in beauty and health….

October 14, 2013


with a mission to “educate families about the need for safer chemicals and products, and work to bring about much-needed change to the beauty industry—and to our lives,” the beauty counter provides products and information to enhance toxin-free living.

this week they’ve made it even more convenient for us to avoid nasty chemicals in our cosmetics and other products used in the home. chemicals and toxins such as Bisphenol A, a hormone disruptor found in eye shadows, hair gels, the aluminum lining of cans and some plastics. or Retinyl palmitate, a nutrient that may damage DNA and speed the growth of skin tumors when used topically; found in moisturizer & anti-aging skincare.

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this video shares the successful and convincing story of the beauty counter. it immediately got me to the environmental working group page where i can check the safety of the products and cosmetics i use on a daily basis.

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i’ll admit it IS sometimes a pain to look up every single product.

but now the beauty counter provides the perfect printable pdf of nine duplicate “cheat sheets” of the never list {the list of products you NEVER want to apply to your skin.}


one goes in your wallet, one goes in your desk, one in your car with your grocery bags, or like me, tacked smack in the middle of my eye line, when i make most of my online shopping purchases.

you, now, never have the excuse to buy toxic products.

wishing a healthy monday to you m’loves.

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  • I can totally relate to the pain of looking up every product. Over the past few months, I've been trying to make the effort to buy only products not tested on animals. To make the task even trickier, most companies will say that they don't test on animals, even though that only applies to the final product. Thankfully, the wonderful world wide makes it possible for me to research brands before I enter my credit card info. I'm so glad that people have taken the time to put together resources on something so important. I mean, come on, hippies want to look pretty, too! 😉

    • goodniteirene

      it's SO depressing ari. i'm hoping they just come out with an app soon…i'm the nerd googling "animal cruelty" every time i want to buy something at sephora….

  • Tamara Wiper

    Such important information. Thanks for posting, Katie! It's easy to second guess the things we put in our mouths but it's easy to forget that our skin is the largest organ in the body and what we put ON it is even more important. xoxo

    • goodniteirene

      right? so scary….people don't even realize how much our skin absorbs….the detergent from our sheets and towels…excessive hand-washers who think they're keeping it so safe, most likely are washing with a soap containing triclosan?!

      miss you love.

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