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October 22, 2019 | Radical Fragrance Transparency

Did you know? Fragrance blends can have a combination of 4,000 hidden - and sometimes harmful - ingredients. These fragrances not only live in your perfume, but also in your skincare and makeup products. Photos by Ryan Rose @ryanthegrill

We partnered with the ultimate clean beauty experts at Credo Beauty to host an evening of testing and education with pros in the industry.

About our speakers:

Jon Whelan (moderator) is the director of “Stink!,” an off-beat documentary about Whelan’s tenacious quest to uncover the source of a chemical scent in a pair of his daughter’s pajamas. Whelan currently advocates for truthful product labeling.

About our speakers:

Mia Davis is Credo’s Director of Environmental and Social Responsibility. In 2007, she co-led the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and she’s now helping Credo brands and customers define and lead the “clean beauty” sector.

About our speakers:

Eric Korman is the co-founder & CEO of PHLUR, the first fine fragrance company to disclose ingredients. Today PHLUR remains committed to creating clean, sustainable and transparent fine fragrance products across multiple categories.

About our speakers:

Sarah Evans, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Her research is focused on the impact of phthalates and other common chemicals on brain development and child behavior.

Beauty companies, including hair, don’t need to disclose what’s actually in their products, so you usually don’t get to know how harmful it can be. Credo is changing this by fully itemizing every ingredient and its source.

Clean Beauty Stations by ILIA, Indie Lee, Ursa Major, Alpyn Beauty, EVOLVh, by / Rosie Jane, PHLUR, and more

Seeing the words, “clean”, “green”, “natural”, “organic”, just don’t cut it anymore. We will likely never conclusively know the effects of years of daily use of these chemicals, but the more we talk about it, the industry will adapt.

Credo’s The Dirty List:

Aluminum Powder, Animal Derived Ingredients, BHA, BHT, Chemical Sunscreens, Cyclic Silicones, EDTA, Ethanolamines, Ethoxylated Ingredients, Formaldehyde, Hydroquinone, Methyl Cellosolve, Nitromusks, Parabens, Petrolatum, Phthalates, Polycyclic Musks, Resorcinol, Toluene, Triclosan