Hi there! I’m Julia. Like many of you, I want to look good and feel good. I love makeup, skincare, and being healthy. Often, those don’t go together. I had no idea that when I applied sunscreen, lotion, shampoo and dozens of other products that I use daily, that I was applying toxic chemicals directly to my skin. In addition, some of these chemicals can get absorbed into our bloodstream.
I honestly never questioned the safety of my skincare until recently. I always assumed we lived in highly regulated country, so the products I am using must be safe. I was surprised to learn that companies are allowed to use known toxins — ingredients that have been linked to cancer, reproductive issues, and hormone disruption — without testing or even disclosing these ingredients to us! The personal care industry, there are very minimal regulations. Seems crazy, right? For those of us who are already working hard to stay healthy and full of energy, we certainly don’t need our skincare working against us!
Luckily, I’ve landed on a brand that I think you’ll love. There are some great companies working hard to create safe skincare products and to change the industry. These products work just as well or better than the department store brands we have grown to love! This is makeup and skincare that keeps you looking gorgeous and is good for you with the connivence of the department store brands!
However, let’s be honest: this is not the brand for everyone. If you’re someone who is happy with you conventional brands, then keep on keeping on. No judgement here.
I’m mainly talking to those who read food labels, invest in organic food and care about what goes into your body. If that’s you, then this is going to be your jam.
For those of you ready to step up your game, get ready to make safer choices and look good while doing it!
YES! You read that correct! 1938!
Are you as shocked by this as I am?
and wait for it…
Only about 10% of the 10,000 chemicals commonly found in personal care products have safety data!
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 makeup. Think of all the young girls that apply makeup daily or even multiple times a day?!
Decades of studies indicate that serious health issues (including, but not limited to asthma, learning disabilities, cancer and infertility) are on the rise, and 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 local restaurant, or when we clean our kitchens at home.
What’s worse is the Food and Drug Administration (the agency that regulates cosmetics) allows companies to use chemicals known to be extremely harmful (lead, formaldehyde, and phthalates) in the products we put on our bodies and on our children every single day, day after day.
WE DESERVE BETTER!
WELCOME TO BEAUTYCOUNTER
It’s time to do something about it and this is why I have partnered with Beautycounter.
At Beuatycounter, we’ve banned more than 1,500 ingredients setting a new health and safety standard — all while ensuring our products perform, and that they're as indulgent as any luxe shampoo, lipstick or oil in the market. I didn’t only fall in love with Beautycounter because their products are safe and high performing, but I wanted to work with a company that is working towards real change, Beaytycounter is dedicated to making changes on the legislative level and creating a safe skin care movement. they are taking action in Washington and working to reform the current laws, in hopes that other skin care companies will follow their strict safety guidelines, They also work very closely to support 3 nonprofit organizations that are doing great work to reduce our amount of chemical exposure. Watch this short video to learn why I am so proud to be a part of this company.
Now let’s talk about some of the products!
Beautycounter is dedicates to product performance, just as much as they are to product safety. After trying countless nontoxic cosmetic brands, I can tell you that this combination of safe ingredients and products that work is extremely rare.
Some natural cosmetic brands use only 100% organic ingredients. This is as pure as makeup can get, but often, the performance is lacking. While Beautycounter uses both synthetic and organic ingredients, they never compromise on the safety of the ingredients. Beautycounter has developed 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.
Every single Beautycounter product is listed on EWG’s Skindeep database, which is my go-to resource for researching product safety!
These products work extremely well and are comparable to the luxurious brands I was using from department stores and high-end spas. Except, they are void of all harsh chemicals. My skin has honestly never looked better!
I use Beautycounter’s Nourishing Skincare line, face oils, the shampoo and conditioner, charcoal soap and mask, and all the makeup. I haven’t tried a Beautycounter product that I haven’t loved!
Here are a few of my favorite Beautycounter products that I use daily!
3 ways to get involved with Beautycounter
1 BECOME A CUSTOMER
Become a customer and start swapping out your beauty products and cosmetics to safe, non-toxic versions from Beautycounter. Consumer demand WILL change the marketplace!
2 BECOME A BAND OF BEAUTY MEMBER
$29 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES:
-15% back in product credit to be used on future purchases
- Free shipping off orders of $100 or more
- Receive a welcome gift (a free product that varies each month)
- Exclusive product offers
*Make sure you select “Julia Telfer” as your consultant. I offer great support and gift to my members.
3 ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR MISSION AND READY TO BE A VOICE FOR CHANGE?
Join as a consultant and save 25% off your own orders and take advantage of the opportunity to earn some additional income by educating others about the skin care industry and how to make safer choices. Become a voice for change!!
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, we do not require that you spend a minimum amount on products every month. We have a low start-up fee of $85 (which I will help you earn right back!).
This is the right time to join Beautycounter! WE are growing fast! Most consultants are the first in their area and are able to build their business and spread word quickly!
We offer tons of support on our team and we will coach you on how to educate others and run a successful business!
HOW TO GET STARTED
- Click the “Become a Consultant” button below, enter your email and other requires information to create your account. It will say Choose a Mentor and give you an option that should default to “Julia Telfer”. If it doesn’t, click “Select a Different Mentor” and enter Julia Telfer in the first and last name corresponding sections.
- Add your Enrollment Kit into your cart — this is the package they require you to purchase if you want to be consultant. It includes marketing material and catalogs.
- You can choose to add one of the special Enrollment product packages to your shopping cart. These are deeply discounted, but not required. You can shop a la carte and enjoy 25% off immediately.
- Finish the enrollment page and place your order.
As many of you now, I am very passionate about eating a healthy, nourishing diet void of toxins and inspiring others to do the same. Changing out my personal care products was naturally the next step for me. It’s hard to un-know something once you know it, so I dove in headfirst. I am thrilled to have discovered a brand that I love, trust and can really stand behind!
The process of switching to more natural products is a slow adventure. Lately I have hit the jackpot of AH-MAZING beauty and skin care products. My wonderful friend and blogger Krissy from Krissy's Makeup Nook informed me about a sample offered by Annmarie Gianni Skin Care! Normally the sample cost $10 but for this one day the fee was waived. I believe it was a one day offer to promote better-for-you skin care.