I’ve been on a journey of discovering if your skincare really makes a difference and I’m sharing what I’ve learned today!
So here’s the deal friends (I’m just going to kick it off with some “real talk” and getting honest with y’all!) I’ve used the same skincare & make-up for almost 15 years (!!) and it really never occurred to me that at some point I might want to re-evaluate it! For as much as I love clothes and am always down to try new trends – I’m basically remedial when it comes to all things beauty! Ha. When I was 18 I tried a make-up brand that basically broke my skin out in these horrible welt/hives (it was a nightmare!) so I found a dermatologist-recommended brand that was gentle on my skin, cleared up the allergic reaction, and I haven’t touched my products since!
But you know, that whole “being in my 30’s” thing has made me much more aware of how important every part of my lifestyle is- eating, exercise, and beauty! In the past few months I’ve noticed that my skin was much fuller looking, and while it’s naturally oily it was extremely oily from basically the time I woke up! I just wasn’t happy with my skincare/make-up and I recognized that I needed to start looking into new options.
Enter my dear friend Ashley who sat down with me (over cocktails of course) and started educating me on safe, clean skincare and the benefits of BeautyCounter. After I learned why it DOES matter to use clean ingredients (it’s seriously scary how unregulated the beauty industry is!) I was ready to give BeautyCounter a try! Y’all… after two weeks of making the switch I can say with 100% confidence that my skin has never looked or felt better! It’s so clean, fresh, I see a reduction in oil production at the end of the day- I’m in love! So I thought today I’d run you through the products that have had such a positive influence on my skin!
Charcoal Mask – this mask is life changing! I use it about three times a week after washing my makeup off and my skin feels so pure and refreshed I can’t even explain it! It cleans every toxin and impurity out of your skin… so good! I can see why this is a hero product for the brand!
Cleansing Milk– this is what I now use to take off my make-up at night and it’s GOOD! You simply put 2 pumps in your hands and rub it all over your dry skin (make-up, eye make-up and all!). I then rinse my face with warm water and pat dry. You’ll be shocked how clean and moisturized your skin feels!
Overnight Recovery Cream– once I was off my makeup, I apply this overnight cream. It’s packed full of moisture and helps to rehydrate my skin overnight so I wake up feeling super refreshed!
Eye Cream– holy cow y’all…. this stuff is good! It’s called “eye rescue” and I can see why! I was starting do develop a darker color under my eye and those pesky under eye circles and this has totally minimized that and helped to brighten my overall eye!
Pro tip from Ashley: don’t put the cream all the way up to your lash line! Blend it in right at the bone under your eye & since your eye tissue is so thin it will soak right up with out irritating your eye!
Intense Moisture Serum– in the mornings, I apply my eye cream and then this moisture serum and it is like giving my skin a long drink of water! I had no idea how thirsty my skin was until I applied this and my skin was saying “thank you” loud and clear! I let it soak in while I’m drinking my morning coffee and then apply my makeup right on top!
I’ve made some updates to my makeup routine as well so I’ll share those great products below too!
Concealer Pen– I love this pen! I use it under my eye to lighten and brighten and it instantly makes me look more awake and ready for the day!
Pro tip from Ashley: order one shade lighter than your foundation to get a brightening effect!
Skin Tint– another game changer for my makeup routine. My previous foundation was feeling SO heavy and like “too much” for everyday so this skin tint foundation is like a breath of fresh air! While it’s lightweight it does provide full coverage and lasts all day long!
Blush– I love a pigmented blush and I was not disappointed by the gorgeous and long-lasting colors here! This shade of pink is so complimentary for my skin and I love how awake it makes me look!
Eyeshadow Pallet– these eye colors are all the perfect neutral and last from morning to night! I love mixing and matching them for a custom look each day!
whew! Kudos if you made it to the end here – but there was too much to share with y’all today and I didn’t want to leave anything out!
So now it’s your turn… are you on the safer skincare train? Have you found any amazing beauty finds recently? Share below and let me know!