Thanks to style and beauty expert Marcy Carmack we recently learned of a wonderful new source for health-oriented, safe, and environmentally sustainable beauty products that are also very elegant and chic.
Beautycounter.com was founded by Gregg Renfrew when she realized the need for products that people could really trust to be safe. “I thought, we live in a country that regulates everything,” she says. “So imagine my surprise when I learned that when it comes to the personal care industry, that’s simply not the case. Companies are allowed to use known toxins—ingredients that have been linked to cancer, reproductive issues, hormone disruption—without telling us.”
Working with the Environmental Working Group, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and Healthy Child Healthy World, the Beautycounter has created a long “Never List” of ingredients that they will not use in any of their products, like parabens, known carcinogens, hormone disrupters and so on.
But the great thing about healthy products is they also tend to produce the best results! Here are some items we particularly enjoy. (How do people live without Peppermint Lip Balm???) Thank you, Marcy!
Photographer: Drew Altizer