Hi, RSK: Thanks for your comment! I’m not sure what you mean that this post is not an “article,” but you are correct that this blog is a set of my opinions. And you are also correct that not everybody agrees with my opinions, especially when their ox is being gored because they have a financial interest in the subject matter. Is that the case here? You don’t say, but are you a sales consultant of BeautyCounter products?
Sunscreen Lotion: Beautycounter’s Protect All Over Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30: Formulated with non-nano zinc oxide and antioxidant-rich California Poppy, this non-toxic formula is gentle and actually rubs into your skin without leaving that white, ashy residue common in natural sunscreens. Plus, it smells AMAZING (a light citrusy scent), and most importantly, it actually works!

Porous minerals is a subcategory of mineral makeup ingredients where the porosity of the mineral particles enables extraordinary absorption capacity compared to non-porous mineral materials. This feature improves sebum control, long-lasting mattifying effect or gives a matte texture when used in makeup. Porous minerals can also act as carriers, absorbing a wide range of substances into its porous network.
Skincare Regimens: Get four products bundled together–a cleanser, serum, moisturizer and night cream–and save 10% compared to buying them separately! For dry skin, the Countermatch Regimen is mega hydrating; the Rejuvenating Regimen is designed for advanced anti-aging; the Countercontrol Regimen is best for acne prone skin; and, they’ve even got a men’s line called Counterman (which my hubby loves!)–choose from the Beard Regimen or the Shave Regimen. Not sure what line is best for you? Take one minute (seriously!) to take Beautycounter’s skincare quiz.

This obviously is an old post, but I’m surprised to see your stance on Beautycounter, and I also wanted to leave a comment just in case this helps someone with Eczema or Atopic Dermatitis. I’m not affiliated with the Beautycounter, but I’m a happy customer of their products, especially the Protect Allover Sunscreen. I suffer from Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis, and practically this is the only sunscreen I can wear without having to scratch my face. While I’m interested in going more natural and organic route to cosmetics and that is why I discovered your website, I’d also mention that just because ingredients are ‘organic’ or ‘plant-based’, they don’t really mean that it is gentle for your skin – especially for those like me with skin conditions. I’d love to see you give it a try for reviewing some of their products (even if your opinion of lipsticks is a no-go). Thanks!
Eyeshadow: Beautycounter’s Velvet palette in Romantic: Not to sound sensationalist, but I believe this is THE BEST eyeshadow in green beauty–it’s super pigmented, but natural colors, stays on ALL DAY (seriously!) and doesn’t crease! I also have their Necessary Neutrals palette and it comes with pretty much every eye shadow color you’d ever need, plus a dual-ended brush for easy application!
Toner: Rejuvenating Toner Pads: They come pre-moistened (read: super convenient!) with fruit acid complex, vitamin C, lentil seed extract, algae, and jambu extract to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores, while brightening and firming skin. Amazing option for anyone with discoloration, scarring or sun spots and the perfect natural alternative to toxic hydroquinone.
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The characterization of a person as “beautiful”, whether on an individual basis or by community consensus, is often based on some combination of inner beauty, which includes psychological factors such as personality, intelligence, grace, politeness, charisma, integrity, congruence and elegance, and outer beauty (i.e. physical attractiveness) which includes physical attributes which are valued on an aesthetic basis.