As you all know, I’m a big fan of Beautycounter. I can be a snob about performance as well as ingredient safety when it comes to the products I use every day. So, that means that I also like to share the love when gift-giving during the holiday season.
What I’m especially loving this about this collection is the beautiful packaging, new long-awaited products, and lower price points. Don’t you love the pink, orange, and aubergine boxes? So pretty for fall or frankly, all year long!
This is an excellent time to stock up on some favorites to “gift” during the year for other events and holidays such as Galentine’s Day, birthdays, graduations, hostess gifts, teacher and coach gifts, client appreciation, etc…
Best of Beautycounter Holiday 2020
I’m going to break down and talk about some of my favorites that I’m loading up on this season by category: Skincare, Makeup, and Body.
How To Gift Skincare
Skincare is personal, but it also can be pricey, which is why it makes an excellent gift. For those on your list that have been talking about not loving their fine lines and wrinkles but don’t know what to do about it. Or maybe she actually has a few Beautycounter favorites already but hasn’t tried the skincare…I have 3 suggestions which will make any girl smile.
Countertime Radiant Skin Set
I’ve been using the Countertime Collection for the past year and a half. What brought me to try it out was (obviously) my age, as well as a desire to reap the benefits of a “safe” alternative to Retinol. Retinol or retinoids are a vitamin A derivative that is great for reversing the signs of aging. But, for those with sensitive skin, retinoids can be hard to tolerate and can cause skin tumors and skin cancers when wearing them in the sun. Not to mention how it can irritate and create dry, red skin. Enter in Countertime’s use of patented Retinatural Complex…
Sharing the gift of a high-performing skincare product is like letting a friend or sister in on your own little secret.
Retinatural Complex is a combination of Bakuchiol and Swiss Alpine Rose, which in all of the clinical studies has performed exactly like Retinol without any of the harmful side effects! You can read more on the Countertime line in another post I did call The Most Luxurious Way To Turn Back Time.
The Countertime Radiant Skin Set includes the Countertime Tripeptide Radiance Serum and the Turn Back Time Facial Roller. Using these in tandem visibly firms your skin while creating a moment of spa-like bliss! Ahhh!
Shop the Countertime Radiant Skin Set ($89) is for anyone with mature or dry skin. Gift this to your bestie, your mom, your sister, or yourself.
Bright Side Duo
A travel-size version of Beautycounter’s most popular duo: Overnight Resurfacing Peel and All Bright C Serum.
Hands down, my desert island pick (besides sunscreen), would be this duo. I love, love, love the way the Overnight Resurfacing Peel really improves my skin texture and clarity by morning, every time I use it.
It’s made with 15 botanical acids that go to work immediately when you put it on at night over clean skin. It tingles for about 30 seconds after application and does have a pungent smell that goes away quickly. I like to let it dry for about 2 minutes (while brushing my teeth) before putting my night cream over it. You will love how great your skin looks and feels by morning. I promise!
The All Bright C Serum uses the highest quality vitamin C derivatives to provide high doses of vitamin C to your skin to brighten and protect you from oxidative stressors. Vitamin C should be a part of your daily skincare routine (along with sunscreen) to not only combat aging but prevent premature aging. Read more in my post, Beyonce’ In A Bottle to learn more about this amazing product.
Shop the Bright Side Duo ($75) for anyone looking to prevent the signs of aging or refine skin texture, brighten, and diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. Gift this to your bestie, mom, sister, or treat yourself. You know you deserve it!
Polish & Protect Lip Duo
shop the Polish & Protect Lip Duo ($34) for anyone on your list who lives in a dry climate and needs extra help during the winter months.
Why To Gift Makeup
Makeup is a fun gift to get for any girly girl. But, most women haven’t been wearing much makeup over the past year due to working from home and wearing masks. Who likes to put on a face full of makeup and have your mask end up like the Shroud of Turin? Not me. Even I haven’t been wearing makeup as much as I usually do…But, it still is fun to get something new to play with and look forward to wearing on the occasion when we do want to look good. Like, say… that zoom call or dinner date in a tent?
Here are my top makeup picks from the holiday collection:
Luminous Lids Cream Shadows
Like most of you who wear eye shadow, I typically use a powder shadow on my lids. But after trying out this set, I’m really loving how easy it is to apply without a brush. Just the wand, and my fingers! The colors can be used by itself, both on your lids or under your lower lash line. It creates the right amount of color and shimmer to show off your gorgeous eyes.
Heck, sometimes your eyes are the only thing anyone sees these days, so you may as well make it worth their while, right?
Shop the Luminous Lids Cream Shadows ($39) for your teen or adult daughter. Maybe even divvy up the set and gift to friends or use them as stocking stuffers?
