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Hey there! Here’s all the products I loved enough to use up; all the EMPTIES info🧴✨

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March – May 2024:

  1. Beautycounter All Bright Brightening Facial Oil & Countermatch Intense Moisture Serum, replaced with Shaklee’s Radiance C+E, Activating Moisture Serum, and Pomifera Rose Facial Oil shop these 3 here
    It’s heartbreaking to lose your ride or die, but my skin is loving the combination of Vitamin E, C and soothing facial oil from Shaklee.  Vitamin E combines with healing lipids and Vitamin C essential for collagen synthesis – it’s the perfect trio for nearly all skincare types both healing, hydrating, and anti-aging. Facil oil “seals in” all the other steps and helps to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier and cell turnover. Not to mention, incredible clinical results!
  2. Dental Herb Company – Tooth & Gums Tonic Mouthwash, shop here
    We were introduced to this incredibly healthy professional strength mouth wash by our dentist. The bottle is HUGE. The kids even use and like this mouthwash. In fact, when we tried another brand they gave it back and said their mouth didn’t feel as clean.
  3. Steri-Wash Aftercare Piercing Spray shop here
    I use this several times a week on my healed piercings to keep them clean and healthy.
  4. Beautycounter Sugarbuff Body Polish which I have replaced with Shaklee Reveal Body Exfoliant shop here
    Body scrub is something no one realizes they need until they’ve tried it. I’ve gotten Matt hooked on this stuff, too. Exfoliation is so important for skin, it helps prevent ingrown hairs, razor rash, clogged pores and so much more! And the Shaklee formula doesn’t leave any sort of oily residue not to mention smells amazing – we are loving it even more!
  5. Beautycounter Body Wash which I have replaced with Shaklee Revitalize Body Wash shop here
    The Shaklee wash smells incredible, but doesn’t bubble up quite as much as Beautycounter’s. Both are EWG Verified.
  6. Vegamour GRO Shampoo, Conditioner & Scalp Detoxifying Serum, shop here (20% off with code WHOLEVIEW)
    I started using Vegamour products nearly 2 years ago, and it is absolutely the reason I now have healthy, long hair! This serum is used 20 minutes before your hair is washed. Apply to scalp, massage, and enjoy a wonderfully happy and healthy scalp without build-up or dry hair! Tips for Shampoo & Conditioner – focus shampoo only on scalp (no need to shampoo whole head of hair, it will dry it out) and most of the conditioner towards the ends of hair, leaving it on as long as you can in the shower.
  7. Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist, shop here
    Natural Dewy Glow, Organic Rose Water + Vegan Hyaluronic Acid, Plant-Based, Vegan, Cruelty-Free; I use this on both my face and underarms after washing to reset pH with anti-inflammatory rose water. 
  8. Odacité Acne Serum Concentrate shop here
    I’ve been using this for years and just one or two drops added to your moisturizer is a game changer for prevent breakouts during hormonal cycles. And, if you dab it on top of an arising breakout before you go to bed, 9 times out of 10 it’s gone for me. I prefer this over Beautycounter’s SOS Spot Treatment so if you’re using that this is a great replacement.
  9. Puracy Organic Hand Soap shop here
    The gel formula of Lavender Vanilla is my favorite, but we also use the Cucumber & Mint foaming in the kitchen
  10. Beautycounter Charcoal Facial Bar with Shaklee’s Pomifera Charcoal Bar shop here
    This bar wouldn’t be a replacement if using it for your face, but since we used this on our body (under arms) this bar works great.
  11. Beautycounter Think Big All-in-One Mascara with Shaklee’s Revitalizing Mascara shop here
    Both formulas deliver longer more voluminous lashes AND have conditioning formulas to help improve the health of lashes over time. But I will not be going back to Think Big after using Shaklee’s – it stays in place and comes off easily. Obsessed!

Learn more about Shaklee’s safety standards and other products I love here.

All my other safer swaps can be found here.

February 2024:

  1. Vegamour GRO Dry Shampoo, shop here (20% off with code WHOLEVIEW)
    same as above
  2. Vegamour HYDR-8 Leave-In Conditioner and Heat Protectant, shop here (20% off with code WHOLEVIEW)
    same as above
  3. Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist, shop here
    Natural Dewy Glow, Organic Rose Water + Vegan Hyaluronic Acid, Plant-Based, Vegan, Cruelty-Free; I use this on both my face and underarms after washing to reset pH with anti-inflammatory rose water. I loved this for years, but they recently changed the formula so I will continue my search because I don’t like the new one as much.
  4. Beautycounter Counter Control Clear Pore Cleanser, shop here
    This face wash is a game changer for blemish-prone skin, whether hormonal or clogged pores from excess oil or dry skin – the gentle jojoba beads exfoliate while aloe soothes. I’ve used it for years and won’t be stopping anytime soon. One bottle lasts me at least 6 month even washing 1-2x daily!
  5. Beautycounter Clean Deo in Coconut, shop here
    This is the only clean deodorant I can use that doesn’t irritate my skin; it’s aluminum-free with skin nourishing ingredients. I share more about how I transitioned to clean here.
  6. Beautycounter Sheer Genius Conditioning Lipstick, shop here
    There’s a reason this is a multi-award winner. The formula is incredibly hydrating and nourishing, and the pearl shimmer is the perfect solution to put on any where, any time without a mirror. I have one on my desk, vanity, in my purse… and it lasts so long I’m still using the old packaging!
  7. Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer, shop here
    This is my ride or die, also a multi-award winner for good reason. Celebs have cited it as a favorite in their bags in countless magazine articles. It is a hybrid product with both clinical skincare results and a neutralizing sheer tint with safer SPF protection – checking all the boxes!
  8. Beautycounter All Bright Brightening Facial Oil, shop here
    If I had to choose one item from Beautycounter, I’d be hard pressed to choose between Dew Skin, the Peel and this incredible facial oil. One of the top Vitamin E products in my research, combine with healing lipids and Vitamin C essential for collagen synthesis – it’s the perfect finishing step to any skincare routine. Facil oil “seals in” all the other steps and helps to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier and cell turnover. Not to mention, clinical results for hydrated, glowing skin!
  9. Beautycounter Brilliant Brow Gel, shop here
    Again, still using an old packaging tube because it lasts so long! This award-winning formula is great to both fills-in to create volume (pro tip: rub it backwards agains the pattern the hair grows then forward for a fuller-effect) and covers grey hair! 
  10. Beautycounter Softening Hand Lotion, shop here
    My little tube was a holiday special travel tube, but this enormous glass, recyclable bottle is available year-round. Formulated with responsibly sourced palm, my manicurist says it’s her favorite lotion (and she’s a professional who has used a lot!). 100% of people in a blind trial said it left hands soft and smooth with 97% said hands felt restored and immediately hydrated

