Happy Valentines by Beautycounter

I’m excited to share that today Beautycounter announced a limited time partnership with côte, a lovely line of non-toxic nail polish. Beautycounter and côte have teamed up to create the perfect Valentine’s Day duo for your loved ones.  Inside a cute red box you’ll find Beautycounter’s high-shine Lip Gloss in Ruby with côte’s safer nail polish in shade B6.

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I love how Beautycounter’s moisturizing and completely safe Lip Gloss goes on smoothly with no stickiness. Its unique teardrop applicator delivers the perfect amount of sheer, infinitely wearable color and subtle shine.  Ruby is a super wearable red perfect for a night out and great for layering over your favorite Lip Sheer.

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All of côte’s polishes and treatments are free of the major harmful ingredients often associated with nail polish, so you get all the chip-resistant, long lasting shine without sacrificing your health.

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You can shop the duo and all of Beautycounter’s wonderful safe products here.

While nail polish doesn’t go on your skin, it is applied on your nail beds so you want to look for the safest polish you can find.  What should you avoid?  This study from researches at Duke and the EWG finds that nail polishes can contain a suspected endocrine disruptor called triphenyl phopshte, or TPHP.

Researchers tested the urine of 26 women volunteers before and after they applied nail polish. They were looking for DPHP, a different chemical created by the body when it metabolizes TPHP. They detected much higher levels of DPHP after the polish was applied.

The scientists at Duke also tested 10 different nail polishes for TPHP itself and found that eight contained it. According to EWG’s Skin Deep database, polishes that list TPHP as an ingredient include such popular brands as Sally Hansen, Essie, OPI, butter LONDON, Revlon and Wet N Wild. You can see the full list here.

Please let me know if I can help find a beautifully safe gift for the ones you love this Valentines Day! xo

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