Acne is one of the biggest downsides of being a teenager. At a time when you want to look your best, breakouts can leave you feeling self conscious and embarrassed.
What’s important to remember is that you’re not alone – breakouts don’t discriminate and they can (and do) happen to anyone. While it may feel like you’ll never have clear skin again, an effective skincare regime can make a world of difference.
Proactiv understands that having breakouts can be tough, especially on teenagers, and can impact not just a person’s appearance but also their self-esteem.
To help teens control their breakouts, maintain clear skin and feel more confident in themselves, Proactiv designed their Original Acne Solution. The original Proactiv system fights breakouts at the source to clear acne-causing impurities, unclog pores, minimise future breakouts and improve skin texture and clarity.
Proactiv’s Original Acne Solution follows a super simple 3 step process, and when used consistently twice a day (AM & PM), you’ll be on your way to clear, radiant skin in no time!
STEP 1 – CLEANSE
Prep your skin by cleansing and exfoliating away excess dirt, oil and other impurities.
Massage a generous amount on to damp skin for 1-2 minutes
Rinse off thoroughly with warm water. Pat dry.
STEP 2 – TONE
Sweep away any remaining impurities with this refreshing, energising toner that helps your skin achieve the perfect pH.
Apply with a cotton ball or pad in an upward motion, morning and night as needed
Allow Toner to dry. Do not rinse off. Follow with Step 3.
STEP 3 – REPAIR
Micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide gets down to business and tackles acne-causing impurities deep in the pore.
A group of our YOMM members are currently putting Proactiv Original Acne Solution to the test. Follow their journey below …
WEEK 1 REVIEWS
After using Proactiv for approximately 1 week I have already seen some good changes in my complexion. The first thing that I noticed and thought was really helpful was the easy 1, 2, 3 step method – this made it really achievable for me to maintain a good skincare routine as beforehand it was never clear as to what and when to use for my acne prone skin. It is a really therapeutic routine for me to use all 3 products every night and morning, it allows me to make my goal of getting clear skin somewhat more achievable and hopefully in the future a reality! And after using it for only one week this reality is coming closer, the redness around my chin area has significantly decreased and my breakouts have definitely shrunk with the help of the moisturising lotion which I apply on my problem areas at night. Proactive’s Smart Target technology thus definitely works! Furthermore my overall complexion seems to be more even which I believe is due to the refreshing toner. So after only one week of using Proactiv I can definitely say that I’m impressed and excited for how this product, created by dermatologists, will change my overall complexion and tackle my goal of achieving clear skin!
As I opened the box for the Proactiv skincare products I was wowed and amazed by just how much this package contains, not only does it have a skin cleanser but also has a toner and a repair kit to come along with it.
Upon initial usage of the product, I found the exfoliating feeling of the cleanser very soothing and the instructions printed on the inside of the box very easy to follow, whereas other products give either unclear instructions or none at all, Proactiv has simplified them to three simple steps. Next was the toner, which I have never personally used toners, but this one revitalises the skin, so you aren’t left with a dry feeling that you may have if you have not used skincare products before. Finally in the way of the three products included was the repair kit, which moisturises the skin so it left soft to touch and locks in all the previous steps so that they aren’t going to waste.
As someone who has struggled with troubled skin for the majority of my life I am constantly searching high and low to find a product that can do the trick for me and my skin and I can say that Proactiv has already helped to reduce redness and blemishes on my skin. Its used by over 20 million people worldwide and its not hard to see why, with this easy to follow three step system, proven effectiveness, and over 20 years experience why Proactiv is one of the leading skincare products out there.
I can’t wait to see the results of the extended use of this product and I am very excited to keep using Proactiv.
After using Proactiv for approximately 1 week I have already seen some good changes in my complexion. The first thing that I noticed and thought was really helpful was the easy 1, 2, 3 step method – this made it really achievable for me to maintain a good skincare routine as beforehand it was never clear as to what and when to use for my acne prone skin. It is a really therapeutic routine for me to use all 3 products every night and morning, it allows me to make my goal of getting clear skin somewhat more achievable and hopefully in the future a reality! And after using it for only one week this reality is coming closer, the redness around my chin area has significantly decreased and my breakouts have definitely shrunk with the help of the moisturising lotion which I apply on my problem areas at night. Proactiv’s Smart Target technology thus definitely works! Furthermore my overall complexion seems to be more even which I believe is due to the refreshing toner. So after only one week of using Proactiv I can definitely say that I’m impressed and excited for how this product, created by dermatologists, will change my overall complexion and tackle my goal of achieving clear skin!
