Beautycounter, the brand standing up for everyone and asking for safer, better beauty products, now has a regimen for oily skin and acne. Beautycounter Countercontrol was released August 23, 2018. This article details what it is, who it’s for, how to use it, and how to buy.
What is Countercontrol?
Countercontrol is a powerful regimen for oily and blemish-prone skin without the irritation that can result from traditional treatments. Beautycounter doesn’t use potentially harmful ingredients like harsh surfactants, benzoyl peroxide, and sulfur, items on their Never List. Instead, Countercontrol contains natural salicylic acid from wintergreen and rosebay willow to exfoliate, restore balance, and decrease oil production.
Countercontrol controls oil, clears breakouts, purifies pores, helps prevent future breakouts, and balances skin. There are five items in the system:
- Clear Pore Cleanser
- Instant Matte Toner
- All Over Acne Treatment
- SOS Acne Spot Treatment
- Matte Effect Gel Treatment
Who is Countercontrol for?
Countercontrol is formulated for people of all ages. While oily skin and acne are traditionally associated with teenagers, according to Beautycounter, 50% of the population ages 20-40 have oily skin or acne. As women age, adult-onset acne can be triggered by lots of different factors – it’s happened to me as a side effect of my Rosacea.
Beautycounter touts the results of a four-week independent consumer study that stated*:
- 95% of participants said skin looks clearer
- 100% stated skin felt healthier
- 100% said skin clarity was improved
- 95% said skin looked less red
*Based on independent 24-subject consumer panel study
after four weeks with twice daily usage of Clear Pore
Cleanser, All Over Acne Treatment, SOS Acne Spot
Treatment, Matte Effect Gel Cream.
How do I use Countercontrol?
Consistent, twice daily use of the regimen leads to best results. All five products work together to clear existing breakouts and control oil and prevent future breakouts. Beautycounter estimates four weeks for noticeable results
First, cleanse wet skin with a dime-sized amount of the Clear Pore Cleanser. Then prep the clean skin with the Instant Matte Toner using a cotton pad to apply. Treat with a thin layer of All Over Acne Treatment, and then the SOS Acne Spot Treatment. Lastly, protect the skin with the Matte Effect Gel Cream by massaging a good amount onto the face, neck
How do I buy Countercontrol?
Beautycounter sells their safer beauty products through Independent Consultants, including me! You can browse the collection on my Beautycounter website here. The entire collection of five products is $137.