Your Beautycounter Holiday Gift Guide

I notice a lot of gift guides coming out during this festive season and, well I’m trying my hand at it, albeit a little later than most. This year, I want to give gifts that people will actually USE and enjoy even after the holidays are over….also crowds make me anxious and I do not want to deal with parking lot madness, so I am doing a lot more shopping online and purchasing safer and cleaner products for family and friends. This means, yes, people are getting Beautycounter gifts for Christmas. So many people have started using Beautycounter this year and, in fact ,Beautycounter was recently named the #1 Trending Beauty Brand of 2018 by Refinery 29. I also want to say that I realize Beautycounter is more expensive than the products you can get at CVS, Target or Walmart (they were outside my budget too), but:

  1. They are quality products so you don’t need to use as much to get the results you need, so products last longer.

  2. The investment in your skin is worth it.

I think we all know the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. But also, it’s to share cleaner, safer beauty products with your loved ones, which is the point of today’s post.

Here is are my top Beautycounter holiday gift ideas for some of the people in your life.

Ashten’s Beautycounter Holiday Gift Guide:


For your husband/boyfriend/ fiance/father/brother/brother-in-law/any man in your life:

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The Counterman Preview Gift Set (Limited edition!)
Cost: $45 | Good for: stocking stuffer, gift under the tree | All sizes are travel size

All the shaving essentials the man in your life needs to keep their skin looking/feeling fresh but with cleaner, safer ingredients!

Why I love it: because I love my husband and I want him to take care of his skin. Plus, it includes the Dopp kit, which I know he will continue to use!

Includes:

  • Daily Exfoliating Cleanser: Ideal for all skin types, this cleanser with soothing aloe contains jojoba beads to slough away dead skin cells.

  • Smoothing Shave Cream: Our conditioning formula contains a blend of shea butter and aloe to help soften facial hair to promote a close shave and help defend against razor burn.

  • Cooling Aftershave Tonic: Made without harsh ingredients, this refreshing tonic contains menthol to cool razor burn and witch hazel to help tighten pores.

  • Oil-Free Face Lotion: Lightweight and non-greasy, this essential daily moisturizer absorbs quickly for daily hydration.

  • Dopp Kit

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For your best friend/your sister/sister in-law/cool cousin/favorite aunt:

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Shimmer and Shine Body Set (Limited edition!)

Cost: $59 | Good for: someone who deserves a little extra | Travel size

We all have a friend who deserves some extra pampering this holiday season, and what better way than to give her the gift of luminous, radiant skin?

Why I love it: This is one of those “treat yo self” gifts that your bff/sister/sister-in-law/cool cousin/favorite aunt will not buy for herself but will continue to enjoy long after the holidays are over.

Includes:

  • Sugar Body Scrub in Lemongrass (90 ml / 3 fl oz): Our fragrant lemongrass-infused brown sugar-oil blend gently polishes away dullness while soothing dryness with hydrating sweet almond, apricot kernel and sunflower oils.

  • Body Butter in Citrus Mimosa (90 ml / 3 fl oz): Fast-absorbing, non-greasy formula instantly drenches dry skin with nourishing oils and butters —including shea butter, mongongo oil, organic sunflower oil, aloe and chamomile. 

  • Glow Shimmer Oil (30 ml / 1 fl oz): This luxurious, subtly shimmering dry oil contains hydrating jojoba, grapeseed and sesame oils that absorb instantly for a radiant, even glow with just a hint of sheen. 

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New Nudes Lip Gloss Trio (Limited Edition!)

Cost: $49 | Good for: Your naturally beautiful bff | Size: 7ML/0.24 FL OZ each

We all have that one friend who is naturally beautiful, looks put together without any effort and enjoys simplicity. This lip gloss trio is for her!

Why I love it: Your bff will love these shades and how they instantly elevate any look with minimal effort.

Shades:

  • Caramel (sheer honey)

  • Spice (warm neutral with gold-silver shimmer)

  • Praline (neutral with gold multi shimmer)

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Charcoal Essentials (Limited Edition!)

Cost: $49 | Good for: Post-holiday detox

Perfect for the person who wants better looking skin.

Why I love it: We all need a little pampering after the hectic holiday season and this Charcoal Essentials set is perfect for that! The mask is one of my favorites! I love how it smoothly it dries, how it washes off easily and how it I use it twice a week! (Great for oily skin!)

