So you’re here because you want to know if Beautycounter products are worth the hype and the money. Well, I tested out a few of the best sellers so I can get an idea of what the products are like and how they work. So keep reading for my thoughts on if Beautycounter is really worth it.
Before I begin, I have to put it out there that I am not a Beautycounter rep. I do not work for Beautycounter nor do I ever plan on selling Beautycounter items. I have a few friends who sell the products that are super knowledgeable and honest. They tell me what works and what doesn’t and I love that. I’ll give you their top 5 products in a few.
If you have not heard of Beautycounter before, they are a skincare and cosmetics company that focuses on “clean” beauty. Their products are marketed as safer and more responsibly sourced than other beauty products on the market. The majority of their products are sourced in the USA. They have a very large array of products and you can find just about anything you could be looking for from vitamin C serum to eyebrow gel. The only downside I can see is the cost. I’m not going to lie – some of these items are pricy.
So the million dollar question is…are Beautycounter products worth it?
My short answer to that question is yes and no. I really liked some of the products I tried and I didn’t care for some others. So basically I have mixed reviews. To be fair, I only tried these products for a few days but I will get into my thoughts on each product I tested below.
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Ok, let’s get started!
This was by far my favorite product I tested. This product is a leave on AHA/BHA peel that is supposed to improve skin texture without over drying. You put it on and leave it on for 10 minutes then put a moisturizer on top then sleep with it on and rinse it the morning. So easy and it eliminates one step at night when I’m the most lazy. 😂
I felt this working immediately. It tingles (in a good way) and did not dry out my skin at all. My skin looked refreshed and brighter in the morning even after one use. I’m a definite fan of this one. The price is $65 but you only use it a couple times a week at most so one bottle will last you a long time. I have to warn you – it does have a unpleasant smell to it. If you can get past the smell it’s a 10/10 for me.
All Bright C Serum – $90
I enjoyed using this vitamin c serums every morning. I only used it for a few days so it was not long enough to noticeable see a difference but I did love the way this one felt on my skin. This vitamin c serum goes on your face in neck in the morning. It has a yellow tint to it and the smell is pretty good. At $82 it is pretty pricy. With some research you may be able to find a similar “clean” vitamin c product for less money. Overall I liked this one and if you are in the market for a vitamin c serum that doesn’t irritate the skin, this is a really good option.
Lid Glow Cream Shadows – $27 each
I absolutely loved these cream eyeshadows! I have recently discovered cream shadows and have been loving them over the pressed powder ones I usually use. These are super easy to apply and blend. They also stay on all day long! I wore the three colors above together to create a natural look. I used the aura color all over, the sepia color just on my kid and then the ember color just near my lash line and the outer corners of my eye. A little bit goes a long way so these tubes will last for a while. Another definite win for me!
Charcoal Mask – $54
I really loved using this too small charcoal face mask. It wasn’t nearly as messy as I thought it would be. This masks is supposed to absorb excess oil and shrink your pores. You slather this mask on and leave it on for ten minutes before washing off. The crazy part is – you can actually see this one working. I had two ”undergrounder” zits and it pulled double the oil out of those than the rest of my skin. it was so awesome to watch. I have dry skin to begin with so this mask was extremely drying for me so it would not be part of my regular routine but for someone that is looking for a product to help with excess oil, this is a good one.
The Rest Of The Bunch…
This was one of my least favorite products mainly because it really didn’t give me any coverage plus it only has SPF 20. My tried and true SPF tinted moisturizer (linked here) blows this one out of the water. They both have the same EWG cleanliness but my Elta MD has SPF 46 in it. Both are about the same cost (Elta MD is $6 cheaper). The Beautycounter one does have a dewier finish to it but I prefer the more coverage and more SOF that Elta MD provides. Another good option if you are looking for a dewy finish is the Supergoop glowscreen with SPF 40 – same clean concept but better than the Beautycounter version in my opinion and still cheaper.
Cheeky Clean Cream Blush – $42
I wanted to like this blush because blush is one of my most favorite makeup item, but I was a little disappointed. I didn’t feel like the pigment was enough for the cost of this one. I had to use quite a bit to get the blush look I wanted and for the cost it was not worth it for me. I do appreciate that these have a refill option that is cheaper once you purchase your first but still not enough to sell me on this one. I have friends who absolutely love this product and use it on their cheeks, eyes and lips. So if you are looking for a “all in one” kind of makeup product this would be a good purchase.
This was just ok for me. My friend had told me that this would smudge on the bottom lid (which apparently is common for “clean” mascaras) but I still had to try it out. Sure enough I had raccoon eyes by noon. The next day I tried just my top lashes and it was ok. It still smudged on my bottom lid somehow but it did do a nice job while it was on. I think you can definitely find a better “clean” option here.
Here is another product that I just didn’t love. For $76 I expected to love something about this oil but sadly I didn’t. I didn’t notice any difference nor did it moisturize my skin at all. i had to use a moisturizer on top of it and still feel like it didn’t do much. I think for $76 you can find a better ”clean” product that can do the same or better for cheaper.
These are the only products I have tested out. There are a ton more options on their website:
I am looking forward to testing out a few more products and will update this page if I find anything new! Let me know in the comments your favorite Beautycounter product!
*I am not a Beautycounter representative no do I work with a Beautycounter rep, but this post does contain affiliate links that I earn a small commission from.