Archive of ‘Acne’ category

Always Bet On Black: Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

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My skin has been in serious need of detox. My pores are perpetually clogged – it’s like my face is the IT hangout for blackheads. So when I saw the Boscia Black Luminizing Mask on QVC a few months ago (it’s no longer sold there), the demonstration was so compelling that I bought a bottle.

The mask – made with “premier-quality clay” – promises to draw out deeply lodged dirt and oil, exfoliate, shrink pores, firm skin and reduce inflammation. But does it actually deliver? You betcha! As Wesley Snipes said in Passenger 57, “Always bet on black.”

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Before I apply, I like to exfoliate my skin with my Clarisonic. The instructions don’t suggest you do that, but I find that exfoliating helps the mask ‘get all up in there,’ so to speak. Next, I apply an even layer (not too much, but not too little) to my clean, dry skin. It’s important to avoid your eyebrows, hairline and lips. Also avoid your eye area by applying below orbital bone. Then you let that baby dry for 15 to 20 minutes. I’ll admit that for the first couple of minutes, it makes my eyes tear up a tiny bit (my eyes are sensitive); but after that, I’m totally fine. Once the mask is completely dry, it takes on a rubberized quality – and you remove it by peeling off from the outer edges. (more…)

Don’t Forget to Enter the ABC Family Pump My Style Sweepstakes!

epiduo Dont Forget to Enter the ABC Family Pump My Style Sweepstakes!Makeup is great. But what’s even better is the confidence that comes with clear skin that doesn’t need a lot of cosmetic enhancement.

As someone who has struggled with acne for more than half of my life, I know firsthand how blemishes and blackheads can sabotage self-esteem. And while masking these imperfections with foundations and concealers provides a quick-fix, heavy face makeup can exacerbate skin issues, rendering you more dependent on these products.

Ready to break the cycle and break up with your breakouts? Tell your acne, “I’m just not that into you” by making an appointment with your doctor. Ask about how Epiduo® (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) Gel 0.1%/2.5% can help you, literally, save face.

Epiduo Gel is the #1 branded topical acne product. Its combination of two hardworking ingredients helps clear up the breakouts you have now and prevent future pimples from forming. It also comes in a convenient pump dispenser, which makes it super easy to integrate into your everyday routine.

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And did you know that, in addition to transforming faces, Epiduo also does closet makeovers?!? It’s true. Just in time for back-to-school, ABC Family and Galderma Laboratories, L.P., the makers of Epiduo® Gel, launched ABC Family’s Pump My Style Sweepstakes, running 8/20/12 through 9/3/12. You could win a fabulous shopping experience in Los Angeles with an ABC Family stylist, and a personal consultation with a doc who can create a skincare and acne regimen customized just for you! Getting your closet and skin school-ready has never been so easy – just enter the ABC Family’s Pump My Style Sweepstakes here, and you could be on your way to LA!

Important Safety Information

Indication: EPIDUO® Gel is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 12 years of age and older. Adverse Events: In controlled clinical studies, the most commonly reported adverse events (≥1%) in patients treated with EPIDUO® Gel were dry skin, contact dermatitis, application site burning, application site irritation and skin irritation. Warnings/Precautions: Patients taking EPIDUO® Gel should avoid exposure to sunlight and sunlamps and wear sunscreen when sun exposure cannot be avoided. Erythema, scaling, dryness, stinging/ burning, irritant and allergic contact dermatitis may occur with use of EPIDUO® Gel and may necessitate discontinuation. Please click here for full prescribing information.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1‐800‐FDA‐1088.

Disclaimer: I am an official “ABC Family Pump My Style” Ambassador and this post is sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.P., however, all opinions expressed herein are my own.

Enter the ABC Family Pump My Style Sweepstakes!

This school year, head back to the hallways with the best looking skin in the building. Whether you’re a freshman in high school, a college senior, a law school student or a nursery school teacher, it’s important to look fabulous on the first day.

And what better way to do that than through a new, straight-from-Hollywood wardrobe and being on your way to gorgeous, clearer skin? To help you get the look, ABC Family and Galderma Laboratories, L.P., the makers of Epiduo® (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) Gel 0.1%/2.5%, launched ABC Family’s Pump My Style Sweepstakes, running from 8/20/12 through 9/3/12.

ABC Family’s Pump My Style Sweepstakes wants to hook you up with a shopping experience in Los Angeles with a stylist, and a personal consultation with a top doc who can create a skincare and acne regimen customized just for you!

Getting your closet and skin back-to-school ready is as easy as entering the ABC Family’s Pump My Style Sweepstakes, and you could be on your way to LA!

