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Exciting news! The Beautycounter sale launched EARLY this year! (Like, the end of last week to be exact, sorry it took me so long to get my post up, haha!)
If you’re not familiar with Beautycounter, it’s my #1 go-to clean beauty brand. They have amazing quality skincare and makeup products that are 100% clean and free of any questionable ingredients. (They are also a Certified B-Corp!)
It’s a little known fact that the US government doesn’t regulate the ingredients that go into cosmetics or personal care products and that the last law they passed regulating what can and can’t be included in personal care products was in 1938. Yeah, it’s scary!
I’ve been transitioning all my products over to cleaner alternatives over the past couple of years and Beautycounter has been instrumental in making that transition as easy and fun as possible!
So–if you’re looking to buy beauty products for your girlfriends, family, or even for yourself–why not get products that are better for you AND high quality at the same time? (I’m a beauty snob, remember? I don’t like “natural” crap that doesn’t work–I promise, this is NONE of that!)
The list of Beautycounter products that I love is very long, so I’ve organized it in sections so you can hopefully better shop based on your preferences! Also worth noting, they’re providing free shipping for all orders over $50! (The sale runs now through Black Friday!) AND, if you sign up for their rewards program ($29 per year, includes free shipping on orders over $100 and 10% cashback in Beautycounter dollars with each purchase!)–you get the Overnight Resurfacing Peel (my #1 fave product) FREE! It’s a huge steal!
First, here are my top Beautycounter gifts:
(Ordered from least expensive to most expensive–items listed are the 15% off sale prices!)
BEAUTYCOUNTER MAKEUP WIPES: $17 sale price!
Such a great stocking stuffer, especially for someone who travels a lot! I’ve never been one to regularly use makeup wipes because they’re either greasy and make me break out, or they’re drying and leave your face feeling gross–and you always have to wash your face after! These are NOT that–they actually remove makeup AND clean your face at the same time! (Without having to wash or rinse after!) They are WONDERFUL. Often times they’re the only thing I use to wash my face (especially when I’m tired or traveling) and they’re amazing. These would make an excellent stocking stuffer or a gift for a girl who is always on the go!
Transforming Lip Duo: $29 sale price!
I’m SO glad they brought this back from last year’s holiday sets! It’s so great! It’s basically a hydrating lip balm that adjusts to the pH in your lips to bring out their natural pigment. So if you want something that feels like a balm but gives you a super natural hint of color, you’ll love this! Comes with a clear gloss to swipe over the top!
Hand Cream Trio: $29 sale price!
I bought this hand cream trio for myself as soon as they released their gift sets! They’re the perfect purse size, so they’re amazing to keep in your most popular purses so you’re never without one! (My hands get so dry in winter!) They smell so good and putting it on instantly makes me happy! They’re also a great thing to individually divvy out to your girlfriends, or this would make a great set for a gift exchange!
Mini Facial Oil Trio: $29 sale price!
These ended up selling out last holiday, so I would suggest buying in bulk ?This contains three mini sized bottles of their facial oils–some of their most popular products! This is a great gift for A. Yourself, if you’ve been wanting to try out their facial oils. B. Any girlfriend, sister, or female family member! I feel like this would definitely win “most stolen” gift at Steal the Present!!
Like a lot of their beauty sets, this is perfect to buy and split up to give to all your girlfriends–they’re a great size to slip into envelopes with holiday cards and just a nice little “surprise” something extra!
I was so excited when this set came out because I’ve been looking for a clean lip scrub–and I LOVE it! It’s a sugar scrub infused with conditioning essential oils and it’s super hydrating. After the lip scrub, you follow with the balm to lock-in moisture, and a swipe of the gloss before you head out the door!
Winner winner: Counter+ Favorites Set: $76 sale price! ($130 value!)
If I had to choose ONE set for you to purchase, it would be this one. This set is an absolute STEAL–valued at over $130–this set includes some of their best-selling products (including the top two GG reader favorites–the Overnight Resurfacing Peel + Vitamin C Brightening Oil!) It also contains their brand new lotus cleansing balm stick that I’ve been DYING to try! I’ve heard really good things! This would be an awesome gift for yourself or any woman in your life, especially for BC newbies who want to test out a few different products at a great discount! (Or if you just love all their products currently and want a travel-sized set for yourself!)
Jess other favorites at 15% off!
Jess other favorites at 15% off!
