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.
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.
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.
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.
We live in a time and place where companies are allowed—and even financially rewarded—when they make decisions that increase their bottom line at the expense of workers, public health, and the environment. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Parabens are a class of preservatives commonly used in all kinds of skincare and makeup products to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold. Essentially, you want to avoid anything ending in -paraben, since they mimic estrogen and may play a role in triggering cancer and other serious health issues.
It’s been a whirlwind end to spring: We have recently hit some exciting milestones here at Beautycounter, and I am beginning to see the payoff of three years of behind-the-scenes hard work. I’m also starting to see real change in the way that people think about food, health, and sustainability. This collective shift is inspiring. This weekend I will be with family relishing in the little things that make me appreciate just how lucky we are to be a part of this movement. Here, the 8 things I’m loving this week.
Meet Lip Conditioner Calendula Balm. Introducing a brand new scent to a much-loved product. It’s all the same goodness as our recently launched Peppermint Balm, but with the added anti-inflammatory and hydrating benefits of Calendula and Chamomile. Here, see the ingredients that make the the contents of this pot, miraculous.
“Babies whose moms lived within a mile of crops treated with widely used pesticides were more likely to develop autism, according to new research published today.
Education is just the beginning. With studies like the above now reporting that even pesticides that were deemed safer than traditional pesticides could be cause for the spike in autism in the past twenty years, we can start spreading that education. Systematic change comes from a demand. When it comes to making community changes, we can influence our friends and family. Let’s foster widespread education.
Ready for some fascinating summer reading? Grab a copy of Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World and toss it into your beach bag. Share the book with your family, friends, and those in your Beautycounter business, and consider hosting a Toxin Toxout book club social this August or September. Beautycounter will host a video webinar with author Rick Smith in mid-August. You can join us live (and ask him your questions!) or use the recording at your own book club social later on. Webinar date will be announced by mid-July, so stay tuned!