Sunday, October 23, 2011

Proactiv 365 {Review}

Acne breakouts, ugh! I should say... a big UGH! I thought that was long gone with my teen years. Unfortunate for me, I was recently revisited by the ugly acne fairy. BOOOO! What I noticed was that when I started having kids, it was happening a little more often and then by number three... more often than not. I never in a million years thought I would be so lucky un-lucky to deal with it again in my thirties (le sigh!). Like many of you, I've seen Proactiv 365 everywhere, advertised on television, in the newspaper and even endorsed by so many of my favorite celebrities. Seen over and over again, the claims of how well it worked, I (well, my face) was ready to give it a well-needed test run!

About Proactiv

Proactiv’s 3-Step System is designed to attack acne “proactively”—delivering the right combination of medicines and skin-care agents, in the right order and concentrations, to help control the acne cycle before breakouts occur.

Now, along with the acne-fighting 3-Step System, Proactiv offers Proactiv 365, a program that provides you with customized advice from trained Skincare Advisors 24 hours a day, as well as a private online community, to enhance your Proactiv experience. 
ace and friends thoughts
pre-Proactiv 365.

unfortunate breakouts at hairline and on chin area.  ----------------->
(unlucky me... sigh, again.)
Step 1 - Renewing Cleanser
Proactiv Renewing Cleanser

The Renewing Cleanser is used twice daily and it is used to treat the whole face. It was very easy to use. All I had to do was apply about a dime size amount of cleanser and massage on my face for 1-2 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.
Step 2 - Revitalizing Toner
Proactiv Revitalizing Toner

The Revitalizing Toner was also used twice per day on the entire face. Again a dime size applied with a cotton ball and then allowed to dry. 
Step 3 - Repairing Treatment
Proactiv Repairing Treatment

The Repairing Lotion Treatment can also be used twice per day, but I opted to only use it in the evening because my skin has been known to dry out with benzoyl peroxide (the active ingredient). I used a very small amount (like the size of a pea) and just applied to my oh-so lovely acne breakout areas. 

After using the Proactiv product for a few short weeks, I am happy to report that my skin has cleared up. If you are skeptical (as was I), rest assured, it did indeed work for me. Take a look below. 

post-Proactiv 365 use (sans makeup).

What I really LOVED was that they offer Proactiv 365, a super useful area to have my skin care questions answered by the experts. I will definitely continue to use these products on a regular basis to prevent any future breakouts.  Final thoughts: An amazing solution for adult acne breakouts... I am thrilled with the results!

Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Proactiv and received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.
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Janet W. said...

My daughter, who is in her 20's, definitely needs to try this! She never had a break out problem as a teenager, but it's suddenly been giving her issues. I'll have to show her this!

karenmed409 said...

Thank you for sharing your results.. our tween is having breakouts and will be giving this a try.

Vanessa Coker said...

I've been wanting to get this for my teen brother for a while. Thanks for the review!