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Abreva Conceal Review: Conceal, Reveal & Heal
Fall and winter are my favorite seasons of the year. During these seasons we see tree leaves changing colors, lip coloring get deeper and richer in tone, temperatures dropping and in some areas that all time favorite, snow. But this season also brings with it a lot of things we don’t like such as drier skin, Flu and Colds, and cold sores. Yes, I notice for me during this season, I am bound to get at least one cold sore. Well guess what? Having a cold sore isn’t the end to great makeup now that Abreva has launched, Abreva Conceal.
Abreva Conceal is a clear, non medicated patch that conceals your cold sore and enables you to apply makeup on top, that will last for up to 8 hours. Like, isn’t that genius. Why didn’t I think of this? Anyway, these clear patches of joy create a protective barrier that allows air in with its MicroAir technology while keeping contaminants out. The patch works for any skin tone and is made from polyurethane, so, even people with latex and rubber allergies can cover their cold sores with confidence.
Starting at $12.99, Abreva Conceal is available in packets of 6 and 12 and can be purchased from retailers nationwide.
How to use Abreva Conceal:
- Wash your face with a mild soap, and use a fresh towel to pat your cold sore and the neighboring area dry.
- Open Conceal packaging and remove the contents inside.
- Peel back the paper tab marked in red with the number “1” (avoid touching the sticky part underneath by holding on to the small rectangular tab).
- Continue to hold the rectangular tab and peel back the other paper tab, marked in blue with the number “2”.
- While looking in a mirror, place the round patch over the cold sore.
- Press down lightly on the center of the patch and hold the patch in place for 15-20 seconds to make sure it sticks to on top of your cold sore.
- Gently pull away the applicator tab, at a slight angle away from your face. Voila! Conceal is in place.
Now the instructions given for this product are pretty simple to follow. However, actually trying to apply these clear patches can be pretty tricky. I destroyed three of the patches before I got the hang of it. Once I finally got the patch on, it was comfortable and I barely noticed it was on. Now I don’t have a cold sore and I applied this over a blemish but, sadly my camera person didn’t get great shots of how these looked on (sorry about that). But I can describe in detail how cool this product is. These patches are easy to cover, I applied my liquid foundation over this without a hiccup. I will say that applying powder over these patches are mandatory. It makes the patches look more seamless and undetectable. Without a finishing powder the patch and foundation started separating a bit, The patch was still intact but the foundation shifted. Concealer and these patches are BFF’s. Concealer goes on opaque and blends out nicely.
When using on the lip (yes I pretended to have a cold sore) I noticed that a light layer of powder was needed as well. Because the lipsticks, glosses and lip liners are emollient, they moved a bit on me. I also noticed that because I have fuller lips, I need to really lay this patch down perfectly so that it didn’t lift or move. I suggest if you have fuller lips to try cutting the patch in half to get perfect placement. .There are no side effects to using Abreva Conceal when you have a cold sore.
Overall I really like these Conceal patches. They are lightweight, undetectable and effortless once you get past learning how to apply them. They last for up to eight hours once applied are super easy to remove. I strongly suggest these conceal patches to anyone who wants to look and feel fabulous all while healing a pesky cold sore.
Now because I don’t have pictures to share (sorry again) Check out this ” How-to” video from the Fabulous folks at Abreva.
Abreva Conceal is a clean, non-medicated patch for cold sores that allows air in, yet protective enough to keep contaminants out.
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Abreva via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Abreva.Abreva, Abreva Conceal
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