How to Give Your Skin a Balancing Boost

You might think oily or combination skin is the trickiest type to work with, but it doesn’t have to be! With the right products and a solid regimen, it can be just as easy to manage and balance as other skin types. Some extra attention goes a long way to prevent and protect, so you can walk away looking more radiant.

Wondering what this simple regimen should look like? Hint: activated charcoal just became your new best friend. Read on for the complete product breakdown including The Beautycounter+ Balancing Collection to enhance your daily skin care regimen. Formulated with safer ingredients, this line includes a targeted mask, mist, and oil to take your results to the next level.

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Excess oil can be caused by many things: stress, genetics, medications, hormone imbalance, and overusing harsh skin care products to name a few. The goals of an ideal regimen are to minimize shine, clear up congestion, and even skin tone, all without stripping away moisture. Remember these simple steps the next time you begin your routine:


Start off by lathering the Charcoal Cleansing Bar in your hands, then massage onto your face to detoxify and absorb impurities, while keeping in moisture. It’s made with antioxidant-rich, organic green tea and witch hazel to deeply clean and balance skin.


After cleansing at night, use Rejuvenating Toner Pads to remove makeup you may have missed, prep skin for maximum absorption during the “Protect” step, and minimize the appearance of pores. A liquid toner also works if you already have that at home.


It’s never too early to protect against the first signs of aging and maintain hydration in the skin (hydrated means healthy). Go for a formula that’s lightweight and absorbs easily so it won’t clog pores. Rejuvenating Day Cream has a combination of omega-rich natural oils and vitamin-rich fruit extracts to moisturize skin and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Now that you’ve learned this quick regimen, it’s simple to give it a little treatment boost. The Beautycounter+ Balancing Collection, infused with activated charcoal and ylang ylang, gently refines uneven, overly shiny skin. Kaolin clay absorbs excess oil and refines skin texture for a smooth, polished appearance.

No. 3 Balancing Facial Mask

This nutrient-rich mask has activated charcoal to help purify and balance, while salicylic acid stimulates exfoliation. For centuries, kaolin clay has been trusted in beauty rituals around the world to help brighten, tighten, and absorb oils before they sit on the skin or clog pores. It can be used 2 to 3 times a week as a mask and also as a spot treatment for flare-ups.

No. 3 Balancing Facial Mist

Active-infused and alcohol-free, this multi-tasking mist instantly preps skin, sets makeup, and provides refreshing hydration during the day and before bed. Charcoal powder, kaolin clay, and wild rose extract help purify and reduce redness.

No. 3 Balancing Facial Oil

Facial Oil might sound like the last thing you would want on oily skin, because oil means breakouts, right? Actually it’s quite the opposite. People often use harsh products to combat congested skin, but the problem with these is that they strip away ALL the oils. In response, the skin overcompensates by producing even more oil, which can cause more breakouts and congestion. The solution? Pure plant oils can actually have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties without the grease. Balancing Oil has a unique blend of seven oils that is lightweight, silky, and easily absorbed to restore balance and soothe skin. Together, ylang ylang and wild chamomile create a delicate herbal-floral scent, while balancing and calming skin. At night layer 2 to 6 drops of oil (depending on how oily your skin is) as part of the ”Protect” step of your regimen.

By incorporating Beautycounter+ Balancing Collection into your skin regimen, these targeted treatments help give your skin the balancing boost it needs to appear even, smooth, and polished.