CLEAN UP YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE – YOUR HEALTH DEPENDS ON IT

You deserve to shine, inside and out.

WHAT YOU PUT ON YOUR BODY MATTERS 

Our skin can absorb a lot, so great care is vital in choosing the products we use.

Medical school gave me an in-depth education on the health impact of everything we put in and on our bodies. I was shocked to learn about how our food, products, and environment are overloaded with questionable chemicals and compounds impacting our health.

The beauty industry is very poorly regulated, with only a very short list of outdated laws protecting consumers. There is a shameful lack of long-term safety testing and a clear prioritization of profit over safety. In short, it’s entirely up to us to do our due diligence since marketing slogans like “natural” and “healthy” don’t mean anything here.

This knowledge prompted me to gradually overhaul all of my personal beauty and cleaning products, cookware, household items, and foods in an effort to do better for my health and my family’s health.

Finding trustworthy, transparent, and responsible companies making safer products *that actually work well* is tough.

Most of us are not chemists trained in decoding the cocktail of chemicals on the back of product containers, and finding safer alternatives can feel like an overwhelming task. My unique insights and countless requests to guide others in this important endeavor inspired this clean product resource. Eventually, this resource will expand to include other types of clean brands and products.

There are over 85,000 chemicals registered for use, with thousands more hitting the market every year.

No major updated federal laws have been passed since 1938 to regulate these chemicals or the personal care industry.   🤯

The US bans or partially restricts only about 30 chemicals, while the European Union’s list includes over 1,400 chemicals.

Like most of us, I always assumed there were laws protecting me and keeping companies accountable, just like in the food and drug industries. In reality, the FDA has no power to screen product ingredients for long-term safety before they hit the market. They also can’t recall products, even when they know an ingredient is harmful to health.

Most companies prioritize profit over safety. It’s up to us to be selective in what we buy, challenge the status quo, and advocate for better laws.

WHY DO CLEAN BEAUTY PRODUCTS REALLY MATTER?

Decades of research is showing that serious health issues like cancer, infertility, asthma, and allergies are on the rise. This is due in some part to the onslaught of toxic chemicals in our environment. It’s not possible to eliminate them all, as we are inevitably exposed to a certain amount just by living in the modern world.

Product choices are something we have the power to drastically reduce our exposure (and risks). An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to reducing the toxic burden.

The average woman uses 12 different beauty products every day on her face, hair, skin, and nails. As a doctor focused on prevention, it’s the cumulative effect of these chemicals over time that has me very concerned. Troublesome research is surfacing, and more women need to know about it because it invariably impacts them.

I feel compelled to share this valuable information. There is a movement for change in the beauty industry that is gaining traction, and many opportunities to get involved. 

TWO OF OUR FAVORITE LEADERS IN CLEAN BEAUTY

BEAUTYCOUNTER

Effective, clean skin care and makeup made by the leaders of a MOVEMENT for change in the whole industry.
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MADEWITH

Top performers in skincare from clean brands, hand-picked for you, and shipped to your door.
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SKIN HEALTH IS AN INSIDE AND AN OUTSIDE JOB. 

Conventional dermatology is typically symptom-focused, ignoring root causes and taking a “sledgehammer to a thumbtack” approach that can leave significant collateral damage.

I have treated countless women in my practice with skin issues like acne, eczema, psoriasis, and other rashes who are ready to try a more gentle and holistic approach. Your skin is a reflection of what’s going on inside your body, and symptoms are your body’s language telling you something is off. Addressing diet, gut health, inflammation, hormonal balance, and stress are vital to skin health from the inside out.

I have seen how impactful our habits of health are on how our skin looks. It’s also clear how important our beauty products and routine are to skin health. There is a delicate and important ecosystem living on your skin. Products are ideally at that elusive intersection of gentle, safe, and effective, but most popular products are anything but gentle and safe.

BEAUTYCOUNTER MISSION

Our mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone. We deliver on this bold mission in three key ways: Creating and distributing safer, high-performing products; educating the public about how to avoid harmful ingredients; and urging the government to pass laws to better regulate the beauty industry.

This mission is carried out in the most effective and intentional way to tell this story – through one-on-one conversations that anyone can be a part of.

MADEWITH MISSION

We understand and appreciate the importance of not only knowing which ingredients are effective but how to best use them. We also know, like every other organ, what we put on our skin has a huge impact on the health of all our systems. The brands we’ve partnered with are of similar ethos.

We look forward to sharing this education with the world in a personalized way to men and women of all ethnicities, backgrounds, and education. We can and will do better.

It’s really this simple: beauty should be good for you and gentle on the environment.

BEAUTYCOUNTER’S OPTIONS

Four ways to get involved.

BECOME A CLIENT

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Clients are customers who purchase Beautycounter products at retail prices. If you want a discount, consider becoming a Band of Beauty Member.

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BECOME A BAND OF BEAUTY MEMBER

MEMBER BENEFITS

Members are our most loyal customers who are part of our membership program, Band of Beauty, which offers exclusive promotions and benefits. Are you passionate about our social mission and want deals on products?  Join our movement as a Member. Read about the Band of Beauty Member Program to learn more.

HOST A POP-UP

(We can do it virtually!)

SHARE THE MESSAGE & GET REWARDED

Invites friends and acquaintances to your home, another convenient location, or to a Virtual Pop-up where everyone can learn about the products, social mission, products, Consultant opportunity. Check out our great Host Rewards flyer for more details.

BECOME A CONSULTANT

MAKE CLEAN BEAUTY YOUR BUSINESS

The most rewarding way to join Beautycounter’s movement is to become a Consultant. Consultants are independent contractors who are passionate about the social mission and committed to building a business with Beautycounter by actively offering the products and/or business opportunities with their network. You can start a business for as little as $50! Our amazing team will support you all the way. Contact me for more details, or simply visit my page and click Join at the top right.

CLEAN BEAUTY WITH A SOCIAL CONSCIENCE

Beautycounter is powered by a mission to fundamentally change the beauty industry, using the power of the individual. They’re also a Certified B Corporation, which is a difficult accomplishment where a company voluntarily meets standards of transparency, accountability, and performance. 

THE MADEWITH PROCESS

Let a knowledgeable mentor choose a personalized skincare regime to fit your budget.
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GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND

Beautycounter is making itself an agent for social change and setting an example. They’re also focusing efforts on sustainable sourcing of ingredients in an effort to push the beauty industry to do better as a whole.