Hello and happy almost weekend! We’ve made it. I’m back this week with a short guide to my favorite + some of the most popular Beautycounter products. However, before I start, I want to clarify that this blog is not simply going to turn into a platform for my Beautycounter side business. Creativity and Couture will still primarily be a fashion blog, only featuring posts about beauty from time to time. I wouldn’t normally post about Beautycounter twice in a row, but this week is a little different since I wanted to share some specific products before my giveaway for purchases totaling $40 or greater (you can reference it here near the bottom of my last post) ends on 6/30.
Something else I want to clarify before we dive in is that I myself am a new Beautycounter user – I haven’t been using their products for too terribly long and there are still lots I haven’t tried! So when I share my favorites today, know that they are what are my favorite products to use so far and that there will hopefully be lots more to come. 🙂
I’ve decided to arrange this product guide by price point. Why? Because frankly, that’s how I would want to view them myself. When making the switch to safer products, it’s easy to only see dollar signs as the products are typically more expensive than what else is available in the market and certainly never the cheapest option available. In my opinion, Beautycounter products aren’t outrageously priced and are actually comparable to mid-to-high tier beauty brands (think Clinique or MAC). That being said, they’re still not “cheap” and some are more of an investment than others. My recommendation is to start small as a way to find out what you like and what works for your skin before going overboard and buying too many products at once. A good place to start doing this would be to begin replacing products as you run out of them – i.e., trade out your moisturizer when it runs out for the intense moisture serum, or your eye makeup remover for the instant eye makeup remover.
Here are a few favorites + most popular Beautycounter products, organized by price point. Enjoy!
- Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 30 (0.5 oz) – $20
Do you wear SPF daily? If not, you should – and this is a great place to start! The line of sunscreen is all new and really groundbreaking in the industry in that it’s effective and safe. Here’s why it’s safer than other sunscreens out there:
Technology: “At Beautycounter, we prohibit chemical SPF filters due to their high potential for skin irritation. We prefer to use physical sunscreens, more commonly known as mineral sunscreen. Zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, sit on the surface of the skin and physically bounce or reflect sun’s rays away from the skin. Mineral sunscreens are great for people with sensitive skin as well as babies and kids.”
Formula: “Our lightweight, water-resistant sunscreen stick uses non-nano zinc oxide. It’s also formulated with organic coconut oil and organic shea butter to deliver an ultra-moisturizing experience without the need for neurotoxic preservatives and serious allergens like MIT (Methylisothiazolinone). And, we never use Octinoxate & Oxybenzone ingredients known to contribute to the collapse of coral reefs around the world making our sunscreens safer for both people and our oceans.”
2. Charcoal Cleansing Bar – $25
Perfect for your face or the rest of your body, the charcoal cleansing bar helps to gently detoxify and rid your skin of impurities. Ideal for oily or blemish-prone skin. “Made with purifying Japanese binchotan charcoal, antioxidant-rich organic green tea, and hydrating organic coconut oil, the gentle formula can be used daily on your face and body.”
3. Volumizing Mascara – $29
Since almost everyone wears mascara, this is a great place to start the switch to using safer products. The Beautycounter volumizing mascara is made of natural fibers and can increase volume by up to 385%. “Cleaner, plant-derived ingredients, like carnauba wax and rice bran wax, replace harmful emollients, while bataua oil helps soften lashes.”
4. Sheer Lipstick – $32
This is perfect if you’re looking for a long-lasting sheer color. There are 13 shades available, I have the rose shade and it stays on for quite awhile! I tested it out as soon as I got it, and then, about six hours later, I was about to head out the door to yoga and noticed it was still on my lips. Definitely long-lasting! Also, it smells wonderful, but it’s nothing fake: “includes jojoba esters and carnauba wax to condition and hydrate lips and no synthetic fragrance—just a sophisticated hint of natural vanilla.”
5. Countermatch Recovery Sleeping Cream – $55
Since I began using this on a nightly basis, my skin has been noticeably softer and more hydrated when I wake up in the morning. I also love that the cream feels lighter and less “goopy” than other hydrating creams I’ve used in the past. “This advanced blend of hyaluronic acid, plum oil, and tara gum creates a protective layer to help replenish hydration and revitalize skin while you sleep—so skin looks youthfully smoother, softer, and more radiant in the morning.”
6. No. 1 Brightening Facial Oil – $69
Okay, is it too early for me to say that I have a favorite product? Oh well – I already have a favorite product, and it’s this! Not only does the soft citrus scent smell amazing, but it works. I apply this nightly and it leaves my skin feeling so smooth without feeling oily. “Lightweight and silky smooth, it features a proprietary blend of seven natural oils.”
7. Cleansing Balm – $80
I think this was the first Beautycounter product I ever heard about, it’s so popular: as of today, it has nearly 1100 reviews, of which 93% are rated as five stars. It’s just that good: basically, the cleansing balm is a cleanser, makeup remover, and overnight mask – all in one! After applying it at night, you can either remove it with the 100% muslin cloth (included), or leave it on all night to replenish your skin and rinse off in the morning. “It also hydrates with nutrient-rich raspberry and cranberry seed oils and promotes a brighter complexion with radiance-boosting vitamin C.”
Let me know what your favorites are!!