Why I Work For Beautycounter

Why I Work For Beautycounter

As a homesteader, much of my time is spent gardening and making remedies. When I have “downtime” ha… much of my time is spent researching. I research greenhouses,efficient appliances, windmills, root cellars, and cold frames. But I also research organic clothing and tampons, the Diva Cup, safer shampoos and conditioners, and even the safety of essential oils.  When I stumbled upon Beautycounter, I was not only blown away with their products, but I was floored by their education and advocacy. Let me tell you more about that while I explain Why I Work for Beautycounter now.


I love making safer products, and I even used to sell them in my Etsy shop, but I got chickened out by the thought of the FDA knocking on my door. So when Beautycounter kept popping up, I became very intrigued by their products, mission, advocacy, education, and the opportunity to make money!

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I knew the federal government had been lax on personal care product regulations, but I had no idea it has been over 80 years since a law was passed!!!! 80 years. Holy. Shit. Think about how far we have come, medically, in 80 years! We are still following the same rules as 1938!!! 1938! GAHHHH!!!!! I just want to say one word: synthetic.

 

Beautycounter knew this and took matters into their own hands. The company decided to start advocating for more regulations and safer legislation for all of us, on all personal care products.

Beautycounter also decided to poo-poo the United States’ measly 30 banned harmful ingredients (and the European Unions 1,400 banned harmful ingredients), and banned almost 1,800 harmful ingredients from ALL of their products. These are ingredients like phthalates, parabens, triclosan, PCB’s, sulfates, formaldehyde, etc. Almost 1,800 of them!!! (Think back to my 7-day Ditch It Challenge– do you recognize some of these ingredients from the products I told you to ditch??? Uh huh.)

There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today. Many of those chemicals don’t have any safety data, especially chemicals used in the skin care and beauty industry. How can this be????

I read a study that said most women apply 12 products to their skin daily. This totals 168 chemicals applied… daily. That’s a lot! Are those chemicals good for you? Or are they harmful? This is the kind of research you need to be doing, too!


A Message from the Owner, Gregg

“Like many of you, I’m a wife and mom—and, like many of you, I didn’t know what I didn’t know. As I applied sunscreen, lotion, and any number of beauty products on myself and my kids, I never thought for a second they might not be safe: After all, I thought, we live in a country that regulates everything. So imagine my surprise when I learned that when it comes to the personal care industry, that’s simply not the case. Companies are allowed to use harmful ingredients and make their own judgments about safety. And so I started Beautycounter, a company devoted to progress. Here you’ll find a wealth of empowering information about ways we can all make the world healthier, along with safer products you can trust. Because we all deserve better. Our vision is bold; real answers are never timid. Help us put truth back in beauty.”


I think Gregg’s message^ goes hand-in-hand with the company’s mission: To get safer products into the hands of everyone.

Like the Beautycounter website says, “Decades of studies indicate that serious health issues (including but not limited to asthma, cancer, and infertility) are on the rise and are due in some part to our ongoing exposure to toxic chemicals—whether it’s in the shower, on our commute, while we eat lunch at a local restaurant, or when we clean our kitchens at home.

This scares me! It should scare you, too!

That’s why I do what I do. I research. I make my own products. And when I can’t make something, I find the BEST and safest choice for me and/or my family.

That’s another reason I work for Beautycounter: so I and my own family can have safe products that I can’t make very well- like skin care and make-up.


A Few Products I Love

My favorite product(s) so far, is the Countermatch Skincare Collection. I needed this skincare. My skin was oily, yet dry. I had little pimply bumps all over my forehead. Breakouts happened all the time. I was a mess! This collection changed all of that… in addition to two other products: The Overnight Resurfacing Peel and The No. 3 Balancing Facial Mask.

The Overnight Resurfacing Peel is a blend of a bunch of different acids that smooth your skin and help diminish the things you hate about your skin: fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, dark spots, etc.

The No. 3 Balancing Facial Mask is a charcoal mask that sucks impurities from your skin in 10 minutes flat. According to the website, it “minimizes the appearance of pores, giving skin a smooth, refined appearance, while salicylic acid stimulates exfoliation.”

Because I love a bundled kit, like the Countermatch Skincare Collection, to save money, you know I love the Flawless in Five Make-up Kit. Yep- everything you need to be out the door, looking fab-u-lous, in 5 minutes or less.

Once last product that is a Do-All, and that EVERYONEEEEE loves and swears by is The Cleansing Balm. There are so many uses for this balm, I can’t even list them all. Just click on the link and read some of the reviews.


If you are loving what you are reading and ever want to know more about Beautycounter, about joining our mission (we are always looking for more voices to help us get safer products into the hands of everyone), or how you can save big on your orderjust send me a message! I’d love to help you!

I encourage y’all to make sure to research not only what you are eating, but also what you’re wearing, what you’re exposed to, what you are putting on your skin, etc. And make smart, educated choices!


Happy Homesteading! (:

P.S. have any thoughts or questions? Tell me all the things in the comments! Also, you can contact us if you’d love to collab!

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