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Meet Your Council
Katey DennoCredo’s Brand Ambassador and Lead Makeup Artist
Katey, a bicoastal makeup artist, has established herself as the renowned go-to clean beauty celebrity artist, with extensive experience working with all skin tones, types and personal styles. Her roster of long-standing clients includes Amanda Seyfried, Felicity Jones, Judith Light, Amber Heard, Margaret Qualley and Beanie Feldstein. Her work has been featured in countless magazines and she can be found staring in her own YouTube channel where she shares her expertise and beauty tips.
Krupa KoestlineClean Cosmetic Chemist
Krupa Koestline merges her background in biology, biochemistry, and biotechnology with her lifelong practice of Ayurveda to create new concepts and innovations in the clean beauty space. Starting her 10+ year career at Estée Lauder and Neutrogena, Krupa pivoted her focus to creating safer products after seeing firsthand the impact of potentially harmful ingredients used in personal care products. As an expert resource, Krupa strives to dispel myths and misinformation around clean beauty, to see through convenient marketing tactics and buzzwords, and forecast insights into the next trendy ingredient.
Boma Brown-WestEnvironmental Health Expert
Boma is passionate about toxic-free, sustainable products accessible to everyone everywhere. As Senior Manager of Consumer Health at Environmental Defense Fund, a leading international nonprofit organization, she works closely with product manufacturers and retailers on strategies that drive the usage of safer chemicals in consumer products. Boma has over 15 years of experience in sustainable product development and degrees in engineering and technology policy from Yale and MIT.
Matin MaulawizadaCelebrity 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.
Mia DavisCredo’s VP of Sustainability and Impact
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.
Brandon FrankSustainable Packaging Expert
Brandon is passionate about sustainable packaging. He works closely with brands to navigate, discover, and develop eco-packaging that is unique, effective, and affordable. Brandon is President of Pacific Packaging Components (P.P.C.) a 50 year old packaging company, President of the Southern California chapter for the Institute of Packaging Professionals, serves on the Industry Advisory Council for the National Association of Container Distributors, is an active member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.
Amy GalperProduct 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.”
Leilah MundtBeauty 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.
Gay TimmonsBeauty 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.”
Dr. Elsa JungmanSkin 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."