We assume that the skincare and makeup products that we buy and tested and safe. Everything is regulated in the United States, right? Well, you might be surprised to learn that the US has not passed a significant law regulating the beauty and skincare industry since the 1930s. So companies can put almost whatever they want in their products. So we end up with unsafe products that contain carcinogens and hormone disrupting chemicals.

The European Union has banned more than 1500 chemicals, while the US has banned only about 30. And only about 10% of the 10,000 chemicals commonly found in personal care products have safety data. The USDA allows chemicals like lead, formaldehyde, and phthalates, which are known to be harmful.

Beautycounter is a safer skincare company with a simple mission: Get safer skincare into the hands of everyone.

What we put on our skin matters. Our skin is our biggest organ and it absorbs everything and passes it into the bloodstream. That’s why nicotine and hormone patches work. So every chemical we put on our skin goes into our blood. Some of them cause cancer, some disrupt our delicate hormone balance. As I learned about this in nutrition school, I knew that I needed to have a safer alternative to offer my friends, family, and clients.

I chose Beautycounter because I believe in the company’s mission, and I love their products. These are safer products that feel luxurious and work wonders. Learn more and take a look at the products by clicking the button at the top of this page.

Women should never have to compromise their health in the name of beauty.
— Gregg Renfrew, Beautycounter Founder and CEO