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A Wholesome Late-Summer Dessert to Try Now

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All too often, we’re faced with a choice between sugar-filled sweets and tasteless treats. But thanks to Laurel Gallucci and Claire Thomas of Sweet Laurel Bakery, it’s possible to enjoy the best of both worlds—more-wholesome desserts that are delicious to boot. Using the fewest ingredients, all of which are organic, the Los Angeles-based company makes baked goods free of grain, dairy, and refined sugar, in addition to some vegan and raw treats. Read on for a delicious recipe Sweet Laurel created exclusively for Beautycounter, featuring late-summer peaches from the Santa Monica Farmers Market.

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Beauty

Get the Look:
Our Sophisticated Smokey Eye for Fall

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A smokey eye that echoes fall’s darker color palette is one of our favorite looks of the season, but the full-on dramatic effect isn’t for everyone. Whether you prefer a less intense version or simply want to wear a smokey eye during the day, try our wearable take on this classic look.

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Beauty

5 Rules for Layering Your
Skin Care Products

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Figuring out exactly what products to use on your skin is important, but it’s just as essential to know in what order to use them. Chances are you rely on a number of different gels, creams, serums, and oils for your morning and nighttime routines. By layering them in the correct order, you’ll increase their efficacy and reap more of their benefits. Check out our five rules for simplifying the art of skin care layering.

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The Makers

Our New Science Director, Nicole Acevedo

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Beautycounter is leading a movement for better beauty, putting performance and health first. We rigorously screen chemicals for safety, setting a new standard for high-performance, health-focused beauty products. That’s why we’re happy to introduce a new key member of our team, Science Director Nicole Acevedo.

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Beauty

Tricks to Help Fake a Bronzed Glow

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Nothing says summer quite like a healthy-looking, bronzed glow, but if you’ve paid attention to any of our sun safety tips, you’ve probably avoided spending too much time in the sun. Luckily, we have a few tricks to help you achieve an enviably sun-kissed look—and none of them require any time in the sun. Read on for five ways to make everyone think you just got back from vacation.

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Beauty

Insiders’ Best Beauty Travel Tips

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Anyone who’s ever looked into a mirror after a five-hour flight (or drive) knows that traveling can wreak havoc on your look. Since arriving at your destination with under-eye bags and limp strands isn’t part of your itinerary, we asked a few frequent fliers for their favorite tips on how to stay fresh. Whether you’re taking an end-of-summer family vacation or heading off on a business trip, keep reading for five solutions to the most stressful travel beauty dilemmas.

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Style + Design

Why We Love Yosuzi,
a Hat Brand That Gives Back

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At Beautycounter, we tip our hat to other companies dedicated to supporting their community—like our latest discovery, London-based hat business Yosuzi. Founded by Yosuzi Sylvester, this brand makes whimsical, stylish chapeaus designed in collaboration with Guajiro Indian craftsmen in Venezuela. Each piece, made of 100% Iraka palm straw, takes about eight hours to weave and is embellished with charming accents, such as multicolored pom-poms.

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Well & Aware

8 Smarter Summer Beach Reads

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Wondering what books to pack for your upcoming vacation or next poolside outing? We’ve rounded up eight page-turners perfect for conscious consumers who may be concerned with making safer choices. These titles will guide you to make more-informed shopping decisions, offering compelling reading for downtime during these long summer days.

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Beauty

5 Lipstick Myths Busted

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Some rules are meant to be broken, especially when it comes to one of our most beloved makeup products—lipstick. If you’ve ever shied away from the color red or followed any of these other ancient commandments, read on for five so-called rules you need to break, starting now.

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Simple Ways to Make
Back-to-School Season Safer

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Stocking up on brand-new back-to-school supplies is one of the season’s most treasured traditions. But even time-tested rituals deserve an update, especially when your children’s welfare is involved. This year, make sure your little ones start the school year on the right foot with safer gear, much of which is also better for the environment. To help you, we’ve rounded up 13 items, including organic paint, all-natural glue, and stainless steel containers, to shop just in time for their first day of school.

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