Written by Sierra Calabresi, Vermont Beautycounter Consultant
If you’re committed to eating healthy and staying active, you may also place an emphasis on clean beauty. Have yet to make the switch? Meet Beautycounter: a California-based startup company that’s on a mission to get safer personal care products into the hands of everyone.
To accomplish this goal, Beautycounter has created a “NEVER” list of ingredients, which include animal fats, benzophenone and formaldehyde—just to name a few. These ingredients are directly linked to serious health issues—including but not limited to infertility, cancer, asthma, and much more. Can you believe these ingredients are allowed in personal care products? Me neither. Fortunately, Beautycounter is known for meticulously vetting ingredients. In fact, it took years before Beautycounter even launched a mascara because its standards are so high.
In addition to the “NEVER” list, Beautycounter is also a B Corporation; meaning it puts the people and the planet ahead of profit. A few other B Corps you may be familiar with include Patagonia, Ben and Jerry’s and Toms. Further, part of Beautycounter’s proceeds go towards lobbying in Washington, D.C. for stronger regulations in the personal care product industry.
At Beautycounter, we’re committed to a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what’s required by U.S. and Canadian law: We’ve banned the use of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals through our Never List—all while ensuring our products perform and that they’re as indulgent as any luxe shampoo, lipstick, or oil in the market.
Now that you understand Beautycounter’s mission, I would like to introduce you to a few of my favorite BC products. These products are not only safe, they’re some of the most luxurious and high-performing products on the market today. Needless to say, you’ll never have to sacrifice performance and luxury for safety and health ever again. You’re welcome.
Purifying Charcoal Mask
If you add one Beautycounter product to your routine it should be the Purifying Charcoal Mask. After one use my skin glowed like never before. That’s because it exfoliates, draws out impurities and soothes your skin all at the same time. All you need is ten minutes and a hot washcloth to cleanse after each use. For a facial-like experience, shop the Purifying Charcoal Mask now.
Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation
One of the biggest obstacles I found with making the switch to clean beauty is finding a foundation that actually worked. That is, until, I discovered Beautycounter’s Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation. Put simply, it’s a total game-changer that offers lightweight, creamy coverage. It also multi-tasks as an anti-aging formula that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Experience seamless coverage by shopping the Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation.
Retractable Complexion Brush
If you’re skeptical of the Retractable Complexion Brush I don’t blame you. The truth is, before I tried it, I was a self-proclaimed expert at applying my foundation—or so I thought. This brush blends tinted moisturizer or foundation better than I ever imagined. In fact, the look it creates is so radiant and smooth, Instyle even says that it’s second-to-none. Say bye-bye to that cakey look and shop the Retractable Complexion Brush.
Soothing Face Oil
If you live in a colder climate—like me—then you know how essential it is to apply the right moisturizer. Adding just two drops of the Soothing Face Oil to your daily moisturizer offers that extra boost that i need. Bonus: it also boosts radiance. As someone with combination skin I never ever thought I could put oil on my face. The truth is, anyone can use a face oil. Despite what you may have heard, face oils won’t make you breakout either. That’s because Beautycounter’s line of face oils are naturally derived oils—such as argan nut oil, grapeseed oil and rosehip oil, among others—which means they won’t cause a negative reaction like a breakout. Learn more about the face oil collection by shopping the Soothing Face Oil.
Learn more about Beautycounter and shop the entire line here.
About our Guest Blogger
Sierra is a local marketing professional and Beautycounter consultant with a self-proclaimed love affair with health, fitness and wellness. It’s her passion that landed her in the role of a Beautycounter consultant. Despite her commitment to nourishing herself with the right foods, right products and right amount of exercise, Sierra believes in balance: think wheatgrass shot in one hand and champagne in the other. Want to hear more from Sierra, share with us in a comment!