cut.le.crap. comes from a single statement about beauty care products:
"cut the crap"!
This is why we don't accept anything less than natural.
It's why we take control by knowing about every single ingredient.
We do all of this so you can shop worry free.
Products sourced from natural ingredients are going mainstream. The benefits of ingredients derived from natural sources are becoming more apparent. Heavily processed and toxic chemicals used in the beauty care industry are being found out.
Yet some products marketed as vegan or natural still contain harmful chemicals that are potentially hazardous for you. A few natural ingredients does not make it so.
That's where cut.le.crap. come in. We are passionate about using natural skin and body care products. We live and breathe it. Our range has been developed from our own experiences, defining what we believe should make the perfect collection of natural beauty products.
They aren't made from any chemicals that are harmful to your body or the environment.
You will not find anything nasty from cut.le.crap.
And we can back this up. Our complete list of ingredients that we use for are available for everyone to see on The Science page.
We having nothing to hide, so you have nothing to worry about when using our beauty care products.
This is us, Maya and Ben, co-founders of Cut Le Crap.
We believe that we are a home for honest advice about what products you should buy to keep you, your family and the world safe.
It all started in 2016 when we switched to a lifestyle free from products containing harmful chemicals. How did we end up making this decision? Have we noticed any change and benefits? Hell yes! So let me tell you more.
Well we have both been conscious of our impact on the environment. We always call ourselves "eco-warriors"! After moving to Australia in 2015 we became friends with people with different lifestyles, each of them wanting to do their bits to save the world. The biggest impact on us was when a couple stayed with us who are vegetarian. This opened our eyes to a world we had always chosen to ignore but one we knew was there. We watched many documentaries that really started us questioning a lot of things. From that moment on we started being more mindful about our meat consumption, trying to take less part in this shameful industry, to the point now, where we have chosen a vegan lifestyle and are proud of it!
What was obvious to us is that the industries that push products to the masses have lots of secrets. And the house of cards effect started.
One documentary led to another and we watched the Human Experiment (http://thehumanexperimentmovie.com/). At that point we started to freak out a bit. We did a bit more reading around the subject and much of what the documentary said was true. We decided that we needed to change. We had been so focussed on our impact on the environment yet we never started to think about what all this was doing to us. It made no sense that we were trying to do everything we could to protect our planet and the animals that we co-exist with, whilst not even thinking twice about the types of chemical we were using every day and the potential consequences they have on our health.
So we did more research. What we found was very scary. Harmful chemicals are found in lots of the day-to-day products we use: soap; shampoo; perfume; toothpaste; moisturiser; deodorant. If you don't believe this, go into your bathroom now and see if you can find any of these mainstream products on the bottle (these are just a few and easiest ones to pronounce):
The worrying thing is that these chemicals are linked to very nasty side effects such as allergy reactions, respiratory distress, hormone disruption, effect on sperm quality, cancer, early breast development in girls, even reproductive birth defects of males and females. Think about how many products you are using daily. Imagine how many of those nasty chemicals are coming into contact with your body, your kid's body.
We think this is not acceptable. We think that industries do not give us enough information about the ingredients they use to help us make an informed decision. We think it's time for everyone to be given the chance to limit the risk of these harmful chemicals entering their bodies. We think it's time to protect our ecosystem from the dangers associated with this.
We feel like saying one thing: “CUT LE CRAP”.
So here we are offering you a selection of the products that we have tried and loved. But more importantly, ones that we trust. We are also offering you our own range of products that we are crazy about and we are in the process of bringing you more.