It’s no secret that green beauty is everything these days (natural personal care and beauty products earned over $1.5 billion in U.S. sales in 2017.) But long before Sephora came up with the “Clean at Sephora” seal, Romain Gaillard pioneered the modern concept of green beauty retail with The Detox Market. That was back in 2010. It was a pop-up situation on Abbott Kinney in Venice Beach. And it was the first time you could walk into a shoppe and find that every beauty product lining store shelves was not only chic but free of parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals and over 600 other questionable ingredients it’s banned from a highly curated assortment. Now The Detox Market boasts seven locations including three in Los Angeles, three in Toronto (including a swank new shoppe on Spadina Ave.), and a 2,000 square foot flagship in New York City.
Parisian by birth, Romain went to school for finance before landing in tech - so how did he wind up an early leader in green beauty? In today’s episode, we find out the pivotal moment that would change his life course forever. Boasting luxe, organic brands from RMS Beauty to Kjaer Weis to May Lindstrom, we also find out which products are the top three best-sellers in stores right now (shopping carts at the ready!)
And finally, we’ve got the scoop on The Detox Market’s own range of beauty products launched recently, to fill holes in our self-care regimens where green beauty products still don’t exist! To start, we’re reviewing the first ever all-natural dry oil, called Detox Mode Altogether Oil, with news on when you can expect the follow up in the French-inspired line next. If you’re one of many eco beauty soldiers out there trying to green your routine from head-to-toe, or if you’re an all-natural beauty entrepreneur who wants to know what it takes to get into The Detox Market’s inventory, this episode is for you!
Products mentioned in this episode: W3LL People Expressionist Mascara; Detox Mode Altogether Oil; Odacite Green Ceremony Cleanser; Soapwalla Original Deodorant Cream; Clove & Hollow Lip Velvet; Ilia Color Block High Impact Lipstick; Coola; Suntegrity; Babo Botanicals SPF 50 Super Shield Sport Stick; Chanel Platinum Égoiste Eau de Toilette