Wash Everyday Body Wash
Wash Everyday Body Wash is marketed as a product that's gentle enough for everyday use, and while it does have some gentle cleansers and emollients to cushion skin, it also contains some ingredients that aren't that gentle, and certainly not well-suited for everyday use!
The creamy texture makes it feel like you're getting a nourishing, moisturizing wash. The issue lies in what Beautycounter calls its "invigorating" scent. More often than not, the word "invigorating" in skincare products is synonymous with "irritating"—and that's the case here.
This product's scent is provided by two kinds of orange peel oil, plus lemon peel oil, tangerine peel oil, and peppermint oil. Granted, the combination might smell great in your shower, but none of these are beneficial for skin; every one of them is a potential skin irritant!
Even though you rinse this product off, the potential for irritation remains, especially if you use it every day as recommended. We suggest looking to the far gentler options on our list of Best Body Washes.
- Contains gentle cleansing agents and emollients.
- Contains orange peel oil, lemon peel oil, tangerine peel oil, and peppermint oil, all of which 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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