Raise your ponytail’s volume with this weekend-ready style (and soundtrack)

Raise your ponytail’s volume with this weekend-ready style (and soundtrack)

When the weekend hits, sometimes all you feel like doing is throwing your hair in a basic ponytail and calling it a day. But taking your updo to the next level doesn’t have to require a lot of effort—and with the right music and styling tricks as motivation, it can even be a ritual you look forward to.

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5 BRILLIANT TIPS FOR USING FACE AND BODY OILS IN SUMMER

5 BRILLIANT TIPS FOR USING FACE AND BODY OILS IN SUMMER

Oils might not be the first skin solution you reach for when temperatures rise, but they can also be good in warmer weather—they’re actually lighter than the majority of creams. A few tiny drops will absorb instantly and seamlessly, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, balancing out oil production, and soothing dehydration. The end result: Plump and radiant skin that feels nourished, healthy, and hydrated.

But all-over application isn’t the only way to use these glow-getting products. We asked our Chief Artistic Officer, Christy Coleman, for some face and body oil tips that you might not have considered. Read on for her genius advice!

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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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HOW TO GET MORE FROM LESS USING LIP PAIRINGS

HOW TO GET MORE FROM LESS USING LIP PAIRINGS

This holiday season, we’re obsessing over lovely layers and perfect pairs… for your lips. Lip Sheer + Lip Gloss will give you a rich pop of color and even more options to play with. Together with Christy Coleman, our celebrity makeup artist and Head of Innovation at Beautycounter, we’ve crafted subtle and bold combinations that are universally flattering.

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Gift Guide: Favorites You’ll Love (And Love to Give)

Gift Guide: Favorites You’ll Love (And Love to Give)

The holidays are fast approaching! Have you made your gift-giving list yet? As excited as we get about making wish lists, we think there’s definitely something to the saying that it’s better to give than to receive. Every holiday season at Beautycounter, our staff gets so excited about who is going to get what because it means we get to share what we love with the ones we love—beautiful, effective, safer products. This year, we’ve upped the ante with a holiday shop filled with gorgeous gift sets for everyone on your list, all wrapped up in festive ruby-red packaging. To make it easier for you, our staff reviewed all of their favorite, most giftable products and compiled their own list of cleaner cosmetics and skin care for everyone on your list. So, without further adieu, we give you the Beautycounter Gift Guide. Happy gifting!

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6 Reasons Why You Need This Do-it-all Balm in Your Life

6 Reasons Why You Need This Do-it-all Balm in Your Life

Lately, we’ve been turning to our Cleansing Balm a lot. Packed with nourishing butters, oils, and vitamins, it’s a best-selling facial cleanser and makeup-remover for good reason. But we’ve found plenty of other uses for its ultra-hydrating super powers, too. Try these six surprising ways to get the most out of your Cleansing Balm.

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30 Days of Charcoal: Take the Spa Challenge

30 Days of Charcoal: Take the Spa Challenge

For one month, we’re detoxing with the beauty darling of the moment, charcoal—and we want you to join us! Take the 30-Day Spa Challenge alongside the Beautycounter Team and post your progress along the way. We’ve created a simple, 4-week routine for you to follow that includes our favorite deep-cleansing classics, including the charcoal mask and cleansing bar. For 15 minutes a day, tops, enjoy a spa-grade facial treatment and reap the complexion-clearing benefits.

When used regularly, mineral-rich charcoal delivers a deep, purifying clean that nourishes, soothes and refines the skin. Absorbent yet non-drying, it draws out impurities and toxins, leaving a brighter, clearer and more even complexion. Like all of our products, our charcoal mask and cleansing bar are sourced with safer ingredients vetted by our rigorous Ingredient Selection Process.

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Step-By-Step Nourishing Skin Care Routine

Step-By-Step Nourishing Skin Care Routine

Because seriously, who doesn’t want healthy skin that looks amazing without makeup? To help you let your true radiance shine through, we’ve put together an effective nourishing skin care routine that’s also super easy… And the best part is, we did it with cleaner, safer products. Our Nourishing Face Collection helps cleanse, hydrate, and perfect any (literally any) skin type. Once you try it, you’ll probably want to make this your new daily ritual!

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The Ultimate Guide to Non-Touring

The Ultimate Guide to Non-Touring

Avoid over-defined lines and take on the Non-Touring trend this season! What’s Non-Touring? It’s all about highlighting fresh, bright skin for a diffused, natural look. Boost your bronzer for long-lasting golden radiance and a fresh-from-vacation glow. Apply Bronzer subtly to the outside of the face for bit of warmth and leave the center of your face powder free for a dewy glow. Ready to try out the look? Read below!

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7 Ways To Wear Berry Lips

7 Ways To Wear Berry Lips

This trend of the moment is taking beauty books by storm: a luscious, berry lip that flatters every skin tone. Make the most of this sleek color trend with our NEW Lip Gloss in Fig. Being on trend doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice quality or safety—we are committed to designing stylish, safer beauty products. Not sure how to mix and match with this new color? Check out our favorite Fig pairings (full application directions in the chart below):

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