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Giving Tuesday!

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday! It’s all great fun if you want to go shopping but I’m excited for this years Giving Tuesday! Join me on December 1st and send a donation to your favorite charity! If you donate through Paypal they will add 1% to your donation! It’s not much but every little bit counts! I will be using it to donate 10% of my earnings from this months Beauty And A Mission social to the Breast Cancer Fund.

I like to support the Breast Cancer Fund because they emphasize prevention! Check out their mission and vision!

Of course you don’t have to wait until Tuesday to give and you shouldn’t stop after Tuesday. I will be donating 10% of my personal social earnings each month. Please join me by shopping through my social if you aren’t shopping through a friends. Sending your own donations to the businesses that are making the changes you want to see in the world is the best move! We vote with our pocketbooks so make every vote count by being conscious of what you purchase and where you purchase it from.

Joining us as a Band of Beauty Member or a Consultant also triggers a donation to one of the three non-profits partnered with Beautycounter. You can choose from:

Environmental Working Group (EWG) uses the power of research and information to protect public health and the environment.

Why we love them: Their Skin Cosmetic Database allows you to search over 73,000 products for hazardous ingredients. ( I don’t know what I would have done without their ample amounts of research and information over the years.)

www.ewg.org

The Breast Cancer Fund (BCF) works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease.

Why we love them: The Breast Cancer Fund is a founding member and national coordinator of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a broad-based coalition working to eliminate dangerous chemicals from cosmetics and personal care products.
www.breastcancerfund.org

Healthy Child Healthy World empowers parents and caregivers to protect children from harmful chemicals.

Why we love them: Their easy actions and tips help families create safer environments where children can flourish.
www.healthychild.org

Finally, you can contact me to host a social on a mission of you’re own! Earn some free items and a discount on your purchases while having fun and learning about Beautycounter with your friends and family in person or online!

Happy Giving!

 

 

Common Preservative in Personal Care Products Linked to Breast Cancer | EWG

Low levels of chemical preservatives widely used in cosmetics, shampoos, skin lotions and other personal care products may be linked to breast cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

Source: Common Preservative in Personal Care Products Linked to Breast Cancer | EWG

In the meantime, consumers should avoid long-chain parabens – butylparaben, propylparaben, isopropylparaben and isobutylparaben – by reading product labels and using EWG’s Skin Deep® to find products with safer ingredients.

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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 ❯