Adult Acne, Teen Acne—- Proactiv Has You Covered
April 18th, 2012
A three-step system.
Whether you're an adult, a teen or even a tween, acne is acne no matter how you look at it. Yes, it varies from size and condition, but small blemishes or larger ones affect all aspects of your personal life in the same way. I should know, as I struggled with it in my youth for a number of years. Proactiv just started making news at the time I was testing and trying so many products to find the 'cure' for a face free of tiny pustules. I am not a proponent of using a "collection" of products to achieve results, but when it comes to conquering acne, I have learned that clean skin and follow-up topicals, work. Proactiv 3-Step Approach takes a simple yet effective aim to fighting acne.
This post has been long overdue, since Proactiv has reached buzz worthy status and is the one skin care line to turn to whether you are thirteen or 43. Recently, the AAD (American Academy of Dermatology) released a study showing that an astonishing 45% of women ages 21-30 have clinical acne.
Many turn to Proactiv after reaching a frustration level with the current products they are using whether over-the-counter or prescription. Mandy Moore, the celebrity actress, turned to Proactive and had this to say, “I thought my solution would come from a doctor with some fancy lotion and that wasn't the case. What ended up working for me was Proactiv.”
So I wondered, what makes Proactiv different from the rest. While a lot of products have benzoyl peroxide, a common active ingredient used to treat acne--- think about it this way, benzoyl peroxide (fights bacteria and soaks up oil) and benzoyl peroxide microcrystals (fight bacteria and exfoliate); the Proactiv 3-Step System has tiny exfoliating micro-crystals that are pharmaceutical grade and contain 2.5% benzoyl. They are tiny enough to successfully penetrate pores and are super gentle on skin. The system concept is so great because the products work in sync - so you're not using a bunch of products with different ingredients - each step's ingredients' have been chosen because they complement the other ingredients.
Also the doctors behind the line, Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields, co-authored, "The Doctors' Secrets to a Lifetime of Clear Skin" and share this insight behind the line.
"For 15 years, we've dedicated ourselves to providing a safe and effective approach to helping people find freedom from their breakouts. It's why we developed Proactiv - the first-ever comprehensive three-step system that both treats and prevents acne. It's why we made benzoyl-perozide products available to everyone in non-prescription dorm. It's also why we created a full range of medicated skin-care solutions."
Proactiv 3-Step System includes three daily steps consisting of the following:
-Step 1: Renewing Cleanser - This cleanser contains prescription-grade benzoyl peroxide (2.5%), with advanced micro crystals that quickly penetrate pores to start killing acne-causing bacteria on contact. At the same time, chamomile extract and other soothing ingredients help keep skin balanced and hydrated.
-Step 2: Revitalizing Toner - Glycolic acid, a botanical-rich blend of chamomile, aloe and panthenol combine to remove dead skin cells while hydrating and soothing to help achieve an even-toned complexion.
-Step 3: Repairing Treatment - This medicated lotion absorbs deep into pores and contains prescription-grade benzoyl peroxide (2.5%), with ultra fine micro-crystals, that go quickly into cleansed, open pores to start killing acne-causing bacteria on contact.
Price: $19.95, available at www.proactiv.com. While you are visiting the site, check our the mask, which has received major reviews too!
Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin.