Why is safer skincare important?

Many of you that know me well or that have been part of this community for any length of time know that I am all about safer, cleaner products.

What would drive someone to seek safer, cleaner products for their home and life?

When I was diagnosed 15+ years ago with Hashimotos, it drove me to seek more information. The more I learned about the harmful toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis, and the damaging affects they have on our bodies, the more I began to make changes in what I could control. I increased my awareness of what I put in and on my body. Awareness is EVERYTHING!

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

                                                                                                      – Maya Angelou –

Once I increased my awareness regarding the safety, or lack thereof, of my personal care products using information published by the non-profit organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment, the Environmental Working Group, I could not unlearn everything I had learned. Things like household cleaning products, plastics used for food storage, personal care products, makeup, detergents, soaps, and even the food I was eating was full of toxic chemicals and hormone disruptors. I knew I had to make some changes!

Did this happen overnight? 

No, this took time. I was able to find and replace items that contained harmful ingredients with safer products over time. When it came to personal care and beauty products, I thought I was doing pretty good, but I would often learn the brand was making false claims OR they were safer but they didn’t work well. This resulted in frustration and money wasted.

The current state of the beauty and personal care products industry is dire.

There has not been a federal law passed governing the personal care industry since 1938. The European Union has banned close to 1400 potentially harmful ingredients from their beauty and personal care products and the United States has banned 11.


My obligation to you is to share information that will impact your health and wellness.

After years of gathering information, I feel a strong pull to share all I’ve learned – the more I learn, the more I want to share. I have implemented so many things over time that I feel strongly have helped my symptoms and overall wellness improve. My hope is to support others as they continue their journey to become the best version of themselves.

Why Beautycounter? 


In the community of coaches, bloggers and wellness that I am in, Beautycounter kept showing up. And I honestly brushed it off because I thought, “Oh, I am sure it is another company saying they are safer, but they probably aren’t.” Then, it kept coming up in my circles. Finally, I did my due diligence – which I always do before purchasing a product. I went to the Environmental Working Group Skin Deep website and searched the brand. I was COMPLETELY astonished at their safe ratings and knew I had to be part of this mission and work.

Environmental Working Group, Skin Deep and the Healthy Living app

Beautycounter was one of the founding members who were the first to join EWG’s new verification program. These companies have a history of working to create healthier products and giving consumers more information on ingredient labels.

“Beautycounter is mission-driven — we use a rigorous ingredient selection process to ensure we’re making safer, effective skin care and beauty products, while simultaneously working to move the market and policy toward cleaner, healthier ingredients. Early participation in the EWG VERIFIED™ program is in full alignment with who we are.”– Gregg Renfrew, Beautycounter founder and CEO


Here are some of my absolute favorite Beautycounter products that I use regularly!!! 

3 Ways to Get Involved

Become a customer and start replacing your beauty products and cosmetics with safer options from Beautycounter. Consumer demand WILL change the marketplace.

Learn more HERE 

Your $29 Annual Membership Includes:

•  15% back in product credit to be used on future purchases
•   Free shipping off all orders of $100 or more
•   Receive a welcome gift (a free product that varies each month)
•   Exclusive product offers

Learn more HERE about becoming a Band of Beauty Member. 

*If you don’t use the link above, please make sure you select “Sarah Gillespie” as your consultant.  I offer great support and gifts to my members.


Join as a consultant and save 25% off your own orders and take advantage of the opportunity to earn some additional income by educating others about the skin care industry and how to make safer choices. We need more voices to move this mission forward!

Some consultants earn a full time income, while others do it on the side to share their passions and supplement their regular income. It can be what works for you!

We are a direct retail company, we do not require that you spend a minimum amount on products every month. We have a low start-up fee of $85 (which I will help you earn right back!).

This is the right time to join Beautycounter! This company is growing so fast right now!

Our team is so incredibly supportive and you will learn so much about how to make this a business. Where else can you have a potentially lucrative career all while having social impact?!?  
Here is how to get started as a Consultant:
  • Click the “Become a Consultant” button below and enter your email and other required info to create your account. It will say Choose a Mentor and give you an option that should default to “Sarah Gillespie.”  If it doesn’t, click “Select a Different Mentor” and put in Sarah Gillespie in the first and last name section.
  • Add your Enrollment Kit into your cart – this is the package they require you to purchase if you want to be a consultant.  It includes marketing material and catalogs.
  • You can choose to add one of the special enrollment product packages to your shopping cart. These are deeply discounted, but not required. You can shop a la carte and enjoy 25% off immediately.
  • Finish the enrollment page and place your order.


Please let me know what questions you have!!!