Credo created the first Clean Beauty Council to help us move the industry forward. Consider them a trusted source on everything from your most pressing questions to exciting industry updates. You’re in good (clean) hands.
Meet Your Council
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.”
Mia DavisCredo’s Director of Environmental and Social Responsibility
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.
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.
Leilah Mundt BeautyBranding 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.”
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.
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."
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.
Dr. Whitney BoweDermatologist and Credo Clean Clinical Expert
Dr. Bowe is a world renowned, New York based Dermatologist who views the skin as a window into our overall health. Dr. Bowe's holistic, 360 degree approach to skin health includes her passion for the safety of the ingredients we place on our skin. She has been a trailblazer and thought leader in the area of nutrition and the skin and is now at the heart of what she’s calling the “clean clinical” movement: clinical strength products using clean ingredients. Dr. Bowe is regularly asked to lend her expertise on national platforms including Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, and Dr. Oz, as well as in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Allure, and InStyle. She is the author of the best-selling book Dirty Looks as well as over 50 scientific articles and book chapters.