My name is Erika and I'm a self-proclaimed passionista of green beauty, gluten-free living and social media. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and by day, I work at Ning.com, the platform that powers this beautiful website. Two years ago, I learned that I had Celiac Disease after years of struggling with its many unfortunate symptoms. I love to cook, so I actually embraced the opportunity to learn about new ingredients and recipes. During my research of foods that contained gluten, I accidentally began learning about all of the potentially toxic, carcinogenic ingredients that plague the majority of the beauty and personal care products we all know and love. I was shocked to find out that the cosmetics, shampoos, and lotions I used everyday contained ingredients that were linked to breast cancer, neurological and reproductive disorders and hormone disruption. I was also shocked that awareness of this is so low. So, in a nutshell, that's why I decided to create this website. I hope that with my background in social media marketing and my/YOUR dedication, together we can spread awareness about The Compact For Safe Cosmetics
and drive real change.