I love trying new beauty products. It’s an addiction I can’t see to kick, nor do I want to! The idea of using products that not only deliver fantastic results, though are also formulated with clean ingredients, has at times seemed like an elusive concept. While I find it difficult to be completely loyal to just one brand, there are some clean beauty products in the Beautycounter line that are non-negotiable for me and my family. Scroll down to see them all!
We consistently purchase them over and over again. I also love that Beautycounter has products for men, babies/children, and their makeup products come in a variety of shades to compliment all skin tones, from light to dark. They are an inclusive company, with processing and manufacturing processes that meet the highest of ethical, environmental, and ingredient standards.
Did you know Beautycounter is a certified B Corp organization? Companies that are designated as B Corp “meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability. It’s quite the feat to be awarded B Corp status!
Read on to learn about my the top Beautycounter products and why I’ve finally stopped looking in these beauty categories and remain loyal to these products. Oh, and don’t even get me started on the Countersun line! Sunscreen is a big area of concern for me since sunscreen is something we put all over our, and our children’s, bodies. There are several sun protection products on this list. With Beautycounter’s Countersun line, I know I am using the cleanest possibly sun care products for our family.
11 Clean Beauty Products from Beautycounter
This mask does everything it says it does and more. If you follow me on social media, you may have seen the Counter+ Charcoal Facial Mask IGTV video I posted sharing my skin without makeup before using the mask, and after using the mask. The evidence is clear, my skin looks so toned and lifted, its astonishing. And not only that, my pores are purified and clean. In ten minutes this nutrient-rich kaolin clay mask with activated charcoal purifies and balances, absorbing excess oil and drawing out impurities. Exfoliation is enhanced by the addition of Salicylic and lactic acids. The minimized look of pores is what assists in giving such a firm and uplifted look to the skin. I use this mask 2-3 times a week.
Technically these are part of the men’s line, Counterman, though it’s not just my husband that loves these quick, easy-to-use pads. Infused with witch hazel and green tea extract, these pads are part of my night time routine. I use them when I get out of the shower and/or after I wash my face before bed. They help to tighten pores, which improves the overall look and feel of my skin. It feels invigorated, and smoother, more even, ready to layer on my evening skincare products. Some people fear toners and pads to be drying, though neither my husband or I have ever had that concern with these pads.
This is another product that can be used by anyone, not just for kids and babies! It’s also multi-purpose, and can be used anywhere that needs a little hydration. A friend of mine who swears by the Baby Daily Protective Balm uses it as her cuticle treatment! It’s really that versatile, and because it is such a powerhouse, a lil’ dab will do ya’. Comprised of organic shea butter, sunflower seed oil, and jojoba seed oil, this cream is gentle enough for the most sensitive skin.
Ahh, Dew Skin. This tinted moisturizer has it all, including SPF 20. A lightweight sheer moisturizer that evens skin tone and protects skin against sun damage, it also has good for you ingredients that help to reveal tighter skin through black currant seed oil, peony root extract, and vitamin C. Vitamin C in particular is a beloved ingredient in skincare for me, as it works to create more even and radiant skin tone over time. In case you were wondering what kind of sun protection the product offers, rest assured it is effective and coral reef safe with non-nano zinc oxide, an effective mineral sunscreen active.
The color swatch below is representative of the shade I wear, Light, previously No.2, though what I love about Beautycounter products is that they are formulated for a range of skin tones from light to dark. Dew Skin comes in six shades.
If I could only choose three makeup clean beauty products to use for the rest of my life, a good brow pencil would be included. Brows have the ability to change the shape of one’s face, and as we age, they can become sparse. After trying both Beautycounter’s Color Define Brow Pencil and Brilliant Brow Gel, the pencil is clearly the winner for me. I tend to find brow gels a little heavier, and found the brow gel to be a little too heavy for my thinning brows. If you have thick and lucious brows, it would be a good fit for you! Or maybe then you don’t need any assistance with your brows, lucky girl! For the rest of us, the Color Define Brow Pencil has an easy glide pencil that fills and shapes brows. The pencil comes in Light, Medium, and Dark shades. I use the Dark, and then use the spool brush at the end of the product, running it up and over my brows to blend the color in and down.
Another Best of Allure Magazine’s Beauty Winner, this citrus-scented facial oil is a daily radiance boost! Skin looks brighter and glowing, while also providing hydration, revitalization and renewal. The oil is lightweight and goes on smooth, and it contains Vitamin C and omega rich marula oil to help work its magic. If you’ve never tried a facial oil before because your skin is oily or you think it might cause you to break out, I understand. I once felt the same way about facial oils with my oily and shine-prone skin. After having tried several facial oils, I can assure they don’t tend to exacerbate the issues of oily skin, at least the ones I’ve tried. They truly do hydrate and leave skin silky smooth, with a youthening effect. So if you would like to try the benefits of a facial oil, why not try the Brightening Facial Oil and start with the best?
Now we start to get into the sunscreens and this is a big category for me. Sunscreens have historically been known to have health questionable ingredients, and environmental studies have shown that coral reefs are being damaged in tourist heavy, tropical locations due to sunscreen contaminating the water. No worries about any of it with the Countersun line. Another Allure Magazine Best of Beauty Winner, in 2018, the Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion is up to 40 minutes water resistant and is formulated with non-nano zinc and California Poppy. It has a nourishing formula that provides an effective shield from UVA and UVB light.
I love this stick sunscreen, particularly for the face, and especially for my kid’s faces. They will actually stand there and allow me to apply this 80 minute water resistant stick to their faces, ears, and necks, and then off they go! This sunscreen stick contains cocoa seed butter to provide the “glide” and also hydration. The rest of the ingredients are also simple, non-nano zinc and California Poppy to effectively shield against UVA and UVB rays. This super convenient stick can be thrown in a purse for 24/7, no mess, access to sun protection.
This up to 80 minute water resistant sunscreen comes in a mist form, making it easy to apply to hard to reach places in an air-powered, non-aerosol container. Like the other sun protection products in the Countersun line, it also contains non-nano zinc and California Poppy that effectively protects against UVA and UVB rays while soothing skin. I love that the mist sprays on white to guide application, which you then rub into skin, making it super easy to ensure all spots are reached. One word of caution is that mineral formulas can transfer onto clothing. This usually doesn’t pose a problem for most fabrics, though if you are wearing a silk dress or another delicate item, there is the potential for transfer.
These sheer, easy swipe on lip glosses come in nine shades. They go on smooth with no stickiness, and have a unique tear-shaped applicator. They also smell great, with a clean vanilla flavor. They have a natural look, and natural shine, without the goopy feeling. The one shown here is Blush Shimmer, one my favorites, for its ability to enhance what is already there.
On the other end of the statement spectrum is the Color Intense Lipstick. This long-wearing lipstick comes in eight shades in ranges from nude to intense red. Sometimes long-wearing lipsticks can be drying, though not the Color Intense Lipstick. With a subtle peppermint oil flavor, these lipsticks deliver all the goods, though in a clean product way. As I can say of all the Beautycounter clean beauty products I’ve tried, it really is the best of both worlds!
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