It’s been one year since I surprised myself and those who know me well by joining a direct sales company. But Beautycounter continues to impress me, bringing hundred of its representatives to Capitol Hill to lobby for the government to better regulate beauty products, becoming a certified B Corporation, and working to truly educate their consultants about the cosmetic industry’s lack of safety regulation.
And they just keep launching amazing and addictive-in-a-good-way products! In fact, it can be hard to keep up. So here are my 9 essential Beautycounter products.
This is a best-seller for a reason. It’s a great way to remember SPF every day, even in the winter. The tinted moisturizer leaves skin with a luminous glow – perfect for days when you don’t need full coverage foundation. Dew Skin Moisturizing Coverage SPF 20 provides lightweight, sheer hydration that evens skin tone while protecting the skin from sun damage.
Create a naturally lit-from-within look with these easy-to-wear highlighters. Soft and sheer, Bronze Glow imparts a sun-kissed radiance when used to sculpt cheekbones. Light pink and luminous, Rose Glow delivers a healthy, youthful appearance on the apples of the cheeks. Pearl Glow spotlights the high points of the face. Sheer, blendable, and buildable formulas lend a delicate, dewy finish. Confused how to use these things? I was too:
This gentle yet super-effective exfoliating cleanser sweeps away impurities to uncover fresh, radiant skin. Non-abrasive jojoba beads help slough off dry skin, while organic coconut oil and aloe soothe and hydrate.
Cleansing Balm is the must-have multi-tasker! Use it as a cleanser that leaves you with super moisturized skin, leave on as a hydrating mask, and even use to remove stubborn face paint from your kid’s festivities! This stuff melts into your skin to hydrate while it cleanses, removing makeup and other impurities but never stripping away moisture.
You may think you can’t wear a red lip, but this color looks good on everyone. Plus, there’s no synthetic fragrance – yuck! Whenever I eat a sandwich while fancy and notice the lipstick on the bread, I wonder how people don’t care what is in their lipstick!
Beautycounter Everyday Shampoo and Conditioner
I would not bullshit you. I had tried every natural/safe/organic shampoo and conditioner on the market. But no matter how well I think a natural shampoo and conditioner is working, there always comes a time when my hair feels so weighed down I have to do a secret rinse with Pantene. These are life-changing – and totally affordable. A $22 bottle lasts me three months – and Beautycounter membership makes it even cheaper!
No. 3 Balancing Charcoal Facemask
This nutrient-rich kaolin clay mask purifies and balances, absorbing excess oil and drawing out impurities. Activated charcoal minimizes the appearance of pores, giving skin a smooth, refined appearance while salicylic acid stimulates exfoliation. Perfect for all skin types and those concerned with congestion and oily skin.
Beautycounter Touchup Concealer Pen
I’ve been obsessed with this thing since my friend gave it to me two years ago. This pen comes in five skin tones and works amazingly to cover any blemishes and undereye circles.
We have tried it all – the gloppy, the blotchy, the chalky white streaks – all in search of a safe sunblock that really rubs in. This lightweight, water-resistant sunscreen is formulated with non-nano zinc oxide, an effective mineral sunblocker. It blends seamlessly into skin without leaving white streaks, protecting against both UVA and UVB rays. A game changer – especially if you have kids!
Check out how meaningful a switch to safer can be based on the Environmental Working Group’s safety ratings for these common products:
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