I don’t know about you… but after reading all of those facts my stomach got a bit queezy. The reality is that when it comes to beauty products it is oh-so-very difficult to know exactly what ingredients are actually in the product and further, what those products are capable of doing to our bodies.
For those of us who have had FBC (or any other cancer for that matter!), it is EXTREMELY important to know what specific ingredients we are putting on our skin. Knowing that companies these days are allowed to use toxins that have been linked to cancer, reproductive issues, and hormone disruptions…WITHOUT TELLING US… is super scary (not to mention the – ahem – morality issue!).
So what can we do? To begin with, I look for beauty products that are estrogen, gluten, and parabin free. This standard is hard to come by these days because most beauty products contain at least one of the three! However, there is a Silver Lining! The new company Beautycounter is on a mission to get safe products into the hands of everyone. Literally. That is their mission.
In fact, they have already banned more than 1,500 ingredients… setting a new health and safety standard for everyone. How great is that?
Also, their ingredient selection process is the strictest in the country. This is done by using an ingredient screen which looks for data on skin irritation, carcinogeniity, reproductive toxicity, and cumulative exposure. This process eliminates the “mystery ingredients” within products and allows Beautycounter to only use ingredients that are safe and functional.
I have had the opportunity to spend time with the founder, Gregg Renfrew and I can tell you firsthand that she and the company are the real deal. That my friends, is an awesome Silver Lining!!
For more information on Beautycounter products check out their website: http://www.beautycounter.com
PS – I don’t ever get paid for what I write. If I love something, then I tell you about it just as I would a friend. Well, many of you are indeed my friends!