Why natural beauty products are not always safer

You may already know that the word “natural” on a food label can be misleading—since it’s an unregulated term and ingredients that occur in nature are not always the healthier choice. Similarly, while it’s not entirely meaningless when used on the label of a face wash or moisturizer, the term can be confusing in the world of personal care and beauty products.
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Demystifying the Myths of Summer Sun Exposure

Summer translates into longer days and warmer weather, both of which usually lead to more fun in the sun. While you probably already know that spending time in the sun increases your skin’s risk of premature aging and cancer, when you’re armed with the right information, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself. We’ve demystified the top summer sun protection myths, so read on to learn how you can keep yourself safer both on and off the beach.
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5 Things You Need to Know About Different Types of Masks and When to Use Them

More than just a popular trend for skin care connoisseurs, face masks are a simple and effective solution for a variety of skin concerns and every skin type, including oily, dry, maturing, or even sensitive skin. Nourishing and deeply cleansing, Beautycounter+ Facial Masks help to remove impurities and excess oil with powerful yet gentle ingredients, like kaolin clay, purifying charcoal, and essential oils. Keep reading to get the scoop on the many benefits of masks and how to pick the best ones for you.

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The Better-Than-All-Natural Lipstick You Need to Know About

What’s lightweight, moisturizing, and sheer all over? Our five-star Sheer Lipsticks, which are packed with hydrating lip-conditioners and perfectly balanced pigment. Every shade we offer is carefully formulated with a blend of mineral-based and synthetic pigments to ensure a safer swipe of sheer color. In the world of color cosmetics, all-natural lipstick is not always synonymous with non-toxic, and loopholes in federal law have resulted in misleading labels. With all of our formulas, we always strive for transparency and never settle for anything but the best in safety and performance. Here are four things you need to know about our Sheer Lipstick color lineup:

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Why This is the Only Foundation You’ll Ever Want To Wear

The hunt for a foundation that’s lightweight, buildable, and good for your skin ends here. Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation blends seamlessly on a range of skin tones, builds to your ideal coverage, feels weightless all day, and is formulated with sodium hyaluronate to attract and seal in essential moisture. Not all foundations are created equal. Here are five reasons why our best-selling foundation is a customer-voted favorite and a cut above the rest.

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7 Unexpected Ways To Use Facial Oils

By now, you’re probably familiar with the skin care uses for plant-based facial oils, but how about the lesser-known hacks? The same nutrient-rich and vitamin-packed formulas that add radiance to your complexion can also treat cracked cuticles and double as highlighters. Here’s how you can use your Beautycounter facial oils in seven unexpected ways.

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Everything You Need to Know About Charcoal Soap

If the idea of cleansing your face with charcoal sounds a little counterintuitive, we’re here to clear up (pun intended) any doubts. Our Charcoal Cleansing Bar works to clarify and detoxify your skin without dehydrating it. Read on for five reasons this charcoal soap is the essential you never knew you needed… until now.

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3 Reasons Why You’ll Want to Choose This Physical Sunscreen

Maybe you’ve heard of the term ‘physical sunscreen’? Basically, it’s just another word for mineral sunscreen, which works like a shield by reflecting and scattering UV rays to prevent them from penetrating or damaging the skin. At Beautycounter, we use mineral non-nanoparticle zinc oxide as the sunblocker. Why do we say no to nanoparticles? Because they’re so tiny they may penetrate the skin’s defenses and make their way into the bloodstream and have adverse health effects. There’s not enough data to know for sure, but we don’t think it’s worth the risk, so we steer clear of them. Read more to see why our sunscreen comes out on top:

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Why We Love Facial Mists and You Should Too

When it comes to beauty essentials, you might think of items like foundation, mascara, moisturizer, and sunscreen. There’s another essential product that belongs on your radar that’s been a long-standing Korean beauty trend and it’s finally landed here: facial mists. We love facial mists, and for good reason! Regardless of your skin type, a mist can help you achieve a vibrant complexion and improve your makeup staying power throughout the day. Here’s what you need to know about mists and how to incorporate them into your skin care routine.

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