Our skin is our largest organ & yet, we rarely stop to think about what we are putting on our skin on a daily basis.
For most of us, that’s 8-12 different products (and several hundred different chemicals). And, think about all of the products we use on our children.
If you’re like me, you never stopped to consider the safety of these products. Maybe you’ve assumed that if they are on the shelf, they must be safe. That’s certainly what I thought.
When I learned that the E.U. has spent the past two decades banning or restricting over 1,400 harmful or questionable ingredients from their personal care products and that the U.S. only bans or restricts 30? I was blown away.
There are about 10,000 chemicals commonly found in personal care products and only 10% of those chemicals have any safety data.
But here’s the thing – the United States has not passed a federal law to regulate the ingredients used in personal care products since 1938.
(Think about that for a minute. How much has changed in our world since 1938?)
I had to get involved and do something about this.
We all deserve better.
This quick 3-minute video sums it up nicely.
It’s time for a change.
If you are like me and you want to be confident that the products you use everyday are safe, but you also want products that are high performing and work, I’m happy to provide some alternatives.
At Beautycounter, we’ve banned more than 1,500 ingredients setting a new health and safety standard—all while ensuring our products perform, and that they’re as indulgent as any luxury shampoo, lipstick or oil in the market.
We have safer options for infants, children and adults of all ages from bath to skincare and cosmetics.
Beautycounter is a pretty fantastic company. I look forward to introducing you to all we are doing – not only with our own product development and innovation, but in moving this industry forward through advocacy and education. Our mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone.
We should never be asked to compromise our health in the name of beauty.