SAFER SKINCARE

Hi, I’m Elaine!  I am a wife, mom, teacher and health advocate.  After my son Jackson’s diagnosis with Autism 6 years ago, I set out on a mission to clean up our environment of unnecessary toxic chemicals.  I researched and researched, and learned so much!  I didn’t know that sunscreen, lotion, shampoo and other products I was using on myself and my kids contained toxic ingredients that pass right through our skin and into our bloodstream.

Previous to my research, I assumed we lived in a highly regulated country, so the products my family and I use must be safe.  I honestly never questioned safety at all until my son’s spiral into Autism.  I now know there are minimal regulations when it comes to the personal care industry.

Companies are allowed to use known toxins—ingredients that have been linked to cancer, reproductive issues, and hormone disruption—without disclosing these ingredients to us.  It makes me so angry that we are left on our own to seek out safe products for our families!

Now that I know better, I do better, including personal care products.  Luckily, it’s not all doom and gloom, there are some great companies working hard to create safer skincare products to change the industry.  I’ve been spending so much time researching them, and I’m excited to share what I’ve learned with you and to educate and inspire you to make safer choices!

Yes, you read that right! 1938! Are you as shocked as I am by this?

And wait for it….

And only about 10% of the 10,000 chemicals commonly found in personal care products have safety data.

Researchers at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health published a study in 2013 that detected lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum and five other metals in many popular brands of lipsticks and lip glosses commonly found in drugstores and department stores.

The study also noted that children are especially susceptible to heavy metal accumulation and should not play with make up. Think of all the young girls that apply make-up daily or even multiple times a day?

WELCOME TO BEAUTYCOUNTER

Decades of studies indicate that serious health issues (including, but not limited to asthma, learning disabilities, cancer, and infertility) are on the rise, and 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.

What’s worse is the Food and Drug Administration (the agency that regulates cosmetics) allows companies to use chemicals known to be extremely harmful (lead, formaldehyde, and phthalates) in the products we put on our bodies and on our kids every single day, day after day.

We deserve better! It’s time to do something about it!

This is why I’ve partnered up with BeautyCounter.

At Beautycounter, we’ve banned more than 1,500 ingredients setting a new health and safety standard— all while ensuring our products perform, and that they’re as indulgent as any luxe shampoo, lipstick or oil in the market. I didn’t only fall in love with Beautycounter because their products are safe and high performing, but I wanted to work with a company that is working towards real change. Beautycounter is dedicated to making changes on the legislative level and creating a safe skin care movement. They are taking action in Washington and working to reform the current laws, in hopes that other skin care companies will follow their strict safety guidelines. They also work very closely to support 3 non-profit organizations that are doing great work to reduce our amount of chemical exposure. Watch this short video to learn why I am so proud to be a part of this company.

Now, let’s talk about some actual products!

Beautycounter is dedicated to product performance, as much as product safety. After trying countless non-toxic cosmetic brands (you don’t even want to know how much money I’ve spent on this!), I can tell you that this combination of non-toxic ingredients and products that work is extremely rare.

Some natural cosmetic brands use only 100% organic ingredients. This is as pure as makeup can get, but often, the performance is lacking. While Beautycounter uses both synthetic and organic ingredients, they never compromise on the safety of the ingredients. Beautycounter has developed a groundbreaking and rigorous ingredient screening process, looking for data on skin irritation, carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity, cumulative exposure (are we exposed to this chemical from other sources) and more.

Every single Beautycounter product is rated between 0-2 on EWG’s Skindeep database, which is my go-to resource for researching product safety!

These products work extremely well and are comparable to the luxurious brands I am used to purchasing at department stores. Except, they are void of all the harsh chemicals. My skin has honestly never looked better!

We use Beautycounter’s children’s and adult shampoos, shaving cream, face wash, moisturizer, face oils and all the make-up. I haven’t tried a Beautycounter product that I didn’t absolutely love!

Here are a few of my favorite Beautycounter
products that I use daily!

