On Landing the cover: “It’s an honor to be asked to be a part of SELF magazine. I really love what SELF stands for and what it does for women and women’s confidence. I loved the clothes at the shoot—I thought they were really fun and colorful.”
Her Cause: Alba’s company, Honest, makes and sells eco-friendy baby, bath, body and household products. A portion of proceeds goes to children and families in need via Baby2Baby.
How you can help: Call your senator to support the Safe Chemicals Act, which would require testing of chemicals in household products. Or visit Honest.com for info on Baby2Baby, her company’s nonprofit partner.
The Spark: “I found my daughter Honor sitting in her crib, eating these tiny beads from the inside of her diaper. They were all over her face. It was a moment of terror.”
The Harsh Reality: “Thankfully, Honor was OK, but it was so crazy, and I felt guilty afterward. I worried that I’d poisoned my daughter—and these were eco-diapers! I found ones that seemed safer, but they leaked, so I had to use two at once, and they were already so expensive. The more research I did, the more irritated I got. Most parents don’t have time to do all this research—they need a company with products they can trust. I wanted to create that.”
The Hope: “If you have toxic chemicals in your dish soap, laundry detergent, lotion, mattress and food, they get into your system and add up. It’s cumulative. My philosophy is that if we can try to eliminate all those little bits along the way, everyone will have a better shot. I want people to know that they have the power to make different choices for themselves and for their family. That could save lives.”
The Advantage: “I can’t think of a better way to spend my work life than on a movie set. But with people following me when I go out and everyone wanting me to endorse things, I thought, I can either go into a cave and hide or use my access to influence something I’m passionate about. So I turned the attention into a positive by offering safe, nontoxic, affordable but high-quality products for families, all from one place.”
The Passion: “It took me 3 1/2 years to launch The Honest Company. When things didn’t go smoothly, I’d get really upset. I worried that I was wasting so much time and money! But my husband, Cash, would tell me, ‘You didn’t waste anything. Look how much you’ve learned.’ His perspective kept me going.”
Yesterday, popsugar brought you a make-up tutorial with Jessica Alba’s makeup artist Lauren Anderson, and today they bring you a work-out session with Alba’s personal trainer Yumi Lee, whom she has trained with for the past two years.
In other news, Jessica has made the PopSugar’s 100 list of 2012 landing at #40
Jessica Alba has joined the CrossFit craze! To get her sweat on, the svelte actress can be found in the gym tossing medicine balls and doing sets of burpees with Reebok trainer Yumi Lee counting her reps and checking her form. In fact, Jessica credits her CrossFit workouts for whipping her body quickly into shape after having her second child.
Yumi walked us through five moves that regularly appear in Jessica’s workouts. Watch the video, learn the full-body moves, then get a CrossFit workout on your own.
POP Sugar sat down with Jessica’s Makeup Artist Lauren Anderson to discuss all things Jessica Alba, including: what it is like working with Jessica and a make-up tutorial on how to get Jessica’s flawless signiture glow.
Jessica Alba is known for her enviably luminous skin, and it’s in part thanks to the talents of her makeup artist, Lauren Andersen. So get glowing. See Jessica’s complexion routine, including some tips on how to contour like a professional, in the video now. On Kirbie: BCBG.
Jessica Alba attended the 2012 PLUSH event in Los Angles on Sunday June 11th, 2012 to talk/promote the Honest Co . At the one-day event for parents “to experience all the best luxurious, innovative and eco-friendly baby products and services in one place. Click on the previews above to view more photos.