Beauty Business Aids: Must Have Products for Direct Sales

Beauty Business Aids: Must Have Products for Direct Sales

To have a thriving beauty business it is a must to share products and get them into people’s hands. This involves offering samples and sharing products at socials or in one on one situations where people can see, touch, smell, and try the products before buying them.

I send out a ton of samples to potential clients, send samples of new products to existing clients, and host events where I display products, offer raffles, hostess gifts, and sometimes small gifts with purchase. I created a list of all the products I use regularly to share with my team but realized so many others could benefit from a list like this so I put together this post for you!

It is so handy having all of the beauty business aids I use together in one place.

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This beauty business aids collection is made up of everything from sample containers to shipping supplies, to display ideas for socials.

I am a senior manager with Beautycounter, so I have quite a bit of navy and white and teal represented here. There are other color options available for the products I have referenced.

All photos are clickable links that will take you directly to the items.

 

Beauty Business Aids for makeup and skincare product samples

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Beauty Business Aids for creating quick and easy, cute gifts with purchase, raffles, and hostess gifts

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Beauty Business Aids for Socials: makeup and skincare display ideas

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Beauty Business Aids for product storage and transport

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I hope you will find something helpful here, as it is a diverse collection of products.

Enjoy!

 

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How to Look Great Without Makeup in 5 Easy Steps

How to Look Great Without Makeup in 5 Easy Steps

Want to Look great without makeup?

Seriously. Who doesn’t? But

what often keeps us feeling less than confident and feeling like we don’t look great without makeup is:

  • uneven skin tone
  • breakouts
  • dryness
  • redness

Well, this is true for me, anyway.

Unfortunately, because there is so little regulation of the beauty industry, many popular products can actually make out skin issues worse!

Step 1: get your skin looking it’s best.

You need a chemical-free regimen to avoid irritation.

You need products that will work safely and effectively to soothe, nourish, and hydrate your skin to reveal your own natural radiance. This will allow you to look great without makeup so you will no longer need to hide your skin. On those days you choose to wear makeup you can do so to enhance your natural beauty rather than hide imperfections.

I’ve got you covered!

In my quest to live better with autoimmunity (in my case, rheumatoid arthritis) I have made a concerted effort to limit my daily environmental toxin exposure. Since 60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed, I chose to swap out all of my toxic skincare and makeup products for the effective, yet safe, and environmentally responsible options from Beautycounter.

Since the swap, my skin has changed dramatically. The redness I used to mask with foundation and powder is greatly diminished and the dullness I used to combat with highlighters now has been replaced with a natural glow.

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This is the perfect, “look great without makeup” healthy skin regimen.

The Essential Nourishing Collection is your solution for essential daily skin care needs and how to look great without makeup.

Created with normal to dry complexions in mind, each product is designed to hydrate, calm, and protect with safer ingredients.

Nourishing Cream Cleanser: 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.

Nourishing Cream Exfoliator: This gentle yet super-effective exfoliating cleanser sweeps away impurities to uncover fresh, radiant skin. Non-abrasive jojoba beads help slough off dry skin, while organic coconut oil and aloe soothe and hydrate.

Nourishing Day Cream: Lock in moisture throughout the day with our lightweight yet hydrating face cream. Easily absorbed and never greasy, the unscented formula contains a mix of organic coconut oil, safflower oil, and aloe to provide nourishing hydration, plus antioxidant-rich acai to protect against dry skin.

Nourishing Night Cream: A hydrating night cream that nourishes skin while you sleep. Organic coconut oil and aloe hydrate while geranium and green tea protect against dryness.

Nourishing Eye Cream: Pamper the delicate skin around your eyes with our lightweight, soothing eye cream. Rich in aloe and organic coconut oil, the unscented formula is easily absorbed and offers an instant cooling moisture boost.

Nourishing Rosewater Mist: Wake up your complexion with our skin-softening toning spray, made with organic rose essence, purified water, and moisturizing sodium hyaluronate. Spritz it on to set makeup or whenever your skin needs an instant pick-me-up.

