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.
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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.
Throughout the months of May and June we collaborated with Stand Up To Cancer to bring awareness to the disease, the value of research, and the people it impacts.
Eighty years ago today, a law was passed with little fanfare that affected nearly every person in the United States. Today, that bill, the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), is in dire need of a makeover.
In the increasingly crowded safer beauty marketplace, it’s often hard to distinguish what is jargon and what is actually effective and safer for your health. At Beautycounter, we believe in radical transparency and products that are safer by design. To that end, we go well beyond what even the most stringent international safety regulations require, because existing laws just aren’t strong enough.
When we know better, we do better, right? Yet, while skin cancer affects one in five Americans, the majority of people in the U.S. fail to wear sunscreen on a daily basis. The simple act of wearing protective SPF can prevent skin cancer and premature aging.