I'm sure most of you are familiar with the Proactiv Commericals. Every time I see one I can't help but wonder if Proactiv is the miracle solution to acne. Well Thanks to Mom Central and Proactiv I got the Chance to find out first hand how well it worked.
My skin always breaksout around that time of the month, but more recently I have experienced breakouts throughout the month regardless of the "time of month". I would have said I didn't consider myself to have acne but rather problem skin. However after reading The Doctors' Secrets to a Lifetime of Clear Skin that came with my Proactiv Kit I realized I do have acne - which is defined medically as everything from blackheads to full-on, all-over your face breakouts. Even the once a month white heads are acne! So I was excited to finally see what Proactiv could do for me.
I was sent a the 3-Step Proactiv System that consists of a cleanser, toner, and repairing lotion - also included was a bonus refining mask. The directions were to twice daily, use the Proactiv Cleanser. The cleanser contains small exfoliating "beads" to exfoliate your skin and get rid of dead skin cells and impurities. The Cleanser contains benzoyl peroxide which prepares your skin for step 2, the toner.
The Proactiv revitalizing toner is to sooth and smooth the skin, an important step after using the benzoyl peroxide cleanser.
The final step is the treatment cream or lotion. After the toner has dried you are to apply the lotion, which also contains benzoyl peroxide. You apply the lotion one to three times daily to cleansed skin. This product may cause drying so you should gradually increase the number of application times. You should also use care when exposed to the sun after use.
As a teen my skin dried VERY quickly from the use of any acne meds. I'm not sure if with age my skin has changed or if it was the Proactiv formula, but for once I did not experience over-drying. My results started out slow, in fact I was getting a bit discouraged. But when the old blemishes started to fade, new ones did not seem to be surfacing at anywhere close to the same rate as before. I even made it through that time of the month with just a single blemish that no one probably noticed but me.
Overall I am happy with my Proactiv experience. I will continue using the product with hopes of a completely blemish free complexion in the very near future. Another added bonus to Proactiv is the Proactiv 365 care and support center.
The Proactive 365 support center offers costumers -
Expert Skin Care Advisors on CallTo help you achieve your best results possible and whenever you have a question, you can consult a doctor-trained Skin Care Advisor for valuable one-on-one guidance. Trained by our founding dermatologists, Drs. Rodan and Fields, our Skin Care Advisers are ready to hear from you via toll-free phone, email or online chat, 24/7/365. So, whenever you have any questions about your Proactiv regimen, or any other questions about our products, our Skin Care Advisors are available to help.
Free Online Consultations with Drs. Rodan & FieldsOur unique interactive Online Consultation offers you customized assistance from our founding dermatologists, Drs. Rodan and Fields. Based on your input, they can advise you on everything from skin dryness to occasional blemishes to acne breakouts. Whatever your concern, the doctors can help guide you to the skincare approach that's just right for you. We want to help your skin get clear and stay clear.
Comprehensive Q&A Information SourceEnjoy free access to one of the most comprehensive and reliable sources of acne information available — more than 500 question-and-answer topics in a well-organized and easily searchable format. Drs. Rodan and Fields give you the benefit of over 40 years combined experience concerning prescription acne medicines, acne myths, alternative therapies, the effect of hormones and diet, and more.
Customized Just for You
Because skin care concerns are unique, our Skin Care Advisers can help answer your questions and customize your regimen, making it easy. Together we'll help you achieve your best results possible.
The Secrets to a Lifetime of Clear Skin
First-time Proactiv customers receive a free 68-page pocketsize book, The Doctors' Secrets to a Lifetime of Clear Skin, by Drs. Rodan and Fields. Inside, you'll discover 30 nuggets of vital skin care wisdom to achieve the best skin of your life. A must-read, full of helpful ideas.
“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.”