I am excited to be partnering with one of my favorite brands, Beautycounter. I've been a long time customer and now I am also a consultant so I can share the products with you.
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 these products.
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. When they do have a sale a couple times a year, I'll be sure to let you know!
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. If I HAD to pick one item to get - this product would be it, hands down. I'm using the sale to get more.
This new line was of interest to me because of my interest in retinol products to reduce lines and wrinkles. However retinol is an ingredient on the Beautycounter Never List:
Retinyl palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate)
Retinyl palmitate is an ingredient composed of palmitic acid and retinol (Vitamin A). Data from an FDA study indicate that retinyl palmitate, when applied to the skin in the presence of sunlight, may result in adverse health consequences like lesions and photosensitization. FDA, Norwegian and German health agencies have raised a concern that daily skin application of vitamin A creams may contribute to excessive vitamin A intake for pregnant women and other populations.
I’m a huge fan of using vitamin C on my face, and this stuff is so good! I use it every morning under my Countertime serum and daily moisturizer.
I've been using this now for almost a year and I really love it. I use it 2 to 3 times a week to deep-clean. It absorbs excess oil and draws out impurities. Even at my age I tend to have enlarged pores and even get zits and this has helped tremendously. Activated charcoal minimizes the appearance of pores, giving skin a smooth, refined appearance, while salicylic acid stimulates exfoliation.
I'm obsessed with 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 you an use it as blush in a pinch;)
I use the lip gloss (love dahlia), the color intense duo (longer lasting, bolder color - 2 universally flattering colors that I layer or wear alone) and the Sheer Lipstick is what I have in my pocket and in my car at all times (usually in Rose), but I'm a lipstick fanatic so I have several shades.
These are just my standout favorites for today, but some other products that I use daily include the dew skin (shade 3 and 4 in summer) and tint skin (sand) - I use a dab of both and combine. I also love the blush (sorbet), this eyeshadow palette (Romantic) and this brow pencil.
The Romantic eyeshadow palette has 2 dark colors that can be used easily to line as well. I just dampen a thin, angled brush - slowly but surely am getting the hang of it!
A new feature on the Beautycounter website is #betterbeauty School with easy-to-follow videos to help us with make-up application. I just watched the brow tutoial...boy, was I doing it wrong! Live and learn! https://www.beautycounter.com/products/beauty-school
Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet. I appreciate your time and support so much! Cheers,