|Proactiv Refining Mask -- the acne killer|
I have never been shy about discussing my own battles with blemishes with you all, and I have tried many products but never Proactiv. This is because Proactiv's main three step system is primarily based in benzyol peroxide, which can also be found in much cheaper drugstore branded cleansers. I have used Clear and Clear (BP based) before and it irritated my skin. I have read plenty of reviews from Proactiv users who also claimed that the three step stystem irritated their skin beyond belief. BP also has bleaching properties that will ruin your wash clothes, as well as anything else it touches (pillow cases, for example).
Proactiv apparently makes it very difficult to cancel your monthly subscription to their service, and if you sign up for Proactiv you are automatically enrolled in their auto-delivery program. Apparently, they do not make this explicitly obvious when enrolling online. Read independent reviews for yourself before doing business with this company- I have, and it made me wary.
However, one of my local malls has a Proactiv kiosk, and while the three step system didn't sound like it was worth a go, I had read many rave reviews for their refining mask ($31.20/70g). I am sure if you watch TV you know what the refining mask is, because it's been spotlighted as a free gift when purchasing the three step system. I decided to purchase a bottle of it from the mall kiosk, without having any clue how much it would cost. It isn't cheap, but I've seen more expensive masks out there.
prevent acne. The mask is also enriched with omegas, and has a clay base. Proactiv says this mask will give 'radiant, healthier looking skin, with refined texture and tone, reduced appearance of pores and wonderful clarity'. It is recommended to be used as a mask 2-3 times weekly, and as an overnight spot treatment as needed.
|Proactiv Refining Mask -- it is very thick in texture|
The only thing I really dislike about this mask is the smell. It is sulfur based, so it smells like rotten eggs. I really really hate that scent, and it takes a lot to stomach it. It is worth it for the results, though. I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a great multi-use item for battling acne!
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