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Here’s What Happened to my Skin After a Month of Using Proactiv

Acne has been my issue since highschool days. I remember my major breakout during my sophomore year where my cheeks were full of cystic acne. I couldn’t cover them with my hair because I was wearing a hairnet all the time, as a requirement for my COCC training. It was really uncomfortable. Proactiv was already popular by that time and Jessica Simpson (a famous singer in the early 2000s) swears by it. But since I’m still a student, I couldn’t afford it. So I opted for the cheaper alternative like Extraderm – millennials will surely relate to this. Gladly, my acne became lesser especially when I started going to skin clinics for facial treatments. Until I reached college, my cystic pimples were finally gone. But even I’m old now (I’m in my 30s btw), I still experience having “breakouts” once in a while.

So when I received a PR kit from Proactiv, I thought to myself, “After so many years, I can finally try this famous skincare brand.” Let’s see if my skin will be as smooth as Jessica Simpson’s or maybe Kendall Jenner! 😛

Proactiv claims to help you achieve all your skincare goals.

So they came up with a 3-Step Clear Skin System with a new Salicylic-acid based formulation. It is an effective solution to control and balance oily skin, reduce visible pore size, and make skin smoother and brighter.

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Proactiv 3-Step Clear Skin System

The kit consists of (1) Skin Smoothing Exfoliator – to cleanse and smooth, (2) Pore Targeting Treatment – to target and clear, and (3) Complexion Perfecting Hydrator – to hydrate and refine. This kit will help to clear blemishes, improve visible texture and clarity, diminish the look of dark marks and hydrate, and soften skin. Using this 3-step skincare will also prevent future breakouts.

I have this 60-Day Kit sitting in my vanity for quite some time. It took me time before I decided to use it mainly because I have acne-prone skin. I actually have a friend who ended up with more acne after using this. So it’s scary. But still, I took a leap of faith and used it. May facial clinics naman dyan haha. Also, I’m the type of person who’s very lazy using too many products. I have tried the 10 Step Korean Skincare Routine for a few weeks but ended up just using the facial cleanser, toner, and serum alone. So this 3-step system is a big YES for me.

The transition from my previous skincare to Proactiv was smooth.

No purging stage or whatsoever in the first few days and I was really positive about it. Until I reached my 5th day, that’s when I noticed two new pimples came out. Then more pimples started to appear in the following days. Despite the effect, I still continued until my 4th week, hoping all the bumps would disappear. Sadly, it has reached until both of my cheeks feel dry and super rough. That’s when I decided I’ve had enough and I should stop using it. Maybe this is not for me.

Oh well, at least I’ve tried.

I posted some clips in my Instagram Stories (follow me if you haven’t @mommy_rockininstyle_blog).

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My Proactiv Experience – Mommy Rockin’ In Style

I also talked about my Proactiv experience in this video.

To those who want to try, Proactiv products are available at

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21 Comments on “Here’s What Happened to my Skin After a Month of Using Proactiv

  1. good day mommy mhean, di ko pa po na try ang pro activ pero base po sa nadiskubre nyo mukhang epektib po sya at pumuti po ang face nyo. Sana ma try ko din ko sya kapag may pambili na ako sa ngayon kasi needs muna ng mga bata inuuna ko. Salamat sa review,

    1. Effective ang proactiv sayo mommy.Gusto kung ma try ito lalo na oily skin ako .Para din maging smoother and brighter ng skin ko..Thanks sa great review po .

      1. Hindi ko pa po na na try Ito to be honest im familiar po until I read this review/blog po.from your looks po visible po iyong changes and maganda iyong effect SA skin niyo iyong transition is very visible. Must try.

      2. Thank you mommy sa review Parang hiyang po Kato sa ProActiv Ang ganda Ng skin nyo po Ang smooth maganda tingnan diko pa kase na try Yong mga ganitong products Kung bibigyan Ng pagkakatanon o may budget gusto ko Ito e try baka sakaling makikita ko na Ang babagay sa akin ko

      3. Base sa mga review ng Proactiv super ganda ng product na to, sana ma experience ko din magamit to lalo na oily aq, Worth to try❤❤

    1. Dko pa natry ito parang ang ganda, kailangan natn to mga Mommy para looking young parn kah8 my Anak na.

  2. Wow.its really works nga dati kasi hindi ako naniniwala dahil nung dalaga ko meron na kong stretch mark sa butt ko cguro dahil pag nag kaka monthly period mejo nangangate ako .good to hear meron na neto so i relly need this kind of product.. and i hope maging hiyang sakin.

    1. Our skin is our best accessory,Yes.Because if we have a good skin,we are confident diba?By reading this articles,same story and same problem syempre nahihiya tau kasi nga diba nagdadalaga na hehe until now ito parin #1 problem ko,So this it PROACTIVE ,SInce pricey tlga sya,save save muna para ma try this product. Im amazed on ur positive feedback mommy,I wish i could try this one too..

  3. Pag una po siguro magbebreak out part po yun ng effectiveness try ko rin yan mukhang maganda kaso wala pa budget try ko soon

  4. Ako po nung highshool ang gamit ko hanggang sa nagtrabaho ako katialis lang po at skinol ok naman po nawala in nagglow yung skin ko ska katulad niyo wala pa po ako pambili ng mga product na alam ko ma makakatulong talaga sakin kaya nagtiyaga ako sa kung anu yung sulit at abot kaya lang ng bunsa…I want to try din po ng ProActiv kung pagbibigyan po ng pagkakataon someday makabili din ako

    1. Its ok mommy there are products that are not suitable for our skin type. At least you have tried and knew it already. You will find a product that will perfectly match for you.

  5. ang ganda po ng effect sa inyo mommy nahiyang po sa skin niyo , hindi q pa po na expeeience makagamit ng Proactiv products pero im sure po after qng mabasa po blog niyo 100% po sure aq ganyan gagamitin q,, lagi po xe may acne face q simula nung nagpa breastfeed aq ndi q alam qng nasa genes pero nakaka wala siya ng confidence kaya salamat mommy at maittry aqng product

  6. I think I should try this too. I have acnes and blemishes too. Nakakawala ng confidence mamsh.

    1. I’m blessed wla akong breakouts ang greasy skin type. Mejo dry lng sya. But my husband has the same case as yours ma.worst is, may acne scars pa sya…

  7. Good day po . Di pa po nakatry ng ProActiv, Kasi di po afford ng budget. Laking tulong netong product sa mga AcneProne para maboost ang self confidence nila. Kitang kita naman ang ebidensiya na effective siya. Thanks to you Mimsh.

  8. Di ko pa po na try ang Pro Activ. D po kasi affort ng budget medyo mahal .
    Pero ang ganda po ng effect sainyo mommy kita nman po na ng lighten sa face .. Hiyangan din po tlga ang pag gamit ng mga iba’t ibang Products lalo na po pag dating sa mga sensitive skin.


  9. Maganda to kasi 3 steps lang. Grabe nga yung koreans noh kasi 10 steps kaya nila, ako nga na isa lang nakakatamad na.

  10. Same tayo momsh nung highschool ako Yun din problem ko acne Kung ano ano na ginamit ko maxipeel and any other brands and when I got 30’s dun Lang siya nawala pero until now my mga spot pa na Hindi pa natatanggal, hope ma try ko tong proactiv Kung effective siya sakin..

  11. Mahirap talaga hanapan ng magandang skin care pag sensitive skin momsh diba po?napanuod ko yung vlog mo about this,,buti po nag stop kana sa product,,kasi if hiyang ang skin usually 2weeks is long enough para mag improve ang skin. Pero tama po atleast youve tried.

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