I love a discount on anything more pricey in the eco/ethical world! It’s often just more expensive so we’ll take any discount we can get! These are my own personal picks below, I review lots of things from this brand but these are what I love the most – they’re all affiliate links and this is the one affiliate brand where I use my commission to give back to you to make the cost less for everyone and I LOVE doing it. You can read more about how I do that HERE. This month you can also get 30% off any first order (or first order with your email address) using the code CLEANFORALL30 and the link HERE or any of the direct links below.
Why I (still) choose Beautycounter
Within the world of “cleaner” make up and skincare, different companies have different things going for them and that makes different ones right for different people! You might want only 4 ingredients, you might want testing for heavy metal contamination – there are many trade offs and there is no one size fits all people and thats ok! We want lots of players in the market so that there are options for everyone. I chose Beautycounter because I felt overwhelmed combining a desire for science based safer formulation, with ethics in sourcing and also care for the environment… in a product that worked. I found Beautycounter to be the best balance of all those for me, with a generous return guarantee, and the external vetting of being a B Corp.
Wherever I can, I want to use what we buy to change the game not just for myself but for others as I make better choices and that’s another piece of what they do – with a large arm of their company being education, advocacy and changing laws. In the last decade they’ve been part of changing 9 laws that raise the standard for everyone – and I love being able to contribute to that with my purchasing.
Beautycounter are a US based brand shipping to the US and Canada as well as military addresses overseas. If you’re wanting to shop my top picks from other brands in other areas, THIS IS THE POST YOU WANT!
Alright, a quick dive into my personal top 11 go to products
1. Overnight Resurfacing Peel
This was the first Beautycounter skincare product I tried and it changed my dull postpartum skin 4 years ago. I use it Once a week and I think its the best value for money they do in terms of the change you get. It’s got botanical AHA/BHAs to exfoliate the skin and resurface it as you sleep. There’s no actually peeling, it’s very clean and simple and gentle for most skin types.
Find it HERE
2. AHA mask
This is a new mask addition that is the most pricey product Beautycounter makes and yet, again I think it’s some of the best value for money. It breaks down to $3 a use, and give the most immediate results of any of their line up. It’s got the glycolic acid you’d see in a a spa facial, with AHA chemical exfoliation and bamboo for gentle scrubbing exfoliation.
Find it HERE
3. Dew Skin SPF tinted moisturizer
(back in stock with new sustainable packaging 4/19)
My daily go to for light coverage and safer mineral SPF. It’s just enough colour for a little evening of your skin tone and dewy moisturising SPF. I LOVE it.
Find it HERE
4. Think Big Mascara
I’ve tried to many “clean” mascaras and this hands down wins for good bold colour, and volume and staying power without smudge. I’ve learned there’s no one size fits all so with anything and espeically mascara, a win for me isn’t a win for everyone but this one works so well for most people and again as with everything you can return it for 60 days so it’s safe to try.
Find it HERE
This is my go to daily skincare. In reality I do 2 steps most days, and the full line up a few times a week. It’s pricey but if you have mature and more dry skin it really does work – otherwise I wouldn’t use it. It has bakuchiol to help with skin cell turnover, peptides, and antioxidants, so if you want skincare that packs a punch for maturing skin it’s a great one. I get the whole line once a year and top up anything that runs out in between as individuals.
Find it HERE
6. Countertime Eye Cream
This stuff is worth every cent. It’s a small jar but it last me 9 months and is clinically proven to help with dark circles under the eyes as well as fine lines.
Find the eye cream HERE
7. Sunscreen (Jared’s pick!)
This is one Jared asks for! As more and more has come out in the media about the effects of chemical sunscreen – and as it’s been banned in some places for effect on the earth – we’ve opted for only physical sunscreen. But it’s the stuff that can make your skin white and not rub in so we’re very pick to find something that actually practically works for our family. Moving to England, I wanted to find something here that was a good alternative but we keep coming back to buying this in bulk because the experience is just so much better. You can also use HSA money to purchase it which is nice.
The best value BC sunscreen HERE
8. Cream Blush
This is a refill product as BC moves to zero to landfill status by 2025. It’s 100% recycled clamshell with a mirror which I love having in my makeup bag, that’s refillable with one of 8 shades. I like Chai and Truffle personally, but Paloma has also been really popular for lighter skin.
Cream blush in a sustainable refillable compact
9. Cleansing Balm (Clayton’s pick!)
This is mostly a go to for my kids in winter. Its a godsend for dry chapped skin, extra dry faces, over washed hands rashy skin, or any mild skin complaint they have. It doesn’t sting or hurt so it’s the only thing Clayton will let me reach for when we want to moisturize their skin. It can also be used as an extra hydrating overnight mask for my face (I used it travelling in dry desert conditions and it was amazing!) and I use it to remove makeup when I don’t have warm water and want to rub it on and take it off with a cloth. It melts makeup away without running water which I love!
Clayton’s favourite Cleansing Balm
10. Charcoal Bar (my summer pick!)
My go to cleanser in summer or when I’m double cleansing. When I wak up a little oilier it’s perfect to balance my skin out before makeup. It’s a very economical item that lasts me well over a year and is great for cleansing combo or oily skin to balance it but not over dry. Just make sure you keep it dry and it will last a LOT longer.
Summer fave – the charcoal bar HERE
11. Lip sheer
I love lipstick and this is perfect for every day – a chapstick meets lipstick with hydration and forgiving colour that doesn’t have to be applies super carefully. They range in intensity of colour, I love the Rose for a gentle pink and the Orchid for a little more bold colour. But really I love these for the heavy metal testing on every batch, and the much safer than normal formulations.
Lipstick meets chapstick HERE
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