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Fighting Adult Acne: Five On Friday!

Hello friends! Can you believe it is already Friday? I feel like this week flew by. We are aiming for one final weekend at the lake before summer officially comes to an end. Fingers crossed the weather cooperates! Usually I round up five different things in my Friday posts, but this week Beautycounter launched their Countercontrol line! Since it contains five products, I thought it lined up perfectly to share each item this week! For those of you that have followed Beautycounter, you may know that acne prone skin is the one that has had the fewest options. There have been individual products that are good at combating breakouts, but no committed line. This was frustrating for some, especially those fighting adult acne. All of that changed yesterday with the launch of Countercontrol!

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As a teen, I really always had great skin. I never had to worry much about breakouts, which I was always thankful for. Once pregnancy and nursing happened, my skin took a turn. At the age of (almost) 29, my skin is truly the worst it has been. My skin is more oily and prone to clogged pores than ever before. Fighting adult acne has been a big stressor for me. So, I did the happiest dance ever when this line finally launched! It is the lowest price point of all of the Beautycounter lines, making it perfect for teens, men, and anyone who suffers from breakouts or oily skin! Keep reading to see the five products in the regimen.

Clear Pore Cleanser

The cleanser is the first product in the regimen, which is used to wash your face every day. The main acne fighting products in this (and the rest of this line) natural salicylic acid from wintergreen and rosebay willow. The salicylic acid helps to exfoliate dead skin cells and also restores balance to bacteria on the face. The rosebay willow will help to reduce irritation and decrease sebum protection. The cleanser also has jojoba beads, which help to slough away dead skin while still being nourishing and gentle on skin! fighting adult acne

Instant Matte Toner

Toners are often overlooked, but are such an important part of any skincare routine. The instant matte toner helps to get rid of any dirt or impurities left over after cleansing. It also helps to control oil and minimize the appearance of pores! I think so many people skin this step in their routine, but it really is so important. You will be amazed at the difference a toner makes in your skin health!

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All Over Acne Treatment

The all over acne treatment is used on the entire face! It is applied after the toner, and is amazing for helping to eliminate oiliness and blemishes. It also helps to prevent future breakouts from forming. This is a great product for people who have consistent oiliness and breakouts throughout their face.

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SOS Acne Spot Treatment

This is the product that everyone needs in their arsenal, whether or not they have acne prone skin. The reality is that everyone has had a breakout at some point in time, and this spot treatment is perfect for treating on the affected area. If there is one product from this line that I would tell absolutely everyone to snag, this is it.

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Matte Effect Gel Cream

I seriously LOVE this gel cream. As someone who is prone to more oily skin, I know firsthand how counter intuitive it can feel to put moisturizer on. Here I am trying to reduce oiliness, why would I add moisture, right!? I think most of us know it is an important step, but for me it has always gotten inside my head. This gel cream still provides moisture, and helps to soothe and heal. But because it is a gel consistency, it is oil free and helps to maintain healthy moisture levels. And, it has actually been clinically proven to manage oiliness, for up to eight hours. I think this product is the perfect compromise for those individuals who want balanced skin, but have that constant fear of ‘over-moisturizing’.

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If you have any questions on these new products, please feel free to send them my way. I know that skin care can be difficult to figure out, so you can also take a quick skin assessment for my recommendations based on your skin type. You may not be fighting adult acne, but whatever your skin care needs are, I am happy to help you figure out the best option. And if you are nervous about investing in these products, Beautycounter has the BEST return policy. All orders come with a prepaid return label and are accepted for 60 days, no questions asked. So there is literally NO risk to giving them a try!

Have a great weekend everyone. I hope you are all soaking up these final days of summer!

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Five Beautycounter Products For Summer

Hello my friends! Can you believe we are already itching dangerously close to fall? I always feel like after the 4th of July, we have a few more weeks of summer before the back to school madness begins. Of course, while the stores may be advertising all of the sweaters and boots and pumpkin spice flavored everything, we have a solid month of humid and sticky weather ahead of us. With such drastic weather changes living in a four season state, it is always important to modify my skincare and beauty routine during the summer months. I have rounded up my five Beautycounter products for summer. They are perfect for keeping your skin healthy, balanced, and rocking that sunkissed glow.

Five Beautycounter Products For Summer

Five Beautycounter products for summer

Overnight Resurfacing Peel

This magical peel has been surrounded by SO much hype. But it lives up to every last expectation. Acne scars? On in. Fine lines and wrinkles? Done. Dry and uneven skintone? Easy. Seriously, I have spoken with ladies with so many different skin types, and yet they all see amazing results from this peel. You apply it to a clean face at night and sleep with it on. That is it. No burning, no peeling it off. It is just a quick application 2-3 times per week before bed. I wake up with glowing skin every single time I use this.

Nourishing Cream Exfoliator

I don’t know about you, but with summer comes extra sunscreen, sweat, and time spent outside to clog my pores. I love using cleansers that have exfoliating properties, and the nourishing cream exfoliator does a great job at smoothing your skin while also being incredibly gentle. And it smells delicious. This product is so gentle that it will work on your skin year round.

Countersun Sunscreen

It is a no brainer to grab sunscreen in the summer. This was one of the first products I had to use on my children that I felt so uneasy about. I tried to find ‘safe’ options on the shelves of the stores I shopped, but if it was deemed safe, it often didn’t provide the sun protection I wanted. The countersun sunscreen is AMAZING in terms of safe ingredients, and goes on so well and blends in nicely. If you have ever used a natural sunscreen, you know the sacrifice is often a slimy white layer that is impossible to blend in. Countersun goes on and blends like a dream, smells great, and provides amazing protection. My boys have been free of any sunburns after a long summer spent outdoors!

Charcoal Cleansing Bar

The properties of charcoal and its ability to draw out impurities is incredible. So it makes sense that this charcoal bar leaves your skin feeling squeaky clean. I tend to use it 3-4 times per week, and sometimes every day during the summer when I am feeling extra oily. It draws out oil, and helps to reduce blemishes. Again, a must have if you have oily skin and struggle to keep it under control during the summer months!

Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer

This is one of my absolute FAVORITE products. It has SPF 20 in it, and is a nice everyday moisturizer that provides a subtle tint to even out your skin tone. I will note that since it is not a true foundation, it will not hide blemishes or major skin imperfections. But in the summer especially, I like to let my freckles show through and look as natural as possible. This moisturizer feels SO good on my skin; like it is being pampered without feeling weighed down. I wear it in the linen shade, but could likely go one shade darker in the summer.


While it is always so easy for me to talk about the incredible performance of these products, I always come back to the reason WHY this company is so amazing. While the United States bans 30 cosmetics ingredients (which is shockingly low compared to over countries), Beautycounter bans over 1,500. To find products that provide the comfort of being safe while also delivering and allowing me to invest in my skin, is such a blessing.

If you have ever considered how you can begin to make the switch to cleaner products, start in your medicine cabinet! I am always happy to answer any questions or provide product recommendations based on your skin type. You can also fill out a questionnaire for product recommendations here! I may have only shared five Beautycounter products for summer, but I am happy to help you find the exact products that work for you and your needs!