Natural, clean beauty is IN (thank goodness)! And that has been our philosophy here at janegee since we opened our doors in Portsmouth, NH in 2007!
What is clean beauty, you ask? We believe clean beauty begins with how products are made. Clean beauty products are mindfully developed and curated and do not contain harmful chemicals nor toxic ingredients. They are made with natural, ethically sourced ingredients that are healthy for both our body and the planet. That’s where we come in!
We all know that healthy skin is far more than what’s seen on the surface layer. Healthy skin is reliant upon good skin care, consuming clean food to nourish the body, and hydration. How we look and feel depends largely on how we interact with the world, our diets, our level of joy, our thoughts. Even our stress levels, environmental factors, rest, and thought patterns. All of these factors can impact our personal glow. And what we put on our skin is VERY important.
Although our skin acts as a barrier, chemicals, toxins and pollutants can still penetrate the skin and create harmful effects to our health. It’s tough to quantify exactly what percentage is absorbed by the skin, nor how quickly. However, according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), the rate to which skin absorbs chemicals is dependent upon different factors such as skin integrity, exposure of chemicals, concentration of chemicals, etc. Therefore, our goal is to achieve healthy skin. And to achieve healthy skin, let’s focus on natural products containing no harmful chemicals!
Traditional cosmetics are full of synthetic chemicals, such as parabens, sulfates, silicones, phthalates, heavy metals and artificial fragrances (the list goes on), and over exposure to these chemicals can result in various health concerns. These toxins can then enter the bloodstream and lymphatic system and will be carried throughout the rest of your body. These chemicals have been linked to cancer, inflammatory skin conditions, allergies and a large number of other health related issues.
Not only do these unwanted and unnecessary toxins affect our health, but they can also cause harm to the environment. Traditional cosmetics and toiletries do the most damage to the environment once they are washed away down our sinks, and their packaging can be difficult to break down in landfills. From our sinks, the chemicals are released into our lakes, streams, rivers and public water systems, damaging wildlife and flora and fauna. As our very own, Jane, says, “If your rivers and oceans are polluted so are you! It all runs off us.”
At janegee, we believe you don’t have to compromise your health for beauty. Natural is how we are meant to be. We bring an abiding love and respect for nature’s wisdom to everything we do and make.
- Our products are made with no junk. Ever. Every ingredient is extracted from nature with no petrochemicals, sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrances or colors, glycols, silicones or PEGs.
- Our no-waste packaging has little impact on the environment. We offer high end, pure products sustainably resourced with minimal packaging that includes an in-store recycling service -- bring in your bottles and receive a discount!
- We NEVER test our products on animals.
We are committed to bringing you the cleanest, healthiest, and safest products we can. Here you can find our Nasties List consists of ingredients that we do not put into our products.
Our goal is to keep you informed. Natural beauty is our area of expertise. Let us know how we can keep your skincare regimen clean and safe!