This routine will not only get adult skin glowing and nourished in no time, but  It is also perfect for teens getting used to the hormonal skin changes. Teens tend to use many more products than adult women, so this is a great way to start with a safe skincare routine. 

 Too Complicated? How about one product to clean, brighten, and moisturize??

The Cleansing balm is my desert island product. I love a serum, eye cream, mask, oil, mist, etc, but if I had to choose one product, The balm would be it. Hands down- best product around.

Read more about the one product I would recommend over any other to ensure you will look great without makeup:

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 Step 2: Naturally whiten your teeth.

Whiter teeth can not only improve your smile, it can actually make you look younger! Without the use of bright lip color to contrast your teeth enamel, it’s important to remove those stains for a brighter smile, naturally!

The healthiest (and actually quite effective) way to do this is with a charcoal whitener.

 I use this one and love it!

Pure Activated Charcoal Powder is a great alternative to harsh bleach or whitening peroxides; no harmful chemicals; RECOMMENDED USE 1-2 times per week. I mention this and the clay toothpaste I love here.

Step 3: Make sure your lips are smooth and moisturized.

Once you get those teeth brightened up it wouldn’t make sense to ignore your lips. Keep them exfoliated (you can use an old, soft-bristled toothbrush or a little baking soda) and apply a moisturizing lip balm or gloss. I don’t consider gloss makeup and it sure can make a big difference in one’s appearance. Just a little bit of color can brighten your whole complexion!

 

I use this lip conditioner. It is pepperminty, fresh, and super hydrating!

 

 

 

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  I use this lip gloss. It looks bright, but it is actually very subtle and sheer. This gloss is ultra moisturizing and divine.

 

 

 Step 4: Get your Glow On!

Once your skin is well-taken care of, hydrated and smooth, it won’t take much to enhance that natural glow (if you even need it). But sometimes, especially in winter, it’s nice to get a little help with a touch of color and a dewy glow.

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This is where the glow shimmer oil comes in. This stuff is like liquid gold! I use it alone when going makeup free and I add two drops to my skin tint on days when I wear foundation. It is glorious and smells delicious!

If you still like a little coverage with sunscreen, our Dewskin is perfect.

Dewskin is a tinted moisturizer that leaves skin with a luminous glow. Dew Skin Moisturizing Coverage SPF 20 provides lightweight, sheer hydration that evens skin tone while protecting the skin from sun damage. Black currant, peony flower root extract, and vitamin C reduce the appearance of age spots and enhance skin brightness, while sodium hyaluronate promotes firmer, smoother-looking skin.

Check DEWSKIN out here.

 

Step 5: Own it!

Lastly, and most importantly, the best way to look great without makeup is to simply embrace your natural beauty with confidence and smile. It’s the very best way to enhance that newly acquired glow.

Here’s to better beauty and looking great without makeup!

 

 

 

Learn more about why and how I switched out my toxic products here.

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Better Beauty: How I Broke Up with My Toxic Makeup for Good

Better Beauty: How I Broke Up with My Toxic Makeup for Good

My Better Beauty Makeup Routine is a Perfect follow up to my Safer Skincare Regimine.

You can read about my safer skincare transition here!

Once I realized that toxins in the environment can negatively impact anyone’s health and mess with my already compromised immune system (rheumatoid arthritis is quite enough to deal with, thank you very much) I made the commitment to swap out our products containing dangerous chemicals for ones that have tested safe on the EWG database. You can check your products here. 

 

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I started my better beauty quest with a set to get a jump on my makeup overhaul.

I am not a patient person once I have made a decision, so I cannot adequately explain how freeing it was to toss out countless half-used toxin-filled products from my overflowing makeup drawer all at once!

 

I said goodbye to lead, heavy metals, parabens, synthetic fragrances, formaldehyde, and more and Hello, to REAL beauty with the Beautycounter Flawless in Five set!

