Laura L

I am working alongside Proactiv Skincare for the next few months on a skincare journey which I want to share with you. Firstly, you may not know that I had pretty horrendous breakouts & skin if you are new to my blog, plus ; my skin has been relatively ‘clear’ now for around 6 years. However, a lot of people still find my blog for my breakout/blemish posts and I still have quite bad scarring, blackheads, whiteheads and *that* occasional bout. From my experiences I want to share my knowledge, advice and try and help as many people who are going through it.

Laura L

You probably would have heard of this brand as it’s possibly one of the most famous ‘blemish skincare’ brands, and they have had quite a lot of celebrity endorsement over the years. I will be honest, I have never used their skincare before. It definitely wasn’t available in the UK when I was having my full-blown breakouts, otherwise it would have been one of the brands I would have tried. Its known for it’s daily 3-step skincare routine, and they have lots of add-on products such as masks, toners and even makeup. 

"From using the Proactiv+ regime, I am hoping to clear my skin up a little more, brighten up the discoloration and control the excess oil on my skin."

Read more about Laura's skincare journey HERE

Clear skin

 

Cover & Heal: The Proactiv+  Repairing Concealer

We’ve all been there: that vicious cycle of having a bad skin day/week/month and so what do we do?.. Apply more makeup to cover it all up, which can sometimes just make everything a whole lot worse. Your skin feels more dirty and greasy, blemishes get worse and more painful but you don’t want to go out not feeling comfortable in your skin. That’s why an anti-bacterial and anti-blemish concealer can make all of the difference. The Proactiv+ Repairing Concealer contains blemish-busting salicylic acid as a key ingredient, and it won’t clog your pores.

"I love a product that kills 2 birds with one stone and that’s exactly what the Proactiv+ Repairing Concealer does : hides those pesky blemishes and marks, all whilst helping heal and treat the skin."

It comes in a handy-to-use compact with accompanying brush that makes it quick, easy and most importantly…hygienic to apply! In the below photo, I have no makeup on my skin > then just a touch of BB cream & the Proactiv+ Repairing Concealer swipe on strategically > then blended in. This takes all of about 2 minutes to do a full base, and I find it perfect for when you don’t want a really heavy finish but want your skin to look clear. 

Repairing concealer

Read more about Laura's skincare journey HERE

Over the last 6 months or so I have been on a Proactiv+ skincare journey. This has involved meeting up with the brand, having consultations with their appointed dermatologist and more importantly seeing how it works on my skin. In short, I’ve suffered with problematic skin quite a bit. This completely took over my teenage life and gave me a terrible amount of grief. Fast forward to now, I still have oily-combination skin, with scarring and regular breakouts that I have to keep on top of.

Over my journey with Proactiv+, I have been using some key main products that have worked for my routine and skin including the 3-step core system, the Skin Purifying Mask, The Mark Fading Pads (amazing!) & more recently the Deep Cleansing Brush. I didn’t have any adverse reactions to all of the products that I tried and have even managed to sneak a couple of the products into my gym bag.

As you can see from the before and after photos, my skin has certainly brightened up and I think my pores look more refined and obviously my blemishes, although not vanished, appear a lot less obvious and ‘under control’.

The main and most important change for me, is the appearance of the scarring on my face, which I have had since my teens. You can notice in the ‘before’ image I used to have a lot of post-blemish marks, which I seem to always get. There is a clear improvement and although I think this is down to a combination of Proactiv+ products, I feel it was spearheaded by the Mark Fading Pads.

Laura before / after

Read more about Laura's skincare journey HERE

 

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