Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Galderma Laboratories L.P. through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Mirvaso, all opinions are my own.

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I have my family coming into town for my birthday, so naturally I am digging through my beauty and skincare stash to see what can get passed along to my mom while she’s here in a few days. It struck me the sheer volume of skincare I have and for every skin issue- redness, dryness, acne, anti-aging, etc. Every skincare need is represented in one way or another in my collection because my skin is so finicky!

One thing I’m lucky to have never dealt with is rosacea. Rosacea is a treatable, chronic inflammatory skin condition. I don’t have any personal experience with it, but it’s common enough that it affects an estimated 16 million Americans! I was so surprised to read that Mirvaso (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33% is the first and only FDA- approved treatment developed to treat the persistent facial redness that comes with rosacea. I know I’ve seen other products that claim to help in infomercials, but Mirvaso is the real deal!

I love playing with makeup, but using proper skincare is more important by far. If you have issues with rosacea I would encourage you to try Mirvaso rather than trying to cover it with makeup! Mirvaso is said to work fast, providing same-day results that last up to 12 hours before the redness returns. They are currently hosting a sweepstakes to raise awareness of the treatment, encouraging people to Break Up With Your Makeup. You can check out more information and enter to win a trip to the Emmys in Los Angeles here.

If you are someone who suffers from rosacea, have you heard of Mirvaso? I hope if you have stumbled upon this post in looking for a treatment, that the information found here helps you!


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 http://www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


28 Comments on Mirvaso- A Treatment for Rosacea & Sweepstakes

  1. Nidia - Lit From Within
    May 28, 2014 at 6:10 am (3 years ago)

    I’m already grumpy about having pimples after 40, not sure how I would handle Rosacea on top of that!

  2. Kath Thefabzilla
    May 28, 2014 at 6:49 am (3 years ago)

    Thankfully I don’t have rosacea but like Nidia, adult acne is troublesome

  3. Leelo R
    May 28, 2014 at 7:52 am (3 years ago)

    Luckiky I don´t have rosacea, but Mirvaso sounds like a good product for someone who does.

  4. NORAH
    May 28, 2014 at 12:27 pm (3 years ago)

    Now and again I encounter clients with Rosacea and it is good to know about skincare that addresses that. Great post!

  5. BeautyJudy
    May 28, 2014 at 3:04 pm (3 years ago)

    I have dealt with rosacea since I was a teenager. It was misdiagnosed by derms for YEARS. When I was 27, I finally found a dermatologist who accurately diagnosed my skin condition and set me on my way to healing. I’ve never used Mirvaso (I’ve used MetroGel, a prescription topical gel) and have to be very careful in what I use on my face. I’ve always got a bump or two on my nose, and ruddiness. Makes for dramatic half-face foundation pics 🙂

    • BeautyJudy
      May 28, 2014 at 4:59 pm (3 years ago)

      PS! Great post. I am going to talk to my derm about Mirvaso, because I like the idea of something to take away the redness. Great post, and sorry to be so darn long winded LOL

  6. Pink Sith
    May 28, 2014 at 3:10 pm (3 years ago)

    I don’t have Rosacea but I do have adult acne. It is a pain! The mirvaso sounds like a good product for those that do have rosacea.

  7. Alison
    May 28, 2014 at 3:16 pm (3 years ago)

    I don’t have Rosacea and honestly don’t know anyone who does, but this sounds like it would be a great product for anyone that was trying to deal wtih the issue.

  8. Kim
    May 28, 2014 at 3:57 pm (3 years ago)

    I haven’t dealt with Rosacea, but my sister has. Yes, we have brown skin, but she’s a little lighter than me. She’s one of the few that suffer from it. I think she has this too.

  9. Jamie @ Makeuplifelove
    May 28, 2014 at 4:01 pm (3 years ago)

    I dont have rosacea but super good to know that there is something out there that can help. I do however have the dreaded adult acne like others addressed. This sounds like a great product.

  10. Anastasia
    May 28, 2014 at 4:48 pm (3 years ago)

    You have beautiful skin! I never had to deal with rosacea myself, but my Mom did, so I know how it feels 🙂

  11. Phyrra
    May 28, 2014 at 6:12 pm (3 years ago)

    I have rosacea and I got a script for this from my dermatologist about 2 weeks ago, but haven’t been able to try it yet. I’m supposed to wait until my current flare up is gone.

  12. aleshea
    May 28, 2014 at 6:15 pm (3 years ago)

    I don’t suffer from Rosacea but I do have a friend who has suffered from this among other things and I’ll be sure to show this to her.

  13. Never Say Die Beauty
    May 28, 2014 at 6:58 pm (3 years ago)

    I have mild rosacea and I believe I’d had it since I was a toddler. There are zillions of pix of me looking like I had jam on my cheeks. My mom called it “windburn”. Fortunately, it isn’t a bad case so I don’t need to use medication for it. It looks like I have naturally pink cheeks. However, there are so many people who do have untreated rosacea, and it’s great that there are medications available now to help.

  14. Cosmetics Aficionado
    May 28, 2014 at 7:28 pm (3 years ago)

    I don’t have rosacea, but add me to the list of people who struggle with acne 🙁

  15. Winter White
    May 28, 2014 at 7:52 pm (3 years ago)

    I don’t have rosacea but I do suffer from adult acne from time to time. Finding a great product that other’s have tried is so key so thank you for this review! Keep them coming!

  16. Aleya Bamdad
    May 28, 2014 at 8:42 pm (3 years ago)

    I have some rosacea on my cheeks and it makes me look like Mrs. Claus in the summer months.

  17. jbrobeck
    May 28, 2014 at 11:04 pm (3 years ago)

    This is a very helpful post! I have often wondered if I really have Rosacea, I need to make an derm appointment to get it check out.

  18. Destany
    May 28, 2014 at 11:22 pm (3 years ago)

    Sounds great! I don’t have rosacea, but I know several people who could be helped with a product like this!

  19. Lisa Heath
    May 29, 2014 at 3:29 am (3 years ago)

    I don’t have rosacea, but I do have other skin issues that drive me nuts!

  20. Miranda
    May 29, 2014 at 3:39 am (3 years ago)

    I have family who have rosacea I will mention this to them if they ever ask! BTW Your cheekbones are to die for.

  21. Jess Scull
    May 29, 2014 at 3:10 pm (3 years ago)

    sounds great!!

  22. Kendra
    May 29, 2014 at 6:52 pm (3 years ago)

    no rosacea here…but I have worked with lots of women that have it! I am thankful that there is medication now and options beyond loading on the makeup.

  23. Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries
    May 30, 2014 at 4:22 am (3 years ago)

    i know I’m lucky to not have this condition but it’s great to hear there are products out there that can help.

  24. Honeygirlk
    May 30, 2014 at 9:23 pm (3 years ago)

    I thankfully don’t have rosacea – but I know people who do and they may want to try this. My eczema is a challenge to work with already. :/

  25. Betzy Carmona
    May 31, 2014 at 2:40 am (3 years ago)

    I hate hate when I get rosecea, but great tips


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