Actress Jessica Alba and her fellow co-founders, Brian Lee, Sean Kane and Christopher Gavigan, have a lot to be proud of seeing as their business, The Honest Company, has officially reached a value of $1 billion.
The consumer goods brand launched in 2012, emphasizing non-toxic products, is still very young, but is making such a big impact, landing Alba on the cover of Forbes magazine's America's Richest Self-Made Women issue.
The 34-year-old revealed to Forbes that in 2008, while pregnant with her first child with husband Cash Warren, that she had a severe allergic reaction to baby detergent, which spurred her interest in formulating her own safe company since she couldn't find anything to meet her needs that was modern and not incredibly expensive.
"I was like, 'How can this be safe for babies if I'm having this type of reaction?'" the actress told the magazine.
"I felt like my needs weren't being met as a modern person," she said, adding, "I want beautiful design like everybody else. But it shouldn't be premium-priced, and it should, of course, be safe."
The Honest Company has over 100 products from diapers to infant formula and obviously cleaning products such as laundry detergent and dish soap.
The company is still expanding in terms of products. They have a "Feminine Care line" underway, which they're "excited for."
@Shar24Sharon We're excited for our upcoming Feminine Care line too. Thanks for your support!
— The Honest Company (@Honest) May 28, 2015