On a really good day, your bathroom counter looks like a disheveled Target shelf. Hairspray, lotion, sunscreen, makeup, face wash, eye serum—you’ve got bottles and jars galore.
Here’s a complicated question: Do you know what’s in all of that stuff?
(We didn’t either.)
When Beautycounter flooded our inbox with information about their mission and product standards, we were a weird mixture of shocked, confused, and impressed.
The US has not passed a federal law to regulate the ingredients used in personal care products since 1938 (!). The European Union has banned more than 1,300 ingredients, while the U.S. has only banned 11 to date. We deserve better.
Beautycounter has banned more than 1,500 ingredients, setting a new health and safety standard. Their ingredient selection process is the strictest in the industry, and they are one of the first companies to receive the EWG Verified Seal (the highest standard a company can reach in terms of safety). You can view their never-list here.
One of the things we really love about Beautycounter is that they are an education-first company. Beautycounter is on a mission to get safe products into the hands of everyone. They’re even involved on the legislative side, lobbying for us, and asking Congress for better health-protective laws regulating the outdated beauty industry. Beautycounter is proud to be a B-Corp (along with companies like Toms and Patagonia), which means they've been certified to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Why does this matter?
Our skin is our largest organ, so what we put on our bodies is worth paying attention to. Just think about everything you put on your skin—cleansers, toners, moisturizers, oils, sunscreen, makeup, body wash, scrubs, shampoo…..the list goes on and on.
Due to the unregulated beauty industry in the United States, chemicals linked to breast cancer, birth defects, learning disabilities, infertility, and other health issues are allowed in the products we use every day. Only about 10% of the 10,000 chemicals commonly found in personal care products have safety data.
We know this is a lot to digest, but we also know knowledge is power.
As Beautycounter says: This is about progress—not perfection. Because every little bit counts.
Beautycounter has created a line of safe, high-performing products and this week we are super excited to team up with them and Nathalie Cleveland (a fellow mom, pediatric nurse practitioner, and personal friend of C+C!) to bring you an amazing giveaway! One lucky winner will receive the Every Night PM Hydrating Cream, Gentle Exfoliator, Wash Every Day Body Wash, and the Protect Stick Sunscreen—a collection valued at $126!
Plus, you can get a free gift with purchase: for every $150+ order placed today through 6/30/16, you’ll have the choice of one FREE product below. (First come first serve; e-mail Nathalie after placing your order and let her know which product you’d like).
- Citrus Mimosa Hand Cream ($17)
- Protect Stick Sunscreen – Sweet Tooth ($18)
- Lip Conditioner Peppermint Lip Balm ($20)
- Everyday Body Wash ($24)
- Charcoal Cleansing Bar ($24)
- Protect All Over Sunscreen ($32)
- Nourishing Cream Exfoliator ($34)
- Nourishing Night Cream ($47)
- Countertime Vibrant Eye Perfector ($58)
- Countertime Radiance Firming Complex ($63)
Enter below for your chance to win and we’ll announce a winner on 6/27!