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From the desk of Lauren Palmer

Have you ever heard of Beautycounter? I learned about it through one of my college besties who became a rep for the company a few years ago, and I discovered their mission is to get safer beauty products into the hands of everyone. I love this mission. I think we are all doing our best to find safe and clean products  that we actually love. I’ve ordered a large handful of Beautycounter products over the years and today I’m going to tell you about my favorites! I have a pop-up shop open for anyone wanting to shop. Just click any POP-UP SHOP link, and it will take you right to it!

Skincare Favorites

The Counter+ Overnight Resurfacing Peel 

*What Beautycounter says: Goodnight, dullness. Good morning, glow. Featuring a proprietary multi-acid complex, this leave-on AHA/BHA peel improves skin texture and boosts clarity without irritation or over-drying. With glycolic, malic, and botanically derived lactic acid, the formula clears away dull surface cells, while arginine and essential fatty acids help soothe to reveal a brighter, healthier looking, renewed complexion.

**What I say: This was my first skincare product to order from Beautycounter upon the recommendation of Christina. Although it is called a “resurfacing peel” I have never actually peeled from this product. I put it on at night, and my skin looks and feels very smooth the next morning. If I skip a night, I can definitely feel and see the difference in my skin. Overnight Resurfacing Peel

Recently I began using the Counter+ All Bright C Serum 

*What Beautycounter says: Brighten up with this game-changing serum. This ultra-potent 10% blend of two forms of vitamin C instantly brightens skin and helps reduce the appearance of existing dark spots, while antioxidant-rich turmeric and camu camu extracts help protect against new ones. The formula also helps defend skin from the damaging effects of environmental stressors—revealing a more youthful-looking complexion.

**What I say: This is a new product for Beautycounter, and I began using it at the beginning of the summer. I put it on my face, neck, and chest every morning. Y’all this formulation really does brighten my skin. I love using it with the Overnight Resurfacing Peel because I think that product allows the C Serum to penetrate deeper into my skin. Plus one of the ingredients, tumeric, gives the serum a bright yellow color which is super happy first thing in the morning. Counter+ All Bright C Serum 

Makeup Favorites

First is the Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer 

*What Beautyconter says: This sheer-coverage tinted moisturizer helps even skin tone as it protects against sun’s damaging rays with SPF 20 mineral sunscreen. The formula features a blend of black currant seed oil, peony root extract, and vitamin C to help brighten while leaving skin looking radiant. With continued use, skin will feel firmer and look more luminous.

**What I say: This is the first product I ordered from Beautycounter and I LOVE it. It is a wonderful alternative to heavy foundation especially during the hot summer months. It looks dewy and soft on my skin and feels really light. I use it with my normal powder and sometimes I mix it with my foundation if I want a little extra coverage .Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer 

The Sheer Lipstick 

*What Beautycounter says: A beautiful kiss of color. The ultimate everyday lipstick, this silky-smooth and ultra-moisturizing formula gives lips a sheer wash of color and a touch of polished sheen. It also includes jojoba esters and carnauba wax to condition and hydrate lips and no synthetic fragrance—just a sophisticated hint of natural vanilla. The shade range is designed to complement all skin tones, and the formula is super buildable—layer it on to intensify the color, or try it under Lip Gloss for a more lustrous look.

**What I say: Okay, y’all, this lipstick is truly my favorite product of all! I have just about every color there is because the formulation is amazing. It gives a beautiful tint of color while remaining sheer–the perfect summer look! Pearl is pretty when I don’t want much color. Plum is beautiful for a purple-y wine color. I don’t have Twig yet, but that’s my next order.Sheer Lipstick 

Body Products

Hydrating Body Lotion in Citrus Mimosa 

*What Beautycounter says: Nourish thirsty skin with our lightweight, fast-absorbing body lotion, with a moisturizing blend of safflower seed oil and jojoba butter. Revitalize with our energizing citrus mimosa scent while your skin stays feeling smooth and supple.

**What I say: I received this as a free gift last time I placed a Beautycounter order, and I am IN LOVE. It smells absolutely incredibly for one, but isn’t overly fragranced, if that makes sense. I can’t use lotions with real “perfumy” scents. It also feels incredible on my skin. It’s not sticky. It’s very smooth and rich feeling. I love this lotion and am so happy I was introduced to it. Hydrating Body Lotion in Citrus Mimosa 

Hair Care

Daily Shampoo and Daily Conditioner 

*What Beautycounter says: This purifying daily shampoo gently breaks down buildup but never strips or dries out hair. Featuring our energizing citrus mimosa scent, the formula infuses strands with moisture and shine./Our daily conditioner is designed to help nourish hair, smooth strands, and leave hair looking shiny.

**What I say: Basically I love these products because I’ve been using them for months, and my hair has yet to “get used” to them. Typically I have to change shampoo/conditioner every 2 months or so because my hair gets used to the product and stops looking good. Honestly, I think that’s due to some sort of build up–which I know sounds gross, but with so many chemicals and ingredients in typical hair products, it’s bound to happen. Both the BC Shampoo and Conditioner smell really good as well, again not too much fragrance. What feels and looks better than really clean, well treated hair??? Daily Shampoo Daily Conditioner 

I’ve tried lots of other BC products, but these are my favorites. If you have any questions about anything please let me know. If I don’t know the answer(s) I know Christina will. Have a wonderful weekend friends. Be sure to check out my POP-UP SHOP if you are wanting to try out any products. Let me know what you think or if there are other Beautycounter products I need to try! I LOVE LOVE LOVE trying new things, so I look forward to hearing your recommendations!

Happy SHOPPING!

 

 

 

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