I've suffered from cystic acne for as long as I can remember. I've done all the stuff; accutane, cutting everything out of my diet, prescription skincare routines as well as creating my own 100% natural routines (I'm a certified aromatherapist) and nothing really worked. I really suffered until I started using the Beautycounter Counter Control skin care regimen. Using the cleanser and all over treatment alone was a game changer for me!
Here's a basic how to for this regimen-
Step 1: Countercontrol Clear Pore Cleanser Deep-clean without dryness. This daily exfoliating cleanser, designed for oily and blemish-prone skin, removes oil, makeup, and other impurities without harsh surfactants that can strip skin of moisture. With SkinBalance Complex and aloe vera, the formula helps purify pores and soothe skin, while jojoba beads gently slough away dead skin cells. Infused with an energizing citrus scent, it leaves your complexion feeling refreshed and balanced without dryness or irritation.
WHY IS IT SAFER? It’s formulated without the use of EDTA or PEGs commonly found in cleansers. Instead, we use plant derived surfactants and natural thickeners.
Step 2: Countercontrol Instant Matte Toner Reduce shine in seconds. This alcohol-free toner is designed to mattify skin, remove residual impurities, and minimize the appearance of pores without stripping moisture. Formulated with Beautycounter's SkinBalance Complex, it helps purify skin while preserving ideal moisture levels for a refreshed, comfortable complexion.
WHY IS IT SAFER? Formulated without formaldehyde-releasing preservatives and ethoxylated ingredients, this toner contains witch hazel extract—a powerful but naturally derived astringent, to prep skin without causing over-drying or irritation.
Step 3: Countercontrol All Over Acne Treatment This daily all-over treatment helps clear existing blemishes and prevent new breakouts. Free of harsh surfactants or irritants, the formula features Beautycounter's signature SkinBalance Complex and salicylic acid to help reduce blemishes while promoting healthier-looking skin.
WHY IS IT SAFER? Formulated without the use of harsh surfactants or irritants such as benzoyl peroxide commonly found in acne products.
Step 4: Countercontrol Matte Effect Gel Cream All the hydration, none of the shine. Mattify skin for up to eight hours* with this innovative cream-to-gel formula for oily and blemish-prone skin. Featuring Beautycounter's signature SkinBalance Complex of wintergreen and rosebay willow, this oil-free, non-greasy hydrator improves skin’s texture without ingredients that can clog pores.
WHY IS IT SAFER? Formulated without the use of cyclic silicones or colorants.
Step 5: Countercontrol SOS Acne Spot Treatment Created for skin in distress, this invisible, lightweight gel penetrates pores to reduce blemishes. Featuring Beautycounter's SkinBalance Complex and maximum-strength salicylic acid, the treatment addresses breakouts without over-drying skin for a clearer, healthier-looking complexion.
WHY IS IT SAFER? Formulated without the use of harsh irritants and sensitizers like benzoyl peroxide and sulfur, which can cause irritation.
The best thing about the counter control regimen; it's packaged in 100% recyclable containers.
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