Jessica Alba's Honest Products Are Now in Canada (and So Was She!)

Behind the scenes at The Honest Company's press event in Toronto.
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Behind the scenes at The Honest Company's press event in Toronto.
Jessica Alba with Beauty Editor

With Jessica Alba at The Honest Company's 2016 press event in Toronto.

Last week, I went to a cocktail party hosted by Jessica Alba. 

You know, just a normal Wednesday. (Ha!) 

The 35-year-old actress and entrepreneur was in Toronto doing press for The Honest Company, the non-toxic beauty and household products brand she launched back in 2011. 

While her wares have been at a select few Canadian retailers for about a year or so, the big news (and reason for her trip) is that they're now available in more than 700 stores nationwide. How exciting for those of us who are into natural products! 

If you follow Beauty Editor on Snapchat, then you've already seen some behind-the-scenes footage of the event. Sometimes when celebs come to town, they're very guarded and only do a quick speech before they're whisked away by their handlers. Not Jessica—I was so impressed that she freely mingled with the editors and posed for photos with us all.

Speaking of which... I don't think this woman has ever taken a bad picture in her life. In case you were wondering, she is just as gorgeous in person, and taller than I imagined. Also super-stylish: she wore a navy blue satin jumpsuit with half-up hair and bold charcoal smoky eyes, and looked perfect. 

Note to self: wear more makeup to cocktail parties with Jessica Alba. 

Here's her speech to the intimate gathering of Canadian editors. (The guy is her co-founder and chief product officer, Christopher Gavigan.) 

A closer look at her flawless hair and makeup (sorry, the lighting was not great)...

Jessica Alba in Toronto

Jessica Alba at The Honest Company's 2016 press event in Toronto.

And here's her hair and makeup team, who I got to spend a good few minutes chatting to, and were LOVELY. (Call me crazy, but meeting celebrity hair and makeup artists is almost more exciting to me than talking to the celebrities themselves!)

Jessica Alba with beauty team

Jessica Alba with her beauty team, makeup artist Daniel Martin and hairstylist Jennifer Yepez.

Daniel Martin did her makeup (using this lip gloss in Dreamy Kiss); he's also Honest Beauty's creative colour consultant. Jennifer Yepez, who did her hair, is The Honest Company's hair ambassador. 

Alas, Honest Beauty, the makeup arm of the company, won't be in Canada until sometime next year. For now, here are a few of the products I'm excited about trying:

The Honest Company Honest Shampoo + Body Wash

The Honest Company Honest Shampoo and Body Wash

The Honest Company Honest Shampoo + Body Wash.

The Shampoo + Body Wash is sulfate-free and gentle enough for colour-treated hair... and babies!

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Water, Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Lauryl Glucoside, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Triethyl Citrate, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Protein, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Glycerin, Disodium Coco-Glucoside Citrate, Sodium Citrate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol  *Certified Organic Ingredient

The Honest Company Honest Conditioner

The Honest Company Honest Conditioner

The Honest Company Honest Conditioner.

The matching Conditioner is silicone-free and suitable for all hair types.

Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Behentrimonium Chloride, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Orbignya Speciosa Kernel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Protein, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Esters, Panthenol, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethyl Citrate, Citric Acid  *Certified Organic Ingredient

The Honest Company Honest Detangler

The Honest Company Honest Detangler

The Honest Company Honest Detangler.

Jessica's hairstylist Jennifer raved about this leave-in Detangler, which again, conditions the hair without silicones. She recently used it on Kim Kardashian as well.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Behentrimonium Chloride, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Orbignya Speciosa Kernel Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Protein, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Panthenol, Triethyl Citrate, Caprylyl Glycol  *Certified Organic Ingredient

The Honest Company Honest Wipes

The Honest Company Honest Wipes

The Honest Company Honest Wipes.

Christopher, Jessica's co-founder, told me these Wipes are one of the brand's top sellers. They're not just for babies—you could use them for your face or body, as a more natural alternative to mainstream wipes (which are almost always full of weird chemicals).

Ingredients: Purified Water, Citric Acid (Fruit-Based Stability Agent), Silver Dihydrogen Citrate (All Natural, Water-Soluble Preservative), Decyl Glucoside (Sugar-Based Cleanser), Sodium Citrate (Corn-Based Antioxidant), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate Fruit) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice Root) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber Fruit) Extract, Peucedanum Ostruthium (Masterwort Leaf) Extract

Christopher said the sunscreens are coming to Canada, too, but if you ask me, I'd stay away from those and check out these options instead! (Sorry, Jessica...)

Where To Buy

Find the products at more than 700 Canadian retailers, including Nordstrom, Well.ca, Indigo, Whole Foods Market, Loblaws, Canadian Tire and Sobeys. 

Search here for a store near you.

Have you tried anything from The Honest Company? What did you think?