Back in August, I started using a few new products from Beautycounter. At that point, I was pretty frustrated with my skin. Between wacky hormones and summer sun exposure, it was not looking great. Now that I’m a consultant, I wanted to see what kind of results I would have using Beautycounter’s products, so I took a few “before” photos on my iPhone with very little intention of ever sharing them on the internet. I honestly just wanted to see if they made a difference.
Fast-forward to a few weeks ago… A reader asked me if I could take “before” and “after” photos of my skin to share my experience with the Rejuvenating line, and, of course, I immediately remembered the photo that I took back in mid-August.
I’m writing this post, 5 weeks later, and I’m truly shocked by the results – and a little embarrassed by the photos (I look like such a creep), but, hey, anything for you guys! 🙂 When I saw the difference between the two photos, I literally said out loud: “Unreal.” I can’t believe how much my skin has improved in such a short amount of time!
None of the photos above have been edited in anyway, and I’m not wearing makeup or any beauty products. I took a shower (one day I washed my hair, one day I didn’t), got dressed, and then snapped the photos. And, damnnnn, I look… sickly. Oy. I don’t think I realize just how awful my skin had gotten. Apparently, I needed some serious rejuvenation in my life!
“Anti-aging” is a such buzzword nowadays. It’s used a ton in the cosmetic industry, but it doesn’t really mean anything. I mean, hello, you’re going to age, and there’s nothing wrong with that! I like how Liz Wolfe puts it: “When I say that premature aging makes me mad, what I’m really talking about is SKIN DAMAGE.” That’s why Beautycounter doesn’t have an “anti-aging” line of products. They have a Rejuvenating line – meant to combat the natural aging of your skin and help your skin stay as healthy (however old it may be) as possible.
You know from my previous posts that I like Beautycounter because I can trust all their ingredients. There aren’t any questionable chemicals or under-researched preservatives. From what I’ve learned about dealing with food/chemical sensitivities and hormones issues is that we need to be just as careful about what we put ON our body as what we put IN.
Now that I’m getting older (heyyyyyy, 37), I am much more focused on caring for my skin and now that I’m seeing results, I can’t wait to share my product recommendations from the Rejuventating line:
Rejuvenating Day Cream and Night Cream: For skin protection and nourishment all day long. The day cream is the perfect way to wake up your face in the morning, and the night cream works its magic while you sleep so that you wake up with softer, healthier skin than you had the night before.
Rejuvenating Radiance Serum: I love this product so much. I use it every single morning for some added hydration. It goes under whatever moisturizer you’re already using to provide another layer of protection. It also makes your skin soft and smooth, which is a great way to start the day!
Rejuvenating Eye Cream: I only started using this product a couple of weeks ago, but I love it already. The skin around our eyes is so sensitive, so it’s a great idea to have a product specifically for it. The eye cream has wild algae and caffeine to help with dark circles and fine lines.
The Brightening Collection: While not from the Rejuvenating line, I have to give a shout-out to the Brightening Collection because it’s also made a huge difference with regard to pigmentation and unevenness of my skin. It’s infused with vitamin C complex that helps to brighten dull skin and reduce the appearance of age spots for a brighter, more even complexion.
I truly believe that my results came from using a combination of the Brightening Collection with the above mentioned products from the Rejuvenating line. I’m lucky that I have access to all of these wonderful products, but if you’re not ready to commit to the full regimen quite yet, here are my top 3 picks to get you started and still see results:
- Rejuvenating Radiance Serum (morning under moisturizer)
- Night Cream (at night after Brightening Oil)
- The Brightening Collection (mask twice a week, Brightening Oil before Night Cream, Brightening Mist after Serum before makeup)
If you guys have any specific questions or need any additional recommendations, please don’t hesitate to reach out! I love this Beautycounter stuff, so I’m always willing to chat about it! 🙂