{Giveaway} Replenish Your Skin’s Barrier

Bye bye, bruises.

Our skin thins over time, which means our natural barrier against bruises does, too. Even a little bump can result in an unsightly bruise, so it’s important for us to do everything we can to protect ourselves! Fortunately, our friends at DerMend have developed a fabulous formula, rich in ceramides, retinol, and arnica oil, to help restore the skin’s natural barrier and help defend against future bruising.

FOF Jennifer tried the formula and loved it: “I saw definite improvement in my skin the first day I used it. By the third day… I was sold!”

FOF Julie said: “DerMend helped my bruises and my spider veins! My skin also felt so soft after using it.”

Now is your chance to win a tube to protect your skin. Use DerMend ($29.99 for 4.5oz) twice a day on your arms and legs to help replenish damaged skin and help prevent future bruising. 10 FOFs will win!

To enter to win,

comment below by answering the question:

Do you find your skin bruises easily?

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10 FOFs will win. (See official rules, here.) Contest closes June 18, 2014 at midnight E.S.T. Contest limited to residents of the continental U.S.

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  • Twilla Simmons

    I am having lots of problems with bruising on my hands. Every little bump causes a horrible purple mark. I would love to win you product and see if it works.

  • sharon

    would love to win, need help with spider veins

  • Laura

    Never know how I get them, but they take forever to go away.

  • Connie Tucker

    Fairly easily, but my poor hubby has an awful time with bruising as he is on blood thinners.

  • Lynne T.

    I find bruises on me all the time and many times don’t know how I got them.

  • Sandra

    I bruise extremely easily after my kidney/liver transplant 3 years ago. My arms are purple and black from my hands to my elbows. I have been looking for something that might help and am so excited to hear about this product. Would love to see if this would help me.
    Thank you.

  • Kathy Robinson

    Oh man even the dog bruises me with her big old tail thumping my leg. lol I’ve always bruised real easy this might help.

  • Janet Atchley

    My husband needs this so bad! His poor arms look like I have beaten him 🙂

  • I look like a human punching bag. Help!

  • Kim S.

    My skin started bruising as early as a teenager. I just thought I lacked some sort of nutrients but I never outgrew it.

  • Jewel Hopson

    I bruise so easily now that I’m older that my doctor asked if someone was abusing me.

  • Melissa Hartley

    I have very fair skin so I bruise so easily..thanks for the chance to win!

  • Tobi Drabczyk

    Bruises do seem to show up more often then they used to and I don’t even know how I got them.

  • Kelly

    Wow, how wonderful it would be to be able to reduce the black & blue!

  • maureenh

    yes i bruise very easily,and it takes a while to go away!

  • Bruising easily and have very dry skin.

  • Laura Borud

    I’ve always bruised easily and the older I get the more I bruise and the longer they stick around.

  • Kathy Robertazzo

    I always bruised easily, more so now that I’m in my 60s.

  • Sacha Schroeder

    Yes! I bruise like a grape. LOL!

  • Karen

    When I bump my leg, I can expect to see the bruise soon. Sad to wear capris or dresses.

  • Tom Bedford

    no bruising yet, but better to be ready with a luxury product line should the day come; or a dear friend needs some help and pampering.

  • Mary Grace Gallagher

    I don’t recognize my legs unless there is a bruise on them!

  • SusieB

    My skin does not bruise easy, however, I scar. The slightest blemish and it becomes a cyst then a scar. I am of Spanish decent and have dark skin. I can’t seem to clear up the scaring. Hope this can help! I don’t want to do skin peels!

  • Thelma Rodriguez

    I have always bruised easily, I would like to try this product and see if it works for me.

  • Brenda G

    Yes, I am fair skinned and I bruise easily.

  • Mary


  • Bettie

    I could definitely use this. I seem to have a bruise all the time now somewhere on my arms or legs.

  • Mary Jo

    Yes, I bruise much more easily and they take forever to go away. I would love to try this product.

  • Dianne

    Yes, my skin bruises easily, DerMend would be a great help.

  • Edith Greene

    I find as I age all I need to do is run into something, which seems to happen alot and there I go getting an unsitely bruise, I would love to give this a try to at the very least see it lightening the bruise if not help it go away faster

  • Jacquie

    My skin bruises terribly now that I am older. Sometimes I don’t even know where the marks came from. If this works, I will praise it to the rooftops.

  • Cindy

    I get bruises I don’t know how I got them.

  • gretchenh

    in the last year I have noticed larger, ugly bruising with little pressure.

  • Yes, my skin unfortunately bruises easily.

  • Kathy S.

    My hands seem to get a lot of bruises – especially after a busy weekend of gardening or some active task. By the time I go back to work on Monday, I look like I’ve been in a fight! I’ve never heard of a product that helps bruising, but I’d love to give it a try.

