We’ve all heard it before – the skin is our largest organ. So, it’s imperative to protect it from the damaging rays of the sun. But, what about protecting it from the products we use everyday, maybe even multiple times a day? Have you ever really looked at the ingredients on the label of your favorite face cleanser, moisturizer, or even make-up?
Let’s start with some shocking information. According to the FDA website, “Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, cosmetic products and ingredients do not require FDA approval before they go on the market.” – SAY WHAT???
Apparently the onus is on us….OR a conscientious company like Beautycounter.
According to Amy McNamara, Senior Manager at Beauty Counter, “Beyond offering high performing and lux products (we have partnered with Goop, J Crew and others), we won’t compromise on the safety of our ingredients. No one should have to choose between safety and beauty. In case you are not aware, the FDA bans just 30 ingredients from personal care and cosmetic products. In the EU, they ban over 1,400 ingredients from use! As such, we have created a never list that includes over 1,500 ingredients that Beautycounter will intentionally refrain from use in all of our products. This list includes carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, allergy irritants or simply those that haven’t been tested for safety. ”
So naturally, when Amy asked if I’d be willing to sample some of the Beautycounter products, I jumped at the chance. I currently am using the Nourishing Cream Exfoliator and Rejuvenating Day Cream and couldn’t be happier. The products smell wonderful and they are making my skin look bright and refreshed. I will be definitely be trying more products from Beautycounter in the future!
Don’t just take our word for it, read the Goop article, “The Dirty on Getting Clean”.
And, if you’ve tried Beautycounter products, be sure to comment and let us know your thoughts on the product. Remember sharing is caring!