Tested on animals:No
Wash Everyday Body Wash is marketed as a product that's gentle enough for everyday use, and while it does have some gentle cleansers and emollients to cushion skin, it also contains some ingredients that aren't that gentle, and certainly not well-suited for everyday use!
The creamy texture makes it feel like you're getting a nourishing, moisturizing wash. The issue lies in what Beautycounter calls its "invigorating" scent. More often than not, the word "invigorating" in skincare products is synonymous with "irritating"—and that's the case here.
This product's scent is provided by two kinds of orange peel oil, plus lemon peel oil, tangerine peel oil, and peppermint oil. Granted, the combination might smell great in your shower, but none of these are beneficial for skin; every one of them is a potential skin irritant!
Even though you rinse this product off, the potential for irritation remains, especially if you use it every day as recommended. We suggest looking to the far gentler options on our list of Best Body Washes.
- Contains gentle cleansing agents and emollients.
- Contains orange peel oil, lemon peel oil, tangerine peel oil, and peppermint oil, all of which can irritate skin.
We fortified our invigorating citrus-mint body wash with nourishing marula and mongongo oils (known for their moisturizing power and antioxidant properties, thanks to Vitamin E and Omega-6). Gentle and non-drying enough for everyday use, with a rich and creamy texture you have to feel to fall in love with.
Water, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Glycerin, Carbomer, Panthenol, Glycol Distearate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Hydroxide, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Schinziophyton Rautanenii (Mongongo) Kernel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract.
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.