Many Beautycounter ingredients are organic, and many are naturally derived. The Dewy Tinted Moisturizercontains black currant, peony flower root extract, and vitamin C along with sodium hyaluronate, while the Volumizing Mascara contains plant-derived carnauba wax and rice bran wax, along with bataua oil. The Color Intense Lipstick is flavored with natural peppermint oil, and the Cleansing Balm hydrates with raspberry and cranberry seed oils along with vitamin C. The Charcoal Cleansing Bar is crafted with Japanese binchotan charcoal, organic green tea and organic coconut oil. The Rejuvenation Regimen is powered by pure jambu extract, a plant that is native to Brazil, which the company says works to firm, nourish, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
I have been using Beautycounter products for a little over a year. I love the company's mission of getting safe products to everyone. I had to find the products that work for my skin type. I did this by working with my consultant and trying different products. I never had to return anything, but felt confident in the company policy on returns, and had confidence my consultant would facilitate the return process if necessary. As for the reported customer service issues... I think it is important to find a good consultant, and use them as your first stop for any customer service request. After all, they are the ones representing the company, and who, theoretically consult and sell you the product. They should be responsible for ensuring you get the service you are promised.
Besides my thoughts on each individual product, I did appreciate the packaging and delivery of the products. I definitely don’t need beautiful packaging, and there’s nothing I hate more than excessive packaging, but I do want to receive products in tact and well organized. I’ve had products from other companies show up exploded or broken and especially for a beauty company, I do expect a step-up from Amazon Prime #justbeinghonest

This obviously is an old post, but I’m surprised to see your stance on Beautycounter, and I also wanted to leave a comment just in case this helps someone with Eczema or Atopic Dermatitis. I’m not affiliated with the Beautycounter, but I’m a happy customer of their products, especially the Protect Allover Sunscreen. I suffer from Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis, and practically this is the only sunscreen I can wear without having to scratch my face. While I’m interested in going more natural and organic route to cosmetics and that is why I discovered your website, I’d also mention that just because ingredients are ‘organic’ or ‘plant-based’, they don’t really mean that it is gentle for your skin – especially for those like me with skin conditions. I’d love to see you give it a try for reviewing some of their products (even if your opinion of lipsticks is a no-go). Thanks!
The worldwide cosmetics and perfume industry currently generates an estimated annual turnover of US$170 billion (according to Eurostaf – May 2007). According to a study done by the Zion Report in 2017, the global cosmetic industry is worth 532 billion, in US dollars.[31] Europe is the leading market, representing approximately €63 billion, while sales in France reached €6.5 billion in 2006, according to FIPAR (Fédération des Industries de la Parfumerie – the French federation for the perfume industry).[32][unreliable source?] France is another country in which the cosmetic industry plays an important role, both nationally and internationally. According to data from 2008, the cosmetic industry has grown constantly in France for 40 consecutive years. In 2006, this industrial sector reached a record level of €6.5 billion. Famous cosmetic brands produced in France include Vichy, Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Rocher, and many others.
Cosmetics have been in use for thousands of years. The absence of regulation of the manufacture and use of cosmetics has led to negative side effects, deformities, blindness, and even death through the ages. Examples are the prevalent use of ceruse (white lead), to cover the face during the Renaissance, and blindness caused by the mascara Lash Lure during the early 20th century.
A cosmetician is a professional who provides facial and body treatments for clients. The term cosmetologist is sometimes used interchangeably with this term, but the former most commonly refers to a certified professional. A freelance make-up artist provides clients with beauty advice and cosmetics assistance. They are usually paid by the hour by a cosmetic company; however, they sometimes work independently.
Be absolutely certain what you order is exactly what you want. They will not make cancelling an order easy. They will tell you to just wait to get the products then ship it back, and all the meanwhile charge your card instead of cancelling it when nothing has been shipped out and the charge is still pending. So be 100% certain that you will not have a change of heart or be ready to pay. Document everything so that you dispute this charge if it happens to you. Cancelling an order should be easy. They will not cancel the order. Even an order that was made only a couple of hours earlier and hasn’t even been processed or shipped out. What a shame. Not a way to do business or retain a potential new customer.
