Tested on animals:No
Touchup Skin Concealer Pen is a concealer with a light-reflective, satin finish that gives skin a natural-looking glow. It's light on coverage, but if you're looking for a low-key, undereye concealer this fits the bill.
The click-style pen applicator dispenses the creamy formula through its brush hairs. You can blend it directly on to skin or dab it on with your fingertips; either way you get crease-resistant wear.
Touchup Skin Concealer Pen comes in a handful of flattering shades for fair to deep skin tones. The fragrance-free formula can be used by all skin types, though we wouldn't recommend it concealing blemishes or used over oily areas due to the reflective finish.
FYI: Although Beautycounter extols the anti-aging prowess of antioxidant plant knotgrass extract (listed as Polygonum aviculare extract) in this formula, it's the third-to-last ingredient which means it's being used in an inconsequential amount. Short story: Don't count on this for anti-aging benefits.
- Light-reflective, satin finish that gives skin a natural-looking glow.
- Works well for the under eye areas and isn't prone to creasing.
- Coverage is too minimal for blemishes or other obvious imperfections.
- The highly acclaimed knotgrass isn't likely doing anything for skin in such a low concentration.
Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Coco-Caprylate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Diisostearoyl Polyglyceryl-3 Dimer Dilinoleate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glycerin, Oleyl Oleate, Gluconolactone, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Beeswax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polygonum Aviculare Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.
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.