Who thinks that the U.S. needs legislation about the safety of personal care products that is more recent than 80 years old! Beautycounter does! This company is pushing for more regulation in its industry. Talk about transparency!
Although I’ve known since interviewing an Environmental Working Group researcher two years ago that Beautycounter was the real deal, but getting to hear the founder speak in person last week and then hearing her all over the news, I feel compelled to make sure everyone knows!
Beautycounter is working hard to support the Personal Care Products Safety Act. Its founder, Gregg Renfrew, led a group of consultants advocating on the Hill last weekend to March Forth on the Beautycounter‘s fifth anniversary.
The company’s efforts got lots of media coverage. Here’s Gregg on The Today Show.
Here’s Gregg on NPR’s Marketplace.
And Gregg also appeared locally on Good Morning Washington.
I hope you’ll take a listen and hear for yourself that this woman and her company are trying to change the beauty industry to make it safer for everyone.
Read more about Beautycounter’s B Corp status here and and learn more more about Beautycounter’s social mission and its partners, which include the Environmental Working Group, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners and Healthy Child, Healthy World.
It was so inspiring to hear Gregg speak last week at a luncheon at the Hay-Adams. I also got to meet lots of other people who are championing safer skincare.
And there was a delicious lunch and an impressive view!
If you haven’t tried Beautycounter yet, this is a great time to try! Harsh sulfates, formaldehyde-releasers, artificial fragrances, PEGs, mineral oil, and carbon black are among the many ingredients Beautycounter believes should never be in skincare products. See The Never List for more about the 1500 ingredients Beautycounter voluntarily bans from its products.
If you are ready to come clean or you want to support someone who is, start by replacing six of the worst offenders with Beautycounter alternatives that deliver the performance you look for with cleaner ingredients.
Here’s a look at the Clean Swap promotion that was offered in March 2018.
Through March 14, purchase any Clean Swap product and receive your choice of a deluxe sample for free.
Products you buy:
- Countermatch Eye Rescue Cream
- Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion
- No. 1 Brightening Facial Mask
- No. 2 Plumping Facial Mask
- No. 3 Balancing Facial Mask
- Hydrating Body Lotion
- Volume & Shape Shampoo
- Smooth & Control Shampoo
- Volumizing Mascara
- Lengthening Mascara
- Sheer Lipstick (all shades)
What you get free:
Choose a deluxe sample of one of these to get FREE with each Clean Swap purchase from the list above. Note that links go to the product, not to the deluxe sample size you’ll receive free.
- Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion – 7ml
- No. 2 Plumping Facial Oil – 5ml
- Body Wash – 59ml
- Volume & Shape Conditioner – 50ml
- Smooth & Control Conditioner – 50ml
Bonus special promotion from me:
New to Beautycounter?
For anyone’s first order of $125 or more, I will send your choice of a free rosewater mist, mascara or lip sheer, or I will buy your Band of Beauty membership so you can enjoy future discounts, promotions, product credits and free shipping!
Visit my #saferskincare revolution page for more information, and reach out for any questions or to request samples or host a social where I can share a lot more with you and your friends about the importance of knowing what goes on your body’s largest organ!
Note: All of my opinions on this page about Beautycounter are still valid. It is a terrific company that is going to make some important changes for everyone!
Another great resource is the Healthy Inside & Out Facebook group moderated by Amy’s mentor, Stacy Toth of Real Everything blog. Email me at jessica (at) mindfulhealthylife (dot) com if you want to be added!
Jessica Claire Haney is the founder, publisher and editor of Mindful Healthy Life and the author of its Guide to Holistic Family Living in Metro DC. Jessica volunteers on issues related to wellness in public schools and was the founder of the Arlington/Alexandria Chapter of Holistic Moms Network. A writer working on her first novel, Jessica offers writing, editing, and consulting services. Learn more at JessicaClaireHaney.com and in Jessica’s Mindful Healthy Life Q&A. Follow Jessica on Facebook at MindfulHealthyLife, on @Twitte