Wow, what a year it has been! This month marks my one year anniversary with Beautycounter. I am so thankful I said “YES!”. I took this job even though it was at first very overwhelming…I had major self doubt, and had no clue how to make it work. I DID know that when I signed up, in April 2018, that I would do my best & put my 100% into my new business. I love sharing easy and delicious recipes, so Beautycounter’s mission about safer skincare and makeup aligns with my belief that we should take care of our bodies…both inside out.
I Had Been Using Some Products for a While Before I Joined
Prior to saying “yes” to this opportunity I’d already been slowly incorporating a few products into my routine, starting with the Charcoal Cleansing Bar, No. 1 Brightening Facial Oil, and Charcoal Mask. The products smell clean (no artificial fragrances!) and I love how my skin feels after each use. Knowing that the ingredients used by Beautycounter are rigorously tested for safety made me realize that this company genuinely cares about its consumers. Using products that I love AND work AND are safe is very important to me, so when my good friend Diane (who was my consultant back then) offered me the opportunity to join as a consultant it felt right. I actually signed up that very day! I have had so much fun being a Beautycounter consultant…doing something girly, such as playing with makeup and skin products was something I looked forward to in between my day job and creating recipes at home. Not to mention the amazing people I have met along the way!
I Care About My Clients and Members
I’m not just here to sell skincare products.
I’m a Beautycounter consultant who EDUCATES you first and then HELPS you figure out what would work best for you, because I CARE!
I answer every single Instagram DM (direct message) and email that I receive. For those who have filled out my free Skincare Consultation Form, I take my time to review your skincare concerns so I can put together a list of product recommendations that would be the best fit while working within your budget.
When an existing client or member asks me for additional product recommendations, I ask for more information about what they are looking for, review their current skincare regimen, and go over their order history to see what products they already have. Only then can I recommend something that I think would be best for their skin.
My Band of Beauty members also get extra goodies as a little somethin’ somethin’ from me on their special day.
My Favorite Skincare Products
I’ve switched the majority of my personal skincare products to Beautycounter; here are the ones that I use daily and recommend:
No. 1 Brightening Oil
Never a day goes by without this oil mixed in with my morning moisturizer. The Vitamin C in the oil sinks into my skin, giving it a nice glow while evening out my skin tone and lightening up acne marks.
This multi-tasker works as a cleanser & moisturizer. Once a week I use it as an ingredient in my super easy sugar balm scrub facial exfoliator – I combine a pea sized amount of the Cleansing Balm and regular sugar, then gently rub it on my wet face. This will help with dryness and gently slough off excess skin that prevents moisturizers from sinking in.
Overnight Resurfacing Peel
Want to wake up with baby soft skin? Apply the Overnight Resurfacing Peel after exfoliating with the sugar balm scrub. For even better results, moisturize with the Rejuvenating Night Cream. More on that in a moment! Your skin will instantly feel super soft and smooth with just one use! You gotta try it to believe it.
Rejuvenating Night Cream
Night cream is a MUST for women of all ages. If you’re looking for that one anti-aging product, this is it. This night cream locks in moisture as you sleep for skin that looks and feels smoother, firmer, and more hydrated by morning.
Countercontrol Clear Pore Cleanser
This daily exfoliating cleanser is what I use in the morning and evening. It’s gently cleanses my face without leaving it dry.
Body Wash in Citrus Mimosa
Will and I both use this and love the invigorating, refreshing scent. Just a little bit (about 2 teaspoons on a shower puff) creates a ton of lather that is more than enough for the entire body. It washes off easily (no residue!) and leaves skin hydrated and soft.
Smooth and Control Shampoo and Conditioner
I have thick, wavy hair and this combo makes my hair less frizzier and smoother so it blow dries easily. It’s very moisturizing, without weighing my hair down or feeling greasy!
Citrus Mimosa Body Lotion
I usually have dry skin, so I moisturize immediately after I shower. This lotion has a refreshing, light scent that is not overpowering.
How Beautycounter Has Financially Helped Me
It’s true that a business isn’t really a business until you are making money from it. No two businesses are alike, and what consultants earn can vary from one another. For the sake of transparency, I am sharing what the money I’ve earned from Beautycounter this past year has helped me pay for:
- Got my investment back ($98 enrollment kit + $570 Skincare Best Sellers starter kit)
- Skincare products that my family and I use everyday
- Blog maintenance (running a website ain’t free!)
- 4 months worth of rent in Long Beach, CA
- Furniture for our home
- Hawaii trip with my mom and brother
- Concert tickets
- Paris honeymoon
- Increased the amount of money I was putting into my savings
Being able to buy things we need at home, go on trips and save more money wouldn’t have been possible if I was relying only on my day job and a few sponsored posts for the blog!
Side Hustle or Main Hustle?
If you’ve always wanted to start your own business or side hustle to earn additional income, have been thinking about joining but haven’t jumped on the opportunity yet, know that you CAN earn money with the right amount of hard work, consistency and passion. Having a good mentor that will coach and guide you is essential.
How You Can Get Involved
On average a person uses 10-12 products a day that contain chemicals. Being aware of what ingredients are in these products will help us pick and choose what is best for us and our loved ones. Beautycounter evaluates and discloses every ingredient for safety so you don’t have to worry about what you are putting on your body. Here are a few ways you can get involved in the safer skincare movement:
- Become a Client – Make safer choices and educate yourself by reviewing the “Never List” of ingredients. Know that each product you buy is both safe and high performing.
- Join as a Band of Beauty Member – Become a loyal customer and earn perks such as a free product upon enrollment, free shipping on orders $100+, and earn 10% product credit on every order to use on future purchases.
- Host a Social – Gather a group of friends that can be introduced to what Beautycounter is all about. Not only do you get products half-off, but you may also get free products as well.
- Become a Consultant – Do you love the products and want to share the social mission with others, all the while making some extra income? You get to decide how much time to put into your business, plus save 25% on products ALL the time.
Email me at [email protected] if you want to learn more.