In case you haven't heard, Target recently partnered with Beautycounter to release new beauty products.
There are 12 new Beautycounter products at Target, but I only tried six. Here's a list of the products I tried:
1. Purifying Charcoal Mask, $30
2. Lemongrass Sugar Body Scrub, $30
3. Nourishing Cream Exfoliator, $30
4. Nourishing Eye Cream, $32
5. Rosewater Mist, $24
6. Face Oil, $30
The Purifying Charcoal Mask ($30) is brutally honest and oh-so-satisfying.
There are few things I love more in life than a good face mask. So it wasn't too surprising that I enjoyed this one. I probably would have liked it even if it cost $5. It goes on easily and doesn't have any weird odors. It dries pretty quickly, and when it dries, it really sinks into your pores, making your troublesome areas super noticeable, as you can see in the picture. I definitely didn't hate that it looked like this, because I just assumed it meant it was working. I left it on for about 20 minutes even though it recommends 10 minutes because I am LAZY, and it was still relatively easy to wash off. It didn't leave my skin too red, but it still looked nice and fresh. I've used it 1-2 times a week since, and though I haven't noticed any CRAZY changes in my skin, it hasn't broken out either. I call this a win.
I give this a 4.5/5.
The Lemongrass Sugar Body Scrub ($30) is refreshing and smells SO DAMN GOOD.
In my previous life before trying this sugar body scrub, I would never in my life spend $30 on a body scrub. And I still might not. But I definitely liked this scrub more than I thought I would. Like many people, I'm not sure what a body scrub REALLY does that an exfoliating body wash can't already do. But I really, really liked this scrub. The pros: It smells amazing and makes me feel very fresh. It left my skin feeling soft and smooth without being oily. The cons: It's a small jar, and it costs $30, which is steep for such a small jar. I would definitely use this again, but it's not something I would buy on a regular basis, because no matter how great it feels, having money in my bank account feels better.
I give this a 4/5.
And the Nourishing Cream Exfoliator ($30) leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth like a baby's butt.
This face wash is very nice, in that it leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth yet clean. According to the description, it's supposed to unclog your pores and sweep away dry skin while also gently cleansing. I have used this every day, and while I enjoy it, I don't think I would spend $30 on it. It removes makeup pretty well, only leaves eye makeup, and it doesn't have a strong odor or feel harsh. And while I know it's better for my skin because it has less chemicals and stuff, I am a cheap bitch. I use the same wash(es) over and over again and never spend more then $15. It works for me. If you are in the market for a new face wash and don't mind spending a little extra for a good product, you should definitely try it.
I give this a 3.5/5.
I loved how the Nourishing Eye Cream ($32) made my eye skin look AND feel.
This was the third time in my life using an eye cream, and I would confidently say that this is the best one I've used. This particular one is supposed to hydrate, but can also be used as a primer for concealer. This cream contains coconut oil and aloe and feels freaking amazing. It doesn't smell weird, WHICH IS A BIG THING FOR ME, and absorbs pretty quickly. I loved the way it made my skin feel, and maybe I was imagining it, but I felt like my under-eye area looked as good as it felt. It also removes stray mascara if you have any you want removed. All in all, I loved this product, and even though it's $32 I would probably buy it again because I'm a sucker for a soft under-eye.
I give this a 4/5.
The Nourishing Rosewater Mist ($24) is refreshing as hell and smells good too.
Mmm, this spray is truly wonderful. For those of you like me who don't know what the hell a spray does, it's supposed to be used for setting makeup, but can also be used as an instant pick-me-up for your tired skin whenever! It adds a wonderful smell, feel, and dewy glow to your skin. I REALLY LIKE THIS STUFF. I'm not used to spraying liquid directly into my face, so it scared me at first, but now I'm spraying it on my face all the time. I even sprayed it on my arms! I'm not sure you're supposed to do that, but I really love the way it makes my skin feel. If you want to feel refreshed, try this! You (probably) won't regret it.
I give this a 5/5.
And even though I was nervous about trying the Nourishing Face Oil ($30), I was pleasantly surprised by its smell and texture.
I have oily skin to start, so I have to say I wasn't super enthused to use this product. This face oil can be used as a primer for makeup, or just a general moisturizer. It has stuff like grapeseed oil, and it isn't supposed to leave you feeling oily. The smell is great; the feel is soft, supple, and smooth. But if you have oily skin, be a little wary and remember that less is more (duh). Overall this did make my skin feel great, but I don't like to use it every day. BUT, if you're looking for a bomb face oil that'll moisturize your skin and make you smell and feel great, but also might make you feel a lil' oily, this is probably for you.
I give this a 3/5.
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