Well & Aware

Just the Facts: 1938, And Why It’s Important

You can’t unlearn what you learn.

The last time the government passed a federal law regulating the use of ingredients in personal care products was 1938. That’s 75 years ago. In layman’s terms: The five billion dollar beauty industry is at full liberty to use whatever ingredient they want in the products you use every day.

Known carcinogens, hormone disruptors, skin irritants, allergens are fair game, as are ingredients thought to contribute to infertility, ADHD, the sharp rise of Autism, and cancer.

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These are all present in many of the cosmetics and personal care items that line the showers and bathroom counters of families everywhere.

We deserve better, don’t you think? That’s why here at Beautycounter, we’re doing something about it.

Check the items in your home to see how they stack up on the health & safety scale at EWG’s Skin Deep Database. The lower the product’s score, the safer it is.

Pass this fact on. If enough people learn the truth and change their buying habits, we can create a safer tomorrow.