Shop One, Share One

We’re excited to introduce our new Shop One, Share One initiative for the 2017 holiday season! With every purchase of the Glow and Go Mini Oils gift set ($28 USD/$34 CAD), we’re donating one to patients at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCLA Fights Cancer) —a trailblazing destination for research, education, and patient care. (Up to 5,000 sets.) Please spread the word so we can all help as many people as possible!

My personal goal is 100 of these in October–can you help me!? These oils sell for $68 full-sized and are our flagship product that we literally launched with! Our #1 Oil won this year’s Best of Beauty Award, #2 Oil has been a top selling anti-aging product from the start of Beautycounter and #3 is my go to to keep breakouts at bay. ONLY $28!!! This is the perfect gift for your sister, best friend, stocking stuffer, hostess gift! 

Shop here: http://bit.ly/2yQvwKX

Gratitude: A Study of Psalms

So we all know that the holiday season is fast approaching. 

(Anyone else having a hard time believing September is almost over?!)

I don’t know about you, but every year I try to go into the holidays grateful. I want to be thankful and have a heart full of gratitude.

But then life happens, and while I am grateful some of the time, I find myself in a season of comparison and ungratefulness. 

So I’ve been praying about it.

Praying how i can get my heart into the right place before heading into this season. 

And, well, the answer has always been in front of me. Or on the nightstand next to my bed. Or lying on my bookshelf.

(Hint: It’s my bible.)

So I’m inviting you to join me, starting October 2nd, for a 10 day study in gratitude. 

We’ll focus most of our attention in Psalms, but of course, we know it doesn’t just begin and end there. 

This study will solely be online and I encourage you to invite a friend. (Or ten.)

While we wait for our time together to begin, I would ask for your prayers. 

Because I’m not always sure I know what I’m doing, but apparently He does. And so I am choosing to trust Him. 

After all, His will, not mine.

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Hard to believe the holidays are right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t even thought about starting my shopping. 

Let me make it easy on you, though. Beautycounter has come out with some incredible holiday gift sets, seriously, we have something for everyone on your list. 

Not only do these gift sets come gift wrapped (and it’s stunning!) but they ship for just $5. (Guys! I’m talking to you. 😉) Plus you can order easily from my website www.beautycounter.com/laurenfalber and if you shop my ‘Holiday Preview & Open House‘ social, you’ll have a chance to win a FREE Full-Size Product of your choice at the end of the month. A little something for them, a little something for you. 

Need help deciding on the perfect gift? I’d love to make some recommendations. Or if you’re local, let’s get together over a cup of hot chocolate so you can check out these gorgeous holiday gift sets in person. I promise you are going to fall in love! I did! 

XXOO! Happy shopping!

 
  Rose Neroli Body Oil, $78
  Travel Body Collection, $48  
Sheer & Shimmer Collection, $58

 
Jet-Set Bag Collection, $80  
  Day-to-Night Lip Gloss Collection, $45

Hand Cream Collection, 5-Pack, $65

 

Pool Days

Well, I hope you enjoyed your long, holiday, kick-off to Summer, weekend.

If you’re anything like me, you found yourself spending most of the weekend sitting by the pool.

Be to sure keep your skin moisturized with Beautycounter’s Enrich Body Butter, $36.

Leaves my skin looking and feeling incredible, no matter how many hours I spend outside.

Never greasy, a little goes a long way, and it’s completely safe. Not full of harmful toxins like most other products.

Once again, proving that safe can be beautiful too.

XXOO!

New Gift Set Available!

The Smoky Eye Collection $95 available at laurenfalber.beautycounter.com
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All eyes will be on her this season. This eye, cheek, and lip collection creates a modern take on a classic look, perfect for every holiday occasion.

Set Includes: Color Shade Eye Duo in Fawn/Night, Color Outline Eye Pencil in Black, Color Sweep Blush Duo in Bloom/Tulip, Lip Sheer in Nude

Our gift sets are prewrapped in our chic signature wrapping for your convenience.

And remember to get your orders in by 11am 12/17 to ensure delivery by 12/25 for a flat rate of $5!

Today is the Last Day!

