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Complexion Perfection in One System!

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We could all benefit from a product that promises to make our skin smoother, softer and more even toned.  I had the great fortune to test 3 products that not only delivered this, but also are amazing at helping to correct and approve the appearance of acne prone skin. I only wish I would have had these amazing products when I was 15 and had raging acne. This month I tested Proactiv + Skin Smoothing Exfoliator, Proactiv + Complexion Perfecting Hydrator and  Proactiv +  Pore Targeting Treatment.  All 3 of these products were amazing on their own, but as a trio, were so fantastic. I tentatively offered a girlfriend from the gym these 3 to use, as her forehead was a pimply mess (touchy subject I know, but what kind of friend would I be if I didn’t offer), she had amazing results as well. 

Everyone has seen the infomercials for Proactiv. We have seen the celebrity testimonies, and the before and afters.  The Proactive+ line is an advanced acne-treatment system with added medicine, built-in hydration and a new, smarter way to treat acne. The founders of the original Proactiv product line Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields have spent the last five years creating all-new Proactiv+, completely reformulating Proactiv® from the ground up to take advantage of the latest advances in smart delivery technology and science-based skincare. They promise that with “Proactiv+, you also can enjoy the look of smoother, more even-toned skin. Nice texture. Smaller-looking pores and a complexion that glows. Visibly diminished dark marks. Reduced redness, oil and shine. Skin that's visibly softer, more supple and hydrated.” I had to see for myself, and was very satisfied with the results. 

Step One of the new, advanced Proactiv+ System is the Skin Smoothing Exfoliator. This lush, cushiony wash gently deep cleans pore-clogging impurities and sets the stage for a smoother, more healthy-looking complexion. Glycolic acid works together with tiny exfoliating beads to gently yet effectively lift away dead skin cells, makeup, oils and other pore-clogging substances for an immediately brighter, smoother look and feel. A mild concentration of prescription-quality micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide medicine begins to quickly kill acne-causing bacteria on contact. The Skin Smoothing Exfoliator delivers a hydrating moisturizing complex that makes your skin feel soft and supple unlike other cleansers that can leave skin feeling dry and tight. This naturally derived, sulfate-free cleanser was designed to gently remove impurities without stripping needed oils. I loved the way this cleanser applied, and it truly left my skin so clean, refreshed without drying.

Step Two of the Proactiv+ System is the Pore Targeting Treatment. With this product, Smart Target™ technology solves the two biggest problems of acne fighting with one elegant solution. Inside the pore, the medicine's micro-layers of encapsulation open successively -gradually releasing the benzoyl peroxide for longer-lasting effectiveness. Added glycerin helps keep skin looking soft, supple and hydrated. contains encapsulated benzoyl peroxide with exclusive, Smart Target™ technology that helps transport the acne medicine off the skin's surface -- to minimize dryness and irritation -- and delivers it with laser-like precision directly into pores, the target site for killing acne-causing bacteria. This formula is lightweight, non-greasy and absorbs quickly into skin. It doesn’t leave a film or greasy residue which is great. This product is paraben free, non-comedogenic and dermatologist tested. I love that this product can be used for all skin-types. I have somewhat dry skin, and a girlfriend of mine, going though some complexion issues, has oily skin. I gave her this product to try, and she had the same results as I did. Neither one of us experienced drying. We both however, noticed a difference in skin tone, texture and clarity.

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Step Three of Proactiv+ 3-Step System is the Complexion Perfecting Hydrator. It combines the acne-fighting power of salicylic acid with elegant skincare to create an extraordinary beauty treatment. This final step addresses common problems of acne-prone skin -- blemishes, uneven tone, excess oil and shine, redness, irritation, dryness, large-looking pores. I love that this step contains science-based, high-quality ingredients such as brighteners, moisturizers, a mattifier, soothing botanicals and a nourishing prebiotic. The unique combination of natural brightening compounds like kojic acid, licorice extract, bearberry and sophora root to reduce discoloration and provide more radiance. The addition of salicylic acid (0.5%) as a gentle acne medicine designed to help keep pores clear. This is truly one of the best moisturizers I have ever used. It goes on light, leaving my skin feeling fresh, soft and supple.

Proactiv + 3 step system is truly a winner. I noticed results right away, and within a few days the tone, texture and clarity of my skin had improved dramatically. Anyone wanting clearer, fresher looking skin, or who has issues with acne should consider trying this 3 step system. I experienced remarkable results, and I’m sure you will too.


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Stacey is an outgoing herbalist, spa frequenter, and a self-proclaimed beauty historian! She is the most recent addition to Certified F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S. and gives you weekly insight into the past and present of your beauty must haves!  

SKIN TYPE:  Combination

HAIR TYPE: Course, thick, naturally wavy, dry

HAIR COLOR: Dark brunette



BEAUTY ADDICTIONS: Body and face scrubs, exfoliating in general :)


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