THE SIMPLE TRUTH:
Made in USA
Made with organic ingredients
NO added water
NO parabens or triclosan, phthalates or sulfates
NO mineral oil, artificial color or synthetic fragrance
NO animal testing (products tested on our chairman)
Our founder, Lewis Hendler, also co-founded SCUNCI International, the world's best known hair accessory brand. SCUNCI rose to become the number one hair accessory company in the world. Today Lewis is taking on the world of skin care with a blended approach combining organic ingredients with powerful anti-aging and blemish healing ingredients to achieve highly effective skin care without parabens and other potentially harmful additives.
I see skin care differently than most. Bottom line, if I wouldn't use the product myself, I won't sell it to you. In fact our products are not tested on animals... they are tested on me. I have personally used every product we sell. It has to feel right, smell right and work right or it doesn't get to be called Michael Todd.
I don't like "water" as an ingredient. It is the first listed ingredient in too many skin care products. There's only one reason for its use: it's cheap. Water is not “organic,” and why would you pay for a product that's mostly water when you can get this from your tap? Other bases used in skin care products I don't like include Alcohol which is drying and irritating and Mineral Oil which suffocates the skin. Instead we use “nature’s first aid kit” organic Aloe Vera juice as a base which contains more than 75 nutrients and is anti-bacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory.
We also use as much organics as possible - usually 70%-95%. But organic ingredients need to be combined with other actives to be really effective. You don't fix your skin by just rubbing an avocado on your face. The key is finding the right blend of organic ingredients and effective, powerful anti-aging and blemish healing ingredients to achieve a truly great product.
I am very proud of Dr. Eric Braverman's endorsement of our Knu anti-aging products. Manhattan based Dr Braverman is a reknowned specialist in anti-aging medicine and, before endorsing Knu, had never associated himself with another skincare product in his career. I am also gratified by the involvement of Drs. Scott Greenberg and Jonathan David White in our Clear BI-LIGHT treatment for acne. It was only after Dr. Greenberg and Dr. White used the product and reviewed the clinical data that they agreed to endorse it. That's the way I like it. If someone is going to endorse our products, we want them to use the products and only endorse them if they really love them.
Lastly, I am struck by how many companies still use parabens as a preservative, salt (sodium chloride) as a thickener, irritating drying sulfates and skin suffocating petrochemicals despite the growing evidence that these ingredients are potentially harmful to the user. We don't use any of these ingredients. At Michael Todd we say, "You'll love what's in our products...and you will love even more what's not." That's why we prominently disclose to our customers the ingredients we use in our products so they can see for themselves.
Effective organically based skin care solutions without the bad stuff. This is what Michael Todd is about... this is what we stand for.
MICHAEL TODD WAS BUILT OUT OF RESPECT
for quality craftsmanship, a love of things organic and most of all
the desire to make caring for your skin an experience to look forward to.
Our Products. Nature got it right. We put it in a bottle.
Our products are a combination of science and nature developed and made in the United States with certified organic ingredients, without added water and free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrance or artificial color. The result is an unsurpassed skin care experience that enhances and protects the skin for years to come.
So you know just what you're getting, we state on each product the percentage of certified organically grown plants and fruits used and if it is vegan.
MICHAEL TODD has never participated in animal testing.
Our Ingredients. You’ll love what’s in it. You’ll love even more what’s not.
For many skincare companies, ingredient #1 is cheap Water, sugary Fruit Juice, drying Alcohol or skin suffocating Mineral Oil. Not us. We start with “nature’s first aid kit” 100% Organic Aloe Vera Juice. Anti-bacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory Aloe has more than 75 nutrients including 20 minerals, 18 amino acids and 12 vitamins.
Then we add thoughtfully selected organic ingredients and powerful skin actives known for their effective, powerful anti-aging and blemish healing properties. Ingredients like DMAE, Matrixyl 3000®, Syn®-Coll, Haloxyl®, Eyeliss®, Helix Aspersa, Epidermal Growth Factor and Alpha Hydroxy Acid to name a few.
Just as important as what we put in our products... is what we don’t put in. We don't use potentially harmful parabens, sulfates, artificial coloring, synthetic dyes, mineral oil, phthalates or triclosan so you can use our products without health concerns.
Our Mission. Making the world a prettier place, one face at a time.
Our mission is to make the most effective, results oriented organic solutions for healthy, radiant skin. We use as much organics as possible without compromising performance and never use parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, artificial coloring or synthetic fragrance to avoid health concerns.