Jorgie's Story

 "I was so, so happy when I discovered Proactiv+. It changed everything"

At Proactiv+, it’s our belief that clear, healthy skin doesn’t just help you to look good, it has a real impact on how you feel. Whatever stage of life you’re in, breakouts and blemishes can affect how you feel about yourself, how you interact with others and ultimately how you face the world.

Blemishes, breakouts and bullies

While actress Jorgie Porter looks beautiful and radiant today, she hasn’t always enjoyed healthy looking skin. Jorgie started to get breakouts during her teenage years. Like many skin problem sufferers, her breakouts were caused by hormonal changes and as a teenager, she suffered from bumpy, greasy and tight feeling skin.

It was during this time that she first began to feel self-conscious about her skin and really began to worry about what people thought about her complexion. As a teenage girl in high school, she felt shy and anxious when people looked at her and constantly worried about what her classmates thought. While friends and family tried to reassure her, negative experiences with bullies at school just made her self-esteem worse.

Difficulty looking in the mirror

Jorgie’s skin problems didn’t automatically clear as she grew older. As she continued to battle blemishes and breakouts into her twenties, her confidence continued to be affected. Like many, she felt that she was being judged for her skin whenever she interacted with someone. She felt that the only thing they noticed about her were the sore, red blemishes on her face.

And with her confidence low, her skin began to affect her social life and the things she enjoyed too. She started to avoid outdoor activities and hanging out with friends, just so that no one could see the condition of her skin. As a dancer, she even tried to avoid studios with mirrors so that she didn’t have to look at her own skin.

“When you look in the mirror, all you see is how bad your skin is…it was so frustrating. And what can you do about it? It’s hard to cover up…you can’t just stick a hat on. It’s your whole face.”


Jorgie, age 16

Confidence in front of the camera

Of course, as an actress, her blemishes were still a worry in front of the camera. Best known for her role in Hollyoaks, Jorgie was always looking for ways to help her skin appear at its best on television – particularly when she was being filmed in unforgiving high definition.

Throughout her teenage years and into her adult life, she’d tried countless remedies and solutions to try and get rid of her blemishes, but nothing seemed to work.

“When nothing works, you’re so sad, and you just think well this is me now forever.”

However, a recommendation from a makeup artist on the Hollyoaks set encouraged Jorgie to try Proactiv+. And with that recommendation, she found a solution that worked for her.

A miracle transformation…

“I was so, so happy when I discovered Proactiv+. It changed everything!”

Having discovered the Proactiv+ skincare routine, Jorgie’s skin has been transformed. From suffering from large blemishes, oily skin and soreness, she now enjoys skin that’s clear, radiant-looking and under control. And not only does her skin look beautiful and flawless, it’s had a real impact on her self-esteem.

She no longer has to worry about people judging her for her blemishes and she feels confident when speaking with people, going out and even being filmed in high definition. When before she struggled to even watch herself on screen because of her problematic skin, she’s been able to take on new challenges and opportunities because of her newfound confidence. She’s even had compliments about how radiant and glowing her skin looks, which is something that she thought she’d never hear.

“I get so many compliments on how good my skin is now…which I never thought I would hear…and it’s a massive shock when people say that, because I forget, and I think…I do! I have beautiful skin now!”

Clearing unexpected breakouts

With Jorgie’s recent appearance in I’m A Celebrity…, her skin problems resurfaced while she was in the jungle. With just a bar of soap and water to clean her skin, it was difficult for her to care for her skin properly without her usual Proactiv+ skincare routine. With her blemishes and breakouts still visible when she got home, Jorgie was delighted that Proactiv+ cleared her skin once again when she was back to her usual regime.  

“Proactiv+ not only clears break outs, but it’s lush hydration system leaves your skin looking smooth, glowing and beautiful.”

What Jorgie really loves is that the Proactiv+ range got rid of her blemishes quickly and has been working to prevent new breakouts too. And while the skincare routine has worked to clear her skin, it’s also given her a complexion that’s even, hydrated and glowing.

“It starts to work fast to get rid of the blemishes you have today, and keeps working hard to prevent new ones.”


At Proactiv+, we know how important it is to feel good in your skin, which is why we’ve developed a range of skincare products that really work. For Jorgie, taking control of her skin has made a real difference to her everyday life. For anyone considering trying the Proactiv+ range and for anyone hoping to get rid of pimples quickly, the TV star recommends that you don’t wait to try Proactiv+. For her, it’s been the “miracle” that she’s been looking for.

“You don’t have to suffer with blemish prone skin. Proactiv+ can help…Don’t wait. Take control of your skin today with Proactiv+.”