Why I chose to switch to safer beauty | Beautycounter

I have a confession to make. I have been bitten by the safer beauty bug.  I really didn’t mean for this to happen. Two and a half years ago, I had no skin care regime. I had a toddler and was knee deep in potty training and picking Cheerios up off the floor. Who had time to exfoliate? For Christmas, I asked for a skin care regime as a gift and my adorable husband waltzed into the mall and came out with an expensive set from a reputable brand but it did absolutely nothing but make my sensitive skin burn with its highly potent formulation of acids and sea kelp and God knows what else. Into the trash that went. Well…after the night cream turned a rancid shade of yellow. Fast forward to a few months later and a mutual facebook friend posted about a new company she had joined and I hopped on the website and was hooked.

Beautycounter has been a part of my skin care regime for 2 years now. I was blissfully purchasing and using the products without ever thinking about becoming a part of the company. It’s not like I need yet another business, but I really could not pass on the opportunity. I’m crazy passionate about giving back and creating positive change in my community.

WHY BEAUTYCOUNTER? WHY NOW?

I love being social and sharing amazing economic opportunities to women. One of the things I love about Beautycounter is that it can make such a huge difference by forcing you to rethink all of the other things you put in and on your body.  When I started learning about the laws around cosmetic and personal care product regulation, I was shocked. I want to do everything I can to make healthy choices for my family and I’m excited to be a part of this movement.

DID YOU KNOW…

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Because I had not thought of these things before I became a customer, I started researching about toxic products and making changes in my household. I began to consistently be intentional about the products we use in the house (mainly cleaning products). This is very important issue because research confirms that exposure to toxic chemicals such as triclosan, parabens, phthalates and formaldehyde are directly linked to cancer and disease. These are ingredients that are commonly found in a majority of products on the market. We are putting these products on our bodies and our babies every day, day after day.  Babies are being born with toxic chemicals found in their cord blood. Yikes! Being an advocate for change is so important to me.

If nothing else, I want people to be aware of what we expose our bodies to on a daily basis. I feel like being a part of Beautycounter really fits in wonderfully with my life. We try to eat healthy, clean and organic meals. Staying fit is important and creating a healthy environment in our home means so much to us. Plus, I love the way the products make me look and feel. They really work well for me and I have used just about everything there is on the market so to have something that is safe and effective is amazing.

OUR MISSION
To get safe products into the hands of everyone.
The United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938.

The European Union has spent the past two decades banning or restricting more than 1,300 ingredients, the US has only banned 11 to date.

BUT DO THE PRODUCTS WORK?

I am sharing my favorite skin care products with you. Because they can be safe and gorgeously packaged until the cows come home, but what if they don’t perform? I was pleasantly surprised from the first week I tried them. When your pre-teen steals your skin care and won’t give it back, that is usually a good sign.  So here’s the scoop, this is a small sampling of what I use. I have sensitive skin and I am prone to occasional break outs and acne scarring.

Lucky + Lovely Beautycounter Skin care Regime

Lucky + Lovely Beautycounter Cleansers

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My skin care must haves:
Routine Clean Cream CleanserGentle Exfoliator | Every Day AM Hydrating Cream  | Lustro Face Oil 2 JasmineAnytime Eye Cream |

Foundation | Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer -my color is #4, for more coverage I use Tint Skin in Chestnut

Blush: Color Pinch Cream Blush Hibiscus

Lips | Lip Sheer in Plum I’m also loving the lip gloss (all 3 colors!)

How FLY does Neema of The Bantu Girl Blog look in our lip sheers?

Bantu Girl in Coral lip sheer

Bantu Girl in Twig

Bantu Girl in Plum lip sheer Petal_ Currant

To top it all off, I filmed a video to get the full review and let me know if you are curious to try Beautycounter and what products you love.

So that’s my Beautycounter story. I’m just one mama locking arms with thousands of other bold women who want to make the world a healthier place for our future generations. I’m crazy enough to believe that I can do this and be successful at it. I’m just a mama who decided to go for it and I hope you will come along for the ride.

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Lucky and Lovely | Why I switched to Beautycounter
  • Celeste October 25, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    this is very interesting! I did not know these stats.

    • luckyandlovely October 25, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      I know!! That is crazy right?

  • Rachel October 26, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    I need to try the Beautycounter items, so so bad! They seem amazing and I’ve heard nothing but good things about them!

    Rachel / http://www.seashellsandsparkles.com

    • luckyandlovely October 26, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      girl! you do need to try it. I will send you some stuff to try.