Glowing skin is like the skin-care holy grail: mysterious, highly sought after, and difficult to attain. The beauty industry is obsessed with a naturally radiant complexion, and while many products make big promises, very few can deliver lasting, luminous results. But at Beautycounter, we’ve got hydrated, glowing skin down to a science. If you’re over dull skin (and who isn’t?), read on: it’s time to meet your clean skin-care match.
What Causes Dull Skin?
In order to achieve radiant skin, we need to understand what causes dullness in the first place. Here are some of the most common complexion culprits—and their clean solutions, courtesy of our glow-boosting, ultra-moisturizing Countermatch Collection.
Lack of Sleep
Anyone who’s looked in the mirror after a lackluster night of rest already knows this one. Missing out on your beauty sleep can leave skin looking dull and tired.
The Clean Solution: A deeply hydrating night cream will maximize sleep’s skin-care benefits. After just two weeks of using our hyaluronic acid-infused Countermatch Recovery Sleeping Cream, 97% of users said they woke up with softer, smoother, more vibrant-looking skin*.
*Based on a 31-subject consumer perception study after two weeks of use.
A quick myth-busting: Science hasn’t proven there’s a direct link between your complexion and daily H2O intake (though there are plenty of other benefits). Healthy, hydrated skin starts with powerful skin care.
The Clean Solution: Our best-selling Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion provides up to 24 hours of hydration* with the help of squalane, which visibly restores elasticity, and plum oil, which is rich in omegas 6 & 9 and vitamin E.
*Based on a 30-subject clinical hydration study over 24 hours.
It’s a fact: Exposure to increasing air pollution and free radicals can cause premature aging and inflammation. And don’t even get us started on the damaging effects of UVA and UVB rays.
The Clean Solution: Since skin-care bodyguards aren’t a thing, clean ingredients are the next best thing. Our Countermatch Intense Moisture Serum is formulated with vitamins C and E to provide antioxidant protection against environmental stress (and help fight free radicals). And never forget the SPF.
Dead Skin Cells
Sorry for the visual, but dead cells sitting on the surface of skin can make otherwise healthy skin look dull and tired. Sloughing off that unnecessary layer can reveal instant radiance.
The Clean Solution: Forget the drying witch hazel toner you used in high school. Our Countermatch Hydra-Gel Radiance Toner combats dull skin with phytic acid, a gentle, rice-derived exfoliator that boosts radiance and helps skin breathe for a natural-looking glow. After two weeks of use, 97% agreed skin looked more radiant and felt more hydrated*.
*Based on a 32-subject consumer perception study after two weeks of use.
Meet our dynamic skin-saving duo: Countermatch and Counter+. These brightening skin-care boosters are basically good skin in a bottle. Get radiant, targeted results with our glow-getting All Bright C Serum, exfoliating Overnight Resurfacing Peel, and hydrating No. 1 Brightening Facial Oil. We’re so excited for you to discover your healthiest, glowiest, most hydrated skin ever.
The Glowing Skin Routine
We knew we wanted to make radiant skin a no-brainer. That’s why we developed the Countermatch Regimen: four easy steps—glowy, youthful results. Formulated with powerful hydrating, exfoliating, and barrier-repairing ingredients, Countermatch is the ultimate fix for a dull complexion. The results speak for themselves.
After four weeks*:
97% reported skin looked radiant
100% stated skin tone looked more even
100% said products provided instant and long-lasting hydration
*Based on a 33-subject consumer perception study using Countermatch Refresh Foaming Cleanser, Hydra-Gel Radiance Toner, Intense Moisture Serum, Adaptive Moisture Lotion, and Recovery Sleeping Cream for four weeks.