Natural Beauty


As a blogger, I get a lot of emails from friends, friends of friends, people I’ve just met, and family members asking me to promote things for them on my blog or Instagram. I hate that it annoys me but sometimes it does.

That sounds mean (and it is!) but there is another side to this story because on the other hand, I love learning about new things that make my life better. Let me tell you a little story. My friend Steph emailed me a few weeks ago telling me that she started working for a new beauty company that I would absolutely love. I figured it was like every other email I get and dismissed it (Sorry Steph, love you!). Not to mention, I’m the only woman on earth who is not a beauty junkie.

She pushed harder and described the line as Chanel meets Burt’s Bees. 100% clean ingredients with no paraffins or crap, but high end, chic, and great quality. Um ok that sounds just about perfect for me, don’t you think? It seemed too good to be true but I agreed to let her send me some samples.

BeautyCounter has made it their mission to get safe products into the hands of everyone. They have banned more than 1,500 ingredients setting a new health and safety standard in the beauty world that is truly unprecedented. Pretty incredible. But blah blah, I’ve heard that kind of thing before. I yawned through the pitch, figuring it was like any other natural beauty line. . . And then I tried the products.

My first reaction was to the packaging- stunning. It’s clean and beautiful and feel like something that would come from Dior or Erno Laszlo. I tried the Lustro Face Oil first. It was magical, soaking into my skin but not clogging it. It smells amazing, and made my face soft and some how more clear (counter-intuitive). My other favorite product is the body lotion. I hate the idea of using chemicals all over my body every day but I have yet to find a natural body lotion that I love. Until now.

The fact that I am writing a whole blog post based on one line that no one is making me write goes to show how much I love it. I highly recommend trying out BeautyCounter. J.Crew picked up a few of their products recently so you know it’s the next hottest thing. They make everything from lip stick to eye cream to sunscreen and everything in between.

If you have any questions about the line, you can contact Steph here

Do you have any favorite natural beauty brands?

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  1. Lauren said:

    I’ve heard about this brand recently. Guess I’ll have to look into it and expand my collection! Thanks for sharing.


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  2. Jackie-York Avenue said:

    Love this! I’ve been slowly working natural beauty products into my routine and it’s really pretty hard to find affordable ones, let alone with pretty packaging like this. I’m always happy to hear about a new line that’s clean/doesn’t contain all of those untested ingredients which are so rampant in beauty products today.

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  3. Stephanie Cohen said:

    I knew that Face Oil would have you at hello! It is my must have this winter. So glad you have a new place to find safe, effective and beautiful products! I love you too! xo

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  4. Kate {Taffeta and Tulips} said:

    I cannot tell you how happy I am that you posted this! My new year’s resolution is to get rid of all of the harmful lotions and potions in my bathroom and go the natural route! I’ve recently been using marajuca oil as a facial moisturizer and I swear by it! I also love coconut oil in place of a body lotion and I’ve been loving Boscia BB cream. That rosewater spray looks heavenly! And I’ve been on the hunt for a new lip color so I’m definitely going to check these out!

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  5. AvgGirlsGuide said:

    You have me intrigued. I’m really focused on moving toward products better for my skin. This sounds perfect, and the packaging is totally beautiful!


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  6. Rose said:

    I’ve heard of them but haven’t tried them yet! I love Tata Harper (duh) but also local brand Marble & Milkweed, and Herbivore Botanicals. I’m the biggest fan of Santaverde, which is a UK brand that uses aloe in their products—every time I’m using them I notice an increase in compliments!

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  7. Kristen Tella said:

    I love the packaging on this! I’ve been looking for a new skin care line to try and this just might be it…
    xo, Kristen

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  8. pore said:

    Love this!

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