I wanted to share with you why I believe in Beautycounter, but first let’s quickly take it back to 2003 when I was just a youngin’ in High School. I had a part time job, was in a couple sports, and more than anything was lucky that I barely ever broke out (considering I was a teenager). Then in college I took on a few part time jobs, maxed out my class credit load, and financially supported myself…which meant the blemishes started to appeared at least once a month (but again, not terrible). Now, fast forward to 2012 when I moved to North Carolina and started my business. Well, let’s just say my face took a turn for the worse….
Yes, it was mostly due to working too much (stress) and eating terribly (I was broke and lived off daily PB&Js, pop-tarts, and sandwiches). I honestly didn’t know what the heck was going on with my face…so that is when I became a product junkie. I didn’t have much money, but I was willing to try anything to make my face better, from ProActive, various masks, Clarins, manuka honey, Clinique, Arbonne, you name it, I probably tried it. BUT, nothing ever really worked and my breakouts got worse and worse.
Overall my face would go in spells, depending on my work load and my eating. Then about 8 months ago I vowed to drink more water and workout about 5-6 days a week and I saw some changes with my skin (because duh, healthy food and water will always do your body good), but stress would still affect me.
Then I splurged and bought BeautyCounter when it was at Target and thought why the hell not, I’ve tried everything else. I started to realize something, my big blemishes (you know, the ones that felt dime size under your skin) were appearing less and less. Not only that, but for some miracle the face wash and lotions lasted me months…which is rare for a girl who sometimes has to wash her face 3 times a day. Then I started learning more about it because I knew it was a more ‘organic and natural’ brand..but I didn’t quite realize how serious that was until I did way more research.
I got pissed. No freaking wonder why my skin wasn’t getting better, just about everything I used was packed with ingredients that literally have research proving it can cause skin issues, effect the reproductive system, DNA damage, and even cancer. And you know what made me even more upset, is that my beautiful 4 year old niece and tiny 5 month old nephew could have that shit soaking into their skin. My sis is actually pretty good with using mostly Honest products…but there is so much out there that is not banned that we don’t even think of.
With that being said, I decided to join Beautycounter..as a consultant. Never ever would I think I’d be a consultant for anything like this because I’ll be honest, I really do not have time for it as I have enough on my plate in terms of work and income. BUT, when something like this has not only made a difference for me and my skin, but more importantly it is creating a movement to fight for congress to regulate the beauty industry. Because…
The United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938.
And that my friends is messed up.
I’ve used about 10 of their products to make sure I really can stand behind it (and how it works for me) before sharing with you..and friends, it has actually worked for me (insert praise emoji)! For those who are wanting to give it a try you can check out my FAVORITES HERE or take a peek around the site here www.BeautyCounter.com and ask me any questions you may have! P.S. I still have a few samples so reach out if you want to try it before buying it!