Spots, zits, blemishes and acne all fall under the same umbrella that millions of us suffer from every single day, some people are very lucky and get that odd spot once a month but unfortunately, there are sufferers in the world like myself that get the pesky things daily.
High street shops are flooded with anti-spot washes, gels, creams and lotions that truly makes me wonder how on earth can a customer decide on what product/brand to trust? There are so many harsh products lurking on those dusty shelfs and unfortunately you are a target of those products.
But rest assure! Help is at hand with the latest innovation from Proactiv, introducing Proactiv+. Thats right, the makers of Proactiv Katie Rodan, M.D and Kathy Fields, M.D have been cooking up a new recipe and have taken the old formulation of Proactiv to the next level. Well, Proactiv was first released in 1995 as a subscription basis only – I do think it’s about time for a little upgrade, don’t you?
The difference between Proactiv and Proactiv+ packaging:
As shown above, the original out-dated font bottles are now replaced with clean-looking white tubes, more user-friendly, readable to the public eye. The products are now easier to dispense because of the new design. The updated font and the use of green gives the feel of a fresher approach.
Proactiv Plus products overview:
Proactiv Plus Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:
An exciting 2-in-1 cleanser and exfoliator that contains power duo Salicylic Acid and Glycolic Acid that both work in harmony to combat active blemishes on the skin. The essence used from the Saxifrage flower offers whitening properties, Chinese Skullcap releases anti-bacterial agents onto the skin.
Proactiv Plus Pore Targeting Treatment:
This particular Proactiv Plus product uses all new scientific Smart Target Technology that delivers best friend Salicylic Acid to clean deep down into those dirty pores, reducing the formation of new blemishes. Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract promotes wound healing while having the power to pull up toxins from the skin killing spot-promoting bacteria. Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice – as we all know soothes, comforts irritated skin.
Proactiv Plus Complexion Perfecting Hydrator:
The final 3-step from the newly revamped brand Proactiv+. This lightweight yet comforting hydrator contains an array of skin-fixing ingredients: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract improves the health of the skin thanks to its antioxidants and flavonoids. Morus (Mulberry) Alba Bark Extract naturally lightens acne scarring and pigmentation. Baikal Skullcap is also used in Proactiv Plus Complexion Perfecting Hydrator as an anti-bacterial agent.
Now, in all honestly I was surprised at how well Proactiv+ performed. In the past Proactiv has received mixed reviews of its original core products, unfortunately, I haven’t tried or tested the original core line of Proactiv so I’m unable to compare the two from side-to-side.
Now, hear comes the interesting part, what is the difference between the original Proactiv and the new Proactiv Plus? Luckily, to make it clear and easily readable I have found a comparison chart of the original and new side-by-side:
As you can see, Proactiv Plus have vastly improved by offering better results from the new Proactiv Plus range. Hydration, Radiance, Pore Size, Dark Spots and Redness are probably the five most major issues people are concerned with day-to-day, male or female. So, as you can see from the comparison chart, Proactiv have definitely done their research. For example: Acne sufferers aren’t just wanting clear, blemish-free skin, they’re wanting a reduction in pore size and quick removal of dark marks. Scientist research and discover new powerful ingredients and up-to-date technology to skin care so brands need to up their game!
Did the new Proactiv Plus work for me?
Yes! For the first few days of using Proactiv+ I noticed very little improvement but after a full week of using only Proactiv Plus roducts blemishes were becoming less frequent, blemishes that were making an appearance were soon making an exit! For the first time ever, skin didn’t need that extra support from other anti-blemish products, dark marks were fading slowly and my large open pores were looking cleaner, more closed. Overall, very impressed by the results Proactiv Plus has given me, but wouldn’t call it the cure for all acne as I was still getting a few blemishes but just not as often – can’t really complain can I.
Are you a long-term acne sufferer like myself? If yes is your answer then head over to Proactiv+ official website by clicking here.
For my U.S + Asian readers, you’ll be excited to know that the original Proactiv ZoomShops have now had a nice little upgrade, so keep an eye out at your nearest shopping mall, military bases and airports.
C’mon Proactiv! I’m demanding you to bring this lean mean anti-acne machine to the UK – we want a piece of the pie.