If you are an ingredient conscious consumer, BEAUTYCOUNTER is for you.
At Beautycounter, we’re committed to a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what’s required by U.S. law: We’ve banned the use of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals through our "THE NEVER LIST”—all while ensuring our products perform and that they’re as indulgent as any other luxe shampoo, lipstick, or oil in the market.
Facts you may not know about the $600 Billion Beauty and Personal Care Industry
The United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938.
Decades of studies indicate that serious health issues (including but not limited to asthma, cancer, and infertility) are on the rise and are due in some part to our ongoing exposure to toxic chemicals—whether it’s in the shower, on our commute, while we eat lunch at a local restaurant, or when we clean our kitchens at home.
There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today. Many don’t have any safety data. This is particularly true of those used in the skin care and beauty industry.
What’s worse is that the Food and Drug Administration (the agency that regulates cosmetics in the United States) allows companies to use chemicals known to be extremely harmful in the products we put on our bodies and on our kids’ bodies every single day, day after day, and to make their own judgments about safety.
Over the past two decades, the European Union has banned more than 1,300 chemicals in the product formulas of personal care products & restricted the levels of over 250 more in such products.
The United States has only partially banned 30 to date.