Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Beautycounter Products | A Review

I was recently given a lot of Beautycounter products to try out. You may have seen some of your girlfriends selling them on Facebook and anyone I know who sells Beautycounter is very passionate about these products. The mission of Beautycounter is to get safer products in the hands of everyone. Over the past two decades, the European Union has banned more than 1,300 chemicals in the product formulas of personal care products and restricted the levels of over 250 more in such products. The United States has only partially banned 11 to date. It's crazy that some of the products that we use on a daily basis are full of harmful ingredients. Beautycounter wants to change that by creating safe products that we can trust.
I'm not selling the products myself but I was offered many to try and I wanted to give you guys my completely unbiased opinion on them. I truly enjoyed using these products and love even more what they stand for. The products I'm going to share with you today ended up being my favorites so if you've been thinking about purchasing some BC products, these are the ones that left the biggest and best impression on me! Let's get started!!
Nourishing Cream Exfoliator
This exfoliator was wonderful. It was gentle on my skin and it also had a really nice smell to it. Have you ever noticed that exfoliators usually don't smell good? Well this one does and it made my skin feel so soft. My face had a pretty glow to it and it also felt really hydrated after gently sweeping away the dry skin. I quickly used it while I was in the shower and immediately noticed how nice my face looked and felt. Highly recommend this product!
Desert Sunrise Palette
I really enjoyed this makeup pallet. The colors are so pretty and they lasted beautifully throughout the day. When it comes to make up, I honestly love nothing more than when I can get a little combo compact. I love how the blush and eye shadow are together. I just think it's so nice to have it all in one! Each satiny powder contains Porcelain Flower Extract, a Thai bloom known for its antioxidant benefits, to help moisturize delicate skin for a flattering, luminous effect. I definitely felt like this makeup had a nice glow to it so I snapped a pic to show you all what it looks like on!
I think you would love this color palette and it's great for all skin tones so if you're looking for some new makeup, give this beautiful (and mostly importantly safe!) Desert Sunrise Palette a try.
Charcoal Cleansing Bar and Purifying Charcoal Mask
Now I don't like to play favorites but if you could only get one Beautycounter product, start with this one. Oh my goodness y'all like, it was amazing. I first washed my face with the cleansing bar. I was super curious just to give it a try because who has ever seen black soap? It suds up (is that a word?) really nicely which I love and it gave my skin a nice, clean feeling before I used the mask. Once it came time for the mask I, again, was super curious. Because....who has ever seen or heard of a charcoal face product? It was completely black and my face looked crazy! Ha!! I sent my mom a picture and told her what I was doing and she said "oh I've heard that mask is amazing." Wait what? How do you know and I don't? Does everyone know about this amazing mask but me?? A mineral-rich mix of kaolin clay and charcoal, Purifying Charcoal Mask works to gently exfoliate, draw out impurities, and soothe. The formula helps improve skin's overall condition by refining the appearance of pores and increasing elasticity. My skin looked so clean and renewed after giving myself a little spa treatment for 10 minutes. I told my husband that my face had a squeaky clean feeling to it, a feeling I love! You need this product.
Nourishing Night Cream
Finally, I really loved this night cream. My skin felt hydrated and nourished and I think anyone would enjoy using it.

Overall, I was really impressed with these products! They aren't just for women. They also have a baby and kids line which I think is so awesome and I loved using the soaps and shampoos on my boys. From skin care to makeup to kids and sunscreen, Beautycounter is doing it all while keeping us and our families safe and protected from so many harmful ingredients. If you're interested in these products for yourself, you can shop them by clicking HERE. Also, anyone who purchases a product from this website will automatically be entered to win a Valentine nail and lip gloss set! Just let them know that you are shopping via me (Kara's Stories)! Happy shopping. Seriously, get that charcoal mask!


  1. Been hearing great reviews on this stuff. I wish Ulta sold it as my daughter loves that store.

    1. I love Ulta too! You should get something for the both of you! Y'all would love it!! Great products and love what they stand for!

  2. I've been looking for one of those "black masks". Maybe I should try this one! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Definitely try it! I know you would love it!!