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How to save money on Beautycounter

Looking for a Beautycounter promo code? There’s an easy way to save 10% on every order AND get free shipping on orders over $100. I shared how in this blog post!

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I LOVE Beautycounter skincare and makeup. Their products are significantly safer than other brands and my skin looks amazing without using sketchy ingredients.

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Beautycounter takes ingredient selection very seriously since many ingredients typically used in the U.S. may have links to hormone disruption, cancer and birth defects. And I vote it’s better to be safe than sorry since Beautycounter is a REALLY good alternative to both high-end brands and super crunchy, organic, “natural” brands. And yes, even popular drugstore and high-end skincare lines have potentially harmful ingredients. (Sign up for my newsletter to get more information about their ingredients and my skincare/makeup routine.)

But, one thing I often hear from blog readers is that Beautycounter is expensive.

And yes, it costs more than Cerave and Cetaphil, which is what a lot of people use in their 20s. But remember, Beautycounter is a high-end, high performing brand. It’s not a drugstore brand. It’s designed to give you results, has active (yet safe) ingredients and is incredibly luxurious. Would you say that about Cetaphil? No. It’s priced more closely to products you’ll find at a department store, but I’ve personally found they last a LOT longer since you use such a small amount.

But, there are a couple ways to save money when buying Beautycounter. I shared that information below as well as tips to get free shipping, free gifts and discounts on sets.

Beautycounter Promo Codes

Here’s the truth: Beautycounter rarely has promo codes. They do free gift with purchase promos 3-5x a year (usually around major holidays). Percentage-off sales with a promo code come 1-2x a year. That’s it – promo codes come only one to two times a year.

So, if you can wait to place an order until big holidays, you may be able to get a free gift. But, promo codes and % off sales are very rare and at random times so it’s hard to predict. And, consultants don’t know when they’ll come either. Sometimes they’ll tell us 1-2 days ahead of time, but not always.

How to save money without a promo code

While they aren’t in the business of doing regular discounts or promo codes like some brands (I mean, when was the last time you paid full price at J.Crew Factory?), there is one way to save money on every order. Sign up for Band of Beauty.

Band of Beauty is like Amazon Prime combined with Nordstrom Rewards. It costs $29 to enroll for a year and then you get free shipping on orders over $100 and you earn 10% product credit on every order to redeem on a future order. The product credit adds up very quickly – I see people redeem $20-$50 credits all the time.

How to get a free full-size gift with your order

Here’s a fun little trick – if you spend $50 when you sign up for Band of Beauty, not including the $29 Band of Beauty fee, they’ll also send you a free full-size gift. (Sometimes two, depending on what the gift is that month.)  Here’s how to get it:

  • Put $50 worth of product in your cart (my must-haves are below)
  • Then add Band of Beauty in your cart
  • You’ll see the free gift appear. Woot!

Other ways to save money

  • Buy sets

If you buy a skincare set, one of their regimens or collections (collections have toners and/or eye creams) or a set of makeup (Flawless in Five), you’ll save 20% off by buying it as a bundle vs. individually.

  • Or, replace products gradually

If it’s better for your budget, replace things as you run out so you’re not overhauling everything at one time. This also helps you avoid being left with product of another brand that you don’t use.

And this helps avoid another issue — if you’re like I was in the beginning, you’ll keep using your old brand and the new Beautycounter products and then it’ll take longer to get the results like you would with consistent use of the good stuff.


My Beautycounter favorites

Skincare:

They have a few different skincare lines, and I personally use the Rejuvenating line. It’s hydrating and helps fight the signs of aging without irritating my sensitive skin. If you’re not sure what products would be best for your skin type, fill out this quick questionnaire and I’ll get back to you with recommendations.

I’m not exaggerating when I say Beautycounter changed my life. I used to hate going to work since I was so ashamed of my skin. I wanted to stay home and wallow in my bad skin alone, which is embarrassing to admit, but true.  And now I LOVE MY SKIN. That confidence is worth a LOT. And knowing the products I’m using are better for me long-term is worth even more.

