FAQ / 01
I tried out A LOT of clean products in my quest to toss out the topical toxins I’d been slathering on for years—but I ultimately chose Beautycounter as my go-to beauty brand because not only do their products work SO well, but each individual product is rigorously screened for safety.
Because I’ve worked in product development for so many years, I am beyond excited to being playing a part in changing the beauty industry as a whole. There’s nothing more powerful than voting with my own dollar, and then providing others with solutions that solve their problems and provide fabulous results—without potentially harmful ingredients.
FAQ / 02
WHAT 3 PRODUCTS DO I NEED TO switch asap?
Shampoo + Conditioner
Hair products are among the most toxin-loaded products in the beauty industry. Powerful fragrances and sulfates, endocrine-disrupting preservatives, and potentially carcinogenic plasticizers and dyes are common ingredients. And not only do you work these harmful toxins into your scalp, you also allow them to rinse down your body and inhale the toxin-infused shower steam. Switching to clean hair products can make a big difference in your exposure levels.
Chemical sunscreens are among the most powerful skin irritants in the beauty industry, so the daily sunscreen a lot of people put on first thing in the morning may actually work against them. Then add in the endocrine disruptors and other toxins in standard sunscreens and you start to realize what a terrible choice chemical sunscreens are. On the contrary, mineral sunscreens calm the skin and don’t have the nasty hormone side effects as chemical sunscreens.
Did you know that you actually eat a large percentage of whatever you put on your lips? In the case of conventional lip products, you’re consuming dyes that they don’t even allow in food: petroleum, plasticizers, and optical brighteners, along with the common cohort of endocrine-disrupting, potentially carcinogenic preservatives and “fragrances.”
FAQ / 03
What makes Beautycounter products different?
Beautycounter has banned more than 1,500 ingredients (The “Never List”), yet their products perform like conventional products—they’re as indulgent as any luxe shampoo, lipstick or cream on the market. They also developed a rigorous ingredient screening process that looks for data on skin irritation, carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity, and more.
Every single Beautycounter product is rated between 0-3 on EWG’s Skindeep database, which is the most amazing, go-to resource for product safety! If you haven’t checked that database out for some of the products you are using in your home, it’s a game changer. It’s what I used to toss out the toxic.
FAQ / 04
IF I can’t afford to switch everything, where should I start?
Don’t worry, I didn’t overhaul everything at once either! For the most part, I waited until I ran out of an item and then replaced it with a clean version. If there was something that made me particularly uneasy, then I replaced it right away because the peace of mind made it worth switching ASAP! I had already switched my toothpaste and deodorant a long time before I even considered swapping out my makeup, skin care, and health care—so I just took it one product at a time. My miscarriage definitely sped up the process!