My Skincare & Makeup Routine

Whether you wear a lot of makeup or are pretty basic (like me), we all use personal care products. And when I talk about products, I don’t mean just makeup, I mean EVERYTHING – toothpaste, hand soap, makeup, deodorant, hairspray, diaper rash cream, shave cream, etc. Even if you don’t wear makeup, you probably use some of the products I just listed.

When I switched over to Beautycounter products, I was looking for a good moisturizer, and Beautycounter’s was the best I’d ever used. That moisturizer and our Charcoal Cleansing Bar dramatically improved my skin. Over time, I switched over all my products to safer products, and my skin (and body) have never felt or looked better! Here are the products I use every day!

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My AM Skincare Routine:

  1. Cleansing Balm (multiple uses, but I use as my cleanser in the winter. It’s so moisturizing!)

  2. Charcoal Cleansing Bar (I only use in the Summer as my AM cleanser and it has done wonders in improving the texture of skin and reducing breakouts. Great for men too!)

  3. Nourishing Cream Exfoliator (2-3 days a week to slough off dead skin)

  4. Nourishing Day Cream (it’s so lightweight, yet leaves my skin hydrated)

  5. Nourishing Eye Cream (perfect for waking up tired eyes)

My PM Skincare Routine:

  1. Cleansing Balm (as cleanser)

  2. No. 3 Balancing Oil (when my skin feels extra dry, I add a few drops to it my moisturizer)

  3. Nourishing Night Cream (gentle enough for my sensitive skin)


  1. Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer (my favorite! Just enough coverage, and it has SPF. I use #2)

  2. Lip Gloss (my favorite colors are Dahlia and Fig)

  3. Lengthening Mascara (easy to apply, stays put, and comes off easily)

  4. Eyebrow Pencil (this and mascara complete a look. I use Light)

  5. Cream Blush (I wear hibiscus and love to use it on my lips as well!)

  6. Tint Skin Foundation (when I want more coverage)

Body Care:

  1. Daily Shampoo & Conditioner (my hair feels nourished and clean)

  2. Baby Protective Balm (my hands get super dry from constant washing, so this is a lifesaver)

  3. Body Oil (I mix a little with the body lotion right after taking a shower)

  4. Body Lotion (great lightweight lotion)

  5. Daily Body Wash (the citrus mimosa scent is lovely)

I truly care what I put on my skin, because I know that what I put on it impacts my longterm health, just like exercise and balanced eating. Thankfully, I do not have to sacrifice quality for my health! The products listed above are some of the best I have ever used, and they aren’t terribly expensive. Pretty much everything I use now is Beautycounter – I love the quality of everything and that I can get it in one place (no more scouring the shelves of Target trying to find the best, and safest products). All the products I use are safer, including nail polish, dry shampoo, or deodorant and thankfully there are safer alternatives for those as well. To see my favorites, click here.

I love sharing my favorites with my readers, and I would love to help you make the switch to safer products! If you want to try out some products or need recommendations, send me a message or comment below. Again, don’t forget to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get the best info and deals.

~ Katherine