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When It’s Time to Replace Your Beauty Products – Beautycounter

Although most of us throw out milk when it’s past its prime and swap an out-of-season bag for a new style, when it comes to skin care and cosmetics, many of us hold onto products for far too long. To help you figure out when products have expired—potentially losing their efficacy or becoming contaminated—check out […]

Source: When It’s Time to Replace Your Beauty Products – Beautycounter

This was a great article for newbies and one of the most important things I learned was what that little open pot symbol with the number on it means…

DO check for expiration dates. Every one of our products notes the number of months that you can expect it to be safe for use. Look for a tiny period-after-opening (PAO) symbol of an open lid pot with a note like “12M,” which means the product’s lifespan is about 12 months from the time you open it if it’s been stored and used properly.

Don’t have time to sit and read the article yourself? I shared it this morning on Periscope so you can listen in here…

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Check out my first Beautycounter Youtube video!

Check out my first Youtube video!

Yay! My kids are awesome!

We did a Beautycounter unboxing video because I am as obsessed with Beautycounter’s products as I am with their presentation and packaging. Beautycounter is like red bottoms for my face (without the price tag!). After video recording this Beautycounter unboxing, my beautiful daughter Adonna edited it into this short but sweet little masterpiece! Please like, subscribe, share, comment etc! Tell us what you think, what you love and hate about it since it’s our first one.

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Take Action

Ask Congress to make safe beauty a priority!

Source: Urge Congress to Prioritize Safe Beauty

 

Do you have 2 seconds to ask Congress for safer cosmetics laws? Skin care and beauty products are some of the least-regulated consumer products on the market.

Consider this: The last time Congress passed a major law to regulate cosmetic ingredients was in 1938. The United States has only partially restricted 11 ingredients from use in the beauty industry; the European Union has banned nearly 1,400. It’s safe to say we’re dangerously behind the times.

Some say it’s a radical move for a company to ask Congress to regulate the very industry in which it operates. We think it’s the right thing to do.

Beautycounter has taken the guesswork out of it. Use this link, fill it out and hit ‘send’. Take action and ask Congress to ‪#‎switchtosafer‬

Visit Know Everything on my Beautycounter site for more details!

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Beautycounter Asks Congress To Clean Up Cosmetics

This week our Founder and CEO Gregg Renfrew will head to Washington, D.C. to ask Congress to prioritize safe beauty. The last time Congress passed a major law overseeing the cosmetic industry was in 1938. The law, which is only one and a half pages long, does little to protect our health; harmful cosmetics ingredients are allowed in the products we put on our bodies every day. On the other hand, the European Union has banned or restricted nearly 1,400 chemicals from cosmetics. It’s safe to say the U.S. is dangerously behind the times.
ACT NOW ❯

Beautycounter’s mission is to get safe products into the hands of everyone. Our game-changing Ingredient Selection Process starts by banning over 1,500 of the industry’s worst offenders. We go on to screen each and every ingredient to ensure none have links to health impacts like cancer, infertility, hormone disruption, and early puberty.
In addition to making safer products now, we work toward our mission for the future in three big, overarching ways:

 Educating

We believe in empowering people to make more informed, safer choices in their lives. Every time our staff or our field of Independent Consultants speaks about this issue, people learn, often for this first time, that small exposures to toxic chemicals can have a big impact. We share trustworthy information so that you can make healthier choices at home—from beauty to cleaning products to safer mattresses. Our buying guides and partner tools—like the EWG Skin Deep database—arm consumers with better information. You play a part by sharing this important information with your friends and family.

Moving the Market

Making safer products in a virtually unregulated industry isn’t easy. We work with ingredient suppliers and formulators that understand our mission and are willing to move beyond the status quo. We also partner with universities, companies, and organizations to share ingredient information, test chemicals lacking safety data, and collaborate on projects that will move the market toward safety and transparency.

Advocating for Better Laws

We advocate for stronger, smarter laws on cosmetics and personal care products. We know that in order to make products safer for everyone, we need to fix our broken system. Not only will reforming our laws protect public health, but it also has the potential to help businesses innovate, which is good for our industry and for the U.S. economy.

Gregg said it well:

“Reforming our laws isn’t a pipe dream. It is needed, practical, and possible. And it is happening as we speak. Earlier this year, Beautycounter helped pass one of the strongest consumer protection laws in the country. We worked with partners in Oregon to restrict more than 66 of the most toxic chemicals in children’s products. And we’re not stopping there. Now we need our leaders in Washington to prioritize safe beauty and protect our health.”

We believe our mission-driven approach to product safety is the best way to truly clean up the beauty industry. And in all three of these categories, you play an important role.

Our meetings in Washington, D.C. will be amplified if you do your part back home. Ask Congress to prioritize safe beauty, and then tell your friends and family to join the movement for better beauty.

ACT NOW ❯

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Your Beauty Products May Not Be Safe and Congress is Finally Stepping In

Congress may finally start regulating the beauty industry. (Photo: Getty Images)

Your lipstick, your moisturizer, your shampoo — products you use every day— could be dangerous and lead to a variety of health problems. What’s even scarier is no one is regulating the chemicals that go into your products, as the government hasn’t made industry regulations since 1938. This week Congress moved closer to reining in the largely unregulated beauty industry with a congressional briefing of beauty experts including Gregg Renfrew, the founder and CEO of Beautycounter, a company whose brand ethos is about safety.

https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/your-beauty-products-may-not-be-safe-and-congress-193755925.html

 

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Gregg on CBS Morning


So about last night … An amazing event in DC with a call to action on cosmetic reform and then today’s link our feature on CBS Morning if anyone wants to watch. 😎http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/congress-fights-to-ensure-safety-of-personal-care-products/