My Current Beautycounter Skincare Routine
As you guys know, I’ve been using Beautycounter for nearly 3 years! I love using safe products and found theirs to be so effective that I eventually joined as a Beautycounter consultant.
I’ve shared different skincare routines over the years, but I think I’ve finally nailed down the one that’s really working for my skin.
It’s been a little over 2 months since I started this current routine and my skin has never been clearer, more balanced, more hydrated and more healthy looking. For someone who used to deal with breakouts and oily skin a lot, this feels like a major, major win!
Beautycounter Skincare Routine for Morning & Night
For the most part, my skincare routine is made up of almost all Beautycounter products. Simply put, they’re safe and they work really well (scroll down for my before and after)!
I stick with two skincare lines from Beautycounter—Countermatch and Countertime. Both are seriously amazing and I do plan on trying out the day time moisturizer from the Countertime line eventually, but working through the products I currently have.
Morning Skincare Routine
Step 1: Cleanse
I’m a lazy morning cleanser and actually don’t typically wash my face. I typically just splash and rinse my face with warm water to take off the product from the night before. Occasionally I’ll use a micellar water instead if my skin is feeling particularly dry.
I used to use the Charcoal Bar, but I found that it was just too drying for my skin. I do use it on my body though, because thanks to pregnancy, I’ve been breaking out on my back—ugh, this helps with that though!
Step 2: Tone
After I pat my face dry, I use this Hydrating Essence, which is like a toner, and adds more moisture, vitamins and minerals back to the skin. Just put about a dime-sized amount on your fingers and gently press into your skin.
This has been so helpful in restoring my skin’s natural moisture barrier, and keeps my skin from over-producing oil. Let it fully absorb before moving onto the next step.
Step 3: Treat
An aesthetician recommended I add a hyaluronic serum to my routine, so I did. I use this Countermatch Intense Moisture Serum every morning and it has been one of the biggest game-changers to my skin.
Hyaluronic acids, aren’t really acids, they actually bind water to your skin cells, which makes them plump up, and makes dry skin (or any skin for that matter) look more radiant. It’s helped a TON with getting rid of blackheads too, and generally helped clear my skin.
Fun fact, if you have a lot of blackheads, your skin needs more moisture! Let this absorb before applying moisturizer.
After that, I use this Vitamin C serum. It’s been so so helpful for brightening my skin, as well as lightening up dark spots and melasma. I highly highly recommend it!
Step 4: Moisturize
Moisturizer is so important! It essentially protects your skin from the elements all day long. I use the Countermatch Adaptive Moisturizer because it’s hydrating, but really lightweight and adjusts to your skin’s moisture needs throughout the day.
I’ll be the first to admit that my skin is NOT perfect, but it’s come a long way thanks to safer, cleaner products! I’m not wearing makeup in either of these images.
Nighttime Skincare Routine
Step 1: Remove Makeup
First thing’s first! If I’m wearing makeup, I always always remove my makeup before I actually cleanse my face. If you just cleanse your face without taking off makeup, you’re not really getting a good deep clean.
Step 2: Cleanse
Next, I cleanse with one of my all-time favorites, this Cleansing Balm. You just take about a small almond-size amount in your fingers and massage it into your skin for at least 30 seconds. This is like the ultimate self-care for me because it feels so good.
It gets deep into your pores, but doesn’t clog them, and actually leaves skin feeling balanced and hydrated instead of stripped. This one is great for every skin type, yes, even oily, acne-prone skin!
Take a warm rag, and put it over your face for a few seconds, then gently wipe it off. Repeat if necessary and then pat dry.
Step 3: Tone
Next, I use the same toner as I do in the morning. I love this one so much! My aesthetician also highly recommend a toning essence like this, so that sealed the deal for me.
Step 4: Treat
My nighttime treatment varies a bit each night because I like to switch off between two products. I’ll either use this Radiance Serum, which has retinatural, essentially clean, non-irritating retinol, and the Overnight Resurfacing Peel which is amazing for getting rid of dead skin cells, exfoliating and evening skin tone. It’s a great one if you have dark spots, scarring, breakouts or dull skin.
For both, just squeeze 1-2 pumps onto clean fingers and massage into your skin. Let it dry completely before moving onto the next step.
Step 5: Eye Cream
I do the exact same thing as I do in the morning with the same eye cream.
Step 6: Moisturize
I used to be scared of heavy night creams, but I’ve changed my tune after using this Supreme Cream for 2 months. My skin is brighter, more hydrated and fine lines are less obvious. This also has that clean retinol in it and is one of my favorites.
I put a fingernail-sized amount on my fingers and massage it into my skin and neck, because my neck is always so dry too.
Step 7: Facial Oil (optional!)
Lastly, I occasionally use a face oil. I don’t use it every night because too much oil for my skin doesn’t work great, but 1-2x a week, I’ll use 2-3 drops of this Brightening Oil and press it into my skin as a final step. It’s a great one for brightening your skin and smells amazing—like a basket of fresh tangerines!
Several times a week, even more so now that we’re quarantined, I love doing a face mask! I absolutely LOVE this Charcoal Mask for pulling out dirt, grime and oil from my pores and use it typically once a week. I also love this Resurfacing Mask from Herbivore and this Blemish Clearing Mask from Primally Pure.
If you’re looking to make the switch to safe products but aren’t sure where to start or which Beautycounter products would be best for your skin, feel free to take my skincare quiz (it’s only 5 questions long!) and I’ll help you!
After 3 years, I’m very familiar with our skincare products and what works best for different skin types and concerns and can’t wait to help!
I hope this was helpful for you!