As a Health Coach, I am committed to living a healthy lifestyle and always encourage my clients and followers to make healthy, mindful choices in their daily lives. My emphasis on proper nutrition is crucial because the food we put in our body serves as our life fuel! Our food choices provide us with the vitamins, minerals and energy we need to thrive in our daily lives and even beat chronic diseases such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes and other ailments that wreck our quality of life and cost us a fortune. Choosing fresh, organic and all-natural food sources help us detox our bodies and keep us healthy.
I came across this company in an article highlighting the dangers of harmful chemicals and toxins in our beauty products. Beautycounter has uncovered some inconceivable facts about the Beauty Industry that more people need to be made aware of. We need to make healthier choices in our lives, including the products we use.
Our skin is our body’s largest organ. 60% of everything we put on our skin gets absorbed directly into our body and blood stream. You can eat right, go to the gym, take a yoga class, spend a fortune on acupuncture and spa appointments but then go home and take a shower with a soap or lather up with a lotion filled with toxic chemicals that get absorbed right into your system.
Even more alarming, umbilical cords tested from a newborn after birth, contained over 100 toxic chemicals. What mom digests goes directly to baby, and products used on the skin gets absorbed right into the blood stream. Babies are getting all of the toxins we are ingesting and polluting our bodies with.
|Do you know what’s in YOUR products?|
Today, the US bans only 11 chemicals from products on shelves. Europe bans 1,300. Beautycounter has taken these 1300 + 11 and have added more, banning a total of 1,500 ingredients, setting a new health and safety standard, unlike any other product on the market. Each product Beautycounter selects is painstakingly tested. They back their products with clinical trials to ensure they work and are safe! When using the “Skin Deep” from the Environmental Working Group, you will find Beautycounter products rank mostly 1-2 on the scale, opposed to most other brands, ranking in the 7-10 range!
The products blew me away and beat my expectations. They arrived in beautiful, clean packaging and had a beauty-department store feel. There was also a note from the company’s founder, Gregg, which was a great extra touch to the packaging.
I have very long hair, and always try to take the very best care of it to keep it healthy and strong, so I purchased BeautyCounter’s shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo had a light, grapefruit-citrus-like smell. Even though my hair is very long, I used just a small, quarter-sized amount and surprisingly it worked up a really good lather (I typically need more with my other shampoos but found the amount I used was sufficient). The ingredients are very concentrated so a little goes a long way…That’s when the magic happened!!
I didnt’ even condition yet, and I was able to smooth my fingers right through it, while wet, root to tip…SERIOUSLY?! I cant remember a time I was able to do that…I then tried the conditioner and again, used a small amount and was again able to move my fingers seamlessly through my hair...It was like a miracle that I had no knots, tangles or trouble combing through. I blow-dried and the only time it has looked as shiny, soft and healthy are times coming directly from the salon. On the back of the bottles you will see “Truth, Beauty, Transparency,” the company’s guarantee that these products are formulated safely and without any “secret” ingredients!
|Natural, beautiful shades perfect for every day wear!|
I LOVED IT because it was natural, light and has a glossy-like texture. I usually put on lipstick and add a lipshine or gloss on top, but this formula was so lightweight/silky I didn’t need anything additional. It was comforting to know Beautycounter’s lipstick is totally safe, as the ingredients are plant-based.
Working with Michelle as my beauty consultant made it really easy for me to ask questions and have a more personalized experience than just randomly shopping online. In the comfort of my own home, I was able to call her up and chat beauty, which is a fab convenience for any “Balanced Beauty!”
|Protect the safe way!|
|Beautycounter: “Truth, Beauty, Transparency”|
I wanted to highlight this company because I believe in and value their mission!
It is my hope as we all become more aware and educated about the truth behind big businesses and their regulations, we can drive a demand for better, higher-quality products. Hopefully over time, we can put a ban on ingredients and chemicals harmful to our health and the health of future generations. Beautycounter is leading the charge, so it is great to support their mission, spread the word and be a part of this national conversation.
|We deserve better! Beautycounter agrees!|
Beautycounter is expanding their product lines to get even more great products into the hands of consumers!
Check out their site for yourself and their great line for children! A great investment in your health!
BeautycounterByMichelle@gmail.com / 201-562-2231
The NY Times– Feature on Beautycounter
Huffington Post Article– Beautycounter products are chic and effective
Vogue– Beautycounter Beauty-secrets!
In-Style– Bloom with Eco-beauty
Parents Magazine Feature– “Safe for kids”
Daily Candy– Safety guaranteed
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