Tested on animals:No
Beautycounter's Lustro Face Oil 2 with Jasmine is essentially the same product as Lustro Face Oil 1 with Calendula, save for their namesake ingredients. Unfortunately, that difference makes this version an even bigger problem for skin because jasmine oil, unlike calendula oil, is a skin irritant.
Aside from the jasmine, the rest of this formula has a fantastic ingredient lineup, with antioxidant and emollient oils like rosehip, grapeseed, and sea buckthorn. This even contains marula oil, which research has shown can improve hyperpigmentation.
The issue is that this also contains two fragrant oils—rose oil and jasmine oil—that research has shown can be skin sensitizers and irritants.
Although Beautycounter claims that jasmine oil can promote the appearance of elasticity and is excellent for dry skin, this is a silly claim, as there is no independent research showing this to be the case. If you're interested in a good facial oil, we definitely recommend the well-formulated alternatives on our list of Facial Oils in Beautypedia instead.
- Contains a good mix of emollient and antioxidant oils.
- Contains marula oil, which research has shown can improve hyperpigmentation.
- Contains rose oil and jasmine oil, both of which contain fragrance components that can irritate skin.
A luxurious blend of seven radiance-boosting oils—including organic argan nut, organic grapeseed, organic marula, meadowfoam seed, rosehip, rose otto and sea buckthorn—deeply nourishes skin with antioxidants and vitamins. This concentrated, yet lightweight elixir is easily absorbed, sinking into skin for lasting moisture (and making it the perfect primer for makeup). Jasmine oil provides a sweet floral scent—plus it promotes the appearance of increased elasticity, and is excellent for dry or mature skin.
Rosehip Oil, Virgin Grapeseed Oil, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Virgin Argan Nut Oil, Marula Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Rose Otto Oil, Steam Distilled Jasmine.
Beautycounter is the brainchild of self-described “serial entrepreneur” Gregg Renfrew, a woman who is perhaps best known for serving on the board of Martha Stewart Living after selling her bridal registry company, The Wedding List, to Stewart’s media empire. Renfrew has worked as a consultant on cosmetics lines from celebrities like Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba.
Renfrew says she decided to start her own cosmetics line after learning that not all the ingredients used in cosmetics were safe, so Beautycounter was launched in 2013. The brand’s primary focus is provide what it calls “safe” skincare to consumers, with its website stating that a rigorous ingredient selection process is used to ensure nothing “harmful” is used.
For all the interest Beautycounter has stirred up, the line is by and large lackluster, and in many cases overpriced for what you get. Many of the formulas start out with potential, but are ultimately derailed by either the inclusion of potential skin irritants or the jar packaging, which will render many of their beneficial ingredients ineffective over time.
Beautycounter products can be purchased through its website or through product consultants who do home sales parties. For more information, visit www.beautycounter.com.