What’s a Clean Beauty Advocate?
A clean beauty advocate is a person who supports the clean beauty movement by educating others on the harmful ingredients that are legally lurking in personal care products.
Did you know?
The United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938.
There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today. Many don’t have any safety data.
This is particularly true of those used in the skin care and beauty industry.
In the United States, women of color suffer from a higher incidence of chronic diseases that have been linked to exposure to toxic chemicals.
We shouldn't have to compromise our health and safety to feel beautiful.
I have many reasons for being a part of Beautycounter's mission to get safer products into the hands of everyone.
I’m a Clean Beauty Advocate because…
...the beauty industry I've been a part of for over 20 years needs serious reform that considers the safety of those who use personal care products worldwide. Laws need to change.
...I lost 3 friends to cancer last year.
...the complications of toxins in personal care products can be as serious as cancer, autoimmune disease, infertility, and many more.
...I discovered my thyroid condition was environmentally induced.
...1 in 3 children will be diagnosed with one of the four A's: autism, asthma, ADHD, and allergies and some cases are due to exposure to harmful chemicals in common products.
...my son has been diagnosed with two of the "A's," autism and allergies, which could have been due to environmental chemical exposure.
...in the United States, women of color suffer from a higher incidence of chronic diseases that have been linked to exposure to toxic chemicals. I am a woman of color, so this issue hits home for me.
...I'm up for the challenge to advocate for safer beauty laws.
...I want to make a significant social impact by educating and empowering others with knowledge to make safer choices.
...we shouldn't have to compromise our health and safety for beauty.
...I'm willing to stand up for you until you’re ready to stand beside me.
We have to become advocates for our families and ourselves. Together we can lead the change.
Make sure to check out my wellness, beauty, and lifestyle journal, “Goodness Greenish”. Follow me as I share my findings while navigating my way toward living a greener and cleaner life in every aspect. I’m not striving for the impossible; I’m just trying to do better. Making peace with progress because perfection doesn't exist.
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