5 Ways to Help Change Cosmetic Safety Regulations

We all want safer ingredients in our beauty products, but it takes effort to reform cosmetic safety regulations. The question is, what can you as an individual consumer do to help? As it turns out, quite a lot. From raising awareness about the dangers of harmful chemicals to asking Congress to change legislation, here are five ways you can make a positive impact on the Movement for Better Beauty.

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Beautycounter Hits the Beach: Cleaning up the Sand in Santa Monica

It goes without saying, the ocean is beautiful (Seriously, what sunset-over-the-water photo isn’t perfect?). And we want to keep it that way. So on World Oceans Day, the associates at the Beautycounter office grabbed some gloves and garbage bags and rolled down to the coast to clean up Santa Monica Beach! Here are some highlights from the day:

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An All-New Kind of Moisturizer

We call for a ride with the tap of a finger. We pay for groceries with our thumbprint. And our phones remind us when it’s time to leave for an appointment. We’re surrounded by technology that adjusts to our needs… Why not expect the same from skin care products?

That’s the idea behind Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion, an advanced moisturizer designed to give skin exactly what it needs and nothing it doesn’t. Developed using breakthrough Bio-Mimic Technology, this moisturizer will keep your skin at its peak performance, even in the face of ever-changing aggressors like weather, stress, pollution, and travel. Read on for three reasons why you should make the switch to Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion.

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Why Banning Microbeads from Beauty Products Is a Big Deal

A major – and much needed – policy change is about to take effect in the health and beauty industry. Starting in July, companies will no longer be allowed to manufacture products containing microbeads… and it’s about time.

The next time you wash your face or jump in the shower, take a close look at your favorite scrub or skin polish. Is it packed with little beads? Those are tiny pieces of plastic. They give skin care products a gritty texture which helps to slough off dead skin cells and clear dirt from pores. But, microbeads do a lot more harm than good, they’re bad for the environment and even worse for your health.

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Our Commitment to Safety and Transparency


Bringing truth to beauty is at the core of our mission and we believe transparency is key to creating positive change in the industry. That’s why we want you to know that we’ve issued a voluntary recall of one of our products after learning that it did not meet our high standards.

Through our quality assurance and product testing processes, we discovered that one lot (Lot #1626003) of our Nourishing Day Cream contained a bacteria called Pluralibacter gergoviae. This lot includes the 1.65oz Nourishing Day Cream (sold and recalled in the US), and the 1.5oz Nourishing Day Cream (sold and recalled in the US and CAN), which was a part of the “Our Favorites for Your Favorite” 2016 Holiday gift set.

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5 Reasons Why This Lip Gloss Is Obsession-Worthy

It goes without saying that the perfect lip gloss is definitely hard to find. You want something that has amazing color, isn’t sticky, stays on after a sip from a drink, and doesn’t contain harmful ingredients. Your search stops here… Our Lip Gloss checks all the boxes.

Made with carnauba wax, jojoba oil, and vitamin C, Beautycounter Lip Gloss stays smooth and fresh longer. Each sheer color conditions and moisturizes lips and adds lots of shine. Read on for five reasons our Lip Gloss comes out on top:
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20 Small Changes That Can Have a Big Impact In Your Life

You might think making small changes may not always make a difference, but it can be quite the opposite. Believe it or not, Beautycounter was started by one woman who decided to make small changes in her life.

Years ago, Beautycounter Founder & CEO Gregg Renfrew felt the need to make small adjustments to improve her home, diet, and lifestyle. These small changes eventually led to her creating the movement for better beauty.

We wanted to learn more about small changes that others have made in their lives, so we asked! Read on and find out the best tips you shared with us.

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How Serums, Oils, Moisturizers, and Balms Can Improve Your Skin

They may sound similar, but oils, serums, moisturizers, and balms each have different skin benefits. Understanding what each one does and how to use them in your beauty regimen can help unlock your healthiest complexion, especially when you choose products formulated without harmful ingredients. Let us demystify the differences between oils, serums, moisturizers, and balms so you can get the most out of each product and stick to a safer skin care routine.

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3 Powerful Antioxidants You’ll Want to Include In Your Skin Care Routine

Antioxidants are extremely beneficial to your health. Not only can you tap into their power by eating them (think superfoods like goji berries and pomegranate), but you can also benefit from them in your skin care products. They are like revitalizing soldiers, helping to combat the elements responsible for signs of aging.
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Why natural beauty products are not always safer

You may already know that the word “natural” on a food label can be misleading—since it’s an unregulated term and ingredients that occur in nature are not always the healthier choice. Similarly, while it’s not entirely meaningless when used on the label of a face wash or moisturizer, the term can be confusing in the world of personal care and beauty products.
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