ProActiv with ProActiv Skincare - A Review

If you know anyone who has battled with acne or if you live in America and haven't been sheltered from commercial TV advertising, you would have heard of Proactiv. This super-giant skincare brand from Rodan and Fields with models such as Adam Levine and Nicole Scherzinger (pardon if I've spelt that incorrectly) uses salicylic acid as their main ingredient in fighting acne. 

I have a couple from the range being Step 1: Skin Smoothing Exfoliator and Step 2: Pore Targeting Treatment Face Cream which I would like to review for you today.

Of course skin care is individual and dependent on your skin type. I have combination skin with an oily T-zone and dry cheeks. I tend to get mild acne: with a blackheads on my nose, then a few white heads on my forehead and the occasional cystic spot.

Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator Facial Cleanser is a physical exfoliator with micro-beads which work to scrub the skin. I like this exfoliator as it is not as rough as the others (ironic I know!) and seems to smoothen my skin gently.

Proactiv Pore Targeting Treatment Facial Cream is used after the exfoliator and I recommend just applying this on the oily areas e.g. T-zone. I especially use this on my nose. The salicylic acid keeps the oil at bay. There is a tightening sensation which may or may not be pleasant depending on your sensitivities to these things. I would recommend only using a minimal amount to avoid too much acidity and dryness on the skin.

I would suggest this skincare range for people with oily skin types as the drying qualities would help. But for the acne prone with drier or rough skin, I would suggest a more moisturising facial regime and targeted acne treatments or 'spot-correcting' for example with products containing benzoyl peroxide rather than using a topical acne treatment for the whole face.

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