s a f e r s k i n c a r e
I’m Natasha! And like many of you, I am a wife and a mom. Like many of you, I didn’t know that when I applied sunscreen, lotion, make up and the dozens of other products that I use daily, that I was applying toxic chemicals directly to my skin. In addition, some of these chemicals can get absorbed into our bloodstream.
I honestly never questioned safety at all until recent years. I was so surprised when I finally learned that when it comes to the personal care industry, there are very minimal regulations.
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—whether it's in the shower, on our commute, while we eat lunch at a local restaurant, or when we clean our kitchens at home.
What's worse is the Food and Drug Administration (the agency that regulates cosmetics) allows companies to use chemicals known to be extremely harmful (lead, formaldehyde, and phthalates) in the products we put on our bodies and on our kids every single day, day after day.
And wait for it...
Why is there such a drastic difference here in the US?
And only about 10% of the 10,000 chemicals commonly found in our personal care products have safety data.
Researchers at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health published a study in 2013 that detected lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum and five other metals in many popular brands of lipsticks and lip glosses commonly found in drugstores and department stores.
The study also noted that children are especially susceptible to heavy metal accumulation and should not play with make up. Think of all the young girls that apply make up daily as mama is getting ready for the day?
We deserve better, and it's time to do something about it! That's why I've partnered with Beautycounter.
At Beautycounter, we've banned more than 1,500 ingredients setting a new health and safety standard— all while ensuring our products perform, and that they're as indulgent as any luxe shampoo, lipstick or oil on the market. I didn’t only fall in love with Beautycounter because their products are safe and high performing, but I wanted to work with a company that is working towards real change.
Beautycounter is dedicated to making changes on the legislative level and creating a safe skin care movement. They are taking action in Washington and working to reform the current laws, in hopes that other skin care companies will follow their strict safety guidelines. They also work very closely to support 3 non-profit organizations that are doing great work to reduce our amount of chemical exposure. Watch this short video to learn why I am so proud to be a part of this company.
Now, Let's talk about some actual products!
Some natural cosmetic brands use only 100% organic ingredients. This is as pure as makeup can get, but often, the performance is lacking. While Beautycounter uses both synthetic and organic ingredients, they never compromise on the safety of the ingredients. Beautycounter has developed a groundbreaking and rigorous ingredient screening process, looking for data on skin irritation, carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity, cumulative exposure (are we exposed to this chemical from other sources) and more.
Every single Beautycounter product is rated between 0-2 on EWG’s Skindeep database, which is my go-to resource for researching product safety!
Here are some of my favorite products
charcoal cleansing bar
I use this bar every morning. I've noticed that though it feels gentle while using it, it does a great job at purifying my pores and getting rid of any break outs, without making my skin dry. It leaves my face feeling refreshed and clean.
flawless in five
This is what I started out with, and if you're looking to swap out your current makeup routine for an easy one, this is your go-to! Perfect everyday makeup for any woman, this set comes with all your makeup staples at a discount by getting them bundled.
balancing charcoal mask
This mask gets all the gunk out of your pores without drying your skin. I love that it's a quick little self care step I can add into my routine a couple of days a week and feel like I'm pampering myself, making my skin softer and more radiant, and ultimately healthier.
SO HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
SHOP AS A CUSTOMER
Become a customer and start swapping out your beauty products and cosmetics to safe, non-toxic versions from Beautycounter. Vote with your dollars and support companies that are working hard to change the beauty industry!
JOIN AS A "BAND OF BEAUTY" MEMBER
BECOME A CONSULTANT
Are you passionate about the mission and ready to spread the word? Then join as a consultant and save 25% off your own orders and take advantage of the opportunity to earn some additional income by educating others about the skin care industry and how to make safer choices.
Some consultants earn a full time income, while others do it on the side to share their passions and supplement their regular income. It is very flexible and can be whatever you want it to be!
We are a direct retail company, we do not require that you spend a minimum amount on products every month. We have a low start-up fee of $85 (which you will earn right back!).
This is the right time to join Beautycounter! We are growing fast - we grew 350% last year! Most consultants are the first in their area and are able to build their business and spread the word quickly!
We offer tons of support on our team and we will coach you in how to educate others and run a successful business!
- Click this link and then scroll down to the middle of the page to "Join the Mission: Become a Consultant"
- Enter your email and other required info to create your account. It will say Choose a Mentor and give you an option for the default, which is “BeautyCounter HQ.” Under that, click Select a Different Mentor and put in Natasha Red in the first and last name section.
- Add your Enrollment Kit into your cart – this is required with your business start up needs included.
- You can optionally add one of the special Enrollment product packages to your shopping cart for a discounted option. If you don't see one you want, I can coach you on how to create an a la carte package.
- Finish the enrollment page and place your order.