I’m sharing 10 Beautycounter summer essentials that will give your skin that sun-kissed dewy glow while keeping it protected and hydrated. Best of all: everything is on sale!!
While summer is my favorite season (I love family beach trips and dining al fresco), as I inch closer to 40 (this year!), I’ve become adamant about protecting my skin so it can be healthy for years to come.
Thus over the years, as I’ve progressively gotten more and more into skincare, I’ve learned that the summer season is all about skin maintenance. It is not the time to do intensive treatments, but rather protect your skin from the sun’s intense rays. Plus with all the sweating I do, I choose products that complement that dewy look rather than fight it (aka cream blush and shadow!)
Beautycounter’s skincare and makeup are by far my favorite beauty products I’ve used. By adjusting my skincare routine to suit the seasons, I’ve been able to protect my skin while supporting a healthy glow.
Everything is on sale!
If you’re looking for some new summer essentials from a company with a great mission, you’ll be excited to hear that Beautycounter’s friends & family sale starts today. If you’d like recommendations, fill out this form with your skin type, priorities, and budget, and I’ll email you back!
Here are my favorite products that are perfect for the warm weather ahead
10 Beautycounter Summer Essentials
1. Countersun Daily Sheer Defense For Face SPF 25
This is the best facial sunscreen I have ever used. I seriously think every single person should have a bottle. It’s the perfect sunscreen to wear daily under makeup and doesn’t have any white cast at all and isn’t greasy after it sinks in. It’s sheer, as its name indicates, and provides coverage against UVA, UVB, and blue light rays. Using SPF daily is your biggest protector against signs of aging (including fine lines). There’s also vitamin E for antioxidant protection from environmental stressors.
2. Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Mist SPF 30
Beautycounter’s sunscreen was the first product that got me hooked on the idea of using safer products for me and my family. This is a spray-on zinc-based formula that you do have to rub in, but the spray distributes a mist across your arms, legs, and back so that it’s super fast and easy to rub in. It also has a dryer texture, so your hands aren’t greasy after. I use the mist all of over my body and sometimes on kids’ legs or backs if they don’t wear a rash guard. Plus, it’s a non-aerosol spray – thumbs up. The mist is water resistant for up to 80 minutes, so it’s a great choice for the pool and beach. You can read my full review of Beautycounter’s safer sun care line here.
3. Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer
This no fuss tinted moisturizer is must-have for summer. It’s also my desert island product because it ticks so many boxes as once as a multitasker. It’s a moisturizer with light coverage and sunscreen (SPF 20) all in one. It gives a dewy luminous finish and now comes in 8 flexible shades for all skin tones (I wear shade 3 for reference). I put this on first thing in the morning all summer long, while I typically save my Skin Twin Featherweight Foundation with more coverage for the fall and winter months and going out. The ingredient list includes vitamin C, black currant seed oil, and peony root extract to help even skin tone and enhance radiance over time.
4. Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion
While I love my Countertime moisturizers, then Countermatch lotion is much lighter so it’s ideal for summer. It adapts to the skin throughout the day so there is less oily buildup when you’re sweating your face off. Not only does it provide up to 24-hours of hydration — it offers the essential building blocks of hydration, nutrition, and oxygenation with squalane that draws in moisture, plum oil that delivers nutrients, and phytic acid for gentle exfoliation.
5. Glow First Priming Serum
To keep makeup from sweating off on a scorching hot day, apply the Glow First Priming Serum under your Dew Skin or foundation. 4,000 encapsulated jojoba ester bubbles are suspended in a tripeptide-infused gel-serum. This potent, skin-loving primer-serum combo has the complexion-improving results of a serum with the makeup-extending power of a primer.
6. Cheeky Clean Cream Blush & Lid Glow Cream Shadow
Both the cream blush and cream shadows pair so well the Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer. You know when you get out of the shower and can’t stop sweating? These are so much easier to swipe on than powders! Both the blush and cream shadows add the prettiest highlight for a natural summer glow. My favorite shades are Cider and Chai for blush and Aura for shadow.
7. All Bright C Serum
This is the daytime friend of the fan favorite Overnight Resurfacing Peel, and it’s designed to brighten and even skin tone. Not only does it work to fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation, but it actually inhibits melanin synthesis to prevent dark spots from appearing. Vitamin C can degrade quickly in beauty products, and Beautycounter has been working for years to develop this combination of two forms of vitamin C in a super stable formulation that actually delivers results.
8. Sugarbuff Body Polish
A must have for shorts season! Gently polish away dull skin and reveal a healthy-looking glow with this smoothing body polish. With a revitalizing lemongrass scent (heaven!), this formula features organic, finely milled sugar to exfoliate, and sweet almond oil to hydrate and soften skin. Get this for free when you join as a consultant this month and spend $100!
- If you’re looking to refresh your face after a week at the beach or too much sunscreen build-up, the AHA mask would be a great once-a-week addition for the warmer months.
9. Melting Body Balm
If you are land-locked this summer, this luxurious body balm will transport you to the beach instantly – it has one of the most divine scents I’ve ever smelled. Of all the various clean body care products that Beautycounter offers (read my Beautycounter Body Products Review), the Melting Body Balm has to be one of my absolute favorites. The balm is not your ordinary body lotion (if that’s what you’re looking for, I recommend the Hydrating Body Lotion in Bright Grapefruit). This balm is the cure for any dry skin woes, especially after a week at the beach. Much more than a moisturizer, it magically transforms into an oil as it melts into the skin, leaving you with a healthy-looking glow. You can read my full review here.
10. The Clean Deo
The Clean Deo has stood up to the test during vigorous soccer soccer games and long days at the beach – all the sweaty places. While I have tried several other clean deodorants, this one is a definitely a favorite. And new to the clean duo lineup is a new everyone scent in Crisp Sequoia – it’s woody and warm, great for the guys and my new favorite! You can read all about the innovate formula and my full review here.
If you only get 3 things:
I would recommend starting with these three that will make the most difference in any routine:
- Overnight Resurfacing Peel – Great for all skin types, even sensitive ones when used twice a week. 15 botanically-derived acids resurface your skin without causing irritation – it’s gentle, yet effective! Put it on after cleansing at night and follow with a good night cream.
- Countertime Supreme Cream – Like this one! The Countertime night cream is everything you’d want in an anti-aging product. It has a safer yet powerful alternative to retinol and delivers uber hydration all night long. You can still feel it in the morning.
- Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer – the best multitasking product we have and my personal favorite. It’s a day-time moisturizer, SPF, and a light coverage to even your skin all in one. I also love the scent!
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