If there is one thing we don’t need it’s another ‘Direct Sales’ / MLM beauty company right? At least that is what I thought until I met a Beautycounter rep, Lori DeBell, on Twitter! We had wonderful discussions and took that offline further into email ( which is exactly what social media is for!) I ended up convinced to try the products. I had opportunity to try many samples in the line but these two stood out to me as remarkable. This is how Beautycounter surprised me!
To start, I first heard about Beautycounter through Beauty Heroes, an online clean beauty subscription box company. Beautycounter has a full ingredient listing, they have banned parabens, phthalates and over 1500 other ingredients from their products which a pretty major statement to make! I love the transparency of the company and that Lori, and those that I have now met online, are authentically sharing about clean living and healthy products. A recent development in the company was it’s acquiring of Ali Hewson’s line NUDE skincare. ( Bono’s wife for those that didn’t know 😉 )
Nourishing Cream Cleanser:
What I love about the Nourishing Cream Cleanser is that it is gentle enough to use on my whole face and remove my eye makeup. It’s lightweight formula is deceiving only in that it is a cream which we normally would think of as being a heavier product. The formulation is soothing and hydrating to skin leaving me feel that I needed little extra after cleansing to further hydrate.
Some ingredients include: Lavender, Coconut Oil, Witch Hazel, Orange, Bergamot. For full ingredient listing see here.
Purifying Mask- Charcoal:
Masks are all the rage and promise various results. What I liked about the Purifying Charcoal Mask is that it gives a little bit of a boost for congested areas. The formulation gently exfoliates and soothes the skin. The ingredients remineralize the skin leaving it soft, supple and reduce the appearance of pores.
Some ingredients include: Apple, Green Tea, Organic Peppermint Oil, Olive and Ginger which is stimulating but not too stimulating. This draws the blood to the surface of the skin increasing circulation and healing. For full ingredient listing see here.
While both of these products stood out to me I did have opportunity to try many samples. My skin was really receptive to everything I tried. What surprised me the most is the statement behind the brand, ingredient integrity and that the people I have met representing this brand stand behind a healthier, cleaner lifestyle. Those I’ve now connected with online that represent the brand are in it to educate on safe ingredients. In no way would I know that this is a direct sales company because education comes first!
So while we can’t call this line green beauty, it certainly is a cleaner option in the movement towards safer beauty.
Have you tried Beautycounter? Would love to hear your comments below!
*Disclosure: I was not compensated to review these products and statements and opinions are my own.