(I am not a rep for BeautyCounter, just a consumer giving my personal opinion. This post is not sponsored. -Jacqueline)
The Uplifting Day Cream is an anti-aging moisturizer for softer, more supple skin. It has the added benefit of improving the look of skin firmness and reducing redness.
This cream is part of Beautycounter’s anti-aging “Countertime” collection. A wide range of skin imperfections are addressed in this line: fine lines, changes in texture, uneven skin tone, etc. Countertime products, the Uplifting Day Cream included, seem to do very well for sensitive and redness-prone individuals. I love that.
The Uplifting Day Cream from Beautycounter is $70 for 1.5 fl oz pump bottle. Purchase it here.
The products in the Countertime collection are pricier than their Essentials lines; the Every Day AM Hydrating Cream is $40, as compared to this Countertime Uplifting Day Cream, which is $70. The packaging is sleek and modern, and fitting for a luxury product. The price is steep at $70, but this product is comparable in both efficacy and packaging for a decent redness-reducing, firmness-enhancing moisturizer you’d find at a department store. But with the Uplifting Day Cream, you have the added bonus of an ingredient list which is free of UV sensitizing-agents, hormone-disrupting chemicals, allergens or irritants.
Ingredients: water, caprylic/capric triglyceride, dicaprylyl carbonate, propanediol, glyceryl stearate, silica, glycerin, polyglyceryl-6 palmitate/succinate, cetyl alcohol, dimethicone, aloe leaf juice, phenoxyethanol, cetearyl alcohol, shea butter, apricot kernel oil, carbomer, ethylhexylglycerin, xanthan gum, bisabolol, butylene glycol, pentylene glycol, sodium hydroxide, moringa oleifera seed extract, spilanthes acmella flower extract, tetrahexydecyl ascorbate, grape seed oil, raspberry seed oil, cranberry seed oil, calendula flower extract, camellia oleifera leaf extract, matricaria flower extract, hydroxyphenyl propamidobenzoic acid, hydrolyzed algin, ginger root extract, sea water, palmitoyl tripeptide-37, chlorella extract, sucrose, anthemis nobilis flower oil, artemisia pallens flower oil, jasmine oil, mimosa bark extract, sweet almond oil, rosa damascena flower oil.
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There was a time when the advice “if you can’t pronounce it, don’t use it” was relevant, but that time has passed. Beautycounter is actively involved in promoting the development of high-tech green chemistry. Like many of the Beautycounter ingredient lists, it is long and full of hard-to-pronounce names. Beautycounter excels at using familiar ingredients like aloe leaf juice and apricot kernel oil, then combining them with high-tech but wholly nontoxic ingredients like dicaprylyl carbonate (an emollient and skin conditioning agent made from coconut and palm) and bisabolol (a soothing skin conditioner made from chamomile and candelia oils).
I should note that although this is an anti-aging product, using this alone won’t make fine lines disappear. It does contain ingredients like spilanthes acmella flower extract to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles…but the effect is ever-so-slight. This is just one tool for putting your best face forward and, as a day cream, creating a smooth canvas for makeup application while also better equipping skin in the inevitable aging process. If you approach this product from that perspective, I think you’ll be very happy with it. I am.
*Products get makeovers too. Be sure to check if this product has been recently re-formulated before using it yourself.
**Many thanks to my local Wilmington, NC Beautycounter rep Natalie Standard for introducing me to this wonderful product. Her enthusiasm is infectious! Getting hands-on experience with natural makeup can be difficult when you live outside of a major city, so Beautycounter’s network of on-the-ground reps are extremely helpful.