My Most Recommended Beautycounter Products

My Most Recommended Beautycounter Products

I’ve been a Beautycounter consultant now for almost a year and have had a chance to try many of the skincare, makeup, body care and even hair care products! If you want a little more background on how I got started as a consultant, you can read more about it here. Like the name suggests, we are countering the beauty industry by educating others on the importance of reading labels for ingredient safety, how to choose cleaner options, and even sharing a solution through high performing products. We also advocate for better legislation and more health protective laws by lobbying on Capitol Hill. After all, our mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone! I love Beautycounter products in part because it’s basically the easy button for busy families who don’t have time to research the cleanest brands. A lot of time can be spent debunking marketing claims, understanding how a company sources and processes the ingredients they use, and if those ingredients have any health or environmental implications. With Beautycounter, all of our products fit the same high safety standards. And did you know we are B Corp Certified? The B stands for “benefit,” and it means that, unlike the traditional corporate structure, we will consider people, planet, and profits equally. I’m proud to represent a company that sets the bar high and uses their business for the good of others.   Now on to the products!   My Fave’s Overnight Resurfacing Peel This thing is next-level good. It uses 15 botanically-derived acids to refine pores and fine lines and encourage skin cell turnover for glowing and...
What is Beautycounter and Does it Work?

What is Beautycounter and Does it Work?

I recently discovered Beautycounter, a safer skin care and cleaner cosmetics company out of Santa Monica, CA. I had heard about them here and there on social media but hadn’t personally known anyone who had bought any of their products. They’re a newer company with nearly 130 products across skin care, color cosmetics, advanced anti-aging, kids, baby and personal care collections. Besides having delightful products and a worthy mission, their stuff works well. It’s the trifecta of skin care, folks. Let me explain why I find this is so exciting! I’ve been a slacker when it comes to my skin care routine. Most of my choices growing up were based on pretty labels, cheap prices, and familiar brands. Face wash would get tossed in my shopping cart along with magazines, Cadbury eggs, and shaving cream. My skin was typical for a young adult – I had an oily t-zone and breakouts but never dealt with any severe issues. I’d bounce around from brand to brand but was never impressed enough to stay consistent with any one. Fast forward to 6 years ago when I was trying to get pregnant. I cleaned up my diet dramatically, but was less educated about what was going on my skin. A beauty product minimalist, I figured less is more and that I’d be ok with that. When I learned I was pregnant, I researched safe options for body lotions and baby shampoos but found very few affordable options. Greener alternatives were hard to find online and even harder in stores where I could see and smell before buying. So I DIYed things like...