Beyond Gloss Trio
I’ve told you how much of a fan I am with this re-formulated and re-imagined lip gloss, but, did you see how gorgeous these shades are? Each of these limited edition lip glosses delivers a high shine with a sweet mandarin violet scent. The regular Beyond Glosses (not in this collection) is scented with pure Madagascar organic vanilla. So the sweet mandarin, violet scent in this trio is unique for this limited edition gloss trio. It comes in a shimmery pearlescent, a shimmery lilac, and a high gloss pinkish-red. All timeless!
Shop the Beyond Gloss Trio ($39) for any girl on your list who appreciates a gloss that isn’t sticky, delivers a high-gloss shine, and is free of any chemical that she shouldn’t be eating.
Winter Warmth Duo
This is my pick for a quick and easy get out the door kind of look. One that will make you look sunlit and glowing! Think of it as the LBD of clean makeup. This duo has a Sunlit Highlighting powder in a weightless talc-free formula and a creamy golden eyeshadow. Just the right amount of glow to be used by itself or with your full-on makeup face.
This is the LBD of clean makeup!
Shop the Winter Warmth Duo ($45) for your sister, or sister-in-law who misses her summer glow.
Gifts For Body
Sometimes the easiest gift to give someone is something to allow them to pamper themselves. Body products are not as subjective as skincare or makeup but is typically not something they would spend money on for themselves. There are so many great products in the Body Collection that I had a tough time narrowing it down to 3. Here goes:
Ultimate Renewal Bath Set
Okay…this one is tops on my list for three reasons:
- Dry Brush
- Sugarbuff Body Polish
- Luminous Hydration Body Oil
Each of these items individually would be worth a purchase, but to get them as a complete set wrapped in a gorgeous box! Hello?!? This is a must-have!
Dry brushing has been around for a while, but do you actually own a dry brush? I never did, until now. It’s a great way to stimulate circulation by brushing each body part in an upward motion (or towards your heart).
The Sugarscrub Body Polish has a fresh lemongrass scent and will leave your dry skin sloughed off and hydrated after your bath or shower.
Follow your spa day moment with the Luminous Hydration Body Oil just after patting yourself to dry (but still slightly damp), to lock in the soft hydration achieved with the Body Polish. Your skin will thank you!
Shop the Ultimate Renewal Bath Set ($89) for gifting mom or mom-in-law, sister, or sister-in-law, or especially yourself, with some extra special pampering.
The Clean Deo Minis
Okay, maybe you think that giving someone deodorant for the holidays isn’t the nicest thing to do. I vividly remember a time in 5th grade, when I had a teacher who (I swear) never showered. She always smelled and had very greasy hair. Except for parent-teacher conferences when she liked to get all dolled up.
Anyway… one Christmas a boy in my class gifted her with the four scents of Tickle deodorant. Remember Tickle? I don’t even know if it’s still around. I was so embarrassed for my teacher. And I felt so bad about how obvious it was that the class knew she smelled…Ugh!
So gifting a clean deodorant may not make the best teacher gift but it could be a great stocking stuffer for your kids since you’re probably already buying personal care products for them anyway. Plus, these long-lasting and aluminum-free minis come in four elevated scents to try before the full-sized deodorants hit the market in January. And, hopefully, in the near future, we will be free to be travel again. Save yourself from regret later and stock up now!
Shop The Clean Deo Minis ($49) Crisp Sequoia, Fresh Coconut, Soft Lavender, and Clean Rose. To get aluminum-free freshness. Which scent will be your favorite?
Softening Hand Duo
With all of the constant hand washing these days, it’s nice to have a clean duo around that doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals to dry out your skin.
This limited-edition hand wash and lotion come in a fresh neroli scent. The elevated frosted glass bottles (15.7 fl oz) looks great on your countertop or bathroom sink.
Shop the Softening Hand Duo ($65) to be ready for hostess or client gifting. Wouldn’t this make a great gift for someone with a new home too?
Good Scents Body Butter Trio
Body Butters are always a good gift to receive during the winter months. It’s pure luxury in a jar without the price tag. I’m loving the names of the scents in this set: Calm, Uplift, and Balance. Who doesn’t need one or all of these in their life these days, right?
Shop the Good Scents Body Butter Trio ($49) for a great hostess gift, stocking stuffer, or divvied up and paired with one of the lip glosses or hand creams that I’ll show you next.
Good Scents Hand Cream Trio
Basically the same scents as the Body Butter Trio but for a different purpose. These 1.5 fl oz. hand creams fit nicely into your purse to keep your hands hydrated on the go. A treat for all of your senses.
Shop the Good Scents Hand Cream Trio ($34) to give a great but inexpensive gift to your friends. Pair them up with the Body Butter or Lip Glosses, for stocking stuffers, teacher and hostess gifts. A great price point for giving a little something that will actually be used.
Gifting clean is a great way to show the ones you love (or appreciate) that you value them and their health, and you want to see them around for a long time to come. Plus, buying from a company that cares about the environment and is doing great things to keep our consumption of beauty products with a low carbon footprint, is worth every red cent.