In taking the journey of living a cleaner lifestyle, beauty products can be one of the most surprising and confusing categories to change over. For a long time many of us never realized the amount of crazy chemicals we are putting on our skin, in our hair, etc. are also causing harm to our overall health. We assumed that the government and cosmetic companies would be banning harmful chemicals, but that sadly isn't the case. In fact the last major federal law passed on cosmetic safety in the US was 80 years ago. Yikes!
With that being said we have to be willing to do our own research and make choices on what we put on and therefore in to our bodies. After learning about this several years ago, I began transitioning my makeup, skincare, hair and body products, and have had so much fun doing it. There are amazing companies out there that have taken on the need for safe cosmetics and are doing a great job.
Beautycounter stands out in this area, not only because they make amazing, safe cosmetic products, but they are advocates of trying to get the government to change the cosmetic laws. Beautycounter bans over 1500 questionable/harmful ingredients (similar to what the EU bans). In comparison, the US bans only 30 ingredients. I love that they are constantly doing the research, testing and adjusting to keep their products as safe but also high-performing as possible. Approximately 80% of the ingredients used in their products are natural, plant-derived, or certified organic. Besides the safety issue, I really appreciate that Beautycounter's products are high-performing.Read More