The Countercontrol for oily skin and acne line from Beautycounter launches today! I was able to purchase the entire Countercontrol line awhile back, so I’ve had it, used it, and am so excited to share it with you today.
The Countercontrol line is intended to:
- Control oil
- Clear breakouts
- Purify pores
- Balance skin
Did you know…
- Approximately 70% of people between the ages of 15 – 29 experience oily skin or moderate acne.
- It is important to remember that while teens and young adults often have oily skin and acne, it can affect people of all ages and ethnicities.
- Approximately 50% of the population between the ages of 20 – 40 have oily skin or acne.
- Additionally, as women age, adult onset acne can occur often due to a combination of factors including menopause, medication, hormone imbalance, genetics and stress.
According to Michael McGeever, Chief Product and Merchandising Officer for Beautycounter,
In an independent consumer study, 95% of people said their skin looked clearer after using the regimen twice a day for four weeks.
If this line was around at the start (or peak) of my Perioral Dermatitis, it’s what I would have used….hands down.
Beautycounter Countercontrol for Oily Skin and Acne Line
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Here are the 5 pieces that part of the Countercontrol line (in order by which you’d use them):
- Clear Pore Cleanser (cleanse). This daily exfoliating cleanser effectively removes oil, makeup, and other impurities without harsh surfactants that can strip skin of moisture. The formula contains jojoba beads to gently slough away dead skin cells, our signature SkinBalance Complex
to purify pores, and aloe vera to soothe. Infused with an energizing citrus scent, it leaves your complexion feeling refreshed and balanced, not dry or irritated. The product:
- Effectively removes oil, makeup and impurities.
- Gently exfoliates.
- Leaves skin in balance.
- Instant Matte Toner (prep). This mattifying toner removes residual impurities, eliminates excess oil, and minimizes the appearance of pores. Our SkinBalance Complex with wintergreen and rosebay willow purifes while preserving ideal moisture levels for refreshed, comfortable skin. The product:
- Mattifies skin and eliminates excess oil.
- Removes residual impurities.
- Minimizes the appearance of pores.
- Is alcohol free.
- All Over Acne Treatment (treat). This daily, all-over treatment helps clear existing blemishes and addresses the main causes of acne to prevent future breakouts from forming. Our powerful SkinBalance Complex with naturally-sourced salicylic acid from wintergreen reduces blemishes while preserving healthy skin. The product:
- Helps to clear existing blemishes.
- Addresses the main causes of acne to prevent future breakouts.
- Keeps skin in balance.
- SOS Acne Spot Treatment (treat). This fast-acting formula with maximum strength salicylic acid penetrates pores to reduce blemishes and clear skin. Powered by our SkinBalance Complex, this invisible gel treats breakouts without over-drying for a clearer, healthy complexion. The product:
- Is an invisible gel formula.
- Treats breakouts without over-drying.
- Is a great rescue treatment for all when an unexpected blemish pops up
- Matte Effect Gel Cream (protect). With an innovative cream-to-gel formula, this non-greasy hydrator maintains healthy moisture levels while controlling oil for up to eight hours. Our signature SkinBalance Complex of wintergreen and rosebay willow improves skin’s texture without silicones and other ingredients that can clog pores. The product:
- Is oil free.
- Controls oil for up to eight hours.
- Hydrates and balances skin.
Countercontrol for Oily Skin and Acne Prices
This line has competitive pricing for all other similar skincare lines produced by companies who use harsh chemicals, and that is one thing I truly love about this line.
- Clear Pore Cleanser: US $26 and CAD $34 for 5 fl oz. Grab yours HERE.
- Instant Matte Toner: US $28 and CAD $36 for 5 fl oz. Grab yours HERE.
- All Over Acne Treatment: US $38 and CAD $49 for 1 fl oz. Grab yours HERE.
- SOS Acne Spot Treatment: US $22 and CAD $29 for .5 fl oz. Grab yours HERE.
- Matte Effect Gel Cream: US: $38 and CAD $49 for 1.7 fl oz. Grab yours HERE.
If you purchase the entire line, you’ll save 10%. Grab yours HERE.
The Countercontrol Line is Perfect For
- Teenagers. Back in the day, we all used the Clinique system. Think of it sort of like that, only with a massive upgrade and no harsh chemicals (no surfactants, benzoyl peroxide, and sulfur commonly found in conventional acne products). Teens and young adults often have oily skin and acne, so this line could be perfect for them. However….
- Ages 20-40. ~50% of the population ages 20-40 have oily skin or acne, so many of you will fall into this category as well or maybe (probably – as I raise my hand, too) you’ll especially find yourself here….
- Women (in general). As women age, adult-onset acne can occur often due to a combination of factors including menopause, medication, hormone imbalance, genetics, and stress. (This is where 90% of you likely fall. Ahem – me, too.) You can learn more about skin and acne via my ‘Top 6 Skin and Hormone Books.’
What if I have oily skin and not blemishes? What should I use?
Follow the regimen in this order:
1. Clear Pore Cleanser (cleanse)
2. Instant Matte Toner (prep)
3. All Over Acne Treatment (treat)
4. Matte Effect Gel Cream (protect)
What if my main concern isn’t acne or oil control, but I still suffer from occasional breakout?
Simply use the SOS Acne Spot Treatment as a rescue treatment for the surprise breakout. This invisible, fast-acting formula can be added to any regimen after the treat step before applying a moisturizer.
What is the difference between the All Over Acne Treatment and the SOS Acne Spot Treatment?
The All Over Acne Treatment should be used on the entire face to help clear skin while also addressing the main causes of acne to prevent future breakouts from forming. The SOS Acne Spot Treatment is a targeted treatment to help clear active blemishes and should only be spot-applied on breakouts. The combination of the two will help clear skin and keep it clear.
I can only buy two products from the collection. Which would you choose?
Based on independent consumer panels:
- Matte Effect Gel Cream (Oil-Free): A great product for women and men alike, this innovative cream-to- gel formula maintains healthy moisture levels and has been clinically proven to control oil for up to eight hours! It’s also a great primer for oily skin before makeup application to keep skin hydrated without the oily residue. In an independent consumer study, 96% of individuals agreed that skin was less oily and 93% agreed skin looked balanced.
- SOS Acne Spot Treatment: Everyone needs a rescue from the surprise blemish with a fast-acting formula. This Treatment is the answer, with proven results after just three days. This product is bound to be a staple for customers of all ages.
How quickly does the SOS Acne Spot Treatment work?
In an independent clinical study of twice daily use, blemish size, redness, and irritation was significantly reduced in just three days*.
*Results obtained from an independent consumer panel study of 30 people.
Will Countercontrol Treat Blackheads?
Yes, Countercontrol works to treat blackheads. Salicylic acid exfoliates and promotes cell turnover which helps reduce blackheads.
Is the Countercontrol Collection effective for Cystic Acne?
Countercontrol is designed to treat oily skin and moderate acne. Cystic acne is a severe form of acne that requires a medical treatment. People with cystic acne should consult a dermatologist or physician.
p.s. I’ll add here that, in my opinion and experience, Cystic Acne always goes back to the gut. Read: Could Your Acne be Caused By Gut Problems.
How does the Countercontrol Collection compare to the other collections?
This image says it all.
And there you have it….the line I have been waiting not-so-patiently to come out so I could share with you.
Questions? Leave them in the comments below, contact me HERE, or email me at sarah at sarahkayhoffman.com. I am happy to help you with any questions and/or in choosing the line(s) and products that are best for you.
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