Best skincare line by skin concern:
Beautycounter’s Countermatch line: The first line that made me fall in love with Beautycounter. I’ve used this line for years now and really love it, especially the Adaptive Moisture Lotion! My skin gets very dry in the winter and the Countermatch products were a godsend in keeping it hydrated! Good for those with normal to dry skin. This line is more budget-friendly than the Countertime line and does not contain anti-aging.
My favorite products from this line are the pure calm cleansing milk (apply to dry skin and remove using a soft wet cloth), hydrating serum and the adaptive moisture lotion. **All these products are on sale when purchased individually!
Beautycounter’s Countertime (clean retinol) line: This is their newest line, which has never been on sale before!! It is also VERY moisturizing–I’ve been using this line exclusively most recently (right when it came out) and really love it!
The most exciting part of this line is that it’s anti-aging and contains Bakuchiol, which is a clean alternative to retinol that shows comparable effects in clinical studies. Every product of this line contains anti-aging ingredients.
My favorite products from this line are the serum, hydrating essence, antioxidant soft cream, and eye cream. If you want to start slowly and pick one to incorporate, I’d probably start with the serum, because it layers in very well with any routine, and the eye cream! (I am OBSESSED with the eye cream!) I haven’t been using the Supreme Night Cream because I didn’t need that much moisture in the summer, but now I’m going to start incorporating it into my routine at night! (This is probably the product I’d recommend most for mature skin!)
The whole line is fantastic for those with normal to dry skin who want to prioritize anti-aging (nobody is too young for anti-aging!) For those with oily skin, you’ll find a lot of benefits by incorporating the serum, soft cream, and eye cream into your rotation. (The cleansing oil and supreme cream will be too much moisture for you). Note: this is more expensive than the Countermatch line because of the anti-aging properties, but a little bit goes a very long way, and you can certainly mix and match!
For oilier skin:
The FULL LINE is great for people with TRUE oily skin (however, those that do NOT have true oily skin should not use the whole line–it will be too much for you!!) It’s too much for my skin, so I only use certain products, not all of them!
I was very apprehensive about trying these products because I feel like so many anti-acne products just dry the hell out of the skin but these two do not. I love the face wash (I used it a lot last summer, but I don’t use it a ton during winter because I don’t tend to get as many hairline-related breakouts–you know, sticky sweat related. Fun) and also the spot remover! It’s especially helpful for eliminating those annoying little bumps you get on your forehead and around your hairline! Does this remove super stubborn cystic hormonal acne? No–but if you’re the person who always has a couple random breakouts and or is trying to control oil, you will love this.
Other Skincare Favorites:
Other Skincare Favorites:
My obsession, along with SO many other readers who have also taken the plunge! It’s a very gentle overnight peel that evens skin tone, lightens dark spots, targets fine lines, and eliminates those terribly flaky patches you can get on your face.
It’s still pretty potent, so you’ll want to start just using it once or twice a week and then gradually work your way up! You’ll wake up with a glowing complexion! I love it so much I dedicated an entire blog post to it right over here! Most recently, I had a reader message me saying she has struggled with melasma for years and this is the first product that has ever helped her!
This multi-purpose cleansing balm is pure magic–it’s a makeup remover and cleanser all in one, and can also be left on clean skin as an overnight mask. You apply it dry, smear it around and then let it sit for a couple of minutes, and then wipe it off with a warm cloth. Great for dry skin! I also will apply it on my cuticles and even my lips at night if they’re insanely dry! It’s super soothing for breakouts (at least in my experience) and it’s super popular with those with eczema–I even put it on mosquito bites and it’s helped IMMENSELY with itching and healing them!
This is another one of my most popular reader favorite products! Great for controlling breakouts, drawing out impurities from your pores and clearing up blackheads and excess oil!
Great for anyone who needs a little oil control. My best friend Tasha swears by the Charcoal cleansing bar (she convinced me to try it!) She says it’s really helped balance her skin and reduce breakouts! I keep it in my shower and it’s great for the body as well, especially if you struggle from post-workout breakouts. This is also a great product for your husband because it’s just about as “unfussy” as they come (i.e. he won’t feel un-manly using it, haha!) but it’s really amazing for his skin!
My #1 most recommended reader favorite! This facial oil smells SO. GOOD. Like biting into a fresh orange! It’s also one of the only oils I’ve ever used that soaks in quickly and doesn’t make your skin feel super greasy and gross. It brightens your complexion, helps to even skin tone–I love mixing it with my moisturizer to lock in hydration even more!
Super beneficial for those who have dry spots in some places and oily spots and blackheads in others. It’s super soothing in general, so it’s also great for anyone who just has angry skin that could use some TLC.