Includes:

  • No. 3 Balancing Facial Mask (30 ml / 1 fl oz): Our nutrient-rich blend, with kaolin clay, activated charcoal and salicylic acid, helps draw out impurities, minimize the appearance of pores and absorb excess oil.

  • Charcoal Cleansing Bar (57 g / net wt 2 oz): Ideal for oily or blemish-prone skin, this gentle, detoxifying daily cleansing bar contains purifying binchotan charcoal, antioxidant green tea and hydrating coconut oil.

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For your Mom or Mother-In-Law

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Best of Beautycounter (Limited Edition!)

Cost: $89 | Perfect for: a gift under the tree | Travel sizes

Giving the woman who gave you life or who gave life to the love of your life the gift of safer, cleaner beauty is an awesome gift!

Why I love it: I use and love all of the products in this set every single day. The Cleansing Balm is unlike any other product I’ve ever used: it takes off your make-up with one swoop and leaves your skin soft and smooth. The Adaptive Moisture Lotion makes your skin feel smooth and hydrates like a dream. The Brightening Facial Oil goes on my face every morning and gives my skin a little pop. The Balancing Charcoal Mask is perfect for a post-holiday detox.

Includes:

  • Cleansing Balm (30 ml / 1 fl oz): This multi-tasker is a skin care trifecta: daily cleanser, makeup-removing balm and overnight mask. Formulated with nutrient-rich raspberry and cranberry seed oils and vitamin C.

  • Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion (30 ml / 1 fl oz): This lightweight moisturizer adjusts to skin’s needs throughout the day. 

  • No. 1 Brightening Facial Oil (10 ml / 0.3 fl oz): An Allure “Best of Beauty” Award Winner, this lightweight citrus-scented facial oil with vitamin C quickly absorbs and penetrates to awaken and replenish skin.

  • No. 3 Balancing Facial Mask (30 ml / 1 fl oz): This nutrient-rich kaolin clay mask helps to purify and balance the skin, absorbing excess oil and drawing out impurities for a smoother-looking complexion.

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For the New Mom

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Instant Awakening Trio (Limited Edition!)

Cost: $89 | Perfect for: the friend or family member who just had a baby

A perfect gift for the new mom who is short on time and needs a little boost. (This set would also work for the event planner in your life)

Why I love it: this set instantly refreshes dull or tired skin giving it the little boost it needs after long nights with a newborn (or after a long ass week).

Includes:

  • Overnight Resurfacing Peel (20 ml / 0.67 fl oz): This leave on AHA/BHA peel clears away dull surface cells without irritation or over-drying. Your skin WILL NOT PEEL but will be fresh, rejuvenated and glowing the next morning!

  • Instant Glow Illuminating Cream (50 ml / 1.7 fl oz): This lightweight pearlescent lotion provides the ultimate instant gratification: a fresh, glowing complexion and radiant décolleté.

  • Eye Revive Cooling Masks (4 pieces): These must-have masks offer soothing hydration to help reduce puffiness and plump tired skin. (Ophthalmologist tested: safe for contact lens wearers.)

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Welcome Baby Set

Cost: $65 | Perfect for: new babies

New moms will love this set for their baby!

Why I love it: Cleaner, safer beauty and skincare products for babies?! You best believe any future O’Malley ginger babies will be using these products!

Includes:

  • Gentle All-Over Wash, a tear-free body and hair cleanser

  • Soothing Oil, a quick-absorbing skin nourisher

  • Daily Protective Balm, which acts as a layer of protection for sensitive, delicate skin


Make sure you place your orders BEFORE Monday, December 17 to get it by Christmas!

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And, a gift for you!

Cost: $29 annually | Perfect for: YOU!

Join Band of Beauty when you place your order over $50 and not only do you get a free New Member Gift (the Countermatch Adaptive Body Lotion, a $39 value!) but you get 15% product credit with every order AND free shipping over $100!

Why I love it: It’s the gift that keeps on giving! I used my product credit to purchase my new favorite product, The Overnight Resurfacing Peel, which was just outside my budget normally, but when I used the product credit I only spent $30!

How to join Band of Beauty:

  • On the top left of your screen there are three lines (next to the US flag). Click on them

  • Scroll to “Join Us” and expand the menu

  • Click “Become a Member”

  • Accept the terms and conditions and click “Become a Member $29”. The membership will be added to your cart and you can check out

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If you have questions, want more information or need any additional gift ideas send me an email!

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