I’m on a mission to help families find their way to wellness. Beautycounter‘s #SaferSkincare is one easy step along the way to non-toxic living!
Your skin is your body’s largest organ. Anything that goes onto your skin becomes part of your body. If you care about the purity of the food you eat, the water you drink, and the air you breathe, it’s just as important to be sure that whatever goes onto your body – on your arms, your face, on your hair, anywhere! – is free of toxins that can burden your body.
Fortunately, there is a safer way. And it’s fabulous!
Beautycounter was one of the founding partners of the EWG Verified program that we wrote about here when it launched in late 2015. Having voluntarily banned 1500 ingredients from its products, Beautycounter is a pioneer in #SaferSkincare. The company is working to push toward a safer beauty industry for everyone, and its products are high-performing. Beautycounter is a safe solution you can feel good about. Take the guesswork out of shopping for skincare, beauty and makeup products.
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!
Did you hear that Mary Kay is actually opposing legislation that would protect consumers from unsafe products? Read the Seattle Times article about the opposition to the Feinstein-Collins legislation that would tough new legislation that would “give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to test ingredients used in cosmetics and issue mandatory recalls for products found to be unsafe.”
Read my March blog post about Beautycounter’s advocacy work on the Hill to make the whole skincare industry safer for everyone!
Want to try Beautycounter?
Amy’s order link is beautycounter.com/amythomas2
I have long been a proponent of safe, non-toxic skincare and have been a devoted user of the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep® Cosmetics database for nearly a decade. Last fall, I was invited to work with Beautycounter by local mom, cookbook author, and blogger Stacy Toth of Real Everything (formerly Paleo Parents). I hesitated at first in part because I rarely wear much makeup. If you see me in snazzier duds than yoga pants, it must be a special day!
But I recalled how excited I was when I got to interview EWG researcher Nneka Leiba about the EWG Verified program. And when I attended a Beautycounter information and training event, I was super impressed and inspired by the company’s commitment to social justice and to pushing the beauty industry to do better.
If I can play even a small part in people ditching toxic products for clean alternatives that perform great, that’s completely in alignment with my mission in creating this website and writing about health and wellness.
The more you know, the better you can do.
Here are a few shots from Stacy’s Beautycounter social where I tried out -and loved! – the products.
I hope you will overhaul your makeup bag and clean up your skincare if you haven’t already! Your body will thank you for it!