If you’ve followed my business at all, you know I am a huge advocate for self care and wellness – including emotional, mental and physical wellness. But what about skincare and product “wellness”?
A friend of mine, Sarah Clark, recently brought something to my attention. We are both are very intentional about the foods we put into our and our kids’ mouths, but for years have been pretty out-of-the-loop when it comes to the ingredients in our everyday beauty and healthcare products.
Sarah is a representative for BeautyCounter. Their mission is “to get safer products into the hands of everyone.” BeautyCounter is committed to eliminating unsafe and potentially harmful ingredients from their products and providing a safer (but as effective and high quality) alternative to the personal care products currently the market.
Sarah shared with me that “The United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938.” That is crazy to think about, especially when we consider how obsessed everyone is with what is in the food they consume.
Why shouldn’t we also care deeply about the ingredients in the products that we smear, lather, apply and rub in all over our bodies?
During my third trimester shopping for some last minute baby items, I took extra care to look up products online and make sure I was buying safe, high quality soaps and lotions to use on my son.
If I truly believed that using safe skincare products was important for my baby, why would I not also use that same logic for my own personal care products?
For a few months now, I have been using BeautyCounter’s Charcoal Bar as part of my daily facial care routine, and their Balancing Mist as a mid-day refresher on my face. I am about to run out of my current shampoo and conditioner, so I am planning on replacing them with BeautyCounter Volume and Shape Collection very soon. I’ll also be purchasing the Nourishing Cream Cleanser and Charcoal Mask so that I can transition over my entire skincare regimen to BeautyCounter products.
Full disclosure: I will receive a Friend Referral Credit for anyone who purchases from this post. However, no one is paying me (or even asked me) to write this. I simply wanted to share about the movement for safer skincare in case you, too, are interested in replacing some of the personal care products in your home.
If you have questions about BeautyCounter, send Sarah an email at email@example.com and she would be thrilled to answer for you. She also runs a fabulous Facebook group where she is constantly sharing deals and discounts, so find that here if you’re interested. And if you’re ready to shop, click here to shop BeautyCounter with Sarah as your consultant!