Treat Your Rosacea and Win a Trip To The Emmy’s!!


Photo credit: Ray Bilcliff

Photo credit: Ray Bilcliff

Disclosure: I’m participating in the Break Up with Your Makeup Blogger Contest Sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.P.

Rosacea is a treatable, chronic inflammatory skin condition and one of the most common symptoms is persistent facial redness and sometimes acne-like bumps . It’s estimated that 16MM Americans are affected by the condition. As I’ve aged, I have developed a mild case of rosacea mostly on my cheeks and chin. It’s tempting to cover it up with layers of makeup but I want my skin to breathe and detest the look of makeup that looks like it was applied with a trowel for cement. Cetaphil products have helped keep my mild rosacea under control.

Rosacea CAN be successfully treated. Mivaso® (brimonidine) is an FDA-approved topical gel, and one of the first prescription treatment product developed specifically to treat the persistent redness associated with Rosacea.  It calms redness for up to 12 hours. With treatment, you can get away from caking on the makeup and back to a fresh natural face. Sounds perfect, right?

Wait….there’s more! Mivaso is offering a Cetaphil gift basket to one lucky Prime Beauty reader! Just leave me a comment and tell me if you have experienced rosacea and what you do to treat and/or prevent it. Good luck!

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But wait…that’s not all… Mirvaso is hosting a sweepstakes to raise awareness and to encourage people to “Break Up with Your Makeup.” Not only will you look red-carpet worthy, but YOU have a chance to join the party. SEE BELOW TO ENTER TO WIN A TRIP TO THE EMMYS! Good luck!

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.

*Each gram of gel contains 5 mg of brimonidine tartrate, equivalent to 3.3 mg of brimonidine free base.

  • Allison@neversaydiebeauty

    What a wonderful giveaway and promotion for Mirvaso! And great that they are getting the word out about the medication. There are so many people who appeal to have untreated rosacea who could benefit from this Rx.

  • Jamie @ Makeuplifelove

    What a awesome giveaway and a great way to raise awareness of Rosacea. I have a few friends who totally suffer from this and this brand and product seem to be something I am totally passing on to them. great post. Love the giveaway!!!

    • cindy

      I had a co-worker who suffered terribly, glad to know there is help!

  • Pink Sith

    I do not suffer from Rosaea but it’s good to know that there is an Rx out there that can help! Thanks for the giveaway!

    • cindy

      Wanna Come to the Emmy’s with me?

  • Leelo R

    Great giveaway! I don´t suffer from rosacea, but it is great to know that there are products that help :)

    • cindy

      I never did until I got older.

  • Cosmetics Aficionado

    Great giveaway! I don’t suffer from rosacea, but glad there is help for those who do.

    • cindy

      I agree!

  • Carleen

    Great giveaway!

    • cindy

      I know, right?

  • Nidia – Lit From Within

    I don’t have rosacea, but I’m sure products like these are awesome for those who do.

  • Aleya Bamdad

    I have a touch of rosacea and it’s a hassle. I’ll have to check this out.

    • cindy

      Definitely check out Cetaphil too!

  • Laura My Newest Addiction

    what a fabulous release sweepstakes!

  • Destany

    What a lovely giveaway!

  • Ange

    I love what this product has the power to do!

  • Kath TheFabZilla

    Great giveaway! I like Cetaphil although your post is about Mirvaso

  • Miranda

    Great contest!

  • Cathy

    I have Rosacea and have just been dealing with it. Thanks to your post, I will be trying Cetaphil
    products to keep it under control. Thank You!

    • cindy

      Great, I have a mild case too.

  • Anastasia

    Thank you for this fun giveaway!

  • Lisa Heath

    Awesome giveaway and promotion about Rosacea!

  • Betzy Carmona

    This is a great giveaway

  • Sheila (Painted Ladies)

    Sounds like a great product!

  • Linda

    I have fairly mild rosacea on my face and also on my eyelids where the lashes grow. It is very painful red and rampant. There is not much that I can use on my eyes to calm it down that is approved the eyes. The rosacea causes inflammation growths called granulomas that I have to have surgically removed. Since my eye doctor suggested that I do eye washes with Cetaphil it has calmed down. I’ m so grateful for Cetaphil. that it helps

    • cindy

      Good luck hope you win!

  • Kim

    Awesome giveaway for Rosacea sufferers

  • Eugenia

    I was telling someone else, Rosaea is like the one skin problem I don’t have!

    • cindy

      HAHA lucky you!

  • Mai

    This product sounds great for someone with rosecea!

  • Noelle

    Awesome giveaway! I’m a huge fan of Cetaphil!

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    Such a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!

  • cristina

    I am not suffering from rosacea but great tip anyway. Thank you and will join the giveaway.

  • Polarbelle

    I take a medication that is bringing out a little bit of the rosacea that runs heavily in my family. So far, I am getting good results with Reviva Labs Spider Vein and Rosacea Creme

    • cindy

      That’s great to hear Polarbelle!

  • Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    What a great competition.

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  • Mamavalveeta03

    I was diagnosed at age 40 and I’ve taken precautions ever since, with the sun, certain foods, exercise, and other “triggers” for rosacea flare-ups. But I’m not giving up my glass of wine!

    • cindy

      I had no idea there were so many triggers!

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  • Michelle Castagne

    I haven’t experienced rosacea. I have sensitive skin and Cetaphil is the best.

  • Deb K

    I don’t suffer from Rosaea but I’d just like to say this is an awesome giveawy!