A few months back I decided to start researching healthier alternatives for the makeup and skincare products I was using. I’m a BIG fan of makeup. I wear it daily. I also have a skin care regime that I have done for years. It involved many, many harsh chemicals. My skin isn’t the best. I have break outs quite frequently and these chemicals seemed to be the only thing that kept my skin clear.
I’ve jumped on nearly every “crunchy” wagon in years past. I’ve bought only organic foods, used essential oils to help with everything under the sun, worn only natural deodorant, bought pricey natural toothpaste, even cut sugar out of my diet completely for 8 months! Natural has always been important to me. Slathering chemicals on my face to keep my skin clear is just silly! I knew there had to be a better way.
That’s when I found Beauty Counter. Not only does it offer safe skin care, they also have makeup! I’ve been trying out a handful of things for months now and I want to share it with you guys!
When placing my first order I decided to pay the $50 yearly membership fee to join Beauty Counter. Honestly, the only reason I did was to receive a 25% discount on everything I buy. I love a good deal! Now that I’ve been using it for awhile and loving it, I’m attempting to take that membership and turn it into a side hustle. (Don’t worry! Home décor and recipes will be my main blogging focus. This is just a fun side project for me) Now, in the spirit of full disclosure, I’ve tried this before many, many years ago. NOT with Beauty Counter but with another company. And it didn’t work. The reason it didn’t work was while I LOVE makeup, I didn’t love their makeup. So I tested Beauty Counter. I’ve used it for months. Instead of switching back to my old products, I’ve been buying more. I’m VERY picky about what I recommend, because I’m a VERY picky person. If I like it, then there’s a high likelihood you will as well. I also won’t recommend anything I don’t love. There are a few makeup items that missed the mark for me, and I plan on telling you all about that as well!
Let’s start at the beginning and my biggest problem area, skincare.
The first thing I started with was a good cleanser. This is called Clear Pore Cleanser. It’s a bit gritty, so it’s has a very light exfoliating affect but gentle enough to be used daily. I also bought the CounterControl All Over Acne Treatment. This stuff is awesome! It contains salicylic acid which helps to keep my skin clear. It’s a very light weight, non greasy formula. I use it twice and day and have noticed an improvement in my skin over the past few months.
For fun I also picked up this All Bright C Serum. I’ve heard that Vitamin C serum is very good for your skin. It helps to lighten dark/age spots. So I figured, why not? I’ll try it! So far I haven’t noticed too many differences with it other then my skin feeling a bit firmer. The last thing I picked up is the Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion. Now this stuff I love! It’s very lightweight, not oily, and sinks into the skin within minutes.
This is getting a little long so I’ll post about the 4 makeup items that I’ve really been loving in the next blog. My skin clarity has been the same, if not better, since switching to these more natural products. And that’s saying something! I’ve tried switching away from the harsh chemical lineup I was using prior, and nothing has worked until now.
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