If you need product recommendations, you can see everything I use on this page and I listed my top three must-haves below.

My Skincare Must-Haves: 

Cleansing Balm is AMAZING for dry and dull skin! It’s a cleanser (think oil cleansing), makeup remover, and an intense moisture overnight mask. You use a very small amount so it lasts FOREVER.

Overnight Resurfacing Peel – it’s amazing how quickly I noticed a difference in my skin’s overall texture after I started using this. It’s brighter, more even, fine lines are reduced and my pores are tighter. It’s like a safer retinol and I personally found it more effective. And, it doesn’t irritate skin the way retinol can! Read my full review here.

Makeup Remover Wipes – I always keep a package in my gym bag since they’re a must-have for post-workout to help keep my skin clear. Plus, they don’t leave my skin feeling stripped and raw like most face wipes. My husband uses these at night to wash his face too. 🙂 I reviewed them here.

If I had to pick only ONE skincare product to start with, I’d go for the Overnight Resurfacing Peel since you could add it to your existing routine.

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Makeup

I never considered myself a makeup junkie but I LOVE BEAUTYCOUNTER’S MAKEUP. It’s natural-looking, it blends easily which makes it easy to use and the colors are so flattering. Here’s some of my favorites:

Dew Skin is a lightly tinted moisturizer with SPF 20. This is my face sunscreen that also provides moisture and a bit of color. (Read my review here. It was my gateway Beautycounter product!)

Nectar Blush – It’s basically the same color as the popular Orgasm blush from NARS that I used for years but I find it blends much more easily and lasts longer.

Lip sheers, lipstick and lip gloss – My favorite lip sheers are Twig and Petal, my favorite Lipstick Intense is Backstage and my favorite gloss is Rosewood..

If I had to pick only ONE makeup product to start with, I would go for the Dew Skin

beautycounter dew skin promo code


Safer ingredients aside, my skin has NEVER looked better since I switched to Beautycounter so for me, it’s well worth the cost. And I hope this post helps you understand the best ways to save money on Beautycounter’s products, with or without a promo code!

Sign up for my Beautycounter newsletter here to learn more about their products and to hear about future promos and giveaways only for my newsletter group. And yes, whenever there is a Beautycounter promo code, I email that group first!

If you’re unsure which skincare regimen is best for your skin type or want help picking similar products replace any of your current ones, fill out my quick questionnaire and I’ll shoot you an email with my recommendations!

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9 Comments

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    Lindsay
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    Do you have any pictures of your face before Dew Skin and then with Dew Skin only? I’m trying to get a better idea of the amount of coverage. I think I will want a little more than it provides, but the Tint Skin doesn’t have SPF :(. Thanks!

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    Maeve
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    Terri, I live in Canada and am having difficulty processing my order because the Beautycounter site does not seem to allow for non-US shipping addresses. Does the company not ship internationally? Please tell me it does! 🙂

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    Molly
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    Thanks for the info! Which of the collections is considered the most moisturizing for dry skin (I still can’t figure out from the friendly chart, not sure why ;)? Also, about how long does the dew skin last used 1x day?

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      Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      Hey Molly! For extra dry skin, go for Countermatch! And if you still need extra hydration after that, you could add in a face oil.

      Gosh, I’d say the Dew Skin lasts 3+ months?? Maybe longer? You only use a small amount!

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    Lindsay
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    I have been struggling with zits on my forehead now for a little while thanks to all of the sweating from summer running and my visor … but whenever I have used products on my forehead it either gets super dry OR super oily (quite the conundrum)! Do you think I just need to get some of the face wipes for post workouts?

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      Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      Hey Lindsay! I would definitely try the face wipes post-workout. They shouldn’t make your skin super dry or super oily since they’re very balanced and designed for all skin types. Let me know if they help once you try them out! We could look at whole skincare routine too, which may help balance it overall, not just post-workout. Fill out this questionnaire and I can send you some recommendations: https://goo.gl/forms/0PK1jdlUOvdNrixI2

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