As y’all know, my love of Beautycounter products is strong. Safe beauty products that also work? It’s almost too good to be true. But it isn't.If you’re wondering what I mean by “safe beauty”, read this post on why you need to be reading the ingredients in your beauty products. For me, there is nothing more important than my health. One aspect your health is being aware of the toxins and chemicals that I'm putting on your body daily. I’ve rounded up my favorite skincare and makeup products and why each one makes my “best of” list. Truthfully, Beautycounter is the only US based company you can trust 100% of the time. So keep reading!
Who this list is for: the safe beauty lover, the mom or mom-to-be, anyone who’s ever had a weird reaction to a beauty product, the lover of more natural makeup, and anyone who’s ever dealt with hormonal issues and birth defects (so many chemicals in beauty products contribute to this).
Who this list isn’t for: the girl who wants a very bold, high coverage face of makeup.
If there was one product that single-handedly makes the most improvements in your skin, it’s this face oil. From moisturizing, to regulating oily skin, to reducing signs of aging this is truly a miracle product. Beautycounter has 3 different face oils: brightening (No. 1), plumping (No. 2), and balancing (No. 3). I use No. 1 and No 3 daily. Read this post for why you should be using face oil and why you (yes, you!) need to be using it.
This is the best serum I have ever tried. It brightens, it reduces signs of aging, it fixes texture issues - it does it all without making your skin actually peel! It's the best bang for your buck too when you look at other products plus it's clean! What's even better? You only need to use it 3-4x a week at night so it lates at least 6 months.
This rosemary and citrus body oil is the cadillac of body oils. It's only product that kept my legs from looking ashy and covered in red splotches. After moving to Chicago, I needed some intense moisturizer and this body oil combined with a body lotion or body butter is key. I double (or triple) up in winter and scale back to one pump in summer. It also doesn't leave your skin overly oily! Definitely a must have year round to keep that glow.
This creamy moisturizing Lip Sheer is an Allure Best of Beauty winner. It’s sheer but the color layers really well. You also aren’t left with awkward lines or clumps when it wears off like with some liquid lips. As easy to reapply as chapstick but with a little more glam. A great option for everyone but specifically the girl wanting a fab nude, to experiment with color, or the career woman going to work. Twig is the best seller but Currant, Plum, Poppy, and Orchid are my favorites.
If you haven't read my in depth ranking of eye creams, you might not know that the Countertime Ultra Renewal Eye Cream ranks at the top of the list. It is the most hydrating for skin around the eye reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As with most Beautycounter products, it lasts significantly longer topping out at about 6 months when used morning and night!
By far one of my must haves body products. I use this sugar body scrub once a week to make sure your putting your best skin forward. It smells amazing and will give you a little escape in the shower, making you feel like you’re at a spa. My mother (who uses no beauty products) constantly asks me for more of this it's that good. It's a must have year round! It's also great for keratosis pilaris (the red bumps on your arms)!
The Beautycounter foundations actually improve my skin and this is their new and improved formula. It’s skincare in makeup containing hyaluronic acid to keep your skin looking hydrated and plump. While the coverage is lighter, it’s the best thing you can do for your skin to give it a break from toxic chemicals. Wear this to work and you’ll see a difference within 2 weeks. It’s also moisturizing which is so crucial for winter. You can rub in with your hands or a kabuki brush!
Whether you're into clean beauty or not, the Beautycounter eyeshadow palettes are better than any other brand. There is a TON of pigment packed into these travel friendly palettes so they will last you years (not an exaggeration). My personal favorite is The Classic because it's a beautiful set of neutrals and it's fool proof. You can't choose a bad combination. There are 3 different palettes and a full face kit at a discount available too if you want a more dramatic look!
This sunscreen stick is a must for every girl. It smells like chocolate and is multi-purpose. You can use it for quick application, a lip SPF, on the go, and on your kiddos (they love it because it smells like chocolate). I wouldn't go anywhere without this sunscreen stick in my purse. Check out the other Beautycounter suncreens including their new sheer formula! They are all mineral sunscreens (vs. chemical) which is better for you and better for your skin because it's a physical blocker!
This long anticipated vitamin C serum sold out immediately after it launched. If you have dark spots, acne scars, melasma, and the like, this is a product that should be in your routine. When winter comes, use this serum to keep the dullness away and brighten your skin. Use morning and night or alternate with other serums prior to your moisturizer!
If your skin is dry or aging, this cleansing oil is a must. It does the best job removing makeup and hydrating at the same time (which says a lot for a cleanser). You put it on your fingers dry and rub onto your face as it melts off your makeup. It's the ultimate luxury and a must for anyone struggling to keep their skin hydrated.
A cleanser gentle enough to use on your eyes? Heck yes. This creamy face wash won’t suds like a regular cleaner (those chemicals that cause sudsing usually cause dermatitis) but it’s so gentle which is great for sensitive skin. Use it in your hands, in a washcloth, or with a Clarisonic. A little bit goes a long way too so this should last you at least 3 months.