One of the things we’re proudest of is our mission, because it goes beyond our company, our local community—and even our industry. Making a positive impact on people and ecosystems across the globe is incredibly important to us, and we couldn’t do it without some help. So, what we are about to announce is a big deal.Continue reading “This is Big: Beautycounter Joins the United Nations Global Compact”
At Beautycounter, we are dedicated to getting safer products into the hands of everyone. A large part of this effort involves partnering with cancer organizations. While treatments are mentally and physically taxing to cancer patients, they also tend to leave their skin incredibly dry.Continue reading “Mini Oils, Major Impact”
Giving back is so much more than just a day, or a season, or a campaign. Simply put, it’s built into Beautycounter’s DNA and 2018 has been no exception. Continue reading “5 Ways You Helped Us Give Back This Year”
If you didn’t already know, Beautycounter is a B Corp. “What’s that?” you ask? In a nutshell, being a B Corp means that we consider more than just the bottom line and a profit margin when making business decisions. We take a more comprehensive approach to business practices—also focusing our attention on people and the planet.
We pride ourselves in choosing the best organic, natural, sustainable, and synthetic ingredients that meet our better beauty standards. While we ultimately strive to create safer, high-performing products, it is also our priority to protect those who partner with us along our supply chain. Continue reading “Putting People First”
Every day we are faced with making choices that shape our future. As we strive towards better beauty, green chemistry plays an important role in our choice to create safer and cleaner products.
We were back in Sacramento this past week lobbying for support of the California Safer Salon Bill (AB2775) which would require manufacturers to list ingredients on the labels of professional cosmetic products.
As a leader in the development of safer beauty products, Beautycounter is constantly innovating, both in the use of ingredients and the development of products. However, making safer products is difficult and our rigorous testing process means that many of the synthetic and natural ingredients typically used in personal care products do not meet our standards for safety. That is why we are excited to support the Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2018 introduced today by Senator Coons (D-DE) and Senator Collins (R-ME). This important bill will expand the number of safe, sustainable ingredients available to consumer product companies such as Beautycounter by establishing a federal sustainable chemistry program that promotes sustainable chemistry research, training and education.
Beautycounter was back in D.C. yesterday shedding light on how harmful ingredients in personal care products disproportionately impact women of color and solutions that can be found through the government and the marketplace. The briefing included a panel of women who are experts on the topic, including: Dr. Robin Dodson, PhD of Silent Spring Institute, makeup artist and esthetician Ony Danchimah, Boma Brown-West of the Environmental Defense Fund and Beautycounter CEO and Founder Gregg Renfrew. Members of the audience included House Congressional offices specifically targeting members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.
Continue reading “Beautycounter Led Congressional Briefing Sheds Light on Disparate Impact of Personal Care Products”
When you’re a kid, rules are the bane of your existence. “Why can’t we just have ice cream for dinner?!” But as you get older, you realize there are certain laws and regulations put in place to help protect you. Like the enforcement of child car seats, the smoking ban on airplanes, and even a simple stop sign. While these laws seem like small, simple changes, they make a world of difference for our health and safety. We believe cosmetic safety reform should fit into this category. Because while you would think the products we use on our hair and body every day would be monitored for harmful ingredients, the truth is that the beauty industry is hardly regulated at all.