Simple Swaps for a Cleaner Ocean

Simple Swaps for a Cleaner Ocean

June 8th is World Oceans Day. A day dedicated to honoring our oceans and spreading the word about how to better preserve them. Not only is the ocean beautiful and fun to play in, it’s also vital to our lives. Did you know the ocean produces 70% of the oxygen we breathe thanks to its marine life? (Source: nationalgeographic.org) Which is why we need to do a better job of taking care of it.

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Three easy ways to help prevent breast cancer

Three easy ways to help prevent breast cancer

Did you know that around 85% of breast cancers are not linked to family history? That means, in many cases, there are steps that can be taken to reduce risk. With this encouraging fact in mind, we’ve teamed up with two organizations spreading the word about proactive prevention: Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP) and Keep A Breast.

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Safer Fun Under the Sun Infographic

Safer Fun Under the Sun Infographic

We are beyond proud to be partnering with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) for the third year in a row. This incredible organization raises funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking research to get new cancer therapies to patients, faster. It brings together the best and brightest researchers and mandates collaboration among the cancer community. And it has set out to generate awareness, educate the public on cancer prevention, and help more people diagnosed with cancer become long-term survivors.

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Beautycounter Hits the Beach: Cleaning up the Sand in Santa Monica

Beautycounter Hits the Beach: Cleaning up the Sand in Santa Monica

It goes without saying, the ocean is beautiful (Seriously, what sunset-over-the-water photo isn’t perfect?). And we want to keep it that way. So on World Oceans Day, the associates at the Beautycounter office grabbed some gloves and garbage bags and rolled down to the coast to clean up Santa Monica Beach! Here are some highlights from the day:

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Why natural beauty products are not always safer

Why natural beauty products are not always safer

You may already know that the word “natural” on a food label can be misleading—since it’s an unregulated term and ingredients that occur in nature are not always the healthier choice. Similarly, while it’s not entirely meaningless when used on the label of a face wash or moisturizer, the term can be confusing in the world of personal care and beauty products.
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Demystifying the Myths of Summer Sun Exposure

Demystifying the Myths of Summer Sun Exposure

Summer translates into longer days and warmer weather, both of which usually lead to more fun in the sun. While you probably already know that spending time in the sun increases your skin’s risk of premature aging and cancer, when you’re armed with the right information, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself. We’ve demystified the top summer sun protection myths, so read on to learn how you can keep yourself safer both on and off the beach.
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