Girls just wanna have fun, and Jessica Alba is no exception in her Self magazine photo feature.
The busy actress and mother of two is trying to make the world a better place through her company, The Honest Company. She told Self, “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.”
What sparked her impassioned endeavor? “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. 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.”
Read more in Self magazine’s fun September issue.