Growing up I struggled with my skin. Deep breakouts, scars, dry skin, and sun damage. You name it, I had it. Being an athlete and always outdoors, I was constantly sweating. Not to mention frequent stops to the tanning bed, awful diet, and birth control. My body hated my skin. I don’t blame it. In high school and college, I can’t even imagine how much money my mom spent to help me have good skin. Thanks Mom, you’re wonderful and I don’t deserve you! I tried everything. Proactive, Mary Kay, Clinique, Philosophy and nothing worked for me. I was so flustered that going into my 20’s I was still getting breakouts and not seeing the results I wanted.
Now in my 30’s, I decided to do a little more digging. I was still having the deep breakouts and on top of it all, hormone changes due to postpartum. I had really bad melasma on my forehead and upper lip and always tried to cover it up. So, when I was researching, I know I wanted something that was clean, sustainable, and effective. I was sick of spending so much money at Walgreens or ULTA for things that weren’t working and had ingredients I couldn’t pronounce. Scary! After lots of research, I found @beautycounter. Now, after nine months of using their products, I can’t tell you how happy and grateful I am.
“One by one, we are leading a movement to a future where all beauty is clean beauty. We are powered by people, and our collective mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone. Formulate, advocate, & educate—that’s our motto for creating products that truly perform while holding ourselves to unparalleled standards of safety. Why? It’s really this simple: beauty should be good for you.”
Now, people are noticing that my skin is thriving. It’s glowing because it’s hydrated and I’m actually seeing results. I am confident to go with no makeup, open up to other women about my journey, and recommend products. I’m no longer checking the mirror for new breakouts or packing extra makeup in my purse. Beautycounter products are safe and this company is constantly trying to strive for #betterbeauty. Fun fact, Beautycounter is a certified B Corporation, which requires very high standards, always prioritizing people and the planet over profit, from harvesting the products, all the way down the line to packaging.
Also, the one thing I LOVE is the never list “Since our first product launch in 2013, we’ve been creating the gold standard for safety in the personal-care industry. How? First, we omit 1,800+ questionable ingredients in our formulations that are currently used in the industry—we call this The Never List™. Instead, we use an ever-evolving toolbox of clean, more sustainable ingredients that have been screened by our safety and sustainability experts to create innovative formulas that deliver results—safely.
So, I challenge you if you’re struggling in this area, change it. Pivot, research, ask questions, and strive for something better, because it’s worth it. Curious about the products I use? Check out the link below.
Countermatch Regimen Set
Our Countermatch 4-step Regimen is formulated to match the natural structure of the skin and deliver long-lasting moisture—for an everyday glow. This set ships in its own box.
Counter+ Lotus Glow Cleansing Balm
Shall we get glowing?
This multi-tasking cleansing balm, perfect for day and night use, hydrates while it cleanses, removing makeup and impurities with nourishing ingredients that won’t strip away your skin’s natural moisture. (Bonus: it can also be used as a mask for a hydrating overnight facial.) With a blend of lotus extract, jojoba seed oil, and avocado seed oil, Lotus Glow Cleansing Balm soothes and destresses skin while increasing luminosity.
Bright Side Duo
Counter+ All Bright C Serum:
Brighten up with this game-changing serum. This ultra-potent 10% blend of two forms of vitamin C instantly brightens skin and helps reduce the appearance of existing dark spots, while antioxidant-rich turmeric and camu camu extracts help protect against new ones. The formula also helps defend skin from the damaging effects of environmental stressors—revealing a more youthful-looking complexion.
Skin Twin Featherweight Foundation or Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer
Skin Twin Creamy Concealer
Color Define Brow Pencil or Brilliant Brow Gel
Lengthening or Volumizing Mascara
Satin Powder Blush