YOU ARE WHAT YOU APPLY...not just "what you eat", as the saying goes. Did you know that our skin absorbs 60% of what touches it? In fact, many medications are made into creams, gels or patches so that they will quickly get into the bloodstream to be delivered throughout the body.
Consider these statistics...
In a 15-minute bath, the average adult absorbs 63% of the elements in the water - that's why many of us realize the benefits of soaking in epsom salts, right? However, after drinking 2 liters of water, the absorption rate of elements is only 27% (1). So while consuming a healthy diet is extremely important for our overall health and wellbeing, we certainly cannot discount the importance of being vigilant about what we put ON our bodies as well.
Fortunately, my wake up call came in the form of chemical sensitivities several years ago. I'm what they call a "canary in a coal mine". Though my debilitating symptoms of dis-ease are gone now, I can still sense toxins in the air and in skin-care products. I'm just not willing to knowingly put harmful lotions, gels, creams or makeup on myself or my family anymore. The last thing I want is for my kids to grow up only to find themselves trapped in a toxic-filled body like I did!
This is where beautycounter comes in. After years of researching the ingredients of everything I purchase and piecing together a hodgepodge collection of makeup, hair and skincare products from various brands, I've found a company that does all that research for me - and understands the "language" of the ingredients much better than I ever could!
There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today. Many don’t have any safety data. This is particularly true of those used in the skin care and beauty industry. What’s worse is that the Food and Drug Administration (the agency that regulates cosmetics in the United States) allows companies to use chemicals known to be EXTREMELY HARMFUL in the products we put on our bodies and on our kids’ bodies every single day, day after day, and to make their own judgments about safety.
The United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938.
Over the past two decades, the European Union has banned more than 1,300 chemicals in the product formulas of personal care products and restricted the levels of over 250 more in such products. The United States has only partially banned 11 to date.
Beautycounter is committed to a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what’s required by U.S. law: They’ve banned the use of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals through their "Never List”—all while ensuring their products perform and that they’re as indulgent as any other luxe shampoo, lipstick, or oil in the market.
A FEW OF MY FAVORITES
How can YOU join Beautycounter?
1. Become a customer
You can become a customer of Beautycounter, and start making the transition to safer skincare products! Their 60-day return policy makes it easy for you to try and easily send products back if they don’t work for you.
2. Join as a “Band of Beauty” Member
For an annual fee of $29, your membership includes:
Complimentary Gift just for signing up
15% Product Credit with every order
FREE shipping on orders over $100
Special Offers exclusively for Beautycounter Band of Beauty members
*The membership basically pays for itself with your free gift!
Make sure to list “Carrie Eckert” as your mentor, so that I can provide you ongoing support as you need it!
3. Join as a consultant for Beautycounter
Are you concerned about the increasing toxic burden to yourself and your children? Are you passionate about spreading the message about the importance of healthy skincare to others? Are you interested in helping lead a movement? Beautycounter’s mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone. The beauty and personal care industry is one of the least regulated industries out there, especially here in the U.S. Align with our mission and become part of a supportive community that embodies purpose, integrity and transparency.
As a consultant you SAVE 25% on your orders. Additionally, you have the opportunity to make extra income by educating others about the importance of healthy skincare and cosmetics. Beautycounter is a direct retail company, which is different from an MLM company. The fee to join as a consultant is low, at only $85. It's completely up to you to decide how much you want to grow your business. Earn up to 35% commission on the products you sell and increase potential income by building and mentoring a team of your own, if you choose.
To join as a consultant:
Click THIS LINK and then click the menu option “Become a Consultant”
Enter your email address and other required information to create your account. It will then say to “choose a mentor”, which defaults to “Beautycounter HQ.” Under that option, click “Select a different mentor”, and type in “Carrie Eckert” in the first and last name section.
Add your Enrollment Kit into your cart. This is the package you are required to purchase to become a consultant. It includes all of the information and learning materials you need to get started with your business.
You can also add one of the product packages at a discounted rate when you first enroll, or you can order specific products a la carte if you desire! Once you finish the enrollment page and complete your order, you will be all set. I will be notified that you have joined my team, and I will be here to help you!
Please be sure to join my SAFER SKINCARE EMAIL LIST specifically for Beautycounter updates and promotions! You can join that list HERE. Questions and concerns can be emailed to me at carrie[AT]avocadotozen.com. I’m thrilled that you’ve decided to join us in this mission. It’s one that is near and dear to my heart and the more of us on board spreading the message the more lives we’ll be able to better!
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If you need more incentive to replace all your products, read this article on why it’s SO important. Then if there are a number of items you’ve been wanting to “swap” out of your routine, here’s what I recommend:
- Look up your current products on EWG’s Skin Deep Database to determine the level of risk associated with the products you already use. Then rank the items in order of important to swap.
- Use this list to determine what products you may want to replace your favorites with.
- Place your order no later than Tuesday 2/28/17 to be eligible for my February "online social" special:
Fox, Martin (1986) Healthy Water for a Longer Life. Healthy Water Research.