Lustro Face Oil 2- Jasmine
Beautycounter's Lustro Face Oil 2 with Jasmine is essentially the same product as Lustro Face Oil 1 with Calendula, save for their namesake ingredients. Unfortunately, that difference makes this version an even bigger problem for skin because jasmine oil, unlike calendula oil, is a skin irritant.
Aside from the jasmine, the rest of this formula has a fantastic ingredient lineup, with antioxidant and emollient oils like rosehip, grapeseed, and sea buckthorn. This even contains marula oil, which research has shown can improve hyperpigmentation.
Although Beautycounter claims that jasmine oil can promote the appearance of elasticity and is excellent for dry skin, this is a silly claim, as there is no independent research showing this to be the case. If you're interested in a good facial oil, we definitely recommend the well-formulated alternatives on our list of Facial Oils in Beautypedia instead.
- Contains a good mix of emollient and antioxidant oils.
- Contains marula oil, which research has shown can improve hyperpigmentation.
- Contains rose oil and jasmine oil, both of which contain fragrance components that can irritate skin.
Beautycounter is the brainchild of self-described serial entrepreneur Gregg Renfrew, a woman who is perhaps best known for serving on the board of Martha Stewart Living after selling her bridal registry company, The Wedding List, to Stewarts media empire. Renfrew has worked as a consultant on cosmetics lines from celebrities like Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba.
Renfrew says she decided to start her own cosmetics line after learning that not all the ingredients used in cosmetics were safe, so Beautycounter was launched in 2013. The brands primary focus is provide what it calls safe skincare to consumers, with its website stating that a rigorous ingredient selection process is used to ensure nothing harmful is used.
For all the interest Beautycounter has stirred up, the line is by and large lackluster, and in many cases overpriced for what you get. Many of the formulas start out with potential, but are ultimately derailed by either the inclusion of potential skin irritants or the jar packaging, which will render many of their beneficial ingredients ineffective over time.
Beautycounter products can be purchased through its website or through product consultants who do home sales parties. For more information, visit www.beautycounter.com.
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