Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Why I Made the Switch to Safer Beauty

I've shared a few tidbits about my transition to safer beauty, but today I'm going to delve a little deeper into my personal story behind making the switch. I'll also share some of my favorite products and how you can easily incorporate safer products into your daily routine.




I've spent years healing my chronic gut and hormonal issues, migraines, stress and joint pain by focusing on the foods I put into my body. Although I was eating nutrient dense whole foods, living an active lifestyle, and working on stress relief, I realized there was still something missing my healing journey. I was still suffering from chronic skin conditions including rashes, redness, dryness and cystic acne. I didn't have that glow from within that all my other whole food loving peers had on Instagram. I felt ashamed to leave the house without makeup. I wondered what I was doing wrong. What was I missing?

That's when I realized that in all these years of changing my diet and lifestyle, I failed to pay attention to what I put on my body. 

Similar to the foods we put in our bodies, the products we put on our bodies are equally important to our health and well-being. 

After some research I learned just how negatively TOXINS impact our body, and the serious health issues they can cause. 

Here's just a few of the health effects of toxic exposure:

~ Fatigue
~ Muscle pain
~ Joint pain
~ Migraines
~ Neurological damage
~ Allergies
~ Brain fog
~ Sleep problems
~ Skin problems
~ Hormonal imbalances
~ PMS symptoms
~ Adrenal fatigue
~ Digestive distress
~ Liver dysfunction
~ Thyroid dysfunction
~ Cancer

I found out about the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and began searching for my favorite beauty products and brands. I was shocked to learn the toxicity levels in every single thing I put on my body every single day.

I was equally shocked to uncover the truth behind the cosmetic industry, and to learn that it is one of the most unregulated industries in America. The United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients in personal care products since 1938

Here's a quick Did You Know?:

Over the past two decades, the European Union has banned more than 1,300 chemical ingredients found in personal care formulas.

There are only 30 banned in the U.S. This means that right now it's completely legal for cosmetic companies to use toxic ingredients in their products, even if those ingredients are known to be extremely harmful and cause cancer or other health issues.

Your skin is your largest organ, and women use an average of 12 products daily, each with potentially dozens of harmful ingredients.

According to the EWG, the average newborn baby has 287 known toxins in his or her umbilical cord blood.




I knew it was time for a change.

That's when I found out about Beautycounter, the company determined to get safer products into the hands of everyone. Beautycounter has banned over 1,500 harmful ingredients (check out their Never List), setting a new health and safety standard, all while ensuring high quality performance. 



I decided to give it a go and started out with a few skincare products, then makeup products, before ultimately realizing I had fallen in love! My skin has healed. I feel confident and beautiful, but most importantly, I feel SAFE.

I believe so much in these products that I decided to join the company as a consultant. I am so confident that you will fall in love with Beautycounter like I did!

Ready to clean up your beauty routine?

There are many ways to get involved:

1. Shop for safer products // Take a look at your skincare shelf and makeup bag to see what items contain harmful ingredients that you might want to swap for safer. I know from personal experience that switching to safer beauty products takes time. Start where you can and order them as you are financially able.

Here are some of the products that I'm currently loving:

Charcoal Cleansing Bar

No. 3 Balancing Face Mask

~ No. 3 Balancing Face Oil

~ Rejuvenating Face Cleanser

~ Nourishing Cream Cleanser

~ Rejuvenating Eye Cream

~ Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation

~ Volumizing Mascara

~ Sheer Lipstick

~ Ultimate Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

2. Become a Band of Beauty Member // Join as a member and get the best of beauty! A $29 annual fee gets you a free sign-up gift (November's gift is a No.1 Brightening Facial Oil) when you make a purchase of $50, free shipping on orders over $100 and 15% product credit with every order! Talk about perks!

3. Become a Consultant, just like me // Join me in spreading the word about safe beauty and the opportunity to be your own boss!

4. Local to Orange County, CA // Contact me to schedule a 1-1 consultation or get your girlfriends together for a fun day/night of safe beauty! You provide the guest list and I'll do the rest! I'll help to educate your friends and guests about Beautycounter while you have cocktails and sample the products. As the host, you also have the opportunity to earn discounts and rewards (bonus!)

5. Stay in touch with all things Safe Beauty // Sign up for my Safer Beauty and Skincare Newsletter and receive $10 off your first purchase with Beautycounter! Click the banner below to sign up:



If you're interested in learning more about the products, or have specific questions, please feel free to send me a note via email! (healthyfabulouslife@gmail.com) I would love to hear from you!

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