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8 Essential Environmental
Health Books for the Holidays

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The holiday shopping season is upon us, and in addition to the challenge of finding the perfect gift for a loved one or friend, conscious consumers may be concerned with making safe and healthy choices. We’re here to help. Beautycounter has compiled a list of books that make great gifts and can guide you to make more-informed shopping choices, offering compelling reading for your downtime during the holidays.

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6 Makeup Artist Secrets Everyone Should Know

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We were lucky enough to have behind-the-scenes access as Christy Coleman, our Head of Creative Design and a fashion and celebrity makeup artist, applied the makeup to the models for our brand-new Shop by Look section. This collection of seven chic new looks includes many of Christy’s favorites that she’s created for fashion shoots—translated for women’s everyday lives. On top of the step-by-step makeup lessons we were taught for each look, we overheard some insider tips that were, frankly, news to us. These lesser-known gems are sure to take your makeup application to the next level.

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Is Camu Camu
the Next Big Superfood?

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Goji berries, acai, chia seeds…It seems like a new superfood golden child pops up at grocery stores and is touted by the press every year. The latest in a line of pint-size powerhouses generating buzz lately? Camu camu, a fruit from South America. You’re sure to see it at a store near you, so here’s a quick 411 on camu camu to help you make a more informed decision on whether it should end up in your morning smoothie.
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Beautycounter
Goes to Washington

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Get safe products into the hands of everyone.

We’ve stayed true to our mission from the start, working day after day to get safe products into the hands of everyone. As a social-mission company, we want to provide safe and beautiful products and we want to change the broken system that allows harmful ingredients in the products we use every single day.

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Buying Guide: Safer Food Storage

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Just like us, our food is on the road a lot during the holiday season—whether that’s traveling to a family dinner where everyone’s eagerly awaiting your signature dish or back home in the form of your favorite leftovers. And it certainly takes the fun out of holiday meals if you’re left worrying whether your containers are leaching chemicals into Aunt Sadie’s homemade stuffing.

Many portable food containers are made of plastic, and as you may have heard, there are potential health concerns with some plastic materials. So, we’ve broken down container options by category, offering the safest materials available and covering the pros and cons of each, plus relevant brands to purchase.

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The 7 Most Wearable New Beauty Trends

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The Spring 2015 runway shows in New York, London, Milan, and Paris wrapped up this past month, following four weeks of the usual spectacular theatrics and inspiring looks. But which trends actually work for real life, as opposed to this fantasy world? Here, we’ve selected our favorite, most wearable runway looks; unlike the clothes themselves, there’s no need to wait until next spring to test-drive these new trends.

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Beautycounter’s Long And Winding Heavy Metal Journey

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LEAD.


It’s probably the heavy metal you’ve heard about the most. It was removed from gasoline and house paint in the 1970s, which was a great victory for public health: As lead levels in our bodies went down, kids’ IQs went up and violent crime dropped. But lead and other heavy metals are not gone from our lives. They are hiding in things as varied as house dust, car emissions, cigarettes, food, metal belt buckles, kids’ backpacks, and makeup.

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Beautycounter Puts Our Mission into Action at Healthy Child Healthy World’s MOM ON A MISSION Gala

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All the stars came out on Wednesday night—and in all fields, from Hollywood and the music industry to medicine and environmental activism. They turned out in droves to shine their spotlight on a single, critical mission: to help make the world a healthier, safer place for children. We were honored to be among them as a program sponsor at Healthy Child Healthy World’s Mom on a Mission gala, an annual event designed to help raise money and awareness for a cause close to our hearts.

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Style + Design

Happy National Color Day

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Yes, we know it’s not exactly an official national day. There will be no time off from work, no presents, not even a parade. But we couldn’t resist the opportunity to celebrate color when we saw the social media buzz around this creative holiday. After all, the timing couldn’t be better, falling right on the heels of our Color Cosmetics launch. Those observing this playful day are taking a moment to embrace the emotional aspects of color—the meaning behind the shades and how they make you feel. But whether you believe in the power of that perfect true red or pink puts you in a romantic mood, we know one thing to be true: A world full of color is one happy world.

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