An awesome everyday face wash for everyone– it’s less than $30 and a little bit goes a long way–it’s insanely gentle on your skin (so good for those with sensitive skin or eczema). If you’re looking for something like a CereVe or Cetaphil–this will be your cleanser!
I LOVE this cleanser. It’s probably my favorite that I reach for in the winter months when my skin can tend to get flaky and patchy and angry with the weather. It’s definitely the most hydrating and I love that it takes off your makeup. (Note: You rub it on your face DRY and then remove it with a warm washcloth!)
One of my favorite eye creams! This eye cream has caffeine in it to instantly perk up your eyes and reduce puffiness! (This would be a GREAT gift for a new mom, haha!) This one also has anti-aging properties as well but not as much as the Countertime one below!
This is their heaviest duty eye cream (the one with comparative results to retinol–but clean!)I would say if anti-aging is your main concern, this is the one you’ll want! I was using this regularly with really great results but then fell off the wagon and need to get back on it. These are some results reported during their consumer studies:
- 91% experienced a brighter eye area
- 97% reported the eye area felt deeply hydrated
- 94% saw a reduction in the appearance of crow’s feet
- 91% saw a decrease in the appearance of dark circles and under-eye shadows
Best of Hair + Body:
Best of Hair + Body:
This is definitely one of my very favorite Beautycounter products of all time! I use it every day when I air dry my hair and it’s been a total game-changer. It gives it the right amount of texture without making it feel crunchy or gross. Plus, it’s really affordable!
Read the post: How I air dry my hair for the perfect beach waves!
I’ve been using this shampoo and conditioner for more than a year now and I absolutely love it! It’s sulfate-free and of course, has none of the bad stuff. It is very gentle and easy on your hair, and it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg! I like that a little bit goes a long way with both. It’s hard to find a good sulfate-free shampoo that lathers like a regular shampoo and this one does the trick!
Also, I love their Citrus Mimosa body wash! It leaves your skin feeling super soft and doesn’t give it that “stripped” feeling that a lot of body washes and soaps do! It has a really light citrus scent that isn’t too overpowering (Neal uses it sometimes and doesn’t complain about feeling like he’s using “girly soap”)
Countermatch Body Lotion:
I previously balked at the price but then ended up buying this during a special they were running, and now I can’t go back. It’s too good! If you get really dry skin during the winter, I highly recommend this!
Best of Makeup:
Best of Makeup:
Flawless in Five everyday makeup set:
This is always the starter set I recommend to those who are looking to get the most bang for their buck with makeup AND people who are looking for a really simple routine that can get them out the door in five minutes!
The set includes foundation, blush, mascara, brow gel or pencil, concealer and lipgloss! (Note this set isn’t discounted further during the sale because you already get price efficiencies from buying the set, but if you buy the products individually, those are discounted, if you’d rather pick and choose!) Here are more details on those:
This is one of my most popular reader favorites, but I didn’t think it had enough coverage for me until I used it with a foundation brush (my brush is old from Sephora but this one is similar!) If you don’t need full coverage, I’d recommend applying with a beauty blender. It’s definitely buildable and can be light or medium coverage. It’s great for all skin types! I wear shade “Linen” but for summer I’ve switched to “Sand” because I’m more tan than usual!
If you prefer a tinted moisturizer to foundation, their Dew Skin SPF tinted moisturizer is also awesome–it gives you the best dewy glow (although, very light coverage). Note: I would recommend the Dew Skin tinted moisturizer for everyone except for those with super oily skin, as I think it will make you too shiny! (OR just make sure you put powder over it!)
Need help finding a foundation shade? **Find your Beautycounter shade with this chart here!
Want the Overnight Resurfacing Peel Free?
Want the Overnight Resurfacing Peel Free?
Get it as a free welcome gift when you join Beautycounter Rewards!
Did you know Beautycounter has an awesome rewards program? It’s called Band of Beauty–it’s $29 per year, gets you free shipping on all orders over $100, plus you’ll earn 10% cashback points toward your next purchase, on EVERY purchase!
Right now, if you spend $50 or more when adding Band of Beauty to your cart, you’ll get my #1 favorite Beautycounter product as a free gift! All you have to do to enroll is add “Band of Beauty” to your cart before you check out! I highly recommend everyone who is a fan of the brand sign up for BOB rewards! It’s a no brainer! (Also, if you’re already a Band of Beauty Member, remember, you probably have product credit you can use today!)
Do you have any questions on specific products? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me more about your skin and what you’re looking for and I’m happy to make more personal recommendations for you!