Are you wearing a city’s worth of toxins on your face?



Did you know that ingredients like pthalates, parabens, and even heavy metals like lead and mercury are commonly found in personal care products?  Yes the ones that we use on ourselves our kids, despite the fact that they are linked to health problems like hormone imbalance, infertility, allergies, and even cancer⁉️ (that are FDA approved I mind you.)

But there is good news! ? safe products are coming onto the market! So far the one that takes the cake for me is Beautycounter. Their mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone. The founder really cares, and the products are rigorously third-party tested for safety.

I am thrilled about what I have to share with you today. After searching for safer personal care products, I’ve been so excited to find a brand that is not only voluntarily eliminating over 1,500 harmful ingredients from their products and being a force in politics to demand change, but they also are empowering everyone, equipping and providing resources to create a shift so that we can all have safer products as LAW!  The more I learn about the company, the more I become enamored and fall in love with what they’re doing. The company I have so much respect for is a safe skincare company called Beautycounter! And the best part is that the products themselves are amazing!

Okay I’m not going to lie, although I love the performance of the line, at first I was concerned because the prices were a little more than what I was used to… but then I looked at the ingredients that were in my products. Even many of the expensive ones were full of junk known with known links to health problems! I realized that the cost is worth it and will end up saving me money and time in the long run. Not being healthy COSTS a lot of money, can be depressing, painful, and a hindrance to enjoying life fully. Avoiding medical problems and being able to give birth naturally… you can’t put a price on that!

I have partnered with Beautycounter, and all the profits that are made through the Happy Healthy Hormones account will be used to fund the ENDING PMS project…aka Jenius Cycle.  😉


To get safer products into the hands of everyone.

Decades of studies indicate that serious health issues (including but not limited to asthma, cancer, and infertility) are on the rise and are due in some part to our ongoing exposure to toxic chemicals—whether it’s in the shower, on our commute, while we eat lunch at a local restaurant, or when we clean our kitchens at home.



A product that I have and love:

The Illuminating Trio! It’s three cream sticks: a highlighter, blush, and a bronzer that work really well together to contour your face, while giving it that extra “glow!” It’s currently $55 for all three products (hence “trio”) value of $111.

I will soon create a Youtube on how to apply..if you’re seeing this and it’s not up and you want to see the video…reach out to me..aka put me in gear! 🙂 Thank you!

until then…



Beautcounter’s Mission:

To get safer products into the hands of everyone.

Decades of studies indicate that serious health issues (including but not limited to asthma, cancer, and infertility) are on the rise and are due in some part to our ongoing exposure to toxic chemicals—whether it’s in the shower, on our commute, while we eat lunch at a local restaurant, or when we clean our kitchens at home.

Beautycounter offers a full line of makeup, skincare and bath collections for women, men, children, and babies. They are all significantly safer than the standard products that you are probably using now. Even if you’ve already switched to more natural or organic products (great job!), you may still be missing that “high performance” piece of the puzzle. I’d love to help answer any questions and help you with your skin concerns.

One of my favorite lines I heard from Gregg Renfrew, Beautycounter’s founder, was that her goal for the future is for people not to have to look at the back of the container to see if the ingredients were safe… because they already know they all are! Music to my ears! The amount of time wasted on reading and researching ingredients is atrocious. I’m thankful I found Beautycounter, I’m looking forward to sharing it with you, and I’m excited about that future!




At Beautycounter, we’ve committed to a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what is legally required in the United States. The Never List™ is made up of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals that we never use as ingredients in our products. This includes the over 1,400 chemicals banned or restricted in personal care products by the European Union, plus additional chemicals screened by Beautycounter and found to be of concern.

While all of our ingredients are sourced with a higher standard of safety and quality in mind, it is well recognized — and accepted by regulatory authorities around the world — that incidental, trace levels of a chemical may inadvertently be introduced in a cosmetic product due to the complexities of the supply chain and manufacturing process. At Beautycounter, we work incredibly hard to minimize — but unfortunately, can’t eliminate — the potential that a product may contain trace levels of a chemical from The Never List™.

