Since having my children and doing my own research I have learned a lot about nutrition and how what goes into our bodies really affects the way we feel and our overall health…but what about what we put on our body? This is something I really never gave much thought about until I discovered Beautycounter and there mission.

(Also truthfully I did not want to part with all my makeup I used and loved.) 

I was, and still am, a product junkie. I just now know how to choose safer options. I started my safer skincare and beauty regimen in September of 2016 . It really is not only what we put in our bodies but also what we put on our body, as our skin is one of our biggest Organs. I am almost positive most of you, like myself, think we live in a highly regulated country, so products you are using surely have to be safe.

I was surprised (which I should not have been) when I found out that companies are allowed to use known Toxins, and ingredients that are linked to cancer, asthma, hormone disruption and reproductive issues – without even disclosing these harmful and toxic ingredients to us. Furthermore it is legal for companies to lie and not disclose exactly what is in there products. When I found this bit of information out I was furious as I have been buying things that they said were natural and organic thinking that they were safe for me, and my family. There are companies working hard to create safer products for safer skincare and to change the beauty industry for the better.

There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today. Many don’t have any safety data. This is particularly true of those used in the skin care and beauty industry.

What’s worse is that the Food and Drug Administration (the agency that regulates cosmetics in the United States) allows companies to use chemicals known to be extremely harmful in the products we put on our bodies and on our kids’ bodies every single day, day after day, and to make their own judgements about safety.

It’s time for a change.

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