There is a world of misinformation in the world of beauty, and with all the pretty packaging and glamorous products, it can be really easy to sidestep some of the most important aspects of the products you put on your face and body. Are you asking - where did these ingredients come from and were they sourced responsibly? Are they safe to use on my beautiful face or skin? Was this product ethically made? Were any of these ingredients tested on helpless animals?
Yes, we know these are some pretty heavy questions to ask about something so simple as skincare and cosmetics, but they are really important questions. If the beauty industry wasn’t so saturated with scary ingredients and questionable ethics, we wouldn’t have to even ask, but unfortunately, what you don’t know about your beauty products can hurt you.
Ethically-sourced ingredients are a very big deal because where your ingredients come from matters. Were they sourced via child labor? Did they come from a country where people were not paid fair wages? Are they actually not-so-great for you, but masked with a safe-sounding name? I’m looking at you, fragrance, which sounds like fancy perfume, but can be a cocktail of toxins!
You’ve perhaps heard the term “greenwashing,” and what this means is many companies knowingly partake in marketing misinformation to their public, hoping to pass off their products as sustainable or somehow more “green” than they actually are. Brands can make all kinds of claims, like 100% natural, organic, made with natural ingredients, or claim to be sustainable, but there really is no governance on using such loose terms. If the company isn’t talking about where their ingredients are sourced from, they could very well be hiding the details.
Manufactured in the USA
In a global world, it may not seem like a big deal to make it clear that our products are manufactured in the USA, but this is a fact we are very proud of. Even though it may seem like a small detail, having our products manufactured in the United States means we can dedicate a greater level of attention to our products than if they were manufactured elsewhere. It also is a big deal because there are many labor standards and quality standards in place that ensure products are made safely, while employees are also legally protected here in the States. The US has higher standards for transparency in production, and though the costs are higher, the finished product comes with the assurance of being made in the USA.
Our Commitment to Ethics in Beauty
One of the major reasons we have chosen to keep Jennifer Bradley Skincare and Cosmetics a small, direct-to-consumer line is our dedication to ethics and purity. The bigger the brand gets, the more of a demand you have to meet, and this often means compromising standards to meet the demand. Our ethics are ingrained in our brand. Our ingredients are the purest and most responsibly sourced we can have, and we will not compromise this fact.
From the very beginning, we have maintained a strong relationship with our sourcing partners, chemists, physicians, and everyone involved in the laborious process of developing these products. We have never taken shortcuts and have always sought to engineer the most powerful, medical-grade products, using the highest concentrations of active ingredients for dramatic results. The quality is evident when you use our products, you know you are getting exactly what is advertised!