Something I Never Thought I'd Do

Sarah laughing in Paris, France

That was my weak attempt at clickbait … did it work?? Is this thing on? You guys know I crack myself up right?

Thank you for putting up with me, I really love you for it. No but seriously, I did do something I never thought I would. I joined a direct sales company, otherwise known as a multi-level-marketing company. DUN DUN DUUUUUNN! Specifically, I recently became a Beautycounter consultant.

I know, I know we’ve all been annoyed by every **Trish, Deborah and Sally** trying to peddle their various wares through un-solicited Facebook messages and emails out of the blue from a college roommate’s cousin. I know there’s a weird stigma associated with these kind of businesses, but I needed an outlet to fight this fight.

What fight is that Sarah? I”m talking about the rampant non-regulation on the ingredients in products we use on ourselves and our families every single day. Over the past two decades, the European Union has banned close to 1,400 chemicals in the product formulas of personal care products and restricted the levels of over 250 more in such products. The United States has only partially banned 30 to date. This includes products for kids!! It kind of makes me sick. And I feel the need to clarify here, I’m not saying chemicals are bad … water is a chemical people.

This is where Beautycounter comes in. They rigorously screen all potential ingredients for safety and prohibit the use of 1,500+ questionable or harmful ingredients when formulating their products. (Check out The Never List®.)

If you’ve known me for any length of time you probably know by now that I do not hide the fact that I prefer organic foods and cleaner/natural personal care products. I also love a good skincare routine and like to have a little fun with makeup. As someone who likes to share information on her blog, through social media, in person and on her podcast, this felt like a good fit for me. As a mom and a woman, I am proud to partner with a company that is advocating for change in the skincare and cosmetics industry and making it EASY for me to find products that are safe for me and my family.

Going back to the stigma associated with these kinds of businesses, I’m not here to annoy or pressure anyone. I am here to help get safer products into the hands of everyone. Even if it’s NOT Beautycounter. I still have favorite products that don’t have an equivalent or I just love so much I have no intention of giving up. I will continue to use those products and share why I love them. (I know I’ve waxed poetically about my deodorant and favorite facial mist on the podcast several times.)

You can read a bit more about my personal why and see my current favorite products here. And if you are interested in starting a conversation about safer beauty and skin care, please shoot me a message. Email me, hit me up on Facebook or Instagram, shoot me a text or give me a call!

**Sorry if that is your name, I am not referring to any actual person here.**

Sarah Kurtanich