Back in June, we gave you 5 reasons why you should care about what’s in your skincare products. The key takeaway? It’s just as important to think about what goes on your body as what goes in it. We encouraged you to turn the box over and know what you’re putting on your skin.
Here at Biossance, we’re laser-focused on setting a higher standards for safety and environmental sustainability. That’s why we’ve banned over 2,000 potentially harmful ingredients from our products (remember: FDA regulations only ban 11). We even created a free clean beauty cheat sheet to empower you to make better choices when it comes to your beauty routine. Because you deserve better.
But this movement doesn’t end with us. We knew our reasons for setting the bar higher, but we wanted to know yours. So we challenged our community of over 2,000 clean beauty, health and fitness gurus to give us their reasons—#2000Reasons, to be exact. Today we’re putting the spotlight on some of our favorites, so read on and get inspired to choose healthier ingredients.
Community Spotlight: “I turn for the better…”
“because MY body is MY sanctuary.”
“Going through two knee surgeries, my body has never given up on me. It's only deserving that I treat my body right back by being aware [of] what I'm involving myself with.”
“because I want to live toxic-free and let the real me shine.”
“This past year has been a year of change. New job, many new friends, and a new perspective on how I take care of my body. Eating more real ingredients exercising more and specifically ridding toxins from my life. I have made it a goal to use natural skincare and beauty products. It doesn't happen overnight, but changing just one product in your routine is a step in the right direction.”
“because everyone deserves to experience the true beauty of nature.”
“I recently took a trip to the Grand Canyon and was awestruck once I glimpsed it. If we don’t stop the use of dangerous ingredients in our everyday products, especially those going directly onto our bodies, we won’t have the opportunity to experience nature’s breathtaking art.”
“because this body runs on nothing but the best!”
“With the warmer training months upon us, protection from the elements is key no matter the length of your run. I may not always show it in my running pics, but I am almost always wearing my hat while I run in addition to sunglasses. I also always wear sunscreen and skincare products whose ingredients are not just good for me, but safe for the environment as well. This body has a lot more miles it needs to run, so I am doing what I can to keep my body protected and healthy.”
“because I value my health and being informed helps me do just that.”
“I've become much more mindful of what I put on my skin since I became pregnant because many substances found in beauty products can be absorbed and transported through the bloodstream. I wish I had a handy guide back then that would help me navigate through all the products as I turned over to check out the label... I probably spent triple the amount of time necessary at the store on my phone trying to figure out whether or not an ingredient was good for me (and my baby)."
“because having a strong, healthy body is a blessing I never want to take for granted.”
“Your skin is a reflection of your lifestyle. It will show what you put in and on your body. So I choose to eat as nutritiously as I can and keep my skin care regimen as natural as possible.”
Let’s keep the the conversation going and the movement growing. Tell us your reasons for caring about the ingredients in your skincare routine by leaving a comment below or by tagging your posts on Instagram with #2000Reasons. We can’t wait to read them.
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We've teamed up with over a dozen natural skincare and cosmetic brands to form the Counteract Coalition, an alliance of clean beauty brands that support the Personal Care Products Safety Act introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Susan Collins (R-ME). Last month, representatives from each Counteract Coalition brand headed to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers to lobby on behalf of this crucial legislation.