I have made it a point this year to transition to safer and more natural cosmetics and personal hygiene products. In the last couple of years, we’ve made some serious changes to our grocery shopping list and transitioned to a no-dairy, natural, organic (when possible) lifestyle. Don’t get me wrong, on occasion, I still enjoy a large order of McDonald’s fries dipped into a caramel sundae (especially after a few cocktails) so I haven’t completely jumped onto the green, clean, organic bandwagon. I have found that striving for balance as opposed to a strict regimen works better for us.
Finding safer and more natural-based skin care products can be especially difficult if you have finicky, acne-prone skin like mine. In usual “The Secret” type mysterious-law-of-attraction form, I received a message on Facebook from an old acquaintance, Marlene, asking me if I had heard about Beautycounter, a young brand which is pushing law-makers in Washington for safer, more transparent practices in the personal care industry and modeling their own brand as such. To my surprise, I had not had the pleasure of encountering Beautycounter yet.
Later that week, Marlene drove to my home and dropped off Beautycounter’s entire starter kit which comes in the products’ actual size. I spent three days with the facial skin care line and I fell in love with the face cleanser, gentle exfoliator, facial oils, and eye cream (OMG their eye cream is BOMB)! It’s hard to talk about beauty products without getting too technical but know this:
Do you see the trend here? Do I have your attention now? This is what really made me pause and start questioning the chemicals I’m putting on my skin day after day. I’m not quite ready to give up my lipstick yet but in my pursuit for balance and a healthier lifestyle, I am slowly replacing the products I use on a daily basis. I’ve already replaced my shampoo and conditioner for HAIRGURT (blog post here). If you’re interested in learning more about Beautycounter, visit www.Beautycounter.com/MarleneMenendez.
Marlene is incredibly knowledgeable, responsive and willing to accommodate to your schedule; so if like me, you prefer to test out the products before committing to a big purchase, she’s the person to call. She can also help you decide which products are best for you and your family and how you can transition to safer, more natural alternatives. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone or text at 786-426-6585. You can also check out her Facebook page at Path To A Better You – Beautycounter.
Beautycounter also has gorgeous makeup, baby products, bath, body and hair products and their tinted moisturizer with 20 SPF is an Allure Best Beauty Award winner. I tried it and loved it as well.
*This is not a sponsored post.