Moisturizers are creams or lotions that hydrate the skin and help it to retain moisture; they may contain essential oils, herbal extracts, or chemicals to assist with oil control or reducing irritation. Night creams are typically more hydrating than day creams, but may be too thick or heavy to wear during the day, hence their name. Tinted moisturizers contain a small amount of foundation, which can provide light coverage for minor blemishes or to even out skin tones. They are usually applied with the fingertips or a cotton pad to the entire face, avoiding the lips and area around the eyes. Eyes require a different kind of moisturizer compared with the rest of the face. The skin around the eyes is extremely thin and sensitive, and is often the first area to show signs of aging. Eye creams are typically very light lotions or gels, and are usually very gentle; some may contain ingredients such as caffeine or Vitamin K to reduce puffiness and dark circles under the eyes. Eye creams or gels should be applied over the entire eye area with a finger, using a patting motion. Finding a moisturizer with SPF is beneficial to prevent aging and wrinkles.
Rigorous screening: Using the best available sources, Beautycounter screens every potential ingredient for information on specific hazards like cancer, developmental toxicity, hormone disruption and infertility. In fact, they go so far as to third party test for contaminants in color cosmetics at three different points in the development cycle, as well as testing for heavy metals to ensure non-detectable levels of lead, cadmium, nickel, mercury, arsenic, and other toxic elements. And when they do use a synthetic ingredient, like phenoxyethanol, they ensure that it’s below 1%.
I have started to wear lash extensions because my eyes water. I was going to Lacey who was at Flawless (she is now at her own shop in Avon (Lash and Beauty Bar)). She is/was excellent. I have a hard time keeping my lashes on, Lacey worked with me to figure out what worked for my lashes. After hearing from a staff member how wonderful Megan was at lashes, I had a consultation with  her   She said my lashes weren't put on right, a lot stuck to together and a lot of my own lashes were damage. I made an appointment. First time she applied them the lashes looked ok. She said she could not fill them because some of my lashes were "too short" half of the lashed were this way. It was $180. I came in two weeks later, most of my lashes were gone I explained my lashes have a hard time staying on. She filled in my lashes. The cost was $55. Two weeks later, I was back again, this time Meagan counted my lashes. She because I only a fourth on I would need a new set, another set for $ 180. She went on to state the. Beauty Brand policy on lashes. She was self centered and rude. I asked for them to be removed. She offered a three fill for $75. Within two days all lashes were off. I made an appointment with Lacey, full set $45,most stayed on. I have been going to her since them DO NOT GIVE BEAUTY BRAND YOUR BUSINESS. Also my hairdresser was lured by them, at his shop was reasonable however it cost almost double the price plus they all have a money quota to meet, he nows has to up sell products. I would pay for a cut and highlight color $100-$125, now it is $160-200. Plus you have to drive around to find a parking space pay to park ( if the time runs out, you could get a $20-30 parking ticket
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2) I support their mission and some of their products -There were some products that I was really impressed by and would 100% purchase again. If I would repurchase something I always tell you about it, because I think it’s worthwhile. And because I make a living off of this, it’s always nice to get a kickback from recommending it. I also love that they are a company that isn’t just selling products but also trying to change legislation and that is something I can definitely get behind. Okay and you also get a pretty sweet discount on products as a consultant!
In the European Union, the circulation of cosmetic products and their safety has been a subject of legislation since 1976. One of the newest improvement of the regulation concerning cosmetic industry is a result of the ban animal testing. Testing cosmetic products on animals has been illegal in the European Union since September 2004, and testing the separate ingredients of such products on animals is also prohibited by law, since March 2009 for some endpoints and full since 2013.[73]

Using what you’ve been using throughout past years has been filled with chemicals etc, the skin isn’t balanced, good oils in your face are congested. When switching to ANY kind of natural based product, especially Beautycounter the skin will go through a short ‘detox’ per say. BC’s products are completely natural, those ingredients work towards reconditioning the skin to its natural state. The same thing happened to mine too and I had already been using decent so called natural products. This small example is what makes their products worth using. BTW I’d suggest purchasing the charcoal bar and mask. (I am a consultant for BC however my words above come from my experience with the products) Could explain more but am sure you understand:)
I HIGHLY recommend Beautycounter. This is a company dedicated to changing the beauty industry. They are working to get safer products into the hands of everyone. I’m obsessed with all things Beautycounter. The Countermatch line is by far the best product to ever touch my skin. I like knowing my children can use the products and not have to worry about harmful ingredients, fertility blocking products, endocrine blockers, or hormone blockers. I’ve personally dealt with their customer service and they were super friendly and very helpful. I see nothing but good things go happening with this company.
