Since becoming pregnant last year, I have worried about everything I put in and on my body. My skin has changed 90782348907124 times since then, at least. Nine months post baby and I feel like my skin has settled into a nice dull complexion with new lines I never had before. My under eyes are DARK. But without dumping more chemicals into my skin, I have been at a loss for what to do.
That's why, when given the opportunity to test out some samples for Beautycounter, I jumped on it. I have been wanting to try this stuff for a while and now that I have I am hooked! With all these changes to my skin over the last 18 months, it has made me more conscious than ever that you really only have "one skin". There is no time like now to take care of it.
I completed the Beautycounter "spa challenge" which was to use products from the skincare line for 3 days in order to detox your skin at night and plump your complexion in the morning. Below is my review of the products that I tried...take a look & see if they might be be for you!
About: This cleansing bar detoxifies and absorbs impurities in your skin, but is gentle enough for daily use. Made with antioxidant-rich green tea and hydrating organic coconut oil, it will not dry out your skin. The result is a smoother, brighter complexion.
Directions: On damp skin, work the Charcoal Cleansing Bar into a soft lather, then rinse with warm water.
My Review: I LOVED this cleansing bar. It has a super clean feeling and leaves your skin soft to the touch and noticeably bright. I could absolutely use this as my daily face wash. Overall? A+.
About: Made with a mix of kaolin clay and activated charcoal, this mask is highly absorbent and gently exfoliating. It purifies and balances, absorbs excess oil, draws out impurities, and minimizes the appearance of pores.
Directions: Avoiding the delicate eye area, apply the Charcoal Mask all over your face. Leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse. Suggested use is only using it twice a week, so that skin doesn’t get too dry.
My Review: This mask was excellent. My skin felt baby soft (seriously, as soft as Fox's sweet fresh baby skin) after using it and not dry at all. It was also noticeably bright. My only problem is that I am SO not a mask person. I am far too lazy. The only masks I use are those peel off ones that you can just throw away afterwards. Besides the fact that I am lazy, the only other con is that this mask is black as can be and is a little messy. It just takes a while to rinse off but the results are entirely worth it. I give this an A-.
About: Made with organic coconut oil, aloe and green tea, this nourishing cream hydrates your skin and protects against dryness while you sleep.
Directions: Massage Nourishing Night Cream into skin for ultimate hydration and a brighter-looking complexion.
My Review: I love any skincare product that requires zero work. Just lather this on before bed and let it go to work? My kinda stuff. Not to mention that is smells SO good. This cream left my skin feeling soft and very well hydrated- it get's an A+ from me.
About: Lightweight and silky smooth, this oil moisturizes, nourishes, and helps firm skin and minimize fine lines. Perfect for all skin types and those concerned with dry skin, loss of elasticity, and fine lines.
Directions: Use 5-10 drops and apply directly to skin or add 3 drops to your moisturizer.
My Review: Did you hear that? LOSS OF ELASTICITY AND FINE LINES? Check & check. It's hard to say if this stuff actually works because nothing is that amazing that it reduces fine lines in 3 days, BUT I have nothing bad to say about it. This oil smells good, leaves your skin dewy and fresh looking, and I swear it even made me look less tired. I give this an A+ as well!
SO! Overall, these products do not disappoint. I loved everything I used and felt clean and refreshed after each use. After just 3 days, I noticed my skin looking brighter and more hydrated than normal**. I would highly recommend!
If you feel like these safe, effective products might be for you, go ahead and try them out! Be sure to go through my girl Michelle and click HERE to place your order today. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to her (also be sure to check out her blog post for more info!), she's great.
**Note: I was planning on posting before and after pictures of myself, but Fox just so happened to get his first 2 teeth the week I decided to do this challenge. Though my skin looks brighter and more radiant, the bags under my eyes cannot hide the little sleep I have gotten lately-- sorry to disappoint**