I have good news and bad news. First, the bad. Did you know your favorite body wash or blush might be causing you to gain weight, screwing with your hormones, irritating your skin, and contributing to so many other undesirable conditions?
Now the good news. Yay! I’ve found an incredible beauty company whose products and mission align with mine: Beautycounter! Their skincare and makeup lines are clean, high-performing, and gorgeous. Their products deliver nutrients, stimulate skin cells, remove toxins, and feed your skin. They never test on animals, and they only use essential oils as fragrance. What more can a girl ask for?
Beautycounter makes it easy to know what’s in their products by disclosing every ingredient. Their website even allows you click on each ingredient for a definition (perfect for health nuts like me who want to learn everything). Their Ingredient Selection Process is the one of the strictest in the industry, and their Never List promises that more than 1,500 harmful ingredients will never appear in their products. They’re even lobbying for better regulation of beauty products in Washington… in a full face of beautiful, safe makeup, of course!
Be honest: Can you pronounce all the ingredients listed on the back of your shampoo? Don’t feel bad–most of us can’t. Worse yet, the majority of beauty companies don’t even disclose every ingredient they use… and they’re not required to by law. In fact, the United States has not passed a law regulating the ingredients in our personal care products since 1938. WTF, right?! The U.S. has only banned 11 chemicals in personal care products while the European Union has banned 1,300. That’s a problem–some of these chemicals can contribute to health issues like infertility, cancer, and respiratory problems. Take endocrine disruptors (like BPA, parabens, and phthalates) for example. Because they mirror the function of our real hormones, they can impact your well-being. That’s no bueno.
What you put on your body is as important as what you put in your body. Your skin is alive–breathing in the environment and products you use. What you rinse down the drains has an impact on the Earth, the cute critters in the oceans, and the air we all breathe. Polluting the environment with sulfates, parabens, and other toxins inevitably pollutes our bodies, too. As a Health Coach and Beautycounter consultant, I love informing, inspiring, and helping clients become more empowered to make healthier choices in all facets of their lives because these choices affect them, their families, their friends, and the planet.
I’m certified in Environmental Toxins and have spent a lot of my free time researching toxins and their effects. Far and away, the best line out there is Beautycounter. I personally use and recommend their incredible products to clients, family, and friends. Check them out for yourself, and please email me with any questions or to gush over your favorite product with me!