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.
As a female led company, we are a big fan of moms.
So, in honor of Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating our mothers by sharing the best advice we’ve learned from them.
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.
We’re proud of our California roots—and our hometown love doesn’t stop with the new Ocean & Pacific palette. Like our latest limited edition color collection, these phone backgrounds also take their inspiration from the Santa Monica landscape. Download one here for an endless summer on your screen!
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.
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:
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.
Continue reading “Why natural beauty products are not always safer”
You may be surprised by the many beauty benefits of brown sugar. While the sweet stuff isn’t exactly great for your teeth, using brown sugar in skin care can help keep skin smooth and hydrated. Buff lackluster skin to a healthy, polished glow with our
Sugar Body Scrub in Lemongrass.
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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Smell is a wonderfully powerful sense. It can impact our mood or recall a long-dormant memory. It can be evocative or soothing, attractive or intriguing. That’s why so many beauty products are infused with fragrance… we’re drawn to enchanting aromas.