| “Healthy is an outfit that looks different on everyone’s body” |
Health is not always defined as what food you put into your body. Although one of my primary focuses is food nutrition, I have learned that health involves every aspect of life. From mindset, lifestyle, skin, nails, and much more, being healthy is an entire package.
Today, I want to shift my focus to skin care. Lets admit it, we have all woken up with break outs all over our face. We try to cover it up with make up, it grows, we get stressed, and the cycle repeats itself. For me, I have never battled with high intensity acne; however, I know of people who have and how frustrating it can me. As you know, one of my favorite mindsets to have is you never know who you are going to meet. While at barre one day, this gorgeous woman, who has the most beautiful skin I have ever seen, came up to me and asked if I was aware of what Beautycounter was? I have always been the type to just go get my makeup or face wash at a drug store or use whatever my mom orders that month, but I soon realized that what I was putting on my face every night contained dangerous chemicals that can highly affect health internally, not only externally. I got the pleasure of talking to one of the best Beautycounter specialist, Sarah Bridgeman, who met up with me over coffee and we discussed the amazing skin care line, Beautycounter! These products are not sold in stores but only through the word of mouth which is my favorite way to share new ideas anyway! They have everything from makeup, soaps, cleansers, moisturizers, and so much more. She was so sweet to give me free samples to try before telling you all about it and it turns out I loved it! My face never felt so soft and it instantly helped any break out that came my way. I actually just ordered the face cleanser this morning and can’t wait for it to get here!
Here are some questions I asked Sarah and wanted to share with you all who are wondering more about these all natural products:
H: Why do you love Beautycounter?
S: I love Beautycounter because they are changing the way people look at skincare. They are dedicated to education first and raising awareness. Their mission is to get safe products into the hands of everyone. –not to get Beautycounter into the hands of everyone. Beautycounter is disrupting the beauty industry, and they want consumers to know they have a choice and that your health should never be compromised in the name of beauty. You can have safe high performing products that are safe! It’s so frustrating when companies try to take advantage of us! Please read your labels and know what’s inside of the things you put on your body each and every day.We can’t control everything, but we can control what we are using on our bodies daily and what foods we are consuming. When you know better, you do better!
H: How were you introduced to the all natural product?
S: I was first introduced to Beautycounter my my friend Meredith! I had to know what the buzz was all about– I was already eating clean an using other safe products, but when it came to skincare and makeup, I hadn’t even thought about the harmful ingredients lurking in the products I was putting on my body every single day! Let me be very clear, there are chemicals in Beautycounter, however they are safe chemicals. Not all chemicals are bad and not all natural ingredients are safe For example..”Natural” doesn’t necessarily mean safe (poison ivy, lead, and formaldehyde are natural).”Chemical” doesn’t always mean harmful (hello water). When it comes to ingredients- their safety, effectiveness, purpose, and how they are sourced should be more important than anything.
H: What is your favorite product?
S: My most favorite product has to be the Rosemary citrus body oil! It smells amazing and is made with botanical oils and is so moisturizing and leaves my skin so smooth!
H: What makes this all natural product different from other well-known organic face cleansers?
S: Beautycounter as a whole is unlike any company I’ve ever known. Social responsibility and environmental stewardship is something they care about! From the ingredients they source, to the packaging they use.The products themselves are like no other, and work better than high end stuff I was using before.
H: What are some interesting facts about the products that people are unaware of?
S: One thing people are unaware of is that Beautycounter bans over 1500 ingredients from our products. This is something we call our “never list” products that we will never use, no matter what. Did you know that the US only bans 11?! The products on our never list are things that have been linked to cancer, hormone disruption, allergies, endocrine disruption, and the list goes on…Beautycounter is transparent about the ingredients that are used, they evaluate every ingredient that goes into the products, asking–is it safe? Do we need it? Does it work?
How amazing is that? Learning they ban over 1500 ingredients makes me speechless. I hope you want to learn more and try these products out because they make my face feel light and healthy and we should feel confident in our own skin because you are gorgeous! Be your own beautiful! Try something new whether that is a cleanser, lotion, oil, or even their amazing charcoal bar! I have tried this product and LOVE the instant gratification it gives me when I need to get rid of a blemish! I could talk all day long so I will leave you today with a link to go explore and a little bio on Beautycounter’s charcoal bar! Have an amazing week and treat your body the way it deserves to be treated.