An open letter from Beautycounter’s founder and CEO

RE: California must act to protect salon workers from harmful chemicals

Dear Members of the California State Legislature,

I write as the founder of Beautycounter, a company that is a leader in the safer skin care and cleaner cosmetics category. While today, our Consultants number more than 24,000 women sharing our message and products across the U.S., our origins are far more humble: my search for safer products for my family.

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Our fight for safer beauty laws took a huge step forward yesterday—here’s why

For the last three years, Beautycounter has been working hard to improve cosmetic safety regulations—in our home state of California, in Oregon, and on the national level. We’ve made much progress, yet we know the more voices that fight for this mission, the stronger the impact will be. That’s why we’re so excited to announce our newest advocacy initiative: the Counteract Coalition.
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Beautycounter Phone Backgrounds

We’re proud of our California roots—and our hometown love doesn’t stop with the new Ocean & Pacific palette. Like our latest limited edition color collection, these phone backgrounds also take their inspiration from the Santa Monica landscape. Download one here for an endless summer on your screen!

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Your hairstylist’s health may be in danger—here’s how you can help

If you want to know what’s in your at-home beauty products, you can look on their labels (and cross-reference with The Never List™!) to find out how safe their ingredients are—with the exception of those pesky “fragrances,” of course. But sadly, hairstylists, manicurists, and other beauty pros don’t have it so easy when they’re at work. That’s because product manufacturers aren’t required to disclose what’s in their salon formulas—harmful chemicals included—leaving many bottles without an ingredient list. Yes, really.

Don’t you and your glam squad deserve to know if your health is in danger? We certainly think so, which is why we’re fighting to change the law—and we need your help.

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Putting Health, Safety and Quality First

At Beautycounter, health, safety and quality come before everything else, and in that spirit, we want to notify you about an issue with one of our new hair care products.

We are voluntarily issuing a recall of one lot of our Volume & Shape Shampoo, after learning that it did not meet our strict standards expectations. While this is an isolated incident, and no other Beautycounter products are affected, we take any indication of potential quality or health issues very seriously.

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Oils might not be the first skin solution you reach for when temperatures rise, but they can also be good in warmer weather—they’re actually lighter than the majority of creams. A few tiny drops will absorb instantly and seamlessly, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, balancing out oil production, and soothing dehydration. The end result: Plump and radiant skin that feels nourished, healthy, and hydrated.

But all-over application isn’t the only way to use these glow-getting products. We asked our Chief Artistic Officer, Christy Coleman, for some face and body oil tips that you might not have considered. Read on for her genius advice!

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Why You’ll Want To Add Vitamin C To Your Skin Care Routine

Out of all the so-called “miracle” ingredients on the skin care scene, it can be hard to tell which ones are the real deal and which are little more than snake oil. One nutrient that’s proven to be worth the hype? Vitamin C—a powerful, safe, science-backed compound that doesn’t just refine your complexion, but actually protects it from future damage.

Here, we break down vitamin C’s benefits for skin, whether you should get it topically or through food, and how to find it on an ingredient list, since it usually goes incognito. (As all the biggest superstars often do.)

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