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Proactive Plus System with Oil-Free Moisturiser

My friend who had cystic acne used this and was raving about this.  So, I decided to try it out too.

ProActive Plus System with Oil-Free Moisturiser

There was a promotion for the one month supply on television and I jumped online and ordered myself a set.  There are a lot of promotions going around so don’t worry if you missed out on one of the one-month offers.  One thing to note is that, once you sign up for the one month promotion online, you automatically get signed up for ever and they will keep sending you the packages until you call up to stop/quit their program.

On the plus side, ProActive has a 60 day guarantee.  So, if you’re not happy, you can send it back.  However, you do have to pay for postage.  So if you were not happy with the one month trial package, call them up ASAP to stop the program or you will have to pay for the postage back.  You can arrange with ProActive for the package to be sent a maximum of 5 months later instead of every 2-3 months.

Here’s how I found the product.  When I first tried the one month trial package, my skin started flaking in the first 2 weeks to a month.  The flaking was not painful like my experience with Clinique.  It then started to settle down slowly but I had to buy other ProActive products.  I felt that it did take a while to have an effect.  The ad mentioned 7 days to take effect but it took nearly 3 weeks.  I personally cannot tell if the ProActive was 100% the reason my acne started to settle down a little because about that time, I changed my diet.

After the end of one month, I still had plenty left.  I did walk up to the ProActive Counter to ask about the products I bought online.  The salesperson at the counter mentioned that I had bought the wrong products and it’s causing my skin to flake.   She also  mentioned was that the online store was not related to the set-up stores, so you can’t refund anything you bought online at the stores.  That is one thing I personally do not understand as they are the same brand!

One important thing to note is that when using ProActive it did fade my towels.  Not too good, is it?


I personally did not feel that ProActive did much for my Adult On-Set Acne even after using the 3-step system for 3 months straight.  I still have  a fair amount of acne and scars on my face  that did not change in amount after it settled down a little.  I have stopped using ProActive and my acne is still about the same as when I was using it.  Everyone’s skin is different, so it may or may not work for you.

Where to buy:

ProActive Set-up Stores or online


AUD$39.98 (includes Postage and handling) for one month supply (remember to watch out for those deals, as you might score some extra stuff)

Stay Beautiful!!

xx Sam

The start of the adult on-set acne (first post of the acne series)

I have always had clear, combination skin till about 1 year ago when a giant spot appeared on my cheek and refused to go away. That was the start of my adult on-set acne. Each spot took months to heal and left scars and dark spots. As time went on, it got worse and worse (as compared to previously).

I was not aware I had adult on-set acne until my massive spot on my check duplicated. The spots were not the typical pus-filled spots (although there was the occasional ones) but the ones under the skin where it grew bigger and bigger and then happily discoloured the skin. These could not be squeezed out and you just had to ride it out. Some of the spots turned out to be two pimples very close to each other, some even joining at the edges!

Now, the first reaction is to squeeze. Everyone tells you not to squeeze or touch it. I, after a hard lesson learnt, agree. I squeezed and squeezed but the pimple did not give way. I did this every day. The result? A massive hole in my face the size of a crater. So, whatever you do, people…DO NOT SQUEEZE THAT ZIT!! of course, if the pimple is about to bust, I say, Why not? Just make sure your hands are thoroughly sanitized and make sure you wrap your fingers with a clean tissue. There is always germs under the fingernails and the tissue also helps cushion your skin from the sharp edges and pressure of the nail.  And… don’t touch your face unless absolutely necessary!

Below are pictures of my skin, one taken pre-acne (early 2011), the other taken during acne (early 2012).  The picture with the acne does not do the pimpled face any justice but if you look closely, the face is not smooth, slightly discoloured  and the whole face is filled with spots.  Both are taken without makeup.

Keep reading my next posts for more on my acne journey..

Stay beautiful! xx

Face pre-acne (early 2011)

Face during acne (taken March 2012)