While I love my luxurious face skincare, most of us are focusing back to basics right now. These are 10 of my favorite Beautycounter products that are safe, effective, and clean beauty essentials.
Back to Basics
You’ve most likely heard me rave about my skincare regimen and love affair with Beautycounter’s beautiful eyeshadow palettes, blushes, and bold lipsticks. I often forget to mention the Beautycounter clean beauty essentials that we use in our home regularly. As we are spending the majority of our days at home (please say you are!), you might be forgoing your jeans and normal makeup routine for your favorite leggings and foundation-free face (I know I am). But, with all of our hand washing and daily bathing to keep any bad bugs away, it’s important that our cleansers and lotions are free of fragrance and safer, too. Plus, all of these are 20% off for new customers, so it’s a great time to try out some safer everyday products. Scroll down to find out how to get a 20% off Beautycounter promo code.
These are my top 10 clean beauty essentials:
This lotion has the most lovely, light citrusy scent. It is lightweight and fast-absorbing — perfect for slathering all over your body after a shower. Chock full of nourishing ingredients like macula, mongongo, and safflower seed oils, plus shea and jojoba butters, it is rich in antioxidants and amino and fatty acids (important for us to eat regularly, too!). The Countermatch Adaptive Body Moisturizer is also fantastic (especially for dry or irritated skin) – and the guys love it as it’s scent-free.
This citrusy body wash is new to me! I recently ordered it and am very impressed with how little you need to suds up a whole loofah. (It smells great too – light and fresh citrus). And if the men in your life want something a little more masculine, the Charcoal body wash is a customer favorite. (Thomas and I both use it!)
I’ve tried several cleaner shampoo and conditioners in the past and found their either smelled way too herbal and strong or they didn’t suds up at all. I like my shampoo to foam and my conditioner to be super smooth all the way down my pony tail. Since buying the Daily Shampoo + Conditioner I’ve been really happy!
Plant-based ingredients for great clean and shine:
- Amaranth Protein: infuses hair with moisture and shine, helping to reverse the appearance of dull-looking hair
- Grapefruit Peel Oil: rich in antioxidants, it helps cleanse the hair by removing residue build up
- Marula Oil and Rooibos Leaf Extract: helps deliver shine
Hopefully y’all are washing your hands as much as we are. We are going through hand soap like no tomorrow! We keep this hand soap and hand lotion set by every sink in our house (it also makes for a great house-warming or “thinking of you during COVID-19” gift). Both the Hand Wash and Hand Cream are packed with nourishing ingredients – including organic aloe and calming chamomile. Plus they leave a subtle citrus scent.
We use this trio of products for Mazen (and the baby wash on Birch). The pumps are easy for Mazen to do himself in the shower, and the scents are great. They last us a long time!
It may only be early spring, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be thinking about sunscreen. Beautycounter offers an entire line of sun care products, but one thing we always have in a drawer by the front door (and in our cars and bags, too) is the Mineral Sunscreen Stick with SPF 30. Even though it’s a zinc-based formula (physical blocker from UVA and UVB rays), it goes on clear, and the cocoa butter-infused stick makes it perfect to smoothly swipe across a squirming kids’ face! Head’s up: there’s a new sheer face sunscreen coming for wearing under makeup later this spring!! I also love the Sunscreen Mist because it combines the safety of a non-nano zinc-based block with an easy non-aerosol spray to cover a large area of the body at once. Note all of Beautycounter’s sunscreens are reef safe. I wore them all last summer and never burned.
Thomas is a huge fan of the entire Counterman collection, especially this shaving cream. And I’m not gonna lie, I’ll use it to shave too. The shaving cream has soothing ingredients like shea butter and aloe plus Beautycounter’s Sequoia Stem Cell Complex to protect skin from everyday environmental stressors.
8. Counterstart (new!)
Beautycounter recognizes that some people want a very basic, no fuss skincare routine – pandemics aside – which is why they created this budget-friendly face cleanser and moisturizer duo. It’s perfect for anyone with few skincare concerns and wants to ease into switching to safer skincare products. Both the cleanser and moisturizer are made with coconut oil and aloe vera, and are gentle enough for sensitive skin.
9. Foaming Face Wash (new!)
This brand new foaming face cleanser was created for those who have basic skincare needs. If you have combination skin or need a gentle hydration boost, this is for you. A one-stop shop cleanser for everyone in your house – mom, dad, and teenagers included. I haven’t gotten to try this or Counterstart yet, but I can’t wait! Key ingredients:
- Phytic Acid: sourced from rice, it gently exfoliates to aid in cell turnover to help skin breathe for a natural glow.
- Plum Oil: rich in omega 6 and vitamin E, helps provide nutrients for vibrant, healthy-looking skin.
- Squalane: derived from olives, draws moisture into the skin and visibly restores elasticity.
10. Lip Balm
Whatever we put on our lips, we consume, so I’m now adamant about all of my lip products being super safe. Beautycounter’s lip conditioners (in both peppermint and calendua) are ultra-hydrating for dry, chapped lips thanks to softening avocado oil, shea butter, meadow foam seed oil, and jojoba. I always keep one on my night stand and put it on at bedtime.
Beautycounter Promo Code: 20% off your first order
If you’re been wanting to try some safer products, now is a great time since you can get 20% off your order with a special one-time promo code. Head to Beautycounter.com through any of the above links and you’ll see a banner at the top of the page for the offer. Enter your email and you should receive a personal promo code within minutes. Use it to try these essentials or get 20% off a skincare regimen, like the Countertime Regimen I use or the Overnight Resurfacing Peel. Make sure you select me (Kath Younger) as your consultant at checkout so I can take care of you as my client <3
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