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A Beauty Line with a "Never List"

Curious what the "Never List" is? I was too when Kristi from The Habit Boutique Miamispoke to me about Beauty Counter . But before I start talking about their amazing products, I want to give you a little background on my struggles with my skin. 

My Skin Story 

Since I can remember I have always had a routine for my skin. Wash my face, spray something on my face, then moisturize and then put another cream to prevent redness or breakouts, then change my pillow case every night, be careful with the products used for my hair because those can also cause breakouts - you get the idea. 

All those things were programmed into my mind since middle school and then some. Now as I have gotten older my skin is much better but still not "perfect" - but who does have perfect skin? In a world where social media is an avenue of acceptance, filters and contouring have become so popular. But what happens when you peel all those layers? 

For a mom on the go who just wants a nice complexion, an easy/effective routine and products that truly feel good and are good to the skin - Beauty Counteris the perfect match. 


Their Mission - The Never List

"At Beautycounter, we're committed to a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what's required by U.S. law: We've prohibited the use of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals through "The 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."

I was in shock to know that a law has not been passed since 1938 to regulate the ingredients used in personal care products. Which is what I love most about Beauty Counter, not only are they making good products but they are fighting to make these much needed changes.


Personal Favorites

Countercontrol Clear Pore Cleanser:  This daily exfoliating cleanser for oily and blemish-prone skin effectively removes oil, makeup, and other impurities without harsh surfactants that can strip skin of moisture. The formula, featuring SkinBalance Complex and aloe vera, helps purify pores and soothe while jojoba beads gently slough away dead skin cells. Infused with an energizing citrus scent, it leaves your complexion feeling refreshed and balanced, not dry or irritated.

 * By the second day I already noticed a change in my skin. It felt clean but not dried out or irritated. 

Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion: This lightweight lotion helps skin adapt to the ever-changing aggressors of modern life. Not only does it provide up to 24-hours of hydration — it actually adjusts hydration levels throughout the day for a smooth look and feel and radiant glow. Breakthrough Bio-Mimic Technology harnesses the unique life-giving properties of plants to exactly match the structure of skin, giving it precisely what it needs and nothing it doesn't.

* This lotion actually helped control my oily but sensitive skin. Usually I can never have both, I either end up with super dry skin which dry patches or my skin gets oily within an hour of me using the product. It also helped with my redness, controlling it constantly. 

Cleansing Balm: This multi-tasking balm is brimming with uses and benefits. It's a nourishing daily cleanser, a melting makeup-removing balm, and a deeply replenishing overnight mask. It also hydrates with nutrient-rich raspberry and cranberry seed oils and promotes a brighter complexion with radiance-boosting vitamin C. Simply massage an almond-size amount onto dry skin and let it break down oils, dirt, and impurities. Then dampen the soft 100% muslin cloth (included) to wipe everything away and rinse skin with cool water. Or, for use as an overnight mask, massage it into clean skin and rinse away in the morning.

* This literally is the multi-tasking balm. I would use it daily to remove makeup and then leave a thin layer on my skin as an overnight mask. I would wake up feeling refreshed and ready to use the next product on my list. 

Dew Skin Moisturizing Coverage: This benefit-packed tinted moisturizer delivers lightweight hydration, a hint of sheer coverage, SPF 20 protection, and a luminous dewy glow. It also includes black currant, peony flower root extract, and vitamin C to enhance skin brightness and sodium hyaluronate to promote firmer, smoother-looking skin.

* I love tinted moisturizers because they have SPF in them and with my fair skin it is a must. Problem? The ones I've tried in the past leave my skin feeling oily and heavy. This has become my daily must have especially those days where I spend time with my little one outside. 

How to order? or Have any questions?

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Kristi.


Click the following link www.beautycounter.com/kristismith and don't forget to select Bambina Diaries in the "Social" dropdown menu! We can't wait to hear your testimonies.