Today we're talking all things beauty products!
When it comes to beauty products are you in a committed relationship, or do you tend to play the field?
I generally fall into the "jump around and play the field camp" (in the beauty product department that is;)
I'm not loyal to just one brand, and I'm always on the lookout for new products. I also love learning from people like Angie from HotandFlashy about anti-aging skincare, but I try to balance that by trying to simplify things and get decent results with the fewest products.
So while I am constantly changing things ups and experimenting there are a handful of products I find myself repurchasing over and over.
Today I'm sharing those top 10 go-to's...and many (5 out of the 10) are from Beautycounter, a favorite clean beauty brand that I represent.
My Top 5 Beautycounter Go-To's
I always (naively) assumed that "someone" was insuring that the stuff in the products our family puts on their skin and in their mouths were tested for safety. However, the amount of chemicals in some of the products we use daily is shocking. Since learning more, I have made an effort to move my family over to more safe products, especially the things I use on my skin daily.
Like many premium, high-quality brands, Beautycounter is not "discount-happy", meaning the price is the price, and the value is there, and you won't see a lot of crazy promotions. They do occasionally have sales - like right now - so it's a great time to stock up or try the brand.
Here are my favorites picks that I use religiously:
This peel is a game changer. You put it on before you head to bed and it helps bring your dull skin back to life and shows almost immediate results (unusual, I know, but true). You will feel this peel when you put it on; I use it at least 3 to 4 times a week. I wait 5 minutes after applying before adding my nighttime moisturizer.
If I HAD to pick one item to get - this product would be it, hands down. I'm using the sale to get more.
I've been all over the map with cleansers but have settled on this on as my favorite. The creamy foam gets your skin squeaky clean without , removes every trace of eye and face make-up and leaves your skin soft and smooth, not dry and tight. And since I hit my 50's, I have really sensitive eyes, and this one does not bother them one bit.
I use this day cream, Countermatch Adaptive Moisturizer every morning after the cleanser and after my serums (numbers 6 &7 below) - and before my sunscreen (which I also love and get on amazon through subscribe & save).
I use this night cream, Countertime Tetrapeptide Supreme Cream every night before bed. I even use it under my eyes in lieu of a separate eye product. It's deeply hydrating, supports elasticity, and visibly firms while minimizing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Retinatural Complex: We took two of the most powerhouse plant-derived ingredients available and created a scientific breakthrough. Bakuchiol has been shown to provide skin-care results that are comparable to retinol—without harmful side effects such as skin irritation and increased sun sensitivity—and Swiss Alpine rose boosts the skin’s antioxidant defense.
- Tetrapeptide: Helps increase skin elasticity, minimize the appearance of lines, boost visible firmness, and smooth skin surface.
- Fermented Sugars (Biosaccharide Gum-1): This blend of fermented sugars helps soothe skin while helping slow the visible effects of aging by optimizing hydration for renewed skin.
4. EYE MAKE-UP
My eye-makeup collection is pretty minimal. I a I use these three Beautycounter products:
- This is the only eyeshadow palette I own because the colors are so pretty, neutral and easy to use for a novice. There are 4 options for palettes, so choose the one that suits you. And check out the Beautycounter tutorials here.
- If I use an eye pencil (which I don't always do) I use this one in brown.
- I love this brow gel and use it to color, fill and shape my brows. (It's out of stock right now unfortunately, but you can be notified when it's back. It's worth the wait!)
I absolutely LOVE Beautycounter lipsticks. The fact that something going so close to my mouth is safe is obviously important, and I also love the way they glide on, how they taste and smell, and the colors! If I could only have one type of make-up, I'd pick lipstick. I feel naked and washed out without it (and can use it as blush in a pinch;)
For a more intense color, I just got this one - I love the design on the tube - and the color is a vibrant pink, great for summer (I have B.Fearless, neutral pink). I also love the lip gloss (I use dahlia).
More Products I Buy on Repeat
Related: My Top Beautycounter Picks
I use this serum each morning after cleanser - all over my face, and then down my neck, chest and back of hands. I've been using it since March and notice an improvement in my skin. I use it daily and liberally, so this brand has been a big money saver too. I found out about it from Angie and it's formulated with the same exact ingredients as SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic but with 20% pure L-Ascorbic acid making it more effective...at a small fraction of the price.
Next to the Beautycounter Overnight Resurfacing Peel, this serum is my other favorite heavy-hitter, result-producing product. There are so many serums and potions that Angie recommends layering on, but I like to use this one for me is a single product with powerful ingredients and I've seen great results. The EVER line of beauty products is from our friends at Stella & Dot and recently they combined under the same umbrella, so it's another collection I can personally help you with. So far this is my favorite product I've tried - and it's a best-seller with proven results. I've been using for 45 days and plan to re-order! You can save 10% by getting on auto-delivery too.
I've been using this foundation or the CC cream for years and keep going back to it. I use the oil-free bye-bye foundation when I want more coverage, and the illuminating CC cream on most other days. You can buy it at Ulta, Sephora, etc...or QVC also has the CC cream with a great brush and free shipping.
9. Honest Beauty Extreme Length Mascara + Primer
I forget who turned me on to this 2 in 1, clean mascara (from the company founded by Jessica Alba), but whoever you are - thank you! It's affordable, clean and it WORKS. I get it on amazon with subsubscribe and save so I don't forget to replace it.
I DO know who turned me on to this secret weapon (thank you Carol Kolster)! This pencil in Stella is my "I got 9 hours of sleep" tool. She taught me to put it in the inner corner of my eye and on my brow bone. I even run it along my lower water line. The brightening effect is magical!
There you have it - my top 10 beauty products I use on repeat.
Now, do tell! What products to you repurchase over and over? We'd love to hear what's working for you! Share below, or over in the private B.Styled Facebook Group!