Say Hello to Safer Skincare with Beautycounter
Health & Wellness Includes Your Skin
If you keep up with my blog and social media, you should know by now that I am fiercely passionate about health and wellness. Judging by the fact that the majority of my blog features healthy recipes, one could conclude that food and nutrition is a huge piece of a healthy lifestyle (it definitely is). But have you ever thought about other aspects of your life and how they contribute to your well-being?
Say, for example, your beauty products?
The Dirty Truth
I cleaned up my diet several years ago in an effort to regain my health but I never really thought about the need to clean up my makeup and skin care products. I had used the same drugstore makeup for my entire life without even considering that they might be unsafe. Little did I know that thee products I was using every single day were negatively effecting my health.
Environmental toxins are everywhere. From the pollution in the air we breath, to the water we drink and the plastics we store our food in. Personal care products are no exception. In fact, the FDA allows the use of chemicals known to be extremely harmful in products we're using day in and day out. Shampoos and conditioners, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, makeup, and more are severely under regulated.
To put it into perspective, the United States hasn't passed a major law regulating the ingredients in personal care products since 1938. Meanwhile, the European Union has banned more than 1,300 chemicals in the formulas of their personal care products in the last 20 years.
We have got to do better.
About 6 months I decided I needed to take my wellness journey a step further and look at ways to improve my health outside of food. I had made the decision to go off of hormonal birth control after being on it for years in an effort to balance my out-of-whack hormones.
I knew if I really wanted to make a difference in my hormone health, I needed to get rid of all the endocrine disrupting products in my life. This meant completely overhauling my beauty products.
I had heard of Beautycounter before on one of my favorite podcasts (shout out to Diane and Liz of Balanced Bites podcast!) and decided to dig a little deeper into this highly praised company. I was immediately drawn to their "Never List"; a list of 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals they never use in their products. The chemicals on that list include known carcinogens, hormone disruptors, skin irritators, and more. Definitely NOT stuff you want in your beauty products.
Not only does Beautycounter rigorously test each batch of products for safety, they take it one step further and are advocating for better laws that protect public health from harmful ingredients commonly used in the beauty industry.
I was convinced their products were definitely much safer than what I was using but would they work? I decided to take my chances and ordered my most frequently used items (mascara, concealer, brow pencil, eye shadow, and foundation) to see for myself.
After one use I was blown away by how these products performed. They performed better than what I had been using. They use ingredients like green tea (known to soothe inflammation), vitamin C (renews and brightens the skin), and salicylic acid (to clean pores). Safer science skincare that's also incredibly high performing? I was hooked. And now I want to share this magic with each of you.
Your Newest Beautycounter Consultant
Now for the exciting news! I love these products and this company's mission so much it was a no-brainer to join the team as a consultant. That's right, you're looking at a new Beautycounter Consultant!
I believe that what we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put in them. I want to help spread the word and educate all of you on safer skincare. There's no better way to do this and no better compliment to my Nutritional Therapy program than this partnership with Beautycounter.
My journey as a consultant is only just beginning but I'm bursting with excitement to get you all to try these products and see for yourself just how amazing they are. Let it be known that just because these products are free of irritants and harsh chemicals doesn't mean they don't work. But don't just take my word for it, let's get this goodness into your hands so you can see for yourself!
If you want to check out some of the products online, you can do so here. Or feel free to reach out to me directly and I can help recommend products for your needs. My personal favorites are the No. 3 Balancing + Charcoal Mask and the Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation.
The mission is simple: to get safer products into the hands of everyone and that starts with me and you. It can be as simple as making the switch one-by-one as your current products run out or dump it all in the garbage where it belongs and overhaul your entire beauty routine. Either way, I'm here to help you along the way.