Happy Wednesday! Something a tad different today for you all 🙂 As you all know, a few months ago I started as a Beautycounter consultant not only for my love of the products, but what the company stands for. And today I wanted to share a bit more about my personal skin case journey.
My skin has never been ideal but more roller coaster like with periods of great skin and periods of not so great skin. Pregnancy was too good to me, with 9+ months of truly glowing skin and no blemishes. Post-pregnancy, nursing, weaning hormones? Not so much. Saying that I can also say the last 2 years has been some of the most frustrating times with my skin. I literally tired anything and everything under the sun with no lasting results.
I always knew my skin was sensitive and took longer than most to see results but freaking out in no time at all at new products. But once I started using Beautycounter I just knew it was right for me. This is not because I saw immediate results – but because I truly believed it was harsh ingredients that was causing my skin issues. So today I wanted to share my current regime as well as some information on other regimes!
Oh and Beautycounter recently launched this skin care quiz to find out what products will benefit you the most! As well as this handy chart:
Back to my regime, so if I was to take the quiz my main concerns would be blemishes and dry/dull skin. I can honestly say the below products have changed my skin SO much. From my overall complexion, the texture and feel of my skin!
1 – Countercontrol Collection! This collection just launched last week, and is so exciting since it was the missing piece in our offerings! As well it was a line I was waiting for. The difference between this line and most acne products is that there is no Benzoyl Peroxide, Silicones, Harsh Surfactants, instead uses a complex of wintergreen and rosebay willow.
If I had to pick two items from this collection to use it would be the cleanser and SOS treatment. I use the cleanser morning and night, the toner nightly and the SOS treatment as needed.
2 – Balancing Facial Mask. I was never a mask fan and usually found my skin to freak out the day after using one but this one I LOVE. It uses kaolin clay to deep-clean, balance, and draw out impurities. And you will be amazed at how soft your skin feels afterwards! I currently use it twice a week.
3 – Overnight Resurfacing Peel. I was most apprehensive on using this but after only hearing raving reviews I knew I had to try it – as well to know myself how well it worked! While called a peel – it really is not a “peel” because it is formulated without synthetic fragrances, PEGs, formaldehyde-based preservatives often found in peels AND you leave it on overnight. For sensitive skin (or blemish prone) it will not cause irritation! Personally, this made a huge difference in my pores, overall complexion and fading of past blemish marks. Currently I use this 3-4 nights a week.
4 – Countermatch Adaptive Moisturizing Lotion. Little did I know that for years my breakouts were caused by dry skin. I had the old mentality of breakouts = oily skin so avoided moisturizers. BAD IDEA. In the past I have found few that I really loved until this one. This lotion works around the clock to keep your skin hydrated – giving it exactly what it needs and nothing more.
I use this morning and night along with the Countermatch Eye Rescue Cream every night.
5- Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation. As someone who did not love liquid foundations ever I will admit this had to grow on me. But I also saw a further improvement on my skin within a week of using this. The foundation is light-weight so that it is not cakey feeling – always what I hated with liquid foundations!
To be back at a point where I feel good in my skin as well as know that what I am using is safe, has no harsh chemicals and I can look up every ingredient to assure this makes me so happy. And that is why I love to share these products and company with you all.
To shop or learn more you can visit my personal website here.