“The clean beauty revolution is the next big thing that’s going to hit this industry,” says Amanda Baldwin, president of suncare brand, Supergoop!, on the latest episode the Innovators podcast, by TheCurrent.
Speaking to Liz Bacelar, she explains that from day one, Supergoop! has maintained a singular focus: convincing people to wear sunscreen every day by making it with the cleanest ingredients possible. After 11 years in business, the company is at the forefront of a huge shift in the industry.
Founder Holly Thaggard, created Supergoop! after her friend was diagnosed with skin cancer, making it her mission to develop products that would convince people to wear SPF every day.
But this purpose is more than just the core of the products, Baldwin says, it’s also the main reason people want to work there. “We just did a survey to ask what’s making people excited about being our employees and the number one reason was the mission of the company.”
According to Baldwin, working in a company as mission-driven as Supergoop! makes every decision easier for the team. “When you’re faced with some decision, it comes down to: does this help people wear SPF every single day? If the reason is yes, we should do it, if the answer is no, we don’t.”
Supergoop’s staff is cognizant of its deep sense of responsibility, especially at a time when more people are becoming aware of the ingredients in the products they consume. This is the edge of what Baldwin’s call the clean revolution. “Once you start reading labels, you can never go back. And I think that consumers should be able to trust brands to have done their research and to have done their work.”
In this episode, Baldwin also talks about how food trends can tell us what to expect from the beauty industry, the importance of learning from other people in order to create a successful company, and how to commit to being clean and cruelty-free without compromising the process.