I was absolutely floored.
You see, while I was busy focusing on healing my mind and cleaning up my diet, I was countering those healthy efforts by slathering toxins on my skin. And I had no idea.
Did you know that it’s legal in the U.S. to sell personal care products that contain harmful chemicals linked to cancer and other serious health problems?
Did you know that the United States has not passed a Federal law regulating the ingredients in our beauty products since 1938?
Did you know that the European Union has banned over 1400 ingredients from personal care products while the U.S. has banned only 30?
I didn't. Until now.
After I got past the shock and anger, I decided to do what was in my power to change things. I joined the Beautycounter movement.
Beautycounter's goal is to get safer personal care products into the hands of everyone. It's working on getting legislation passed to protect us from harmful chemicals in the beauty products we use every day.
80% of ingredients in beauty products have never been tested for safety. Even more troubling, chemicals linked to breast cancer, learning disabilities, infertility, and other health issues are allowed in the products we use every day.
Decades of studies indicate that serious health issues 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 a local restaurant, or when we clean our kitchens at home.
I joined Beautycounter to help spread the word about this serious problem, to spur change in the personal care industry, and to feel good using cosmetics and skin care that are both safe and high performing. I'm so proud to rep this company that helps us feel beautiful every day without sacrificing our health.
At Beautycounter, 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 moisturizer, lipstick or facial mask in the market. Watch this short video to learn why I am so proud to be a part of this company.
So what are the products like?
I can honestly say they're comparable to the high-end department store brands I used to use (but without the harmful chemicals). Beautycounter is just as dedicated to product performance as it is to product safety. This combination is extremely rare. And I think you'll be as impressed as I am.
Here are a few of my favorite Beautycounter products that I use on the regular:
And here are 3 ways to support Beautycounter's important social mission
Start swapping out your beauty products to safer versions from Beautycounter. Remember, we vote with our dollars, so consumer demand WILL change the marketplace.
Your $29 Annual Membership Includes:
- 15% back in product credit to be used on future purchases
- Free shipping on orders of $100+
- A free welcome gift
- Exclusive product offers
*Make sure you select "Sahar Aker" as your consultant. I offer great support and special offers for my members.
- Share the mission as a part time passion project or full time career
- Be a voice for change
- Save 25% on your own orders
Some consultants earn a full time income; others do it as a side-hustle to share their passion and supplement their income. It can be whatever you want it to be!
Beautycounter is a direct retail company with no requirements to spend a minimum amount on products each 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're growing fast!
Our team is amazing! It has tons of support, motivation, and community. We'll coach you on how to educate others and run a successful business!
- Click the "Become a Consultant" button below and follow the instructions to create your account. It will say "Choose a Mentor" and give you an option that should default to "Sahar Aker." If it doesn’t, click "Select a Different Mentor" and put in "Sahar Aker."
- Add your Enrollment Kit to your cart – this is the required package for all Consultants. It includes marketing material, catalogs, and access to your own Beautycounter website.
- 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 also shop a la carte and enjoy 25% off immediately.
- Finish the enrollment page and place your order.
I've finally learned that if I don’t feel good physically, I don’t feel good mentally… and vice versa. I know that what I put in my body, what I put ON my body, and what I let myself think all matter. And I know that I deserve better. So do you.
Contact me if you have any questions about this important mission.