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Jessica Alba is known for her healthy glow and radiant smile, but that wasn’t always the case. “As a kid, I was always sick,” said the Hollywood star. “I had pneumonia, I had really severe allergies. And it wasn’t until I got older, that I realized some of that was caused by toxins in things like detergent. That made me crazy, because it’s supposed to help get things clean.”
Enter The Honest Company, a label of all-natural products created by Alba and her business partner, Christopher Gavigan. The team makes everything from lip balm to dishwasher gel, and today they launch their first book, The Honest Life.
“It’s about making healthy choices and making eco-friendly choices, but realizing you can’t and shouldn’t pressure yourself to be perfect,” she explained. “I mean, I wish I could grow my own vegetables in a garden. But I’m terrible at keeping plants alive, and besides, I have two very active little kids and a job!”
We met Alba at the Crosby Street Hotel in NYC to talk more about the book, the job, and of course, being a movie star.