Safer for Babies


Here’s what makes these baby products special and safer:

• The ingredients are simple and purposeful: For example, the brand NEW Diaper Cream contains zinc oxide to create a neutral barrier between a wet diaper and delicate baby skin to help prevent diaper rashes which can turn into infections if not properly cared for. The tapioca starch in the diaper cream is really inventive: it absorbs moisture so baby bums stay nice and dry and decreases the likelihood a rash could occur!

• The products are free of common allergens like soy, gluten and nuts! If we don’t feed these things to our babies, we should also make sure they aren’t being absorbed through our body’s largest organ: the skin!

• They’re transparent: Beautycounter formulates their products to be safer and effective and they don’t hide ingredients from you. They stand by their promise to exclude over 1,500 harmful ingredients from their products…. Ingredients that you’ll find all over your house if you’re not reading labels or calling companies… because these ingredients aren’t illegal in America (even though Europe has banned 1,400 of them based on evidence of toxicity). Many of the ingredients are organic, non-gmo, and plant-derived.

Our Ingredient Selection Process ensures safer and cleaner products that work beautifully. This rigorous process handpicks the best ingredients. What’s not included? Approximately 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals on our “Never List” that we never use to formulate our products.

Shop Safer Baby, Kids, Skincare and Makeup here 

Comment below or connect with me on IG or FB or email me here; I would LOVE to help you switch to safer products AND see positive changes in your skin!



Joining the Beautycounter Movement

I didn’t start blogging to make money or grow a business. I started One Gutsy Lady so that I could make an impact in the autoimmune community after having my life turned upside down from autoimmune diseases.

I have been able to reach people who share something deeply in common: an unyielding effort to better themselves and their family through diet, lifestyle, toxin-free products and emotional healing.

My mission for this website is to a create a community of like minded people who gather here with the sole purpose of improving their physical, mental and emotional health and well-being. I have achieved my mission by offering resources, my personal experiences and establishing a social media community of women who have each other’s backs, and offering my personal experiences in the very public space that is the Internet.

Along the way, I have discovered the ways I can make the farthest reaching positive change. Beautycounter is one of those ways, and it has allowed me to connect with hundreds of women from all walks of life who want to clean up their personal care routine and protect their bodies and their family’s health.

I joined the Beautycounter movement 7 months ago, and it has been an incredibly rewarding experience. Not only have I gained friendships, but I am able to use my best assets to grow a business while making a positive impact in other people’s lives. It’s a win-win.

After struggling for decades with autoimmune diseases, I have found my happy place with food, exercise and lifestyle choices like my skincare, makeup and household products. Once I educated myself on the negative impact toxic products have on our health, it was both relieving and empowering to make choices that support my health.

Beautycounter is an industry leader advocating for increased regulations in our poorly regulated personal care and cosmetics industry! They advocate and educate lobbyists Parliament and Congress on the need for more stringent safety regulations. You can help by supporting Beautycounter in any of the 3 ways listed below.

Want to learn more about our Never List? Things you’ll NEVER find in any Beautycounter products!

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How do I join Beautycounter?

Become a client, member or consultant.


Start switching your skincare and makeup products to safer and highly effective Beautycounter products. Scroll down to see my favorites! Need help color matching? Just email me so I can help. There’s a 60-day return policy on all products, even used products, so if you decide something isn’t right for you, you will get a 100% refund.


A Band of Beauty member is a client who gains special privileges after joining the yearly membership program. I highly suggest becoming a member because your product credit can easily add up in one order to get a free product with your next!

For an annual fee of $29, you receive the following benefits:

** Free full-size product when you sign up & place an order with a $50 minimum (free gift changes every month!)

** Free shipping on orders over $100

** 15% product credit on all orders to use on future purchases – this adds up fast!

** Special deals throughout the year for members only


Are you interested in joining my team to share your passion for non-toxic skincare, makeup and personal care products with your friends, loved ones, peers and community? Beautycounter consultants come from all walks of life. We are stay-at-home moms, nurses, therapists, nutritional therapy practitioners, functional medicine doctors, hair stylists, make up artists, small business owners, bloggers, waitresses, bank tellers, you name it. What we have in common is the drive to build a business for ourselves that makes a positive impact in our little piece of the world.

We are a direct retail company, which is different than an MLM. Beautycounter consultants are essentially the middle women for getting safer products in the hands of North Americans. This helps keep product costs lower & ensures the education piece of the movement stays intact.

By joining as a Consultant on my team, you will get:

** Personal mentorship by myself and our Managing Directors to help you grow and succeed. While we are independent consultants, it truly takes a village to change our beauty industry.

** 25% discount on all Beautycounter products as well as 40-50% discount at enrollment on your choice of several starter kits.

** The ability to grow your own business from anywhere in the US or Canada and be part of a hugely successful and growing movement.