[O]ne of the most dramatic developments in Barbie's history came when she embraced multi-culturalism and was released in a wide variety of native costumes, hair colors and skin tones to more closely resemble the girls who idolized her. Among these were Cinco De Mayo Barbie, Spanish Barbie, Peruvian Barbie, Mexican Barbie and Puerto Rican Barbie. She also has had close Hispanic friends, such as Teresa.[57]
Can you please recommend a company that has safe ingredients for their makeup. I am in the public spotlight and not wearing makeup and having my hair fixed is not an option for me. I just left IT Cosmetics and spent a lot of money converting my make up over the Beauty COunter just to find out what I thought was safe really isn’t. Thank you for your help in advance and any point in the right direction would be very much appreciated.
Due to the popularity of cosmetics, especially fragrances and perfumes, many designers who are not necessarily involved in the cosmetic industry came up with perfumes carrying their names. Moreover, some actors and singers (such as Celine Dion) have their own perfume line. Designer perfumes are, like any other designer products, the most expensive in the industry as the consumer pays for the product and the brand. Famous Italian fragrances are produced by Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, and others.
I did not think this could possibly be as good as I heard because it was “all natural”. At first, the products tingled and I thought it was burning my skin. My complexion turned bright red and looked sunburned. After a few days of application, I could see a huge change in my skin and the way it felt. I’m on month 3 and I can go without makeup most days. I’m 42 and can never remember not wearing makeup. My pores are smaller and my skin rarely breaks out. I really think my skin was detoxing when I first started using it. My body was addicted to all the toxins! Trust me, see this thru at least a month and you will notice a change. I ate my words.
Love your info! I’ve been using natural household products for a while now and just branching out into the ‘natural beauty’ world. What was the name of the foundation you use? Also, what are your thoughts on the honest company? I have my 3rd baby on the way (been a while, my youngest is 7) and I really want to go natural products with this one, so I’ve been looking into honest, but not sure…..
The worldwide cosmetics and perfume industry currently generates an estimated annual turnover of US$170 billion (according to Eurostaf – May 2007). According to a study done by the Zion Report in 2017, the global cosmetic industry is worth 532 billion, in US dollars.[31] Europe is the leading market, representing approximately €63 billion, while sales in France reached €6.5 billion in 2006, according to FIPAR (Fédération des Industries de la Parfumerie – the French federation for the perfume industry).[32][unreliable source?] France is another country in which the cosmetic industry plays an important role, both nationally and internationally. According to data from 2008, the cosmetic industry has grown constantly in France for 40 consecutive years. In 2006, this industrial sector reached a record level of €6.5 billion. Famous cosmetic brands produced in France include Vichy, Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Rocher, and many others.

Increased growth hormone release is believed to be linked to the fasting state that the body enters during sleep. Contrary to what bodybuilders might want to believe, injections of growth hormone are more effective at stimulating collagen formation than preventing muscle atrophy. This suggests that naturally occurring growth hormone also plays a big part in maintaining collagen matrix, and hence the appearance of youthfulness. When rats are deprived of sleep, one of the early physical indications the show up is lesions on the skin. Good and adequate sleep is important to the integrity of the skin.
While searching for a cosmetics company that would test for heavy metals that I would feel comfortable using (I want to use makeup after all), I found Crunchi.  No, they do not test for heavy metals, at least not yet.  (They would love to when they become more established and have more resources.)  However, their mineral pigments are EcoCert-certified and are NOT sourced from China.  The background levels of environmental pollution in China are so high, and the laws over there are so lenient, that a lot of products that come from there are suspect, in my opinion.  EcoCert is a European standard that guarantees that the ingredients are free of synthetic components/additives, and they require documentation on heavy metals presented to them before they issue a certification.