  • Cindy Merrill

    Yes it does, I have small veins, so when I bruise, the area is discolored for a long time.

  • Tina Renee B.

    I’m very pale and my skin bruises quite easily.

  • Pamela Goldman

    My skin bruises very easily.

  • KIM D

    Yes, always, just as my mom’s did

  • Marilyn

    Yes it sure does.

  • This sounds like a wonderful product. I would love to try. Not so much for the bruising, but sure would love help with my Spider Veins, they look so terrible on my legs even thought about using leg makeup but easier to ware long pants, as makeup seems so messy. At age 66 have very thin skin, and I’am sure

  • louise

    I get bruised and don’t know how i did it that is how easy i bruise. Love to try this

  • Barbara

    Spider veins are ugly. Would love to try this product

  • AJB

    Yes, I bruise very easily.

  • Angie e

    I need help with spider veins in my legs!!

  • Pam holloway

    I’ve noticed my skin is thinner so I bruise easier. I would love to try this product.

  • gmc

    The older I get, the easier I bruise, & I’ve always bruised easily.

  • Ginger

    I can’t remember a time in my life that I haven’t had a bruise on some part of my body. I’ve always bruised easily.

  • Stephene Dinovo

    I have always bruised easily. Aging has only made the bruise factor worse.

  • Sue Pompetti

    I have found bruises that I don’t recall getting 🙁

  • Susan

    I always walk into end tables and bang up my legs and get a bruise. It would be great to see how well this works.

  • Sure shootin’ this Ozark Farm Chick gets all bruised up and then some. Heck, ya’ll can see me flyin’ over a cattle panel leapin’ like a lizard with it’s tail on fire to doge a wild~eyed cow. I can hurt myself simply playin’ with the grandkiddos.

    Fact is I’m sportin’ a heap of bruises right now. ‘Just sayin’…

    I’d love to put this cream to the ‘farm’ test for sure.

    From the very busy hills and hollers of the glorious Missouri Ponderosa, ya’ll have yourself one beautifully blessed day!!!! :o)

  • Susan Chester

    I have always bruised easily. A small bump would result in a bruise.

  • Sheila W.

    I workout hard so when I bruise I don’t even notice it until I see it. This would come in handy.

  • Nene

    Yes. I bruise so much easier as I get older. I hope this is the answer to not wearing long sleeves and pants all the time!

  • bernardina sims

    My skin for some reason has always bruised so easy, even with just a little bump!

  • Beth

    Yes I notice bruises more when I bump into things now that I’m in my mid 50’s.

  • smfsprout

    Sometimes I feel like an old banana. I have so many bruises that shorts or short sleaves are a thing of the past. I’m always commenting “That’s gonna leave a bruise” and I’m always right.

  • mimi taylor

    only after I turned 50 did I see I was bruising easily

  • Kimberley Maggard

    I seem to bruise easily these days. Just a simple bump leaves a nasty bruise… ):

  • Colleen M

    As I get older my skin bruises easier.

  • L. Rose

    I always have had skin that bruises easily. In fact, I once had a bruise last over two years. I definitely am a prime candidate: As my years on planet Earth increase, so do my bruises

  • Jo-Ann Brightman

    Yes, I find that my skin bruises easily.

  • B. Lerner

    Oh, I bruise if you even look at me funny!!

  • Jay Tice

    Yes, I think so.

  • bonnie

    with all the medications I am now on I noticed I bruise so easily..

  • marygrace

    Yes, easy bruising from little bumps that did not happen before, i guess getting thin skinned.

  • sharon

    my skin bruises easily, would love to try

  • Lynda C

    Sometimes….I’ve always had fair skin so any bruising shows up very quickly

  • Ellen Rozsa

    Just starting to notice spider veins on my legs, and that my skin is thinning and seems more fragile.

  • Rosemary Young

    my skin bruises easily.

  • Yvonne

    I have bruises all the time that I don’t even know how I get — at desk level or table level from bumping corners on my thighs, and I don’t even feel a thing. Same thing elbows to wrists on my forearms. Other people often point them out to me before I know I even have them. Everyone thinks I’m very clumsy, so this product could hopefuly help change that perception.

  • Marie

    My skin bruises so easily that it turns black and blue by just brushing past something. My elbows look as if I have never taken a bath or shower. Is this the magic cure to stop my blues?

  • Fran

    My skin is much thinner and I tend to bruise terribly with just a simple bump. I generally wear band-aids over the bad ones and then I have to explain what happened. Not sure which is worse. I’d love to try this.

  • EFB

    I need this product since I have the same ugly bruises under the skin of my forearms. They have been this way since I got admitted to the hospital on new year’s eveon 31 Dec 2013.

