Now this was hard because I have several beauty products that I am LOVING right now, especially during these dry winter months. Some I use on a daily basis but at least once a week. ??
As you know I made the switch to cleaner and safer beauty and skincare products in 2018 and haven’t looked back. I have even convinced Jim to switch to Counterman shower and skincare products. He loves them and agrees he sees a significant difference in his skin. That’s about as close to a quote as we are going to get. Trust me ladies the Counterman skincare regimen is a GREAT Valentine’s Day gift for the man in your life. But we aren’t here to talk about them…you want to know what my top 5 favs are….well here they are!
1) Tula Glow and Get It Brightening Eye Balm
I have heard a lot of bloggers swear by this product so naturally I had to try it out and let me just tell you, the hype is REAL! It delivers a lit-from-within glow while instantly hydrating, cooling, and filling in fine lines around the eyes. You’ll feel awake and look energized instantly. I really like Tula products because they are clean and 100% free from phthalates, parabens, propylene glycol, petrolatum, gluten and mineral oil. I put this on before I put my Dew Skin or Tint Foundation on In the morning and good bye tired eyes! It also comes in the Rose Glow and that’s equally amazing!
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2)Beautycounter Countertime Tetrapeptide Supreme Cream
I was on Acutane for a couple of years in college and it left my skin very dry. Not only do I need a good moisturizer day and night but I have to make sure it’s penetrating deep into the layers of my skin and moisturizing from the inside out. This moisturizer does just that! It’s supremely rich and deeply hydrating with the Retinatural Complex (Beautycounter’s safe alternative to Retinol). Two key ingredients – Bakuchiol which has been shown to provide skin-care results that are comparable to retinol—without harmful side effects such as skin irritation and increased sun sensitivity—and Swiss Alpine Rose which boosts the skin’s antioxidant defense. The tetrapeptide helps increase skin elasticity, minimize the appearance of lines, boost visible firmness, and smooth skin surface. It’s youth in a bottle and if you have dry skin and are over 35 need this! Your skin will thank me and you in your 40’s.
3) Counter + Balancing Charcoal Mask
Now this is a HUGE fan favorite! Any new or loyal client can vouch that the Charcoal mask is an ALL TIME favorite! I pour a big glass of wine and put this mask on at least once a week. It deep cleans your pores, drawing out impurities and excess oil. It will leave your skin smooth and pores visibly smaller. It can be drying so after I remove it I apply my next favorite product….
4) Counter + Balancing Facial Oil
This oil is an ultimate fav and a MUST- HAVE product in your skin care routine day or night! Don’t be scared of a facial oil, just make sure you are applying the right one. I usually apply just 2 drops to my fingertips and massage into my face in the evening either after I remove my charcoal mask or during my regular night time routine post serum and before my countertime tetrapeptide supreme cream. It’s lightweight and silky smooth. It provides ultimate hydration and leaves your skin soft and deeply moisturized. The Meadowfoam Seed oil helps restore balance and the Ylang Ylang essential oil promotes relaxation. It smells so fresh and clean- no synthetic fragrance all natural.
I am also a BIG fan of Young Living essential oils and Ylang Ylang is a great oil to use to kill bacteria, help lower blood pressure and increase your sexual drive ?? It is also part of a combination spray used to kill head lice…..interesting right.
5) Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1 Texture spray
I saved one of the best for last! I am a HUGE HUGE fan of Drybar! I love that you can walk into any location no matter what city you are in and know that you are going to get the blow out you want. You don’t have to explain to the stylist what beach waves are…because you just order the Mai Tai and she knows what that means. ?????? I tend to get my fair share of blow outs so this pleases me and I will go out of my way to find a Drybar. They just opened a location in Stamford and it’s the ??
I haven’t found a spray that gives me more volume and texturing hold than this. It smells wonderful and is free from parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. It’s not 100% clean but it’s awesome and sometimes you gotta break the rules just a little. ????