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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 345: Stacy's BIG News
Super excited about the news to share today!
Stacy doesn't mind if we jump ahead to this exciting news Sarah is worked up about
(2:30) Beauty Counter Anniversary March
March 4, 2018 Stacy marched forth in support of Beauty Counter's annual anniversary on Capital Hill in DC to support better personal care products Health Protective Safety Laws for everybody!
Got together with different local people and met with local legislators to talk about personal care product safety act that we talked about last year but it died in Committee
(3:53) FDA, Claire's, Justice and asbestos
FDA recently put out notice that they would like more support after 3rd party testing on some beauty products at Claire's and Justice
Results showed that some products contained asbestos, a known carcinogen – marketed to and targeting children!!!
FDA statement:The law governing the FDA’s oversight of cosmetic products — have not been updated since it was first enacted in 1938. The current law does not require cosmetics to be reviewed and approved by the FDA prior to being sold to American consumers. There are reasons why the FD&C Act doesn’t require prior approval of cosmetics before marketing… This means that ultimately a cosmetic manufacturer can decide if they’d like to test their product for safety and register it with the FDA. To be clear, there are currently no legal requirements for any cosmetic manufacturer marketing products to American consumers to test their products for safety.Tests confirmed the presence of asbestos in three of the product samples collected from Claire’s and one sample collected from Justice. All suspect Justice products, including the one testing positive for asbestos, were previously recalled from the market in 2017. The FDA issued aSafety Alert today warning consumers to not use three of Claire’s products: Claire’s Eye Shadows – Batch No/Lot No: 08/17; Claire’s Compact Powder – Batch No/Lot No: 07/15; and, Claire’s Contour Palette – Batch No/Lot No: 04/17 because they tested positive for asbestos.The FDA requested that Claire’s recall the products because they should not be used by consumers. Claire’s has refused to comply with the FDA’s request, and the agency does not have authority to mandate a recall. The FDA is therefore warning consumers not to use these products and will continue to communicate our safety concerns about them.Read the full statement from the FDA here.
Kudos to Justice for recalling those products when 3rd party results were released!
Claire's didn't recall all of their products.
FDA warning consumers not to buy makeup from Claire's
FDA needs us to take action because they know this is wrong. We need to tell representatives that we in America deserve better. Products are banned in Europe, Canada, and other countries but not in America.
The FDA does not have the ability to recall products, they must ask a brand to voluntarily recall items.
Children are putting asbestos powder on their faces!
Problematic because it's absorbed through the lungs
Have you asked your representatives to support the Personal Care Product Safety Act (S.1113) yet? This bill is currently in committees for review – it’s SO IMPORTANT to tell your legislators to support this bill!
Text Better Beauty to______________ and it will give you a short form to fill out that will go to your representatives asking them to support the Personal Care Product Safety Act
Will be able to enforce recalls if they act does what it's supposed to do!
Health and Wellness coincides with Legislation
Relationship between corporations and consumers would be adequate to have products be high quality and not potentially carcinogenic.
We need to empower the FDA with the ability to test cosmetics, personal care products, cleaning products and enforce basic safety requirements!
We should not be exposed to these toxins!
It should be easy to see that this is a problem that needs to be fixed and it's frustrating that it isn't
Recent case where Johnson & Johnson had to pay millions of dollars for knowing that asbestos was in their powder and continuing to sell it
Caused Ovarian Cancer because people were using it daily per the instructions
FDA wouldn't have known to recall if a MOM hadn't done her own 3rd party testing and then informed the FDA
Most consumers have no idea what to check for and are assuming that the government is protecting them even though the law hasn't been updated since 1938. 81 YEARS AGO
(14:35) Stacy's transition from Food Blogger to Beauty Blogger
After a lifting injury Stacy trained 3hrs a day, 3 times a week and found a new passion.
It was a community, it was important, and connected to a different side of the health community that was really special and had not thought of.
Learning to love and accept yourself for who you are and still want to make changes and be your best self
Stacy had a void after a death in the family and connected to a new community with Safer Skincare and Clean Cosmetics
Thinks of this as another arm of this health movement
So many things affect our health not just food and lifestyle choices
Positive outcome after such a traumatic injury and helped take Stacy out of a dark place
Become a part of incredible community with Beauty Counter Family
Part of the leadership team that works with 300 women who advocate for safer skincare and cleaner cosmetics including products they sell but also products for those that don't have the means to buy certain products
Become more passionate about this business than anticipated!!
Amazing community, family, and successful business
Wrote 3 cookbooks when she was Paleo but never had the stability to make that a career
(19:00) The Big Announcement!!
This week was last week for Stacy working at her corporate job!
Really big deal and really nervous
Thanks to listeners who supported Stacy and Sarah in these endeavors from purchasing cookbooks to shopping Beauty Counter to supporting podcast sponsors
Became stretched to the max and had to make a decision to either pull back on a new passion and new family or run with it and see where it will take me
This summer focused on outside of corporate America and making this summer the summer of Stacy
Will be able to travel because you can travel and do this work!!
Taking Penny and the boys all over the country in an RV!!!!
Spending time bonding as a family
Telling the listeners first and thankful for your support over the year
This was not an easy decision, vulnerability in sharing that this thing that started as a hobby and became a passion going to be able to support my family and wondering will it be fulling enough when you leave your corporate job
Impressive, brave, and inspirational to watch Stacy go through this journey and make this difficult choice that would have scared most people!
Able to focus on better work life balance, better self-care , more family time and things that are important but have been a struggle
Sarah and the team wish Stacy the best and by the end of this summer Stacy will know if this choice will work for her and her family!
The future may be a hybrid of the two worlds but taking this summer to figure it out
Listeners thanks so much for your support. Sarah will be asking about traveling recommendations on social media and will be taking name suggestions on the summer RV and how to be successful on the road when traveling!!
(29:15) Upcoming Travel
Going to Europe next week for 3 weeks, back at the end of April, then leave on RV in middle of June
Excited for what the future holds and the opportunity to do it
If the listeners have a bucket list item don't be afraid to go after it, you have to step outside of your comfort zone and follow your passion to make things happen
It is nerve-wracking, it is scary but we have to go after them
(31:33) What really matters
What really matters are the memories we want to create
Won't regret spending the summer traveling in an RV with the family
Will regret the things not done or sticking with something because it feels like the appropriate professional mature decision to make
As nerve-wracking as it may be this is something that has to be done
Thanks to Sarah for being a supportive role model and showing Stacy that this could be done
We are so excited to watch Stacy's journey over the next few months
Excited for more rants and epiphanies that our listeners love!!
Water Aerobics and Sleep are priorities!
(35:22) In closing
Follow the FDA's warning suggesting consumers not use the products that contain asbestos
Be thoughtful and mindful in all areas of your life
Not bringing cloth napkins on the RV!
How can listeners make sure their children aren't exposed to these harmful products
Stacy recommends you check out the EWG app.
Free app to scan products in house and will tell you the safety level
Replace most problematic items first
Don't let perfection be the enemy of the good
Each change that you make is progress towards living a healthier life
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