Aaron Perry


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Stewardship & Sustainability Series
Episode 54 - Katie Garces, Director, Beautycounter

Katie Garces, NP, shows and shares the wonderful personal care and beauty products from Beautycounter. Did you know that the cosmetics industry, reaping $62 Billion per year in revenues, is only regulated in the United States by a 2-page document that was enacted in the 1930s? Our skin is our largest organ, and, the sad truth is that many of the make-up, soap, and sun-screen products on the market today are dangerous – dangerous to our own health as well as the health of the environment. There are over 1,400 substances that the European Union has banned, that Beautycounter excludes over 1,500 (the “Never List”) from all of its products (working in close partnership with the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

Why play Russian Roulette with your health and well-being? You can avoid cancer-causing, neuro-toxic, endocrine-disrupting, and reproductive-damaging chemicals by making the switch to Beautycounter, a B-Corporation dedicated to People, Planet, and Profit. With a focus on Supplying, Educating, and Advocating for a systemic transformation of the health and beauty industry, Beautycounter is leading the way to health, well-being, stewardship, and sustainability. Now, too, they are transitioning all of their plastic packaging to glass – another tremendous step forward for a better future!

You can join the Beautycounter family by ordering through a special Y on Earth affiliate link (beautycounter.com/yonearth) – a great way to detoxify your life AND support the Y on Earth Community’s Stewardship & Sustainability Podcast series AND Community Mobilization events!

If you order in the month of November (perfect for Holiday gift giving!), you will be entered to win a Beautycounter Sunblock (reef-safe!) or Charcoal Cleansing Bar. And, if you’re interested in becoming a BC affiliate, reach out to Katie at: [email protected]. This is what a win/win/win and regenerative, stewardship-centric, community-based economy looks like!

Katie Garces received her BS in Nursing from Creighton University before earning an MS at the University of Pennsylvania and becoming an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She is also a Certified Nutritional Practitioner with a focus on Holistic Nutrition, serves as a coach and mentor empowering women from diverse demographics to cultivate health, well-being and improved qualities of life, and is the founder of the wildly popular Denver-based “Beyond Book Club.”

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