The product come in a very simple design with easy to read instructions on it. It’s has a great and pleasing smell to it, making me feel good about just using it… the 3 different steps each feel good but different in their own way. Step one is nice and grainy, compared to step two which is that of an oil that’s really nice cool and smooth once you start applying. Step 3 feels just like a very basic and simple cream.
I completed 3 days of the patch test just under my neck and there is a noticeable difference in how the skin feels. So much softer and smoother. No colour change or anything. But the softness if my skin alone makes me excited to start the full process and see what’s ahead.
WEEK 4 REVIEWS
Now that I have been using the product for a few weeks I can defiantly say I have gotten into a routine that is super easy and actually enjoyable with my Proactiv products. Washing my face first thing in the morning and moisturising is so nice and refreshing and really makes me feel ready for the day.
I have noticed my skin feels smoother and firmer and I definitely feel less red which is amazing! However, I can’t seem to get rid of the problem spots around my chin and jawline.
After using Proactiv for a couple of weeks now I have found the results to be astonishing, it has reduced the redness on the troubled areas of my skin and left it feeling soft to the touch, as well as repairing the skin helping to prevent further outbreaks on my skin. Its super quick to use, so for people who don’t have much time in the morning for daily skincare routines, Proactiv only takes five minutes and can be done mainly in the shower which makes life on the go super easy and manageable. Proactiv helps to clear up your blemishes with only five minutes each day, two times a day as directed by the bottle. It has been working for me and it is safe, effective and it will leave your skin feeling clear and beautiful.
After a few days I really started to notice the difference in using this product as opposed to other products on the market as the redness that I thought was normal for my skin cleared right up, and I have never seen results in a product like this be so effective and quick. Upon further use I found Proactiv to keep the redness away and any blemishes that tried to fight through had a tough time as they did not last for more than a day or two before that went back down. My skin has never felt better than under the use of Proactiv and their amazing products that control acne, and the amount of oil produced by your skin. Need I say more, Proactiv is amazing and you are missing out by not jumping aboard and using it yourself, if you have troubled skin.
It’s been around 3 weeks now of using Proactiv and I’m really satisfied with the progress I’m seeing! Overall my complexion has become more even and I no longer have any active breakouts in my problem areas. The only red areas which I am able to see are areas of scaring which will heal eventually. As said in my previous review I was slightly nervous about following a routine and actually seeing results but I’ve found it to be really easy and actually quite therapeutic to do every morning and night. I’ve been especially loving the healing lotion as it targets certain problem areas and has up to now eliminated all of them. Being able to see results definitely motivates me to use the products as much as I can and to look forward to it as well. It is amazing to see only 3 products change my complexion and totally restore the confidence in me which I thought was impossible due to never knowing where to start. I’m super happy with the progress I’ve made in these weeks and look forward to using it even more in the future.
After 3 weeks of use the thing that stood out the most although its very slight was my skin, it feels very soft to touch, smooth and almost moist but not oily … if that makes sense. There has also in the span of 3 weeks been no new marks, scars or acne to appear. And finally there was a slight change in skin tone EVER SO SLIGHTLY. I have a very prominent red stripe across the bridge of my nose, and I have noticed how in the last couple weeks this colour/tone has started to level out with the rest of my face. It is still there but is lighter than it use to be. These small changes have been great there hasn’t been any noticeable huge improvements… Proactiv doesn’t claim to completely eradicate acne, the existing acne marks are still there just not as prominent as before. Judging on it so far it seems as with regular use of the 3 step program morning and night Proactiv could potentially prevent any future outbreaks. We are only 1/3 of the way in and if the minor improvements are anything to go by the next 3-6 weeks good lead to some very exciting and promising results.
WEEK 8 REVIEWS
My routine with Proactiv is pretty much second nature now, and I am loving the results. My skin is still feeling smooth and hydrated, my redness is pretty much gone and the spots around my chin have finally budged. So, I am feeling on top of the world!
The feeling of walking out of the house with no make up without as much as a second thought about my skin is so liberating! Make up can be such a vicious cycle, especially for someone like me who would wear it even to the gym. So, I am so finally be able to break that habit and enjoy make up as a fun thing to wear when I feel like it rather then something, I feel like I need to be seen in public.
