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Mirvaso: Break Up With Your Makeup

Mirvaso: Break Up With Your Makeup

I have a few complexion imperfections that at times make me want to pile on the makeup. Melasma from my hormones going berserk after I turned 50, and some hyperpigmentation from another issue of my 50s – chin hairs. I tweeze and pick and I knew full well that I shouldn’t. So, knowing how difficult it is to be seen with imperfect skin, I can certainly empathize with women who are suffering from the redness caused by Rosacea.

When I had my skin care practice I had several clients who were plagued with this irritating skin problem. It’s difficult to have all the confidence in the world when you walk out your front door when your skin is not it’s best. It’s one of the reasons I “preach” great skin care as opposed to piling on makeup to cover up flaws. Beauty standards have pretty much dictated that we are judged by how “perfect” we are.

Well, as a professional that believes we should love our skin, I also believe that we need to heal our skin, and wear makeup for a little embellishment, not to cover up. That’s why brands like Mirvaso by Galderma Laboratories, L.P. are of particular importance – they allow your skin to heal. Mirvaso is a topical gel approved by the FDA for redness in the skin caused by Rosacea.

Break Up With Your Makeup Infographic

If you have rosacea and want to break up with your makeup, I suggest checking out Mirvaso—they even have a sweepstakes that will send you to the 2014 Emmy Awards if you check them out. Don’t you agree that it’s better to heal than conceal?

BUWYMU Banner 300x600_v3About the Mirvaso Emmy Awards ticket giveaway:

It’s time to set your skin free! Let go of concealers and cover-ups that only mask your rosacea and learn how you can help stop redness before it starts. Then enter to win a star-studded walk down the red carpet at the 2014 Emmy Awards.

About Mirvaso and Rosacea:

  • What causes the redness of rosacea?
    • Rosacea is a common, inflammatory skin condition
      • It affects an estimated 16 million Americans
      • More women have rosacea than men
    • The most common symptom of rosacea is persistent facial redness
      • 24% of rosacea sufferers say that redness was their first symptom of rosacea
    • Dilated facial blood vessels increase blood flow to the skin and cause the face to look red
  • Your facial redness can be treated

Have you been covering up your facial redness instead of treating it? You are not alone.

  • Over 4 in 5 (82%) rosacea sufferers have used cosmetics to cover up redness
  • Mirvaso® (brimonidine) Topical Gel, 0.33%* is the first and only gel specifically developed and proven to reduce the persistent facial redness of rosacea
  • Covering up redness can be frustrating and costly

MIRVASO box_front_FINAL[2][1]Rosacea sufferers are more likely to be self-conscious and wear makeup more frequently

  • 65% of rosacea sufferers wear makeup to work compared to only 35% of Americans who don’t have rosacea
  • Just over half of Americans (53%) wear makeup, compared to over 77% of rosacea sufferers
  • 51% say they skip the dermatologist because they are worried about the cost of treatment, BUT…
  • On average, rosacea sufferers spend $36 on a single non-prescription product that promises to hide or cover-up facial redness
  • Mirvaso:
    • Has proven results that were reviewed by the FDA for safety and efficacy
    • Depending on your insurance, prescription copays may be as low as $25 and go up from there
  • See fast results with Mirvaso
    • Mirvaso is an easy-to-use daily gel
    • Results can be seen quickly
    • Lasts up to 12 hours
  • Important Safety Information
    • Indication: Mirvaso® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33% is an alpha adrenergic agonist indicated for the topical treatment of persistent (nontransient) facial erythema of rosacea in adults 18 years of age or older. Adverse Events: In clinical trials, the most common adverse reactions (≥1%) included erythema, flushing, skin burning sensation and contact dermatitis. Warnings/Precautions: Mirvaso Gel should be used with caution in patients with depression, cerebral or coronary insufficiency, Raynaud’s phenomenon, orthostatic hypotension, thromboangiitis obliterans, scleroderma, or Sjögren’s syndrome. Alpha-2 adrenergic agents can lower blood pressure. Mirvaso Gel should be used with caution in patients with severe or unstable or uncontrolled cardiovascular disease. Serious adverse reactions following accidental ingestion of Mirvaso Gel by children have been reported. Keep Mirvaso Gel out of reach of children. Not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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  • Angela Garza

    This is such a helpful post. I personally don’t suffer from these skin conditions, but it’s always nice to be educated about things like this.