Safer beauty products are one way to have a healthier body. And that’s especially important for Lyme disease patients. I’ve asked Amy Kinne to share some information that can help you find better and safer beauty products. She shares her insights below.
Sadly, the United States has relatively few regulations that cover beauty and personal care products. In Europe, 1,400 harmful ingredients are banned from use in personal care products. In Canada, over 600 are banned. As of this year, only 30 are banned in the U.S., which is up from 11 last year. That’s it.
In addition, a major law governing the safety of personal care products has not been passed in the U.S. since 1938.
Gregg Renfrew found this unacceptable so she founded Beautycounter, which bans the use of 1,500 harmful or questionable ingredients in its products and sets the new standard for high-performance beauty products.
Beautycounter’s mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone and to that end holds its products to very strict safety standards and constantly screens for potentially harmful ingredients. The company is not only a movement for better beauty but also a supportive community that holds true its founding principles of integrity and transparency.Beautycounter is a four-year-old company that is leading the change by educating and advocating; we need as many voices as possible to help spread the word that we deserve safer personal care products.
Contact me for more information about how you can make a difference by advocating for change or voting with your shopping dollars by choosing safer products. I am proud to have been chosen as a representative to visit U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s office earlier this year to share my story and discuss the importance of the Personal Care Safety Act.