Most of us try our best to lead a healthy life, we try to buy organic when we can, we exercise (maybe not as much as we like to), but how many of us are aware of the toxic chemicals that are in our everyday products? Our skin absorbs eighty percent of what we put on it. Studies show that women put on 8-12 products everyday, week after week, year after year. A tiny amount of a toxic chemical in multiple products can add up in a lifetime of serious exposure. And decades of studies indicate that serious health issues (including, but not limited to asthma, learning disabilities, cancer and infertility) are on the rise, and due in some part to our ongoing exposure to toxic chemicals. This resonates with me on a very personal level – I am always pushing people to clean up what they put in their bodies, why not clean up what you put on your body!
The most shocking thing? The FDA is not doing their job in protecting us. The last time a federal law was passed to regulate the ingredients used in personal care products was in 1938! The European Union has spent the past two decades banning or restricting the use of 1,300 ingredients. The US has banned 11 to date. 11! That is unacceptable.
We deserve better and Beautycounter is doing something about it. This is why I joined Beautycounter. I want to play a part in bringing about change!