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Beauty Essentials Review

BeautyCounter with Rhea


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Hello my friends! I am bringing you an amazing beauty essentials review today. I absolutely love anything to do with self-care. It is so important to take care of ourselves ladies! Being a Mother does take a lot of my time and I do not prioritize this area in my life enough, I will admit. 

From homeschool, housework, social media networking, writing and baby needs...life gets busy. Did you see wash face and apply make-up on that list? Nope! Since starting this review I have applied a little self-care to my daily routine, finally. I love gaining a bit more confidence with each review I produce.


So what is BeautyCounter?

Have you heard of BeautyCounter? This company is pretty new to me! I am so grateful to learn about more amazing companies through my work. BeautyCounter is a mission based company that produces skin care and make-up. 

"Our Mission is: To get safer products into the hands of everyone."

If you ask me, that should be every companies mission. We are all in this world together. Let's take care of one another and our home. Read more about their mission below:

"Decades of studies indicate that serious health issues (including but not limited to asthma, cancer, and infertility) are on the rise and are due in some part to our ongoing exposure to toxic chemicals—whether it’s in the shower, on our commute, while we eat lunch at a local restaurant, or when we clean our kitchens at home.


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 30 to date.



We deserve better, and we're doing something about it.



At Beautycounter, we’re committed to a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what’s required by U.S. law: We’ve banned the use of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals through our "Never List”—all while ensuring our products perform and that they’re as indulgent as any other luxe shampoo, lipstick, or oil in the market.

We sell products that are safe AND really work.  And all the while, we are actively advocating for increased regulation of the beauty industry and laws to make all beauty products safer."





My Beauty Essentials

I was sent a nice beauty regimen. Three step skin-care routine that I have grown to love and appreciate. 

Charcoal Cleansing Bar Sample:

The Charcoal Cleansing Bar detoxifies and absorbs impurities in your skin without drying it out, resulting in a smoother, brighter complexion. Made with antioxidant-rich, organic green tea and hydrating organic coconut oil, the gentle formula can be used daily on your face and body.
My thoughts: Wow, this bar is super cleansing as stated. It did not dry out my face or cause my skin to ash (which is something that happens a lot). I love how clean my face feels long after I have used it. I highly recommend this!
Rejuvenating Radiance Serum: 
The Rejuvenating Radiance Serum helps even the look of skin tone, improve hydration, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles thanks to a combination of vitamin C, mixed fruit acid complex, and algae and marine extract. Lightweight and easily absorbed, the formula is a must for layering under your moisturizer.
"72% of women showed a significant increase in skin firmness after eight weeks of use. 52% showed significant improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles of the neck area after 8 weeks of use. (Results based on independent, 8-week, 25-subject, single-blind clinical and consumer perception study.)"
My thoughts: At first I didn't think it was doing much for my face. I admit, I was very impatient. Once I took a before and after picture, I actually saw a great deal of difference. Not so much in the lines I have acquired over the years but the firmness of my skin. This serum has also contributed to moisturizing and brightness of my skin. I feel that once I have used it longer, I will see even more changes. I love that it feels light on my skin.

No. 2 Plumping Facial Oil: 
Lightweight and silky smooth, our proprietary blend of seven natural oils moisturizes, nourishes, and helps firm skin. Fragrant jasmine oil replenishes moisture, while omega-rich argan oil helps minimize the appearance of fine lines. Perfect for all skin types and those concerned with dry skin, loss of elasticity, and fine lines.
My Thoughts: The combination of the oils make a beautiful scent in this plumping facial oil! I am an oily Mama and this was a huge hit for me. I was sad when it was all gone. It moisturizes without leaving your skin feeling heavy and did not cause me to have any breakouts. 

Tint Skin Foundation:  
Our game-changing Tint Skin Foundation is a lightweight, creamy foundation that cares for your skin. The formula goes on seamlessly and blends effortlessly to cover imperfections and even skin tone. And sodium hyaluronate, a natural moisture magnet, promotes smoother-looking skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Comes in eight highly blendable shades, each uniquely formulated to suit a range of skin tones. Every skin tone gets a match—because we believe everyone deserves enviably beautiful skin.
My thoughts: This tinted foundation goes on very smooth. A little definitely goes a long way. It helped conceal my blemishes and scars without looking like I actually had anything on. Again, no breakouts resulted in the use of this product. I am amazed but not surprised. 

Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer:   
Our tinted moisturizer leaves skin with a luminous glow. Dew Skin Moisturizing Coverage SPF 20 provides lightweight, sheer hydration that evens skin tone while protecting the skin from sun damage. Black currant, peony flower root extract, and vitamin C reduce the appearance of age spots and enhance skin brightness, while sodium hyaluronate promotes firmer, smoother-looking skin.
My thoughts: As with the tinted foundation...the same applies

Protect All Over Sunscreen SPF 30:  
Created with the entire family in mind, this lightweight, water-resistant sunscreen is formulated with non-nano zinc oxide to blend seamlessly into skin without leaving white streaks, protecting you against both UVA and UVB rays. Aloe helps hydrate skin, while antioxidant-rich green tea and blood orange extracts fight free radicals.
My thoughts: This is a huge one in my house. I refuse to buy any cancer giving SPF sunscreen! SO many people use harmful sunscreens and do not realize how it is harming them more than the actual sun. I am very grateful to have tried BeautyCounter's sunscreen. I only needed to apply it one time while using it.

Lip Conditioner in Peppermint:
Soothes and softens lips with peppermint and rosemary oils.

My thoughts: Last but definitely not least! The most amazing (I know I use this word a lot) lip conditioner I have ever tried. I love that it is made with these chosen essential oils. Cooling and refreshing, all while long lasting. Absolutely love!



Check out these awesome before and after photos. Top left is before the beauty bar, serum and plumping oil. Top right is after! The bottom two show myself wearing the tinted foundation. Do you see a difference? I sure do and I feel amazing!

***Now that I have given you the 411 on BeautyCounter and my experience, I want to introduce you to the lady that rocks her biz wholeheartedly. Keep reading, don't stop now or you will miss out on something great!***



Hi everyone,

I am a homeschooling mom of two (almost three!).  After working as a non-profit Director and social worker for 15 years, I am transitioning to being a WAHM, especially with the addition of another sweet baby arriving in July!

A little over a year and a half ago, I had a sudden onset of psoriasis that left my health at its lowest point.  This was frustrating, as I have been working on clean eating and reducing toxins for years.  For several months, I could not use any products on my skin, other than coconut oil and castor oil.  This left me frustrated, feeling greasy and with new wrinkles on my face!  Although my diet was clean, I realized that my skincare was not as clean as it could be.

The first Beautycounter products I tried were the shampoo and conditioner.  I nearly cried tears of joy when I first used it.  After not being able to use shampoo for many months (I tried so many brands), I found one that didn’t irritate my skin and actually improved my skin!  I started to use more and more products from Beautycounter.

I love the mission of Beautycounter – to put safer products in the hands of everyone.  Beautycounter consultants and executives actively advocate for legislation to regulate the beauty industry and reduce dangerous chemicals we are putting on our skin – our largest organ!

After a year of using their products and falling in love with their mission, I decided to join as a consultant.  I am loving the meaningful work and being able to be at home with my kids. 

To order, visit my website: www.beautycounter.com/rheastaniszewski  Anyone who orders and mentions this blog will get a free protect lip balm! (Just email me after you order and let me know you heard about me from this blog and I will send it your way)rheabeautycounter@gmail.com 

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