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.
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.
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.
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.
We’re dedicated to getting safe products into the hands of everyone, so when other companies are committed to the same mission, we take notice. It’s easy to see why our founder Gregg Renfrew’s latest obsession is Pong, the maker of smartphone and tablet cases designed to redirect potentially harmful radiation away from your head and body.
The right lip color can make or break your look, which is why everyone should consider building a complete lipstick wardrobe. Our nine universally flattering Lip Sheers are designed to complement every skin tone—so we’ve got you covered for any occasion, whether you’re at the office or out on the town.
Though we are constantly in touch with our Consultants, getting the opportunity to spend time with valued members of our community in person is incredibly special—and one of the many reasons our inaugural Leadership Summit proved to be such a success. In a weekend packed with educational seminars and Q&As, top industry leaders, such as Environmental Working Group Executive Director Heather White, and members of our team gathered with Consultants to spend three days in Nashville, Tennessee, where they shared knowledge and laughs. While many Consultants approached us to express their renewed enthusiasm for our mission, we left Nashville equally fulfilled and inspired to continue working toward our ultimate goal—getting safe products into the hands of everyone.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day without chocolate would be like spending your birthday without cake. In other words, it’d feel incomplete—and a lot less delicious. Lucky for us all, when you do want to indulge in the occasional guilty pleasure, there are plenty of chocolates that are healthier than your average box of drugstore treats. Whether you’re spoiling yourself on Valentine’s Day or shopping for a special someone, check out the following seven companies that make chocolate to satisfy any sweet tooth.
When a woman falls for the perfect red lipstick, she falls hard. There’s truly nothing like it—as chic as it is sexy and classic enough to be a signature that spans decades. That’s why we worked for years to get ours right. It is, quite simply, the one.
Visiting your high school alma mater is a moving experience. For our founder, Gregg Renfrew, it was also a particularly rewarding one when she was invited to be the commencement speaker at Miss Porter’s School.