  • elizabeth

    Yes, my skin has always bruised very easily. Sometimes I don’t even remember how I got the bruise. Also, if I really bang up my leg the bruise lasts for weeks.

  • Larisa K

    I think I always was easily bruised. It just get worse in time. It would be such a gift to receive the cure for my endless blue and green and yellow bruises.

  • Basya S

    Yes, I really do! I found that my skin getting bruise easier in time and it takes longer to heal. The colors are awful and I look terrible. If there is the product that can help me with this problem, I would be happy to get it.

  • Alta Mae Western

    I bruise so Easley and I have spider veins would love some help to prevent this.

    • Alta Mae Western

      I do know how to spell easily. Sorry

  • Kathy

    I have really ugly bruises and I am going to try this I figure what will it hurt and it might just help.

  • Cathy

    Yes, my skin bruises very easily, and I have noticed my skin is thinning as well!

  • 50lish

    bruises here/bruises there/bruises everywhere!

  • Kathy Steele

    I bruise very easily and have also noticed that I have a huge number of spider veins. I would love to have a way to make them all go away.

  • Barbara M.

    I don’t bruise super-easy, but I do, however, have tons of spider veins which were not there a couple of years ago. I personally think they have come as a result of putting a few pounds on and not being quite as active as I was in my 30s and 40s, but I hate them and would love a way to minimize them!

  • Dorothy Hubbard

    Yes I do brusie easily.

  • janet

    Too easily–I would like to try this as I see Julie mentioned DerMend also helped with spider veins!

  • Ronda

    Since my skin is so fine I bruise so easy.

  • Jo

    Yes, absolutely. I am black and blue right now from gardening and moving a relative to a new house. I don’t want anyone to see my legs and I want to wear shorts! This stage of my life has brought good and bad to my skin and the bruising is the bad!

  • I have always bruised easily, but since turning 55, I find them am more blue than white!!

  • RitaM

    Bruise very easily. Always look like I been in a fight. Would love to find something that works.

  • Bettie

    Definitely. There is at least one bruise on me at all times.

  • Ida K

    I always had the skin that bruise easily and it time it is getting worse. I have a fair skin and bruises look really bright on me and I hate it. I would love to have a product that can help me with those problems. I hope I win!

  • Robin Stanfield

    My skin definitely bruises easily and would love to have something to help with it because it can be embarrassing to have bruises on your arms and people look at you like you have been in some accident!!! HELP!

  • Lisa Shaw

    I have that thin, pale Irish skin so everything shows. I would love to have thicker skin that looks smoother and more even toned.

  • BeckyIA

    I used to joke with my mom that she could drop an extension cord on her foot and she would bruise. Now that I’m older than she was when she died, I’M the one who can bruise with a touch. I get it! I would LOVE to try this product! Thank you!

  • Cindy S

    I alway worry what people will think of my bruises. Will they think I am a battered wife (which I am not). I have never heard of this product before and would like to try it. Thanks

  • mag

    I would love to try this product. I have been on blood thinners and have had thin skin since early 20’s. Always have a bruise or two which as we know is not a good look.


  • Tracey

    My legs are covered in bruises….not very attractive for wearing shorts and skirts.

  • Gayla

    I would love to try this product. I have bruises I don’t know how or when I got them

  • Didn’t know there was such a product avaliable for both bruises and spider veins. Not only do bruises show up but so do the spider veins!!!

  • Cindy

    I get bruise just looking at my skin.

  • fr

    Yes- I constantly look like I’ve been beat up and often have no idea where/how I got bruised!
    Would be great if this product helps!

  • Carol

    You could just about look at me and I would bruise. I thought I inherited it from my mother but I guess it is all about getting older. I bruise on legs, arms – any point on my body will bruise with the greatest of ease.

  • Nadine

    Yes, I bruise VERY easily

  • Kathy Robertazzo

    I have always bruised easily, the slightest bump would achieve a bruise but as I’ve aged it’s a lot worse. This sounds like a wonderful product for people who bruise easily.

  • Carol Hays

    Yes, my skin does sometimes bruise easily. Sometimes, I don’t even know I’ve banged my arm or leg until I see the bruise and wonder, “Now how did I do that?”

  • mrudoni

    I bruise easily and always try to be careful about bumping my arms and legs. Not sure it matters because I find bruises and I do not recall injuring myself. What the heck?

  • Barbara Kirsch

    starting to see my skin bruises more easily and takes longer to go away.

  • Suzanne

    My skin is usually covered in bruises and would love to have a way to reduce the look of these.

  • My skin bruises easy and now the bruises last longer. It would be awesome to win so I could try it out.

  • Susan

    I have bad spider veins on my legs and really need help to improve them. I have tried many things and nothing worked. I would love to see if this makes a difference.

  • Christine Norman

    Yes, on my legs and since I still like to “climb” to reach something rather than get a stepstool, it shows.

