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About Us

QT Cosmetics is an Austin-based business ran by a skincare fanatic and cosmetic chemist (which means, we get to pick the good stuff).

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Our formulas

No unproven claims or pseudoscience BS. Ever. We don’t use misleading and meaningless terminology to describe our products (like “natural” and “clean”). Only backed by science.

What we believe

We use minimal packaging, which is 100% recyclable. Less waste in the world is better. We believe in being 100% transparent and real with our community. Always cruelty-free and vegan.

Let’s break this down.

A lot of cosmetic companies use terms like “natural” and “clean” to market their products. What does this even mean? How can a product be natural? Why would it be dirty? Anyone else thinking: what the heck?

No matter the definition, QT is always all about your skin health and the environment - without the side of fear-mongering and guilt.

“Natural” does not = good for your skin (actually, it can often make it mad). For example, would you rub poison ivy on your face because it’s natural? No, thank you! Lots of naturally-derived ingredients are sensitizing and irritating. We’re looking at you, essential oils. Note, we say derived because everything is processed one way or another.

“Clean” is a misleading term used by many cosmetic companies that want you to believe that some ingredients are toxic to your skin. Words like “chemical” and "dangerous" are used to further demonize certain cosmetic ingredients (ahem, let’s remember water is a chemical, too). Parabens are a common example of a “non-clean” ingredient, but they are used to preserve our sacred skincare products from growing extra buddies that we don’t want (mold and bacteria, yuck). It is the most widely and thoroughly researched preservative but gets a bad rap due to a few flawed studies. Most skin experts and chemists will tell you that this perception is misguided.

Anything at a high dosage is toxic, and even “clean” ingredients can cause irritation.

Another example of “non-clean” ingredients are SLS/SLES (sulfates) and are used in formulations such as facial cleansers to foam and create bubbles, removing excess oil from your skin. For sensitive or very dry skin-types, sulfates may cause sensitivity at higher concentrations for which most skincare products are not formulated at. "Clean" or synthetic, irritation goes both ways and is largely about dosage and not about the ingredient itself.

Why are we calling this out?

We want you to enjoy your self-care experience. The extra 10 minutes in the morning or at nighttime to relax and do something good for yourself is all we ask. We also request that as you care for yourself, to care about our planet and its inhabitants, too. This is why we made all of our packaging 100% recyclable and created to produce as little waste as possible. We also pride ourselves in being Leaping Bunny Certified, the strictest cruelty-free certification and standards in the game.

Okay, rant over!

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