Being a woman in business is something to be proud of. Women have brought diverse perspectives to management, leading and creating some of the most important companies to our culture today. The influence of women is not lost. March 8th is International Women’s Day, which is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women while advocating for accelerating gender equity, according to its website.
While we are big fans of celebrating Earth Day, here at Meant we treat every day as Earth Day. A huge component of Meant is our commitment to simplicity. This means simplicity in terms of your beauty routine, but also in terms of how we create our products.
One of the things we pride ourselves on at Meant is our commitment to simplicity. We believe that you should be able to recognize the ingredients that are in our products, because what you put on your body matters.
These NO List ingredients are often used to stabilize formulas and make them seem more effective, but are not so healthy for our bodies. Many of these ingredients have no definitive research that proves they are directly toxic, and many common cosmetics have been formulated with these ingredients for years. But if we aren’t completely certain what effects they have, why should we risk it?
Like all great ideas, the idea for Meant came in the shower. Founder and CEO Lindsay Knaak-Stuart noticed that between her shelf and her husband’s shelf in the shower, there were multiples of nearly every product.