Empties Featured

January 2024:

  1. Beautycounter Countertime  Mineral Boost Hydrating Essence, shop here (20% off with code CLEANFORALL20)
    This is a huge bottle it usually lasts me 6-9 months. To use, shake 5-7 shakes into your hand for about a quarter size amount of product. Then rub hands together and press into face like aftershave. Skin will be juicy and tacky when enough is applied. It helps your serum work more effectively by restoring the skin barrier and delivering a mineral-rich nutrient dense skin food in a natural sea-water formula.
  2. Beautycounter Countertime Antioxidant Soft Cream, shop here (20% off with code CLEANFORALL20)
    Use day or night, this lightweight moisturizer provides intense hydration without feeling greasy. I love it so much I also use it before bed and add a few drops of facial oil to it.
  3. NINI ORGANICS Rosé Rose Water Face Mist, shop here
    For years I have been in search of the perfect antioxidant-rich facial mist; while the actual formula was lovely, it wasn’t as great as others I’ve tried – and, I didn’t like how the mister sprayed.
  4. Vegamour GRO Dry Shampoo, shop here (20% off with code WHOLEVIEW)
    Everyone who’s tried this when I travel immediately orders it after. I started using Vegamour products over 18 months ago, and it is absolutely the reason I now have healthy, long hair! Since having kids I haven’t been able to keep it long without excessive shedding. But the stats on the clinical testing effectiveness have definitely been the case for me! This dry shampoo is also magic, smells lovely with fruit oils and blends right in with a shampoo brush for amazing volume (even with my dark hair).
  5. Vegamour GRO Scalp Detoxifying Serum, shop here (20% off with code WHOLEVIEW)
    I started using Vegamour products over 18 months ago, and it is absolutely the reason I now have healthy, long hair! This serum is used 20 minutes before your hair is washed. Apply to scalp, massage, and enjoy a wonderfully happy and healthy scalp without build-up or dry hair!
  6. Vegamour HYDR-8 Leave-In Conditioner and Heat Protectant, shop here (20% off with code WHOLEVIEW)
    I started using Vegamour products over 18 months ago, and it is absolutely the reason I now have healthy, long hair! This spray is applied to damp hair prior to styling. It is a light-weight leave in conditioner that helps with frizz while also protecting from head damage up to 450 degrees F!
  7. Beautycounter Countermatch Intense Moisture Serum, shop here (20% off with code CLEANFORALL20)
    This serum is like a magic potion to people with particularly dry or sensitive skin. The Vitamin E & C combo with hyaluronic acid is soothing and the botanical formula is gentle enough for nearly everyone.
  8. Beautycounter Countermatch Eye Rescue Cream, shop here (20% off with code CLEANFORALL20)
    This eye cream is “fine” *face palm* It’s great for Matt who uses it for a little love to his smile lines. But for me I much prefer the Countertime Eye Cream (but it lasts forever so you won’t see it on Empties often!)
  9. Beautycounter Counter+ Charcoal Cleansing Bar, shop here (20% off with code CLEANFORALL20)
    You know how in The Lorax “everyone needs a thnead”? Yeah, well – the Charcoal Cleansing Bar is the thnead. Only it’s much better for the earth! It’s often a “gateway product” for many people who try it and fall in love. Matt and I uses ours in the shower for our face. It also makes a great body bar – especially in areas that have a lot of build-up like underarms or where skin rubs.
  10. Beautycounter Sugarbuff Body Polish in Lemongrass, shop here (20% off with code CLEANFORALL20)
    Body polish is something no one realizes they need until they’ve tried it. I’ve gotten Matt hooked on this stuff, too. Exfoliation is so important for skin, it helps prevent ingrown hairs, razor rash, clogged pores and so much more!
  11. Beautycounter Counterman Shave Cream,
    I’ve been hoarding the old Counterman Shave Creams for years now. The new bottle I just opened is my last *panic* but rumor is, we might see a return of my dearly beloved in the near future – SQUEE!
  12. Dental Herb Company – Tooth & Gums Tonic Mouthwash, shop here
    We were introduced to this incredibly healthy mouth wash by our dentist. It’s professional strength! The bottle is HUGE (hence the price tag) but lasts a LONG time. The kids even use and like this mouthwash. A different brand sent us one of theirs to try and they gave it back to me and said their mouth didn’t feel as clean.

My goal is to continue sharing empties, check back each month!

 

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