Saturday 27 March 2021

Skin Care with Beauty Counter: What I Can't Live Without

I was so excited when you friend Jana approached me about testing out a few Beauty Counter products and give an honest review of them.  I've been tempted to jump into the brand because they are super consciousness about the ingredients they use in their products, their mission being to educate and move people towards clean beauty products without giving up the quality.  Another reason that I was tempted to purchase was that I truly do want to support women in business but I was unsure of where to start.   I am not going to lie, their products are much more than I normally spend on skin care so I was really hesitant to just randomly buy.  That's where Jana came in and offered some products to test  based on my top skin concerns, acne, age fighting, and uneven skin tone/scarring.  She gave me a couple different samples to try and I am here to tell you that I love them all!!!!  You guys, I urge you to speak to Jana about your exact concerns and she will guide you towards the right products so that whatever you buy it's going to make a difference for your needs!

Okay, here are some of the products I test drove and what my thoughts are on them.  I am going to slowly switch out my current products but there was one that I just couldn't imagine waking up without!

You can reach out to Jana's Beauty Counter business here or on IG.

Charcoal Mask

I was already doing a mask once a week but I honestly didn't know how to select the right product for my skin, I  just tried random ones here and there.  Well I learned that this charcoal mask is designed to deep clean my pores, avoid congestion and keep my skin free of acne.  And since using it once a week over the past 3 weeks, I've only have one stubborn zit surface!!!!  When it did, Jana told me just to use it as a spot treatment and the next morning the swelling was GONE!!!!  I couldn't believe it.  Yes it seems pricey at  $65 but you'll get at least 20+ treatments which ends up costing you approximately $3/use, and I am actually almost certain you'll get more treatments than that based on how many times I used my sample pack.  This is definitely going to be ordered as soon as I use my other masks up.  

Overnight Resurfacing Peel

I CAN'T live without this product.  Seriously my skin feels amazing in the morning.  I've been using it every second evening, after I cleans and tone, and before my  moisturizer.  I go to bed and in the morning my skin feel sooooooo smooth, plump, glowing and amazingly healthy.  I didn't even know my skin could feel like that honestly.  I have nothing left in my little sample bottle and I am devastated that I am going to have to wait until in arrives to feel my skin like this again.  I also absolutely love the light orange fragrance in this product.  It's so soothing and gentle on my skin. This is going to be my first Beauty Counter purchase.

All Bright C Serum

I didn't get this item to test drive but I had heard so many good things about it, that when a friend approached me to buy her 1/ 4 of her bottle, she was getting a brand new one, I decided to give it a try.  I use it each morning after washing my face but before moisturizing.  It's claim to fame is that "brightens skin and helps reduce the appearance of existing dark spots", both is something I need and deserve in my life.  Although it doesn't have the greatest smell I did notice that a few darker spots did become lighter on my neck within the first week.  I really want to test drive it for the full 8 weeks as their clinically trials said that "94% said it reduced the appearance of dark spots" which is a huge concern for me, so this might be a need pretty quick.

Lipstick and Lip Gloss
I also tried both the lipstick and lip gloss on and although I rarely wear either these days since it's just covered by a mask, I couldn't believe how well their lipstick stayed put and didn't smudge or fade for hours!  Also, I think I am going to up my lip gloss game for the summer months while I am at the lake. Since I'll be spending a lot more time outside, I think lip gloss is the way to go.  Quick reapplication and just some shimmer and shine!

Final though is that I am really hooked on their products which is a little scary because I can't have it all at once, but here is what my game plan is.  I am going to invest in the products that I mentioned, one at a time when what I already have runs out.    They last a LONG time so it's really a good investment and I love the idea that I am getting quality and CLEAN products, while supporting a local, small, women based business.  What are your go- to products?  Are you making your way to more clean and sustainable products?  Give me your honest thoughts.


  1. Bojana... I am so beyond grateful you took the time & the risk to test drive some of my absolute favourites from Beautycounter.

    My journey with this leader in the CLEAN beauty movement was oh so similar- a friend gave me a few products to try... and the rest is history. I have always been a bit of a product junkie, but I never read the labels. In my naivete, I just assumed that everything I could buy, on the shelves, in stores was good for me.

    Turns out? That really isn't the case.

    I started doing my homework. I realized that so much of what I was using wasn't really good for me.
    Once you know better? You DO better.

    Four years later it has been a wonderful, and empowering journey, to make important changes for both myself and my family.

    I love the products. They are high performing & my skin has never looked better. I have always had some real skin care concerns that I truly never thought I could solve. Enlarged pores and chronic blackheads were something that I decided well into my 20's I would just have to live with. Add in dull skin as I aged.
    Sound familiar?

    In truth, I didn't have to.

    I am just shy of my 50th birthday and my skin has never looked or felt better. Glowing, hydrated, soft, and protected from the day to day elements that take their toll.
    Amazing skin is the most beautiful canvas to showcase and rock on the daily in my humble opinion.

    So where to start?

    I agree with you Bojana ...swapping out one product at a time is the most economical and cost effective way to go. Connect with someone you trust. They can guide you to make the best and right choices for YOU. We all have different skin care needs and problem areas we want to address.

    I can't say I am surprised my friend you are hooked. They had me too... right from the start.

    Excited to continue our conversation as you continue to swap out your current routine for products you know are better for you.

    Cheers to safer beauty. Xo

    1. What a great journey you've been on. Thank you for helping me learn along the way.

  2. The charcoal mask sounds great. Sustainable clean is the way to go for sure. I'm not there yet, but gradually incorporating that.

    1. I am with you 100%. Slow and steady and economically attainable. I wisay that with how long the products last and the fact that I do t need a lot, I would say I am staying in the same budget as before.

  3. Great review! The peel sounds amazing!

  4. I love Beautycounter products and that mask is one of my favorites! I've heard so many great things about the C Serum and need to check that out! Thanks for sharing your reviews!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

    1. Hard not to love products that work so well and are better for you... I concur... and GI for the serum. You won't regret it. If you have any questions or would like to try a sample? Message me. Always happy when clients try before they buy. You can connect in the link in the post or via my email. Cheers. Xo

    2. I am already regretting not buying the mask right away to be honest. It's sooooo good.

  5. it's so nice these are working for you! the charcoal mask sounds really interesting too! There was a brand here that made a charcoal mask I loved but I think it was discontinued as I haven't been able to find it to rebuy it sadly - I should try look for a replacement from another brand!

    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! Hope that you have a lovely Easter Sunday :)

    Away From The Blue

    1. It's hard to invest $ into things you are unsure off and I hate throwing products away. I am always looking to women in my age group to share what works for them and why.

  6. I've only tried one or 2 of the Beauty Counter products, but have been impressed with them. The serum sounds really amazing!

  7. Bo, thanks for sharing your review of these products! I have used charcoal masks and charcoal face soap and I always love the way my face feels afterwards. I need to get some more! Thanks for linking with me.