Saturday, November 26, 2016

Skincare Review: Amanda Blakley and Beautycounter

Like many, I can really struggle to adjust my skincare routine as the weather gets colder. I have some products that I love year round, but with changes in temperature...not to mention *sigh* aging, medications, and dehydration, this is the worst time of year for my skin. Yuck!

I have recently become very fond of Amanda Blakley Skincare. It is a line that has been specifically formulated for those of us with extremely sensitive, excema prone skin. It was developed to "provide the simplest and most successful approach to skin care with the best results in terms of minimizing sun damage, wrinkles and breakouts." While I am far from acne prone, my skin is extremely reactive to absolutely everything. Amanda Blakley Skincare is beautifully simple, with a one step approach. Their line is based on the concept that if you use harsh products, you will be more susceptible to severely dry skin, acne and rashes. 

Amanda Blakley Skincare has two main products-a gentle creamy cleanser and a fragrance-free, allergen-free, soothing moisturizer. Both are extremely easy to use, leaving your complexion fresh, and not in the least bit irritated. In addition to being super soothing, Amanda Blakley Skincare is extremely easy to use-perfect for on the go. 

Definitely an affordable, streamlined line for anyone needing products for sensitive, reactive or acne prone skin.

Another skincare regimen that I recently tested was Beautycounter. I have become acquainted with Kristine Gardner, who is a Beautycounter Managing Director. Beautycounter has been in the press recently, as it can now be purchased at Target. Their mission is to help make the world healthier, along with safer products that you can trust. They want to get safer products to those of us who depend on them. Beautycounter wants to educate consumers about the harmful ingredients that can be hidden in the products that we use daily.

Kristine sent me a sampler of Beautycounter skincare products (contact her through her site for samples). When I tried them, my skin wasn't irritated at all. I particularly liked the night cream and the eye perfector. I really have been trying to choose products that are healthier for me and for my family, and the mission of Beautycounter is absolutely one that I believe in. I believe that I have become much more conscious of these decisions since I've been a mother. The line is quite extensive, however, not all of the products are available at Target. Kristine's website features the full line of Beautycounter products, including cosmetics.

I was pleased to try both Amanda Blakley Skincare and Beautycounter. I actually have found myself combining the two, since I've been so dry. They compliment one another beautifully, and give me enough moisture during colder months.

If you'd like to try either, you can follow the links in this post. They are not affiliate links, but are for your convenience. You can also go to:

Two newer lines to try!

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