You should know that I am a senior consultant with Beautycounter. This means that if you click on one of the blue links below it will take you to my personal website and you will be shopping with me. This also means you can reach out at any time with questions or product recommendations! I am passionate about carrying out their mission of getting safer products into the hands of everyone. And not just our products- all products! We lobby for change in Washington to improve the beauty industry safety guidelines and standards.

The Flawless in Five set is perfect for anyone looking to streamline their routine.

 

 

My Five-Minute Face!

 

I liked the streamlined selection and color match process and am thrilled with my new five-minute better beauty morning routine

My better beauty products Listed in the order I apply. 

That’s it! It really couldn’t be any easier to embrace Real Beauty.

Ready to get real? I’m here to help.

 

 

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If you are interested in detoxing other products, you can read my post here for five quick ways to detox your personal care routine. 

 

 

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Safer Skincare and Autoimmunity: Why I Swapped out My Toxic Products

Safer Skincare and Autoimmunity: Why I Swapped out My Toxic Products

Environmental toxins and safer skincare weren’t always on my radar, unfortunately. 

I’ve been really careful about what I put into my body by selecting and eating healthy foods ever since my rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis and I am painfully aware of how the chemicals in processed foods impact my autoimmune disease activity, so it’s ridiculous I haven’t been more careful about what I put into my body through the skincare products I use. Had I known what was lurking in my favorite soaps, hair gels, and deliciously scented lotions and the harmful impacts they were having on my health, I would have.

Toxic Sunscreen led to Safer Skincare Choices for us.

A scary article about toxins in sunscreens and the reactions these toxins have with chlorine brought this issue into focus for me. I was horrified that the products I was using to prevent skin cancer were actually doing more harm than good! I had been hosing my daughter and myself down with sunscreen for years. I had so much guilt but thankfully I found a safe, effective line of sunscreens so I can breathe easily moving forward.  I use this and feel so much better about going out into the sun now. 

From this experience, I went on to read more and learned that the beauty industry is woefully under-regulated. I had no clue. Zero. I figured that buying products labeled as natural would ensure that I was actually buying quality products, but this just isn’t the case: even some of the most well-known and trusted brands. It’s shocking. The following image says it all.

Did you know 70% of the chemicals we put on our skin are absorbed into our bloodstream within 26 seconds?

YIKES!

Take a minute to look up the products you’re using on Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database with their free app. Just use the camera ton your phone to scan barcodes and immediately check the safety of products! I can guarantee you’ll be surprised to learn what’s in items you use and how they can harm your health. The daily products most of us use are filled with endocrine hormone disrupters, heavy metals like lead, chemicals with scientific links to cancer, and more terrifying toxins. It’s a crime, really.Most breast cancers are environmentally linked rather than genetically connected and autoimmunity is on the rise. We all deserve better!

I want to better manage my symptoms and My biggest fear is that my daughter will someday be diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis or another autoimmune disease so I am a mission to lower the toxins in our home.

 

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Now I am making a conscious effort to switch to less toxic cleaning products as well as in all of our personal and skin care products to keep my family safe and better manage my autoimmune symptoms.

In a different post, I will share how I am tackling the switch to safer cleaning products since the focus here is skincare.

Why Beautycounter?

Beautycounter has been the best and easiest way for me to tackle the personal care product transition. I love their products, and I don’t have to do any research since they have done it already and are completely transparent with their results: I know all their products are safe. And it’s not crazy expensive when compared to other products in the safer skincare realm or department store brands. Also, my daughter, who is fussy about fragrances, loves the shampoo, body wash, and body lotion: win. She was sold, but. . .

I worried safer skincare would equal less effective Skincare, but thankfully that is not the case.

Fine lines, deep wrinkles, super dry, dull  skin,  redness, brown spots, these are just a few of my skin issues, so as much as I wanted to be rid of chemicals,  I was afraid truly all natural safer skincare just wouldn’t cut it but with these products, my skin has actually improved! It turns out the products I was using were making my redness worse. I haven’t found anything I don’t like and actually became a consultant to support Beautycounter in their efforts to change industry standards (and to earn a 25% discount on my safer skin care products so that I could hoard mt lotions, serums, and oils without guilt-Ha!) but just using the products for mine and my family’s benefit felt selfish. I need to share this information and these products with everyone I know!  We should all be using safe products, right?    

