Have you ever thought about what's really in the body lotion, shampoo, makeup, face wash, sunscreen you use religiously? I never really gave any of the products I used (and the ones I used on Hunter, too) a second thought until this summer when my Mother-in-Law sent me an article about some of the dangerous ingredients found in many sunscreens. Read more about my discovery here. The lowdown is that the FDA doesn't regulate the cosmetic industry as strictly as they do the pharmaceutical and food industry which unfortunately allows cosmetic companies to get away with using dangerous chemical ingredients that can be harmful and are known toxins. Toxins that have been linked to all sorts of health issues like cancer and reproductive issues. Scary, huh? What's even scarier is that the European Union has banned over 1,300 ingredients used in personal care products while the United States has only banned 11. Yes, only 11.
After researching more about the dangerous ingredients found in sunscreen, I thought about all of the other products I used daily and wondered if there were any toxins hidden in them. The thought alone scared me and I decided that I was going to make a change. I drove straight over to Whole Foods and marched right to the Whole Body section. Talk about feeling overwhelmed. They had a huge selection of "safe" products but I had no idea where to start. I wandered down the aisles for about 30 minutes and ended up leaving empty handed. I felt defeated and confused.
That's when I was introduced to Beautycounter by my friend Rhys. Beautycounter is a company that has made it their mission to provide not only the safest personal care products out there but the highest preforming ones as well. They have the strictest ingredient selection process in the industry and carefully screen every single ingredient that goes into their products. They have banned over 1,500 ingredients from their products. To put it simply, you don't have to worry about the safety of the products found at Beautycounter because they do all the worrying for you. The best part about it-you have your very own consultant who can help walk you through the process by suggesting products they have used and loved. I can't wait to try this for Hunter and this and this for me. Take a look at some more of my favorite Beautycounter products below::