Did you know that many of the skincare and beauty products you use on a regular basis contain toxic chemicals that have been linked to cancer, reproductive issues, neurotoxicity, hormone imbalances and so much more? No? Don't worry, I didn't know about these disturbing facts until recently either. Like most people, I assumed that the products on the shelves must be safe. Otherwise how could they get approved for human use? Well the answer is simple, when it comes to the personal care industry there are very few regulations, so products don't have to be tested for safety. The governments in Canada and the US have basically turned a blind eye to the skincare and beauty industries, allowing them to use ingredients that are known to be harmful to human health. Scary isn't it?
Companies are allowed to use known toxins and carcinogens, without even disclosing these ingredients on the labels. Yes that's right, let that sink in. They don't have to disclose the ingredients in their products on the labels. You could be exposing yourself and your families to numerous toxic compounds without even knowing it. And this doesn't just apply to products marketed to adults. This applies to baby and children's products as well. It makes me sick just thinking about it.
What's even worse is that the majority of the ingredients you put on your skin get absorbed into your bloodstream, so it's not just your skin that is being exposed to those harmful chemicals, but the rest of your body as well.
ONLY 10% OF THE INGREDIENTS USED IN SKINCARE AND BEAUTY PRODUCTS HAVE EVER BEEN TESTED FOR SAFEY.
Luckily the news isn't all bad. There are companies out there that are actively working to change the personal care industry. I have spent a lot of time researching these companies, and I am excited to share what I have learned with you to help you and your family make safer, healthier choices.
In an effort to clean up my own beauty and skincare routine I am excited to announce that I have partnered with Beautycounter. Beautycounter has banned over 1800 ingredients from their products, all while ensuring that their products perform well, and are as indulgent as any luxury beauty brand. I didn't only fall in love with Beautycounter because their products are safe and have totally transformed my skin, but I wanted to work with a company that is working on making real change. Beautycounter is dedicated to making changes at the legislative level to get better laws for the industry as a whole. They are actively working on reforming the current laws regulating the beauty industry, in the hopes that other companies will follow their strict safety guidelines. I am extremely proud to represent Beautycounter and everything they stand for. To learn more about this amazing company please click here.
Here is an interview with Gregg Renfrew, the founder of Beautycounter. Listening to her talk makes me so proud to be a part of this company and everything they believe in. Please take a few minutes to learn more about this amazing brand.
Like many of you, I have struggled with a few different skin issues in my adult life. Keratosis Pilaris, otherwise known as chicken skin or KP (or those annoying little red dots on the back of arms), and adult acne. Changing to the paleo diet, learning how to take care of my skin and cleaning up my skin care products has allowed me to heal both my keratosis pilaris and my adult acne. You can see both of my before and after photos below. I still cannot believe how much better my skin has gotten.
If you are interested in learning more about Beautycounter or trying any of their products please click here. If you have any questions about specific skin conditions please let me know and I would be happy to give you some advice.
If all of this healthy living talk interests you, I have created a Facebook group called Healthy Living 101 with Erin Carter. I would be thrilled if you joined me over there to continue this discussion. You will also be notified about special deals and offers that Beautycounter has.
If you are interested in some product recommendations I suggest filling out my Skin Quiz and I can help you out!
If you would like to be kept updated about what's happening with Beautycounter, when I post about clean skin care information, or do makeup/skincare giveaways, simply leave your email address below and I will keep you in the loop!
And if you would like to get more involved with this amazing company, there are a few other opportunities you should know about:
1. Join as a "Band of Beauty Member"
This annual $29 membership includes:
Free shipping on all orders over $100 ($125 for Canadians)
10% back on all purchases in the form of a product credit
A free welcome gift (it changes every month so contact me if you want to know the current gift) if you spend $75 CAD or $50 USD with your first order
2. Become a Consultant
If you are passionate about safe skincare and want to help other people clean up their beauty routines, you can become a consultant. Beautycounter Consultants enjoy many benefits, including the ability to purchase products at a 25% discount. The Career Plan pays up to 35% commission on retail sales and allows Consultants to earn bonuses and override commissions based on sales and recruiting requirements. Consultants also have the ability to earn special incentives, including trips, exclusive Beautycounter items, and access to invitation-only events. It’s entirely up to you how you work with customers – you can spread the excitement of Beautycounter on your blog or social media (like this), just with your friends/family/coworkers, host at home Beautycounter Social Parties, etc. The sky really is the limit and the opportunity to earn some extra money is huge. Plus you get the opportunity to join my team and work with me! I promise I will provide you with great support and a lot of fun along the way too.
Click Here To Become A Consultant (scroll down to where it says "become a consultant" and enter your information and ensure that Erin Carter is listed as your mentor. I will offer you great support in starting your own business and help you every step of the way).
3. Host a Social
Do you live in Calgary? Want to try some of the Beautycounter products first hand while enjoying a fun night with your girlfriends? Send me a message and let's plan a gathering!
4. Join my beautycounter facebook group
In this group I post information about skin care products and also let everyone know about current Beautycounter deals, events, and offerings. Simply click here to join.
Please let me know if you have any questions!