empowering to know how ingredients in products are going to affect our bodies, our families and the planet.”

    • Denise Bidot

      Denise Bidot

      Fashion Model & Body Positivity Activist

      “I feel better and more confident when I know the ingredients that I’m using.”

    • Teresa Lo

      Teresa Lo

      Senior Director of Marketing

      "Everything that’s created or done, should keep you and the planet in mind.”

    • Ramya Viswanathan

      Ramya Viswanathan

      Senior Product Development Manager

      "Today we're mindful about what we eat and how ingredients effect our health. We should have that same mindset when selecting our skincare."