Makeup and Beauty

Beauty Mint: An update.

I thought I’d do a follow-up post on the skincare I’ve been using: Beauty Mint.

A little rundown, for those of you that don’t know what Beauty Mint is or didn’t read my last post about it: Beauty Mint is a subscription brand of skincare where you take a little quiz about your skin (age, problem areas, lifestyle, etc.) and are given a personalized set of four or five products to use. They come once a month, unless you choose to skip a month (as I have done, since I had enough product to last me for longer), and are either $40 or $50 monthly, depending on which program you choose.

To me, $50 a month sounded a little pricey, but the results are absolutely worth the money. And you all know me and my tendencies to not want to spend lots of money.

I have been using my Beauty Mint skincare set for three months now, and the love I had for it in the first month has only grown. Now, I didn’t have terrible skin to start out with, but it was flawed enough that I was not comfortable walking around in public without foundation. As a reminder, here are month one and month two pictures:

This was the very first day I used Beauty Mint, just after washing. Not horrible, but I definitely had blemishes, especially on and around my cheeks. That’s always been my biggest skin-insecurity, my cheeks. And the lighting in this picture wasn’t great, so it was actually a little worse in real life.

This one was taken about three weeks later. And by then, I was pretty darn happy with the results.

I was trying to find a picture of what my skin used to be like on a daily basis– which was much worse than the first picture– but as I used to have terrible skin, I didn’t take many pictures of myself makeup-less. The best I could find was this, from last July:

You guys, that’s in full makeup. My cheeks were rarely without breakouts like that one (and looked a lot worse sans the makeup). I tried a  heck of a lot of products, including Aveeno, Mary Kay, Burt’s Bees, and Lush, and nothing really worked. Aveeno came close– it got me to the first month of Beauty Mint picture, which isn’t bad– but while it sort of subdued my breakouts, it didn’t get rid of the other problem I’ve always had: really dry and flaky skin.

I was always a bit confused by my skin, because I had bad breakouts but I knew I wasn’t oily, due to the rough flakiness that didn’t go away even after zealous scrubbing with various exfoliants and washrags.  I used to wash my face vigorously, scrub it to death, over-moisturize, and apply foundation with very, very touchy fingers because if I rubbed it on my skin would start to peel away and get that weird crumbly flaky look.

But after three months (with results actually starting after about a week) of using Beauty Mint, my skin is happy, moisturized, smooth, and I no longer have to worry about how I apply my foundation because I can rub it on as recklessly as I want, and I get no flakes.

More than that, Beauty Mint is sort of a miracle worker. About two weeks ago, I hadn’t been washing my makeup off regularly, I’d been eating particularly terribly (Chinese food. Always gives breakouts) and had a breakout on my forehead that was as bad as my cheek in the above picture. But after a week of washing my face, the zits were completely gone.

That never happened. Not even with regular washing did my old breakouts go away in a week… if ever. It used to be that “good” skin to me was simply a more subdued breakout, maybe just splotches instead of bumps, but I’ve never had the clear skin I have now.

All in all… I love Beauty Mint. It’s worth the $50 (or $40– there are either four or five items, your choice) a month for skin as good as this.

The above picture is me about 15 minutes after I’d woken up, completely makeup-less, and unedited.  And incredibly pleased with my skin. The red marks that I thought I’d always have on my cheeks from old blemishes are almost completely gone. I’ve noticed my skin is much, much smoother, clearer, and almost translucent… and all of that redness that I thought was just my skin– redness I figured I’d just have to live with forever– is gone!

Bottom line, I love Beauty Mint and I will probably use it for life.

The End.

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  • Demy

    WOW! The progress is mind-blowing. All the blemishes are gone, I can’t believe it! I mean, your skin was pretty good before you started using these products, but now it is even better. It is flawless. These products do miracles! I’m thankful I don’t have any pimples or blemishes, but if I ever get any, I’ll buy these products immediately! I think that they’re totally worth the 50$!

    • Mara

      You do have really nice skin, I always noticed that when you were on Chictopia! Lucky you! But yes, I’m so glad I decided to try Beauty Mint, because… I’ve always wanted skin like this, and they helped me get it!

  • Jennifer Singleton

    Amazing!!  I didn’t think you had bad skin at all, but you chose to show us all (which is amazing in and of itself, most people would not do that).  I have horrid breakouts on my forehead and cheeks as well and you have completely sold me on this product!!  

    If they are not a sponsor, they should be.  You will be sending them MANY more customers.  🙂

    • Mara

      Oh, I hope Beauty Mint works as well for you as it did and does for me! I am really happy with the products, and that it’s so easy– there’s no searching and pondering what would be the best, it’s just… answer questions, and they provide you with a personalized skincare set. So nice!

  • Tousled Elegance

    I had similar skin issues and similar results with Beauty Mint. My cheeks had a lot of pink areas- not really break outs, not quite rosacea and they alternated between too dry and too moisturized.

    I also did not want to spend more than $10-$15 on skincare (because that’s not a “fun” thing to buy with what little money I have left after necessities) or subscribe to something and risk accidentally messing up on balancing my budget. With the discount from Keiko Lynn, I figured I’d try it once and cancel.

    Instead, I have kept using it because it was actually doing something noticeably positive! I am on my 6th month of regular use. Thank goodness for the option to skip shipments though, because one kit typically lasts me 2-3 months.
    I only wash once a day using the Olay pro-x cleansing face brush – at night if I’ve worn makeup that day or in morning if I did not wear any makeup.
    I still can’t believe how different my face looks and feels – lighter, more even toned, softer, smoother. I hardly ever wear foundation now and that definitely helps my skin too. Beauty Mint totally works for me.