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October 10, 2016

Did You Know?

Most ingredient labels list only “FRAGRANCE.” What is it?

Good question.

For 75 years, fragrance houses & the brands that use them have claimed the chemicals in their scents are “trade secrets” – and therefore need to remain secret.

They don’t need to list any ingredients. So manufacturers can’t truly know the safety of their products and neither can you.  

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is pushing back and demanding legislatively-mandated full fragrance ingredient disclosure.

We’ve been calling foul on this issue for years, and signed the CSC pledge. Learn more about the “Fragrance” issue and join the pledge.

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Five Questions for Nicole Rechelbacher, IN Co-Owner

We caught up with our fearless leader & daughter of Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Intelligent Nutrients and Aveda.

Q: How was your childhood different from others?
A: How wasn’t it? My friends thought my dad looked like John Lennon. He was flying all over the world, cooking clove shampoo in our sink, inviting Tibetan monks and Native elders over, and telling us to eat organic instead of OREOS. We didn’t have a picket fence, we had a mandala.

Q: How did growing with an entrepreneur change your worldview?
A: Creativity was a way of life for us—but so was hustle. I was cutting hair in high school. I was schlepping to shows and assisting him onstage. I was doing makeup backstage at hair shows and photo shoots. All while my friends were working jobs as lifeguards or retail.

Dad was never impressed by who people said they were. He was impressed by what you did. And that instilled a big work ethic in me.

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