This blog post provides education about Sunscreen safety, and shares about Beautycounter’s Memorial Day special.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
To celebrate, Beautycounter is offering a FREE Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Mist and Lotion ($35 value) with every purchase over $125 US. ($150 CAD to receive a Mist and a Hydrate Body Lotion).
The offer is good May 22nd through May 28th at 11:59pm PST. Quantities are limited. Take advantage of this deal!!
Have You Switched to Safer Sunscreen?
You may have seen in the news that the safety of Chemical Sunscreen is being questioned. According to ABC News:
“The FDA announced Thursday that it has proposed a rule to declare mineral sunscreen ingredients as safe, specifically zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. The agency said 12 other chemicals commonly used in sunscreens need more research to determine if they can be officially listed as safe, including oxybenzone and octinoxate.” You can read the full article here.
Check your sunscreen for these harmful chemicals, if you haven’t switched to Beautycounter’s Safer Mineral Sunscreen!!
Chemical Sunscreens are technically sun filters. The vast majority of sunscreens on the market contain chemical sunscreen ingredients like avobenzone, oxybenzone or octocrylene. They’re called sun filters because they absorb the sun’s UV energy and release it back into the air as heat. They are popular because they provide easy, transparent blendability into the skin. But, at Beautycounter, we prohibit chemical filters due to their potential for skin irritation.
In this image, you can see that energy from the sun is absorbed into body.
Mineral Sunscreens (physical sunscreens) are Beautycounter’s preferred sunscreen technology. Physical particles of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide sit on the surface of the skin and scatter or reflect sun’s rays away. Mineral sunscreens are great for people with sensitive skin.
In this image, you can see that the energy from the sun is reflected off the body.
Beautycounter added two new products to its Countersun Collection! The collection includes a lotion, mist, sunstick, tinted mists and after-sun cooling gel!!
Tinted Mineral Mist – Formulated with non-nano zinc oxide and California Poppy, this innovative physical SPF 30 formula provides an effective shield from UVA and UVB rays while the tint helps camouflage imperfections and even skin tone. It provides a natural finish for darker skin tones and reduced chalky cast. It is also great for paler skin tones that want to get glowing ahead of the beach day. Think of this like makeup for the body that also smells amazing! Shades: Light/Medium and Medium/Deep
Aftersun Cooling Gel – This essential after-sun gel cools on contact to help soothe skin irritation and boost hydration with a safer, lightweight formula. With aloe, sea kelp, and California Poppy extract, the formula helps calm skin after a day in the sun. The tropical smell of this gel is amazing! It reminds me of the old school Hawaiian Tropic oil!!
Safer for Humans & for Corals
The chemical ingredients in sunscreens are harmful to human health. They are also harmful to corals and other living organisms. To protect corals, Hawaii recently passed a law banning chemical sunscreens. (This is not yet in effect.)
Beautycounter’s Countersun products are safe. For you, for your children, and for corals.
I Love These Products
And I’m not the only one. They win awards for safety, efficacy, and customer appeal.
I feel proud to represent this stellar company. They take care of their customers, providing safer beauty products for them. While also taking care of the environment and of everyone involved along the supply chain. Beautycounter is a B Corp, (which requires all of the above).
The products work and are luxurious. Safety and products to love at the same time! It can be done. Throughout the entire personal care and beauty industries.
Beautycounter advocates with the United States and Canadian legislatures to pass legislation increasing safety and labeling standards for products that are available to everyone through their local stores. This is a huge deal. For you, for your children, and for the environment. Even if you never purchase a single Beautycounter product.
I actually started using makeup! This was a never-do for me. I considered this only because I feel 100% safe using these products.
If you plan to spend $125 or more today ($150CDN), or if you will order regularly, consider Band of Beauty.
Join for $29 for a year, no auto-renewal or strings attached. It’s our way of saying thank you to our loyal clients!
You get 10% back in product credit on all orders, and FREE shipping on orders over $100USD ($125CDN)!
You will receive a FREE Band of Beauty Membership gift of Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion ($39 value). With a purchase of at least $50 ($75CDN).
If you spend $125 or more today ($150CDN), you will receive the Memorial Day special gift of FREE Countersun Products ($35 value).
Thank you for choosing safer products and supporting our movement for better beauty. If you need help deciding on the perfect products for your skin type, please contact me. It is my pleasure serving you.