From Our Founder: Shouldn't Teen Makeup Be Safe?

From Our Founder: Shouldn't Teen Makeup Be Safe?

Sam Cutler — founder, makeup maven and mom  weighs in on why Petite ‘n Pretty is gluten-free, nut-free, thoroughly tested and pediatrician approved. 

When I first dreamed up Petite ‘n Pretty, I knew it had to be more than pretty packaging and better quality than the current status quo for beginners. It had to be mess-free, hypoallergenic makeup safe for kids to use at home or a school. The glitter, the gloss, the eyeshadows, the packaging...all of it had to be pretty, fun and safe. Our products have to check a lot of boxes before I’ll bring them to our community, and I think that’s a really good thing.  

All Petite ‘n Pretty Products Are… 

✔ Gluten-free 

✔ Nut-free 

✔ Cruelty-free 

✔ Paraben-free 

✔ Phthalate-free 

And we have a lot of vegan colors of lip gloss, glitter and eyeshadow. If something’s not vegan, we’ll let you know on our site so you can make the best decision for you and your kids.  

We Comply With... 

✔ FDA cosmetics regulations 

✔ Prop 65 

✔ Oregon State Child Safety Act 

✔ Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), which means regularly auditing the factories we partner with to ensure our standards are consistently met.  

If you’re looking for kid-friendly makeup made in the USA, look no further. We source the highest quality raw materials from around the world but make all our makeup right here.  

Every Formula Goes Through Safety Testing, Including…. 

✔ Testing for heavy metals 

✔ Patch testing 

✔ Stability testing 

✔ Compatibility testing 

We Work with a Team of Doctors on Our Advisory Board, Including... 

✔ Maria Garcia Lloret MD, a lead pediatric physician at UCLA for pediatric allergy and immunology. 
✔ Marissa Feldman PhD, a pediatric psychologist who works closely with children on a day to day basis. 

✔ Dr. Jean Pacifico-Banta, MA, OTD, OTR/L, an occupational therapist with over 18 years of experience in pediatric practice. 

What Does Makeup Have to Do with Sensory Motor Skills? 

According to Dr. Pacifico-Banta, quite a bit. Seems simple, but learning how to hold a brush, layer eyeshadows or create designs not only improves coordination but also promotes artistry and the ability to conceptualize. Like most skills in life, creativity gets better with practice, and we think makeup safe for kids is a pretty fun way to learn. 

We test everything so you can have confidence in what your tween or teen is wearing when you decide they are ready for makeup of their own. I will never try to sell you anything I wouldn’t wear myself or feel comfortable letting my own kids wear, too. And even though our products are intended to give 9-13-year-olds their best, most positive first beauty experience ever, we made sure every formula is proven safe for 5+ just in case someone gets in the makeup drawer when you’re not looking...