As the weather gets cooler, a lot cooler, I’ve turned to more heavy-duty moisturizers to keep my skin feeling and looking its best. I’m trying out the Beautycounter Soothing Face Oil ($78) and the Beautycounter Nourishing Day Cream ($52). Both are proposed to be gentler and safer on the skin because they don’t contain mineral oils, parabens, and other possibly dangerous ingredients.
I have to say that the Nourishing Day Cream feels pretty basic. It’s a light cream that absorbs pretty quickly into my skin and leaves it balanced.
Check out the ingredients:
Aqua/Water/Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*,Cetearyl Olivate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract*, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Bisabolol, Sorbitan Olivate, Panthenol,Beta-Glucan, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Xanthan Gum,Maltodextrin, Xylitol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.
They look great, with the inclusion of Aleo Juice, Glycerin, and coconut oil – which I personally love putting on my face. There’s a light lavender scent in the cream and that’s nice (my skin isn’t sensitive to scents). Because the cream is pretty light, it would work on all skin types.
If you have more dry skin, then add a layer of the Soothing Face Oil before you moisturize.
Here are the ingredients:
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Citrus Sinensis Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Oil.
Again, nice ingredient list, and this oil smells absolutely amazing. I definitely got whiffs of the rosehip and some citrus in it. If you use the right amount of oil for your skin type, you shouldn’t have greasy skin. Start with just a couple of drops, see how your skin absorbs it and then add more. If you’re doing this in the morning before you run out the door, then try adding more or less the next day. Alternately, apply the oil in the evening and see how your skin does with it and adjust accordingly while you’re at home.
You can add moisturizer on top of the oil, or mix the moisturizer and the oil together. Another option is to mix a bit of concealer into the oil and spread that on your skin! I prefer just using the oil, and then moisturizer on top, followed by foundation. Works pretty well at keeping my skin flaking due to using glycolic acid or retinols at night.
You can get Beautycounter products online. Are you using facial oils at this time of year?