I did not think this could possibly be as good as I heard because it was “all natural”. At first, the products tingled and I thought it was burning my skin. My complexion turned bright red and looked sunburned. After a few days of application, I could see a huge change in my skin and the way it felt. I’m on month 3 and I can go without makeup most days. I’m 42 and can never remember not wearing makeup. My pores are smaller and my skin rarely breaks out. I really think my skin was detoxing when I first started using it. My body was addicted to all the toxins! Trust me, see this thru at least a month and you will notice a change. I ate my words.

Please share this post. By spreading this information, I am confident we will find a cosmetics company who will be willing to invest money on heavy metal testing and making products with only minimum levels of heavy metals. And this manufacturer will show us test results without hesitation, maybe even post them on their website. And we will reward this company with our purchases. I can’t wait to use these products! Thank for your help!
A variety of organic compounds and inorganic compounds comprise typical cosmetics. Typical organic compounds are modified natural oils and fats as well as a variety of petrochemically derived agents. Inorganic compounds are processed minerals such as iron oxides, talc, and zinc oxide. The oxides of zinc and iron are classified as pigments, i.e. colorants that have no solubility in solvents.
Sleep does lessen the severity of wrinkles in the neck and face, at least temporarily. Some smoothing is due to position – lying down diverts the force of gravity. But there’s more to beauty sleep than that – otherwise just lying down to rest in the middle of the day would have the same effect. During sleep the whole body, including the face, perspires more. This moisture on the skin smooths out wrinkles. Some cosmetics make your face looks better by making the skin more moist. Sleep is a natural moisturizer – perspiration during sleep is a natural skin treatment.

What happens if you don’t get your beauty sleep? It is not just lack of sleep that negatively affects body fat percentage and the risk of chronic disease—poor sleep quality does as well. Deep sleep also helps to negate the bad effects of cortisol. Growth hormone naturally decreases with age and also with increased abdominal fat, leading to a vicious cycle of fatigue, excess stress hormone and increased abdominal fat. It has also been found that sleep deprivation causes breaks in “skin barrier function and mucous membranes”. Researchers recently found apnea sufferers who use their CPAP machines look younger and fresher than those who do not.
Here’s the deal: Not only was Beautycounter was THE MOST GOOGLED beauty brand in 2018, but they are truly changing the industry by changing the laws. Their advocacy work (like lobbying for the Personal Care Products Safety Act) is so inspiring and makes a huge impact, and the company personally does a ton of ingredient research, studies, and third-party testing to make sure their products are safe.
Cosmetics are intended to be applied externally. They include, but are not limited to, products that can be applied to the face: skin-care creams, lipsticks, eye and facial makeup, towelettes, and colored contact lenses; to the body: deodorants, lotions, powders, perfumes, baby products, bath oils, bubble baths, bath salts, and body butters; to the hands/nails: fingernail and toe nail polish, and hand sanitizer; to the hair: permanent chemicals, hair colors, hair sprays, and gels.
One of the most popular traditional Chinese medicines is the fungus Tremella fuciformis, used as a beauty product by women in China and Japan. The fungus reportedly increases moisture retention in the skin and prevents senile degradation of micro-blood vessels in the skin, reducing wrinkles and smoothing fine lines. Other anti-aging effects come from increasing the presence of superoxide dismutase in the brain and liver; it is an enzyme that acts as a potent antioxidant throughout the body, particularly in the skin. Tremella fuciformis is also known in Chinese medicine for nourishing the lungs.[12]
3) Not all of their products compare to alternatives out there – Based on my experience, only about a 1/4-1/3 of the products compared or were better than other alternatives. There are just simply companies out there that are making better products. Maybe it’s because they’re more focused on one or several products rather than a whole line of skincare and beyond, but I just wasn’t overwhelmed by how amazing everything was. Some were good, some were bad and I would hate for people to give up on green beauty just because a product they tried from Beautycounter didn’t work for them.
The experience of "beauty" often involves an interpretation of some entity as being in balance and harmony with nature, which may lead to feelings of attraction and emotional well-being. Because this can be a subjective experience, it is often said that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder."[1] Often, given the observation that empirical observations of things that are considered beautiful often align among groups in consensus, beauty has been stated to have levels of objectivity and partial subjectivity which are not fully subjective in their aesthetic judgement.
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