I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Proacitv+. I received samples of Proactiv+ to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating.
I’ve been seriously thinking about trying Proactiv Plus to help control my moderate acne for several months. I was just about to sign up when I received an opportunity to try it out for the blog! I was so excited! I couldn’t start using it fast enough!
I’m 34 years old, and I’ve dealt with acne for almost all of my adult life. I never leave the house without make up, I constantly have some sort of blemish or red spot on my face at all times, and I’ve used every over the counter product known to man to get rid of it. I’m really sick of the zits. I mean, aren’t I old enough not to have acne anymore?
When I received the Proactiv Plus kit, everything was very nicely packaged. I received the 90-Day supply. Included in the kit were:
- Skin Smoothing Exfoliator – 6 oz
- Pore Targeting Treatment – 3 oz
- Complexion Perfecting Hydrator – 3 oz
My kit came with a bonus Skin Purifying Mask as a free gift.
Here are some “before” shots:
I read the directions and started using the system right away. For the first few days, as my skin was getting used to the products, I did have some burning and dryness. I think I was using too much of the product each time, and as I cut back a bit, my skin seemed to react better. You will need to use some sort of eye area cleaner & moisturizer, as you shouldn’t use this around the eyes.
My favorite product of the 3 by far is the Complexion Perfecting Hydrator. It’s a luxuriously thick cream, but its got salicylic acid in it. It makes your pores feel like they’ve been vacuumed! It leaves my skin feeling clean and not oily. I love it.
I’ve been using the products for about 5 weeks, and I’ve seen some major improvements! My blemishes are drastically reduced, and I’ve noticed that any new blemishes that pop up are much much smaller and are gone much faster. My skin feels clean and fresh instead of oily. I also think that the products are helping to make my skin appear more luminous.
Here are some “after” photos! Note, I am currently battling a little poison ivy on my cheeks, so some of that redness is that and not acne. Unfortunate timing!
I know that my before & after pictures are not very impressive right now, (except for that forehead shot – check out how clear it is!. Some of that is the poison ivy, but some of that is my skin tone. I’ve got very pale skin with pink undertones, so it takes a long time for red marks to fade. I’m hoping that when the rash is gone, and I’ve been using the product for about 8 weeks, that I’ll have some amazing photos! I’ll be sure to come back and update the post then!
Here’s a little video I made about my experience using Proactiv Plus!
One thing to be careful of when using Proactiv Plus products is to make sure you are using white towels, keep clothing away from your face while the product is drying, and use a white pillowcase. The ingredients in the products can bleach these items. Make sure you wash your hands well after using the products to avoid bleaching things that you touch.
You can order the Proactiv Plus 3-Step Skin Care System in 30-Day ($39.95) or 90-Day ($99.95) supplies, as well as several other Proactiv Plus products at proactiv.com.
Have you tried Proactive Plus? What did you think? Tell us in the comments!