Proactiv+ Does it Really Work?

Way back in February this year, I noticed Proactiv skincare were looking to work with bloggers on a 8-10 week trial basis. I applied and was lucky enough to be one of 20 bloggers chosen to take part and test out the Proactiv+ products for themselves. Within a week, I received this gorgeous box of products to put to test on my skin.



Just like in the past, I thought it was vital I shared a photo of my skin pre-Proactiv skincare to show off the full results and give it a full review process. Here was my no makeup selfie from before I started testing the products and as you can see, my skin wasn’t looking to bad to start with.


I started with the skin smoothing exfoliator 2 x a day to give my skin a gentle exfoliation.


Then I used a pearl sized amount of the pore targeting treatment face cream all over my face, again 2 x a day to targets those pesky pores.


Next up is the complexion perfecting hydrator which is a light moisturiser with spot fighting qualities to be used, yes you guessed it, 2 x a day.


Last up and used maybe 1 or 2 times a week is the skin purifying mask which has some exfoliating properties and thoroughly cleanses the skin.


So after 10 weeks of trialling out this product, I’m going to share the selfies with you first before my honest thoughts.

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As you can see, half way through the trial, my skin was looking good and spots were kept at bay but by the end which was only taken a couple of days ago, my skin had gone into meltdown.

I’m not one to shy away from sharing my spotty selfies because I think it’s best to be honest. I have liked the Proactiv+ skincare routine but I haven’t found it beneficial long-term on my skin. I’ve also been stressed lately with the house purchase so I think hormones have come into play the last few weeks.

Here’s my honest opinion about this skincare routine:

If you have bad skin then you will probably find this routine excellent, as it’s not too heavy and doesn’t have any major ingredients that sting or hurt the skin.

It’s actually a great value routine and having grown up thinking it was out my budget, I was pleasantly surprised by the overall price.

I don’t think personally I would buy this routine again after finding other cleansers that have worked better on my skin. I got told by a skincare specialist that my skin doesn’t like anything gritty and that’s 100% true when it comes to cleansers, I have found the creamy cleansers work far better for me.

Should you try it out?

Yes, everyone’s skin is different and it would be difficult for me to preach for or against this product. I liked it throughout the routine but have now switched to a cream cleanser for sensitive skin to try to get my skin back into better condition.

I hope you’ve found this useful, please leave me your links if you’ve reviewed the Proactiv+ products as well.

Laura x

*this product was sent to me in exchange for an honest 8-10 week trial. All opinions are my own as always*

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