Skincare Swap: Emogene & Co. vs. BeautyCounter

Skincare Swap: Emogene & Co. vs. BeautyCounter

In the realm of skincare, finding the right products for your skin that not only deliver results but also fit your budget can feel like an impossible task. It only gets more frustrating when one of your favorite products is unavailable. If you’re a fan of BeautyCounter, you may be saddened to hear that they recently suspended all operations for the time being. With that, you might be looking for alternatives that offer comparable (or better) results and higher quality ingredients without the hefty price tag.

Look no further, Emogene & Co has you covered. We are committed to providing you with affordable, pharmacist-formulated skincare solutions packed with high quality, concentrated ingredients that rival even the most popular competitors. Let’s dive into how Emogene & Co. products stack up against Beautycounter’s offerings. 

Vitamin C Serum 

Beautycounter: All Bright C Serum ($90)

  • Known for its brightening effects, this serum contains 10% ascorbic acid and antioxidant turmeric.

Emogene & Co.: Glow Vitamin C Serum ($64) 

  • Supercharged with 15% ascorbic acid for superior antioxidant protection. 
  • Unlike most Vitamin C serums, ours contains hyaluronic acid to plump skin and minimize fine lines and wrinkles. More bang for your buck!
  • Ferulic Acid and Vitamin E enhance the effectiveness of Vitamin C.
  • Includes Kakadu Plum Extract, a superfruit with up to 100x the Vitamin C concentration of oranges, helps to brighten, plump, and hydrate your skin. 

Why It’s Better: Higher concentration of active ingredients, cost-effective, and doubles as a hydrating serum with hyaluronic acid. 

Charcoal Cleansing Bar

Beautycounter: Charcoal Cleansing Bar ($32)

  • Formulated with Binchotan charcoal powder to detoxify and absorb impurities in the skin without over drying.
Emogene & Co.: Local Detox Cleansing Bar ($15)
  • Crafted from scratch and cured over 6 weeks for a gentle, non-chemically processed cleanse.
  • Formulated with activated charcoal, nourishing plant-based oils, and tea tree oil to detoxify and nourish the skin. 
  • Ideal for oily or acne-prone skin, this bar pulls out excess oils and dirt to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion.
Why It’s Better: Affordable, meticulously created, and perfect for both face and body.  

Foaming Cleanser

Beautycounter: CounterMatch Refresh Foaming Cleanser ($35)
  • Containing squalane, plum oil, and phytic acid, this cleanser hydrates while removing makeup and impurities.

 Emogene & Co.: Ritual Foaming Milk Cleanser ($29)

  • This creamy, gentle foaming cleanser balances plant-based amino acids with antioxidant-rich fruit extracts to leave skin thoroughly cleansed without stripping the natural moisture. 
  • Rosehip Seed Oil brightens the complexion, increases skin elasticity, and boosts collagen production. 
  • Strawberry Blueberry Seed Extract is rich in Vitamin E and Omega-3 EFA’s like linoleic, alpha-linolenic, and oleic fatty acids. 
  • Amino acids derived from oats, apples, and coconuts provide protective colloid function to supplement the natural skin barrier function while giving you a gentle but effective cleanse. 
    Why It’s Better: Gentle yet effective, enriched with natural ingredients, and a nicer price point.

    Gel Cleanser

    Beautycounter: Counter Control Clear Pore Cleanser ($32)

    • Exfoliates gently while purifying and balancing the skin.
    • Contains rosebay willow, wintergreen, jojoba beads, and aloe vera.
    Emogene & Co.: Refresh Gel Cleanser ($30)
    • Gently removes dirt, oil, and dead skin from pores without disturbing your skin’s natural moisture barrier. 
    • Menthol and white willow bark extract calm inflammation caused by acne, inflammation, dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. 
    • White Willow Bark Extract is a natural source of salicylic acid that provides gentle exfoliation and anti-inflammatory effects to support a radiant, smooth complexion.
    • Tea tree oil contains potent antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. It also balances sebum production and pH levels while prepping the skin to better absorb leave-on treatments. 
    Why It’s Better: Similar benefits at a lower cost with natural anti-inflammatory ingredients.

    Facial Oil 

    Beautycounter: All Bright Brightening Facial Oil ($72)
    • A brightness-boosting facial oil that hydrates and replenishes skin. 
    • Contains Vitamin C to brighten skin, avocado oil for hydration, and black currant oil to support healthy skin barrier function.
    Emogene & Co.: Revitalize Facial Oil ($35)
    • This nutrient rich, nourishing facial oil reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while increasing hydration levels. 
    • A blend of Omega-3 fatty acids visibly plump skin and provide antioxidant protection.
    • Rosehip Seed Oil is rich in retinoic acid to improve fine lines and wrinkles, increase skin elasticity, and reduce hyperpigmentation. It also contains a high ratio of antioxidants to protect and repair cells.
    • Red Raspberry Seed Oil is an excellent free radical scavenger and antioxidant. 

    Why It’s Better: Potent anti-aging and hydrating ingredients, a nutrient-rich formulation, and it’s much more cost-effective.


      Night Cream

      Beautycounter: Countertime Antioxidant Soft Cream ($87)
      • Contains bakuchiol and Swiss alpine rose to protect, plump, and firm skin. 
      • Can deliver benefits that are comparable to retinol without the side effects.
      • Nasturtium flower extract reinforces the skin barrier.
      • Fermented sugars soothe skin and help slow the visible effects of aging.
      Emogene & Co.: Restore Intensive Night Cream ($59)
      • Our lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer calms and nourishes your skin’s barrier while providing powerful, long-lasting hydration. 
      • Contains bakuchiol, a botanical alternative to retinol that boosts cellular renewal to aid in smoothing and firming for improved skin texture.
      • Cucumber extract enhances hydration and soothes skin inflammation.
      • Niacinamide protects against oxidative stress, minimizes oil production, and improves skin barrier function to help retain moisture and minimize redness and blotchiness.
      Why It’s Better: Potent anti-aging ingredients, lightweight formula that can be used morning AND night, and a much more attractive price point. 

        Emogene & Co. offers a range of high-quality, pharmacist-formulated skincare products made locally with concentrated ingredients. Each product stands out for its efficacy, affordability, and thoughtful formulation with high quality, naturally derived ingredients. As Beautycounter pauses its operations, now is the perfect time to switch up your skincare routine with Emogene & Co. and enjoy radiant, healthy skin.

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