I’ve shared a bit on here about why I’ve switched to safer beauty (if you want to read more, you can see that post here) but I wanted to hop on here and quickly share my top ten favorite Beautycounter products because the 15% off site-wide sale lasts until tonight ONLY!
Y’all….I don’t mean to be the “negative nancy” sounding the alarm always on your personal care products….but this is important. The federal law governing the cosmetic and personal care industry has not been modified since 1938. Think about all the advancements in technology (and more than 80,000 chemicals that have been introduced) since then!!!!! The US bans 33 ingredients, the EU bans 1200. What are in those 1000+ ingredients banned in the EU not banned in the US that are still lurking in our products?!?! Our cosmetic and personal care product industry is grossly unregulated, leading to chemicals that have known toxic effects (think hormone disruptors, carcinogens, impacts to fertility, etc…) in our products!!!! We put so many effort on fueling our body correctly and using organic foods, etc… but our skin is our largest organ!!! Have you ever thought about what is in your products?!
Friends don’t let friends:
1) Miss out on a good sale (15% off site wide…hey!!)
2) Wear toxic makeup/personal care products ;)
Beautycounter is a safer avenue to purchase skin care and makeup products without the known harmful ingredients in so many conventional products. While you can shop through the site directly, I would be so appreciative if you use the link here to shop! Plus, if you shop through this link and spend $50 or more, I have a giveaway going on for a free color intense lipstick!
Let me quickly run through my Top Ten favorites (in no particular order!)
Countercontrol Clear Pore Cleanser: I’ve had acne-prone skin my entire life, and I’ve always frankly been horribly embarrassed by my skin. I’ve been to countless dermatologists, used too many prescription creams to count, and nothing helped….UNTIL this! This cleanser contains jojoba beads, so not only does it remove my makeup, but my skin feels SO smooth! I have had the least breakouts I’ve ever had in my life, and the only difference I can attribute it to is this cleanser!
Nourishing Cream Cleanser: While I typically use countercontrol cleanser (above) at night, I use this nourishing cream cleanser in the mornings. Y’all…..the only way I can describe it is SOFT! The cleanser itself is so gentle, yet leaves my skin feeling refreshed, clean, and supple!
Instant Eye Makeup Remover: For any stubborn leftover eye makeup, this is my go-to! I only need a little teeny tiny drop, and it removes my eye makeup so easily! I replaced my old face wipes (which were full of yucky ingredients and artificial fragrance) for this product and I’ll never go back!
Cleansing Balm: First, let me just say….I saw people raving about this, and I was stubborn and refused to try it because of the price. However, when Beautycounter released the travel size (a smaller amount for a great, accessible price) I added it to my cart and have used it every day since. While it can be used as a makeup remover, I use it nightly as a moisturizing overnight mask. You literally used a pea-sized amount to coat your skin. I combine this with four drops of the #1 Brightening Oil, and I’m not kidding y’all….wake up with glowing skin. Packed with Vitamin C to brigten skin, and raspberry and cranberry seed oils to hydrate…this will quickly become your favorite beauty product!
Overnight Resurfacing Peel: As I started to get into my mid-20s, I began noticing little fine lines begin to pop up on my forehead. Naturally, I panicked…where did those come from overnight?!?! Enter….overnight resurfacing peel!!! My fine lines are almost invisible now, and the stubborn acne scars I’ve had on my cheek since middle school have diminished (which is probably what I’ve been most excited about!!!!) This has quickly become a top-seller, and I know why!
#1 Brightening + Vitamin C Facial Oil: I mix 4 drops of this with a pea sized amount of cleansing balm and wake up to brightened and revitalized skin. I seriously feel like my skin has a glow to it that I’ve never had before. While using oils on an already oily face seems counterintuitive, adding oil actually balances my skin that is overproducing oil from too many conventional products that have stripped the healthy oil from my skin.
Balancing Charcoal Facial Mask: I use this product one to two times a week (usually on Sunday nights!) to absorb excess oil and minimize my pores. The charcoal purifies and detoxifies my complexion. I also use this as a quick overnight spot treatment on any stubborn blemishes that pop up :) As the charcoal dries, you can literally see it pulling the oil from your pores (which is both fascinating and disgusting….but at least you really know it works!!!)
Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation: I switched over to this foundation and have been so pleased. It’s a buildable coverage, so I can build it to slightly thicker on areas where I want covered more (like the remaining acne scars I have on my cheek) but lighter coverage on other areas (like my forehead, etc…). Long lasting, but I don’t have a “cake face” like some previous foundations made me feel. The bottle lasts forever, too! I just had to replace mine after 5 months!
Powder Blush in “Guava”: I used to wear Bobbi Brown’s powder blush, but switched over once I ran out of that one. This color is a near dupe for Bobbi Brown’s “Pale Pink” color I used previously, but I feel this one lasts significantly longer (it’s super pigmented, so you only need a little) and, Beautycounter tests for heavy metals, so you know your product won’t be contaminated with potentially toxic ingredients.
Lip Sheer in “Currant”: Lipstick is the first product I switched to safer (hello, you’re basically physically eating it by the end of the day!) and I don’t know if I’ll ever love a lipstick quite as much! These lip sheers have a hint of vanilla so they smell wonderful, are super moisturizing, and provide such a beautiful coverage. Even better, Beautycounter tests for heavy metals in each batch of product, so you’ll know these don’t contain any harmful chemicals OR lead (which is unfortunately found in a majority of conventional lipsticks…yuck!!!)
Do y’all have any questions about which products you should switch to safer? There is so much information out there, especially as “green beauty” is becoming more popular. (This is a great article to look at regarding facts v. myths regarding safer beauty!)
Anything I can do to help in your switch to safer, I would LOVE to help!!!!