My Safer Skincare Routine: Here’s what I am using and loving now!

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Below are the items I use on a daily basis for my safer skincare routine. Products are listed in the order I use them. I am obsessed with the ultra-moisturizing Countermatch line, as you will soon see. LOL!

Mornings

Evenings

I actually start with fractionated coconut oil and a little lavender oil to really rub my face down. This gets rid of my makeup quite nicely and sets the tone for sleep with it’s relaxing effect. I have a process I use that I documented in my FREE resource library. You can get the password here! I then follow up with this routine:

  • Charcoal face bar-I use this every night after my coconut oil. I can’t believe how much this has improved the texture of my skin. It’s great to help clear pores. It has also improved the redness I am typically plagued with.
  • Countermatch Eye Rescue Cream – this made a huge difference in my skin brightness!
  • Face Oil– This is a game changer for dry skin and dullness. I use #1 Brightening. This has also helped tone down my redness.
  • Countermatch Recovery Sleeping Cream– divine
  • Brightening Mask– I try to use this 2x a week. It’s amazing what a difference it makes to help with dullness and spots.

Body Care

This is my daily routine. I have a special dry skin treatment plan I am saving for an upcoming post! Stay Tuned.

 

 

 

Ready to start swapping out your toxic products for safer skincare?

This is the Never List: a list of the ingredients you will never find in a Beautycounter product!

If switching to safer skincare all at once seems daunting, start small.  Look-up your most toxic products on EWG’s Skin Deep Database, then prioritize swapping out as your products run out or based on what’s the worst rated and most toxic product you use. 

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Click here to peruse the products (you will be shopping on my personal website) and get ready to fall in love.

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Be sure to check out the Band of Beauty membership, which gets you a free, full-sized product at signup, 15% product credit on every purchase, and free shipping on any order over $100 for an entire year! It’s a great deal. In fact, I created a 30-Day Skin Detox with a Band of Beauty gift option worth over $80.00. You can find that in my FREE Resource Library. Sign up here for immediate access!

 

Ready to Detox the rest of your Beauty routine?

Looking for more ways to swap out even more personal care products, like toothpaste? Read my post, Five Easy Ways to Detox your Beauty Routine, here.  

You can check out more of my recommendations for clean products here.

Need Help with product selection? I am ready to help!

Here’s to safer beauty and getting real!

 

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Detox your Beauty Routine: 5 Easy Changes to Make Today

Detox your Beauty Routine: 5 Easy Changes to Make Today

The average woman puts anywhere from 200 to 500 synthetic ingredients on her body every day! I’ll show you how to detox your beauty routine by ditching the chemicals with 5 quick, simple changes.

I wasn’t really aware of just how toxic these chemicals are until recently. I have spent the past few years scrutinizing my food labels and made the switch to organic cleaning products, all the while slathering on dangerous chemicals from head to toe: chemicals that cause cancer and interfere with hormone production and immunity (like I need any more problems with immunity). If you detox your beauty routine you’ll be doing yourself and your immune system a tremendous service.

We are exposed to toxins all day long. They are in everything from our tap water to food, to our furniture and flooring. It’s impossible to escape them all.

So why bother with a beauty detox?

60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed into our bodies. If you detox your beauty routine by ditching the chemicals in your beauty products, you can significantly limit your daily exposure.

Like me, many people are very aware of the chemicals in foods and strive to improve their diets in an effort to limit chemical exposure (which is awesome!), but the majority are unaware of dangerous chemicals they use in their daily routines each day.

The FDA doesn’t require any pre-market testing or approval before products hit the shelves. Many of the ingredients in U.S. products have been banned in Europe and other countries.

