Apart from finding her footing in the acting realm and even earning a Golden Globe nomination under her belt, Jessica Alba also made a fortune for herself in the business of health and lifestyle. However, she isn’t the lone Marvel star to get into this business, as Iron Man star Gwyneth Paltrow also has been a pretty successful businesswoman in this particular field.
But according to the Fantastic Four star’s perspective, her lifestyle and health advice appears to be more grounded and relatable in comparison to the Iron Man actress’ tips on the particular subject.
Jessica Alba feels that her tips on lifestyle and health are more grounded than Gwyneth Paltrow
Both Jessica Alba‘s The Honest Company and Paltrow’s Goop, have been pretty successful in their respective manner, with both of these specializing in improving the lifestyle and health of their consumers. But considering that, unlike Paltrow, Alba didn’t grow up with a bunch of money, the actress feels that her tips on the topic are more grounded and relatable than Paltrow’s. She said,
“Gwyneth Paltrow probably lives a very similar lifestyle, but I didn’t grow up with a bunch of money, so my tips are much more grounded: repurposing things and making things at home,”
Despite her claims, both companies have been pretty successful, with Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly making a whopping $200 million for her involvement, which is significantly higher than Alba’s $100 million. But in the Fantastic Four actress’ case, her decision to start the company was more deep-rooted with her personal reasons.
Motherhood pushed Jessica Alba into starting The Honest Company
Despite becoming a more multi-faceted brand over the years, initially, the main focus of Jessica Alba’s company was more inclined toward the distribution of child products. According to the actress, one of the primary reasons that pushed her to launch The Honest Company, which is named after her daughter Honor, was her motherhood. Considering that there were very limited options for reliable everyday products that aren’t infested with harmful chemicals, she decided to create a safer alternative for everyone else. She said,
“I wanted a brand that had a safer alternative, an accessible price point, and a beautiful design. My daughter’s name is Honor and she inspired me to start the company! That’s where the name comes from. I wanted to have a direct relationship with people and be able to tell my story. That’s why I launched online with a subscription e-commerce business model,”
But over the years, the company has expanded its focus and has been involved in crafting various other products to improve the health and lifestyle of its customers.