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Most people that have migraines experience issues with strong smells and walking through a Department Store with its cosmetics counter in the middle of the store can be a nightmare. Even wearing cosmetics can create problems between the harsh ingredients and the smells that linger all day.
That is why, when Misty, a friend of mine had an online Beautycounter party I asked for samples. I had to know how it smelled before I could even care how well it worked. I have come across so many products (not just cosmetics) that claim to be unscented but nothing could be further from the truth.
The first thing I tried was the Overnight Resurfacing Peel. This has an incredibly light citrus smell that is not over powering at all. Peeling a fresh orange leaves more of a smell than this product. In fact, the smell had dissipated by the time I finished applying it. This product made my face feel amazing and it brightened my skin.
Next, I used the Nourishing Cream Exfoliator. Oh my goodness, this lightly gritted exfoliator has absolutely no smell at all! NONE! I was so excited and even better is that this product is gentle but it still works!
I had also been given a sample of the Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation. It has been a good while since I could comfortably wear foundation because I would smell it all day long. Again, the product has no smell whatsoever! It has the best coverage (no concealer needed!) and it is so light that it doesn’t feel like you have foundation on!
Next I used the One-Step Makeup Remover Wipes and they were gentle and had a scent that went away quickly. I actually won a full size bottle of the Instant Eye Makeup Remover at Misty’s party! This is gentle but works without burning your eyes and without having to scrub! The smell also didn’t linger.
I can safely say that these cosmetics are Migraine Friendly.
On its website, Beautycounter has a “Never List,” a long list of ingredients that it promises you’ll never find in its products. Right there at the top? “Animal fats, oils, and musks.” It’s a huge relief (along with its cruelty-free policy) because we’re obsessed with this line. Everything from skin care to makeup is elegantly formulated and surprisingly effective—and, usually, even vegan. ~Allure
Check out the “Never List”, HERE.
I want to introduce Dawn Weeks. Dawn is a Beautycounter consultant and she is going to answer a couple of questions about the company.
- What makes Breautycounter Cosmetics different from other cosmetics companies? I would say that BCs mission is what separates them from the other skin care and cosmetic companies. Beautycounter’s mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone. BC creates safer skin care and cosmetics, educates the public on the problem of transparency and is urging the regulation of the beauty industry. BC uses a five step Ingredient Selection Process and they have banned over 1500 questionable or harmful ingredients from their products.
- What types of skin types can Beautycounter help with?sensitive, dry, oily, combination, acne prone, anti-aging
- Which product is your most popular one and why? Difficult question… since people have different skin types, popular products vary. The overnight resurfacing peel is a newer item and has become extremely popular. (Which is my favorite nightly routine) The charcoal mask and charcoal bar are very popular and assist with oily skin, blemishes and acne prone. Our Rejuvenation Collection is very much a client favorite as well.
- It has been 80 years since the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act became law. Can you explain why that should matter to cosmetics consumers? Consumers need to know that it’s been 80 years since the US has passed a major federal law regulating the cosmetics industry. It is unfortunate that people continue to purchase things off the shelves without realizing the possible harm they’re doing to themselves and their family. An example of the problem with transparency in this industry is the use of the word fragrance. For a reference about this issue, click HERE.
To view the products and to place an order check out Dawn’s Beautycounter Website.
Update: 11/15/2018: Since this article was first published, I have switched the majority of my make up to Beautycounter. I have also started using the Body Wash and the Shampoo. All of these products are safer to use, have a light or no scent and I consider them migraine friendly!
*l have not received any money or products in exchange for this review.*