First of all, I feel like I haven’t posted a blog in ages. Having become a Director with Beautycounter last month, I’ve been a little busy. Last week I got back from a Leadership Summit in Dallas, Texas and it was AMAZING. Figured my daughters were at a good age, so why not leave for a few days and go learn? It’s been almost 7 years since I graduated from University, so figured it was about time. To say it exceeded my expectations would be an understatement, which is why I couldn’t wait to share a snapshot with you. First of all, Texas is BEAUTIFUL. For those of you thinking of visiting, do it! I’m all about warm weather, patio seating, lights strung from the rooftops and the feeling of sweet summertime, all the time. That’s basically the vibe everywhere I went.
Meeting the founder and CEO Gregg Renfrew and her family was a bit surreal. She’s a mom to three darling kids and such an inspiration; makes me even more excited to be part of Beautycounter. Gregg’s primary focus in launching the company was to create a movement for change in the industry. Beautycounter is leading the charge and I’ve come to realize just how impressive our leadership team is. One of which is, Xavier Ormancy, a world renown scientist who has previously worked for L’Oreal paris and Chanel. We got to hear about the innovative products he has developed. They’ll be launching this year and I can’t wait to share them with you.
Over-all I realized the importance of educating and informing others about the safety of the cosmetic industry. In the US less than 20% of people have any idea that the products they’re using are harmful for their health. I’ve mentioned this a number of times, but it only takes 26 seconds for the products we put on our skin to enter our bloodstream. With cancer rates, infertility and other diseases increasing, something is clearly going wrong. One of the big changes that has been made is the amount of chemicals we use on a daily basis. There were 1,000 registered for use in the US last year, with only 10% having been tested for safety. Our great grandparents were exposed to less toxins in their entire lifetime than we have already this year. How crazy is that?
The opportunity I’ve been given is beyond exciting ~ only 1% of the US knows about Beautycounter. This is still ground floor and I feel lucky to be building my business from the start. The women I’m surrounded by are so sweet and helpful, making my job seem nothing like a job at all. At the end of the day I get to build a financially rewarding business, make a social change AND be at home with my girls. WIN WIN WIN. So… who would like to join me?