Today is the last day to take advantage of Beautycounter’s amazing Black Friday Promo!

Spend a $150+ and receive a FREE full size Countertime Nourishing Cleansing Balm. This is one of my favorite products and it is one of my best sellers!
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Also, remember the next person to purchase the Countertime Collection ($295) will receive a FREE balm, FREE Lustro Face Oil #2, and a FREE Beautycounter pouch! (Pouch and Oil will ship separately and on a later date).
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This is such an incredible offer. You won’t want to miss out on this!

Don’t forget, Beautycounter has some amazing gift sets available that come gift wrapped for free too. So you can shop for your friends and family and keep the balm for yourself!
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Shop and order directly at http://www.laurenfalber.beautycounter.com

How Can I KNOW Beautycounter Products are the Safest Available?

Q: How can I KNOW Beautycounter products are the safest available?

A: Behind the Science

The formulas behind Beautycounter skincare and cosmetics are the result of extensive research and innovative thinking. Together with Mia Davis, our Head of Health and Safety, and likeminded chemists at leading cosmetics labs in California, Texas, and Michigan, our product development team works to continually create safe, effective and desirable products for you and your family.

The Ingredient Selection Process

Every ingredient that goes into a Beautycounter is chosen with intent.
After eliminating the 1,300 ingredients banned or restricted by the European Union, the 11 that are banned in the U.S., and the dozens on our own Never List, we consider each ingredient individually, asking ourselves: Is it safe? What do we know about it? Do we need it? Will it make the product better?

The Ingredient Screen

Our stringent and comprehensive Ingredient Screen ensures ingredients are systemically evaluated using several important environmental health endpoints (i.e. carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity, mutagenicity, skin and organ irritation).
Our Ingredient Screen is based on the Clean Production Action GreenScreen, a tool utilized by manufacturers, non-governmental organizations, and the government to compare chemical hazards and identify safer alternatives. Our Screen also takes into account even the very low dose exposures that are common with cosmetics.

Gathering Data

We consult with scientists and industry leaders working to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals, and to develop safer, green chemicals from the start. Our health and safety team collects for data and information from many sources, including:

· CosIng (the EU Commission database)
· Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for the Environment program (EPA’s DfE)
· EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database
· International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
· International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR)
· Material Data Safety Sheets (MSDS)
· Peer reviewed journal articles on ingredients (e.g. PubMed)
· Substitute It Now (SIN) List
· The CA Department of Public Health Safe Cosmetics Program
· The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX)
· The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
· Pharos Project Database

Weighing The Options

We give preference to ingredients that have available safety data over those without because the absence of data does not mean an ingredient is safe. But since more than 80% of cosmetics ingredients have not been adequately assessed for safety, it isn’t always possible to use only ingredients with data in our products.

When our formulators would like to use an ingredient that has no publically available safety data, we consider the following:

· Has it been used for a long time without any known health impacts?
· Is this ingredient related to or structured like other chemicals for which there is data?
· What is the source of the ingredient?
· What kind of processing is it put through?
· Is the molecule large, and therefore less likely to be absorbed by the skin?
· Do we absolutely need this ingredient to have the product function?
· Is this ingredient taking the place of a functional ingredient that is very undesirable from a safety standpoint?
· Who else is using this ingredient?

If an ingredient is approved, we flag the lack of data, and search for emerging data on a quarterly basis. If studies later reveal a health concern, we will reformulate without that ingredient.

Developing Safer Products

When we are satisfied with a product’s formulation, efficacy, and performance in the lab, we send finished samples to a third-party testing facility to search for any background contamination. Products are sent to testing facilities twice a year or whenever there is a change in formulation to ensure our suppliers are maintaining trace or no-detect levels of potential contaminants like including lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium.

We have what we believe is the strictest heavy metal rule in the cosmetics industry – while zero is always the goal, our allowable background levels a extremely low. We arrived at these levels by analyzing the amounts that the EPA allows in drinking water and that the FDA allows in food, and by ensuring that our limits are far below what other studies have found in lipstick and children’s face paint.

The Final Test

All of our products are tested for potential irritation using human volunteers (not animals).