I’m sure you’ve heard the saying: “Trust the timing of your life,” and, boy, does it hold true. When I first learned about the movement toward non-toxic beauty products, like those at Beautycounter, I really wasn’t all that interested. Sure, it was something that I preferred in my beauty products, but it wasn’t a top priority for me. Well, fast forward to when my LEAP food sensitivities test revealed that I had a TON of chemical sensitivities – so much that I was actually a little freaked out about it.
Arsy from Rubies & Radishes contacted me a few times in the past about joining her Beautycounter team, but I was always a little hesitant. Did I really want to add something more to my plate? But after I realized just how many chemicals were swimming in my body, joining her team finally made sense! I figured Beautycounter would be a great place to start with getting some of that icky stuff out of my life. And, of course, fast forward again to me absolutely LOVING the products, and I was totally on board!
Why You Should Care About What’s in Your Beauty Products
If you’re at that point in your life, like I was, where I didn’t worry all that much about the ingredients in my makeup and skincare products, let me throw some facts at you.
The last time the U.S. passed a law regulating what can go into your cosmetics was in 1938. In the United States, 30 harmful chemical ingredients have been banned from use in beauty products – compare that to the European Union, which has banned more than 1,300 ingredients. Yep, that means that some of the stuff you’re putting on your skin is illegal in Europe! Yikes.
Since WWII, we’ve introduced about 80,000 chemicals into our environment and only about 10% have any human safety data available at all. As just one example, researchers at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health published a study in 2013 that detected lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum and five other metals in many popular brands of lipsticks and lip glosses commonly found in drugstores and department stores. Now is a great time to take control of your beauty products!
Why Choose Beautycounter?
I’ve heard a lot of positive things about Beautycounter before I even purchased my first products from them. (My friend Marisa has used their products for years now and always raved about them.) Beautycounter has personally banned more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals from their products, and each formula is tested rigorously, so that all their products are high performing and absolutely luxurious – not to mention so much safer!
Beautycounter knows what they’re doing – and they do their research. Their ingredient selection process is the most thorough I’ve ever seen. They’re on top of the constant influx of information being released about cosmetic ingredients, and they even commission their own studies. Every potential ingredient is screened for specific hazards like cancer, hormone disruption, and infertility, as well as a host of other problems linked to toxic beauty products. And even with all this work and research, the ingredients in Beautycounter products are still more than 80% natural or plant-derived and the rest of the ingredients all have human safety data.
Beautycounter is on a mission not just to provide a safe, clean alternative to conventional cosmetics – they want to educate and empower consumers. Their goal is to inspire other beauty companies to follow suit; as more and more consumers ask for stricter guidelines on their cosmetics, the beauty industry will have to adapt.
So, now that I’ve told you why I love Beautycounter, let me introduce you to some of my favorite products:
Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer – I mentioned the Dew Skin in a blog post a couple of weeks ago (btw, THANK YOU to those of you who decided to try it), and I truly love this moisturizer! It hydrates the skin while protecting with SPF 20, and the tint helps to maintain an even skin tone. It’s a lotion, sun block, and bronzer all in one!
No.1 Brightening Facial Oil – Obsessed. I have combination skin with dry patches here and there, so I love using this oil before bed. I wasn’t sure if oil would jive with my skin, but it’s been amazing – no breakouts whatsoever! The omega-rich oil provides some serious hydration while antioxidant vitamin C brightens and evens skin tone. It’s perfect for all skin types and those concerned with dull, uneven skin tone. This citrusy formula is just what I need to refresh and replenish my skin. My face instantly feels healthier after using it!
No. 1 Brightening Facial Mask – I love my vitamin C! I’ve used this mask consistently for a few weeks now, and I absolutely notice my skin being smoother, softer and more even toned – lessening dark spots and adding a healthy glow!
