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(Image belongs to the rightful owner at the source provided) THE RAW TRUTH ABOUT PRO-ACTIV: Just to let you guys know, I have attended schooling for Medical and Health; I focused on Pro-Activ and have met the CEO of Pro-Activ for more information (Father does their commercials and advertisements) So I do know what I`m talking about, I have used Pro-Activ for about 3 months for testing, and is giving valid information to the general public. Anyways! Off to the intro! : Jessica Simpson, Kelly Clarkson, and Vanessa Williams use it and their skin is crystal clear. What an amazing product, right?
Maybe you should consider that they have greater means than the average person of getting rid of facial blemishes. In fact we wouldnt even know if they ever had a zit due to the amazing makeup artists that recreate their faces before public or TV appearances. While we, at best, could use some cover-up, they could have artistically layered makeup that covers even the most obvious of blemishes.
So, if you think that the stars testimonials are proof enough maybe you should consider the following reasons why this product isnt what they advertise.
1.) Off to a Rough Start:
The Renewing Cleanser is first in the beautifying process. It comes in a 4 oz. bottle and sports Benzoyl Peroxide as the active ingredient. This ingredient is used in many different acne management products (i.e. the generic spot gels or creams that you dot in small amounts on the region of infection). The amount of Renewing Cleanser to expend is up to you, (it is suggested that you use a dime sized amount) but I wouldnt smear that much Benzoyl Peroxide on my face; not only did it sting the infected areas, but it only manages to dry out the clear spots I do have and leave an uncomfortable tightness to my facial skin. The product dispenses as a white cream and has rough textured beads to make for an unpleasant lathering experience. Directions state that you can spend it morning and night on a daily basis; but unless your face is a dried and leathery boot, this is too abrasive for such frequent usage.
2.) Toner is Nothing Special:
Now we come to the Revitalizing Toner. Im uncertain whether this has any effective ingredient in preventing acne, but it seems to be your regular hurry of the mill toner. Its nothing fancy, except for the price, and it left my skin looking oily. Isnt that what its trying to avoid?
3.) Double Run of Benzoyl Peroxide:
After you let the Toner fully dry, you apply the Repairing Lotion to just the infected areas. This contains the same 2.5% of Benzoyl Peroxide as the Renewing Cleanser, but in a concentrated 2 oz bottle. The only difference is that you dont wash this off because this is the real solution part to the system. Hopefully you dont get acne by your lips because you cant use it near them, as Benzoyl Peroxide should not be ingested. I also found that if you dont let the product dry before putting on your work clothes it will cause a discoloration in fabrics. Nice.
4.) Beware of Freebees:
Just when you thought this system couldnt win any worse on your skin, they threw in the Refining Mask free of charge. The first time I veteran this Sulfur based product I actually got a sudden break out of acne which I didnt have the beginnings of before using it.
5.) Sulfur Toilette:
I have reserved number five for the sulfur aroma. The Refining Masks sulfur scent lingers around your face for at least 24 hours after it has long been rinsed off. I kept getting concerned comments about whether I was feeling okay. Apparently this scent is reminiscent of the scent of stomach acid to most people and leads them to believe you may have vomited that day.
If you have sensitive skin this product is not for you. I have mild acne problems once in a while and this product irritates my skin and promotes acne more than it helps prevent or cure it. My best friend has oily skin that is prone to acne and this product only gave him rashes as it did me.
7.) Automatic Shipment Poorly Explained: BEWARE!
Well, eight weeks after my best friend first received this product, which gave him a awful rash, they had the automatic shipment all ready for him. Thats legal, its not just a one-time trial, you sign up for automatic shipmentsautomatically. If you arent that observant, like my friend, you will let this beautiful print detail skedaddle away and continue to be charged $45.00 every eight weeks or so until you cancel.
8.) Difficult to Cancel:
Which brings us to number eight. How do you cancel your membership? We searched the Website for any information about canceling this unwanted membership, but found no easy access to cancellation information. It would appear they dont want you to destroy without a fight.
9.) Lousy Customer Service:
Its always a bad time to cancel in their book. Lets say it is almost time for the next unwanted shipment and you explain to the customer service representative that you would like to cancel. They will then elucidate on how it is impossible to discontinuance a shipment nearly a week before it is to go out. How is this possible? The run around to cancel was so difficult you might even be tempted to just keep paying them for their awful product just to avoid the hassle. Maybe thats the plan.
10.) The heed:
You can get Johnson & Johnsons Shipshape & Clear oil-free foaming facial cleanser for a mere fraction of the cost and see similar if not better results. I have realized that paying top dollar does not guarantee quality. Obviously this is the case with Pro-Activ. Please think twice before buying. I believe it is a waste of money, and some what of a scam. Well, hope you enjoyed this blog post about Pro- Activ! Enjoy! :)