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Routine Clean Cream Cleanser

Danielle Bisbano - Tuesday, May 07, 2013


So here is my first review about a product in the Beautycounter line.  In the skin care world, at least for me, cleansers are not all that exciting. They perform a function and then you move on to more fun stuff!  I had already drafted an entire article about how, if you are wearing makeup, you really need to “pre-clean” your face before you wash it.  Using some sort of makeup remover or even just an oil to get your makeup off BEFORE you wash your face.  I can’t think of the last time I had a good, NATURAL, cleanser that did both really well.  I had gotten to used to accepting “trade-offs” in order to keep my commitment to using safe products.  Thanks to Beautycounter, those days are over.  You really can have it all!

Surprise, surprise.  Or not.  This cleanser rocks.  You apply it to your whole face and gently massage it all over.  Then you wipe it off with a warm washcloth.  That’s it!  You don’t need to have makeup to remove to appreciate how well this works.  It cleanses and tones in one step.  It removes even stubborn eye makeup easily.  This is probably because of the natural oils in the cleanser.  Oil breaks down oil (and makeup!) so you are going to want to apply this to dry skin.  Massage it in for a minute or so and them gently wipe off with a warm washcloth if you are taking off makeup or just rinse if not.  Your skin will be clean and soft and glowing.  Ready for the more, ahem, fun stuff.

The Real Girl

The Best Skin Care Line EVER

Danielle Bisbano - Saturday, April 27, 2013

Can I just say, it has been really hard keeping this a secret!  I found an amazing line of skin care products that I am over the moon about.  Considering that I have been ACTIVELY searching for a truly natural and healthy line that I adore for years, this is a big deal.  I wanted to tell you all about it right away but here’s the deal.  You can’t buy this line in stores.  You have to buy it from a consultant.  It is the ONLY thing I don’t love because I am not a sales kind of gal but the mission of this line is really, really important to me so I had to make a decision.  If this stuff really was as good as it sounded and I knew it would improve the lives of people I care about, I had to at least consider getting involved.  There was no way I could do that unless I was truly ecstatic about the line.  I just can’t fake stuff like that.  I decided to use the line exclusively for one month to see how I liked it.  I had tried it for a few days and loved it but for me, that was not enough time to really know.  Thanks to a generous return policy, I felt comfortable taking a leap of faith.

Needless to say, I am never going back.  Let me tell you a little bit about this amazing skin care line, Beautycounter.  Beautycounter just launched on March 1, 2013.  The mission of this company is simple.  They state it best: “We educate families about the need for safer chemicals and products, and work to bring about much needed change to the beauty industry—and to our lives.”  This really resonates with me and it is what I have been trying to educate people about for a while now.  The chemicals we are taking into our bodies through our skin are a big deal.  They affect us, they hinder our health and they contribute to disease.  There are plenty of natural, more often allegedly natural lines out there but guess what?  They don’t really work.  Sorry, I am picky! 

This company came into my life in an unexpected way and I am so glad.  I am completely confident about the safety and effectiveness of these products and that conviction helped me overcome that pesky little obstacle of how to get it to my friends and family.  How can I not tell you all about it?  You are using products every day to cleanse, moisturize and treat your skin, hair and body.  You are buying these products anyway.  I am just here to help you make a better, safer choice for yourself, your family and everyone else you care about.

I can’t stress this enough; these decisions matter and they add up.  By taking control of the choices you make every day, you are helping to give your body a fighting chance in this toxin-filled world we live in.  The fact that these products make you look like a million bucks doesn’t hurt, either.

So, I will be reviewing the products one by one and posting articles so you can learn more about them.  I have a set of the entire line for my local friends who want to borrow it to try it out for a few days.  Prepare to get really, really spoiled.

In the meantime, if you want to learn more about the line, the mission, and the products, you can go to my Beautycounter website:

You can order anything right from that site.  There is a Mother’s Day special on the brand new Glow Sugar Scrub and Lustro Body Oil until May 12. 

So, welcome to Beautycounter.  I am so excited to be able to introduce you to this line.  You are absolutely going to love it and I am going to say “I told you so!”

The Real Girl


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