Jessica Alba: 'Safe toiletries keep me beautiful'

2nd Dec 16 | Fashion

The Sin City star tries to take it easy on herself when it comes to diet and exercise.

Jessica Alba

Actress Jessica Alba ensures everything she uses in her beauty routine will not harm her body.

The Sin City actress founded her non-toxic goods business, The Honest Company, in 2012 and her commitment to toxin-free products makes her very particular about the types of tools, cosmetics, haircare and skincare items she uses at home.

"For a more polished look, I always use Braun beauty tools because they have ion-technology that protects the hair when styling - it's so important to use tools that won't fry your hair!" she tells Harper's Bazaar UK, noting her morning hairstyling routine is based on keeping things chic and simple.

"I don't have a lot of time to spend getting ready in the morning," she explains. "So I typically shampoo my roots and condition the rest of my hair. When I'm out of the shower, I spray a leave-in conditioner (to detangle) followed by a sea salt spray (both from Honest Beauty), then I twist my hair and let it air dry while I'm on my way to the office."

Jessica also doesn't compromise her values when it comes to scents.

"I'm obsessed with fragrance," she shares. "I'm always on the hunt for scents made with essential oils and safe ingredients. There are some I keep returning to (like) Foxglove by Joya and I (heart) New York by Honore Des Pres."

Although she is strict when it comes to the ingredients in her beauty products, Jessica tries to keep it carefree with diet and exercise.

"It's always a work in progress, but I do my best to eat a clean, balanced diet and incorporate some sort of physical activity into my daily routine," she explains. "(I've learned) to not be so critical and so hard on myself, and also to not think that I have to conform to other people's ideas of beauty, and to be OK with what made me feel good. I think it took me a while to get there."

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