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Another Step Toward Banning BPA

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We are thrilled to hear that California is making strides to protect its residents from toxic chemicals in consumer products. A scientific advisory committee added bisphenol A (BPA) to the state’s Proposition 65 list of toxic chemicals. An endocrine disruptor that may potentially lead to birth defects and reproductive and developmental disorders, BPA is on our Never List. Though it isn’t common in cosmetics, it is frequently in the linings of canned foods, receipt paper, and reusable plastic water bottles. Studies have shown that even very small amounts of BPA—levels many Americans are exposed to daily—may cause serious harm.


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7 Simple & Powerful Tips to Help Prevent
Skin Cancer

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Prevention and protection are an essential part of Beautycounter’s mission to get safe products into the hands of everyone. That’s why in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we’re teaming up with Stand Up to Cancer, a movement to raise funds for cancer research, and Cabana Life, a leader in stylish sun protection. Right now is more critical a time than ever to raise awareness and take a multifaceted approach to skin cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s the most common form of cancer in the United States, and one in five Americans will develop the disease over the course of their lifetime.

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Beauty, The Makers

9 Priceless Beauty Lessons We Learned From Mom

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No matter how many magazine articles and celebrity makeup tips we read, sometimes the best beauty advice comes from dear old Mom. In honor of Mother’s Day this year, we asked nine good friends to share the priceless beauty tips they learned from their own mothers. Turns out Mother may know best, after all.

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Three Ways We’re Dedicated to the Environment

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We’re serious about our mission—to get safe products into the hands of everyone—because we hope to ultimately help create a safer, healthier world. That’s why in addition to making those products, we do our best to incorporate environmental sustainability into our business decisions. In honor of Earth Day, we’re highlighting a few ways that show our commitment 365 days a year.

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When It’s Time to Replace Your Beauty Products

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Although most of us throw out milk when it’s past its prime and swap an out-of-season bag for a new style, when it comes to skin care and cosmetics, many of us hold onto products for far too long. To help you figure out when products have expired—potentially losing their efficacy or becoming contaminated—check out our suggested dos and don’ts, as well as a convenient guide, below.

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The Story Behind Our Essential Oils

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Using our Ingredient Selection Process, the most health protective of its kind in the industry, we handpick every ingredient that goes into our products. When it comes to selecting essential oils, we apply the same screening process to make sure ours are completely pure and natural.

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Congress Heard
Our Call

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At Beautycounter, we know we can’t clean up the cosmetics industry alone. So on March 4, our second anniversary, we asked our community to “march forth” and call on Congress to update federal cosmetic safety laws. Our calls—which numbered in the thousands—were heard loud and clear.

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Four Fast Facts You Should Know About Your Microbiome

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Celebrity chef and nutritionist Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP, and editor in chief of TheHealthyApple.com, has spent the last decade of her life focused on her microbiome—the trillions of microorganisms that live in everyone’s gut—because of her chronic digestive issues. Your microbiome is responsible for a number of metabolic functions, most importantly metabolizing food, which is why it may be worthwhile to take a closer look at yours. Read on to see Amie’s thoughts on taking care of your internal gut flora, and be sure to check out her recipe created exclusively for Beautycounter.

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Why We Use
Synthetic Colorants in
Our Color Cosmetics

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When we started Beautycounter, we doubted we’d ever make a truly red lipstick. We were under the impression that due to color and pigment loads, red shades had more harmful ingredients or contaminants—including lead, a toxic heavy metal—than other shades. More and more, people are beginning to question the use of colorants in food and cosmetics—for good reason, as some colorants may be linked to health issues.

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Style + Design

March Forth on 3/4

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Beautycounter’s second anniversary is certainly an occasion to celebrate, but this year, we want to do more than make merry. We want to make change. Today, we’re calling on our community to help us deliver on our important social mission—to get safe products into the hands of everyone—and take action by insisting on better cosmetic safety laws. Join us to let Congress know that cosmetic safety is top of mind.

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