I’m so excited about Beautycounter, and I want you to be excited, too, so…
If you spend $55 (before tax and shipping), you’ll get a free Sunscreen Stick (Face) – an $18 value! This sunscreen stick is perfect for summer. It’s super easy to apply (just roll it on!), is water-resistant, and great for kids (remember – no crazy chemicals!). It blends really well with your skin so you’re not left looking pale next to the pool, and it’s compact (a perfect fit for dad’s pocket!). *** PROMO IS NOW OVER.***
All you have to do is:
- Step 1, shop via my link.
- Step 2, forward your order confirmation to email@example.com.
*For US residents only. Will be shipped separately from order.
And if you’d like to join my team and make a significant social impact, while you are financially rewarded (plus, save 25% off your own purchases!), follow my link and scroll down to “Join the Mission: Become a Consultant” to sign up.
*If you sign up as a consultant, you still qualify for the sunstick promo!
Please reach out if you have further questions about any of the products or the consultant opportunity!
Now that’s summer coming I’m hoping to wear less makeup on my face! These masks look amazing! Excited to check them out.
Yay!! I’m a Beautycounter consultant too, and absolutely love the products and mission! So glad you are on board!
I have heard so many great things about beauty counter. Being pregnant and becoming a parent has made me think a lot more about what is in products, I am very cautious about what I use on the babes.
I love their products. I want to try their tinted moisturizer sometime.
I have to say I’m horrible about beauty products. I’ve been using the same products forever! Sometimes it’s hard to break old habits.
Yeah, so glad you’re in the Beautycounter family! I’m also a consultant and have been so impressed with the products and the support of our team!
This is perfect timing because I was looking up beatycounter yesterday! So as I was reading ingredient labels on eyeshadow I saw that there is talc in them. When I read the faq about it the response was something about how their talc is safe. Finding safe products is very important to me Andy guard is always up about companies claiming to be “natural”, a word that is not defined by the fda. Do you have any insight into this safe talc? I was so excited to read up on beatycounter until discovering this! Thanks so much for any help!
Perfect timing indeed! 🙂 Great question! I did a little digging… here’s some info about talc from Beautycounter: February’s news of a major lawsuit involving a household-name talcum powder generated several questions about the product’s use in cosmetics. Some studies (and the recent lawsuit) indicate that long-term, genital-area use of talc-based body powders by women may be linked to increased ovarian cancer or uterine cancer. A thorough review of the scientific literature indicates that there should be no concern about using asbestos-free, cosmetic-grade talc in makeup. We found no indication that this ingredient and this route of exposure—used on the skin or possibly inhaled through normal use—presents health concerns. Years ago there was concern that talc, which is mined from the earth, could be contaminated with asbestos fibers; talc and asbestos are naturally occurring minerals that can be found in close proximity. Since then, most talc producers have taken steps to improve their miners’ safety, and that concern has been reduced or eliminated. A 2010 Food and Drug Administration survey of talc-containing products did not find any asbestos contamination. To be sure, we sent our powders to an independent lab to test for asbestos contamination. None was detected. Our own talc supplier has provided a letter certifying that there is no detectable asbestos in its product. We followed up to ask about its testing protocols and were encouraged to find that it tests using highly sensitive techniques, both during mining and on the final talc product, monthly.
Asbestos contamination is something we should continue to keep an eye on, but it doesn’t seem to be a current issue for cosmetics on the scale of heavy metals. In fact, we use talc in our powders to cut down on background heavy metals, since other minerals are often contaminated. And, as you know, we test our powders and other color cosmetics for possible heavy metal contamination.
Talc—In Brief: Our talc supplier certifies that its talc is asbestos-free. Just in case, we tested our powders and found no trace asbestos.
Long-term, genital-area use of talc-based body powders by women may be linked to increased ovarian cancer or uterine cancer.
We are confident that our talc-containing products do not present a health concern.
I am a Beautycounter consultant as well! I love the mission and the products. I believe with all my heart the toxic environment we live in a large piece of the autoimmune puzzle. Caring for my little one has been a huge inspiration to me!
I’ll definitely be checking this out!!!
I have been very happy with the beauty counter products I have tried. How long will this promotion be valid?
Unfortunately, the promo ended, but I hope to offer another one soon!
Thanks for providing such a simple recipe. Those are the best!