Wednesday, March 28, 2012

John Masters Organics Bearberry Oily Skin Balancing Face Serum Giveaway Contest

When my shampoo and conditioner order arrived from Beautorium last week, I found a full-sized gift with purchase in my box. Unfortunately, for me, an oily skin treatment is useless. Fortunately, after reading your comments on yesterday's NARS tinted moisturizer feature, I'll bet I have a few readers who could use John Masters Organics Bearberry Oily Skin Balancing Face Serum ($20). Thus, a new giveaway is born.

I have never used it, but I love every John Masters product I have ever used - and continue to use. Billed as a targeted toning mist, it "acts as an ultra-astringent to balance pH, tighten pores, and leave skin glowing and refreshed." Green tea leaf extract infuses skin with antioxidants, while bearberry extract helps to reduce sebum production. You can read the other ingredients if you click on the link above.

Let's do a quick contest, which will end on Saturday - the same time my other weekly contest ends. How can you enter to win this contest (technically a sweepstakes)? Just leave a comment on this feature (not in another BTiB post). After you comment here, feel free to send me an e-mail at (the contest address, not my "personal" e-mail) and identify your comment. You can never be too careful about sharing an e-mail address you care about on a blog, so feel free to follow this step (an alternative is to code your e-mail, e.g., myname at gmail dot com, in your comment). Please make sure I have your e-mail. If I can't notify you, you can't win - even if your number is drawn.

You can earn extra entries. Follow this blog (through an e-mail subscription, GFC, or though one of the many Google readers - see sidebar at right) to earn a second entry. If you are a follower, it would help me tally entries if you tell me in your comment how you follow. You don't have to follow to enter. I want everyone to have a chance, but I also want to reward my followers. I must be able to track this entry.

You can earn a third entry by tweeting this contest. You must include "@BTiBeauty" (without the quotes) and the contest title in your tweet. Remember, tweet the contest title - if you don't, that entry won't count. I will tweet the contest soon, and you can simply retweet it to earn that second entry - if that's easier.

The deadline for entries will be Saturday, March 24, at midnight. The next morning, I will use a random number generator ( to select the winner. I will e-mail the winner on Sunday morning. The winner will have 48 hours to reply to my message and provide a shipping address. After 48 hours, the prize will be forfeited, and another winner will be selected. Make sure to check your e-mail - and look in your spam folder - when the contest ends.

This contest is open to anyone anywhere. Here are the terms. I will carefully pack and ship the prize (as I always do). I cannot insure the prize for overseas shipment - it's amazingly expensive to do so because of the way I have to send insured mail. If it's lost or stolen in transit, I may not be able to replace it with another prize just like it. I'll do my best on this end; let's see if your mail service does right by you on the other end if we have an overseas winner.

For all the legalese related to this contest, please see the Contests/Sweepstakes page at the top of the blog. Good luck!

Photo courtesy of John Masters Organics


Laura F. said...

Yay! I have oily skin and would love this! laura dot f dot nv dot junk at gmail dot com

Nida Moughal said...

Oh such a perfect thing.. I have super duper oily skin =( would love to try this one out!
email subby
moughalnida at gamil dot com

kellinicole86 said...

Oh, this looks good!

k dot n dot huntsman at gmail dot com

I follow by email at the same address

And I tweeted the contest as @knh86

Lorna said...

Amazing! I'd love to try that out!
I'm a subbie via email
follow you on twitter as LornaBB
and tweeted.


i would love to win this! i also follow by twitter : panglxiong

panglu.xiong at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Even at 46 years of age, my skin is super oily! I would love to try this since it is meant to help reduce production of oil. Love your blog, I enjoy your photos, descriptions of each product and your honesty in reviewing. Katheryn R., McRae, GA

lov2read68 said...

This looks like it would be perfect for my oily face!

Email: kristicrabtree (at) hotmail (dot) com

I receive your emails & also follow you on twitter: lov2read68

I tweeted abt the giveaway!

Sleepy Beauty said...

GFC Bebe

Bloglovin Bebe Lee


Email bebe03 (at) live (dot) com (dot) sg

Mamavalveeta03 said...

Hm, I thought he just did hair products. valhoff 3 at yahoo dot com

Mamavalveeta03 said...

I follow you via email: valhoff 3 at yahoo dot com
I like you on FB
I follow your tweets: @mamavalveeta03
I subscribe via GFC.

Mamavalveeta03 said...


Sherry B. said...

I probably have the oiliest 58-year-old face and hair in the world. I'd love to try this, especially with summer on the way. Thank you, CG!

GFC: Sherry Brooks
Bloglovin': Sherry Brooks
Email subscriber: crystesmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Roshana said...

would love to have this for my mid day shine...or all day shine

Roshana said...

email /gfc follower..

Anonymous said...

Hi! I would like to try this one I have oily skin. email subscriber
canosf at gmail dot com

Isla said...

Ooh, I'm always on the lookout for new oily skin products to try!

Also following at that email


The Beauty Bug said...

I have repurchased John Master Blood Orange lotion several times - it is a favorite of mine. And, I truly thought about about purchasing the NARS product based on your review because my face is truly an oil slick!!

Tania said...

This one is right up my ally since I have oily skin. I am in email subscriber.

Karen Stauss said...

I have the oiliest skin around and NEED to win this!!
kstauss2004 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I have an oily T-zone and this could be solution. Thanks. Alica - alica at cleis dot net

ishenka said...

would love to try this

marilena maftei said...

I would love to try this for my oily skin, thank you for the opportunity!
Follow via email: mary_len25 at yahoo dot com
GFC: marilena maftei

Rox Eco-Friendly said...


Enter me, please, Charlestongirl! ^_^

I follow you via GFC as rosanna-79

I follow you on twitter @RoxMetalDrinker

I tweeted about the ga here!/RoxMetalDrinker/status/185336982635941888

email rosanna-79[AT]live[DOT]com

DRTVrMoi said...

I do love John Masters products. All are gems.

happypulitzer at hotmail dot com

DRTVrMoi said...

I follow via email and I retweeted your contest @DRTVrMoi

Hana said...

this would be great for my oily skin!
i subscribe by email
aznhanavira at gmail dot com

Cynthia.Richardson said...

At 53, I still have oily skin and would love to try this product. Thanks!

Cynthia.Richardson said...

Email subscriber

Cynthia.Richardson said...


Monique said...

This seems like the answer to my oily skin nightmare. Thanks for this giveaway and have a great weekend

moniquehasana @ hotmail . com

BooBooNinja said...

I've never heard of this brand before. (Do you ever get tired of me saying this sort of thing?)
I follow you via GFC and Google Reader (BooBooNinja).
I've also tweeted. I'm going to email you my contact info and my tweet.
Thanks for another opportunity to try something new!

Alessia said...

enter me please!
I already follow you on gfc as Fabulosity
tweeted also:!/Aljsa/status/185852816353533955

alelale at

thank you I loooove your giveaways ^^

Anonymous said...

Please enter me:)
sunnyleigh20 at hotmail dot com

Sadi said...


I would love to try that out!

I'm a follower via gfc as Sadi


follow you on twitter as Sad20ful

and tweeted here :!/Sad20ful/status/186136612944609282


Loren F said...

I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

lfior0022 at gmail dot com

Loren F said...

I follow you via Google reader! lfior0022 at gmail dot com

Loren F said...

Tweeted your giveaway, user lfior0022! lfior0022 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I have oily skin and would love to try this. Thanks for another wonderful giveaway!

I follow by email, GFC, G+, and Twitter.
Kittylitter1 at gmail dot com