Beautycounter at Target

Last weekend I posted about trying Beautycounter, a non-toxic cosmetics line known for clean beauty.

During our family’s frantic weekly Target run, I found the Beautycounter display at the end of an aisle.

The Target collection was limited, but I picked up this lip gloss and blush set for $20.

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The versions are smaller than the regular size, but that’s ok. They’re perfect for travel.

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Lego banana dude photobombing in the background

The set included a code for a free face oil ($68 value) with a $100 purchase at Beautycounter.com.

Eat Your Lipstick

Have you ever┬áread those claims in beauty magazines that women eat an extraordinary amount – we’re talking pounds – of lipstick over the course of their lifetimes?

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Image via Stylehaus

Snopes has thoroughly debunked this myth, but still, it recently got me thinking.

This month a journal I regularly read (Fertility and Sterility, which has a slightly lower circulation than US Weekly, let’s be honest) had a special issue about environmental toxicants and their impact on reproductive health.

One article focused solely on cosmetics. While there wasn’t conclusive evidence that┬áspecific chemicals in products we routinely apply to our skin/face/lips cause problems like infertility or early menopause, there were questions about their safety.

Since I started using Invisalign braces about six months ago, I saw firsthand how much lipstick I get on my teeth. The Invisaligns show off every speck.

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Slightly exaggerated. And blurry. But you get the idea…

A few months ago I was introduced to Beautycounter, a brand that is all about safer beauty, free of toxic chemicals. Check out their list Never List of ingredients to avoid.

I haven’t made a full commitment to green beauty yet, but I purchased a Lip Sheer in Coral and a Gloss in Peony. Both of these are terrifically creamy formulas with good staying power and a nice feel.

And it’s making me feel better about all that gloss on my teeth.

P.S. Right now, Beautycounter has a special collection available at Target. Check it out!