This is going to be a bit of a longer post than most, but please stay with me because this is pretty important stuff. Absolutely NOBODY likes to think about the ingredients in the 10-20 different products that they use on themselves everyday. We just assume that the government regulates things on some level. Unfortunately the ‘ignorance is bliss’ approach is killing us, and not so slowly anymore. It is well known now that parabens stimulate the growth of cancer cells, yet there are two kinds of parabens in my Jergens body lotions and 5 in my eyeshadow! What the…?! Do you know when the United States last passed a law to regulate the ingredients in personal care products? 1938. Think about that for a moment and let it sink in. Meanwhile, The European Union has spent the past two decades banning or restricting MORE than 1,300 ingredients for GOOD reason! Don’t you wish we could go by their standards, or even better?
WE HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT GOES ON OUR BODIES! But the struggle is SO real when it comes to finding products that are pure and safe but give us the super luxurious performance of your favorite high-end cosmetic – because, lets be real, sometimes the beauty aisle at Whole Foods just won’t cut it.
Thank goodness for good news. Last year I discovered a complete GAME CHANGER in the beauty world that is a ray of shining light in this scary business. The brand is called Beautycounter, and they are doing something HUGE about the problems we face by creating the most pristine and perfect beauty potions that you will ever use. (They have a ‘NO-USE’ list of over 1,500 chemicals). But honestly, while finding crazy good, crazy safe products was awesome… what completely blew my mind was the change in my skin and body!!! I literally can’t even explain. (You would all have to just touch my face and frankly, that would get awkward.) My skin glows and is softer than it has ever been. I have never used such pure, amazing products in my life. After realizing how GOOD life CAN BE, I just wanted to hand it out on the streets! Seeing as that may be a bit unrealistic, my next goal was to at least make it available to everyone who reads this. I only wish I had had these options years ago!
I’m not about to wait until I have huge problems to try and prevent them. But I do have fine lines around my eyes, forehead and mouth that have become frustrating and I’d rather not resort to needles. Today I wanted to touch on my anti-aging nighttime moisturizing regimen. I’m not sure there could be a more important step in the process that helps preserve you, but I will NEVER forget the first time I used this ‘magical potion’ as I like to call it. (My husband always laughs at me, but it’s true!) My face instantly felt like a newborn infant. In all seriousness. I couldn’t stop touching my face! So now this is what I use after cleansing in the evenings to preserve a youthful glow and maintain elasticity – because that is the name of the game.
These three products will SAVE your face… And do it naturally.
COUNTERTIME Restorative Night Cream + Lustro Face Oil #2 in Jasmine
COUNTERTIME Vibrant Eye Perfector
(Update: I have also been asked about my daily cleanser, and I swear by the Beautycounter Routine Clean Cleanser! I have been using it for almost a year and I’m never going back.)
Most people think that adding oil to your face is a huge no-no. But they couldn’t be more wrong. Your skin requires certain natural oils to function, and over-produces it when you continually strip it away which leads to other issues. The Beautycounter Lustro Oils are like vitamin water for your face. It drinks it right up. They come in three blends, and my choice is #2. It has a hint of jasmine and improves the elasticity and moisterizes for those wanting every anti-aging benefit. Lustro Oil #1 is wildly popular and soothing for sensitive skin, while #3 helps balance combination skin. I find that adding 2-3 drops of this magic to my nighttime moisturizer changes EVERYTHING. I add it to my daytime moisturizer too and it creates a perfectly primed face for makeup!
Add a couple drops of oil to night cream, blend together and apply to face and neck in an upward motion. Do not leave out your neck! Too many people skip their poor necks not realizing that the skin is the same as your face! Protect it from gravity early!
Countertime Restorative Night Cream + Lustro Face Oil #2 = softest face ever.
And please, please don’t forget to use an eye cream. I truly can’t stress this enough. (In my mind all of this advice is being said with the accent of an old Jewish grandmother)
I am in LOVE with my skin now!
The things we repeatedly put on our skin every single day, 365 days a year need to be safe. I cannot recommend the Beautycounter products enough for they have legitimately OUTPERFORMED all my other daily products. If they can’t create a formula that functions the same or outperforms luxury brands, then they don’t sell it. (We will patiently wait for eyeliners and mascaras.) Do yourself and your family a favor and check them out! You by no means have to get these products from me, I just want to make them accessible to anyone reading this!
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Wishing you each health and beauty today and everyday!