You really can have it all.

I have a hard time understanding why people are okay with using products that contain toxins and harmful chemicals. Actually, it infuriates me. I find it ridiculous that we are even being exposed to these toxins. What is the point?

Yes, I understand that sometimes passion can come off as kind of crazy, but seriously, y’all. This is a big deal. And I’m not quite sure that most people get it.

When you begin to research and look into everything you use,  you realize that nothing is actually safe. The food we eat is contimated. I mean, if you can even call it food. Flouride has been labeled as a neurotoxin. And then the products that we slap and lather all over our skin are filled with carcinogens, cancer causing chemicals, nanoparticles, chemicals that lower sperm count, chemicals that interrupt our hormones, chemicals that make people sick. Not a cold, sick, dying, no chance at life. This isn’t anything to take lightly. And to be honest, I used to say that I wasn’t trying to scare people, but the thing is, you should be scared.

I believe our problem begins because we think our government is here to protect us, well, I don’t buy that anymore. I used to. I still believe we live in the greatest country in the world, but that just means that everywhere else is worse.

Did you know that the European Union bans 1,300 of these harmful chemicals from their products. The United States bans 11. The last time that the personal care/beauty industry had a new law regulating this industry? 1938.

If that doesn’t make you mad, it should. There is no reason for these statistics to be true. Think about how much has changed since 1938. The cost of living, minimum wage, the car, the internet, medical care. Why are we still being regulated by laws that are so outdated?

These companies can get away with anything because there is so few regulations. They can take advantage of us and our mindset and throw words like “natural” or “fresh” or “safe” and really, they are just words. They don’t mean anything. Not to the companies, no, but to us, they mean money because we try so very hard to do better and make better choices. I cannot tell you how many times I have purchased something with the word “natural” on it over something that didn’t have the word thinking I was making a better decision.

Once you start diving head first into this information it can be overwhelming and it can be scary, and it should be. You should be scared. Did you know that our children’s generation is the first generation to live sicker and die younger than the generation before. Parents, this means that your kids may not outlive you. Can you imagine watching your child die? Can you imagine watching your child die knowing that it was because of the environment they have been exposed to?

This isn’t about beauty products and it’s certainly not about money. It’s about me knowing better and telling everyone I can because I don’t just deserve better, my children don’t just deserve better, we all deserve better.

Don’t believe me, look into it. Look into the facts. Learn about fluoride making you dumber. Ask yourself why there are parabens in your shampoo and in breast cancer tumors. Utilize organizations such as the EWG (Environmental Working Group) and let them help you start making better choices.

This is what I can tell you. Of course there has always been illness and death, but I truly believe that most of the sickness that we are exposing ourselves too is environmental. Fact: 1 in 2 Men and 1 in 3 Women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Do you seriously believe that genetics has changed that much over the last 50 years? No way! Once again, it’s what we expose ourselves too. It’s the food we eat and the products we use. Even your shower curtain can make you sick. It’s everywhere.

Why is there a sudden, almost epidemic like, growth of Autism, ADHD, Asthma? Again, do you honestly believe that it just happened one day? I don’t. But we can’t fix what we don’t know. We have to look out for ourselves. We can’t assume that someone else will take care of us because they won’t. They don’t.

I believe that we were created just the way we needed to be. We aren’t born with illness or disease. Even if a child is diagnosed at a young age with something terrible it’s not because they were made that way, we now know that there are over 200 harmful chemicals found in a newborn’s cord blood, You want to know why? My guess is the products that pregnant women slather all over themselves that are marketed to be safe probably aren’t as safe as they claim.

Seriously, start thinking about this. This isn’t a trend. This is your life we are talking about.

We aren’t sitting here making allegations. This real. This is what it looks like to live these days. Help get the word out. Help Beautycounter by supporting me and help us take this all the way to Washington. We deserve better. Not some of us. Not the ones who can afford it, but ALL OF US.

Beautycounter has an amazing team. They know what they are doing. Our team has personally been affected by these environmental caused illnesses and they are putting their foot down and demanding better.

Of course, we at Beautycounter would love it if people only used and purchased Beautycounter, but we realize that’s never going to happen. But what we want is to spark change. We want our children to be able to go into any store whether it’s a high end retailer like Nordstrom’s or the CVS on the corner and we want our children not to have to worry about the products they are buying because every ingredient will be listed and every company will soon adhere to our standards.

We do more than any other company out there. We take a step further. Not only do we ban the 1,300 harmful chemicals that the European Union bans, and not only to we ban the 11 that the US bans, but we have even more ingredients that we have put on our ‘Never List’ and so Beautycounter actually bans over 1,500 of these nasty toxins. We believe we have the strictest ingredient selection process in the industry and our products deliver the results you are looking for. For so long, women have been asked to choose between safety and beauty, not anymore. You really can have it all.

If you would like more information about Beautycounter or if you have any questions, I would love to talk. Feel free to email me at Lefalber@gmail.com. Let me help you make better choices!

Also, be sure to visit my website http://www.laurenfalber.beautycounter.com and let me know what I can get you started with!

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