  • I bruise very easily. I am so tired of people asking me how they got there when I have no idea. This sounds like a miracle product

  • Rose-Ann C.

    I bruise much more easily than I used to!

  • Deborah Blake

    yes, the slightest bump seems to make a major bruise. It didn’t use to be that way when I was younger.

  • Chris Shannon

    We have just moved to a new home and I actually look like I have been either beaten to within a inch of my life, or a very serious car wreck. It’s impossible to find a part of my body that does not have a bruise, even my hands and fingers.

    I would love to have something that would “toughen” my old carcass.

  • kathi fincham

    I am 61 and have paper thin skin on my arms and hands. I can literally lay my skin open by rubbing up against something. I have always assumed it was my years in the sun that caused it. I had no idea it was simply aging and that there was even something I could do for it! This email made my day. I would love to try this product. I want to BATHE in it!!

  • Barbara

    Golly bruise easily

  • AJB


  • Michelle Torricelli

    Yes and I ride my bike all the time so I always seem to have a bruise.

  • JF Shannon

    The skin on my arms bruises so easily I usually just resort to wearing long sleeves because my arms are so black and blue and purple and orange!

  • Constance Simon

    I would like the extra protection as my body changes.

  • Wildcat Red

    I always have bruises and it seems like they take longer to heal.

  • Dotti

    I used to be very concerned with my mother’s forearms. As she ages the bruises, scratches and tears really concerned me. They got worse as she aged. Now it’s happening to me. There has to be something that helps. Is this it?

  • I bruise very easily most of the time I have no idea what caused them. Also since I had burned my right hand, right leg and right arm I get even more bruises. I would love to try this product to see if it would help me

  • Carolyn

    I always have bruises on my arms and legs and most of the time I don’t even remember bumping into anything that could have caused them. I would love something that could get rid of them.

  • Darn tootin’ I do. This Ozark Farm Chick has a very physical life. I might be chasin’ wild eyed cattle in the mornin’ and on a tractor pullin’ Farm Boy outta one problem or the other.

    Heck, I’ve got several bruises right now. This is defiantly the product for me.

    From the very active hills and hollers of the magnificent Missouri Ponderosa, ya’ll have one terrifically blessed day!!!

    I’m gonna………..

  • Beth

    I barely bump into something and get a bruise. I always have people ask me where did you get that bruise and most of the time I do no tknow.

  • Felecia Elliott

    Yes, I find that my skin bruises very easily…especially since I am so clumsy, lol!!! 🙂

  • Karen

    As we age, bruising seems to come with the territory, but I don’t want to have to be “one of those” with unexplained dark marks on my arms and body. Please help!! Would love to try this DerMend product to see if it truly works. 🙂

  • Kathleen Boulet

    If I bang myself at any time I have a big bruise, my husband jokes that he could be charged with spouse abuse

  • Joyce James

    I don’t bruise too easily, but I sure would like to try DerMend.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Kathy

    My mother has ITP so bruises freak me out. I am bruising much easier with age.

  • Nancy Jachcik

    The older I get the more easily I bruise

  • Myrna

    As clumsy as I am, I often find myself tripping or bumping into something which results to bruises and joint pains. Would love to try and help my skin.

  • Valerie A. Metzler

    This answers a puzzle I’ve had about my skin and bruises. If this works, it would be wonderful!

  • Yes, find bruises on my arms, legs and wonder what I did to get them. Sounds like something I’d like to try.

  • sounds great to me seeing is beliving

  • LindyBelle

    I have extremely fair skin that bruises very easily. My sense of balance isn’t what it used to be either, so I bump into things more than I did in the past.

  • Rose

    So that’s why I have been discovering all those black and blue marks on my arms!
    Glad to know there is something out there that will help improve the bruising

  • Catherine

    Always wonder what I bumped into or what was I doing to get the bruises. Would love to try the product!

  • Jill

    Yes I find I bruise & wonder what did I do to get that?

  • Mary

    I now find that just bringing in the groceries results in bruising. I know I have been accused of trying to bring in too much at one time, but golly, who wants to make a lot of trips.

    Add the new [where did they come from?!] bruises to age sports and freckles and it would be a joy to be able to even lessen one of these and bruises harder to come by would be great!

  • faye beuby

    My bruises blend into each other to produce totally purple hands. I get bruises on top of bruises! HELP!

  • pat

    My skin not only bruises easily, I seem to have all kinds of other marks, as well. Hope to get a chance to try this product!

  • Eddy

    Bruises take weeks to heal

  • gmc

    I bruise so easily– always wondering, “What did I do to get that bruise?!” This would be an interesting product to try.

  • ewhatley

    I’ve always bruised easily but now that I’m older, it’s even worse. Would love to win this prize and see if it works for me.