Healthier Skincare & My Skin Story

I haven’t truly opened up on Lexi’s Clean Kitchen about the years I have spent struggling with my skin.  My skin has always broken out and been super sensitive. For as long as I can remember I have been self-conscious about going out without wearing make-up, and just feeling badly that my skin was STILL an issue.

I figured this was just the way it was and that sadly my skin wasn’t going to ever change.

As I got a bit older, I became more and more upset about my skin. I would constantly say, “I’m in my mid-to-late twenties and my skin still looks like I’m a teenager.” If any of you have struggled with skin issues in your adult life, you can attest that it is such a frustrating journey.

I always knew I wasn’t using the best products that I could be using on my skin, nor was I totally taking care of my skin the best way that I could. But I kind of ignored all of that and attributed everything to hormonal issues. And while I have and do struggle with some hormonal stuff, I knew I could probably be doing more to help my skin on the surface.

Then, a few of my favorite blogger friends that I truly trust told me about BeautyCounter. I had heard a lot about the products for the past year or so, but never ended up trying them out. But I’m tired you guys. I was tired of my skin looking bad and continuing to spend money on the same products that weren’t working for me. So a few months ago I placed my first order, with some guidance from friends who use the products as to what to buy. I’ve spent the last few months experimenting with them and I couldn’t be happier so far. My skin has really turned itself around! I feel comfortable going out without makeup, and feel so much better about the products I’m using on my face and body.

For the past year or so I have been transforming our home away from non-toxic and harmful products, and I am beyond excited to have found a line of skincare and make-up that works like the real deal, without any of the chemicals that are in conventional products.

I am truly beyond excited to share with you what I’ve tried so far, and how you can get your hands on the products yourself! 

My Favorite Products:

I love this eye cream! It really has transformed under my eyes. It’s just the right amount of heavy. It reduce puffiness and diminish the appearance of fine lines and dark circles with this soothing formula, made with skin-conditioning wild algae and caffeine.

My favorite lightweight water-resistant sunscreen! It is formulated with non-nano zinc oxide, so it blends seamlessly into skin without leaving white streaks, protecting you against both UVA and UVB rays. Aloe helps hydrate skin, while antioxidant-rich green tea and blood orange extracts fight free radicals.

The popular Charcoal Cleansing Bar detoxifies and absorbs impurities in your skin without drying it out, resulting in a smoother, brighter complexion! It leaves your skin feel soft and has been wonderful for my acne-prone skin. I use it on my back in the shower, too.

My favorite foundation! Our game-changing Tint Skin Foundation is a lightweight, creamy foundation that cares for your skin. The formula goes on seamlessly and blends effortlessly to cover imperfections and even skin tone. Plenty of coverage while feeling like nothing is on your skin!

The balancing and hydrating oils have done amazing things for my skin! The simplest way to moisturize skin and boost radiance, and unlike synthetic oils, which can sit on skin, our Face Oils is easily absorbed for the ultimate in hydration.

Soothe and nourish skin as you wash away makeup and other impurities with this ultra-gentle daily cleanser. Lightweight yet deeply moisturizing, the creamy formula contains witch hazel to tone skin, and coconut oil and aloe to help hydrate.

Hide dark circles, redness, and other imperfections with our Touchup Skin Concealer Pen. Unlike other concealers that move or shift, ours stays put for long-lasting, flawless wear. I use this under my eyes, and as a base for eye makeup!

This purifying daily shampoo gently breaks down buildup but never strips or dries out hair. Made with pure plant botanicals, the formula infuses strands with moisture, shine, and a light citrus scent. Plus, you only need a little bit!

A great pop of color for day and night! These satiny powders contain Porcelain Flower Extract to help moisturize the skin, blending seamlessly.

The breakthrough mascara delivers dramatic length and definition, plus the confidence of safer beauty provided by our unparalleled Ingredient Selection Process. The easy-control precision brush ensures clean application without smudging, clumping, or flaking.

