In my nutrition counseling, I encourage my clients to think, “If you don’t know what an ingredient is, your body won’t either.” In choosing skincare, it’s a little bit more complicated, because many of the ingredients may easily be naturally foreign to us. In knowing that our skin is our largest organ and absorbs toxins from anything we choose to apply, I decided to look for some answers and support. Here are some simple facts:
- The United States has not passed a federal law governing the cosmetics industry since 1938.
- The US has banned or restricted only 11 ingredients to date, while the European Union has banned close to 1,400.
- Beautycounter has banned over 1,500 ingredients from our products.