Did you know? Toxic ingredients are legally used in Your skincare & Cosmetics!
Your Skincare & Cosmetics Shouldn't Make You Sick! 
Did you know: with next to no government regulation, companies can legally use harmful chemicals as ingredinents in your skincare and cosmetic products. 
When I first started out on my journey to finding better health, I didn’t know that when I applied sunscreen, lotion, shampoo and the dozens of other products that I use daily, that I was applying toxic chemicals directly to my skin. I also didn’t know these chemicals may be absorbed into our bloodstream and may bioaccumulate to cause a myriad of health issues.
I assumed that we live in a highly regulated country... I mean... there seems to be a government regulation for everything... right? And with all that regulation, the products I find at the store must be safe. 

Why would the government allow anything less? I honestly, never questioned safety at all until I was seeking healthier lifestyle changes..

On my journey to wellness, I used my skills as a military-trained research analyst to help me find a better way to heal my body. I was shocked by the results I found! They disturbed me to my core, and are too important not to share with everyone I possibly can!


 you work hard for your money...
so why are you PAYING companies 
to make you sick??
I was so surprised when I learned that when it comes to the personal care industry, the minimal regulations are laughable at best... Companies are, in fact, LEGALLY allowed to use known toxic chemicals as ingredients in cosmetic, skincare, and personal care products! Toxic chemicals that have been linked to cancer, infertility, damage unborn babies, and hormone disruption. What is worse... many of these chemicals are LEGALLY added WITHOUT even disclosing these ingredients to us! Seems crazy, right?

Before my thorough research, I didn’t know that when I applied sunscreen, lotion, shampoo and the dozens of other products that I use daily, I was applying numerous toxic chemicals directly to my skin. I also didn’t know some of these chemicals can get absorbed into our bloodstream and can cause a myriad of health issues. 

I assumed that we live in a country full of corporate safety regulations set by state and federal governments, which must mean the products I am using must be safe or they wouldn’t be on store shelves. I honestly, never questioned safety at all until a few years ago while researching why I went from being healthy to suddenly wasting most of my 20s in and out of hospitals unable to walk much or stand still without collapsing... and why 37 medical doctors (mostly specialists) were completely unable to help me as every medication used to try to help me only made my condition worse.

I was so surprised when I finally learned that when it comes to the personal care industry, there are very minimal regulations and our collective health is suffering because of it.
Companies Are Allowed To Use Known Toxins
These harmful ingredients - such as formaldehyde, chromium, parabens, aluminum, phthalates, and more - may wreak havoc on your body... 

They are known for:
      Links to cancer,
      Destroys reproductive health (including causing infertility)
      Disrupts hormones (can cause cancer, adrenal fatigue, anxiety, depression, lower sperm count...etc)
      Disrupts your internal organ functioning,
      Causes learning disabilities
      Disrupts fetal development
      Cause sasthma
... and so much more... and are LEGAL to use without even disclosing all these ingredients to us! Seems crazy, right?

Its no surprise all of these issues are dramatically on the rise... and less surprising that I endured so much pain in my 20s. 
An Inconvenient Truth About Our Government Regulating The Cosmetic & Skincare Industry - Buyer Beware!
1938!!!! 

Since then over 80,000 man-made chemicals have been added to our manufacturing processes and environment... with an average of 2,000 added every year.

10,500 of those chemicals are regularly used in the cosmetic and skincare industry.​

LESS than 10% of those chemicals have been tested for safety.
There are 1,500 synthetic chemicals regularly used in the cosmetic and skincare industry have been PROVEN to be harmful to our bodies... but are LEGALLY used anyways.

1,300 of those chemicals have been banned in European countries, but are still used LEGALLY in the US.
As I mentioned earlier... safety regulations in the US when it comes to the almost non-existent regulations over the cosmetic and skincare companies are extremely poor. 

What is worse... many companies are INTERNATIONAL... and yet the ingredients they use in products sold in the US are different than the ingredients used in products they send to other countries. 

One question I haven't been able to answer: WHY is the US only banning 30 harmful chemicals when Europe banns 1300??

* In April 2016, the FDA did ban another 11 chemicals... however those chemicals have not been in production in well over a decade.
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?
This is why I started reading labels and researching ingredients, and I encourage you to do the same. This is why we switched to using safer products, and I encourage you to as well. A great place to start is: EWG Skin Deep Database, run by The Environmental Working Group.
Don't Keep Ignoring Your Labels - 
It Is Only A Matter of Time Before Your Body Reacts.

Please take a moment to click over to EWG's database look up the products you have in your home to see how harmful they are to your body. Then, make a change. Because you should have informed consent on what you're putting on your body and on the bodies of your family members that more likely than not will end up absorbed into your blood stream.

Body wash... shampoo... conditioner... lotion... serums... face wash... foundation.... lipstick... eye shadow... eye and brow pencils... hairspray... nail polish...

So many every day products!!! Its no wonder the average American is exposed to over 80 harmful ingredients BEFORE BREAKFAST.

Most of these ingredients end up bio accumulating, which means they never leave our bodies! HOWEVER, studies have shown that if you stop slathering your body with them, after approximately 3 days your body will start to clear them out!

