Skincare is a pretty big subject here at Karina Style Diaries. That’s mainly because when we reach a certain age, our priorities change a bit. Then things happen in our lives (like not so happy diagnostics) and we then switch the priorities once again. Bottom line is, it’s important to re-visit our ways and our priorities from time to time. We evolve, we mature and so should our surroundings. I have recently made the switch to clean beauty.
It’s been something in my mind since I started seeing a functional doctor and when the opportunity presented itself, I knew it was meant to be. And today I want to walk you through my Beautycounter skincare routine!
The reason why I joined it is beacuse I believe in their products and in their mission: To get safer products into the hands of everyone. And since I’m using them and slowlly switching everything I have to Beautycounter, I might as well be one of the paths to bring the good news to you!
That being said I have to say there’s a lot of new and emerging brands in the market bringing safe products to the general public, and that makes me SO HAPPY! I have never beein brand loyal and I don’t intent to start now. I have my two Melasma Treatments I incorporated to my routine and I intend on keeping using them, however I am making the big switch to what I consider is most important and I haven’t found a compatible product to.
If you have questions or concearns about the products you’re using, check the Skin Deep website (they also have an app!). You can type or scan your product and they give you a score. I can go over more about this in a video if you’d like! But Beautycounter is a verified brand, meaning we can fully trust (they are not associated by the way!).
And like I mentioned, there’s a lot of great products tested and approved that are from various brands. After doing a little bit of homework, you’ll be able to familiarize yourself with clean and safe brabds and will be able to make an educated decision!
Countermatch Pure Calm Cleansing Milk Featuring breakthrough Bio-Mimic Technology, this ultra-gentle cleanser removes makeup and impurities without surfactants that can strip away natural oils. Its conditioning formula respects skin’s balance, replenishing essential hydration so your face feels soft and nourished, never dry or tight. Ophthalmologist tested.
Brightening Vitamin C Oil This citrus-scented facial oil quickly absorbs and penetrates to awaken and replenish skin. Lightweight and silky smooth, it features a proprietary blend of seven natural oils.
Skin Medica Lytera treatment A brightening serum that targets and corrects the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
Countermatch Eye Rescue Cream: Formulated for the delicate eye area, this nourishing cream awakens eyes. Squalane hydrates skin, while betaine and phytic acid boost oxygenation to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and shadows for brighter-looking eyes.
Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion This lightweight lotion helps skin adapt to the ever-changing aggressors of modern life. Not only does it provide up to 24-hours of hydration — it actually adjusts hydration levels throughout the day for a smooth look and feel and radiant glow.
Elta MD Sunscreen with Hyaluronic Acid A tinted, mineral sunscreen that provides broad-spectrum sun protection.
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Beautycounter Cleansing Balm: This multi-tasking balm is brimming with uses and benefits. It’s a nourishing daily cleanser, a melting makeup-removing balm, and a deeply replenishing overnight mask. It also hydrates with nutrient-rich raspberry and cranberry seed oils and promotes a brighter complexion with radiance-boosting vitamin C. Simply massage an almond-size amount onto dry skin and let it break down oils, dirt, and impurities. Then dampen the soft 100% muslin cloth (included) to wipe everything away and rinse skin with cool water. Or, for use as an overnight mask, massage it into clean skin and rinse away in the morning.
Hyperpigmentation Emulsion : this is a prescription cream for melasma. See THIS POST for all the info!
Beautycounter Overnight Resurfacing Peel: Goodnight, dullness. Good morning, glow. Formulated with 15 botanically-derived acids, this leave-on AHA/BHA peel improves skin texture and minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines, and dark spots without irritation or over-drying. Glycolic, lactic, and malic acids clear away dull surface skin cells, while hyaluronic acid and essential fatty acids soothe and nourish to reveal a brighter, more youthful-looking complexion.
Beautycounter Countermatch Recovering Sleeping Cream: This advanced blend of hyaluronic acid, plum oil, and tara gum creates a protective layer to help replenish hydration and revitalize skin while you sleep—so skin looks youthfully smoother, softer, and more radiant in the morning. Breakthrough Bio-Mimic Technology harnesses the unique life-giving properties of plants to match the composition of skin, giving it precisely what it needs and nothing it doesn’t.
I recommend you get the basics first, face wash, vitamin C oil and moisturizer. If you can splurge the overnight resurfacing peel and the cleansing balm are definitely my favorites!
I hope this post was helpful and informative my friends. As always, feel free to shoot me a message on instagram (quickest way to get an answer from me!) or leave a comment here so I can get back to you as soon as possible!
Beijos and welcome to the best skin for your health and mind!!