Beautycounter | Switch to Safer and Better Beauty Products
Author: Kelly Saucier
Why I Chose Beautycounter by Kelly Saucier (Beautycounter Consultant)
When I first heard about Beautycounter through a friend from college, I was so excited to dive in and learn more. I invested so much time and energy into researching our food system and the cleaning products we used in our home. However, I was ignoring the personal care products I used on my body every single day! I believe it was because I attempted to make the switch to cleaner options in the past, but the numerous “natural” products that I tried left me feeling disappointed.
Once I began the journey of learning more about what is in our beauty products, I could not look back. Here are some of the eye-opening facts I learned:
- There is no requirement for all ingredients in a product to be listed on a label. The cosmetic companies are completely self-regulating; they are able to decide if their product is safe.
- The words “natural” and “organic” are completely unregulated and have no real meaning in the industry.
- The European Union has banned over 1,400 ingredients that have been linked to have a negative impact on our health, while the United States has banned 30.
- The last time a law was passed regulating the beauty industry in the United States was in 1938.
Thank goodness for Beautycounter! A company that is fully committed to creating safer, high-performing products for the entire family. Beautycounter CEO Gregg Renfrew was moved by the lack of regulations in the personal care industry and decided to make a change in a big way. Since 2013, Gregg has created a team of women in both the U.S. and Canada that are sharing Beautycounter’s gorgeous products and advocating on a national level for more regulations and safer products across the board. March 4, 2018 was the 5th anniversary of Beautycounter! To celebrate, over 100 Beautycounter consultants traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with members of Congress and urge them to pass more health-protective laws. I love that the company not only talks the talk, but walks the walk!
Beautycounter has something called “the never list,” which is a roundup of harmful ingredients they commit to never put in their products.
I jumped on board as a consultant to help spread the mission and get safer products into the hands of my family and friends. I have so enjoyed being a part of such a wonderful company and look forward to the change that is to come!
Thanks for reading!
– Kelly Saucier
If you would like to learn more about Beautycounter and their products, you can go to Kelly’s Beautycounter consultant website.
About the author: Kelly Saucier
Kelly has been a Beautycounter consultant for almost a year. She is a registered nurse, mama of a two year old girl, with another one on the way! She has been married to her high school sweetheart for five years. She is passionate about building awareness about Beautycounter and the safe options they offer for the whole family.