Stop using products with harmful ingredients so you can live happier & healthier:
  •   STOP STRUGGLING TO LOSE WEIGHT. When your body doesn't know what to do with a chemical, it stores it in your fat cells as a method to "deal with it later." This creates stubborn fat that disables us from being able to trim down through exercise.
  •  CHILL OUT. Do you ever panic over not knowing why your panicking? Chances are your body is overloaded and is signaling you for help!
  •  STOP BEING A SLAVE TO WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW. When you cut these ingredients out of your life, you give your body a chance to do what it does best: expel them and heal itself. Support your body, and your body will support you.
Thankfully, some of these chemicals are fully in your control to avoid! You can choose what you use while in the shower, which makeup and skincare to put on your skin, what you eat, and what you use to clean your home.

It's not all doom and gloom... we (thankfully) have choices... but first, a quick warning:
Don't be caught in a lie... know your brand!
"Greenwashing" is a major problem... companies claiming to be beneficial, organic, and healthy to use, but still use harmful ingredients (like parabens) because it is legal. Don't fall victim to their marketing. 

In fact, "organic" doesn't even have to be 100% organic! And "natural" has no actual definition outside of "not completely of synthetic origins" when it comes to the eyes of the FDA and FTC!​

Keep one thing in mind: YOU are responsible for your health and wellbeing. You need to be an informed consumer so you can protect your family and yourself. Know the brand you're considering purchasing from. How much do they care about your health? You'll know based on their transparency and ingredients list (if they even provide one).
YOU DESERVE BETTER!!
It is time to do something about it!
Thats why I've partnered up with Beautycounter
 there are a few companies working hard to create safe skincare products and to change the industry.

In my searching, I found an incredible mom-owned company making some serious waves across the cosmetic and personal care industry. I fell in love with their dedication to providing products that perform as we all hope skincare and cosmetics would, coupled with their dedication to using company profits to lobby congress for strict safety laws and actual governmental regulation. 

I think you will love them too. Why? Because they test every batch of every product to ensure safety, quality, and that there is no contamination. If a product doesn't measure up to their safety standards, it is returned to the manufacturing plant, and not allowed to reach their customers.

You don't have to (and shouldn't need to)sacrifice performance for safety!
BEAUTYCOUNTER offers the Perfect Compromise to skincare and cosmetic Performance & Safety

Beautycounter is dedicated to product performance, as much as they are to product safety. After trying numerous non-toxic cosmetic brands and DIY recipes, I can tell you that this combination of non-toxic ingredients and products that actually work is extremely rare.
 
Beauty Counter really has done their research, making the task of avoiding toxic ingredients easier for you! They created a "NEVER LIST" which they promise to never use 1,500 toxic ingredients, with a mission "to get safe products into the hands of everyone." This is a company comprised of humanists. They care about the well-being of their customers and the Earth as they continue to challenge themselves to source their products from sustainable sources.

Some natural cosmetic brands use only 100% organic ingredients, and most DIY recipes use common kitchen herbs and spices. This is as pure as makeup can get, but I've found the performance really isn't that great... the whole point of wearing makeup isn't for it to fade or wipe off before your next bathroom break. 
While Beautycounter uses both synthetic and organic ingredients, they are all put through 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 to ensure all ingredients used are proven to be safe.

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 with performance comparable to the luxurious brands I used to purchase from department stores... except, Beautycounter's products are void of all the harsh chemicals. My skin has honestly never looked better! (Even my rosacea has disappeared!)

We use Beautycounter’s children’s and adult hair care, baby products, face wash, moisturizer, masks, mists, and all the make-up. I have yet to use a Beautycounter product that I didn’t love!
My Favorite Products We Use Every Day
The Countermatch Collection
Day lotion, eye cream, intense serum, and night cream that feel great to apply and is designed to adapt to your skin's needs.
The Flawless In 5 Collection
This has the Tint skin foundation, a concealer pen, a eye shadow duo, an eyebrow pencil, mascara, and a lip gloss all customizable in one package... everything you need for quick makeup
Sugar Body Scrub
A luxurious sugar scrub that is way better than all the DIY recipes I've tried.
Sun Protect Stick
Made with non-nano zinc oxide, lightweight, water-resistant sunscreen. It comes in a convenient stick, which is perfect for families on the go and won't melt in your purse or car!
Enjoy a 60 Day Guarantee - no questions asked. 
If you don't like what you buy, you may return it for a full refund or exchange for something else.
3 Ways To Buy:
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Become a customer and start swapping out your cosmetic and skincare products to safe, non-toxic versions from Beautycounter.

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$85 fee to receive:
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YOU Deserve Safer Products!
Invest in yourself, your health, and your well-being by shopping for and using products proven to be safe... not just falling for clever marketing ploys.
"What you put on and in your body matters! When you choose healthy, toxin-free alternatives to the popular chemical-laden options, your life changes. Using safer products allows you to achieve much more throughout your life since your body isn't constantly needing to recover from unnecessary toxin exposure"
- Nicole Graber
P.S. 
If you are just as outraged as me with how much crap there is in common everyday products in the majority of our community's households, I have no doubt that you would LOVE to join our mission helping spread the word about how everyone needs to use safer products to maximize their well-being. 
Join Our Mission: Become A Consultant
Should you choose to join us on our mission to help people replace toxic personal care products with safer alternatives, you'll enjoy some perks of being a consultant with my team:

- Save 25% off your own orders 
- Exclusive support from our team leaders
- 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 run a successful business based on your own personal lifestyle and needs!

To become a consultant:
1. Click the link below, and then click the option "Join as a Consultant."
2. 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 Nicole Graber in the first and last name section. This way I can share our fantastic team resources with you!
3. 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.
4. Finish the enrollment page and place your order.
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