For the month of March, we are celebrating our 5th anniversary by advocating for safer beauty. At Beautycounter, advocacy is an important part of who we are. Using our voice to advocate for change is one of the ways we are working to fulfill our mission of bringing safer products into the hands of everyone.
The New Year excitement may be settling, but we’re still in celebration mode. Why? Not only was Beautycounter recently re-certified as a B Corporation, but we received a score of 95—our highest rating ever, and a 14-point jump from two years ago. Here’s how we did it, and why we’re so proud of this major achievement.
At Beautycounter, we support organizations working on the front lines of health issues that impact every family. Through our partnerships with cancer organizations, we have learned that cancer treatments tend to leave skin incredibly dry and that conventional lotions fail to provide adequate hydration.
When you support Beautycounter, you’re not just making your own personal care routine safer. You’re also fueling our fight to get safer products into the hands of everyone. In 2017, we reached many important milestones in our advocacy work, charitable giving, and corporate responsibility efforts, and we couldn’t have done it without our Consultants, Clients, HQ staff, and brand partners. Check out some ways that the better beauty movement advanced last year, thanks in part to your loyalty.
If you’re familiar with The Never List™, you’ll know we never formulate our products with phthalates. (Scientific research shows these chemicals are linked to endocrine disruption and birth defects.) So when we learned the Canadian government recently deemed these chemicals safe for human exposure—despite much evidence to the contrary—we decided to take action.
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.