Charcoal Cleansing Bar

This soap clarifies and detoxifies our skin by pulling out dirt, impurities and excess oil, without drying out our skin. It uses organic witch hazel for toning, antioxidant-rich organic green tea to calm inflammation and organic coconut oil and sunflower oil to hydrate our skin.

Nourishing Cleansing Balm

This is my all time favorite skincare item. I use it to cleanse my face, remove make-up and as a hydrating and nourishing face mask. If you have dry skin, this product will be a game changer!

Protect Stick Sunscreen (Body)

Formulated with non-nano zinc oxide, the lightweight, water-resistant sunscreen protects against UVA/UVB rays and blends seamlessly, leaving no white residue. Ours contains hydrating aloe, antioxidant-rich green tea and blood orange extracts to fight free radicals.

Tint Skin Foundation

This is my all time favorite skincare item. I use it to cleanse my face, remove make-up and as a hydrating and nourishing face mask. If you have dry skin, this product will be a game changer!

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Charcoal Cleansing Bar

This soap clarifies and detoxifies our skin by pulling out dirt, impurities and excess oil, without drying out our skin. It uses organic witch hazel for toning, antioxidant-rich organic green tea to calm inflammation and organic coconut oil and sunflower oil to hydrate our skin.

CHECK IT OUT

Nourishing Cleansing Balm

This is my all time favorite skincare item. I use it to cleanse my face, remove make-up and as a hydrating and nourishing face mask. If you have dry skin, this product will be a game changer!

CHECK IT OUT

Protect Stick Sunscreen (Body)

Formulated with non-nano zinc oxide, the lightweight, water-resistant sunscreen protects against UVA/UVB rays and blends seamlessly, leaving no white residue. Ours contains hydrating aloe, antioxidant-rich green tea and blood orange extracts to fight free radicals.

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Tint Skin Foundation

I love this foundation!  It goes on seamlessly and blends effortlessly to cover imperfections and even skin tone. It promotes smoother-looking skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Such great coverage!
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THE 3 WAYS TO JOIN
BEAUTYCOUNTER

1. SHOP AS A CUSTOMER

Become a customer and start swapping out your beauty products and cosmetics to safe, non-toxic versions from Beautycounter. Vote with your dollars and support companies that are working hard to change the beauty industry!

SHOP BEAUTYCOUNTER
2. JOIN AS A “BAND OF BEAUTY” MEMBER

JOIN HERE
3. ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR MISSION AND READY TO SPREAD THE WORD?

Join as a consultant and save 25% off your own orders and take advantage of the opportunity to earn some additional income by educating others about the skin care industry and how to make safer choices.

Some consultants earn a full-time income, while others do it on the side to share their passions and supplement their regular income. It is very flexible and can be whatever you want it to be!

We are a direct retail company (not an MLM), we do not require that you spend a minimum amount on products every month. We have a low start-up fee of $85 (which you will earn right back!).

This is the right time to join Beautycounter! We are growing fast – we grew 350% last year! Most consultants are the first in their area and are able to build their business and spread the word quickly!

We offer tons of support on our team and we will coach you in how to educate others and run a successful business!

  • Click this link and then scroll down to the middle of the page to “Join the Mission: Become a Consultant”
  • Enter your email and other required info to create your account. It will say Choose a Mentor and give you an option for the default, which is “BeautyCounter HQ.” Under that, click Select a Different Mentor and put in Arsy Vartanian in the first and last name section.
  • Add your Enrollment Kit into your cart – this is the package they require you to purchase if you want to be a consultant.
  • You can optionally add one of the special Enrollment product packages to your shopping cart for a discounted option.
  • Finish the enrollment page and place your order.
BECOME A CONSULTANT

I’m super passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and reducing toxicity to raise happy, healthy kids and families.  Changing out my and my family’s personal care products were the natural next step for me.  I love Maya Angelou’s words, “do the best you can until you know better, then, when you know better, do better.”  Now that I know better and have found a brand with products and a mission I love a trust, I am thrilled to introduce others to the Beautycounter way!