I use this mask 1-2 times a week! It is a mineral-rich mix of kaolin clay and charcoal, Purifying Charcoal Mask works to gently exfoliate, draw out impurities, and soothe. The formula helps improve skin’s overall condition by refining the appearance of pores and increasing elasticity.

Soften and soothe skin while greatly increasing elasticity. A combination of omega-rich natural oils and vitamin-rich fruit extracts hydrates and brightens skin, while Spilanthes acmella flower extract helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

These are the products that I personally use on a regular basis, and I cannot wait to try more! If you have any questions about these specifically, don’t hesitate to ask. I’d be glad to share about their weight, texture, coverage, and anything else you may be wondering about!

What makes the products different?

Beautycounter has banned more than 1,500 ingredients, all while ensuring that their products perform like conventional products, and that they’re as indulgent as any luxe shampoo, lipstick or oil in the market.

✓ While Beautycounter’s products aren’t 100% natural, they do forbid the most awful of the commonly used toxic ingredients. They have a NEVER LIST, which includes some of the 1500+ ingredients that you’ll NEVER find in their products, such as Parabens, Phthalates, and Formaldehyde.

✓ Beautycounter has developed a rigorous ingredient screening process, looking for data on skin irritation, carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity, and more.

✓ Every single Beautycounter product is rated between 0-2 on EWG’s Skindeep database, which is the most amazing go-to resource for product safety!

Click HERE to shop!

Simply browse and start shopping for your non-toxic skincare and beauty items!

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I am here to be transparent with all of you, just like I do with my recipes and the food I eat (and don’t eat). I do still use beauty products OTHER than Beautycounter. I’ve made this particular page specifically as a running list of the products that I’ve been loving by Beautycounter, but I do mix other products- both beauty and skincare, into my regime! With that said, if I try a Beautycounter product that I don’t like, I’ll be sharing that here, too.

Also, please remember that I’m here to help! I am passionate about making my home and life less toxic, and want to help you do the same. If you’re interested in learning more about the products, have any specific questions about the products I’ve used, or are curious about how to join the company, please feel free to send me an email at 

Lastly, if you purchase any Beautycounter products through one of the links on this page, I officially become go-to resource for all your questions, and concerns. I’ll never bug you, but know I’m here for you!




17 comments on “Beautycounter

  • Why no retinol or retinyl palmitate? Thought these were good vitamin A products that help with skin cell turnover?

    • Hi Barbara!

      Both of those products are a 9 (high hazard) on the Skin Deep database. You can check out more information through that link.



    • Retinal A is ok for skin if you never go in the sun! I didn’t know this until I started working with Beautycounter as a consultant. I guess if you use Retinal A on your skin, and go in the sun your chances of getting skin cancer goes up.


  • Tracy Brooks says:

    Hi Lexi,
    I am excited to have found this, like you I am taking chemical cleaners out of our home. I would like to do the same with our skin care etc. I am excited to try these products. One of my biggest problems is under eye puffiness, I have tried so many different products that just don’t work. So I will be looking at the under eye cream.

    Thank you!!

  • I would love to know your routine–I also say that I’m 27 and still have the face of a 13 year old!! SO frustrating!!

  • I am going to order a few things through beautycounter..glad I can use your link. was you use any of the tinted moisturizers? I was going to purchase one as well but wanted to get thoughts. 🙂 Thank you!

    • You will love the products Kristen, and orders placed by next Thursday over $50 will receive Charcoal mask samples from me! I JUST ordered the tinted moisturizer a few days ago, so I can’t say for sure just yet, but people absolutely love it! If you need other recommendations though, let me know!

  • Lexiii!!!! Congrats on your spankin’ brand new cookbook!!! Also, can I still become a consultant if I do not have my own website?

  • I have mature skin with hormonal problems and would love to find a natural skincare line. Do they have sample sizes of various products to purchase?

  • Hi Lexi! I’m working on cleaning up my skincare, and have issues with sensitive skin, redness, and breakouts. How do I figure out what products at BeautyCounter will be the best ones for me to use? I don’t see any kind of skin care finder on the website, but maybe I overlooked it. Thanks!


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