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Buying Guide: Dish Detergent

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Your dish detergent needs to be a true workhorse—effectively cleaning grease and grime while making an unpleasant task as tolerable as possible. And, of course, it shouldn’t be too much to ask that it’s actually safe for you and the environment. Most soaps used for hand washing dishes are liquid, so they contain water. When a product contains water, it must use a preservative to prevent the growth of microorganisms. If a brand lists water as an ingredient but not a preservative (usually methylisothizolinone or phenoxyethanol), something is amiss. Unfortunately, it’s really common for companies to hide ingredients used in fragrances, dyes and even some of the main ingredients like surfactants, which make products foam. (Read how they get away with this, here.)

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How to Use: Tint Skin

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“To create any look, you need to start with the perfect canvas,” says Christy Coleman, our Head of Creative Design and fashion and celebrity makeup artist. For that canvas, try our game-changing Tint Skin Complexion Coverage—it’s lightweight and hydrating like a moisturizer but can also perform like a foundation if you slightly tweak your application technique.
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Safety and Sourcing Explained: A Note from Mia Davis, our Head of Environment, Health and Safety

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Our mission is to get safe products into the hands of everyone. We do not sacrifice on product safety or performance, and that is what sets us apart.

We get a lot of questions about ingredients, including: “How can you have safe products if you use some synthetic ingredients?” People are understandably confused about the difference between ingredient “safety” and ingredient “source.”

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Consultants, The Makers

Meet Kristin Brady & Alison Ellsworth

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When they first met at a Beautycounter Social, Kristin Brady and Alison Ellsworth didn’t realize that they’d soon be close friends—after all, they don’t even live in the same state. But Alison became Kristin’s mentor, and has been helping her build her business ever since. Alison—who also has a FT job in corporate America, is a mother of two, and a personal trainer—first found Beautycounter because she was looking for options for her kids and her husband, who has a history of invasive melanoma. Meanwhile, Kristin, who left her job in the fashion industry to become a health coach, was looking for options to recommend to her clients. Together, they’re part of one of Beautycounter’s fastest growing teams. See their story below.

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The Making Of: Lip Sheers

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When Christy Coleman, Head of Creative Design, set about to develop the Beautycounter Lip Sheers, she had a very specific set of criteria in mind: She wanted ultra-flattering shades that would work with any skin tone; a conditioning, barely-there formula that would never feel heavy; the perfect sheerness, so that women could layer it on for deeper pigment or apply just the tiniest amount of color. With that end goal in mind, she spent 24 months refining the formula and the color.

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Meet Stephanie Eolin

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Stephanie Eolin, a Beautycounter Consultant (who you may recognize from our homepage) who joined the company at the very beginning—became Beautycounter’s first Managing Director in less than a month. The former registered nurse, who used to spend 50 to 60 hours a week at her job (with totally unpredictable hours) has found a new freedom in the Direct Selling world—and given her family a lot of choices in the process.

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How To Use Body and Face Oils During The Warmer Months

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Contrary to what many might believe, oils are actually perfect for warmer weather, as they’re lighter than a majority of creams. In short: They’re the perfect addition to any summer beauty routine, particularly when they’re derived from pure plant oils (like Beautycounter’s Lustro Body and Face Oils. A tiny drop will absorb instantly and seamlessly to bring out the glow in every skin type, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and soothing parched, dehydrated skin in the process. The end result: Plump and radiant skin that feels nourished, healed, and hydrated. We asked our Head of Creative Design, Christy Coleman, for some tips on using Lustro Body Oil and Lustro Face Oils during the summer months.

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Meet Jenn Indra

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Jenn Indra, a former teacher and aerobics instructor, is making big waves as a Consultant at Beautycounter—hers is one of the fastest growing businesses. The California-based, fashion-loving Indra, a wife and mother to a six-year-old boy, was always a Whole Foods shopper, but could never find products that she was legitimately thrilled to display on her vanity. Until she met Beautycounter.

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Environmental Health Infographic

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What exactly is Environmental Health? In short, there is a strong connection between our health and what we’re exposed to in our daily environment. The environment isn’t just the air, rivers and trees. It includes everything we encounter in our daily lives: It is our homes, workplaces and schools; stores and restaurants; and even the cosmetics, cleaning supplies, furniture, and electronics that we all use everyday. At Beautycounter, we believe that your health shouldn’t be compromised by your environment.

Some things are hard to control. Some things are easier. Here, the basics of environmental health to empower you to safeguard your family.

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Greenwashing: The Many Meaningless Claims in the Cosmetics Industry

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What do “natural,” “organic,” and “green” mean when it comes to cosmetics?
Legally? Nothing. Due to major loopholes in federal law, cosmetics can be labeled “natural,” “organic,” “green,” “non-toxic,” and nearly any other word that comes to mind without containing ingredients that accurately meet those descriptions. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to sort through companies’ claims regarding the “greenness” of their products.
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