Products we put on our skin absorb into our bloodstream. (Think about nicotine and hormone patches.) There’s an old saying, “Putting it on your skin, lets it in.” I have had adverse reactions to some of the most expensive and highly praised skincare products globally, so I was leary about trying anything new. I did my research on Beautycounter, so I knew it was in a class by itself.
More than 1,500 questionable chemicals are all prohibited from being used as ingredients in these formulas. Over 1,400 of these chemicals are banned or restricted in personal care products by the European Union, but allowed in the USA. Beautycounter does not do animal testing. The packaging and plastics are reduced to a minimum so that most of it can be recycled. Many of the products are presented in recyclable, glass bottles, and jars.
I started using the Countertime Collection as soon as it came out, and I am happy to report this is my best winter skin since childhood. Formulated for our dry, delicate skin, this is the perfect collection for my sixty-plus face.
The products arrive in numbered boxes so that you know in which order to use them. Start with the Cleansing Oil. Dispense 2-3 pumps into your hand and massage onto your dry face and eye area. Add warm water to form a light milk, then rinse clean.
Next, use the Hydrating Essence. Pour a quarter-size amount into your hand. Gently press into face and neck with fingertips. Use morning and night after cleansing and before other skincare. During the humid summer months, I use the Essence on a cotton ball in the T zone.
I use All Bright C Serum every day after cleansing. Use it as a treatment step with any regimen. After cleansing and toning in the morning, I pat All Bright C Serum to face, neck, and décolletage. It nourishes my skin and gives me a glow.
Tripeptide Radiance Serum comes next. Dispense 1-2 pumps into your hand. Pat onto face, neck, and décolletage. Use morning and night.
Antioxidant Soft Cream is the next product to use in the morning. Dispense 1-2 pumps into your hand. Pat onto face, neck, and décolletage. Use daily.
Tetrapeptide Supreme Cream is the nighttime moisturizer. Scoop a small amount onto fingertips. Massage gently into face, neck, and décolletage with upward strokes. Use nightly, as well as during the day, if extra hydration is needed.
Apply Ultra Renewal Eye Cream with your ring finger. Gently pat around the eye area until fully absorbed. Use it morning and night.
Every other night I use Overnight Resurfacing Peel. Apply 1 to 2 pumps to clean face and neck, and leave on overnight — May tingle upon application. Allow product to absorb fully (3 to 5 minutes), then follow with a moisturizer.
Facial oils have rescued my skin from the dry winter air. I press a couple of drops into my hands and then press the oil onto my face, neck, and the backs of my hands. I use the All Bright Brightening Facial Oil here.
The sunscreen here goes on last and is reapplied after two hours if I am still outdoors.
At no time in my past would I have ever shared a closeup in February.
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