Hi I'm Vicky! As a self-confessed beauty product junkie, I've spent years (and lots of money) on trying all the best brands of skin-care, makeup, body, and hair products in search of the ones that make me look and feel my best.
And while I try to work out, eat healthy, and avoid things that I know harm my wellbeing, I had never considered the role my skincare and makeup products played in keeping me in tiptop shape.
Did you know that the skincare and personal care ingredients is larger unregulated in the U.S.?
Yeah, that surprised me too! But, in our country, companies and manufacturers get to decide what's safe for our bodies. Companies are allowed to use chemicals and ingredients that are known hormone disruptors, to cause cancer, and other not-so-fun health effects (and they are under no obligation to share the ingredients they use in their products!).
When we think about the fact that our skin is our largest organ and everything we put on it soaks into our bodies like a sponge, that's an alarming wake-up call.
Fortunately, some companies have decided to reject this nonsense, create safer products, and be fully transparent in the process.
I'm excited to be part of a mission to educate women, just like me & you, on safer products and partnering with an organization that advocates our law-makers to change how the personal care and skincare industries operate in this country.
And, I'm excited to share this journey and these products with you so you can make safer choices for yourself and your family!
Are you ready to join me?
The number of ingredients the European Union has prohibited from personal care products (with an additional 250 restricted).
The number of ingredients the United States has banned or restricted.
The last time the United States passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products.
Why this is Important
Years of research from many of the world's top scientists and medical organizations have shown that many of the common ingredients used in the skincare and personal care industry are harmful to our health (cancer, hormone disruptors, infertility, asthma, etc.). Not only are the chemicals and ingredients linked to these health conditions, they're on the rise.
There are more than 80,000 chemicals and ingredients on the market today with the many having no safety data. With no regulation to guide their use in products, it's left for companies to decide what's safe for use.
That's unacceptable to Beautycounter.
How does Beautycounter achieve this?
- By prohibiting more than 1.500 ingredients, called The Never List
- Regularly screening every potential ingredient for its harmfulness
- Sourcing ingredients responsibly to use the best organic, natural, sustainable, and synthetic ingredients to meet their standards (over 80% of the ingredients used are natural or plant-derived)
How Effective Are the Products?
Using safer products is something most of us would like to do - much like going to the gym more often and eating more salads, right?
I'm not ashamed to admit my love of skincare and beauty products and I'll happily slather myself with any number of products on a daily basis, so the idea of using products that are less harmful appeals to me.
I'm not going to use products that aren't effective and leave me missing my not-so-safe products because they performed better.
That's what I LOVE about Beautycounter! Not only is what I'm putting on my skin safer, it's better than all of the other items I used to use that were harming me!
My skin care routine leaves my skin balanced, moisturized, and glowing. I actually enjoy cleansing my skin before I go to bed, or using a mask every week and indulging in some me-time.
So, what are some of my favorite, go-to items?
I call this my spa in a jar! It hydrates and balances my skin while smelling (and feeling!) like I just had a facial. Can be used to clean skin or as a overnight mask.
No. 3 Balancing Facial Mask
The best charcoal mask I've ever tried! My skin looks radiant after I use this and feels silky smooth. I use this every single week to keep my skin clear and glowing!
Ultimate Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
The BEST eyeshadow palette in my book! 18 shades - satins, metallics, and mattes. These shadows are so pigmented that a little goes a long way. Plus it stays in place all day long.
No. 1 Brightening Facial Oil
7 natural oils that awaken and brighten my skin without leaving it oily or shiny. It smells divine and absorbs quickly leaving my skin hydrated. Bye-bye dullness!
LOVE this body butter! Not only does it keep my skin soft, but the Citrus Mimosa scent is my fave - light and fresh. I use it year round when I get out of the shower!
Lip Gloss in Bare Shimmer
I love a good lipgloss and this stuff provides good coverage without the stickiness. My fave color is the Bare Shimmer for a on-the-go neutral pink shimmer.
Ready to Take a Stand?
Inspired to get involved on the mission of safer products?
Or, just ready to make the switch to less harmful products that are kind to your skin?
Excellent! Here are a few ways you can take a stand for your skin and your health...
Shop for Products You Love
Make the switch to safer products and fall in love with your skincare!
Become a Member
Earn product credit, get free shipping*, and have access to exclusive offers for Band of Beauty members!
Become a Consultant
Help spread the word on safer products, earn 25% commission & build your own business by becoming a consultant, like me!
Host a Social
Host an in-person or online social with your friends to educate them on safer products and earn FREE products!
I'm on a mission to help women create a life they love while feeling and looking their best. Making the switch to safer products is better for you, your health, and the environment.
Join me on this mission and let's initiate a positive change in our lives and those around us!
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