The topic of clean beauty has come a long way over the last few years, and I am proud to be partnered with a company like Beautycounter that goes above and beyond selling better-for-you skincare and makeup products.
If you’re not familiar with the brand, see my Clean Beauty page for the rundown. We’re trying to get safer products into the hands of everyone by educating and advocating for better beauty laws, whether you buy from the brand or not. And I love that!
If you’re looking to start switching over to non-toxic products this year, this post will point you in the right direction. You can totally start switching over to safer a little at a time.
If you have the budget to go all in, great! If not, start by replacing the things that you run out of in real time with the cleaner option. Over time, you will eventually transition out of the harmful products, into clean and it will feel amazing!
Today I’m sharing some of my favorite switches that you might be using a not-so-great version that is loaded with harmful ingredients. If you haven’t downloaded the EWG Healthy Living App, do it, and you can gauge just how safe the products you are currently using are.
And please, feel free to comment with some of your favorite safe swaps of the popular offenders on the market, too. I’m all ears!
Safe Skincare Switches
If you aren’t using a Vitamin C Serum yet, what are you waiting for? It is amazing for brightening, treating dark spots, and protecting against environmental stressors. This All Bright C Serum uses two forms of Vitamin C and is tied for FIRST on my list of must-haves with the Overnight Resurfacing Peel. (below)
The Overnight Refurfacing Peel is magic in a bottle for reducing fine lines, dark spots and wrinkles! Truly. It can be added into any routine, and you can use it as an overnight treatment up to 3-4 times per week.
I love this moisturizer! I started my journey in switching over to safer skincare with the Countermatch Collection and then switched over to Countertime for more anti-aging benefits. I can answer any specific questions you might have on the difference, just know that this product is fantastic, is for most skin types, and has won several awards.
And speaking of Countermatch and Countertime, you should definitely try one of these under eye treatments. The results speak for themselves! The Countermatch cream is best for puffy eyes and dark circles, and Countertime is best for crow’s feet and anti-aging.
This is my weekly self-care staple paired with a glass of wine! Sometimes I even mask up while taking a bath and wash it off in there. You see this featured on my stories all the time, and it’s great for balancing your skin, minimizing pores and preventing breakouts.
Don’t be fooled by the word “oil” in the title, this cleaser is amazing and has a safe version of Retinol (Retunatural Complex + Bakuchiol) for anti-aging. It removes my makeup, too. It’s wonderful!
And finally, the Charcoal Cleansing Bar that will always leave your face feeling squeaky clean. It lasts forever and is best for balancing normal to oily skin while preventing breakouts!
Safe Makeup Switches
I am obsessed with this concealer. It’s one of Beautycounter’s best makeup products yet, in my opinion. I wear Light 1 and purposely matched lighter to add brightness.
I wear Medium, but this Brilliant Brow Gel comes in different shades including clear! It’s so helpful to tame brows and fill in the gaps.
Clean lipstick can’t be dramatic, right? Wrong! I love this bright lip so much, it’s the perfect blend of orangy-red for me. You can also find it here along with two other bold pink shades that are fabulous.
This foundation is so great – light, but buildable and skincare benefits included! You will love it, and I can help you pick the perfect shade.
Safe Bath & Body Switches
This is my favorite! The Clean Deo is a product that took five years to perfect and just launched this week! I have tried many clean deodorants over the last two years and no other compares. I especially love how this is refillable (!!!), and goes on clear without leaving white marks on your clothes. It’s an all around win, and please reach out if you’re thinking of switching over and haven’t tried a clean deodorant before. (I have tips for you!)
The Counter+ Lotus Glow Cleansing Balm is the most versatile product! It’s a cleanser, moisturizer, overnight mask, and can even replace the Aquaphor that you’ve been using on rashes, dry and irritated areas of your skin, and even on your kid’s cuts and scrapes. It’s the best!
This is my husband’s favorite safe swap, as he has been using Dove cleansing bars for years. The Citrus Mimosa scent is heavenly and comes from organic shea butter and antioxidant-rich organic marula and mongongo oils. (You’ll also see this scent in a few of the options below.)
I prefer a body wash to a bar, and I have made this exact switch, too. (The Bath & Body Works body washes were my go-to for … over a decade? This is so much better and better for you, and it still smells amazing without all of the extra chemicals.)
This body scrub smells soooo good, exfoliates your skin, and leaves it feeling silky-smooth. You won’t be disappointed!
This is a good one to have by your kitchen or bathroom sink. Once again, the Citrus Mimosa scent is where it’s at.
All right, I think that gives you plenty of things to think about and options to start with. But if you’re looking for ways to save …
Get 20% off your first Beautycounter order by using the code CLEANFORALL20 through the end of January. If you’re already a fan and client, reach out and ask me what I can offer you. (Always something special!)
Join the Band of Beauty Membership for $29 and earn 10% product credit back, free shipping on orders $100+, a free welcome gift, and exclusive offers. It’s like the Amazon Prime of safer skincare and makeup! Join here.
See daily updates, promotion announcements, video tutorials, and clean beauty tips on my Life In Leggings – Beautycounter Page and/or subscribe to my newsletter if you want the inside scoop and access to exclusive giveaways! Right now, we are a few days into the #CleanUpChallenge2021, and I would love you to join and give your household a detox with us!
And finally, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need help with anything at all. Much love to you!
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