Meet Jamie Dahl: Beautycounter Consultant

Meet Jamie Dahl: Beautycounter Consultant

Hear her talk! Thursday, November 17th at the Wardroom at Cartwright at 6pm! 

What is Beautycounter?

Beautycounter is a disruptive beauty brand with a mission to change the personal care product industry through education, legislative change and through creating safer products.

 

How did you get involved with Beautycounter?

I close friend from Tennessee introduced me to Beautycounter a little over a year ago.  She had been struggling with some health issues that her physician believed were linked to environmental factors and synthetic hormones that she had been exposed to in the past.  I was already concerned about this topic because I am a mother of two young girls.  When my daughters were born I wanted to protect them from the toxic exposure that all of us are subjected to on a daily basis, but at the time I didn’t have the knowledge to know how to make safer choices.  When I was introduced to Beautycounter it was a breath of fresh air.  I now had access to information and products that are formulated with the strictest ingredient selection process in our industry.  Beautycounter has created a “Never List” of approximately 1500 questionable or harmful chemicals that they will never use as ingredients in their products. 

What has surprised you the most since becoming involved with Beautycounter?

What surprised me the most after I got involved with Beautycounter were the overwhelming statistics and facts regarding this issue.  For example, the European Union currently bans close to 1,400 chemicals in their product formulas of personal care products.  The United States has only partially banned 11.  The United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of the ingredients used in personal care products since 1938.  Since then there are over 80,000 chemicals on the market today.  Many don’t have any safety data.  One in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes.  In the US, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.  Forty years ago it was 1 in 20.   Only 50% of breast cancer cases can be tied to traditional risk factors like genetic inheritance, advancing age, diet and reproductive history.  That’s hundreds of thousands of women diagnosed with no known risk factors.  Scientists are linking issues like this, as well as hormone disruption, infertility, and learning disabilities, to the toxins found in the products we put on our skin daily. 

 

What is your job as a consultant of Beautycounter?

My job as a Beautycounter consultant is to educate and empower women, and to help get safer products in the hands of everyone.  I love what I do because I’m giving people the power to make safer choices for not only their health, but for the health of their families and loved ones. 

 

What are your goals that you have as a consultant?

My goal as a consultant is to make a difference regarding this important issue.  It’s to make a few voices many and to move the needle in this industry to a more responsible place for the health and well-being of all Americans.  It’s to be a leader within this incredible group of women fighting for a common purpose and to encourage and support other women as we travel along this journey together.  I also want to see my children and future generations have the freedom to use products without worrying about reading labels.

Where can you buy Beautycounter products?

Beautycounter is a “direct retail” business which is a multi-channeled model designed to get safer products into the hands of everyone.  Products can be purchased in three ways.  One, through consultants who will personalize your experience and help educate you on how to make safer choices.  Two, through Beautycounter’s e-commerce site, or lastly through strategic retail partnerships, whether it’s pop-up shops, or in-store limited-time offers such as Target.  

 

How can someone from UW-L get involved with Beautycounter?

There a few ways students can get involved with Beautycounter.  One is to use the products and start decreasing your toxic load. We can’t always control all dangerous environmental factors, but we can control what we put on our bodies.  I believe this is very important for women of your generation with your whole lives ahead of you.  Your health is your most important asset and one to take seriously early on. 

However, I feel the most exciting way to get involved with Beautycounter is becoming a voice for change like myself, and become a consultant.  Like I mentioned earlier, we need more people to lend their efforts to this mission and Beautycounter gives you the platform to do that.  Because Beautycounter is such a new company there is a huge opportunity to get in on the ground level of something really incredible.  Beautycounter offers one of the best compensation plans available and this business can be incredibly financially rewarding.  Being a consultant can give you the freedom to pay down student debt, or pay a monthly car payment, or rent.  Some women have substituted their full-time jobs with Beautycounter and created a lifestyle that they have always wanted.  Beautycounter gives me the freedom to work for myself, set my own hours, and fit it in where I can and all the while giving me the satisfaction of know that I’m making a difference in the lives of many.  I love that I can do well by doing good.

 

Do you have anything else you would like to share?

I was fortunate to travel with Beautycounter to Washington, D.C. last May to lobby congress for better regulation in this industry.   It was an incredible experience to speak to our country’s representatives and their staff on behalf of Wisconsin and everyone in America.  Congress heard us loud and clear and they finally had a hearing last month on the Personal Care Products Safety Act.  It was an exciting first step toward true change!

If you are interested in learning more about Beautycounter please contact me at [email protected] or visit my website www.beautycounter.com/jamiedahl.