What's In Your Beauty Products? Discovering Beautycounter
As a vegan, I love living a healthy and active lifestyle. I switched to a plant based diet when I learned about the harmful ingredients and chemicals found in meat, dairy, poultry, and fish. This year, I'm expanding that awareness into other areas of my life and becoming more knowledgable about the products I use everyday. I want to feel at ease knowing what I have at home and in my makeup bag are clean and safe.
I recently discovered Beautycounter, a company created by women to promote high quality products while banning approximately 1,500 potentially harmful ingredients that other brands use. The USDA doesn't regulate the ingredients in beauty products and hasn't passed a major law since 1938. It's scary knowing harmful ingredients exist in everyday household products that are linked to infertility, cancer, and asthma. It's important to have higher standards and protect our health. With the right knowledge, we can make informed decisions about what we use on our skin. Wearing makeup should make us feel beautiful and confident not at risk of contracting an illness. We deserve better than what most brands offer and that's what Beautycounter provides.
Their products are safer and incredible to use. I fell in love with the Cleansing Balm, an oil-based cleanser containing Vitamin C, raspberry, and cranberry oils to hydrate skin. The balm helps me bounce back from a day of adventuring and leaves my skin silky smooth for date night. It removes makeup and can also be used as a face mask. Since I wander often, my skin is constantly exposed to harsh climates like the desert and I need a way to keep it moisturized. The cleansing balm also works as a spot treatment for eczema. If you're looking for a way to rejuvenate your skin or to find greener and safer products to use, check out Beautycounter.