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Guess who just took a big step in their clean beauty journey?! As you probably already know, I’ve been switching out my current makeup and skincare products for cleaner, safer alternatives.
In the process of discovering new products, I made a new Instagram friend named Morgan. She is also a fellow wellness enthusiast, sleep coach, breast cancer survivor, and overall badass. Her story is incredible. You should check her out.
It turns out that Morgan is also a part of the Beautycounter team. After seeing how passionate she was about clean beauty and all things health and wellness, I decided to order a few products through her.
I was highly impressed with the quality of the products and even more impressed with the available shade range for us brown girls.
One day Morgan asked me to apply for the Beautycounter scholarship. At the time, I was hesitant. Let’s be honest; we all have those flashbacks of our moms, aunts, or cousins doing those beauty product parties. So I declined initially.
A few months later, Morgan asked me to apply again. This time I was in a different place. I had learned more about clean beauty in general, and I had a little more time to learn more about Beautycounter and its founder, another badass woman you should check out.
Beauty with a Mission
Beautycounter is one of the most transparent and ethical brands that I’ve come across when shopping for safer cosmetic products. Their founder walks the walk when it comes to clean beauty. And by walk the walk, I mean she has lobbied for safer, more transparent practices in the industry.
I also appreciate that Beautycounter has a “Never List” of chemicals that will never appear on their ingredient lists. I should also point out that they could legally put many of these chemicals in their products, but they chose integrity. That’s something that I can get behind.
Now that I’ve finished singing Beautycounter’s praises, I should be clear. I still plan to use other products. Even as a recovering beauty junkie, I still find it challenging to limit myself to one brand. Beautycounter’s products just fit well into what I’m trying to accomplish in my lifestyle.
I still promise to promote items that I genuinely like, feel good about sharing, and want to use myself. That applies to any brand I’m sharing.
As part of Beautycounter’s scholarship program, they sent me a crazy amount of products to share and recommend to you guys! It will take me some time to go through everything, but here are a few things that I loved before or have recently fallen in love with.
My Top Beautycounter Picks
Full disclosure, I’ve tried every single one of these products and can attest to their effectiveness. Beyond having clean ingredients, I love products that hydrate my skin without leaving it greasy, and having a strong ingredient list is an absolute must. These are my top recommendations:
Charcoal Face Mask
Not only is this mask one of the best I’ve tried for breakouts, but it also works well as an armpit detox. Beautycounter’s Charcoal Facial Mask glides on smoothly and purifies the skin without drying it out. When I feel blemishes coming on, this is my go-to!
All Bright C Serum
Vitamin C can be a tricky ingredient to get right. It’s very unstable and many companies don’t do a great job at creating formulas that stabilize Vitamin C well enough for it to actually benefit the skin. Beautycounter’s All Bright C Serum is the exception and I probably won’t go back to any other product because this one is just that good. I mean, look at that glow! Chef’s kiss.
Lipid Defense Cleansing Oil
This is one of my holy grail products and an essential in my summer nighttime skincare routine. The Lipid Defense Cleansing Oil takes my makeup right off–even my waterproof mascara! The best part? It doesn’t strip my skin of moisture in the process, so it’s the perfect first step in a double-cleanse system. I also love that this product lasts a long time…like, a really long time. It feels like such a great value for the $$.
Eye Rescue Cream
If you can only buy one eye product, I highly recommend this eye cream. It’s lightweight, so it works day and night. I also find that a half pump is enough for both eyes, even if you’re a slatherer like myself.
Some More Beautycounter Favorites:
- Overnight Resurfacing Peel: This AHA/BHA peel is the perfect skin reset that leaves my face looking as glowy as ever. A chemical exfoliant like this one is essential in any basic skincare routine, and this one is gentle enough to use a couple of times a week.
- Mineral Sunscreen Lotion: Ask any dermatologist and they’ll tell you that sunscreen is the single most important product in your skincare routine. Simply put, the rest of your products do not matter if you skip the sunscreen because you’ll be putting your skin in harm’s way. Sun is the number one cause of premature aging in the skin, so slather this beautiful formula on your skin in the morning and thank me later.
- Skin Twin Featherweight Foundation: It’s giving effortless. It’s giving radiant. My all-time favorite foundation, and the shade range is to die for.
- Skin Twin Creamy Concealer: Any great foundation needs a great concealer sidekick, and this one is it. I usually go a shade lighter to brighten my under eyes a bit.
I hope this post helps you choose cleaner skincare and makeup products from Beautycounter. I love their products, and I’m positive that you will, too.