Friday, February 5, 2010

Product Review: New Proactiv Solutions

***not a picture of the actual kit I received****

Product Information:

Proactiv® Solution, the world's best selling acne system, is a leader in acne prevention and treatment formulated to offer consumers the opportunity for a lifetime of smooth, clear, healthy-looking skin. Now with new micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide, Proactiv utilizes Combination Therapy® to directly target the root causes of acne – bacteria, oil production, and dead skin cell build up – and heal and soothe acne prone skin. Proactiv clears existing blemishes, soothes inflammation and redness, and helps to prevent new breakouts from occurring. Proactiv Solution has a complete line of products, beyond the 3-Step System, including moisturizers, sunscreens, spot treatments and body washes formulated specifically for acne prone skin.

Proactiv, developed by Drs. Rodan and Fields, celebrates its 15-year anniversary in June 2010. It has been used successfully by millions of women, men and teens around the world. The iconic 3-Step System, along with other products in Proactiv’s extensive skin care line, have been recognized with 27 coveted awards and honors from the beauty and health industry.

Proactiv Solution is distributed by Guthy-Renker and can be purchased by calling (888) 819-2019 or online at

My Review:

I was excited to get a free introductory kit of New Proactiv Solutions. I've watched the commercials a gazillion times and was curious. I've never had a big problem with acne but I do have large pores and a problem with blackheads (yummy huh?) Well anyway, when I saw that they were looking for reviewers I jumped on the chance to try it!

About three days ago the kit was delivered to my doorstep and I immediately went to my bathroom to wash my face (that's how excited I was!) I go through the instructions and get to work! The steps are simple. Wash using the cleanser, tone using the toner and a cotton ball, and then treat. That's it! My kit came with the Green Tea Moisturizer and the Refining Mask. The moisturizer is very good! I love the smell and it's definitely not greasy!

Day one went fine. Day two on the other hand...well let's just say that I have sensitive skin. I should have known better. I will say that my results are not typical. I've researched the product and find that only a small number of people have the same issue come up. After the first day I woke up with a swollen left eyelid. My skin felt tight and slightly itchy, but my eyelid was the worst! I looked like I had gotten clocked a good one. I'm guessing it's the benzoyl peroxide that did it. I've read that some people with sensitive skin have issues with it. My eye is getting back to normal after a day of not using the products and my skin is feeling less itchy. I really am sad that I seemingly cannot use this product. I was excited about it but I don't wanna go around with swollen eyelids just to get rid of some blackheads!

Now I cannot state that this result will happen for everyone! Like I said before I've only read where a SMALL amount of people have this reaction! I'm one of the lucky (sarcasm) ones I guess! I love the moisturizer and since there is no
benzoyl peroxide in that I will continue to use it.

**I recieve a free product in exchange for an honest review****


  1. Thanks for your honesty. I, too, am allergic to the benzoyl peroxide in these products. Thanks for saving me $$, time, effort and a lot of discomfort.


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