After using Proactiv for multiple weeks now I am glad to say that the results have been outstanding not only have they been very quick but even after exposure to the product for a long period of time I am thrilled to say that it keeps working.
Most other skincare will start to lose its effectiveness after only a few uses or days the better ones usually last up to two weeks. But Proactiv keeps working long after the initial use, and even if you are forgetful like me it will still work even if you forget to put it on for a few days.
I haven’t had any experiences of my skin drying out or becoming crusty, my skin feels soft to touch still and not greasy or slimy at all. Occasionally a little blemish will pop up as is normal with skincare but proactiv makes them smaller than the normal blemishes that come through and they don’t last nearly as long.
But I am still amazed by how effective Proactiv really is, and I would still recommend it to my friends or people who have troubled skin or even just pimple prone skin.
After using Proactiv for 8 weeks I have really gotten to see the long term impacts these products have made on my skin. I started off with several outbreaks around my chin, blackheads and whiteheads around my nose and an overall oilier complexion. At this point of the trial I have no active breakouts and my skin is looking as clear as ever, which makes me super happy. I feel like my overall skin tone and complexion has evened out and I don’t feel like I have to wear any makeup. What I will say though is that some scaring and areas of roughness around my chin, which are not necessarily visible to the naked eye, have stayed at the same level and have not gotten worse but not necessarily better. Thus at this standpoint of week 8 I definitely can recommend Proactiv for people who are battling active breakouts and redness. I again would like to make a point of the easiness and accessibility of these products and have enjoyed using them so far especially knowing that it really works.
There have been no major differences or noticeable differences from the last progress review. the only important thing for me this time round would be since last time I had picked up more sports and activities which cause a lot of sweat. Growing up extreme periods of sweat would cause outbreaks in my acne. As for this time doing the 3 step night and day program seemed to have kept these outbreaks under control and preventing any major marks appearing. I’m excited for the final results and can’t wait to compare to what it was 9 weeks ago. As for today my skin still feels soft and smooth and has a wonderful glow, it has also truly made me very confident about my skin.
WEEK 12 REVIEWS
Using Proactiv the past couple of months has been so easy and has definitely made large improvements to my skin! However, I still go through cycles of break outs and clear skin and at the moment I am just coming out of a break out period. This being said the break outs I have now are far less noticeable then before. Breakouts for me used to mean very large raised bumps on my cheeks, redness all over my face and clusters of black heads on my nose, around my chin and on the sides of my face. Currently using Proactiv, a break out is merely a few pimples either on my jaw line or cheek and some black heads on my chin and the sides of my face.
This is a huge improvement and I am so thankful I started using Proactiv!
It’s finally here, my final review for Proactiv. I’ve been using Proactiv for the last couple of months and I have noticed a significant difference in the amount of redness in my skin and even the blemishes, I used to have prior to using Proactiv. The redness has been significantly reduced and makes my skin look like new, and the amount of blemishes I’ve had since starting Proactiv is if unlucky maybe one every two weeks.
If you have been considering switching to a different skincare product I would highly recommend this for most skin types. Within days you will see a noticeable difference in your skin, and if you keep consistent with it the results will be long term saving you hundreds of dollars in the future. Don’t pass up on Proactiv and start saving your skin now.
I am super happy with the results these products have provided! Nothing majorly different has happened since the last update as my skin has been at a constant good level. I can now leave the house without having the need to cover up any blemishes and can now feel comfortable without using a lot of concealer or makeup which always bugged me. One thing I will note though is that after the breakout has healed scarring is still apparent and doesn’t vanish with the use of the products. Furthermore now at 12 weeks I think my skin is a lot more dry than it was before and I always feel the need to use more moisturiser. Overall though I’m super happy with the results and have found this journey really enjoyable as I’ve seen real differences! So if anyone is looking to battle active breakouts I can definitely recommend it.
It’s now come the end of my Proactiv 3 step journey. I say end because this is the last time I’m checking in with you, the final update. But I will 100% carry on with it into the future. As said in many of my other updates the level of softness and moistness it leaves my skin makes my feel very confident about my face and skin. The major thing that shocked me was how well Proactiv helped me keep my skin looking and feeling good, even through a range of stressful experiences. Since my last update I had continued at the gym, gone camping, went to a 3 day music festival and spent 10 days at the snow… and all my face stayed fresh and health through it all. If there are blemishes or marks you’d like to control I would highly recommend trying this 3 step program.