Did you know that your skin is your largest organ? And that everything you put on it seeps directly into your bloodstream? I really didn’t pay much attention to this/care until I was pregnant with my son. Throughout the pregnancy and breastfeeding I became hyper-aware that whatever I was ingesting and applying was directly affecting the toxins we were BOTH absorbing. Kind of a sobering thought. And parenthood is scary enough!
Enter the EWG Skin Deep database. Basically, you enter in your product and it tells you on a scale of 1-10 how toxic that beauty product is. I mean, I LOVE me some Bumble and Bumble and MAC, but once you type them in you can’t unsee those toxicity levels. I will say that there are several products that are not available on the database. That’s not good. That just means the company refuses to release the ingredients, and I think we can see why they might want to keep those secret.
If I’m completely honest, I really had a hard time finding non-toxic makeup that I even liked. I’d buy it, use it for a bit and just suffer through, but ultimately I’d end up right back at MAC giving them all the contents of my bank account. Because their stuff is so pretty and it looks good when applied. But not anymore!
Enter Beautycounter! Of 102 products on the EWG database, only 3 are a level 3. The rest are all either 1’s or 2’s (the safe zone). And in case you missed any of my last posts, these are non-toxic products that actually work and feel like spa/professional quality stuff you’d usually spend an arm and a leg for.
So if you’re like I was, and at a complete loss as to where to start on detoxifying your makeup bag, there is an amazing promotion going on now. The 5-Minute Face kit includes Foundation, Concealer, Brow Pencil, Mascara, Blush Duo and Gloss for $148. Everything you need to test out the company and see if it’s really a fit for you and your makeup goals! And while supplies last you can get a retractable powder brush for free! And if you’re also like me… that’s like what I would have spent on 3 things at MAC. And Beautycounter offers a 60-day money back guarantee on all their products (MAC sure as heck doesn’t do that). So if you take the leap and decide you just can’t let go of that MAC BB Cream and Lustre shadow, then just send it back and get a full refund. You really have nothing to lose!
And if you buy it by Friday you’ll also get the free mini-session I talked about in my first post (even if you return it). I hope you take the leap and fall in love like me!