Change happens one person at a time. That = YOU!
Did you know that the US government hasn’t passed a significant legislative act in the beauty industry since 1938? Think about that. That was World Word II. Since then, personal care companies have run rampant in formulating products that are littered with toxic and harmful ingredients. You might think that it’s not a problem you need to worry about. Well, I’m not talking just about makeup. I’m talking baby shampoo, body lotion, sunscreen, toothpaste and so much more. The stuff you use every day is negatively impacting you. The policies regulating the whole industry are not set up to protect our health and well-being. Beautycounter is working to change the archaic regulation and get safer products into the hands of everyone.
You may have seen the new shelves of Beautycounter products in the office and thought: “why is that in my chiropractor’s office?”. It’s quite simple. The less toxic exposure we have, the better. With so many of our patients suffering from issues like autoimmune diseases, infertility, developmental delays and so much more, it made sense for me to jump on the bandwagon to sell a safer and cleaner line of products that enhances our health, and they work great, too.
Beautycounter formulates all their products – which includes a baby and kid line, shampoos & conditioners, multiple lines of skincare products to help with everything from fine lines to acne and dryness, beautiful makeup and much more – using the “Never List”. The “Never List” is a list of over 1500 ingredients that are known to be toxic and harmful to our health. Many of these ingredients, like sodium lauryl sulfate, for example, are likely in dozens of products in your cabinets at home. Did you know that SLS is linked to cancer and is a known endocrine disruptor? That means it can alter your hormone balance. In our already over stressed society, the last thing we need is for our everyday products to be contributing to our poor health.
What can you do to decrease your toxic exposures? One, start researching the ingredients in the products you use. Look at The Environmental Working Group (ewg.org) to see how safe your products are. Start switching some of your more toxic products out for better, cleaner ones. Maybe start by switching out a product that you use for often, like a body moisturizer or face wash. Or maybe you’ll be like some people I’ve met and make a fresh start with clean products across the board. Where ever you are on that spectrum, Beautycounter likely has products that you can rely on and will love.
Interested in learning more? Ask Dr. Sara. Want to see how the products work before you buy them? We probably have something in our office that you will want to try. All of the products in the office are here for you to sample. Whatever you do, pay attention to the products you use. Start making changes. As I have often said, even small changes will add up over time. Oh – and keep an eye out for a future post. We have some stunning and amazing products coming your way for the holidays this year!