I recently fell in love with Beautycounter – have you heard? My girl Gwyneth Paltrow first introduced me, then I heard some more about it from JCrew (you can always count on Jenna Lyon!) . Their mission is simple – To get safer products into the hands of everyone. Their products though? cult following, and as I recently discovered, for good reason!
I have a terrible history with extremely dry and sensitive skin that is highly allergic & reacts with eczema. OHSOFUN. I stopped wearing all eye makeup 1.5 year ago because it got to the point where everything caused a reaction. Eczema on your eyes – not fun folks! Before Beautycounter I was down to 2 brands of cleansers & moisturizers that I could use safely – both unsurprisingly from Europe where they have MUCH higher standards for ingredients than we do in North America (and here then Canada has higher standards than the USA). Beautycounter has a Never List of 150+ ingredients that they will NEVER use in their products – making them so much safer for all.
They are extremely new to Canada, so when my girl Allison over at City Mama Style first signed up as a Beautycounter consultant I was quick to host an online pop up shop. My first order was the sheer lipstick in Fig, and that was all it took to get me hooked. The perfect natural enhanced nude colour, moisture that lasted half the day without leaving my lips high and dry afterwards. Instant brand loyalty in one cute gold lipstick case.Before I knew it I was ordering more and more and then I realized I really need to just become a consultant as well.
This past Sunday I found myself with a few hours of serenity in the late afternoon, my daughter was napping and Mr Content was catching up on work in his home office. I took the time to do a quick scrub with the charcoal cleansing bar (I only use it here and there to control the odd hormonal breakouts, Mr Content has more oily skin and uses it more regularly). And then I filled my sink with steaming hot water and held my face over top for a few minutes to loosen everything up and then i applied my new Purifying Charcoal Mask, laid back in bed and read my book in compete silence. HEAVEN.
A simple and quick treatment, although very lux for a Sunday afternoon for this mama. “Mineral rich with Kaolin clay and charcoal to draw out impurities, gently exfoliate, and soothe skin.”
This mama gives it two thumbs up! I didn’t need a lot of product to get even coverage so the tube will last me quite a while. It washed off easily afterwards and left my skin feeling fresh, smooth and taught but not dry. Follow up with your favourite moisturizer. I definitely plan to use this for spot treatments as well, when needed.