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WHOOPS, Jessica Alba’s “Honest Company” Is Being Sued Again.

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So, does that bring the sue tally of Jessica Alba‘s Honest Company to three? Five? I’m losing count…

Alba’s company has come under fire for lots of products: soaps, cleaners, diapers, sunscreens, pretty much anything you see on their website is probably more, uh, “dishonest” than advertised. And now, it’s happening again. This time, their baby food is the subject of a lawsuit filed in LA.

The Organic Consumers Association claims Honest’s organic infant formula is “in fact not organic” as it allegedly includes 11 “synthetic ingredients not allowed in organic food by federal law.” WHOOPS.

According to Page Six, the accusations read:

“Of the 40 ingredients … more than a quarter are synthetic substances that are not allowed in organic products … some … are federally regulated as hazardous compounds. At least one of these ingredients is irradiated … some have not been assessed as safe for human foods, much less for infant formulas.”

In case you’re wondering, some of these substances include sodium selenite, cholecalciferol, and calcium pantothenate. I know, not sure what they are but yeah, they don’t sound “organic.”

Jessica, you might wanna throw in the towel on this one. Maybe go back to acting?

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Posted Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at 2:14pm
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The Honest Company Just Keeps Getting, Uh, Less So

Jessica Alba on business: 'I wanted to be treated like a guy'

Hey, Jessica Alba: all this sounds suuuuuper honest. NOT.

Alba’s Honest Company is, once again, being sued for false advertising…which sounds like a joke, but it ain’t. According to Women’s Wear Daily, Margo Smith has filed a class-action suit in Eastern Missouri District Court against the corporation for misleading marketing: she claims her laundry detergent, dish soap, and multi-surface cleaner all contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), even though the brand has promised that their products are free of the problematic cleaning agent. Oops.

And only a week before that, a woman named Staci Seed filed a similar complaint in the Central District of California which was pretty much the same suit against the same merchandise, in a different state.

And none of this should be a surprise because a recent Wall Street Journal article from earlier this month raised those exact allegations.

The actress’ team fired back with a lame counterpoint saing that the cleaning supplies actually include sodium coco sulfate, but Margo’s legal docs say that synthetic detergent ALWAYS contains SLS, which I assume will be the death of this company.

Sorry, Jess: if your company’s name is “honest,” you kinda gotta live up to it.

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Posted Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 10:10am
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Jessica Alba on business: ‘I wanted to be treated like a guy’

Jessica Alba on business: 'I wanted to be treated like a guy'

Jessica Alba launched her billion dollar eco-friendly product line The Honest Company in 2012 and says that she had to approach Hollywood like a business and wanted to be treated like a man.

She told “Self” magazine, “For a long time, I didn’t think I was smart. I felt like an impostor. It’s not until you feel whole in yourself that you fit in anywhere. And it took me becoming a mom to actually feel that way.”

She went on to say, “I’ve always been business-minded. I approached Hollywood like a business. I was very calculated. I wanted to be treated like a guy; I wanted to put asses in seats. I saved my money, invested wisely and marketed myself. I’ve been building my own personal brand over time.”

Alba said that she has managed to have a good work and life balance, as well as a successful business. She said, “There’s something nice about me-time. My most productive thinking often happens during or after a workout.”

People reports:

Alba – who shared her morning fitness and beauty routine with SELF in a video (above) – admitted that exercising is not always easy. “I’m going to be straight with you guys, I don’t like working out,” she said in the clip. “But I feel really good after. It gives me energy. It just sets a good foundation for the day. Being strong helps me feel confident and beautiful.”

Having that good foundation also includes meditating – a tip she picked up from friend and wellness-guru Russell Simmons. “You can do a 3- or 5- or 15-minute meditation,” she said, “and just disconnect.”

And it also means “eat[ing] as fresh as possible,” which usually includes steel-cut oatmeal or a smoothie for breakfast and lunch from Real Food Daily, a eatery known for their salads and macrobiotic dishes. But that doesn’t mean that Alba doesn’t sometimes indulge in her “vice” during the day – popcorn with coconut oil, which she keeps stocked in her office.

Dinner might include lean meats, but not every night. “I’m trying to go more plant-based,” Alba said. Cutting down on meat has an impact on the environment, so if I can do my little part, I try.”

Kudos to her for creating a successful business and keeping a great work/life balance!

Posted Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 at 8:08am
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Kylie Jenner apologizes to Jessica Alba over body checking incident with flowers

Kylie Jenner apologizes to Jessica Alba over body checking incident with flowers

On September 16th, Jessica Alba sat down with Andy Cohen, who revealed that Kylie Jenner’s bodyguards “bodychecked” her during New York Fashion Week. She told the talk show host, “I was just really shocked. I got bodychecked! And it was like by two of them. I thought there was a fire. I guess someone was just leaving the building. Yeah, I don’t know, it was just real shocking.”

Cohen said, “Well, you look very suspicious.”

Alba replied, “I know, right? Who would trust this face?”

Afterward, Kylie made everything right with the actress by sending her a gorgeous bouquet of flowers:

Kylie Jenner apologizes to Jessica Alba over body checking incident with flowers

Jessica Alba took to her official Instagram account to share the above picture of the flowers. She captioned the picture, “Wow! Came home to the most beautiful flower tree I’ve ever seen. Thank you @kyliejenner you are a sweetheart! So thoughtful.”

Who knew that Kylie Jenner had class enough to step up and fix the situation? Realistically speaking, though, she probably had her assistant send the flowers, but it’s the thought that counts, right?

Source, Photo Credit: Fame/Flynet, Instagram

Posted Monday, September 21st, 2015 at 9:09am
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