Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Proactiv Really Works- Review

Proactiv Vs Murad: Proactiv Products
I began to notice acne after I turned 23. I never had to live with acne growing up, so this was especially difficult to deal with. The acne was on my chin and jaw line. Although, it was a mild case, it was noticeable and it made me feel insecure. One of my other major concerns was the size of my pores on and around my nose. My pores were always clogged with oil. People would comment on my "freckles", which made me feel even insecure, because it was actually dirt and oil filling my pores. I had tried everything: Exfoliators, deep cleansers, masks, toners, but nothing helped. At this point, I had gotten so used to my blemished skin, I was ready to just give up.

Recently, I was presented with the opportunity to review the new Proactiv. My brother had used Proactiv during his teenage years and it seemed to really help his severe acne. I decided to try Proactiv as my last resort in hopes that it would help me too. I received the Proactiv 3-Step System which included Renewing Cleanser, Revitalizing Toner, Repairing Treatment and the bonus Green Tree Moisturizer and the Refining Mask.

The scent of the cleanser, toner and repairing treatment has a light and clean fragrance. Before using my Proactiv, I noticed the bottle tops are made with a convenient flip top. I remember my brothers system having a screw off lid. Sometimes, it's the little things that count and already, this is more convenient and less messy. I followed the instructions for the cleanser. I like the fact that it is made with tiny micro-crystals to remove dead/flaky skin. After using the cleanser, my face was red from scrubbing so hard, but it had never felt so clean. I followed the remaining steps and the redness disappeared after several minutes. The Green Tea Moisturizer smells incredible and makes my skin feel silky smooth.

I have been using Proactiv for two weeks now. I apply the 3-step system and moisturizer daily and use the refining mask once a week. Already, I notice my pores are nearly invisible. Before Proactiv, I had to avoid foundation because it would really highlight my dry skin. Now, my skin is moisturized and the dry skin that was there before is gone. My acne isn't completely gone but it is less noticeable. With the results I have seen within just this short period of time, I have confidence my acne will fade with further use of Proactiv. Overall, Proactiv is a great product! Not only did it help with my acne, but it completely diminished my large pores. I would recommended this to anyone suffering from acne or anyone wanting blemish-free, smooth beautiful skin.

Disclaimer: I received this product free of charge through my membership at The Product Review Place in exchange for my honest review. The opinions & thoughts expressed are my own. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.


  1. Tag your it!

    (I'm trying out the new Proactive and I'm not impressed so far, I'm giving it a few more days)

  2. Do you use it everyday? I noticed better results when I used it daily vs. missing a day or two.

  3. I use to use this in middle school/early high school. It worked really good, but knowing that around that time your skin is prone to acne it didn't take it completely away... but it did help a great deal!


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