As part of our mission to get safer products into the hands of everyone, many Beautycounter Consultants actively campaign for safer beauty laws in their home states. This month, we had a chance to reward three leaders who’ve gone above and beyond in their lobbying efforts, bringing them to Washington D.C. to meet with members of Congress.
We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating—the United States hasn’t passed a major law regulating cosmetic safety since 1938. Yes, this is shocking, but we’re continuing to fight for change. Our latest move: An official endorsement of the Personal Care Products Safety Act (S.1113).
Here at Beautycounter HQ, we love a good excuse to put on our capes and crusade for great causes. For the second year in a row, we had the chance to do just that as sponsors of the GOOD+ Foundation Halloween Bash. Hosted by GOOD+ Foundation founder Jessica Seinfeld and her husband, Jerry Seinfeld, the party raised nearly $300,000 to help support Los Angeles families living in poverty. Check out our favorite photos from the event—with some serious Halloween costume inspiration in the mix.
Beautycounter’s passion for safer products doesn’t stop with personal care—we want to see more ingredient transparency in everything we use at home and at work. That’s why we’re thrilled that the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (SB 258) was signed into California law on October 15, requiring manufacturers to disclose cleaning product ingredients for the first time ever.
RE: California must act to protect salon workers from harmful chemicals
Dear Members of the California State Legislature,
I write as the founder of Beautycounter, a company that is a leader in the safer skin care and cleaner cosmetics category. While today, our Consultants number more than 24,000 women sharing our message and products across the U.S., our origins are far more humble: my search for safer products for my family.
For the last three years, Beautycounter has been working hard to improve cosmetic safety regulations—in our home state of California, in Oregon, and on the national level. We’ve made much progress, yet we know the more voices that fight for this mission, the stronger the impact will be. That’s why we’re so excited to announce our newest advocacy initiative: the Counteract Coalition.
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If you want to know what’s in your at-home beauty products, you can look on their labels (and cross-reference with The Never List™!) to find out how safe their ingredients are—with the exception of those pesky “fragrances,” of course. But sadly, hairstylists, manicurists, and other beauty pros don’t have it so easy when they’re at work. That’s because product manufacturers aren’t required to disclose what’s in their salon formulas—harmful chemicals included—leaving many bottles without an ingredient list. Yes, really.
Don’t you and your glam squad deserve to know if your health is in danger? We certainly think so, which is why we’re fighting to change the law—and we need your help.
At Beautycounter, health, safety and quality come before everything else, and in that spirit, we want to notify you about an issue with one of our new hair care products.
We are voluntarily issuing a recall of one lot of our Volume & Shape Shampoo, after learning that it did not meet our strict standards expectations. While this is an isolated incident, and no other Beautycounter products are affected, we take any indication of potential quality or health issues very seriously.
We all want safer ingredients in our beauty products, but it takes effort to reform cosmetic safety regulations. The question is, what can you as an individual consumer do to help? As it turns out, quite a lot. From raising awareness about the dangers of harmful chemicals to asking Congress to change legislation, here are five ways you can make a positive impact on the Movement for Better Beauty.
A major – and much needed – policy change is about to take effect in the health and beauty industry. Starting in July, companies will no longer be allowed to manufacture products containing microbeads… and it’s about time.
The next time you wash your face or jump in the shower, take a close look at your favorite scrub or skin polish. Is it packed with little beads? Those are tiny pieces of plastic. They give skin care products a gritty texture which helps to slough off dead skin cells and clear dirt from pores. But, microbeads do a lot more harm than good, they’re bad for the environment and even worse for your health.