Let’s face it… We have a lot of skincare options. Each of us also has our own peccadillos when it comes to our beauty routines, whether formulation-based (gel or cream cleanser, moisturizing lotion or cream, etc.) or a desire to only use natural and organic products. Navigating the maze of beauty counters at the department store or the aisles at Sephora can be overwhelming and we can all agree that a “one stop shop” makes things a lot easier. For those of us who avoid questionable ingredients such as parabens, phthalates and other controversial chemicals, Beautycounter is the way to go.
Committed to clean, safe personal care products for the entire family, Beautycounter uses a direct-sales model similar to Rodan + Fields—but without the pressure, commitment and social media overload. The products also have a high-end, luxurious feel, which can be hard to find in the natural/organic arena. The extensive range includes skincare essentials, targeted anti-aging treatments, haircare and even products for the kiddos—and after experiencing the products firsthand I’m definitely intrigued. Here, a few of the standouts…
Lustro Face Oils: With 3 blends designed for different skin types and concerns and gorgeous packaging, I wouldn’t be shocked to see these oils on a shelf at Barneys. Formulated with organic argan, grape seed, rose hip, sea buckthorn (and more) oils, they smell divine.
Nourishing Cleansing Balm: I’m a sucker for a cleansing balm and this one melts makeup and hydrates skin without an overwhelming scent.
Hand Cream + Hand Wash Set: Not only does this sleek, minimalist packaging look chic on your vanity, this set makes an amazing hostess gift. Oh, and they have a delicate citrus scent.
And there’s makeup, too! If the thought of using cosmetics that contain ingredients you can pronounce makes you feel icky, you best check out Beautycounter’s selection. From complexion to eyes and everything in between, these are high-quality products that you don’t have to worry about. The Dew Skin Moisturizing Coverage is a fabulous tinted moisturizer with SPF 20 and the Matte Bronzer deserves a spot in every girl’s makeup bag. But the real standout is the Touchup Skin Concealer Pen, which gives YSL’s Touche Eclat a natural run for its money.
If you’re a YouTube junkie you’ll absolutely love the video tutorials that are available for each and every Beautycounter product. And if you’re a beauty geek you’ll appreciate all of the info about the ingredients you won’t find in the products (and why).
Thanks to Beautycounter, I think it’s safe to say the days of sacrificing safety for skincare and cosmetics that get the job done are over. Are you ready to “green” your beauty routine?