I’ve got a big box of goodies to share with y’all today! You’ve probably heard me talk about the Environmental Working Group (EWG) a lot before. Their Skin Deep® database was a big lifesaver for me when I was switching to healthier beauty products because it allows you to search for products and see how good (or bad) they are for you. Sort of takes the guesswork out of it. And if a certain product isn’t on their database, you can search for specific ingredients in the product instead. The EWG rates each product with a number based on its ingredients… anything rated 1-2 is low hazard, or healthy to use! 3-6 means moderate hazard and anything with 7-10 score is high hazard, or very concerning. They give explanations for these ratings, too. This was the biggest help for me in deciding which products to keep and which ones to toss. 

Now, EWG VERIFIED™has come along…

What does this mean? The EWG has ‘verified’ 193 products (so far), making it even easier for us to pick products that are better for our health. If a product is “EWG Verified,” it means that all of the ingredients have been openly disclosed, that it doesn’t contain any concerning ingredients, and that the company follows good manufacturing practices. Being EWG VERIFIED isn’t easy! It’s a big application process. You can view which ones are verified here.

Now that we know what this means, I am so happy to team up with the EWG to give away 5 beauty boxes full of EWG VERIFIED™ products! I got to test out one of the boxes and it is FULL of amazing things.

Here’s what’s inside:

  • Beautycounter Nourishing Cleansing Balm
  • Biossance The Revitalizer
  • Celtic Complexion Creme
  • Cocoon Apothecary Rosey Cheeks Facial Cream
  • Cocoon Apothecary Eyewaken Eye Cream
  • Just the Goods Vegan Body Butter
  • Just the Goods Vegan Perfume Oil
  • Makes 3 Organic Lavender Cheek to Cheek Body Balm
  • Makes 3 Organic Orange Blossom Soap Bar
  • MyChelle Dermaceuticals Refining Sugar Cleanser
  • Purely Great Unscented/Citrus Cream Deodorants
  • Rejuva Minerals Pur Lips Moisturizing Lipstick
  • Sally B’s B Quenched Facial Oil
  • Sally B’s Glossy Lip Gloss
  • Silk Therapeutics Eye Revive
  • W3LL People Bio Brightener Stick

I tested most everything and there were three standouts to me…

The Beautycounter Nourishing Cleansing Balm is definitely one of my favorites in the box because it has been in my skincare routine for the longest time now! It’s a do-anything product… it’s a mask, it’s a makeup remover, it’s good to blot on dry patches, it’s a moisturizer like none other, and it’s a daily cleanser! A little goes a long way and it’s packed with good-for-your-skin ingredients, like special oils and vitamins. (P.S. This alone is valued at $80, so this is definitely a good box to win!! See how to enter below.)

This Just the Goods Vegan Body Butter has that fresh, yummy smell I love. It feels insanely hydrating on the skin, but not sticky (something I find in a lot of body butters). Has a shea butter base with vitamins A, E, and F and oils to really pack up the punch. And the packaging is adorable.

The other standout was the W3LL PEOPLE Bio Brightener Stick. It’s a cream to powder formula and in the perfect color. Know how some brighteners are too white and others aren’t “highlighty” enough? Not this one. It glides on the skin really nicely (thanks to a blend of organic aloe, green tea, and chamomile) and gives a natural pop of light reflection! I love the W3LL PEOPLE sticks like this… very convenient packaging.

A few extra closeups…


There will be 5 lucky winners! Contest ends on 5/18 at 11:59pm.

EWG Verified™ Giveaway!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of EWG VERIFIED™. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  1. May 11, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    So excited about this giveaway! I'm a huge fan of EWG and am also a Beautycounter consultant myself… both have changed the way I look at what I put on my body and the products all around us. EWG Verified products make choosing safer products for our families so much easier. Thanks for sharing!

  2. May 11, 2016 / 1:16 pm

    So excited for this giveaway!! Ever since reading your journey to switching to safer, I've been so much more cognizant of whats going on my body. It hurt a bit purging as many products as I did at first, but has been a lot of fun finding new, safer, better products along the way. This box has so many awesome things I've been looking to add to my regimine, so random but I've been wondering about finding a "safe" deodorant! Awesome to see this box offers one.

  3. May 11, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    I'm SO excited about this giveaway! I've just started the process of overhauling all of my beauty products and all of your posts have been so helpful 🙂

  4. May 11, 2016 / 5:10 pm

    So so so excited for this giveaway! Beautycounter has changed my skincare so much for the BETTER.

    Did you see that they are gonna partner with Target for a limited time? I'm gonna buy EVERYTHING.

    Crossing my fingers! Good luck to everyone!

  5. May 11, 2016 / 11:36 pm

    I love using the EWG app whenever I am looking for new products, and especially when I'm trying to replace my old ones with better, SAFER alternatives! Love that you are so passionate about this!

  6. May 12, 2016 / 2:13 am

    This is such an awesome giveaway! Ever since you shared about switching to safer beauty products and Beauty Counter, I've been trying to do the same and would love to win one of these boxes!!

  7. May 12, 2016 / 2:41 am

    So excited – this is a great giveaway! Thank you so much!

  8. May 12, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    So pumped about this giveaway! I am also a beauty counter rep! I entered in all four ways 🙂 thanks! -Lizzie

  9. May 12, 2016 / 6:33 pm

    This is such a great giveaway! All of the products look amazing.

  10. May 12, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    What an amazing giveaway! I just recently discovered Beautycounter and am dipping my toes (face?!) into their Essentials line. I've been using W3LL People products for almost a year now and I'm obsessed with them! They make an amazing stick foundation, mascara and matte powder (among other things!).

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