The European Union has banned over 1,300 chemicals found in cosmetics. The FDA (in the U.S.) has only banned eight and restricted three. Isn’t that crazy?? It’s a free market and no safety testing is required until a problem is identified. By then the damage has been done, It seems they would rather pay for lawsuits than for testing trials. This is a $60 billion dollar industry, where these powerful corporations enjoy this freedom. We are basically human guinea pigs for these products containing ingredients that scientific studies indicate could be linked to cancer, reproductive harm, and neurotoxicity.

You can use the Skin Deep database to search ingredients you’re curious about and detox your beauty routine today

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You may worry that a beauty detox will be expensive, but it can actually save you money.

This is especially true if you are interested in making your own products, but even if you’re not you can make some significant changes without breaking the bank. As with any products, some are more expensive than others, of course!

Detox your Beauty Routine in Five Quick Steps 

1.  Replace your face wash with an oil.

Yes, an oil. This will also replace your makeup remover, as the oil easily dissolves cosmetics, even mascara.  My skin has never looked better since I made this change. Fractionated Coconut oil is the perfect choice for this. It is odorless, non-greasy, won’t stain, has a long shelf life, and remains liquid at room temperature.

It is extremely versatile as well. I also use it as my go-to carrier oil for diluting essential oils, for taming crazy flyaway curls, and in my DIY beauty recipes.

 

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2.  Replace your chemical laden toothpaste with a natural alternative.

There are so many natural pastes out there, but I really love tooth powders that incorporate clay. I have read that the clays can actually remineralize teeth, which seems like a stretch, but I figure it can’t hurt, anyway. If you are worried about the mouthfeel or taste bad at all. In fact, the one I am currently in love with contains peppermint essential oil, so it is minty and fresh like you would expect.

If you are worried about losing the whitening properties of your current toothpaste, I’ve got you covered! I am obsessed with my charcoal whitening powder! It works immediately and better than any whitening toothpaste or gel strips I have tried over the years. You have to be careful when using it because it can stain surfaces and clothing, and it is super gross looking mid brush, but the results are worth it. I use it three times per week. it’s a great way to avoid chemical whiteners and detox your beauty routine.

3. Swap an essential oil or an organic product for your current moisturizer. 

I have mature skin, so I am all about the anti-aging products! This made me worry that I would be missing out somehow if I switched from my chemical-laden favorites, but this proved to be an easy detox.

Thankfully I found that I didn’t have to give up the anti-aging properties of my past favorite products. Evening Primrose oil has natural anti-inflammatory, anti-aging properties, and is very affordable, and companies like BeautyCounter make some of my new favorite, all-natural products. I am currently obsessed with my brightening facial oil and eye cream.

 

4 . Use a chemical-free sunscreen.

If you haven’t seen recent articles, it turns out many of the most popular brands of commercial sunscreens contain chemicals that break down into toxic compounds when exposed to light and especially chlorine. Ironically, the chemicals cause skin cancer. Isn’t that we are trying to prevent? I use sunscreen every day (my meds make me extra sensitive) and am one of those moms who hoses my kid down with sunscreen before swimming or running around outdoors, so this information really freaks me out! Again, thankfully there are safe alternatives. I just wish I had sought them out sooner.

5. Upgrade your body Lotion.

I saved this one for last as it really is the most important if you consider how much surface area you cover with your moisturizer. I have super dry skin and am a moisturizer addict, so I shudder to think of the number of toxins I have absorbed over the years. Even the baby lotion I used on my daughter contains questionable ingredients. There are many natural options out there, but I am currently in love with Naked Bee Lotion. The lavender is my favorite!! I first discovered it at my sister in law’s house and was delighted when my husband found it at our local hardware store. I wanted to try the different scents, so I was happy to find it on Amazon as well.  They have an entire skin-care line, so I am sure I will be branching out to those products soon.

I am also loving my new citrus mimosa body butter! I have incredibly dry skin and this body butter is divine!

So as you can see, it’s pretty easy to detox your daily beauty routine by replacing the products you use most often with natural alternatives.

Read more about how I broke up with my toxic makeup here!

I hope you will find these tips helpful and easy to implement into your current routine.

What are your favorite natural products and companies? Be sure to reach out or share with me in the comment section below.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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