Confession time: long after I had switched to a mostly organic whole foods diet and swapped out my cleaning supplies for non-toxic alternatives, I was still using all conventional makeup and skincare products that contained known harmful ingredients. I knew that what I was putting in my body had a profound impact on my health, but I wasn’t paying much attention to what I was putting on my body. To be honest I was in denial because I loved my products and they performed well, and I assumed non-toxic makeup and skincare wouldn't give me the same results.
Once I took the time to learn about the ingredients in the products I was putting on my body everyday, I was shocked to learn about the harmful chemicals in makeup and skincare products. And I was even more surprised to find out there is little to no government regulation in the cosmetic industry. After researching the harmful ingredients in cosmetic products and learning more about how it could impact my health, I knew I couldn’t go back to conventional cosmetic products.
The average woman uses 12 products containing 168 unique ingredients every single day. Some of these are known carcinogens and can cause birth defects. Many are endocrine disruptors, which can inhibit your body’s ability to balance hormones naturally. We put this stuff on our face and lips, we kiss our babies with it, and it’s not safe for them or for you.
I tried for many months to find clean, safe, effective skincare and make-up that I loved and most of the time I ended up missing the products I no longer felt safe using. This is where Beautycounter, Crunchi & Salty Face comes in. The products are safe and they perform. I felt like I hit the lottery when I found them and that’s why I share them. With these brands, you can find products you love, that work as well (if not better) than conventional products, and work to keep that toxic burden low in your body all without sacrificing beauty for health. You really can do both.