If you’ve ever suffered from acne, chances are you’ve probably tried a Proactiv product or two in your skincare regimen. The brand has made a name for itself as the ultimate acne solution, and I can attest from firsthand experience that the products really work! As an adult acne survivor who still battles with the occasional flare up, I always keep my stash of Proactiv products locked and loaded to attack and get rid of pimples fast.
Whether you’re a dedicated Proactiv user like me or you’ve wanted to try it but never have, you’ll be happy to hear that the brand has just launched its new 3-step system, Proactiv+. This next-generation line contains the same easy 1-2-3 process as the original, but with updated formulas based on tried-and-true modern-day research.
Step 1 is the Skin Smoothing Exfoliator, a daily face wash for killing acne-causing bacteria and renewing and smoothing the skin’s surface. Step 2 is the Pore Targeting Treatment, a light-weight, leave-on gel with 2.5 percent of benzoyl peroxide, which effectively kills acne bacteria at the source. Lastly, step 3 is the Complexion Perfecting Hydrator, which contains natural skin brighteners, moisturizers, a mattifier, soothing botanicals and a nourishing probiotic.
As a fan of the former system, I can assure you that you’ll love this updated regimen. I’ve given all three items a test drive, and in just two weeks, the biggest change I’ve noticed is that my skin is less oily under my makeup. I usually use an oil-control primer to keep a shiny T-zone at bay, but for the past week, I’ve been able to skip it altogether. I also dabbed the Pore Targeting Treatment on a pesky pimple that was trying to creep up on my chin one night, and the very next morning, there was no trace of a blemish whatsoever. #Winning.
Get your hands on the new Proactiv+ system for $29.99 for a one-month supply at Proactiv.