Saturday, September 24, 2011

Free radicals? No thanks! Free skin care samples from SkinCeuticals? Yes please! Contest!

Free radicals? No thanks! Free skin care samples from SkinCeuticals? Yes please! Contest!:
I don't know about you, but I find the word antioxidant confusing, it gets thrown around so much that I'm never quite sure what its purpose is. From some reading I've now gathered that antioxidants can help to prevent and repair damage to your skin by slowing or preventing the effect of free radicals, which start oxidation - a process that causes damage from oxygen that can lead to cell dysfunction - much like a peeled apple turns brown. Antioxidants block the effects of free radicals which is why it's important to constantly replenish your supply of antioxidants.

A brand I adore, SkinCeuticals, makes a couple of amazing serums: both provide equally powerful photoprotection, help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, restore radiance, even out skin tone and reduce skin laxity - they just differ in addressing different photoaging concerns and skin types:

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic - 30mL - $150 - a revolutionary antioxidant combination that delivers advanced protection against photoaging - neutralizing free radicals, helping build collagen, and providing unmatched antioxidant protection. More protection means more youthful looking skin and better defense against environmental aging.

Contains 15% pure L-ascorbic acid, 1% alpha tocopherol and 0.5% ferulic acid
You'll want this one if you have dry, combination or normal skin - and are concerned with uneven skin tone, collagen degradation, loss of elastin, fine lines, wrinkles or are using it post-procedure.
SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF - 30mL - $160 - a broad-spectrum treatment, protects against not only free radicals, but the range of other reactive molecules known to cause damage and DNA mutations among the integral cell types. In addition, it corrects existing damage by stimulating the synthesis of essential proteins and fibers and accelerating cell turnover. The result — a strengthened support structure on the inside and a more youthful, firm, radiant appearance on the outside.
Contains 2% Phloretin, 10% L-ascorbic and 0.5% ferulic acid

You'll want this one if you have oily, problematic or normal skin - and are concerned with hyperpigmentation and age spots, uneven skin tone, loss of laxity or mottled skin appearance.
SkinCeuticals is available through selected distribution channels via dispensing doctors, medical spas and high-end spas across Canada. For store locator please visit, or call 1-877-238-8754.

Of course buying it is all well and good but it's not exactly cheap so wouldn't you like to try it first? This contest is a little different from the others we usually run because for this one, everyone (or at least the first 100 entries) gets something!

We have 5 full sized bottles of either C E Ferulic or Phloretin CF up for grabs and just for entering, the first 100 readers will receive a sample - 5ml - valued at $25 - of their choice. This contest is open to our Canadian readers and it's very easy to enter, just leave a comment letting us know that you follow (if you aren't a follower you can sign up through Google or Facebook - signups are in the right sidebar) as well, you will need to visit SkinCeuticals on Facebook - and "like" them.

1 entry for following, liking SkinCeuticals and leaving a comment letting us know if you want a sample of C E Ferulic or Phloretin CF. Then you will need to e-mail us with your name and mailing address and sample preference so we can send you your sample. Please put "SkinCeuticals sample" in the subject line and e-mail it to

And for an extra entry you can do the following:
1 entry for following Beautycrazedcan on Twitter and tweeting the contest

We would also love it if after you receive your sample and have a chance to try it if you would go back to the SkinCeuticals Facebook page and leave a comment letting them know what you thought of it - you probably won't receive it and have time to try it before this contest is over but if you do comment you'll have an extra entry in our next contest of your choice - just send me an e-mail letting me know that you left a comment and you've got an extra entry in the bank!

Winners of the full-sized products to be decided by random drawing and you have until September 30th to enter. Good Luck!
- Lisamarie -

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