Check out this shortened, pocket-size version of The Never List™.

Benzalkonium chloride: a disinfectant used as a preservative and surfactant associated with severe skin, eye, and respiratory irritation and allergies. Found in: sunscreens, moisturizers.

BHA and BHT: synthetic antioxidants used to extend shelf life. They are likely carcinogens and hormone disruptors and may cause liver damage. Found in: lipsticks, moisturizers, diaper creams, and other cosmetics.

Coal tar hair dyes and other coal tar ingredients: a byproduct of coal processing that is a known carcinogen. It is used as a colorant and an anti-dandruff agent. Found in: hair dye, shampoo.

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA): a chelating (binding) agent added to cosmetics to improve stability. May be toxic to organs. Found in: hair color, moisturizers.

Ethanolamines (MEA/DEA/TEA): surfactants and pH adjuster linked to allergies, skin toxicity, hormone disruption, and inhibited fetal brain development. Found in: hair dyes, mascara, foundation, fragrances, sunscreens, dry cleaning solvents, paint, pharmaceuticals.

Formaldehyde: used as a preservative in cosmetics. A known carcinogen that is also linked to asthma, neurotoxicity, and developmental toxicity. Present where quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3 diol (Bronopol), and several other preservatives are listed. Found in: shampoo, body wash, bubble bath.

Hydroquinone: a skin-lightening chemical that inhibits the production of melanin and is linked to cancer, organ toxicity, and skin irritation. Found in: skin-lightening creams.

Methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone: chemical preservatives that are among the most common irritants, sensitizers, and causes of contact skin allergies. Found in: shampoo, conditioner, body wash.

Oxybenzone: sunscreen agent and ultraviolet light absorber linked to irritation, sensitization and allergies, and possible hormone disruption. Found in: sunscreen, moisturizer.

Parabens  (methyl-, isobutyl-, propyl- and others): a class of preservatives commonly used to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold. Parabens are endocrine (or hormone) disruptors, which may alter important hormone mechanisms in our bodies. Found in: shampoo, face cleanser, body wash, body lotion, foundation.

Phthalates  (DBP, DEHP, DEP and others): a class of plasticizing chemicals used to make products more pliable or to make fragrances stick to skin. Phthalates disrupt the endocrine system and may cause birth defects. Found in: synthetic fragrance, nail polish, hairspray, and plastic materials.

Polyethylene glycol (PEG compounds): PEGs are widely used in cosmetics as thickeners, solvents, softeners, and moisture-carriers. Depending on manufacturing processes, PEGs may be contaminated with measurable amounts of ethylene oxide and 1,4-dioxane, which are both carcinogens. Found in: creams, sunscreen, shampoo.

Retinyl palmitate and Retinol (Vitamin A): a nutrient that may damage DNA and speed the growth of skin tumors when used topically. Found in: moisturizer, anti-aging skincare.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS and SLES): SLS and SLES are surfactants that can cause skin irritation or trigger allergies. SLES is often contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, a byproduct of a petrochemical process called ethoxylation, which is used to process other chemicals in order to make them less harsh. Found in: shampoo, body wash, bubble bath.

Synthetic flavor or fragrance: an engineered scent or flavoring agent that may contain any combination of 3,000-plus stock chemical ingredients, including hormone disruptors and allergens. Fragrance formulas are protected under federal law’s classification of trade secrets and therefore can remain undisclosed. Found in: all types of cosmetics.

Toluene: a volatile petrochemical solvent that is toxic to the immune system and can cause birth defects. Found in: nail polish.

Triclosan and Triclocarban: antimicrobial pesticides toxic to the aquatic environment; may also impact human reproductive systems. Found in: liquid soap, soap bars, toothpaste.

Beautycounter will never test our finished products on animals, nor do we ask others to.

Sources: National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, CosIng, Health Canada, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, EWG Skin Deep Cosmetics Database