How to join as a Beautycounter Consultant:

** Click this link to join today!

** Enter your email address and other required information to create your account. It will then say to “choose a mentor”, which defaults to “Beautycounter HQ.” Under that option, click “Select a different mentor”, and type in “Andrea MacInnes” in the first and last name section

** Add your $85 Enrollment Kit into your cart. This is the package you are required to purchase to become a consultant. It includes all of the information and learning materials you need to get started with your business as well as your personal website, access to Behind the Counter and product catalogs

** You can also add one of the product packages at a discounted rate when you first enroll, or you can order specific products a la carte if you desire! I suggest taking advantage of the deeply discounted Starter Kits because your enrollment month is the only time you will be able to receive such a deep discount on them!

** Once you finish the enrollment page and complete your order, you will be all set. I will be notified that you have joined my team, and I will be here to help you! You will begin receiving a series of emails from me and our team leaders with EVERYTHING you need to know to get started!

Questions about joining as a client, member or consultant? Send me a comment on my Facebook page or Instagram @andreabmacinnes

My Safer Skincare & Makeup Favourites!

The Rejuvenating Collection is a highly effective anti-aging line that includes everything you need to combat fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, puffiness and dark circles! The Rejuvenating Eye Cream is a must and has helped my crows feet and puffiness significantly.

You can get the whole line in a discounted package or get each product individually. This line does NOT contain any harmful chemicals found in most anti-aging lines like Retin-a, parabens, phalatates or synthetic fragrances.


Rejuvenating Collection

Beautycounter’s Tint Skin Foundation is a medium coverage, buildable moisturizing foundation that also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It gives your skin a bit of luminous glow without making you look shiny. It is gorgeous & instantly gives skin a beautiful boost!


Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation



Looking to refine oily, uneven skin? The No.2 Balancing Collection

A collection of targeted masks, mists, and oils formulated with safer ingredients to enhance your daily skin care regimen. Infused with activated charcoal and ylang ylang, the Beautycounter+ Balancing Collection gently refines oily, uneven skin. Activated charcoal and kaolin clay absorb excess oil and refine skin texture, giving skin a smooth, polished appearance.

*Made with the same formulas you love, No. 3 Balancing Facial Mask replaces best-selling Purifying Charcoal Mask, and No. 3 Balancing Facial Oil replaces Balancing Face Oil. 


No. 3 Balancing Collection

Safer Beauty Care Products

Why I took the job at Beautycounter

I live with 4 autoimmune diseases and by January 2015 I almost lost the battle to Crohns Disease. To become that ill I knew that my life was not working. I needed to change my lifestyle and make informed, educated, life changing decisions so that I could beat these diseases. In the healing process over the next two years I searched and researched how to heal naturally through diet which lead me deep into the health and wellness spectrum.

I followed many people who are a part of new movements in Paleo, autoimmunity and whole foods.  Last year one of those individuals introduced me to Beautycounter on her Instastory talking about BC products and how she was thinking about switching to healthier cosmetics.  I immediately went to their website and learned about safer beauty. Beautycounter’s branding is stunning, their mission to get safer beauty care products into the hands of everyone is inspiring and the products are high performing. I knew I wanted to be a part of this movement too.

Since 2000 I have struggled with allergic reactions to fragrances by getting sinus infections, pink eye from cosmetics and rashes from deodorant just to name a few. Beauty care products that are safe, that I can use and wear without reacting to or feeling sick was a search I was on for over a decade. I didn’t think it would ever happen, but here was a company that would give me peace of mind about what I put on my skin daily. I had to dive in!

A little over a decade ago I started learning about toxins and chemicals in food and cleaning products and did a huge shift in my home for the health of my family so, this was the next natural step in my healing journey.  Seeing that BC had launched in Canada on March 14, 2016 I knew this was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.  On December 1st I decided to become a Beautycounter Consultant hoping it would help propel me into the working world again and to try to get some momentum after not functioning for so long.

I partnered with Beautycounter to help share our mission to get safer beauty care products into the hands of everyone. We are working towards a future where we don’t have to read labels for toxic ingredients. Help make an impact on the beauty industry by educating and informing others on toxins and chemicals. We are a movement! Join me in being a voice for change, because we deserve it!

Over the past two decades, the European Union has banned more than 1,300 chemicals in the product formulas of personal care products and restricted the levels of over 250 more in such products. In Canada, Health Canada maintains a current list of close to 500 chemicals that are prohibited for use in cosmetic products and a current list of close to 80 chemicals that are restricted for use in cosmetic products. The United States has only partially banned 30 to date.

At Beautycounter, we’re committed to a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what’s required by U.S. and Canadian law: We’ve banned the use of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals

I want to live a healthy life so I can be here to continue watching my daughters grow old and to watch their children grow and thrive into the future. This empowering career opportunity will also allow me to further my education in becoming a Homeopathic Practitioner so I can help save lives. Thank you Gregg Refrew for having a vision to change the world and making it happen! #takethejob.