Saturday, January 2, 2010

Review: Proactiv skin care and makeup

I'm willing to bet that there is not a single person reading this post that hasn't heard of the Proactiv line of acne prevention and treatment.  We've all seen the infomercials and seen the products advertised in magazines and online.  What I didn't know was that Proactiv isn't just about acne treatment, the Proactiv line of products also includes some great skin care products and even makeup!

Now that I'm getting further onto the other side of 30, I'm trying to be more conscious about taking good care of my skin.  So I was really glad to get to try out some of these skin care products for myself. 

The first thing that I tried was the Proactiv Mild Exfoliating Peel. This is meant for use on the oily areas of your face- you just put it on the oily areas, let it dry and roll it off with your fingers.  It contains aloe, camellia extract, orange and lemon extracts to soothe during exfoliation, and salicylic acid (0.5%) to prevent breakouts. I really liked this peel- it didn't burn or sting my skin at all, as some peels that I've used in the past have done. It doesn't have much of a smell, which was another thing I really liked.  This is a great addition to my skin care regime, and only has to be done once or twice per week, which is good for a busy mom!

The next product that I used was the Proactiv Oil Free Moisture. This is a nice lotion- it goes on really smoothly and isn't heavy. I hate face lotions that are heavy and sticky, so am always nervous when trying a new moisturizer. This one left my skin feeling soft and moisturized, but not oily. I also like that this product has SPF 15. I am terrible about remembering to put on sunblock, which is especially bad for someone as pale as I am. So dual purpose products are my favorite! 

My absolute favorite product was the Sheer Finish Mattifying Gel. I tend to have a bit of a shiny nose and forehead, and always hate how they look in pictures.  This gel was so easy to put on- just put a tiny bit on your finger and apply to the oily areas, and the shine is gone! I was impressed at how well this gel worked and how long it lasted. I put it on in the morning with the rest of my skin care products and the skin was gone all day. This product is made with white tea, an antioxidant that helps of skin-damaging free radicals. So your skin is protected and shine free with this!  I'm never leaving the house without it again. 

I also received the Sheer Finish Mineral Pressed Foundation.  I wasn't as crazy about this as the other products. There was nothing wrong with it, but the color was a little dark for my ridiculously pale skin, and I'm not crazy about pressed powder foundation in general.  I did like how easily this went on, and how light it felt. 

If you're looking for some great new skin care products for the new year, check these out! If you're an active Proactiv Solution Clear Skin Club member, you can order these (and other great products) online. Otherwise, you can call 888-819-2019 to place an order. These products sell for $22-25, with a lower price for Proactiv Preferred Customers.

Disclaimer: I was sent these products to test out for myself, but was not compensated in any other way. All opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. 


Jupiter Family said...

Happy New Year !!!

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