Did you know that the skin is the largest organ in the body? It is a common misconception that what we put on our skin doesn’t get in to our body but that is actually not true. Just think about medications like nicotine patches or even some birth control. Both of these medications are effective because they are quickly absorbed through the skin. How else would they work?
Every day we use products such as shampoo, soap, deodorant and cosmetics that contain large amounts of toxic chemicals.
On average, women use 12 different cosmetics a day and men use 6. Over the span of your lifetime that is a heavy toxic load and a lot of stressors on the body.
Now not ALL chemicals are bad for you because most of your body is made up of chemicals. However, TOXIC chemicals are the concern and they have a huge impact on our body. Why does this matter? Some of the major concerns with toxic chemicals –
Damage to Cells and Organs
Impairment to Important Biological Systems
Endocrine (hormone) Disruptors
Since my autoimmune disease diagnosis I have tried countless “natural” and “organic” cosmetic brands but just felt like I was wasting my money because none of them would really work and it was SO frustrating. Well here is where I tell you that safer and HIGH PERFORMANCE beauty products DO exist.
Beautycounter is a multichannel, mission-driven company whose goal is to bring safer beauty products to the market and in to your homes.
At this point, the cosmetic industry is one of the most unregulated industries in America. 1938 was the last year a federal law was passed regulating the cosmetic industry. Right now it is completely legal for cosmetic companies to use toxic ingredients in their products even if those chemicals are known to cause cancer or other health issues.
Currently the U.S has only banned 30 ingredients from being used in cosmetics. The European Union has banned over 1,300 ingredients and Beautycounter now has over 1,500 ingredients they will never use. Be sure to check out their “NEVER” list. It is a great resource when buying beauty products.
Beautycounter has a rigorous screening process for their ingredient selection that can be summarized in to a 5-step process.
- Ban Intentionally
- Screen Rigorously
- Learn Constantly
- Source Responsibly
- Share Transparently
How YOU can join Beautycounter and the Better Beauty Movement
- Support the movement with your dollars and vote. Want to try some products or have some questions regarding some of the products? Feel free to Contact me. I would love to answer any of your questions.
- Band of Beauty. You can join Beautycounter as a member. It is $29/year. You get exclusive perks as a member and 15% back on each order amongst other deals.
- Join as a Consultant. Interested in joining Beautycounter as a consultant? I would love for you to join my team. Send me an email and we can talk more! firstname.lastname@example.org
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