Beautycounter’s New Anti-Aging Line Includes a Retinol Alternative for Sensitive Skin
Retinol is known as the most effective anti-aging ingredient out there because of its powerful results. However, for sensitive skin types, using it often comes with a side of redness and irritation.
That's where bakuchiol comes in. Hard to pronounce, but gentle enough for reactive skin, the ingredient is being touted as nature's alternative to retinol. Bakuchiol is derived from the seeds and leaves of the Asian plant Psoralea corylifolia, and it acts almost identical to retinol — without any of the redness, dryness, peeling, or flaking that's often associated with vitamin A.
Needless to say, bakuchiol can be game-changing for anyone with sensitive skin who wishes they could experience the anti-aging benefits of retinol. That's why it's become one of 2019's buzziest skincare ingredients, with more and more bakuchiol-formulated products hitting shelves.
Beautycounter has even built an entire collection around the ingredient. The clean, social-selling beauty brand released Countertime, its line of six anti-aging skincare essentials: cleansing oil, hydrating essence, radiance-boosting serum, a lightweight moisturizer, rich night cream, and an eye cream. Prices range from $49 to $89, or $362 for the entire range.
All of Countertime's products are formulated with the brand's trademarked Retinatural Complex, a mix of bakuchiol and Swiss Alpine Rose. The packaging is glass, which Beautycounter hopes will reduce the line's greenhouse gas footprint by an estimated 38 percent.
If you've been curious about bakuchiol, the ingredient that's all over skincare groups online, keep scrolling for a complete breakdown of all of the products in Beautycounter's Countertime line.
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Countertime Lipid Defense Cleansing Oil
This lightweight cleansing oil gets rid of every bit of mascara and foundation without stripping your skin dry and leaving it tight. Along with Beautycounter's signature natural anti-aging cocktail, it's formulated with nourishing vitamin E and fatty acids to strengthen the skin barrier.
Countertime Mineral Boost Hydrating Essence
An essence is like a pre-game for the rest of your skincare routine. By balancing skin and boosting hydration, this Beautycounter one preps the skin for all of the serums and creams that will follow.
Countertime Antioxidant Soft Cream
With a skin-plumping, smooth finish, this daily moisturizer is ideal for layering under makeup. Antioxidants protect skin from environmental damage.
Countertime Tetrapeptide Supreme Cream
Using this rich, reparative cream nightly will soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles over time. On top of anti-aging benefits, it's also uber-hydrating for dry, dull skin.
Countertime Tripeptide Radiance Serum
The amino acids and peptides in this serum boost radiance, while improving skin's firmness and elasticity.
Countertime Ultra Renewal Eye Cream
This eye cream brightens up the entire under eye area to improve the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and crow's feet. Unlike many other eye creams, it fully absorbs into skin so that it doesn't pill under makeup.