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Thursday, April 26, 2018

BeautyCounter Review

Confession...when I become a mom, my life pretty much became all about my kids.  I was living in the world of cute baby and kid products, and hadn't really opened my eyes to much more outside of that space.  But recently I was introduced to BeautyCounter by my good friend and BeautyCounter Manager Gina Ciuccoli, and I was immediately intrigued.

What is Beauty Counter?
BeautyCounter is a beauty and skincare brand started in 2013 by Gregg Renfrew, a wife and mother, on a mission to create safer products for us all.  Did you know that in the beauty and personal care industry there has not been a federal regulation update since 1938?!  Surprisingly, companies aren't required to disclose all of the ingredients they use in thier products, which mean we might not know exactly what we are putting on our (and our children's) skin.  And as a mom, this is scary.  BeautyCounter actually has a list of over 1,500 ingredients that they will never use in their products, aka The Never List.

What I think sets BeautyCounter apart is not only their complete commitment to safer skincare through their products, but also through action in their desire for change.  The company has been actively working towards increasing federal regulations for safer skincare.  Knowing that this mission will benefit my whole family is a huge plus!  So knowing Beauty Counter's story, I was more than happy to test out a few products and give my honest review.

Products Received:
I received the following samples to try out:

- Charcoal Cleansing Bar
- Cleansing Balm
- Rejuvenating Face Cleanser
- Rejuvenating Radience Serum
- Rejuvenating Day Cream
- Rejuvenating Night Cream
- Rejuvenating Eye Cream
Out of the items I received, I was most excited to try out the charcoal cleansing bar, simply because my grandmother used a similar type of cleansing bar when I was growing up, and she still has the most amazing skin because of it! The charcoal cleansing bar did not disappoint.  It left my skin feeling super clean, and because my skin tends to be a bit on the dry side, the combination with the moisturizers was a win for me.

I enjoyed the rejuvenating day cream and rejuvenating night cream as well.  They are so light and cool going on your skin, absorb quickly and left my face feeling very clean and refreshed.  One night I decided to do a comparison with my old moisturizer on one side of my face, and the BeautyCounter night cream on the other side just to see if I could actually feel a difference, and I definitely could!  I much preferred the lightness of the rejuvenating cream, and how nice it made my skin feel once it was on. I used every last drop of my samples and am still trying to squeeze out more. ;)

Overall, I'd say I was impressed with BeautyCounter and to be honest, I was skeptical before I tried them!  The products that I sampled I'd definitely buy in the future.  I noticed that my skin felt so smooth and healthier after using the skincare samples.  The company also has products for kids, and a makeup line as well that I'd be interested in checking out.

The only con I'd say would probably be the price of the products, which is really not super high, but a little steeper than what I'm used to spending.  But with BeautyCounter being a premium brand, you are paying for that quality.  To me, the price justification comes in knowing that the products are safe for both you and your family and I just love how much the company truly cares and wants to make a difference.  But my recommendation would be to try out the products first for yourself and see how you feel.  I love trying out new products and providing feedback but I do think everyone should try it for themselves as well!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Gina, and she would be happy to help you out!


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