I remember the day my Mom was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2016. Her skin looked as great as always even through chemotherapy, because of her natural skincare practices that inspired Pink Monkey.
From then on, because her diagnosis was linked to (non-skincare related) benzene exposure, I noticed hidden sources of benzene everywhere. It didn’t take much to notice carcinogenic ingredients (like avobenzone, benzyl alcohol, benzoic acid) and plastic packaging on majority of the skincare. If not benzene, there were the parabens, silicones, synthetic compounds. I could not find truly "clean" skincare that was safe and luxurious to use, did not need to be refrigerated and was not packaged in plastic. I ended up throwing out all perfumes from our house too because of benzene.
I started my quest for bringing truly clean, vegan and green skincare for my family. After all, skin is our largest organ with about 20sqft of surface area involved. It takes less than 30seconds for a product on your skin to get absorbed into your bloodstream. The GOAL was to use only the most effective and safest ingredients that are beneficial to the skin long term (no fast fads that fade fast), causing no harm from prolonged use, as staples in your skincare. At the same time, luxury and affordability must not be compromised. Only the choicest ingredients were included, nothing unnecessary was put in any of the formulations.
It was the year when I was making public and media appearances as Ms. Pennsylvania 2019 and I attribute how my skin looked younger even under tremendous stress, to my Pink Monkey products. It is part of my daily skin-detox-recharge ritual to use Chai Me Up, Astral Milk, Queen Takes All and Pout Pot. The latter two are used by my nine year old daughter as well.
The goal was to keep it simple with a few multitasking skincare basics that work for everyone in the family. We ended up totally de-cluttering our bathroom shelves. This was an amazing feat- given that we have four kids in the house ranging in age from 8yrs to 18 yrs, all have different skin types. Hardest but most gratifying part...we made it all in the USA, with the most stringent quality control.
My conscience does not allow me to put all this goodness in plastic that will end up in our oceans. I have started with glass bottles/jars and will keep striving to find non-plastic toppers and other earth-friendly packaging.
Of course, no animal testing. We use mostly organic ingredients and most of our products are vegan.
Last, but not the least, our 100% natural material apparel... a work in progress...
Hence, was born Pink Monkey. Hope you enjoy our products as much as we do!! When the planet is cleaner and healthier, we all are! Thank you for your continued support 💛
Dr. Mahima Singh, Founder & CEO, Pink Monkey.
(Mumma to four little monkeys and two Irish Wolfhounds)
Our mission is to provide our family and customers (our extended family) with elevated skincare that is cruelty free, truly clean, effective, fun and easy to use, in non-plastic and eco friendly packaging.
Why do we think this is important?
Because we worry about this stuff. The oceans filling up with plastic is something we care about. We are striving to do our bit, thanks for doing yours 🌎
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