Disclaimer: I am an official “ABC Family Pump My Style” Ambassador and this post is sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.P., however, all opinions expressed herein are my own.

Important Safety Information

Indication: EPIDUO® Gel is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 12 years of age and older. Adverse Events: In controlled clinical studies, the most commonly reported adverse events (≥1%) in patients treated with EPIDUO® Gel were dry skin, contact dermatitis, application site burning, application site irritation and skin irritation. Warnings/Precautions: Patients taking EPIDUO® Gel should avoid exposure to sunlight and sunlamps and wear sunscreen when sun exposure cannot be avoided. Erythema, scaling, dryness, stinging/ burning, irritant and allergic contact dermatitis may occur with use of EPIDUO® Gel and may necessitate discontinuation. Please click here for full prescribing information.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1‐800‐FDA‐1088.

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Blemishes Begone!

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Celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic is answering your burning beauty questions!!! Every Monday, he will answer a beauty/skin care question as part of a weekly column on Spoiled Pretty, Makeup Mondays with Mario.

Hi Mario,

I have a question about concealing blemishes. How exactly do you do it? I am so confused. What concealers are the best? Do you apply the concealer before or after foundation? And what do you apply it with? Every time I try to cover up a pimple, it winds up looking really obviously and kinda cakey. If anyone knows how to create a flawless face, it’s you – so please help, Mario. Thanks a lot!

Your biggest fan,
Keisha


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Hi Keisha,

Concealing blemishes shouldn’t be so stressful. Follow these steps and you’ll have flawless skin in no time!

First, apply foundation as you would normally, followed by a cream concealer applied directly on the blemish. Choose a concealer shade that’s a bit lighter. Blend the product with your finger or damp sponge – then, with a translucent loose powder, set the blemish only. Now you can go ahead and powder the rest of the face as you would normally.

When choosing a concealer, look for one that is not oily. I really love La Mer’s concealer for blemishes. Benefit and CoverGirl make great cream concealers too.

Try this technique and I’m sure you will be a pro in no time!

Thanks for visiting Makeup Mondays with Mario.

xo,
Mario

Got a question for Mario? Email your makeup and skin care queries to spoiledprettyquestions@gmail.com, and check back next Monday to read Mario’s expert advice!

Winners of the ZENO HOT SPOT Giveaway!

zeno+hot+spot+2 Winners of the ZENO HOT SPOT Giveaway!Congrats to Holly B and Tania Katherine, winners of the ZENO HOT SPOT Giveaway.

The ZENO HOT SPOT Blemish Clearing Device is the new secret weapon in the war against pimples. This hand-held device uses a single ingredient you can actually pronounce – heat – to destroy the bacteria that causes your pimples. The result: quick and painless pimple relief. Unlike other treatments, HOT SPOT can eliminate or significantly reduce 90% of blemishes within 24 hours.

Many thanks to ZENO for sponsoring this giveaway. And stay tuned for Spoiled Pretty’s next giveaway announcement, coming later today!

ZENO HOT SPOT Giveaway!

zeno+hot+spot+2 ZENO HOT SPOT Giveaway!

The makeup artists behind the scenes at Fashion Week can work wonders, but no model wants to be that girl showing up at call time with an unsightly blemish.

It is with this in mind that ZENO launched the ZENO BlemishBuster Hotline. This emergency “skin-tervention” service is available exclusively to models walking the runway at New York Fashion Week. All it takes is a simple text or email, and within six hours, a new ZENO HOT SPOT Blemish Clearing Device will be delivered to her door – charged up and ready to zit zap.

The ZENO HOT SPOT Blemish Clearing Device is the new secret weapon in the war against pimples. This hand-held device uses a single ingredient you can actually pronounce – heat – to destroy the bacteria that causes your pimples. The result: quick and painless pimple relief. Unlike other treatments, HOT SPOT can eliminate or significantly reduce 90% of blemishes within 24 hours.

Intrigued? Want a ZENO HOT SPOT of your own? Of course you do. Models are already blessed with tiny waists, un-cellulite-y thighs, and legs for days…so why should they be the only ones with photo ready and fabulous skin? Spoiled Pretty feels you, which is why I’m partnering with ZENO for a giveaway.

Two lucky readers will win the ZENO HOT SPOT (retail value $39.99), to keep their skin in the clear!

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To enter the giveaway, leave a message in the comments section; make sure to leave a way for me to get in touch, just in case you get lucky. Contest is open to U.S. residents only. The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Thursday, February 25, 2010. Good luck!

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