I mention a lot of products on this site and in my blog (and I fully intend to mention a lot more), so I thought I’d take this opportunity to make a full disclosure statement.
This site is meant to talk about the products, techniques, and lifestyle habits I’ve tried or have adopted in order to treat my rosacea symptoms. It is not meant to sell anything. I am not being paid to post anything on this site or to talk about anything specific.
Any product, strategy, technique, person, brand, or company that I mention in these webpages or on my blog are done on a voluntary basis.
I have previously posted blogs about light therapy on a site owned byLight Therapy Options. I was not paid to blog on their site. As a professional writer, I am happy to have the opportunity to have my name added to the quality information that they share on their site, and as a rosacea sufferer, I jumped at the opportunity to share quality information that I have carefully researched to give other rosacea sufferers a hand in understanding this skin disorder and what can be done about it. Anything I say on this blog is based on my own experience, and I back it up with my pictures, videos, struggles, and victories.
Occasionally, I am offered products to try from other companies, in exchange for mention in my blog or in the videos that I create for my blog (my videos are also unpaid, btw). I do not always accept those offers. I will accept if and only if the product looks like something that I’d want to try, and if I feel that it would genuinely be an improvement over what I’m currently using.
Any mention, reviews, or kudos that I give to a product, brand, or company are completely honest. They are based on my real experience and I will tell you, flat-out, that I received the product for free from the company in order to try it out and share my experience. I will not automatically give a good review just because something was sent to me for free, and I do not accept money to try something and give it a positive review.
The entire point to this site is to give rosacea sufferers a place to get real information and view real reviews from a real person who also has rosacea symptoms and who has gone through all of the frustration of trying to find a treatment that works. If I were to accept payment from a company to provide false positive reviews, that would work against everything I am trying to accomplish with this site. So I don’t do that!
Everything that you read on this site is my honest opinion based on my honest experience. I’m not a doctor or expert in the condition, in medicine, in skin care, or cosmetics, but I can share my experiences. That’s exactly what you’ll find on this site.
Thanks for listening! 🙂
*UPDATE – as of October 2015, I took part in a project with Smarter Lights as they developed a rosacea light therapy product that combines red and amber light therapy in one bulb. I was not paid for this participation. I was one of the people testing the 2 different prototypes (which each have a different balance of red-to-amber). The prototypes were sent to me for free and I tested them in exchange for providing my honest feedback and progress photos to the company, which I have also shared on this blog when it was relevant 🙂 This won’t change my willingness and dedication to share my honest reactions and progress, but I just wanted to mention it here so that there aren’t any secrets about what I’m all about.
*Update – as of March 14, 2016, I have been hired by Light Therapy Options in the capacity that I help to find relevant content to post over their social media – Facebook, Twitter and Google+. I do not reply to their messages, follow/unfollow or do anything other than post links, tips, etc that followers might find to be helpful. The company manages its own social media outside of my topic suggestions for sharing.