Allison's Recommendations for Safer Beauty Items
Brook & I try to lead as “clean” a life as possible. We definitely eat clean (ha!), have switched our laundry detergents & soaps to an all natural brand (Molly Suds), and even recently bought a new mattress that is made from organic cottons.
But I hadn't thought about changing my make up…yet.
I stopped wearing lip gloss a few years ago because no matter what brand I tried, it would always make me break out around my lips. And, I know anything I put on my lips ends up getting ingested. Yuck, right?!
Plus, skin care, hair care, and make up can be major hormone disruptors (did you know that?).
Ladies, you know the story… as you get older, you notice <insert your skin story here>. My story is no different. We all have those age “milestones” right? At 18, 21, 30, 36, … you start to notice changes. Some good and well, others, not so good. Part of it is definitely genetics (thanks Mom!), some of it due to hormone shifts (remember the hormone disruptor comment above), but a large part is due to what's in the product you are putting on your skin.
That's one of the things I love most about Beautycounter! They have created a “Neverlist” of products that will never be used in their products. No more nasty chemicals doing harm to both my skin and my hormones!
Where do I Start?
So I wouldn't feel overwhelmed when I switched to using Beautycounter, I started with the “Flawless in 5” package. Let me tell you, to this day these 5 products are my go-to staples (on days I do wear makeup!). If you click here, there's a great video tutorial.
If you want to give Beautycounter a try, I definitely recommend starting with these 5:
Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation
This formula goes on seamlessly and blends effortlessly to cover imperfections and even skin tone. I love using a blender, but they recommend a brush. Finding your shade is easy with their online tools.
Powder Blush Duo
Designed to emulate naturally flushed cheeks, these duos contain two complementary shades—one slightly deeper than the other—can be worn alone, layered, or even mixed together for a third shade option.
Beautycounter has taken the work out of picking eye shadow colors. All of their duo colors are meant to compliment each other and YOU.
This mascara contains nourishing botanical ingredients such as organic bataua oil & carnauba was to help condition your lashes. Plus it makes my lashes look like they go on for miles and it lasts all day!
This silky-smooth formula is lightweight yet ultra-moisturizing for the perfect mix of sheer color and polished sheen.
My favorite color: Poppy.
I love this product! It's not gummy or sticky and since the ingredients are safe, I don't worry about licking my lips.
My favorite color: Peony.
Eye Makeup Remover
Made without mineral oil or silicones, it uses the power of coconut and macadamia oils to break down pigments and cornflower extract to soothe delicate skin. Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
This product keeps my skin so hydrated and never feels greasy. Bonus: it comes with a reusable 100% muslin cloth, softer and easier on skin than a traditional washcloth.
Charcoal Cleansing Bar
This bar detoxifies and absorbs impurities in your skin without drying it out. I promise it's super gentle – and my sensitive skin would tell you if it was otherwise!
All Over Sunscreen SPF 30
A great, light-weight sunscreen that you won't feel is blocking your pores. It's formulated with non-nano zinc oxide, an effective, natural mineral that works by reflecting and scattering UV light rays.
Protect Stick Sunscreen SPF 30 (Face)
Compact and kid-friendly, this stick provides mess-free and water-resistant sun protection while on-the-go. Formulated with non-nano zinc oxide, it provides protection from UVA and UVB rays and glides on smoothly without leaving white residue. Delicious cocoa butter scent is a bonus!