Safest Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body Wash for Kids

One of the reasons I joined Beautycounter two years ago, was because of how they formulate their products, and what they ban from them.

They not only ban the 1400 ingredients European Union has banned they have banned additional ingredients making the count over 1500!

Your kids are safe using any of their products, heck I even let my two middle daughters wear makeup from time and time and I am not worried about it! But they do have a kids line.

Kids Line

When you purchase our kids line you do not have to worry about ingredients that can cause infertility, early puberty, or higher risk for cancer.

Our Nice Do Kids Shampoo is formulated with broccoli, carrot root and strawberry extracts that leave hair shiny and soft. Their hair will be left with a light sweet scent that kids and moms love!

Our Not a Knot Kids Conditioner is formulated with safflower seed oil, and carrot root extract that helps detangling hair a breeze! This has been our favorite out of everything for that reason. Plus again, the light sweet scent.

Our Super-Duper Clean Kids Body Wash helps keep their skin hydrated and soft. You can find a combination of pomegranate and cranberry fruit extracts as well as antioxidants.

The Best part, all of these are nut and gluten free formulas. Since they are free of harsh ingredients, and pH balanced, there is no need for any hidden tear free ingredients as they won’t sting your kiddos eyes. Bonus!

You can check out the whole collection HERE, which is $45, or buy individually for $18 each.

Oh yeah, since these are made with good quality ingredients you can trust, you don’t even have to use as much! So they are not only safe for your kiddos, they last longer! So don’t let the price scare you off, esp if you are looking for the safest products for your family.



Cleaning Makeup Brushes


Did you know that dirty makeup brushes could be an additional cause for acne or skin issues? Eek!

1 – If you don’t clean them at least once a month, the makeup and dead skin left on the brushes could start being abrasive on your face, even if you don’t feel or see it. This opens your skin for bacteria and buildup.

2 – The bacteria building up on unclean brushes, can then be transferred to the makeup products you are using, and then transferred to your other brushes!

3 – If you are using the brushes for liquid foundation, clean them at least twice a month as there is more being left on these brushes.

So what happens when you clean your brushes?

1 – Cleaning your brushes once a month prevents the spreading of bacteria.

2 – Old makeup and dead skin cells are cleaned off of the brush, leaving you with non-abrasive brushes for your face.

3 – You will actually get better color application from clean brushes.

4 – Your brushes will last longer! Who wants to spend money on buying more brushes when we can clean them properly and have them last longer?!

Here is a video discussing this, and showing you how I clean my brushes and what I use.

Clear Skin Tips

My BC for clear skin

Let’s talk about clearing up, and keeping it clear, your skin.

When I got pregnant, my skin went crazy! I was honestly getting a little depressed. My skin went from combo to extra dry, and even more like the dang desert after I had her and started nursing. Eek! So you definitely need to know your skin type and make sure what you are using is for your skin type.

Fast forward to today where I am pretty much back to a combo skin. So most of the products below are great for combo/oily skin, if that is not you, let’s chat before you head on over to the site to purchase anything. In fact, let’s chat anyways because I want to make sure your skin care needs are being met.

First, keep in mind that clear skin is not just what you use on your face/body, it’s also what you put into your body. That being said, a good routine can still help fight most, if not all, acne/skin issues.

If reading is not your thing and you managed to make it this far lol, check out this video.

Proper skin care is not just washing your face, it’s making sure it gets exfoliated, which helps keep your pores from getting clogged (which causes most common acne issues). Sebum is produced in our pores, and while it helps keep our face moisturized, we don’t want it getting clogged or an excess amount of it.

Be sure that what you are using, is SAFE to use. That’s why I put my trust in Beautycounter. They ban 1500 (more than European Union) ingredients.  Check the EWG’s Skin Deep Guide.

The first step in my routine is my charcoal cleansing bar. I keep one for hands and face at the sink, and then one in my shower. I am not a shower gel gal, I like bar soap.  This has activated charcoal is great for pulling out impurities and cleansing pores.

2 – 3 times a week, 3 seems to be a magic number for me, I use the Charcoal mask. This has kaolin clay which helps absorb excess oil and then has salicylic and lactic acids which are great for exfoliating. I can always tell by my nose that this has done it’s job. The little bumps are gone leaving my nose, and the rest of my face, baby butt smooth. This is even safe for your kids to use!

There is a balancing oil (this is where your skin type comes into play) that I add to the Coutermatch Adaptive Lotion (I just use 2 drops with the lotion) to help keep my face moisturized, balanced, and calm any redness. It has several amazing oils like Rosehip and ylang ylang.

Quick side note, the Countermatch line is adaptive to all skin types giving you what you need throughout the day when you need it. AMAZING!

Now if you like setting your makeup, or you just need a little extra help through the day, there is also a Balancing Mist.  This can be sprayed before you apply your makeup, after to set it, or used throughout the day for any excess oil you might have. I try to keep this on hand, but have found that by using the right other steps above, I don’t really have any excess oil through the day.

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