our cosmic story
Ever since I was a little girl, I have always really identified with being feminine, soft fabrics, polished nails, tinted lips and smooth skin. I can remember visiting the cosmetic and perfume counter of our local drug store downtown with my grandmother.
Fast forward about 25 years and you can only imagine my surprise when I learned my cosmetic drawer was more like a toxic waste dump and with my daughter (then 8) mimicking everything she saw me do- I knew it was time for a change.
In 2008, I began to realize how many assumptions I had been making. Through this process I learned that the FDA doesn’t do much as far as keeping undesirable chemicals in cosmetic products, off store shelves. Now I don’t want to be dramatic, it’s not the kind of stuff that will melt your skin off but prolonged, daily use can cause irritations, aggravate acne, trigger allergic reactions and disrupt the delicate balance of our endocrine system.
For too long I had been deceived by slick advertising campaigns and clever packaging into believing what I was buying to put on my family’s skin was natural, beneficial even. As a young wife and mom, I realized keeping my family safe was my responsibility and most likely just like many of you, I began cleaning up our life, our diet, our home, and our bodies.
Originally, I wanted to buy products that I could feel good about my family using every single day. The more I learned, the more frustrated I became with the deceptive marketing and labeling practices of the cosmetic industry in general. I searched for a company that I wanted to support because I thought they were putting our health first. I also wanted “natural”, not the deceptive kind of natural, that companies like Proctor & Gamble tout their products to be. But a look you in the eye, real person kinda natural. No chemical preservatives, undesirable ingredients, fillers, or junk I couldn’t pronounce.
It’s then that I decided that maybe it was my responsibility to share what I know. In 2010 Cosmic got its humble beginnings in the kitchen of our little 1930’s home. Our very first customers were our family and friends. From the start, every decision we’ve made has been rooted in using only natural, healthy ingredients and to hold all our products to the same standard as that first bar of soap. Simple, natural, effective.
Hi there! I’m Michelle, founder and maker behind Cosmic Bath & Beauty.
I have spent the last decade learning how what we put in and on our bodies affects our short and long term health. Since 2010 I have been making small batches of non-toxic beauty and body care products, so that your self care, doesn’t in fact do the opposite.
Cosmic is a different kind of cosmetic company, where good health is a priority, beauty is natural, and makeup is a fun accessory. Your investment in our products is also an investment in the health of you and your family. I’m proud to be making Cosmic products for anyone who knows they're worth making the change to healthier cosmetics and I’ll do my best to try to make the switch as painless as possible.
If this is all new to you and you don’t know where to begin, believe me I’ve been there, I know how overwhelming this can all be, start with our Cosmic Clean Beauty Challenge and signing up for our NEW email list.
If you’ve got allergies, specific health concerns, or any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out and send me a message here.
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We wish to inspire you to make healthy choices and give Cosmic’s natural products a try as a part of your daily routine to becoming your best, most healthy self.
Founder & Maker
Cosmic Bath & Beauty