Cleaning Up my Skincare
Alright, now that I know what is wrong with my stomach and I know how to fix it I have been on a mission to have clear skin the natural way. I don’t need a mask, treatment anything I want to improve my skin without Toxic Chemicals. My diet alone has made a vast improvement. Living a wheat free, mostly dairy free (I still love Cheese and Vegan Cheese doesn’t have the variety for my passion for yummy gourmet cheese and I need to detox, seriously). Wasn’t it till I had watched a documentary on Whats up with wheat? It was eye opening, and I suggest that you check it out if you are wondering why this Gluten-Intolerance, Wheat Allergy is becoming an epidemic.
Wheat effecting my skin too
I learned a lot about digestion and gut health but what shocked me was that we produce so much wheat in America that we are putting it in everything and that includes skincare and hygienic products. Have you ever notice a skincare labeled “wheat free?” I didn’t until I found out that it is in our skincare products and yes, it’s not a given that is wheat-free. Wheat is in so many products that American’s consume and if you have an allergy like me the products I eat and use on a daily basis can be making me sick and symptoms that I have been dealing with for over eight years can be irritated or worse.
What’s in that?
Several weeks after adding another concern to my household management such as “What’s in everything?” I found a Beauty Counter Rep, Heather Chivinski. After speaking with her, I just knew that I had to take the Beauty Counter 5 Day Challenge. Beauty Counter is a somewhat new MLM, that I am not apart of nor am I receiving any commission from the company but their skincare is what interested me, and I thought I would share. I have a history of MLM for five years, so I respect the hard work and efforts and try to shop small in all that I do especially during the Holiday Season. I remember having to host several parties to pay for Christmas’.
The Never List
Now, I am doing my research on this allergy friendly skincare, and I will be exploring other skincare companies throughout November but as far as I know Beauty Counter is the only safer skincare MLM that I have come across. According to Beauty Counter and their safety statement, they’re
“committed to a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what is legally required in the United States. Our Never List is made up of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals that we never use as ingredients in our products. This includes the over 1,400 chemicals banned or restricted in personal care products by the European Union, plus additional chemicals screened by Beautycounter and found to be of concern.
While all of our ingredients are sourced with a higher standard of safety and quality in mind, it is well recognized — and accepted by regulatory authorities around the world — that incidental, trace levels of a chemical may inadvertently be introduced into a cosmetic product due to the complexities of the supply chain and manufacturing process. At Beautycounter, we work incredibly hard to minimize — but unfortunately, can’t eliminate — the potential that a product may contain trace levels of a chemical from our Never List”
In past when I explored the Toxic Intake affecting weight loss I wrote about the American Standards and protection or lack thereof when it comes to skincare. It’s nice that they’re skincare companies that despite what the law allows are taking extra precautions to protect their customers. I appreciate the effort so that I don’t have to add another concern such as which of the 1500 chemicals are in my lotion that I put on my skin and takes less than 20 seconds to be absorbed into my bloodstream.
My 5 Day Challenge
The challenge was simple I was to use the Beauty Counter Product Day and Night for five days. Well, I say it is easy, but I am not used to skincare both day and night. I know that I should, but I am not going to lie I am lazy at night, and it doesn’t always happen, so it was a slight challenge, but the results were worth it.
What did I think?
I thought that the cleanser was so gentle and made my face feel like silk. I was equally impressed with the hydration cream. Since I workout almost daily I look for a facial moisturizer that is not too thick and won’t cause any clogged pores. My skin also had no flair ups while on the product. The eye cream was something that I particularly like because of my seasonal allergies, lack of sleep and although I hate to admit it age. I have bags it’s a lovely gift from my mother. Never thought about using eye cream until recently. This stuff is amazing even when I was dead tired there was a very noticeable difference!! I believe that this is a contender in my new skincare line. I will be exploring a few others this month but thought that Beauty Counter fit all my needs for junk free, allergy friendly, easy maintenance skincare.
Do you see the difference five days made? I promise no filters.