Over the past 5 years I have been sharing on my Facebook wall how the ingredients in the food we eat are bad for our health. After I learned about organic and non-GMO alternatives, I turned to the household products we use to clean our home and ultimately to the products we use on our skin – from sunscreen, to shampoo, to lotion to lipstick. We took LEAD out of the paint for our walls but not in the lipstick we wear and ingest. Even the toxicity in the lovely scented candles are harmful to us. I didn’t know! But now I do.
Please, look at what you are using now. Check the ingredients. Do it for your health. If not for yourself, do it for your children’s health.
We are not perfect and have a long way to go here in the Schomaker home, but what I do know is that we are doing the best we can with what resources we have. I really REALLY want to get new cookware because my wedding registry, hard-anodized aluminum Calphalon set was all the rage back then. Now, we know that Aluminum in deodorant and cookware is linked to Alzheimer’s.
These harmful ingredients in our products are known to be endocrine disruptors, cause allergic reactions, are linked to infertility, cancer, asthma, ADD, depression and more.
I am so relieved that I found Beautycounter™. I’m relieved because now I don’t have to worry about what’s in my skincare and makeup. All the products go through a rigorous screening process and they never use over 1500 harmful ingredients in their products. And this stuff is freaking awesome. Believe me, I’ve used so many brands over the years 1) trying not to spend a fortune, 2) that worked for my aging skin, 3) that didn’t have harmful ingredients 4) that performed well and I am exhausted to say the least.
Beautycounter™ is changing the beauty industry and creating innovative solutions. I am so glad that I became an advocate for safer, better skincare and makeup. I am glad I took the job with Beautycounter. This is my passion and I want you to choose better for your health too. I have a pinterest page from some of my earlier finds where you can learn about what I learned about food ingredients back then if you want a place to start.
I have this VERY informative and powerful video here from Beautycounter™ founder, Gregg Renfrew, who is touring cities during our Meet Beautycounter events happening all over the country. There is one coming to Cincinnati on March 3 at 21c Museum Hotel . I have the info if you have the call in you to join me.
I sure would love to get some more voices out for this mission.