Specific Beauty is a very interesting brand. They specialize in addressing the issues of skin tones that range from medium (tan/olive) to dark skin tones. Their products are part of a total skin regimen that aims to brighten and even out skin complexions specifically for that skin color range.
Personally, I paid attention to them when I was reading an article about how and why skin pigmentation happens, written by Dr. Leslie Baumann, a leading dermatologist.
I’m going to get geeky for a second: what I learned was pigment and spots on your skin happen when skin cells called melanocytes become overactive. There are two ways to prevent this: one is to prevent melanin pigments from taking root in the skin cells (by using products with topical soy, like Aveeno, for example); the other way was to block an enzyme (called tyrosinase, which leads to the formation of melanin). “Ingredients that hydroquinone, kojic acid, arbutin and licorice do this.” She then recommends Specific Beauty Skin Brightening Serum to treat this (it contains licorice and niacinamide, plus antioxidants to even out your skin complexion).
The derm behind the line is Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd, who spent over 10 years researching tan to dark skin complexions. Good news is, BATF is partnering up with Specific Beauty so you can win the Brightening serum, and whole bag of products from the line! Included in this week’s giveaway are:
*Exfoliating Cleansing Cloths: dual-sided to carefully exfoliate the skin, while providing a deep clean to remove impurities, all without the need to rinse with water.
*Daily Hydrating Lotion SPF 30: daily moisturizer that provides broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays with SPF 30.
*Night Treatment Complex: lightweight skin brightening formula that helps improve skin texture while you sleep.
*Skin Brightening Serum: a special multi-benefit complex of licorice, antioxidants, retinol and niacinimide – to provide the skin with the ultimate brightening benefits.
For this giveaway, you can enter via Facebook or Twitter. Either:
1) Tweet the following “Get a @SpecificBeauty Skin Care Regimen to pamper your spring skin! RT + Follow @SpecificBeauty & @BeautyNDFeast #SpecificBeauty”
2) “Like” Specific Beauty on Facebook and leave a comment saying “Beauty and the Feast” sent you on their wall!