Disclosure: I was provided Beautycounter samples to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
I recently attended a fantastic Mom’s Night Out shopping event where I was introduced to Beautycounter. Beautycounter is a fabulous brand of non-toxic, completely safe cosmetic and body products. My introduction to this amazing brand reaffirmed what I already knew: there’s some seriously toxic and harmful crap in pretty much every mainstream personal care product on the market. In fact, did you know that the US hasn’t passed a single federal law to regulate the ingredients used in personal care products since 1938? That’s pretty unbelievable. Frankly, it’s unforgivable, particularly since many of the ingredients used in our everyday products are not only linked to cancer and other awful diseases, but over 1,500 toxic ingredients have been banned in most European countries. This is pretty disturbing information, but luckily there are brands like Beautycounter that are taking matters into their own hands. With Beautycounter in your corner, the products you use on your face and body (and on your kids!) don’t have to work against you.
My amazing new friend and Beautycounter consultant, Brianna, provided me with a variety of Beautycounter samples for this review. After having used them for several weeks, all I can say is….wow. This is some seriously amazing stuff. I was lucky enough to try out the entire Countertime collection: Soothing Face Wash, Enlightening Treatment Pads, Radiant Firming Complex, Uplifting Day Cream, Nourishing Cleansing Balm, Restorative Night Cream and Vibrant Eye Perfector, along with the Lustro Face Oil 3. Not only did these products make my skin look and feel amazing (if I do say so myself), but I was BLOWN AWAY by how little it took of each product to cover my entire face. Brianna had mentioned several times that a little Beautycounter goes a long way, and she definitely wasn’t joking. I mean honestly, a single bottle or tube of any of these products will easily last you months and months (and months).
The soothing face wash is super straightforward. No tingling, no crazy foaming action – just simple, effective (and non-toxic) cleansing that leaves your face feeling fresh, smooth and invigorated. It is pretty darn amazing. The Enlightening Treatment pads are thin disposable pads soaked in an antioxidant-rich toner intended to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as reduce the size of pores. Do they? Uh, yeah. Yeah they do. And they also feel amazing. Amaaaaaaaaaaazing. I like to use the treatment pads prior to moisturizing or if my skin needs an afternoon pick-me-up. The Radiant Firming Complex can also be used before moisturizer, and works to firm and brighten your complexion. Within a few days of use, I noticed a definite difference in the firmness of my skin, and the tone had definitely evened out. The Uplifting Day Cream and Restorative Night Cream deliver intense doses of moisture in lightweight, easily applied creams. And seriously….a pea-sized amount of these creams is more than enough to cover your entire face and neck in glorious, non-toxic moisture! You wouldn’t believe how soft my skin felt after using this moisturizing duo for a few weeks. Once I apply the moisturizers, I dab on some Vibrant Eye Cream to give some extra attention to those pesky wrinkles around my eyes. Another incredible product in the Countertime collection (and perhaps my favorite) is the Nourishing Cleansing Balm. Brianna told me to rub a thin layer of the balm on my face and then wipe it clean with a wet cloth for ultimate cleansing. She also suggested doubling up and using the balm as an overnight moisturizer after cleansing. I hate to do this, but I have to…this balm is the bomb. I don’t want to go crazy, but I’m pretty sure this is hands down my favorite beauty product of all time. It’s just. that. good.
I was also able to try two other phenomenal Beautycounter products: the Lustro Face Oil 3 and the Hydrate Everyday Body Lotion. If the Nourishing Cleansing Balm is my number one favorite beauty product, the Lustro Face Oil is without a doubt my number two favorite. The oil smells incredible. With hints of ylang ylang and chamomile, this luxurious oil smells the way I imagine every beauty product in the 1920s smelled. Just a few drops of the face oil will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, moisturized and Great Gatsby beautiful! The Hydrate Everyday Body Lotion is an incredible lightweight lotion that softens and hydrates while leaving behind a subtly sweet minty citrus scent. As with every other Beautycounter product, a little goes a very long way, and Hydrate will be leaving your entire body feeling phenomenal for a very long time. It’s an easy to apply, super spreadable anti-oxidant rich wonder, and I promise you (and your skin) are going to love it!