I truly enjoyed listening to Dr Frank Lipman’s podcast, Tune into Wellness. He talks to many experts in holistic health which I find fascinating and informative. Recently, I was listening to one from February 2019 where he interviews Beautycounter’s founder Gregg Renfrew. I was interested because I had two Beautycounter representatives at KTB Wellness a few years ago. My wife and I do use many of their products. I don’t think many people actually think about what they use on the outside of their bodies and how it can affect them internally and their health.
So, here is Gregg’s story:
Like many of you, I’m a wife and mom—and, like many of you, I didn’t know what I didn’t know. As I applied sunscreen, lotion, and any number of beauty products on myself and my kids, I never thought for a second they might not be safe: After all, I thought, we live in a country that regulates everything. So imagine my surprise when I learned that when it comes to the personal care industry, that’s simply not the case. Companies are allowed to use harmful ingredients and make their own judgments about safety. And so I started Beautycounter, a company devoted to progress. Here you’ll find a wealth of empowering information about ways we can all make the world healthier, along with safer products you can trust. Because we all deserve better. Our vision is bold; real answers are never timid. Help us put truth back in beauty.
Our mission is to get safer products in the hands of everyone.
Decades of studies indicate that serious health issues (including but not limited to asthma, cancer, and infertility) are on the rise and are 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.
There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today. Many don’t have any safety data. This is particularly true of those used in the skin care and beauty industry.
What’s worse is that the Food and Drug Administration (the agency that regulates cosmetics in the United States) does not have the authority to remove harmful ingredients from the products we put on our bodies and on our kids’ bodies every single day, day after day.
I hope this makes you think about what you use on the outside of your body. If you want more information on the Beauthycounter products you can email Joanne at :[email protected] or check out her website at:
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