Thursday, 23 April 2015

My Proactiv+ Experience

Proactiv+ is used by Nicole Scherzinger and the gorgeous lead singer in Maroon5, Adam Levine. Sure if it's good enough for Sherzy??! In my package I received the skin smoothing exfoliator facial cleanser, the pore targeting treatment facial cream, the complexion perfecting hydrator facial moisturiser and the skin purifying mask. Proactiv+ is suitable for those with sensitive spot prone skin as well as those who suffer from the occasional breakout. I personally would be going along loving life and next thing boom, a big ugly spot!! It's incredibly annoying. 

Proactiv+ uses a patented formula specially designed to tackle blemishes from deep down in the skin while also providing hydration for healthier, more radiant skin. Their Smart Target Technology is developed to deliver more salicylic acid to the pores to promote fresh, spot free skin. 

What is salicylic acid?
Salicylic acid is a multifunctional ingredient used to fight blemishes, exfoliate and as an anti-irritant. It also helps to improve the skins thickness and barrier functions so it prevents excessive amounts of oils, dirt etc from entering your pores. Salicylic acid penetrates deep down into the pores to increase collegen production. Collegen is what makes our skin look firm and plump. As we age production of it slows down and that is why we get fine lines and wrinkles. Below I will talk you through the various steps of my Proactiv+ 3-Piece Core Kit.

Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator Facial Cleanser 
My first impression of this was a slight concern that it was a daily exfoliator. I hoped and prayed it was a gentle but effective exfoliator like the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant and it is. The minuscule beads gently scrub away makeup, dead skin cells, dirt, oil and other pore clogging impurities to give you fresh, fabulous skin. It smells really good to, kinda like a salon product during a facial.

Proactiv+ Pore Targeting Treatment
This is used twice a day morning and night after the Proactiv+ Skin Smooting Exfoliator Facial Cleanser. You need to apply a pearl sized amount all over your face and allow it soak in fully before the next step. It doesn't take very long so I usually brush my teeth to pass the time. Even though it is a cream is spreads and feels like a serum. 

Proactiv+ Complexion Perfecting Hydrator Facial Moisturiser
This is also applied twice a day morning and night once the Proactiv+ Pore Targeting Treatment is fully absorbed by the skin. This product is my favourite of them all. I am quite generous with this at night time because it is a little thicker than a regular moisturiser and is really cooling on the skin. It leaves my skin hydrated and baby smooth while also addressing redness, oil, dryness and general lacklustre skin. 

Proactiv+ Skin Purifying Mask
This mask comes free with the Proavtiv+ 3-Piece Core Kit. This can be used up to three times a week. It feels a little gritty when you are rubbing it on. I loved this because I really felt like my skin was getting a good deep clean. This amazing little product is also a great overnight treatment for spots and other problem blemishes. 

So in a nutshell...
I really loved the Proactiv+ products. They gave much better results than I ever expected. My skin feels plumper, thicker and just generally better. A good skincare routine is a vital part of a flawless makeup application. The trick is to find the products that suit your skin and stick with it. Expect a little breakout of a few days of crappy skin near the beginning as all the impurities are drawn out.

For more information or to purchase a Proactiv+ kit of your own click HERE!!

Melissa x



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