I can’t even tell you how many Proactiv commercials I’ve seen in my life.
Well over 1,000 I’m sure. I’m assuming you can say the same. I can remember back as far as a middle-schooler, watching the commercials and hoping that wouldn’t happen to me.
While I can’t say I’m even remotely close to a severe Proactiv case, I’ve definitely had my fair share of skin issues, as you guys know.
Somewhere between several failed dermatologist prescriptions and jumping off of a bridge, I decided I should try Proactiv. After all, nothing else was working, so what did I have to lose?
Figuring many of you are in the same predicament, I wanted to share my experience with the product that so many people have been buzzing about for decades.
Does Proactiv really work?
The short answer: Yes, it really does. I’d probably give it a 7.8 out of 10. That’s very specific, I know. Bear with me.
The long answer:
I started using this right around the time I began using the Illumask. (If you haven’t read my review on it, I’d highly encourage you to do so here.) And no, just like Illumask, Proactiv did not ask me to write this review, either.
I think both together are what has truly helped my skin the most. However, I’ve alternated gone off and on of both to truly confirm that they were working best together, and they really were.
When I first started Proactiv it KILLED my skin. It made it so horribly dry that I remember looking in the mirror and almost canceling on the friend I was supposed to meet for drinks that night. When I used the face wash in tandem with the pore targeting treatment, the mask, and the lotion, it literally felt like my face was going to MELT.
Then I stopped using the mask all together, and started using the face wash once per day instead of twice, and it got better. It only took a few days to notice a small difference in my skin. It got used to it, and stopped being so dry all the time. (When I need it, I use the Glossier Moon Mask for added hydration.)
It really has made a difference in my complexion. I used to break out on my forehead and my chin and I can’t even remember when I broke out in either of those areas in the past few months. I still have problem spots with the sides of my face, but it’s nowhere near what it used to be. I think a product would have to completely clear my breakouts and give me baby-smooth skin in order to receive a 10. So, relatively speaking, my score of 7.8 is a pretty great one.
All in all: It’s absolutely worth a try. What do you have to lose? I think you’ll be happy with the results!