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So, I started using Beautycounter a little over six months ago as I was on a search for better skin care. I wanted something that felt natural while still being a high performing product. I’ve always used pretty standard face wash (Neutrogena, Cetaphil, Biore, etc.) for as long as I can remember and it always did the job, well at least I thought it did. My skin’s never been awful but as I started to gain more of an interest in make up, I realized that it goes hand-in-hand with skin care.
My mother has always had very sensitive skin and has never really found a product that has consistently worked for her so I was very motivated to find a product that could work for anyone. I attended a Beautycounter social this past June and was very surprised as to how little I actually knew. FIRST OF ALL, did you guys know that the United States hasn’t passed a law to regulate skin care since 1938???? Because I sure didn’t. Europe has banned over 1,300 harmful chemicals in formulas of personal care products and the U.S. has only partially banned 30.
Here’s a quick little science lesson from what I remember from high school anatomy: your skin is your body’s biggest organ. The outermost layer is called the epidermis and everything that comes in contact with your epidermis is absorbed and brought into your bloodstream. So if you really think about it, what’s really the difference between eating or drinking something that’s not good for you and putting harmful products on your skin? Either way, it’s all still being absorbed and potentially harming you in many ways.
I mean I know our country probably has a lot bigger problems to deal with right now but anyone else still slightly worried about how little we actually know about the kind of chemicals we’re putting into our or your kids’ bodies and the fact that the FDA (food and drug administration) hasn’t passed any major laws regulating skin care in almost 80 years? Yep, well I am.
Beautycounter has taken matters into their own hands and banned the use of over 1,500 chemicals that could be either questionable or harmful to our bodies through the use of their “Never List.” Some of the effects of some of these chemicals that we don’t even realize we subject our bodies to everyday are so surprising (not in the good kinda way).
While at my first Beautycounter social, I was very interested in the message that the brand was trying to send but of course I was skeptical of whether the product actually performed. I mean what are the odds that it could be that good for you and actually get the job done? So I decided I would give it a shot and buy the two simplest items: the Daily Cream Cleanser and Facial Oil.
I loved the way my skin looked and felt after only a couple of weeks of using it. My make up was going on so much smoother and my skin maintained the perfect amount of moisture – I was worried that the oil was going to make my skin shiny but it’s so light and its smell is so soothing. AND GET THIS: my eyelashes have grown so much since! I used to have the stubbiest little eyelashes, I was on the verge of getting extensions because I was so self-conscious about them but I started putting the Facial Oil and coconut oil on them every night and I can’t believe how much longer they are now. Miracles do happen!
I now own more than half of the entire product line and swear by it. I converted all my roommates and my family and they love it too!
I encourage all of you to try this product whether it’s because you’re just looking for better skin care or whether you’re actually trying keep harmful chemicals out of your or your children’s lives or maybe you don’t really care about any of this but just want to try something new. I don’t care, I would recommend it for anyone and everyone!
Take a look yourself and do some research, that’s what I did and my skin couldn’t be happier 🙂 Here’s my link and if you have any questions at all, I’m here to answer all of them!