Michelle met Binks at our Ladies Adventure Club, a group we formed 5 years ago to connect our friends and find exciting things to do around town. Michelle has a great philosophy on life and self acceptance that is inspiring to us all. She is our first official guest blogger on bbandbinks. Please follow her and also bbandbinks on Facebook and Instragram as well as our blog at www.bbandbinks.com for more information and connections. -Binks
I am excited to have the opportunity to share some of my favorite Beautycounter products with you. As a physician and public health practitioner, I am passionate about helping people achieve optimal health with the lifestyle choices they make including what they eat, how they move their body and what they put on their body with personal care products. Unfortunately in the US there are hundreds of questionable ingredients as well as known carcinogens and endocrine disruptors in our personal care products. And the average person uses nine products every day. Beautycounter is working to change the industry and ultimately lead to all clean products on the market (not just Beautycounter).
Counter+Lotus Cleansing Balm This is my go to multi-tasker. I use is for cleansing, as a make-up remover, as a hydrating overnight mask and a spot treatment on any dry patches on my body. It contains a blend of lotus extract, jojoba seed oil, avocado seed oil and smells great! Trust me, you will not be disappointed.
Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion I LOVE this lotion! It is lightweight but so moisturizing. It has the ability to adjust hydration levels based on the skin’s needs so is perfect for almost all skin types. One of the active ingredients is squalane which is derived from olives. It draws moisture into the skin and helps restore elasticity.
Lip Gloss This lip gloss is an essential in my daily routine. It leaves a nice shine with a pop of color. I have a couple in my purse and then a collection with the rest of my makeup. It has a great vanilla scent and taste and leaves your lips really soft.
Kids Bath Collection This is the first product that got me interested in Beautycounter. Safe and effective products for getting my daughter clean and smelling great. The shampoo is no tears, conditioner works without weighing hair down and the body wash can double as bubble bath.
There are so many more high performing, safer products available and we continue to develop more. But what got me to take the leap from customer to consultant was the emphasis on education and advocacy. This is a company that truly walks the walk.
Check out this video on the origin story of Beautycounter on How Brands Are Born
Our recent documentary on the labor practices associated with the mining of mica, a common ingredient in eye shadows and powders.
EWG Healthy Living app
March 4th is an important day for advocacy at Beautycounter. It is the anniversary of the launch of Beautycounter. On March 4th we encourage everyone to reach out to their representatives and/or text
#betterbeautymovement. To learn more and purchase products as well as earn door prizes, like my Facebook page, Authentic Health Movement https://www.facebook.com/authentichealthmovement/?eid=ARAzNE90tZyMzFL13VxeB7imQDBgwAZYGRYhWjx6iJ2KxyEm51vWZcTLpnQlRmHCpIKUPwAbhgyK7Jb1
And join me for a “March Forth (4th)” Facebook event where I will be sharing more about Beautycounter’s advocacy efforts and giving away prizes and samples.
You can also shop directly with me at https://www.beautycounter.com/michelleo-brien?goto=/
Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions.
Instagram: @Authentic_Health_Movement, @bbandbinks