Clean Beauty Council
Changing the beauty industry together.
At Credo, our mission has always been to change the entire beauty industry for the better. From day one, we’ve stocked our shelves with the best non-toxic products around, helping people reconsider what goes into conventional products, onto our skin, then down the drain.
Now we’re taking another step forward together by building the very first Clean Beauty Council.
Our mission action
The Clean Beauty Council is composed of industry experts. They’re propelling the industry forward and addressing your pressing questions, all while helping us set the highest clean beauty industry standards around.
The beauty (r)evolution starts with you
Bringing about better beauty depends on all of us. So consider your Clean Beauty Council your trusted source on everything beauty. You can stay informed, sane and make the best beauty choices for you.
Individually brilliant, collectively changing the game
Mia Davis, Credo’s Director of Mission
The ever-fearless Mia began her career in the environmental health movement. In 2007, she led the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics challenging conventional beauty to banish toxic chemicals from baby shampoos, skincare, and makeup formulations. Previously the Head of Environment, Health and Safety at Beautycounter, she’s now helping Credo brands and customers understand why clean ingredients matter.
Leilah Mundt, Beauty Branding Expert
Always in-the-know when it comes to clean beauty brands, Leilah founded The Crème Collective: a creative agency that connects green-based products and clean-conscious consumers. She switched to clean after spending a decade in the conventional beauty world, and realizing that natural alternatives made her skin glow. She’s also on the board for Lipstick Angels, a Credo-partnered nonprofit.
Matin Maulawizada, Celebrity Makeup Artist and Activist
After completing his undergraduate degree in human physiology and receiving a Masters in biology, Matin returned to his first true love: makeup. Since switching industries, he’s launched international beauty brands, trained fellow artists, and worked on A-list faces for over 20 years. Additionally, Matin co-founded Afghan Hands Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to the expansion of female education in South Asia.
Gay Timmons, Beauty Ingredient Expert
Gay can decipher beauty labels like no other. As the Founder of the organic- and specialty- ingredient distribution company, Oh, Oh Organic, and the President of the Natural and Organic Health & Beauty Alliance, or NOHBA (which Credo belongs to), she knows almost every ingredient under the sun and can recite its history and how it’s formulated. Her personal motto is: “Save the planet. Look good doing it.”
Amy Galper, Product Formulation Expert
As Co-Founder of New York Institute of Aromatic Studies, Amy investigates how fragrance can alter or improve products. (It is sometimes shocking, always mind- boggling.) After becoming a Certified Aromatherapist in 2001, she grew a vibrant consultancy practice, offering her expertise in ingredient research and sourcing, product formulation, wellness event planning, USDA Certification, and more. She recently co-authored the recipes and wellness book “Plant-Powered Beauty.”
Jessa Blades, Professional Makeup Artist
An absolute treasure trove of clean beauty tips, Jessa Blades is a celebrity makeup artist, herbalist and wellness expert splitting time between Brooklyn and LA. In 2008, she made the switch to natural, non-toxic beauty products and founded Blades Natural Beauty. The queen of easing into clean, her mission is to build simple, gentle routines that heal and nurture the body (which leads to looking incredible).
Dr. Elsa Jungman, Skin Research Expert
Our resident know-it-all about product/skin interactions, Dr. Elsa Jungman holds a Ph.D. in skin pharmacology from the University of Paris-Sud. After graduating in 2012, she managed skin delivery evaluation for L'Oréal. Today, she consults with and mentors startups specializing in skin health, biotechnology and the microbiome, and is developing her own sustainable skincare line. Dr. Jungman also recently co-founded the yoga-and-skincare community "Atelier Namaste."
Are (lack of) beauty regulations keeping you up at night?
Ask our Clean Beauty Council your pressing q's at firstname.lastname@example.org.