Showing posts with label Skin Brightening System. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Skin Brightening System. Show all posts

Monday, March 14, 2011

LUMIXYL Brightening System 8 weeks to a brighter you Giveaway! 3 winners! Ends 3/21

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Lumixyl! We look forward to working with you again! The winners are Natashagt (twitter winner), Suzanna (facebook winner), susiebhomemaker (GFC winner). Remember: There are great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page!
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Ascending Butterfly's 8 weeks to a brighter you giveaway, brought to you by:

It's time to 'Spring Ahead' but is your skin ready? I am counting down to a 'big' birthday this year, and as I have always battled with acne, spotted skin has been a constant issue for me. And with the stress I have been under lately, my complexion was getting a little 'ruddy' in addition to always having been a bit un-even due to acne scarring.

In my teen years I had dermatologists recommend various products to even out my complexion. Most contained the ingredient 'hydroquinone' which was not very good for my skin. I also didn't like that hydroquinone increased my skin's sensitivity to the sun, so in addition to the fact that products for acne prone skin require special care to ensure sun protection, the addition of the hydroquinone meant I had to be doubly sure to wear a super strong sun block. The higher SPF protection the thicker they were, which would of course exacerbate my acne, and keep my skin trapped in this horrible 'skin care catch 22'.

It took YEARS to get off that skincare hamster wheel. I decided to buck much of the dermatologist recos at the time. I rid my skin care regimen of the products containing hydroquinone, and I also made sure to use water based foundations back then and none containing any oils. And while that did help my skin tremendously, I did miss the luminosity and even tone that skin brighteners provided.

When skin ages, much like hair, it begins to loose that natural shine, that gives it that 'radiant' appearance. But in my opinion retaining that even toned skin wasn't worth the catch 22 I found myself dealing with at the time.

The LUMIXYL Brightening System

The LUMIXYL Brightening System

I am happy to report that there are options out there to help avoid the skin care catch 22 I was on. I have been using a hydroquinone free skin brightening system that does not not increase skin’s sensitivity to the sun! The Lumixyl Topical Brightening System builds on four products including Active-Prep Cleanser, the Topical Brightening Creme, GlycoPeel 20 Rapid Exfoliating Lotion, and Moisture-Lock Sunscreen SPF 30. The products are ideal for all skin types!

About LUMIXYL Brightening System:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Non-irritating or allergenic <-Super important for acne prone or sensitive skin!
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Non-toxic <- I think this one speaks for itself!
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Safe for all skin types
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Safe for prolonged use
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Easily degraded by the skinEasily degraded by the skin
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Will not increase skin’s sensitivity to the sun <-This is very important!
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Stabilized so that it will not lose potency or turn brown after opening <-If you have ANY and I mean any creams that have turned brown under the cap, Toss them IMMEDIATELY!
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - A luxurious, moisture-rich texture <-Those with Acne know how 'drying' and irritating certain products can be! It's a pleasure not to experience any dryness or tingling!
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Whatever your skin tone, Lumixyl™ works to uniformly even pigment on the surface of the skin and will not cause discolouration or hypopigmentation <-Yes you need to be selective with skin brighteners, some can actually do the opposite of what you are looking for, some can actually CAUSE discoloration!
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Improves overall skin tone
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Treats Age spots, Sun Spots, Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, Uneven skin tone and Photodamage ie 'sun damage'

My Take:

Because of my initial bad experience years ago with skin brighteners, I was a bit reticent about trying out this system. And I wanted to use it completely before posting.

It lives up to it's promises, my skin is certainly brighter and more luminous and considering how stressful things have been lately, that's no small feat. While no one who doesn't know me for me many years has ever guessed my actual age, having this in my skin arsenal makes my upcoming birthday number a lot less scary!

I didn't experience any turning, no brown liquid! YAY! That was one of the other major turn offs about the brighteners I tried in the past. The first time it happened with the product recommended by my dermatologist it totally turned me off!

I love that this doesn't require me to use a heavier sunscreen than I would normally use, it doesn't conflict with anything else I use to keep my acne at bay and I love having clearer more luminous skin without having to put on a 'face'. Even when I was young I refused to just 'cover' up my acne with makeup and I just don't have time for daily foundation. If I can have luminous and more radiant skin without adding more time to my routine that is a major plus for me!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at Lumixyl have a very special surprise for 3 lucky winners! 3 winners will receive the LUMIXYL Brightening System! We will select 1 google follower, 1 Facebook Fan, and 1 Twitter Follower to win a System of their own!

Don't you just ♥ LUMIXYL? I know I do!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - How to Win: (1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and (2)MANDATORY entry- Visit Lumixyl to learn more about the product, and then share your biggest facial skin care concern here! (3) You must also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com). (If your email is clearly visible in your profile, you can just say so, that's OK!) Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning (or in this case, the A,B,C’s of winning!) This giveaway is open to USA residents who are 18 years of age or older. No PO Boxes.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! All comments are moderated, they may not appear on the site right away (comments like "I want this" or "I want to win" will not be entered). You have from Monday, March 14, 2011 until Monday, March 21, 2011 at 03:00 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. You will have 48 hours to confirm if we do not hear from you we will be forced to move on to an alternate. (We only notify winners DIRECTLY via email, so if your profile or your comment does not have an email your entry will not be processed)


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - NEW! - one click, no registration required, super easy, DAILY vote, I am a finalist in Mom Central's Grow Your Personal Brand Grants Program and would really appreciate your vote! Read more about ‘Project Chrysalis’ and vote here

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment. (If your blog post contains more than just a pic and link you'll get 5 extra credit entries!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - In the spirit of DayLight Savings Time Fun share with us what you are doing with your extra hour of sunlight!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Grab our Button and put it on your Blog. Leave the URL where we can see it in a comment (if you already have our button, just let us know, you will still get extra credit!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter (this is ascendingbutterfly’s editor) and give me your twitter ID in a comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Tweet this:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ #ascendingbutterfly @LUMIXYL Brightening System 8 wks to a brighter you #Giveaway! 3 winners! Ends 3/21

(Leave a comment with the tweet’s url so you can get a valid entry (click on the time your tweet was sent to get the direct URL and then copy and paste it here). You can Tweet TWICE per DAY. If you Tweet more than that, that entry will be disqualified.)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @lumixyl on Twitter

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Digg about this giveaway and leave your digg username in your comment

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Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Networked Blogs HERE

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Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Have you entered another active giveaway on Ascending Butterfly? Let me know which one and you’ll get more extra credit!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Have you commented on a non-giveaway entry? Let me know which one here and you’ll get more extra credit!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Press the button below and join, you get an extra entry for this giveaway and a shot at more great prizes, lets win together! (one time extra credit, will be verified before entry can be accepted)

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FTC Disclosure Info for this Giveaway: This is not a paid insertion. This is a non-compensated post and all opinions regarding the products and the sponsor are my own experiences. I was provided product to facilitate the review and giveaway. The sponsors are fulfilling directly to prize winner(s), this in no way influenced my opinion of the products. Once a winner is selected and their information has been forwarded to the sponsor, the responsibility of prize fulfillment rests with the sponsor.