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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Adventures in Products: Beautycounter

A few weeks ago I got the opportunity to try out a fairly new line of beauty products called

Beautycounter is a company that aims to
Educate families about toxic chemicals
Create safe and effective products
All products are vegan and gluten-free

I got to try 4 different products, and I wanted to tell you about them!

Gentle Exfoliator Polishing Cream  - Out of the 4 products I got to try, this one is my favorite. I have always had a hard time finding an exfoliator that had just the right amount of scrub. Well, this one isn't to wimpy, and it isn't to rough. It has just the right amount of scrub for my face to feel clean, without felling like all the moisture is scrubbed off. I love that it doesn't have a chemical smell like so many exfoliators have. It has a nice, clean citrus smell.
Clean Everyday Shampoo - Normally, I don't try new shampoo. I like what I get, and it works for me...but I gave the Beautycounter clean shampoo a try and I am so glad that I did! I never was thrilled with using lots of chemicals on my hair, but I just thought that was the best way to get it clean. Until now! This shampoo leaves my hair feeling clean and not weighted down without the crazy chemicals.
Rinse Everyday Conditioner - I have been using both the shampoo and conditioner for a few weeks and while I love the shampoo, I have not been overly thrilled with the conditioner. I tend to have dry hair, and I just need a little more deep conditioning to keep my hair hydrated properly.
Hydrate Everyday Body Lotion - This lotion is perfect to apply when you are just out of the shower! I have pretty sensitive skin and try to use mostly lotion what is unscented. This lotion has been working wonderfully on my sensitive skin, leaving it soft and hydrated!

As I have tried the products and looked into the practices of Beautycounter over the last few weeks I have been really impressed. Not only are all of the products vegan, but they are also all gluten free! I had honestly never thought about the fact that the products Daniel and I put on our skin could contain gluten. But for people with more serious gluten intolerance or celiac disease, the gluten absorbed by the skin from beauty products could be a big problem. Not an issue for Beautycounter products. They carefully pick and test each ingredient that goes into every one of their products. Check out this video for a little more info on Beautycounter. 

This is a quick recap of the video (if you don't have time to watch)
"Much of what goes on our skin (our largest organ) is absorbed into the body and can end up in our bloodstream. So shouldn’t the products we use day after day be safe? Beginning with a team of respected health advocates, chemists and makeup artists to conceive and formulate prestige-quality products that would perform, she then added direct sales experts, business executives and leaders in technology to create a brand that would be able to make a difference."

SO Great, right?! I don't know about you, but I'm always looking for interesting, special, and perfect gifts for friends and family this time of year. Might I suggest checking out some of the Beautycounter products? They have some great gift sets that start at $40!

And they have a brand new KIDS line of products ~ shampoo, conditioner, soap, sunscreen and 
(How adorable, right?!)

*I did receive these products for free, but the opinions are all my true and honest opinion. 

1 comment:

  1. OK... I'm all about natural vegan products.. totally checking this out!